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How is my commuter bike doing after 21.000KM?

Jan. 10, 2021 -

This week my trustworthy commuter bike started making strange squeaking noises when braking. It has been just over three years since I started cycling on it. People frequently ask me how the bike is performing and how the Gates Carbon CDX belt drive is doing? Time to have a look at the bike after 21.000KM!

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You instantly forget that you're riding a 21.000KM bike if you see the sun rise on a brand new day!
You instantly forget that you're riding a 21.000KM bike if you see the sun rise on a brand new day!
I use the bike all year long - under pretty much all weather conditions
I use the bike all year long - under pretty much all weather conditions
Only some signs of wear after 11.000KM - and not a single puncture!
Only some signs of wear after 11.000KM - and not a single puncture!
After some cleaning you can clearly see how 21.000KM look on a set of brake pads!
After some cleaning you can clearly see how 21.000KM look on a set of brake pads!
The Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour tires are very reliable
The Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour tires are very reliable
New brake pads installed
New brake pads installed

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