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Bike Tech

Just watched a youtube vlog from a rider of a high end road-bike recommending essentials for every journey, which included spare inner tube, chains links and multi-tool etc.

It got me thinking… I’ve spend 8 yrs riding around a bike with belt-drive, gear hub and Schwalbe puncture resistant tyres and I’ve never had a problem with any of them (approx. 20k km) - admittedly I may be just lucky.

So my Friday question is… why are so many high-end bikes (all genres) still sold with metal chain, puncturable tyres, and derailleur gears? Often paying thousands for - in my opinion - way outdated unreliable 20 century parts.

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