Sven here, this is my Schlick Northpaw on a recent ride along the Lake Michigan shoreline. I really dig the Rohloff and Gates Carbon Drive for conditions like this where the bike is often in the water and always right at the waterline. Lake Michigan is much higher this year so many of the beach areas we could previously ride are often submerged so getting wet is part of the game! Plus, maintenance on the drivetrain is much lower than with a traditional derailleur system.
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