Gates Carbon Drive Belt System offers a strongerThan steel carbon fiber cord constructionThat givesThe drive high horsepower carrying capacity and compactness. Important: Frames must have a split or opening To allowThe beltTo loopThroughThe rear drive- sideTriangle, design varies by manufacturer Belts lastThreeTimes longerThan chains No lubrication, no stretch, and very low maintenance Moisture, chemical, and abrasion resistant Width: 10mm
Performs well in wet and muddy conditions.
Centertrack belt almost impossible to derail.
Weaknesses: The high tension that the belt requires make it impossible to install the rear wheel without de-tensioning the drivetrain.
Gearing options a little limited
Steel rear pulley may gouge aluminum cassette bodies.
The hight tension puts a large static load on the BB and hub bearings
I recently installed the Gates Centertrack system on my Ventana El Comandante. Once I got the correct length belt, it came together easily. On my first real ride today, I was blown away by the lack of sound coming from the drivetrain and how smooth the bike feels when pedaling. When I mashed the pedals up a few steep pitches, I was pleased that I didn't smack my knees because the belt slipped. I'm looking forward to riding my SS more to really appreciate how the belt drive handles the wet and sandy conditions that I ride in over the Winter and Spring.
Here's the latest picture of my Mono-Belt...So far, still stock (probably staying that way cause I like it)...So far, 300 miles in, must say that next to my Fatty (Mukluk 2), it's my favorite bike! I guess from all the Fat riding I've been doing, the transition to Sin ... Read More »
Right, so like the title says I'm trying to build up a 1991/1992 Haro Extreme frame (elevated chainstay) with Gates Carbon drive.
For parts, I have a White Industries ENO eccentric rear wheel (flip flop).
A brand new CDX center track 60t ring that I got for dirty cheap off of eBay (99 cents to ... Read More »
I've been riding for a year now, and started on a singlespeed, so what better race to pick as a first than singlespeed-a-palooza? It was more fun(and different) than I expected. Pacing was my biggest concern, as I had never even ridden 25 miles on a mtb up until 2 weeks ago, nevermind raced for 25. ... Read More »
What the title says..
I'm curious to try fit a belt drive, however this involves retrofitting a chain/seatstay coupler or splitting the rear dropout with a plate and screws modification..
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Also, cranks are Shimano xtr m952. Are belt rings availa ... Read More »