Gates Carbon Drive Belt Chain

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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

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2TurnersNotEnough   Cross Country Rider [Jan 14, 2013]

Low maintenance.
Performs well in wet and muddy conditions.
Centertrack belt almost impossible to derail.


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.

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