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Gates Introduces Adventure Trekking Sprockets

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DENVER, USA – Gates Corporation, maker of the Gates Carbon Drive belt system for bikes, will introduce new high-mileage sprockets for expedition cyclists and global bike trekkers at Eurobike 2015. The CDX:EXP sprockets are designed for use with Rohloff hubs and offer extended range in abrasive off-road conditions.

Gates Introduces Adventure Trekking Sprockets
The Gates CDX:EXP sprockets are designed for use with Rohloff hubs and offer extended range in abrasive off-road conditions. – Photo Gates

The extra durability derives from the 25 percent increase in surface area compared to regular CDX sprockets. Rohloff is a close partner of Gates, and its hubs combined with Gates belt drives are an increasingly popular application for trekking cyclists who seek a low-maintenance, strong and clean alternative to chains and derailleurs.

Redesigned sprocket interface

Despite their extra strength, the CDX:EXP sprockets weigh only a few grams more than current CDX sprockets due to a redesign of the sprocket interface. The CDX:EXP sprockets are currently available in three front sizes and four rear sizes for consumers who want to upgrade their existing CDX drive. The 39-tooth front sprocket is also designed for use with Pinion gearboxes.

Gates will unveil CDX:EXP at Eurobike because Europe is the global epicenter of bike trekking. “The CDX:EXP sprockets are an example of how we continue to expand the Carbon Drive product line to meet the needs of the widest range of bicyclists,” says Todd Sellden, global director of Gates Carbon Drive.

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