Gates Carbon Drive Celebrates 10 Years of Belting Bikes at Eurobike
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – It has been ten years since Gates Corporation, the world’s leading seller of belts for automotive and industrial uses, entered the bicycle market with Gates Carbon Drive. At Eurobike 2017, Gates will celebrate a decade of innovation in the bike industry by launching a full suite of new products.
A decade after launching, Gates Carbon Drive belts are now on virtually every style of bicycle: high-powered electric bikes, mountain bikes, cyclocross and BMX and fixed gear track bikes, touring and trekking rigs, water bikes, cargo bikes and more. Gates Carbon Drive is now used by approximately 500 bike brands worldwide.
“Our product line has expanded every year, with 15 belt lengths in our premium CDX line and six in our affordable CDN urban line, plus Carbon Drive Red and colour options with blue or black fabric linings—a total of 32 belt options to meet all the most common OEM requirements,” says Todd Sellden, Global Director of Gates Corporation’s bicycle division. “In addition we now offer sprockets in stainless steel, aluminum and reinforced composite—all engineered to interface with the leading internally geared hubs from Shimano, NuVinci, Rohloff and Sturmey-Archer, as well as with Pinion gearboxes and all of the leading electric bike systems from Bosch, Shimano STEPS, Bafang, Brose, MPF, Go SwissDrive and many more.”
White belts introduced by Gates
Gates (booth A2-204) is commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Carbon Drive by announcing a special edition Carbon Drive White belt, which adds a touch of clean style to bicycles and e-Bikes while highlighting the grease-free, rust-free attributes of the Gates system. The white belt is available for OEM production orders with a 120-belt minimum order.
More new products shown at Eurobike will include:
• CDX:SL, a new line of lightweight aluminium sprockets designed to work with the Pinion C-Line gearbox and at a lower cost than stainless rear sprockets.
• A new splined sprocket for Rohloff hubs.
• An offset sprocket for use with Rohloff E-14 electronic shifting and Bosch Gen2 motors that provides perfect beltlines.
• A new suite of products for Bosch Gen3 including spider sprocket assemblies that support standard and previous motor positions, and provide perfect beltlines for all the leading internally geared hubs including Rohloff, Shimano Alfine and Nexus, and NuVinci.