“The bike boom of the past year has proven that the world wants and needs bicycles and drivetrain solutions that help more people ride,” says Joe Menzel, General Manager – Global Mobility at Gates. “We invite product managers, dealers, consumers, journalists, and industry executives to visit us in Hall A3, Stand 300, to learn about our wide range of belt drive products and engineering resources.”
Below is a snapshot of some of the innovative bikes Gates will display:
Like a sports car on two wheels, the Diamant Opal Esprit + features a Gates Carbon Drive belt synched with a Bosch Performance CX motor and Enviolo continuously variable hub for seamless shifting and powerful pedaling. Gates belts are the perfect application for high-torque motors, which rapidly stretch chains.
Modern Dutch Style
With multiple prizes under its belt including an IF Design Award, the No.1 is a stylish and fully integrated speed pedelec from iconic Dutch brand Gazelle. With assist up to 45 km/h from its Bosch motor, the No.1 rolls fast and true thanks to a Gates belt that performs in the worst weather and road conditions.
Riese & Muller was an early adopter of Gates Carbon Drive technologies, and the German brand continues to push the envelope of modern e-bike design. The Superdelite GT Vario HS is a cross-town or cross-country charger with a Gates approved belt tensioner that enables flawless pedaling and full-suspension comfort.
Featuring a proprietary 240-watt Super Light propulsion system, the Specialized Turbo Como SL 5.0 is a 48-pound speed pedelec that excels as a year-round commuter or errand runner. With a lightweight step-through frame, rack, integrated lights, fenders, and basket, it turns work into play.
Belt-driven electric motorcycles show how Gates technologies enable new forms of low-carbon transportation. The Cake Ösa ANT from Hookie is a fully customizable e-moto designed for cross-town rides or quiet forest journeys.
Evari is a new UK brand that is pushing the envelope of modern eBike design and integration. The mates a Bosch motor and Gates Carbon Drive system with super-efficient Onyx hubs whose ceramic bearings enable faster acceleration and minimal rolling resistance.
The SUB Way
The SUB from Dutch touring bike specialist Santos can be customized for virtually any use, from road touring to bikepacking or fast commuting with the addition of a Pendix motor. No matter the configuration, all SUBS come with a Gates Carbon Drive belt.
With their load hauling abilities, electric cargo bikes are powering new forms of car-free urban living. The Yoonit is a mini cargo bike that fits into small spaces and carries up to 190 kilograms of weight—with the option to add a Shimano STEPS mid-drive motor for flattening hills. Yoonitbikes.com
The Pinion gearbox is a leap forward in drivetrain reliability. Designed in New Zealand, the Zerode Katipo uses a Gates approved backside tensioner that keeps the belt perfectly taut while crushing climbs and descents. With no derailleur and no chain slap, the Katipo is a quiet missile.
Created by one of the most progressive brands in mountain biking, the Saturn 14 GPI features the long, low, and slack “geolution” geometry pioneered by Germany’s Nicolai Bicycles. With its low-maintenance gearbox and belt, the Saturn 14 GPI is a trail bike made for conquering mountains.
The Nicolai Argon CX Pinion is a Swiss Army knife bike with a belt and gearbox drivetrain that performs on gravel roads, muddy cyclocross courses, or busy urban streets.
Visit Gates in Hall A3, Stand 300 to see these bikes and learn about the five Gates Carbon Drive product families: SideTrack, CDN, CDC, CDX, CDX:EXP.
This article is sponsored by Gates.