Gates Carbon Drive Partners with Fallbrook
CEDAR PARK, USA – To develop a range of new e-bike products, Fallbrook Technologies and Gates Carbon Drive announced a close technical cooperation.
Gates, maker of the Gates Carbon Drive belt system, will introduce three new rear sprockets specifically made for use with Fallbrook’s NuVinci N360 Hub. These sprockets can be joined with new Gates front sprockets for the Bosch GEN2 e-Bike system, allowing manufacturers to create next-generation e-bikes that combine the clean and low-maintenance attributes of both the Gates belt drive system and Fallbrook’s NuVinci transmissions.
‘Complementary to our products’
“The Gates Carbon Drive is a complementary to Fallbrook’s current product line,” stated Chris Vasiliotis, NuVinci product manager. “We do extensive research and look for cooperation with technology partners such as Gates who develop innovative products,” Vasiliotis continued.
Combination with Bosch
At Eurobike 2013 Gates Carbon Drive introduced new sprockets to use in combination with the Bosch system. “Gates likes to partner with the leading technology brands in the bike industry, and the NuVinci transmission is a game-changer,” says Todd Sellden, director of Gates Carbon Drive Systems.
Fallbrook’s cooperation with Gates dates back to 2007, when a custom sprocket was designed to mate with the original NuVinci N170 drivetrain. The original combination of NuVinci, Gates, and Bosch goes back to 2011, when the first concept bike with an electric Bosch motor, Gates Carbon Drive, and the NuVinci N360 drivetrain was presented and later put into production by cutting-edge German bike manufacturer GRACE.