Gates Carbon Drive

Frame Stiffness Test General Instructions

Bike manufacturers who utilize a Rohloff internal geared hub (IGH) with Gates Carbon Drive system are required to conduct a frame stiffness test. Rohloff IGH and components cannot be purchased without proof of successful testing.

Once testing is successfully completed, manufacturer names are posted to our website under the BIKE MANUFACTURERS AND MODELS LIST.

Testing can occur via the following methods:

  1. Manufacturers can build their own test fixture and conduct the frame stiffness test.
  2. Manufacturers can purchase a test fixture and conduct the frame stiffness test.
  3. Manufacturers can send their frame to any of the regional contacts for testing.

BUILDING A TEST FIXTURE

Manufacturers can build their own test fixture and conduct the frame stiffness test. Carefully review all the links below for details. A test report must be submitted to Gates as proof of successful testing. Please allow 5-7 working days for feedback from Gates. Once passed, manufacturer names are posted to our website under the BIKE MANUFACTURERS AND MODELS LIST.

For questions regarding fabricating a fixture contact:

AMERICAS

EUROPE

ASIA / AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND

ATTN: Marc Seemann
Gates Carbon Drive
1551 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202
Send email to Marc
Phone: 303-744-4593

ATTN: Chris Harris
Universal Transmission, GMBH
Walkmühlenstr, 194
99974 Mülhausen, Germany
Send email to Chris
Phone: 49 3601 888 6484

ATTN: Ken O´Rourke
No. 6 Lane 105
Shiangshang North Rd.
West District, Taichung City, Taiwan. 403
Send email to Ken
Phone: +866 4 2301 6876


Important links for BUILDING A TEST FIXTURE:

Assembly Instructions
Fabrication Drawings
Step by Step Measurement Instructions
Video demonstration of test fixture

Submit Test Measurement Report
List of Passed Frame Stiffness Test Bike Manufacturers and Models

PURCHASING A TEST FIXTURE

Manufacturers can purchase a test fixture and conduct the frame stiffness test. A test fixture can be purchased from Universal Transmission in Germany, please contact Universal Transmission for pricing and availability. Carefully review all the links below for details on method to conduct testing. A test report must be submitted to Gates as proof of successful testing. Please allow 5-7 working days for feedback from Gates. Once passed, manufacturer names are posted to our website under the BIKE MANUFACTURERS AND MODELS LIST.

For questions regarding purchasing a fixture contact:

ATTN: Chris Harris
Universal Transmission, GMBH
Walkmühlenstr, 194
99974 Mülhausen , Germany
Email: chris.h@carbondrive.net
Phone: 49 3601 888 6484

Important links for PURCHASING A TEST FIXTURE:

Assembly Instructions
Step by Step Measurement Instructions
Video demonstration of test fixture

Submit Test Measurement Report
List of Passed Frame Stiffness Test Bike Manufacturers and Models

SEND A FRAME FOR TESTING

Manufacturers can send their frame to any of the regional contacts for testing. Manufacturers are responsible for shipping costs to and from testing facilities. Test reports will automatically be submitted with this form of testing and manufacturer names will be posted on the BIKE MANUFACTURERS AND MODELS LIST.

AMERICAS

EUROPE

ASIA / AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND

ATTN: Marc Seemann
Gates Carbon Drive
1551 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202
Send email to Marc
Phone: 303-744-4593

ATTN: Chris Harris
Universal Transmission, GMBH
Walkmühlenstr, 194
99974 Mülhausen, Germany
Send email to Chris
Phone: 49 3601 888 6484

ATTN: Ken O´Rourke
No. 6 Lane 105
Shiangshang North Rd.
West District, Taichung City, Taiwan. 403
Send email to Ken
Phone: +866 4 2301 6876