Gates Carbon Drive

CYCLING SIMPLIFIED: MEET THE GATES CARBON DRIVE

WHY GATES CARBON DRIVE?

  • Less maintenance.
  • Performs rain or shine and won’t rust.
  • Smooth and strong.
  • If it gets dirty, just hose it off – no grease required.

Consisting of two metal sprockets and a high-strength belt embedded with carbon fiber cords, Gates Carbon Drive is a low-maintenance, chain-replacing technology from Gates Corp., the global leader in automotive and industrial belts. Clean, quiet, light and strong, Carbon Drive requires no greasy lube, weighs less than a chain and will not stretch. Due to its low maintenance and cleanliness, Carbon Drive is a technology makes it easier for people to get on bikes.

PRESS RELEASES

Gates Targets High Volume Urban Bike Market with Expanded Product Line
Gates is targeting the high-volume European urban bike market with a new crankset assembly designed to work with Thun bottom brackets and the most popular geared hubs. Gates will show the S150 crankset, plus new products including longer belts and components designed for Pinion and Rohloff, at Eurobike 2016.

Gates Beefs up Engineering Team with Focus on Cranks and eBikes
Gates Corporation continues to strengthen its engineering and product development team with the addition of two new positions that will focus on areas of strategic growth.

Gates Hires Industry Veteran Chris Vasiliotis to Expand Product Development
Former NuVinci product director and internal hub specialist will oversee R&D and target continued growth for Carbon Drive in urban and electric bike markets

Gates Introduces Adventure Trekking Sprockets, Highlights Durability and eBike Integrations at Eurobike 2015
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 Powers into Stationary Bike Market
Gates Corporation is pushing into the growing stationary bike market, with leading brands including Stages Indoor Cycling, Schwinn Fitness and FreeMotion Fitness using Gates Carbon Drive™ belts on their new models for smooth, strong, quiet and low-maintenance performance.

Gates Carbon Drive™ and Schindelhauer Bikes Create Belt-Drive Fixed-Gear Race Team

‘Schindelhauer-Gates’ to compete in Red Hook Crits, Rad Race series and fixed-gear criteriums and road races in the USA, Germany, England, Netherlands, Spain and Italy.

Gates Carbon Drive Launches Lower Priced Belt Drive for City Bikes
Same carbon technology, designed for relaxed city and urban riding.

Gates Launches ‘Carbon Drive Red’ Limited Edition Red Belts
Bike style is getting a jolt of red. Gates Corporation, maker of the Gates Carbon Drive™ system for bicycles, is launching a series of limited edition red belts called Carbon Drive Red.

Gates Targets eBikes and Showcases Innovative New Bikes and Pedelecs at Eurobike 2014
Gates Corporation will showcase a wide range of innovative bicycles and electric bikes at Eurobike 2014, as it expands the market for chain-free bikes and pedelecs.

Gates Carbon Drive™ Expands in UK with New Distribution Partnership with Velorution 
Gates Corporation’s Carbon Drive business unit increases its UK presence, releases a new IGH instructional video, launches a new Carbon Drive Owner’s Manual, expands its product line, and signs with a new distributor in Spain.

Gates Carbon Drive™ Electrifies North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Gates partners with Bosch, SRAM, BionX, NuVinci, and award-winning builders to create “Custom eBike Showcase” for display at world’s largest custom bike show.

Gates Carbon Drive™ Partners with Light Electric Vehicle Association to Push Belt Drive eBikes
Gates is targeting the electric bike market, which is the fastest-growing category for its bicycle belt drives.

Gates Carbon Drive™ Targets eBike Market with New Belt Systems for Bosch, SRAM, MPF, BionX, and Höganäs Motors
Other new products to be introduced at Eurobike 2013 (Aug. 27-31) include Gates cranks and sprockets for Di2 electronic shifters and Pinion gearboxes.

Gates Corporation Launches New Carbon Drive™ Website Highlighting the Lifestyle Advantages of Bicycle Belt Drives
The new site was created to build brand awareness and demonstrate that Carbon Drive™ belt systems make cycling cleaner, easier, and more fashionable.

Gates Partners with Specialized and SRAM on World Bicycle Relief Project

Every purchase of a Source Two bicycle with Gates Carbon Drive and Automatix shifter results in the donation of a bike to rural health workers in Africa.

Gates Carbon Drive Reaches out to Women with Videos that Highlight Advantages of Belt Drive Bikes

Marketing initiative aimed at recruiting new cyclists seeking clean and stylish bikes, minus the grease

Gates Carbon Drive Becomes Official ‘Lifestyle Bike’ Sponsor of BMC Racing Team
Top pro team receives belt-drive bikes for commuting and errands at race venues

Gates Carbon Drive Creates Cyclocross Team
Team Gates Carbon Drive’s goal is to grow the popularity of belt drive technology at the grassroots racing level

Gates Carbon Drive Contest Offers More than $11,000 in Cash and Prizes to Bike Builders at 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Five winners will be crowned in Belt Drive Bike Design Contest as Gates partners with Shimano and enters second year as official NAHBS sponsor

Gates Carbon Drive Sponsors 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Sponsorship includes Belt Drive Bike Design contest that will award $8,750 in cash and prizes to builders who design the most innovative custom bikes with Carbon Drive

New CenterTrack System from Gates is the Lightest, Strongest, Cleanest Bicycle Belt Drive Ever Created
Invented by cycling innovator Wayne Lumpkin, CenterTrack is the new killer app for cyclists who prize low maintenance and premium performance

Gates Releases CarbonDriveU Web Videos to Educate Bike Shop Mechanics and Consumers about the Carbon Drive System
Five videos explain the benefits of the chain-replacing technology and how to install and maintain it.

Off the Chain! A Conversation with Record-Setting Belt Drive Cyclist James Bowthorpe 
Bowthorpe uses Carbon Drive to set new record for fastest bike ride around the world.

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  Gates Carbon Drive Double Stack Logo

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Gates Carbon Drive Stack Logo

Gates Carbon Drive Stack
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