Gates Carbon Drive
Resources & Tips for You
We've collected all of our resources for you—owner's manual, technical manuals and technical bulletins—in one convenient place: here.
We are thrilled you have chosen a bicycle equipped with Gates Carbon Drive™ System. Get ready for the ride of your life. To optimize its performance, be sure to access the Carbon Drive Owner's Manual below in your preferred language. You'll get proper installation, maintenance, and tensioning tips.
For a deeper dive into how to maximize your Gates Carbon Drive System on your bicycle—including engineering drawings frame requirements, geared hub integration, and more—reference the technical manuals below:
SureFit™ 2 Sprockets
9-Spline 5mm Wide Sprocket Base
Tension Recommendations for Shimano STEPS
Shimano 3-speed Nexus
Front Sprocket Mounting Tab
Shimano Alfine Di2
Dust Cover Interference
Sliding Vertical Dropouts vs Eccentric Bottom Brackets
Tandem Stoker Drive
Frame Stiffness Testing
The stiffness or a frame's rear triangle plays a major role in the performance of the belt drive system. For bike manufacturers, Gates offers frame stiffness testing to ensure frames meet requirements. Bicycles with Rohloff hubs, in particular, have specific frame stiffness requirements. Learn more.