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.

Owner's Manual

Gates Carbon Drive Owner's Manual (Cover)  

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.

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Technical Manuals

Gates Carbon Drive Technical Manual   

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:

Gates Carbon Drive Technical Manual Rev 8 (English)
Gates Carbon Drive Technical Manual Rev 7 (Traditional Chinese)
eBike Integration Manual

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