Gates Carbon Drive
UNCHAIN YOUR RIDE
Free yourself from oily, rusty chains, and join the Gates Carbon Drive revolution. Clean. Smooth. Strong. These are the advantages of the Gates Carbon Drive™ System. Our carbon reinforced belts last longer than chains, never need grease and are nearly maintenance-free. Say goodbye to high-maintenance bike chains. Say hello to simplicity and fun.
Created by Gates Corporation, a global leader in belt drive technologies, Gates Carbon Drive is the best high-mileage bicycle drive on the market. Whether you’re an urban commuter, rugged mountain biker, eBike rider, or casual cruiser, Gates Carbon Drive has a solution. Choose from our CDX™ High-Performance or our CDN™ Urban products—each offering specialized sprockets, belts, and cranksets. Grease-free, rust-free, and hassle-free. Revolutionary indeed.
THE STRENGTH OF CARBON
Gates Carbon Drive is named for the advanced carbon fiber tensile cords that give our belts their superior strength – surpassing the ISO standard for chains. Carbon fiber has an incredible strength-to-weight ratio that makes our belts as strong as steel but at a fraction of the weight. Unlike chains, our belts never stretch. Our carbon reinforced belts are paired with Gates patented CenterTrack™ sprockets, which provide industry-leading durability and performance.
- CDX: High performance commuting, trekking, mountain & cargo bikes & eBikes, and extreme conditions
- CDC: City commuting, mid-motor eBikes (75Nm or less)
- CDN: Hub-motor eBikes
- ST: Recreational riding