Gates Carbon Drive


Global trekking, high-mileage touring, competitive racing, or rugged off-roading: Gates CDX™ line performs in the harshest conditions. Rooted in technology originally designed for dragsters, our CDX line brings similar power, reliability, and durability to bicycles. Less weight. Instant engagement. More fun. 

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GatesCarbonDriveTensioner installed on a Bosch Gen3 motor

NEW tensioner (OE Only)

Gates recently launched a new tensioner compatible with CDX product lines, that accentuates the benefits of belt drives and makes it easier for manufacturers to convert from chain to belt. The tensioner features a simple, elegant design, streamlining back-end assembly and adjustment. It eliminates the need for complex sliding dropouts or eccentric bottom brackets and can eliminate the need for a frame break in the rear triangle for some frame designs. Most importantly, the new tensioner is low maintenance, faster to adjust and more reliable, providing less risk of improper tension and wheel misalignment.
NOTE: The tensioner is designed for original designs only and is not intended or available for aftermarket retrofits.

Gates Carbon Drive spider assembly for Shimano


For spider assembly information, refer to the Assemblies Module.