Gates Carbon Drive


Ideal for long-distance tandem touring and racing, the Gates Carbon Drive stoker drive connects two riders to gain all the benefits of a light, smooth, clean ride. Carbon Drive minimizes backlash for a perfectly meshed system. Our tandem stoker drive is significantly lighter and lasts three times longer than an equivalent chain stoker drive. 

With the Gates Carbon Drive tandem stoker drive you'll experience more durability, minimal maintenance, and longer life than any chain. But the coolest part about the tandem stoker is that it can usually be retrofitted to any frame that meets the center distance requirements.

The Gates Carbon Drive tandem stoker drive saves a significant amount of weight, reduces maintenance, and lasts longer than an equivalent chain stoker drive.

  • The frame does not require a break to use the belt, the system can often be retrofitted
  • Use is limited to frames that meet the center distance requirements 
  • There are multiple center distance options for fitment in both 8mm and 11mm configurations
  • Riders should choose the combination of belt and sprockets that best matches their frame's measured dimensions between captain and stoker bottom brackets.

For more tandem stoker drive specification and product options, visit the Tandem section of our Technical Resources module