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.
Technical Manuals and Brochures
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
Tandem Stoker Drive (updated)
Shimano 3-speed Nexus Hub (updated)
GEN4 Guard Offset Update
Shimano Di2 MU-UR510
Bosch GEN3 Guard Offset
Shimano Alfine Chain Guard Interference
Shimano Cassette Joints (updated)
Bosch GEN3 Spider Mounting
SureFit™ Installation Tool
SureFit 2 Sprockets
Front Sprocket Mounting Tab
Shimano Di2 MU-UR500 (updated)
Dust Cover Interference
Sliding Vertical Dropouts vs Eccentric Bottom Brackets
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.