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.
Our current product listing, as well as information about our history, comparisons of our systems and their ideal applications, and answers to your "why belt drive?" questions.
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
Bosch GEN3 Guard Offset
Shimano Alfine Chain Guard Interference
Shimano Cassette Joints (updated)
Bosch GEN3 Spider Mounting
SureFit™ Installation Tool
SureFit™ 2 Sprockets
9-Spline 5mm Wide Sprocket Base
Tension Recommendations for Shimano STEPS
Shimano 3-speed Nexus
Front Sprocket Mounting Tab
Shimano Alfine Di2
Dust Cover Interference
Sliding Vertical Dropouts vs Eccentric Bottom Brackets
Tandem Stoker Drive
We are gathering specs for bike models equipped with Gates Carbon Drive systems so you have access to the original components and our recommendations for replacement parts. A great resource for shop mechanics and users. Learn more.
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.