Team Gates Carbon Drive - Cyclocross
Gates Carbon Fiber Belt Drive

Revolutionizing cycling with every revolution.

If you've bought a bicycle in the past 120 years, chances are it’s been powered by a chain. While the trusty bicycle chain has done every cyclist well, we at Gates wanted to not only improve cycling—we wanted to revolutionize it. So we created the Gates Carbon Drive. 

The Carbon Drive makes everyday cycling better, easier and more accessible. It provides the smooth ride cyclists want, without some of the downsides of the traditional bike chain. It’s stronger, quieter and requires less maintenance. It’s grease-free, oil-free and hassle-free. It won’t leave any marks on your pants and you’ll never have to pull over to fix a dropped chain. Come to think of it, revolutionary might not even do it justice. 



A chain suddenly seems like a leash
CATEGORY CHAIN  BELT 
 GREASE YES NO 
 SMOOTH RIDE NO  YES 
 MAINTENANCE A LOT  A LITTLE
 RUST YES  NO 
 CLEAN BY DESIGN NO  YES 
 WEIGHT >200 g  82 g