Belt Drives: How They Work The wonders of a belt drive. en-us <function copyright at 0x610df50> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:29:56 GMT Experience with belt drive
After almost 3,000 miles, the belt looks new and has not needed re-tensioning or any other maintenance. Everyone should be aware that Gates has two different belt systems - a conventional one with side flanges on the cogs, similar to the larger motorcycle systems, and a center-drive that uses a slot in the center of the belt to keep it on. My bike uses a center drive system, which allows the cogs to be open on the sides and bottom. This design is really good at ejecting debris on the belt, and I've never had problems with small rocks getting wedged between the cog and the belt.

I've been riding for the last 40 years and it's unlikely that I'd ever go back to a chain drive for my commuter bike. Silence, cleanliness, and non-existent maintenance are a tough combination to beat. ]]> fc78500a-da1d-11e1-8dbd-1231394043be Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:29:56 GMT
Not an early adopter fc75d79e-da1d-11e1-9d92-1231394043be Fri, 09 Sep 2011 09:35:31 GMT Durability over gravel? fc75d064-da1d-11e1-93c4-1231394043be Wed, 07 Sep 2011 15:03:16 GMT Strida Folding Bike with belt drive fc7594d2-da1d-11e1-9002-1231394043be Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:17:15 GMT Belt Drive Impressions fc75894c-da1d-11e1-b4ce-1231394043be Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:33:12 GMT