The Gates Carbon Drive is cutting-edge technology that replaces the traditional bike chain with a carbon-reinforced belt drive.
Gates is a leader in developing innovative drivetrain systems, used in everything from large manufacturing machinery and race cars to electric bikes, and has been in business for over 100 years. EVELO is one of a select few electric bike companies that is offering the premium Gates Carbon Drive system on a variety of our electric bike models.
What are the Benefits of the Gates belt drive?
The Gates Carbon Drive™ has a number of important advantages over the traditional chain system:
Maintenance Free & Reliable
The belt drive doesn’t need grease, doesn’t rust, and is virtually maintenance-free. Because the Gates Carbon Drive™ uses a carbon-reinforced belt, it will never stretch. That means less time fixing chain issues in your garage or at the bike shop and more time riding and enjoying your bike.
Squeaky Clean - No Grease or Oil
A belt drive means no more risk of a greasy mess on your pant legs from the chain. You can throw away those pesky pant clips for good, since the belt drive doesn’t need any type of lubricant. The entire system can be rinsed off without a care.
Smooth & Lightweight
The belt drive system weighs in at about half the weight of a traditional chain. With the Gates Carbon Drive™, you will enjoy a quiet and ultra-smooth riding experience everywhere you go.
Here's how the Gates Carbon Belt works