Gates Carbon Belt Drive

Gates® Carbon Belt Drive

Clean living

The Gates belt drive is the ultimate commuter drive system: it’s clean, light, quiet, and requires zero maintenance.


Unlike chain drive systems, the Gates belt drive doesn’t require any grease. It’s always dry and clean—an extra bonus when you’re riding with your nice pants or squeezing onto a crowded subway.


The Gates belt, rear sprocket, and front sprocket together weigh less than just the chain it replaces.

Low Noise

The Gates belt runs silently—always—unlike a chain that needs regular lubrication to run quietly.

Zero Maintenance

The Gates belt does not stretch (unlike a chain) and will last twice as long. It won’t rust and never needs lubrication—a big plus if you ride in wet, icy weather and roads get salted in the winter.