Gates Carbon Drive

Clean - Smooth - SImple

Revolutionizing Cycling

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, Gates wanted to not only improve cycling, but revolutionize it. So they created the Gates Carbon Drive.

Gates Carbon Drive belts use carbon fiber in a urethane body. The belts don’t rust, stretch or need oil, and last three times longer than a chain. Paired with Gates Carbon Drive sprockets, they provide the smooth ride cyclists want, without some of the downsides of the traditional bike chain. The Gates Carbon Drive system is stronger, quieter and requires less maintenance. 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.


Gates Carbon Drive Parts

Bike Knack is proud to provide Gates Carbon Drive parts to individuals and dealers. We are also happy to provide detailed advice on choosing a system that will meet your needs. We can alter gear ratios or upgrade from CDC Mudport to CDX Centertrack. The CDX Centertrack system allows for easy belt alignment and lower belt tension, leading to longer bearing life and improving performance on less rigid frames. CDX Centertrack Blue, Black and now Red belts are available in 108- to 125-tooth lengths. 

CDX Front Sprockets (22- to 70-tooth) mount on standard 130 mm BCD 5-arm or 104 mm BCD 4-arm crank spiders, as well as Bosch or Pinion spline. CDX Rear Sprockets can be fitted to Rohloff, Nexus, Alfine, Nuvinci, Sram G8, Sram E-matic, 9-spline, 9-spline 6-bolt, Surefit 3-lobe and thread-on (freewheel and fixed) configurations. Gates also supplies CDX Cranksets for both manual and Di2 shifting. Tandem bikes can use a CDX Tandem Belt and 66, 69 or 74-tooth CDX Tandem Sprockets. Bike Knack also provides Gates Carbon Drive parts for CDC Mudport Belts, CDC Mudport Front Sprockets (5- or 4-arm, 46- to 60-tooth) and CDC Mudport Rear Sprockets (Surefit 3-lobe, Sram G8 and 9-spline 6-bolt).

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