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Belt drive single speeds
« on: April 06, 2009, 08:36:22 AM »
Is this the wave of the future? There is a nice article in this months mtb action as well.
 
http://bicycledesign.blogspot.com/2007/09/belt-drive-singlespeed.html
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Re: Belt drive single speeds
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Re: Belt drive single speeds
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009, 09:11:10 AM »
Is this the wave of the future? There is a nice article in this months mtb action as well.
 
[url=http://bicycledesign.blogspot.com/2007/09/belt-drive-singlespeed.html]http://bicycledesign.blogspot.com/2007/09/belt-drive-singlespeed.html[/url]

I've heard about this on a lot of commuter bikes. It'll be interesting to see how far they go with it.

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Re: Belt drive single speeds
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2009, 10:14:28 AM »
One of the pics in mtb action had a guy riding off road  ???
 
 
Btw, there is a split at the drop out in order to slide the belt through.
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Re: Belt drive single speeds
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2009, 11:08:32 AM »
Spot bikes put these out at the interbike this year, looks like it could be a cool deal if it catches on.  It would be pretty awesome for the single speeds out there ot perhaps a rholoff hub.   we'll see
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Re: Belt drive single speeds
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 11:40:53 PM »
Wouldn't rocks get stuck in the cogs? Lame ill use a chain. Everyone trying to reinvent the wheel. I do like the new electronic shimano stuff, even though it does kill the raw mechanical feel of the drivetrain.

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Re: Belt drive single speeds
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009, 03:35:25 PM »
trek has had a belt drive commuter bike on their site for almost six months.  Looks really sweet, but a bit pricey.  I think they are the only large manufacturer to offer one so far.

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Re: Belt drive single speeds
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 05:25:47 PM »
I know this, if you ride a motorcycle, with a standard steel chain, then you ride on a cruiser with a belt instead, the vibration damping is almost distracting...the potential to smooth out the pedal stroke is nice, and the belts will last much longer than a chain, and stretch much less.

The down side, is they aren't good for the environment, being rubber and all. but outside of that, i am intrigued.

(I wish I had the testicular fortitude, to resist new gadgets on my bike, like NI, sometimes. :p)
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Re: Belt drive single speeds
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 08:52:47 PM »
NOt all the belts are rubber.  The ones I have seen are carbon......don't know if that is better or worse. Either way my motorcycle has a belt drive and I love it!!
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