It has been a great month of media coverage for belt drive bicycles. The June issue of Bicycling featuring the Editors’ Choice awards saw Carbon Drive go three for three in the commuter/urban bike category. All three urban bikes chosen by the editors feature the Gates belt drive, including the winning Breezer Beltway and runner-ups the Trek Soho Deluxe and Raleigh City Sport DLX. Bicycling also features the Source 11 from Specialized in its City Bikes Buyer’s Guide. For no-fuss commuting and urban riding, Carbon Drive is the premium upgrade.
The editors at Men’s Journal are likewise raving about belt drive bikes. The magazine features the Spot Honey Badger singlespeed mountain bike and the Scott SUB 10 urban bike in the Gear Lab issue now on newsstands. The SUB 10 from Scott, below, is a stylish and speedy urban steed that will get you noticed in city traffic.
Now a little more info on the Editor’s Choice runner-ups. The City Sport DLX from Raleigh, below, is ideal for urban missions and comes fully equipped with disc brakes, a rack, lights, fenders and a smooth-shifting drivetrain featuring Carbon Drive and an internal hub.
The Trek Soho Deluxe, below, is the bike favored by one of the nation’s top experts on commuter cycling, the president of the Alliance for Biking and Walking.
The summer cycling season is fast approaching. Time to get a new bike, leave the car in the driveway and ride.