Bicycle Times is one of the coolest new bike mags because it highlights transportation bikes that appeal to urban commuters and real people who prize the practical, environmental attributes of cycling. The magazine is currently testing a Trek Soho with Carbon Drive, and will feature a full review in issue No. 6, so make sure to subscribe. Here’s a preview from a blog post they wrote about the bike:
“The Gates Carbon Belt Drive is super quiet and requires no maintenance, while the Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub and drum brakes also require very little maintenance. I could be very into having a bike like this that requires minimal fuss, even in our sometimes brutal snow, salty winter conditions”
Low maintenance, minimal fuss? That’s the beauty of Carbon Drive.