Gates Carbon Drive

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The Gear Junkie Puts a Belt On

  June 22, 2010

Norco_JudanThe Judan is a 25-pound steel single speed mountain bike from Norco. It comes stock with a Gates Carbon Drive, making it a great low-maintenance single track ripper. The Gear Junkie has been riding one this summer and he just posted a positive review. Stephen Regenold, aka the Gear Junkie, calls the Gates Carbon Drive:

“a game changer. The humble bike chain–greasy, gunk-prone, finicky if not lubed and maintained–has been standard equipment for decades,” he writes. “But belt drives, which employ a flexible loop of polyurethane embedded with carbon-fiber cords, give bikers a new option.”

Read the review at Outside online. Norco also makes two other bike models with the Carbon Drive System, the Ceres commuter and the Vesta urban single speed.