Some of the coolest new belt drive bike designs are coming from the growing cadre of custom frame builders across North America. Hoping to spur innovation, Gates Carbon Drive is sponsoring a contest for American and Canadian builders who create the most innovative new belt drive bikes equipped with Carbon Drive for display at the North American Handmade Bike Show in 2012. Gates will award $8,750 worth of cash and product to bike builders who devise the most elegant and innovative sliding dropouts and tensioners, frame splits and other creative designs.
The number of beautiful bikes with Gates Carbon Drive has grown every year, and innovative custom bikes with Carbon Drive continue to win more awards at NAHBS. So, if you’re up for the challenge and have a mad science project in the works, step up to the plate and compete for the opportunity to win money and Carbon Drives and a boatload of free publicity courtesy of Gates. The North American Handmade Bike Show will be held in Sacramento, Calif., March 2-4. Gates will have a booth in Sacramento. Contest entrants must display their bike at NAHBS to be eligible.