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Team Gates Carbon Drive Saddles Up New Bikes for 2011 Season

  August 22, 2011

Team Gates Carbon Drive will be riding new Raleigh SSCXWC bicycles with Gates CenterTrack drive in 2011.Following up on its highly successful debut in 2010, Team Gates Carbon Drive is back for its second season with new bikes, an expanded roster, a new race-proven belt drive, and its first female member–the legendary Cristina Begy. Stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks. Meantime, enjoy these photos of the new team bike: the Raleigh SSCXWC carbon frameset with the new CenterTrack drive from Gates and spec from FSA, TRP, Easton and others. Weight as pictured: 16.8 pounds.

The Gates CenterTrack drive train on Team Gates Carbon Drive's new 2011 SSCXWC bicycles.A close up of the front pulley on Team Gates Carbon Drive's new 2011 SSCXWC bicycles.A close up of the rear pulley on Team Gates Carbon Drive's new 2011 SSCXWC bicycles.“It’s an amazing bike,” says new team member Tim Lucking, a marketing specialist with Gates. “Super fast, super smooth, super hot. Did I mention super fast?”