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Team Gates Carbon Drive Launches into CX Season on New Cross Bikes from Spot

  October 1, 2013

Rallye Complete-yellow line

Meet the new Team Gates Carbon Drive cyclocross bike, the Rallye from Spot Brand. Don’t be fooled by its pretty looks. Rallye likes to get dirty. Based in Colorado, Team Gates Carbon Drive launches into its fourth CX season with plans to once again belt the competition and dominate the singlespeed race category in the Rocky Mountains and beyond. The goal: be ambassadors for SS cross and spread the gospel of belt drive. The team roster includes Cristina Begy, Brian Hutchison, Taylor Jung, Ryan McFarling, Taylor Nye, Jesse Swift, Derek Strong and Mitch Westall. Thanks to “Hutch” for the photos of the Rallye in its natural habitat.

Rallye Complete_against rocks

Rallye Complete_against barn

The team bike is equipped with some of the best spec in cyclocross: Stan’s Iron Cross Pro wheels, TRP Hylex brakes, Crank Brothers Candy 3 pedals, FSA seatposts, cranks, stem and bars. Jinji Cycles is our bike shop sponsor, and Primal has once again created some spanking kits for us.


Rallye brake levers


Rallye_front sprocket

Rallye_rear sprocket

Rallye_Spot logo

Rallye_Stans NoTubes

Rallye_TRP and rearend

Rallye_TRP closeup


Rallye Complete_in woods

Smooth, strong and clean, Gates Carbon Drive provides a winning edge due to its low maintenance and light weight. Just hose it off and go grab a beer: no post-race lube job required. And if you do toe the line with us this season, make sure to grab a wheel, go for the hole shot and jump on the Gates train–we don’t wait for greasy chains.