Gates Carbon Drive recently attended the world's largest bike industry trade show, Eurobike, held annually in Germany, where we introduced a suite of new cycling components and presented a curated collection of leading belt drive bikes.
The Gates Carbon Drive booth was crowded with visitors all three days of the show, and many remarked that there were more belt drive bikes and eBikes at Eurobike than ever before. Here’s a peak at some of the new 2018 bikes and eBikes we presented.
The Ion G16 EBoxx E14, above, provides a glimpse at the future of electric mountain biking. This rugged eMTB from Nicolai features Rohloff wireless electronic shifting, Gates Carbon Drive, a multi-chamber downtube with an integrated battery to power the Bosch CX drive, plus a Fox chassis and beefy 27.5+ tires.
The XD2 Urban from HNF-Nicolai epitomizes modern electric bike design: RockShox Recon suspension fork. Large-volume tires. A powerful Bosch Intube battery and Bosch Performance CX mid-drive motor, Nuvinci N380SE continuously variable shifting, and a strong and clean Gates Carbon Drive system.
The Outback, pictured above, is a new bike-packing rig from Tout Terrain. The Pinion gearbox paired with a Gates belt drive system is increasingly popular with global bike travelers due to its durability and low maintenance. The Outback in our booth will be equipped with new Cinq Shift:R shifters for Pinion.
The Schindelhauer Hektor is the fixed-gear race bike of Team Schindelhauer-Gates, the 100% belt-driven racing squad from Berlin. The team proves with every race the power of Gates Carbon Drive.
The Nicolai Ion G16 GPI is the ultimate low-maintenance enduro bike. With a 600% gear range in the Pinion gearbox, plus a sturdy Gates belt drive and a frame with Nicolai’s Geolution geometry, this rig is made to fly.
The XD02 from 2R E-Bikes uses a Kappstein Doppio two-speed bottom bracket and EBikemotion rear hub drive paired with a Gates Carbon Drive and batteries integrated in the downtube for a stylish, high-performance ride.
The red machine above is the UD1 from HNF-Nicolai. It combines the performance of a scooter with the portability of an urban bike. Available as a speed pedelec, the UD1 is driven by a powerful Bosch motor integrated into the hydroformed frame, with continuously variable shifting and a Gates belt. Plus a stylish Wingee carrier.
YessBMX shows the strength of Gates Carbon Drive, which is UCI approved for World Cup BMX racing. Race Proven. Rider Approved. Podium Ready.
The Coboc ONE Brooklyn represents a new class of minimalist and stylish eBikes. Rear hub, Gates Carbon Drive, downtube-integrated batteries: A modern electric bike for today’s urban cyclist.
In addition to these bikes, Gates will show a suite of new components including the S550 Direct Mount Crankset, below, which offers increased beltline adjustability and a modern, clean aesthetic.
Gates also presented new rear sprockets for Shimano internally geared hubs, plus a line of aluminum rear sprockets in Carbon Drive’s CDX:SL group for Pinion gearboxes, as well as new components for leading mid-drive eBike systems. For mechanics, Gates introduced several new tools including a Professional Belt Tension Tester and a Professional Frame Alignment Tool for assembly factories. Learn more about Carbon Drive’s big Eurobike news on Bike Europe.