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Gates Unchains the Windy City

  September 10, 2021

Gates is proud to be exhibiting at all three CABDA shows in 2021

In 2021, the US experienced a bike boom, the likes of which had not been seen in fifty years. Bike dealers in Chicago also experienced this demand surge, and against this backdrop the annual Chicagoland Area Bike Dealers Association (CABDA) is returning to the shores of Lake Michigan later this month.

The first show – CABDA Midwest – will be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Chicago from September 15th to 16th, 2021. CABDA is open only to dealers and is a B2B show, which allows Gates to focus on the more technical aspects of our products, as well as forge new relationships with dealers in one of the US’ largest cities. The Gates booth will showcase three bikes equipped with Gates Carbon Drive, as well as technology from our North American partners, Pinion.

If you are a dealer attending CABDA Midwest, and you’re curious about Gates bike products, visit us at booth 930 to see what we have on offer.


Nicolai mountain bike on a trail
A Nicolai G13 GPI on a mountain trail.

The Nicolai G13 GPI combines cutting edge technology, top-of-the-line craftmanship, and a Gates belt drive mated to a Pinion hub to provide the ultimate mountain biking experience. Thanks to its unique geometry and full suspension, no trail is too tough for this bike.


Marin Presidio 3 Side Profile
Marin Presidio 3. Isn’t it sleek?

The Marin Presidio 3 is primarily a commuter bike equipped with a Gates belt drive for maximum comfort and minimal maintenance as you make your way to the office. But when the weekend rolls around, throw on some saddlebags and take the bike for a spin in the countryside. You really can ride this bike any way and anywhere you like.


Trek District 4, equipped with Gates Carbon Drive

The Trek District 4 uses a Gates belt drive and an internally geared 8-speed Shimano hub – already a great combination. Add in features like a front dynamo hub and disc brakes, and you get a stylish and speedy commuter bike.