Single speed and a chain that isn't a chain ...

by timlennon   August 19, 2010  

No doubt I'm exposing my ignorance here, but someone in Wimbledon is parking a grey Trek single speed with what looks like a rubber chain on it: i.e. there are no links, and the teeth seem to be of the same material as the chain / belt.

I was just wondering if anyone's seen this before, and whether it offers significant advantages / disadvantages?

(For the record, I've decided I'll have to buy a geared road bike next time - I can't hack Wimbledon Hill without gears!)

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Its a belt drive trek Soho. Belt drives are becoming very popular for commuting bikes, as they dont need oiled and last a long time without wear.

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posted by STATO [449 posts]
19th August 2010 - 11:56


I'm about to get a belt-drive mountain bike. I'll let you all know how it goes...

posted by ir_bandito [62 posts]
19th August 2010 - 12:26


belt drive mtb eh? what kind?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7788 posts]
19th August 2010 - 20:10


One of those Trek District carbon with a hub gear would be quite tasty for commuting

posted by atlaz [172 posts]
19th August 2010 - 21:12