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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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STATO [508 posts] 6 years ago
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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.

Manufacturer
http://www.carbondrivesystems.com/

Road.cc review...
http://road.cc/content/news/12034-trek-district-carbon-belt-drive%E2%80%A6

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ir_bandito [58 posts] 6 years ago
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I'm about to get a belt-drive mountain bike. I'll let you all know how it goes...

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dave atkinson [6224 posts] 6 years ago
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belt drive mtb eh? what kind?

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atlaz [185 posts] 6 years ago
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One of those Trek District carbon with a hub gear would be quite tasty for commuting