Love your belt drive but find the black a bit, boring? Starting today Gates Carbon Drive Centertrack belts are finally available in another color. Initially offering just the new Carbon Drive Red, the introduction is a way to gauge interest in colorful belts.
Of course, style has as much to do with the new belts as anything else. Colorful chains have always been popular for single speeds and bikes with IGHs, but the color tends to fade over time. In addition to getting a drivetrain that is quiet and grease free, the new Carbon Drive Red belts offer a lasting pop of color for your ride.
In addition to the belts alone, Gates has partnered with a few brands to launch the new red option. That includes the all new Spot Brand ACME Open…
As the latest addition to the Spot Brand collection, the ACME Open is designed to be a high end commuter for anyone looking for the benefits of a step through frame. That’s right, unlike a lot of brands, this step through frame is designed as a unisex bike perfect for anyone that wants to ride in “a skirt, a kilt, skinny jeans or a suit.”
Equipped with the new Gates Carbon Drive Red belt and a Shimano Alfine 11 speed IGH, the bike includes hydraulic disc brakes, Ergon GA1 grips, and Alex rims with Shimano hubs.
Also available separately, the limited edition red belts are sold in 113, 115, and 118 teeth, which you can use the Gates Drive Calculator to find the right fit for your ride.
Along with Spot Brand, Gates has partnered with 3 other brands to launch the new belts. Coinciding with the release of the belts in Europe on March 1, Schindelhauer will be using the belt on their Red Race singlespeed. Individual red belts will be available for purchase in Europe starting on April 1. Other brands include Flying Machine with their custom titanium F-One, and Budnitz Bicycles with their Porsche 918 Spyder inspired Gates X No.1 City Cruiser.