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Over on BikeBiz.com there was this story on Orange’s belt drive prototype. This bike wowed industry execs with its solid carbon belt drive manufactured by Gates in Dumfries.
Spot Bikes of the US also has a belt-driven bike, and it’s also a carbon belt drive from Gates. 30 of these bikes will be at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo and they’re sure to be booked solid.
This Spot video was only finished yesterday and Quickrelease.tv is airing it on the internet for the very first time (although it was pumped out to QR.tv podcast subscribers first, of course):
Later today Quickrelease.tv, and BikeBiz.com, will be shown around the Gates factory in Dumfries and there will also be a test ride of the Orange prototype. Watch out for a video real soon. Belt drive transmission could be the future. There are some interesting comments about the Spot bike – and pluses and minuses of belt drives - on Twentynineinches.com.