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Belt Drives and Gearboxes: Will they take over the world?

Learn how to integrate a Pinion gearbox and Gates Carbon Drive system into your next frame.

At the seminar, Gates will show a full suspension Nicolai Ion with a Pinion gearbox and Gates Carbon Drive with a backside idler to educate North American builders about the rapid advances and innovations in gearbox bike design taking place in Europe. Gates is engaged in R&D testing with backside idlers on full suspension bikes and is seeking builders and collaborators to test approved designs.

Speaker Bio: Gates Technician Ben Castaneda and Pinion North America Lead Tech Marc Seemann will answer your toughest technical and design questions. Short Company Bio: Gates Carbon Drive is the award-winning bicycle belt drive system from Gates Corporation, a global leader in belt drive technologies for industrial, automotive, and motorcycle industries. No rust. No grease. No fooling. Gates is the North American sales and service partner for Pinion, the innovative German gearbox that pairs perfectly with Gates Carbon Drive to create the durable and low-maintenance alternative drivetrain of the future--today.