Our Carbon Drive A8 hits every target when it comes to low maintenance, high performance bikes. The Gates Belt Drive is what truly makes our A8, and indeed our belt drive bike range, truly special. Its inclusion ensures a far quieter ride, as well as there being no maintenance. You won’t have to change the chain, or have to deal with any dodgy grease stains down your legs. On top of the improvements you’ll see in performance and comfort, our Carbon Drive A8 also offers vastly improved durability. Gates’ belt drives will last at least twice as long as a chain drive, usually far longer than that, meaning that you’ll have far less to worry about, and can just get on with cycling. Every ride with your Carbon Drive A8 will be an effortless breeze, breathing so much new life into your cycling experience.
Carbon Drive A8: Specifications
Frame: 7005 alloy construction and relaxed city hybrid geometry. Fully compatible with mudguards and rear carrier.
Fork: Alloy fork reduce weigh and give precise steering
Transmission: Gates carbon belt drive system with clean, silent, low maintenance & fast pick up, perfect for urban bikes.
Gears: Shimano Alfine 8 speed hub gears gear ratio 0.527-1.615.
Gear Control: Shimano 8 speed trigger shifting
Brakes: Shimano 447 hydraulic discs give safe stopping power in the wet and dry.
Wheels: Shimano Alfine rear hub and an alloy QR front with alloy triple chamber rims. Light and fast rolling with low maintenance hub gears
Tyres: Continental contact 700×35 with safety anti puncture strip.