Gates targets urban bike market with new product line

By Stephen Frothingham

At Eurobike, the company will show products to fit cargo bikes, cruisers and Pinion gearboxes.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates is targeting the high-volume European urban bike and e-bike market with an expanded product line it will introduce at Eurobike at the end of this month. The company also will show new products for use with Pinion gearboxes and Rohloff hubs.

The line includes a new S150 crankset assembly designed to work with Thun Zumba bottom brackets, which are designed to optimize belt lines for all the leading internally geared hubs from Shimano, NuVinci, Rohloff, SRAM and Sturmey Archer.

“The S150 is a plug-in solution for high-volume bike manufacturers. It shows our commitment to providing complete Carbon Drive systems that simplify drivetrain installation and maximize OEM factory efficiency,” said Gates Carbon Drive director Todd Sellden. The S150 cranks are available in black or silver and ship installed with a 46-, 50- or 55-tooth CDN sprocket.

The company will also introduce longer CDX belts (158- and 168-tooth) designed for use on cargo bikes and cruisers with longer stays.

It will launch a new lower cost CDN rear sprocket, made with an engineered composite body combined with a stainless steel core with Gates’ Surefit …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News