zero maintenance

No grease or oil needed for a clean drivetrain
Smooth feeling transmission
Advanced carbon cord technology ensures incredible strength

gates carbon drive

The 856 uses a belt driven system by Gates which offers a clean, fuss- free, efficient drivetrain.

It provides a very quiet drive experience which also remains very smooth in operation.

A perfect partner to the Bosch e system, carbon reinforced belts last longer than chains, never need grease and are nearly maintenance-free.

Created by Gates Corporation, a global leader in belt drive technologies, Gates Carbon Drive is the best high-mileage bicycle drive on the market.


zero maintenance

clean efficient cycling
The Gates Carbon Drive uses a belt system which needs zero lubrication.

With a traditional frame design, to remove the rear wheel you would need to split the frame. By designing the chainstay to be in an elevated position, the belt does not run through the frame design.