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    what does every one think

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    Belt drives are nice. They are smooth, mud resistant, but expensive. I think they are more novelty. I'll stick with the tried and true chain.

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    hum.. was wondering if any one had one..
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    Here is a review by someone using a belt drive on a Surly. Though not the Redline, he has some experience with the belt drive, if that is what you are asking about.

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    was looking for a review on the redline one...
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    Monobelts aren't out yet and I have not seen any reviews posted to date. I have ridden the Spot and the center tracking belts are solid

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    sweet thanks
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    belt chains are more of a novelty I think.

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    I've never tried belt drive, so I can't comment on it. I can comment on chain drive. I've never had any trouble with it. If you keep the chain lubed and adjusted they are reasonably quiet. It's also easy to change gearing. I'm also not crazy about the idea of a bolt-together frame. If you consider the parts spec on the Monobelt, the belt drive comes at a premium of about $500. That's a lot of money for something that has not been proven and possibly still has some kinks yet to be worked out. I'm sticking with chain drive for the time being. I go though a chain and gear set a year on my Monocog, and I pay about $80 to replace them.

    That being said, if belt drive bikes prove themselves I wouldn't be opposed to buying one
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