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    Belt Drive Fixed Gear MTB

    was perusing Gates website and found they now offer a 6 bolt belt cog. naturally I was intrigued. ordered the cog/belt/pulley then collected some parts from my shop.

    while waiting on the parts was hit by a car on my roadie (also a fixie, by happenstance) so the project got shelved for a couple of weeks. completed it once my palms healed up enough and have since been out flogging it in Cameron Park.

    rides smooooooth with no drivetrain flex or tight spots. it will be interesting to see how the belt holds up to the task long term.

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    BUILD:
    Spot Brand Rocker frame (853 steel)
    Gates cog, pulley, and belt (39/22 for a 1.77 ratio)
    SLX cranks
    RaceFace bb
    King headset
    Krampus fork
    Surly/King Rabbit Hole front wheel
    Knard 29x3 tubeless
    WTB TCS Trail 29 rear wheel
    WTB Bronson 2.2 tubeless
    Elixr9 brake w/180 rotor
    S-Works carbon post
    Synchros saddle
    On-One Mary bar
    Oury grips
    Origin8 stem
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    Cool! I was planning to drill/mod a standard gates cog to do this, having no chain stretch / back lash issues on a fixie would be nice. I still don't have a belt compatible frame yet, but the Stache looks promising....

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    yeah, the drivetrain is very smooth. you won't regret it when you source an appropriate frame.
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    Very interesting.

    What will it say that the frame has to compatible?

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    The rear stays need to separate in order to get the belt on. Some simply state "Gates belt drive compatible".


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    The term Split Stay is also used sometimes

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    If you have access to good framebuilder/reputable shop - they can put the split on your frame (steel frame for sure, no clue about CF or Alu)
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    Ahh yes of course, I didn't think of that. Thanks

    It looks plain awesome, that belt system!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxxdk View Post
    Ahh yes of course, I didn't think of that. Thanks

    It looks plain awesome, that belt system!
    Totally, I never thought of belt+FG combo
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    That's strickly for ballers. Awesome.
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    UPDATE: over 1,000 miles of smooth, trouble free trails.

    swapping out the krampy front end for a salsa cro-moto 15mm TA fork and king/flow wheel in a week or so to drop a couple pounds off the front end.
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    Thumbs up! Looks like a really nice ride and I'm sure it is.

    I have an older Gates belt system on my fixed gear track/street bike. It's really sensitive to belt tension but apparently this new system works better in that regard.

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    Man, lost out on an auction for a Spot Brand belt SS frame. Wanted to experience the smoothness!
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    Awesome looking bike, Dang that's a lot of miles on a fixie in 6 months
    I've been inside too long.

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