- lighter in weight, a belt weighs 75 g and a chain soon 250 gram
- less resistance is not officially proven but many call to believe riders experienced
- no maintenance, hardly tension and sand or mud coil and wipe you there so
- lasts longer, approximately 4 times as long as a chain
- in addition to all these advantages it looks beautiful, too and ride the very nice and smooth.
All Gilbertson with mountain bikes Pinion or Rohloff will from 2016 are delivered by default with a Gates Belt Drive. Where previously the choice was from belt drive chain or belt drive will now become the standard. Benefits of Belt Drive: