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Old November 15th 17, 05:37 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Frank Krygowski[_2_]
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Default Opinions of Gates Carbon Drive system?

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 9:01:26 AM UTC-5, wrote:
I searched dutifully, but couldn't find a thread on this. (I believe Andre might have a bike with Carbon Drive; not sure.) Has this been discussed here?

I would be very interested to hear how the Carbon Drive system's friction losses compare to those of a chain, and how it holds up in heavy use by a serious rider.

Thanks!


Here are test results about efficiency.
https://www.friction-facts.com/media..._Drive_rev.pdf

They measured a loss of an extra watt, so not much extra drag.

If there were big longevity problems, I imagine Andrew would know about them.

- Frank Krygowski
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