Originally Posted by wheelbender6
Advantage of friction drive is simplicity.
Disadvantage is rapid tire wear.
Admittedly, I have never owned a friction drive, so take it with a grain of salt.
I'd have to disagree with the rapid tire wear.....been on the same set of tires for 1500 miles and they still have 50% tread left....the secret is to regularly rotate your tires.
Having said that- as soon as I get the money, I'll be buying a Thatsdax rear mounted chain drive set up for my second bike. I want to ride when it's wet or muddy....friction drive does not work well at all in wet weather.