Belt Drive vs. Chain

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by David Jacalone, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. David Jacalone

    David Jacalone New Member

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    Why are there not more belt drives (to the rear wheel) like the Golden Eagle used in frame-mount kits? Thanks.
     
  2. takeitez

    takeitez New Member

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    To take a guess I would say that because most of the kits are built to the same standard (not so great). I am guessing that it costs more to have a workable rim (for the belt to pull) then it costs to give you a crappy sprocket. Though in some ways the chain is a little easier to use. It doesn't stretch out and it doesn't need replacing as often as the belt. It DOES need some basic maintenance on that is basically the same as a normal bicycle chain. These kits are made for the average joe to throw on his bike and the people who designed it probable assumed the costumer would already know basic chain maintenance.

    Again, this is just a guess and I don't own any belt drive bikes. I have heard they are great but that the belt needs occasional adjusting.
     
  3. robin

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    My friend says the belt drive system is lighter -- you can change your rear tire much easier and quicker--you have 4 basic gears i beleive on the GEBE system and it takes 2 minutes to change gear cogs -- most guys carry a spare belt -- it is quieter no clanging gears noise -- i wish i started with this system.
     

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