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Friday, November 21, 2008

The District Belt Drive by Trek

The new District from Trek is the first mainstream production bike to use a belt drive instead of a chain. The carbon fiber composite belt never needs lubrication or the other maintenance associated with mechanically fastened chains. And with less moving parts, you lose less energy to friction/heat and get more energy into moving those wheels.


  1. must...get...bike...

  2. i wonder how often this belt will need to be replaced? especially in climates of large temperature swings.

  3. Not as often as a chain - belt drives have been used in motorcycles for a while now with fewer problems and less maintenance. Plus - it's a carbon composite material, so temperature swings won't affect it.


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