Gates targets high-volume urban bike market with expanded product line

Kieran Howells
Gates targets high-volume urban bike market with expanded product line

Gates is targeting the high-volume European urban bike market with a new crankset assembly designed to work with Thun bottom brackets and the most popular geared hubs.

Gates will show the S150 crankset, plus new products including longer belts and components designed for Pinion and Rohloff, at Eurobike 2016.

Consisting of an alloy crank integrated with Gates' lightweight CDN composite sprocket, the S150 assembly offers Gates performance at a lower price. Gates Carbon Drive Director, Todd Sellden, says: “The S150 is a plug-in solution for high-volume bike manufacturers. It shows our commitment to providing complete Carbon Drive systems that simplify drivetrain installation and maximize OEM factory efficiency.”

The S150 cranks are available in black or silver and ship installed with a 46-, 50- or 55-tooth CDN sprocket. Gates partnered with Thun on the design of the S150, which is compatible with Thun’s Zumba bottom bracket line. Zumba BBs are pre-engineered to enable optimized belt lines for all the leading internally geared hubs: Shimano Alfine and Nexus, NuVinci, Rohloff, SRAM and Sturmey Archer.

Gates Carbon Drive will introduce a range of other new products for bikes and eBikes at Eurobike including158-tooth and 168-tooth CDX belts and lower-cost CDN rear sprockets 

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