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Gates to push micro-mobility at Eurobike 2019

Gates will push micro-mobility and introduce new e-bike products at Eurobike 2019.

Electric micro-mobility will be a prime focus of the Gates presence at Eurobike 2019, which will have an entire hall devoted to light electric mobility devices beyond bicycles.

“Bicycles and electric bikes have proven the durability and strength of our clean and low-maintenance belt drive system,” said Joe Menzel, general manager of Gates Carbon Drive and Global Mobility. “Now we are using that expertise to develop advanced drivetrain solutions for the rapidly evolving micro-mobility marketplace.”

Gates will show its ‘largest-ever’ portfolio of products at Eurobike including new belts, sprockets, cranksets and spider assemblies. New products include more than 60 unique spider assembly options for Bosch 2020 Performance Line Speed, Performance Line CX, Cargo Line and Cargo Line Speed systems. In addition, Gates is offering more than 35 unique spider assemblies for Shimano STEPS mid-motors.

Gates is also introducing a new rear sprocket line called CDC that provides designers of lower-torque mid-motor e-bikes with a value alternative to the premium CDX line. Manufactured of hardened Chromoly steel, the CDC rear sprockets feature the Gates proprietary CenterTrack design and are engineered to meet the demands of urban e-bikes of 50Nm or less.

“Our engineering team works extremely hard to ensure that Gates Carbon Drive is compatible with every top-tier internal shifting system and all of the top mid-motor electric drive systems,” Menzel added. “Our goal is to provide the products that allow designers to make any style of bike belt-driven.”

Eurobike 2019 will open to trade visitors for three business days, 4th to 6th September, followed by Festival Day on 7th September. You can read more about the show in our August edition of BikeBiz.

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