Maker of the Carbon Drive, Gates, has uploaded a series of web videos explaining the benefits of the chain-replacing technology, as well as tutorials on how to install and maintain the system.
Aimed at educating dealers, mechanics and the bike shop sales forces, CarbonDriveU provides a visually compelling, up-close look at the technology and the key steps and concepts for working on it.
Carbon Drive has been a smashing success, but as a relatively new technology we feel it is important to give industry workers who are handling it a detailed look at the important procedures, says Todd Sellden, technical director for Carbon Drive Systems. "Carbon Drive is just as easy to work on as a chain drive, but it requires some new knowledge."
CarbonDriveU consists of five videos, which can be accessed by clicking on 'training' at www.carbondrivesystems.com Total viewing time is about 15 minutes. The first video, Introduction to Carbon Drive, provides an overview of the system, which consists of two sprockets and belt embedded with carbon fiber cords that provide high tensile strength.
The next four videos cover how to install, maintain, sell and integrate Carbon Drive with internally geared hubs. These are meant to be viewed by bike industry employees and require viewers to enter a username and password.
After watching all five videos, viewers are asked to answer a series of multiple choice questions that help cement key information. Dealers who ace the quiz are eligible for prizes from Gates.