Team Gates Carbon Drive Showcases New Singlespeed Carbon Drive Bikes from Spot

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The new team bike for the Gates Carbon Drive team: the Spot Rallye.

The new team bike for the Gates Carbon Drive team: the Spot Rallye.

Singlespeeders, start your engines. Since the Gates Carbon Drive made its way onto the cyclocross scene a couple of years ago, the brand has formed a team and pushed the limits of singlespeed racing on new bikes each year. For 2013, they’ve introduced the new Team Gates Carbon Drive cyclocross bike, the Rallye from Spot Brand.

TRP's Hylex shifters are designed for singlespeeding.

TRP’s Hylex shifters are designed for singlespeeding.

Based in Colorado, Team Gates Carbon Drive launches into its fourth ’cross season with plans to once again belt the competition and dominate the singlespeed race category in the Rocky Mountains and beyond. The goal: “be ambassadors for SS cross and spread the gospel of belt drive.” The team roster includes Cristina Begy, Brian Hutchison, Taylor Jung, Ryan McFarling, Taylor Nye, Jesse Swift, Derek Strong and Mitch Westall.

Of course, the bike is carbon-drive-equipped.

Of course, the bike is carbon-drive-equipped.

The team bike is equipped with Stan’s Iron Cross Pro wheels, TRP Hylex brakes, Crank Brothers Candy 3 pedals, and FSA seatposts, cranks, stem and bars. Other sponsors for the team include Primal for clothing, and Jinji Cycles as the bike shop sponsor.

TRP disc brakes for singlespeed stopping.

TRP disc brakes for singlespeed stopping.

 

 

 

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36 comments
Shane Stratton
Shane Stratton

Pimp Chris Cooper Mathew Portell Ryan Smith Gary Banks

Jim Hainen
Jim Hainen

Now all we need to do after the stem riser is installed is gear it for the road and it will really be something I would like.

Lara Hanson
Lara Hanson

I think it I test ride I might buy one.

Cyclocross Magazine
Cyclocross Magazine

Joseph depends on the rider and conditions but this actually can take a derailleur if you change your mind.

Joseph Camilleri
Joseph Camilleri

...but single speed for a cyclocross bike, is ideal? Or better with gear option?

Rhys May
Rhys May

Dream job. (Being a bicycle tester for cx magazine, that is)

Aaron Hoppe
Aaron Hoppe

Damnit, why do I want a $3k non-custom aluminum single speed?! Their marketing must be working

David Henke
David Henke

Id like to see a review of this compared to their older mod ss. They both look very similar...

Michael Hall
Michael Hall

The carbon fiber in that belt drive is processed in Columbia, MO. Thank you, very much

fbhidy
fbhidy

"TRP’s Hylex shifters are designed for singlespeeding" in the photo caption is more than a little a bit off. Calling a brake lever a 'shifter' especially on a single speed is just silly.

Mondo Kopua
Mondo Kopua

Hey CX Marlborough NZ - check this out!

Mike Wright
Mike Wright

I'd buy one... if they got rid of the front derailleur mount and the cable guides for the shifting bits.

JonWienandt
JonWienandt

some day I hope to be able to afford a bike with Gates belt drive. $2600 is a little out of the budget for this season.

David McLean
David McLean

I have too many bikes that I don't ride... this makes me want more.

FrameBuilder
FrameBuilder

I couldn't find any information on their site in regard to being made in USA.

Can you confirm where they are made?

Thanks! :)

craigmacintyre
craigmacintyre

@JonWienandt Go buy a Civilian Le Veut Deluxe ... Not as sexy but they are pretty good bikes and it is what you want ...

cyclocross
cyclocross moderator

@FrameBuilder It was our complete error. The sticker says "Braincrafted in CO" and we saw crafted and immediately thought "Oh, not just designed." They are made in Taiwan. We've made the correction in the FB post as well. Thanks for the note, and Spot made sure we corrected it too. Sorry for the confusion. 

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