Team Gates Carbon Drive Showcases New Singlespeed Carbon Drive Bikes from Spot
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.
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.
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.
Have you subscribed yet? You're missing out if not. Get all-original content and your cyclocross fix throughout the year with a subscription and Issue 23 back copy, with features on Lars van der Haar, Jonathan Page, Elle Anderson and more!
Previous entry SoCalCross Season Opens in L.A.
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.
Joseph depends on the rider and conditions but this actually can take a derailleur if you change your mind.
"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.
I'd buy one... if they got rid of the front derailleur mount and the cable guides for the shifting bits.
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.
I couldn't find any information on their site in regard to being made in USA.
Can you confirm where they are made?
@JonWienandt Go buy a Civilian Le Veut Deluxe ... Not as sexy but they are pretty good bikes and it is what you want ...
@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.