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E-Bike Pioneer, Flyer AG, Chooses Gates Carbon Drive to Help Riders Unchain Their Commute

E-Bike Pioneer, Flyer AG, Chooses Gates Carbon Drive to Help Riders Unchain Their Commute


MUSIC PLAYING Flyer is one of the
pioneers of e-bikes. The experience of an
e-bike is fantastic. It sure is nice
on those days when you’re a little
bit less motivated, or when it’s raining, or
when you have to stop and buy a groceries on the way home. What we see is unbelievable
growth in market. And from our estimation at
least the next 10 years, it will be around
10% growth average. The reason is the
magic of the product. It is so fun. And if something is so
fun, people love it. And of course, they want to
combine fun with high quality. And then we need all the
products giving high quality. And this is now coming
up from all specialists. And Gates is such a specialist. Gates is excited to be
part of the e-bike industry and really to push it forward
into the 21st century, because e-bikes are a real
modern transportation solution. They’re really driving this
whole personal mobility revolution we’re seeing
around the world. Gates Carbon Drive is
a belt drive system designed for bicycles. Gates makes the belt, which
is called Carbon Drive because there’s carbon
fiber cords, which give it its real high strength. Gates also makes the
sprockets or the pulleys which the belt revolves around. And so it’s a real nice system
for a bicycle manufacturer. It’s a real plug
and play solution. And it really shows how
Gates application engineers can study an industry and really
develop a complete drive train solution to meet the
needs of that industry. One nice point about
the Carbon Drive system is that it’s really a
low maintenance system. It lasts seemingly forever, much
longer lifespan than a chain, doesn’t need to be lubricated. It’s nice for the touring rider. It’s quiet. Our users are not
bike mechanics. So from that point of view, the
comfort we give to the people is immediate. It’s exciting to
work with Flyer bikes because they’re
a real innovator. They’re designing
modern electric bikes with beautifully integrated
componentry that are just marvels of modern engineering.

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