Belt Drive Electric Bikes

Curious about belt drive electric bikes? This drive system is increasingly popular in North America and offers some great benefits including smooth shifting, low maintenance, and excellent durability. Discover the Gazelle electric bikes with belt drives and learn more about this system below!

Belts With Benefits

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Electric bikes with belt drives offer a wide range of benefits, from being delightfully low maintenance to extremely quiet to ride. Shifting is smooth and near-silent, and as belts don't rust or require lubrication, cleanliness is not a concern. Another benefit of belt drives is their longevity--a belt will typically last longer than a chain. If you're looking for an electric bike that is easy to maintain, consider one with a belt drive.

Best In Class

Make any hill as flat as Holland


Quality, heritage, and innovation are at the core of the Gazelle brand, so naturally, we chose the highest quality belt drive on the market from a 100+ year-old company to spec on our electric bikes, the Gates Carbon Drive. A weather-resistant polyurethane exterior protects a network of strong, stretch-free carbon fiber tensile cords, to create a durable and dependable drive to power every shift. Experience equals excellence! 

Meet the Belt Bikes

You can leave your car


We have several belt drive ebikes in our fleet, multiple Gazelle Ultimates, as well as the Avignon C380 and Arroyo C5. All bikes feature the Gates Carbon Drive paired with an internal hub shifter, either the Shimano Nexus 5-speed hub, the Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub, or the Enviolo CVT 380 trekking hub with a 380% ratio range. The combination of the belt drive with the internal hub makes for exceptionally smooth and quiet shifting.


Relaxed and Refined

Gazelle Arroyo C5

The Arroyo C5 HMB Elite features the Gates belt drive which offers smooth and quiet shifting. In addition, The Arroyo C5 HMB Elite features a powerful Bosch Performance Line mid-drive motor. Neither headwinds nor hills are a problem with this bike. The battery is integrated into the frame, lowering the center of gravity to improve stability, while providing a sleek look.

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Luxurious and Comfortable

Gazelle Avignon C380

The Gazelle Avignon C380 is the electric bike for any errand or adventure. Specced with Enviolo's robust, stepless shifting gear hub, switching between gears is smooth and seamless — whether you are pedaling or stationary. The Gazelle Avignon C380 HMB gives you the ultimate level of comfort; it's Gazelle's most comfortable ebike.

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Powerful and Elegant

Gazelle Ultimate C380+

The Gazelle Ultimate C380+ HMB is the electric bike for any errand or adventure. Sporty urban bike and comfortable touring bike, powered by Bosch’s formidable Performance Line Speed motor, and specced with the Enviolo 380 trekking internal gear hub, the C380+ creates an easy riding experience in any conditions.

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Style and Speed

Gazelle Ultimate C380 - 2023

The Ultimate C380 HMB is the perfect combination of a comfortable touring bike and a sporty city bike. It provides an excellent ride, taking you from A to B in style, speed, and convenience. Featuring an Enviolo trekking hub which adds the convenience of stepless shifting. And what's more, its attractive frame is sure to turn heads.

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Graceful and Sporty

Gazelle Ultimate C380

Specced with the Gates carbon belt drive and an Enviolo CVT trekking hub, the Gazelle Ultimate C380 delivers a stunning 380% ratio range and elegantly stepless shifting. Combined with the formidable Bosch Performance Line motor and integrated 500 Wh battery, this bike can tackle any route.

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Dynamic and Comfortable

Gazelle Ultimate C8

Combining the Gates carbon belt drive and Shimano 8-speed Nexus hub, the Gazelle Ultimate C8 offers a smooth, silent shifting experience. Paired with the powerful Bosch Active Line Plus motor and a graceful, comfortable frame geometry, this is the perfect bike for getting around town, and beyond.

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About Gazelle

130 Years of Excellence

Since 1892, Gazelle has produced bikes of exceptional quality, comfort, and value, inspired by our love of cycling and belief that bicycles should be accessible to all for daily life, and the long haul. Our thoughtful approach to design and relentless commitment to innovation drive us to create bikes to meet the needs of all types of riders, now and in the years to come. Discover more about this rich history and the joy of riding a Gazelle.

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