Belts With Benefits
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
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
We currently have two belt drive ebikes in our fleet, the Gazelle Ultimate C8 and Ultimate C380. Both bikes feature the Gates Carbon Drive paired with an internal hub shifter. The Ultimate C8 is specced with a Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub, while the Ultimate C380 has the Enviolo CVT trekking hub with a 380% ratio range. The combination of the belt drive with the internal hub makes for exceptionally smooth and quiet shifting.
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.
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.