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Belt Drive

Joe Bike is North America's premier belt drive bike shop. Whether you're looking for a singlespeed belt drive cyclocross racer or a custom-built world tourer with Rohloff and a belt, you've arrived at the right place.

We live breathe and sleep belt drive bicycles because they are so quiet, strong, low maintenance, have no rusty, oily or greasy chains and are super reliable. These are some of the reasons why we think that Belt drive commuter bikes are THE Ultimate and best commuter bikes for anyone who loves form, function, and a fantastic ride.

The belts, made by Gates Carbon Drive will generally give you 3000 - 5000 miles vs a standard bike chain and casssette that will usually need to be replaced every 500 - 1000 miles. 

This love of efficiency is also why we love Dynamo Lights and Dynamo Hubs.

Soma Wolverine v3 Gravelo 650b or 700c
$2,300.00 - $2,900.00
Think of the Wolverine Gravelo as an off-pavement randonneur, a 700c or 650b (your choice) 2 x 10 build that we've optimized for adventures far from pavement, where the deer and the antelope play in the middle of the road, just like you. There's a higher-level Gravelo, which we call the Powerplant build. It includes a Shutter Precision dynamo hub, a Busch & Mueller Luxos U front light that charges your phone or external battery, and a Busch & Mueller tail light (your choice depending on mounting position). We can build up the Gravelo with either the standard QR steel fork, the thru-axle steel fork, or the QR carbon All-Road fork. Pricing shown here is based on the QR steel fork. The Gravelo joins our other Soma Wolverine builds: the Daily Grinder city build and the Weltgrinder Rohloff touring build. The pictures below show Gravelo builds from the past few years, and some of them have specs that differ from those listed here. The current colors for the v3 frame are gloss red and gloss black.
Marin Presidio 4
$2,349.00
Finally in stock! Presidio 4 is the successor to the Fairfax SC6 and among the very best-spec'd, best-conceived, best-equipped commuter bikes on the market. It features Gates Carbon Drive (belt drive), an Alfine 11 internally geared hub, Alfine thru-axle dynamo hub, Supernova lights, Tubus Racktime rack, color-matched metal fenders, and a kickstand. Compare it to our Daily Grinder commute version of the Soma Wolverine, and you'll find mostly identical specs as well as a few differences: -Presidio has an aluminum frame and carbon fork, whereas the Wolverine Daily Grinder has a Tange Prestige cromoly frame and either a cromoly or carbon fork. -Presidio has Continental Sport Contact II 700 x 32 tires, while the Wolverine Daily Grinder has wider (700 x 38) Panaracer Pasela gumwall tires. --Presidio comes with higher gearing than Wolverine: 50/22 vs 46/22, although we give our customers the option of 46/22 with Presidio for a small upcharge ($65). How to know which ratio is for you? If you don't have steep hills to climb and/or a lot of stuff to haul around, and/or if you're a strong rider who likes to go fast, 50/22 should do well for you. If you have climbs to do like those in the West Hills of Portland, or if you're in Seattle, San Francisco, or other hilly locales, 46/22 is better. If you're not sure which one you'll like better, don't hesitate to ask us for guidance.
Montague Allston
$1,899.00
The Allston is Montague's new full-size folder featuring belt drive, Alfine 11 internal gearing, hydraulic disc brakes, a rack that doubles as a kickstand. And it uses Montague's new DirectConnect folding mechanism for a stiffer, stronger bike with easier folding.
Marin Presidio 3
$979.99
The Presidio is Marin's dedicated commuter bike, designed with low maintenance and adaptability in mind. Its efficient design gives it the speed of a road bike, while its comfortable yet sporty geometry keeps you aware of what's going on around you, making it perfect for moving rapidly through urban streets. The lightweight aluminum frame feature all of the attachment points and braze-ons that commuters demand, while the internally geared rear hub requires little to no maintenance for the life of the bike. The Presidio's myriad of purpose-built commuter components helps you worry about the commute, and not worry about the mechanicals. The Hydraulic disc brakes offer more than just safe, secure stopping power in all conditions, but also enhances long-term service, as there are no cables or housing to wear out. Puncture resistant tires ensure your commute isn't abrupted by debris in the road, and their reflective sidewalls help keep you visible in low light conditions. A semi-plush saddle, ergonomic grips, and large platform pedals are ideal for riding comfortably in a variety of clothes and shoes and make it easy to get out and enjoy your commute. - Gates Carbon Belt Drive - 8-speed internally geared rear hub
Soma Wolverine V3.0 frame
$398.00
Some sizes are still available at the closeout price of $389. Email us with your size and color preference. The Wolverine v3 frame features updated dropouts to withstand extreme riding styles and loaded, off-road touring and bikepacking. The new 3.0 features IRD’s Broski dropout design, which promises better durability and less slip than conventional sliding dropouts. It also features the internal anti- rust coating of other Soma frames The original inspiration for the Wolverine was “monster cross”, but it is seriously so much more. Its geometry is stable enough for off road touring, but sporty enough for all-around adventure. With its sliding dropouts, you can turn it into a single-speed CX bike. With a split in the seatstay, it is compatible with Gates Carbon Drive. The version 3.0 features the new and extra stiff IRD Broski sliding dropouts. - Tange Prestige heat-treated CrMo front triangle; butted CrMo rear end - Clearance for 700x45c tires w/ fenders - 650b compatible with clearance up 2.2" - Rear hub spacing:135mm - Gates Carbon belt drive compatible - Fork choices (all sold separately): lugged flat-crown CrMo quick-release, straight-blade thru axle, or carbon AllRoad QR - Braze-ons for rear rack and fenders (disc brake-compatible racks only) - 1-1/8” size headtube
Marin Fairfax SC6 DLX frameset
$259.00
These are new framesets (not complete bikes) that had been assembled into complete bikes at the factory. Alloy frame, carbon fork. Compatible with a chain or belt, and with conventional drivetrains, internally geared hubs, or single speed. (Note that if you use a belt, your gearing options are limited to either single speed or an internally geared hub.) The bottom bracket is eccentric, but belt tension is independent of that, so you don't need to mess with the bb when you change a tube or tire or when you reinstall the rear wheel for whatever reason. Want to build your frame up with a conventional drivetrain? Order the rear derailleur hanger along with the frame (see Related Items). *Note that there is no place to mount a front derailleur.* Headset and seatpost collar included. Note: some of these framesets are from the "2016" model year and others are "2016". The only difference is a subtle change in graphics, with the 2017/2018 having a bit more white striping. The photo here of the complete bike is of a 2016. Please let us know your preference in the notes field at checkout. We'll do our best to honor your request.
Raleigh Cadent i8 belt-compatible frameset
$199.00 $550.00 64% Off
Did someone say Fun Bike Project? Did someone say inexpensive belt-drive bike? Now you can build up your own disc-brake, belt-drive bike without spending very much at all. The Cadent frame can be built up almost any way you like: belt/singlespeed, belt/internal gearing, chain/singlespeed, chain/internal gearing, or (with an available derailleur hanger) chain/conventional derailleur. Drop bars can be used instead but will affect handling and body position a bit--remember drop bars will effectively lengthen the cockpit, so you may want to downsize if you're geometrically on the fence. The Cadent i8 frame has a basic road geometry but is designed for flat or swept-back handlebars. It excels as a speedy around-town bike but can be used for much more. Constructed of AL-6061 custom-formed butted alloy tubing with a seatstay splitter (so the belt can go in) and an eccentric bottom bracket shell. Carbon fork with alloy steerer. Includes a quick-release seatpost collar and a headset. Does not include a bottom bracket. Room for tires up to about 36mm. Fender and rack mounts. Belt guard can be removed. This frame is notably lighter than the beefy Raleigh Misceo i8 framesets that we also have, and of course the carbon fork is much lighter than the Misceo's steel fork. These frames are new but were assembled into complete bikes at the factory before we got them.
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