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Yess introduces belt drive cruiser

19 04 2016

The Yess BMX belt drive race bike, powered by the Gates Carbon Drive system, got a lot of hype last year.

It was definitely a big departure from conventional BMX drive trains.

When I finally got a chance to give it a once-over at Interbike, I was impressed. At the same time, I thought to myself, “I doubt they’ll ever get around to making a cruiser version.”

Well, as it turns out….Yess did get around to making a cruiser version.

BMXNews.com dropped the news over the weekend.

yess belt drive cruiser

It will be offered as a complete, kitted out with BOX components, Arisun Tires and a specially-fitted-for-Carbon Drive Onyx rear hub. (Check the full parts breakdown over at BMXNews.com)

Drivetrain Deets 

  • 50-tooth Gates Carbon Drive System Ring (Aluminum)
  • Rear Cog: 22-tooth Gates Carbon Drive System Pulley (Aluminum)
  • Belt: 108-tooth Gates Carbon Drive
  • Gear ratio 1 : 2.27 (which is similar to 41/18)

yess belt drive 24

List price is $2900 ($US, I believe) with a $200 discount incentive if you purchase before May.

Great to see the latest in BMX tech (like this and the 24″ carbon Speedco frame) making its way to the cruiser class.

(All pics: BMXNews.com)

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4 responses

19 04 2016
artgecko1

really cool but at that price I will wait for the trickle down

29 11 2016
The Grands were off the chain | cruiser revolution

[…] Drew pulled off the impressive win — and the title — aboard a YESS cruiser kitted out with a belt drive drivetrain. (Just like the one we talked about back in April.) […]

12 12 2016
How Motley bested comp with a Belt Drive | cruiser revolution

[…] Paul Tolme of the Belted Blog caught up with USA BMX’s Cruiser Champ recently to talk to him about his “off the chain” win on his Gates Carbon Drive-equipped Yess cruiser. […]

31 12 2016
Top 4 Cruiser news stories of 2016 | cruiser revolution

[…] Yess debuted a belt drive cruiser in April and it definitely caught our attention. Belt drives had been attempted in the past…but were quickly discarded (due to middling success) for more conventional drive trains. This time, it seemed a more robust version had been developed. But like most “innovations”, the best way to judge it’s success is out in the field. […]

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