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.
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)
- 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)
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)