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Gates is celebrating the ten year anniversary of the first Carbon Drive. To commemorate the occasion, the brand is introducing various new products, including a limited edition white belt drive, at the 2017 Eurobike show. Early prototypes of Gates belt drives were first seen at the 2007 show on a hard tail mountain bike. At Eurobike 2008, Gates again made gained attention when Fixie Inc and Gates won a Eurobike Gold award with the Five Star bicycle, a singlespeed with a Gates belt. “Ten years ago, many people were skeptical that a belt drive could work on bikes. Now we...

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Making premium handmade bicycles since 1952, Italian company Pinarello have revealed an electric bike or two are on the way. And it's an eMTB, based on the Shimano STEPS 8000 system. The Andromeda Hybrid 9.9 is full carbon, has a 500Wh battery, suspension fork, 29”PLUS, and is based on Pinarello's Dogma XM and XC mountain bikes. No price or release date has been announced as of yet, but with those details, we’d expect it to easily be north of £5k.

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