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    belt drive-internal geared hubs

    I'm considering a used Trek Soho with belt drive and Shimano Nexus 8 hub.Most of my riding is on rail trails and bike paths.How suitable is this bike for this type of riding?

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    I dont know much about these systems except heard its hassle free and totally silent. I say get it and report on here how good it is.
    2010 Custom Carbon JBC, 1990 Ricardo Pinnacle, 1988 Ricardo Elite, 1983 Ricardo Varsity, 1990 Peugeot Hurricane, 1977 Dawes Galaxy GT, 2007 Pinarello F3-13, Custom aussie made 1980 Columbus SL racer, 1975 Calton Rapide, 1995 Olympia Fusari, 1993 Basso Viper.

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    As an owner of a belt-driven, IGH-equipped bike my advice is to save your money until you can afford a new bike. Technology continues to improve as these bikes hit the market. The new CenterTrack system from Gates is a big improvement over the original system and so far is only available commercially on Spot Brand bikes.

    http://spotbrand.com/
    Gettin' my Fred on.

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