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Trek District 2010 Gates belt drive

Old 04-24-21, 05:30 PM
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Trek District 2010 Gates belt drive

There is one of these for sale locally, it's gray and orange. I'm not allowed to add photos. Looking for pros and cons. He's asking $700. Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-24-21, 05:33 PM
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Out of curiosity, what's the reason for 10 posts before being able to add pics?
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Old 04-25-21, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by 356geoff View Post
Out of curiosity, what's the reason for 10 posts before being able to add pics?
Probably to reduce the risk of spammers, advertising, etc.
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Originally Posted by 356geoff View Post
There is one of these for sale locally, it's gray and orange. I'm not allowed to add photos. Looking for pros and cons. He's asking $700. Thanks for any help.
Do a quick Google for the price of replacement belts.
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Old 04-25-21, 07:49 PM
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I love Mine, I bought a spare belt. Never used it. The belt will out last a 30 chains for sure!
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Old 04-26-21, 02:13 PM
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Thumbs up for the belt drive. My bike has one and I love it. It will out last a chain, is silent and needs no maintenance.
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Old 04-27-21, 11:44 AM
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That looks like a fun, simple single speed that should require almost no maintenance.

Itís probably pretty light.

Make sure the drive ratio works for you, keeping in mind the terrain you plan to ride. Belt pulleys are more expensive and less available than gear sprockets.

I had a similar bike, a Trek Soho Deluxe. Itís the same frame, but with disc brake on front and roller (hub) brake rear, and a Shimano Nexus 8 speed internal gear hub.

I really liked the Gates belt. Did not like the weak and heavy rear brake, and had some issues with the IGH.

I think the price might be a bit high for the one youíre looking at. Not sure, though. If itís in excellent condition and is what you like, you probably wonít go wrong.

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Originally Posted by 356geoff View Post
Out of curiosity, what's the reason for 10 posts before being able to add pics?
To prevent spammers and to get people involved in the forum. If you are interested in bikes then you will want to post around and you will get to 10 posts fairly quickly but if you are just here to use us as Google or Alta Vista then obviously go there.

The bike could be great but would love to see it Hopefully you are interested in bikes and willing to join the forum so we can see it. Gates Belt Drives are excellent and if the bike is in excellent condition with few to no miles and has been regularly tuned it might not be absolutely terrible but the bike was only $1100 new so $700 might be a little high on a 2010 bike that isn't super special in any way. Not a terrible bike but nothing so special aside from the gates drive but those are becoming easier to find these days.
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