Gates Carbon Drive Partners With BMC Racing Team

Gates Carbon Drive has paired up with the BMC Racing Team to become the team’s official Lifestyle Bike sponsor. Gates will provide riders with the UC01 lifestyle bike, which is centered around Gate’s Carbon Drive. Select riders will also receive the Mass Challenge concept bike, an ultra-lightwieght, singlespeed belt-drive design that sits just above UCI weight limit. Which, of course means Cadel Evans will be in absolute UCI compliance in the case he’s targeted for a random doping control on his daily trip to the market. And the maintenance-free belt-drive ensures he won’t need use of the team mechanics during the off season.

"We are honored to have Tour de France winner Cadel Evans and members of the BMC Racing Team commuting and running errands on belt-drive bikes," says Greg Vigil, VP of Marketing for Gates. "Just like everyday bicycle commuters, pro racers also want a transportation bike that is clean and low-maintenance."

The UC01 and MC01 are built on a lightweight iSC alloy frame and feature carbon forks, disc brakes, and are available in a variety of gearing options.