Whether you should choose the belt drive variant as a single speed - or the variant with a chain and 11 gears depends on the intended use. Here is the comparison:
Single-speed belt drive
The Gates Carbon Drive belt system makes your Curt lightweight and quiet. In addition to the exceptional look, the belt drive is clean, durable, maintenance-free and quiet. Carbon fibres give the belt drive a longer lifespan compared to a conventional chain.
The single-speed belt drive is the one for you if you live in a mostly flat area where the climbs are either short or not very steep. You should expect that you will have to get out of the saddle once in a while, so we recommend it if you like sporty riding and like to use your legs.
In need of extra gears for your daily rides? The gearing configuration with a chain gives you all the options to choose from when you next tackle a hill. The 11-gear configuration is the one for you if you live in a very hilly area where your rides involve long and steep climbs. Here you can shift down the gears before the climb and continue pedalling comfortably - the motor does the rest.
It is generally possible to switch from single speed to gearing with chain and vice versa, we offer the necessary parts, but please understand that this is quite costly and time consuming. Contact us for more information!