For most of my CX season was spent in chase of these guys so now that the season is over (for me at least) lets catch up and learn more about the team and the growing division of single speed... which if you didn't know, I love.
[303Cycling] How did the Gates Carbon Drive Single Speed team get started?
It all started with individuals who are cyclists themselves - Brad Marshall, Frank Scurlock, Todd Sellden and others within Gates Carbon Drive Systems, the global leader in bicycle belt-drive technologies, got together to discuss the possibility of putting a single speed team together to act as brand ambassadors, grow the popularity of singlespeed cyclocross and spread awareness about the advantages of Carbon Drive. I myself didn’t know much about this system, I will be honest, but now I am completely sold – I now have 3 bikes with belt drives. The system is clean, quiet, and strong (I weigh 185 lbs, if someone can put this to the test, I am a good candidate as anyone). As the team has been preaching to all who approached us before and after races, maintenance on this system is easy, just hose it off. The name ‘Carbon Drive’ comes from the carbon fiber cords embedded in the belt. Much more can be found in http://www.carbondrivesystems.com/media/
[303Cycling] Carlos, how did you personally get involved with cyclocross and especially single speed?