All bikes from 14¨ size use the Gates belt drive as a key feature which has many benefits. It is unique, practical, lightweight, safe and easy maintanence solution that will be endearing to those who appreciate fine technical details.
We use internal HUB gearing on our bikes because we believe this is an excellent option for bikes for little ones. It has a very durable gearing system, it is easy to set the gear even when the bike is not in motion - this eliminates the classic problem of children struggling with gear changing while on an uphill ride. It is easy to understand and operate for kids as less grades gives very wide span of gears (for example, the 3 speed we use on 20 inch gives a span of 5 to 6 gears on a classic cassete gearing system). Additionally, it is resistant to any mechanical damage when the bike is thrown on the ground etc. as it is hidden inside the rear wheel. The belt drive system combined with this unique gearimg creates a smooth compact HI TECH solution we believe kids deserve.