The Gates Carbon Tension Tool is a must-have accessory for all cyclists who have bicycles equipped with a Gates Carbon Belt Drive system.
The tool allows riders to quickly and precisely measure the correct tension on the carbon belt when removing or adjusting the rear wheel. It's also great practice to check your belt tension every 3-6 months.
The Importance Of Proper gates Carbon Tension
Proper belt tension is essential for optimum operation of the Gates Carbon Drive System. Lack of belt tension can lead to tooth jump or "skipping", when the teeth of the belt slide over the teeth of the rear sprocket. Too much tension can damage the bearings within the rear hub, can cause the system to drag, and can increase the wear of your drive system