Can gates carbon drive create custom length belt?

hkckoo

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Michalovce
The shortest belt that I have found online is 108T long, I have unusually short chainstay (275mm) and even with a crazy useless gear ratio combination like 72T-39T (biggest sprockets and chainrings that I have found) I would need chainstay length at least 290mm.
I know veer cycle offers split belt pro option where they can shorten the belt to any length, but veer only offers very limited sprockets/cogs/chainring options. smallest cog they offer is 28T, which is useless for my situation.
 

scrambler

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I doubt they do one offs, but they are the ones to ask to.

Regarding Veer, can't you use their smallest rear cog and increase the size of the front one to get the ratio you need?
 

hkckoo

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Europe
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Michalovce
I have contacted gates about this and waiting for a reply back. I have also contacted veer, but they explained that their system is not compatible with gates. indeed, from the photos the cogs looked identical
https://www.veercycle.com/collections/all/products/enviolo-rear-sprocket-replacement
https://shop.carbondrive.net/en/CDX-Rear-Sprocket-22T-9-Spline/CDXR229S-AM
but I got this:
These parts are not compatible. We use a different tooth profile from Gates. Our tooth size is smaller and closer together. Also, we have a different guiding system than the Center Tack used by Gates. The ridge on their sprockets will not allow our belt to seat in properly. You can not mix and match our components.
 

kevinmccune

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I have contacted gates about this and waiting for a reply back. I have also contacted veer, but they explained that their system is not compatible with gates. indeed, from the photos the cogs looked identical
https://www.veercycle.com/collections/all/products/enviolo-rear-sprocket-replacement
https://shop.carbondrive.net/en/CDX-Rear-Sprocket-22T-9-Spline/CDXR229S-AM
but I got this:
Good luck, see if those belts that you can splice together can be made to work for you, maybe a tensioner with a large arc or movement, one day I hope to see a bike drive with a fractional hp drive belt and common pulleys , maybe not as glamorous as gasp"carbon fiber" should be doable,I will bet somebody somewhere has done this.
 

scrambler

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USA
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Bay Area, CA
If I remember well, the veer belt is wider, so definitely not the same cogs