- Conti Drive System now has three product lines: premium, eco, and cargo
- New 12 mm cargo product line for special applications such as e-Cargo bikes
- New 8 mm carbon belt for the CDS Premium product line .
New CDS cargo product line with carbon belts for special types of applications
Unlike the 8 mm width in the premium and eco variant, the new cargo line features belt sprockets 12 mm in width made of aluminum/stainless steel, complemented by a 12 mm carbon belt. This product line is aimed in particular at special types of applications such as e-cargo bikes, in which particularly high loads act on the belt drive. The belt's wider sprockets and carbon tensile members result in a much higher upper load limit, and are designed for a maximum gross vehicle weight of 290 kg. An initial sample application for CDS cargo is the e-cargo bike from Hercules.
The new 12 mm carbon belt is based on the 14M tooth profile of the existing aramid belt, and thus offers the familiar advantages of a Continental belt:
- Lower belt tension, and hence better protection for internal bearings and hubs
- Easy to handle and almost maintenance-free (no oils)
- High tolerance values regarding parallelism and angle errors
- Light and clean thanks to a dry run
- Pleasant and quiet ride comfort
The new CDS cargo line joins the existing product lines CDS premium and eco, and complements them perfectly in terms of different applications for belt-drive systems. Continental thus offers belt-drive systems for different bicycle designs. Entry-level belt models, higher-quality bicycles, or special cargo bicycles: the Conti Drive system offers an optimally designed belt drive variant for every bicycle segment (see picture with overview table).
In addition to the new CDS cargo product line, a carbon belt 8 mm in width is being added to CDS premium. Since CDS premium already offers numerous possible uses for all conventional hub gear shifts, e-bike drives, and transmissions, the 8 mm carbon belt constitutes an additional alternative for bicycle manufacturers. With 30 percent more tractile force compared with the 8 mm aramid belt, the carbon variant is used in particular for specifications with increased force transmission or bicycle designs with a high load potential. In particular, transmissions with a high stage reduction as well as drives with a very high torque are among the recommended applications.
CTD belt profiles
Continental offers new opportunities for using belts with the new carbon belt with a width of 8 or 12 mm. In particular, the new cargo product line with sprockets 12 mm in width and carbon belts 12 mm in width has been designed for high loads such as e-cargo bicycles. The 8 mm carbon belt is also a further belt option in the CDS premium product line