Belt Lifespan

The lifespan of your belts will vary depending on the road conditions you regularly ride on and the correct installation of the belts. Most riders find the belts last 200-400+ miles, but other factors can cause belts to break prematurely.

How to get the most out of your belts:

  • Ensure they are properly tensioned

Keeping your belts tensioned correctly will lengthen the lifespan of your belts significantly. To find out how to tension your belts correctly, please review the below articles:

Adjusting the Belt Tension (1st Gen)

Adjusting the Belt Tension (2nd Gen)

  • Check for debris

Sometimes small rocks and debris can get stuck under the belts and on the plastic pulley wheel. The best way to avoid this is to try and ride on rock and gravel free surfaces as much as possible. You should check and clean your belts and pulleys regularly. You can use compressed air or a brush to remove any debris.

  • Avoid hard braking

Constant hard braking can put extra strain on the belts causing them to break prematurely. To avoid this, apply the brakes gently and come to a stop over a longer distance. Only brake hard when a very quick stop is required.

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