Belts are a wear item that can last hundreds of miles or have an unlucky piece of gravel cause them to snap prematurely. Most riders do need to replace a belt every 2-4 months if they ride a lot.
You can purchase a replacement belt kit here.
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:
- 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.
Watch the video below for a step-by-step guide on how to recognize, replace, and properly tension (minute 1:36) your drive belts without the assistance of the Boosted Tensioning Tool.
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