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5mm or 9mm Gates belt?


#1

I’m guessing a 5mm wouldnt last very long but im stuck for room. How heavy can a person be to use a 5mm belt?

Or does anyone know how little torque since a high torque motor would surely kill it in no time. Cruising only


#2

Single or dual drive? A 5mm wide belt in single won’t last very long, even if you’re a lighter rider. it will most likely break during braking


#3

Not very heavy… I mean is it single or dual drive (or more) cause that can impact the performance considerably. I would say you will need a 9mm belt unless you take it REALLY easy.


#4

Single. Should be interesting to see how long it lasts


#5

9mm is probably the thinnest I’d go…


#6

Isn’t the bolt 5-6? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9wwKqNV0f_E


#7

This would only be a cruiser tho? Mainly flats


#8

I still wouldnt go thinner than 9mm… how can you be that stuck for room?? its only 4mm


#9

Never use brakes and never acccelerate quickly and they’ll last maybe one day. 9mm is already very thin. Add speed rings on drive wheel


#10

22" board. Not much to work with


#11

I’m sure you would have enough room to put a couple washers on the axle and space the wheels out enough to squeeze on a 9mm

or even skim a little bit of thane off the wheel to fit…


#12

Working with 4" trucks. May have to go bigger but really wanna give it a go with the stock trucks if possible (maybe not tho)


#13

perhaps show us some pictures of what you have got so that we can see.


#14

Penny skateboard. Standard stuff


#15

Hub motors is probably only option if you want to keep trucks


#16

I´ve ridden this damaged 1cm T5 belt (PU) for almost 200 km without any problems (70kg / only flat streets). After replacing it with a new one i tried to tear it with no chance.

I definitely don´t want to recommend a 5mm setup but cruising in flat areas shouldn´t really be a problem though.


#17

in your belt, the weak point is only in that small section, in a 5mm belt, the entire belt is the weak point, much more likely to break


#18

Are you sure that this small cut wasn´t bottlenecking the whole belt at least in the moments when it wasn´t on the teeth?