I've done a quick search but can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for so I'll ask here.
And to preface, this could possibly be the biggest noob question of them all.
Why use belts at all? Why not just gear to gear contact from motor to wheel? You can still alter the gearing ratio I believe to get desired speed/torque output.
I'm just trying to figure out how Jed Boards have done their "Direct drive no belts or hubs, no maintenance" set up.
Thanks in advance.