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Another belt drive bike

Posted by Matt | September 26, 2007 | Leave a comment

Momo Design belt drive City bike
OK, I promise I won’t post again on this subject for a while but couldn’t resist when I heard news of yet another belt drive bike being readied for launch. This time, the Bicycle Design blog has alerted me to the development of the Momo Design City bike.

Quite a looker isn’t it? Not only does it have a full carbon frame with nicely squared off tubing and a smattering of titanium componentry but it uses a belt drive to feed power to a Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub. It almost makes me want to start commuting if I can have a bike as nice as that, although how long it would last before being promptly nicked is anyone’s guess.

The Nexus hub with belt drive is a development I’m expecting to make an appearance in the Mountain Bike world pretty soon, in fact I seem to remember reading somewhere (he said vaguely) of Nexus hubs being run by some guides in the Alps with no problems.

And as if to confirm the opinion I floated yesterday about how nice a cream Spot Brand belt drive bike would be, here’s another photo from Bike Mag. Just chuck on some of those bronze Crank Brothers wheels and maybe a tan leather saddle and you’d have a pretty droolsome looking machine.

Momo Design belt drive commuter bike

OK, that’s it about belt drive, at least until I can invent a reason to mention them again! God knows why I keep on about them when no-one I know has ever had the chance to try one. I guess this bandwagon just sounds so right.

Filed under Mutterings, Trends in September 2007

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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