You never realize how much noise a chain makes until you don't have one. Hope to get enough hours on our Redline MonoBelt 29er
to include full test in our September 2013 issue. Yes, we put that much time on our test bikes. It is the only way to be sure.
The only way this bike could be more basic would be to run a rigid fork on it. It is refreshing to spend time on a bike so stripped-down for fun.
The Gates Carbon Drive
belt makes this the most quite mountain bike we have ever ridden. Look close and you'll see the split in the seatstay to make belt replacement possible.