Gates Corporation Announces New G-Force™ C12™ Continuously Variable Transmission Belt

The automotive aftermarket leader introduces the first ever drop-in carbon tensile cord CVT belt for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), utility vehicles (UTVs), and snowmobiles.

Denver, CO, February 16, 2013 --( Gates Corporation, a global, diversified manufacturer of industrial and automotive aftermarket products, introduces Gates G-Force™ C12™ continuously variable transmission (CVT) belt, the market’s first carbon tensile cord CVT belt. Engineered for drop-in performance, the newest addition to the high performing G-Force CVT belt line features superior strength, flexibility, and durability for today’s recreational and utility all-terrain equipment.

As the first CVT belt to utilize a carbon tensile cord, Gates G-Force C12 belt combines minimal stretch and extraordinary strength. The cords are bonded to a specially formulated adhesion gum with aramid fiber loaded rubber, which results in increased side-load resistance, preventing belt distortion and edge cord pullout. Power sports enthusiasts will appreciate the consistent shifting performance, faster acceleration, and improved throttle response that comes from a CVT leveraging this advanced technology.

The belt also uses high-performance neoprene, which features a trapezoidal top-notch and rounded bottom cog design to maximize heat control and flexibility.

“We are pleased to be the first in the industry to bring carbon tensile cord technology to the CVT belt market,” said Tim Stout, Gates Product Manager. “This addition to the Gates G-Force product line demonstrates our dedication to continuous evolution in CVT belt technology.”

Gates G-Force C12 CVT belt is currently available in 19 SKUs. Gates will officially introduce the belt to the market Feb.15-17 at the Dealer Expo tradeshow, booth #1833, in Indianapolis, Ind.

To learn more about the new G-Force C12 CVT belt and see the full list of applications, visit

For more information about Gates Corporation, please contact Kent Van Oort at 303.744.4393.

About Gates Corporation
Gates Corporation is a global, diversified industrial company that provides advanced power transmission and fluid transfer solutions by engineering products and services that reduce the total cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications. Our products and services serve customers in five key end market segments: Energy/Exploration/Extraction, Infrastructure & Agriculture, Transportation, Automotive, and Process & Specialty.

As an engineering leader with a strong foundation in research and development, Gates is committed to advancing the science of motion performance by developing safe, forward-thinking products, services, systems, and solutions, as well as fostering long-term customer and employee relationships. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates employs over 14,000 people across 106 locations in 30 countries.

If it moves you, there’s a good chance Gates has a part in it. Gates. Powering Progress.
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