"People like to talk about purity when they talk about singlespeeds. The gearless bikes have no derailleurs, no rear suspension, and often there’s not even a suspension fork. They make less noise on the trail, are easy to maintain and, for many, owning one is blissful. The advent of Gate’s CenterTrack belt drive creates an even simpler set up—there’s no longer a chain to lube. Until recently, you could only find belt drives on expensive handcrafted bikes. Redline’s Monobelt, however, is an affordable alternative for the masses."