Gates Corp. Announces New G-Force C12 Continuously Variable Transmission Belt

Gates Corp. Announces New G-Force C12 Continuously Variable Transmission Belt

Gates introduces the first-ever drop-in carbon tensile cord CVT belt for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), utility vehicles (UTVs) and snowmobiles. The G-Force C12 CVT belt is the latest high-performing belt to join Gates high-tech G-Force product line.


DENVER, Colo. – Gates Corp. has just introduced the Gates G-Force C12 continuously variable transmission (CVT) belt, which the company states is the market’s first carbon tensile cord CVT belt. Engineered for drop-in performance, thenewest 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, according to Gates.


As the first CVT belt to utilize a carbon tensile cord, Gates G-Force C12 belt combines minimal stretch and extraordinary strength, the company says. 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, Gates says.

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 this week, Feb. 15-17, at the Dealer Expo tradeshow, booth No. 1833, in Indianapolis, Ind.

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

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