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    http://www.snowestonline.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269222

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Gates Redline

BeartoothBaron

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Has anyone tried the Gates Redline belt? They're new as of last year, and available in the typical sizes. I've been pretty happy with the C12 belts, but maybe the Redline is better? Or it could be worse... Seems like it's designed for high-power, high-heat UTV applications, so I'd suspect it uses a harder compound. If that's the case, I could imagine it being harder on the clutches and less smooth than the C12. I'm ordering some new belts soon, and had half a thought to try one. I'm leaning towards the C12 though, because it does everything right for what I have/do. I also hear reports of it holding up on boosted sleds and harder riding than I do, so I don't think I'm likely to realize any gain in durability. Still, for all I know, the Redline is all of that and more; that's why I'm wondering who's tried one.

Here's the Gates pitch: https://www.gates.com/us/en/knowledge-center/new-products/g-force-redline-cvt-belt.html
No mention of snowmobiles. That doesn't necessarily mean they aren't designed for sleds, or even that they won't work, but does beg the question of whether they might be too specialized to work well for us.
 

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Has anyone tried the Gates Redline belt? They're new as of last year, and available in the typical sizes. I've been pretty happy with the C12 belts, but maybe the Redline is better? Or it could be worse... Seems like it's designed for high-power, high-heat UTV applications, so I'd suspect it uses a harder compound. If that's the case, I could imagine it being harder on the clutches and less smooth than the C12. I'm ordering some new belts soon, and had half a thought to try one. I'm leaning towards the C12 though, because it does everything right for what I have/do. I also hear reports of it holding up on boosted sleds and harder riding than I do, so I don't think I'm likely to realize any gain in durability. Still, for all I know, the Redline is all of that and more; that's why I'm wondering who's tried one.

Here's the Gates pitch: https://www.gates.com/us/en/knowledge-center/new-products/g-force-redline-cvt-belt.html
No mention of snowmobiles. That doesn't necessarily mean they aren't designed for sleds, or even that they won't work, but does beg the question of whether they might be too specialized to work well for us.
I have had good luck with gates belts in general in particular the C12. I would think the Redline would be as good or better. I am now running Gboost Badass snowmobile belts and very pleased with these as well.

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Yeah, I haven't heard much about the Gboost belt, but what little I have has been good. The C12 is a great value and more than strong enough for most applications; the Redline isn't too expensive either (around $125 vs. $100). Just curious to see if anyone's been running it – I'd be interested if it's better all around than the C12, but given that the promo mostly talks about handling more power and heat, I have to wonder if there are trade-offs.
 
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