I was looking for a more cost-friendly (cheap) alternative to the notorious Canam Maverick belt and purchased the Gates Carbon after reading dozens of recommendations of this forum. That belt is garbage! I live in Alberta Canada and mainly ride in the winter months and ride through 1-3 feet of new snow (I use both low and high range depending on how fast we're riding). I have now blown 2 Gates Carbon belts both with less than 300kms each on them. These belts don't last anywhere near as long as the Maverick belts I used to use. I will be switching back to the Mav belts. Those Gates belts might be 1/2 the price but spending 1-2 hours crawling around on a frozen lake or snow covered ground changing a belt and holding up your buddies riding time isn't worth it..... at all. And Canam..... perhaps engineer your machines to be more user friendly when it comes to swapping out belts. It's ridiculous how much crap needs to come off to remove the clutch cover.