Hello everyone, I have a Co-motion Americano belt drive rohloff and just love the whole system. Runs super quiet, never need to mess with a chain (big plus), especially after 92 miles and over 6000' on a loaded touring bike.
The system is amazing and combined with a rohloff well you just pedaled into bicycle heaven. Yes it's a bit heavy than traditional but not by as much as you would think. I always carry an extra belt when touring, tire changes are easier than traditional because Co-Motion really thought out the whole thing with vertical dropouts and a external gear mech. on the rohloff and an ECC BB. I am so sold that I'm selling my Moots 29er and having Kent Eriksen build me a belt drive rohloff ti 29er frame. For anyone out there wondering about wear and tear on bearings, yes the belt tension is critical (buy the tool). Being an ex- Air force fighter mechanic, no system is perfect but anyone looking at rohloff with a belt drive is getting close. Like anything else some folks hate em and some likes em, you know where I stand or sit I should say.
If it has 2 wheels and your legs are going up and down, life is good...Oh if you're worried about outboard BB go with a Chris King and don't look back (regular maint. is required).