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bike tread belt

by Julien Jaborska
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Don't Tread on Me

Don't fool around when it comes to keeping your pants up. These belts are handmade in Portland, Oregon from recycled bicycle rubber tires, and each one is strong enough to cinch you in for years to come. Each belt is made from a different tire, so each one has a distinct pattern to its tread, even showing different levels of wear. Buckle is nickel-plated steel.

You asked and we listened! The bike tread belts are now available in road or hybrid bicycle treads. The road bike tread belts will have a more subtle tread pattern. The hybrid bike tread belts will have a raised tread with a more textured look.

Click here to view Belt Sizing Guide.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
19328
Made from
nickel plated steel, recycled rubber
Measurements
Length from tip to tip: Small 38", Medium 42", Large 46"
Notes
The road bike tread belts are between .94" and 1.25" wide, and they tend to have a more subtle tread pattern.
The hybrid bike tread belts are between 1.06" and 1.50" wide, and tend to have a raised tread with a more textured look.

Please see the labeled photos to see the variations in width and texture.
  • the maker

Julien Jaborska

Julien Jaborska got the idea to transform used bicycle tires into belts after working in bike shops for a few years and witnessing the heaps of trash generated by replacing worn and broken parts.

He decided to take some tires home and experiment, and came up with the first belt, which he kept for himself. After some friendly encouragement, he made a few more.

"I put some up for sale on that wonderful creation we call the internet, and the next thing I knew, orders were rolling in," he says.

Julien moved to Portland, Oregon, a city that he calls "the mecca of biking, recycling, handmade [and] weird," where he launched Rebicyclist as a full-time business.

He says that thanks to the support of those that buy his belts he is "living the dream, making cool things and riding bikes."

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BIKE TREAD BELTS
 
3.8

(based on 133 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (62)
  • Durable (60)
  • Comfortable (35)
  • Attractive (17)
  • Versatile (14)

Cons

  • Poor fit (8)
  • Poor quality (8)
  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • Flimsy (3)
  • Unattractive design (3)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (73)
  • School (24)
  • Gifts (21)
  • Travel (18)
  • Office (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (59), Midrange shopper (20), Trendy/stylish dresser (16), Classic dresser (8), Budget shopper (4)
    • I Am A:
    • Family older kids (16), Couple no kids (3), Family young kids (3), Single female (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (71), No (12)

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5.0

Great FIND!

By 

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Office
    • Travel

    Comments about BIKE TREAD BELTS:

    Super impressed. I gave it to my boyfriend as a gift for completing RAAM. He, ...and his teammates, all fell in love with it. Everyone was asking for one.
    ...It also works for all occassions. We were going on a fancy date and he needed a belt for his slacks. Well let me say this belt works for those fancy occassions, too. =) It blended it, but added such a nice touch.
    Thanks for the belt!! Keep the Creativity Rolling!!!

    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Unique gift for a cyclist!

    By 

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun
    • Functional
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      Comments about BIKE TREAD BELTS:

      My husband loved this as a birthday gift. We are going to continue to give them as gifts to his cycling buddies. What a clever way to re-use old tires!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Cool Belt, Inaccurate Sizing

      By 

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Stylish
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Office
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about BIKE TREAD BELTS:

      The belt was really cool and unique and my boyfriend loves it, but when I received it in the mail, it looked WAY too small. He wears jeans with a 36" waist so I ordered the large (which says it fits anywhere from 35" - 41"). It ended up fitting him, but only on the second to last belt-hole. I don't know how anyone with a 41" waist would fit into it.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Exactly what you'd expect

      By 

      from New Jersey

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Office

      Comments about BIKE TREAD BELTS:

      The belt is a little too bulky to fit through the loops of some of my pants. Other than that it's great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Where the Rubber Meets the Road!

      By 

      from Noblesville, IN

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

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      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Stylish
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Office
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about BIKE TREAD BELTS:

        My mom bought this bike tread belt in the road style for me as a Christmas gift. I am a category 3 road cyclist and I really like wearing this belt as it is not only stylish and durable, but it tells a bit about me as cycling is a big part of my life. I have been very happy with the belt and would definitely buy another one in the future. My mom was uncertain as to which size to purchase for me and ended up with a belt that is almost too big. She did go by my current belt size (one that I was wearing) and the Uncommon Goods sizing chart, but as it is a bit roomy, we believe the bike tread belt may run a little big. Also, as she ordered it for Christmas, it was on backorder until mid-January, so you can imagine our surprise when it arrived in the mail just after the holiday.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Bike Tread Belt: Road version

        By 

        from Gettysburg, PA

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Snappy as A Get Out
        • Stylish
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Office
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about BIKE TREAD BELTS:

          My mother and I found this gift in December and immediately knew it would be perfect for her brother, my uncle. Uncle T is an avid bike enthusiast and a committed recyclist. We hoped to get him a road bike tread, but unfortunately, those were so darn popular that they were sold out. We did order a small road tread and anxiously awaited Christmas to give it to him. He was so tickled and intrigued by the story behind it. He is a very casual dresser but has a very quirky taste. He enjoys it very much for tying together a business outfit or holding up some work clothes. I plan on buying more for my boyfriend, a bike nut, this summer.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          It's all good

          By 

          from az

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Stylish
          • Unique looks great
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Hard to get through loops

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • School

          Comments about BIKE TREAD BELTS:

          Great unique gift, just a little hard to get the tread through belt loops. fun gift.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Great gift for biker

          By 

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about BIKE TREAD BELTS:

            This is a sturdy belt with a great look. My husband's been using this as his go-to belt since he received it for Christmas. We got the mountain tire belt. The treads are fairly worn, which is good. The belt is pretty thick, so it's a snug fit in some belt loops.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great gift for the boyfriend...

            By 

            from Tarzana, CA

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Stylish
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear

              Comments about BIKE TREAD BELTS:

              The belt was a gift to my boyfriend who is an avid cyclist. He loved it. It's practical and looks great. The only thing that I find annoying is the tread gets caught on the belt loops, BUT at the same time, it IS a tire with tread!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Great gift for bike lovers

              By 

              from Phoenix, az

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Stylish
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Poor Fit

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Office
              • School
              • Travel

              Comments about BIKE TREAD BELTS:

              Great gift. Apparently was pinching the skin when not wearing a tucked in shirt.

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              • Yes

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