That is not true, actually the stock one is rougher on the sheaves than this one, the carbon belt wears at same rate as rubber where as the zylon does not, it wears slower.Like, longevity, wear, hardness,. Just don't want it to wear into my clutch. Heard someone say it might groove the sheaves.
If you put a gun to my head I would say in some cases the stock one edges out the Gates but in the majority of environments the Gates holds up just as well and for the money compared to the stock one it can't be beat.I know you've sold them. I bought one a couple weeks ago but have not installed, waiting on my new primary. Just wondering if there has been any feedback comparing the gates to brp.