I would greatly appreciate any advice from the forum experts on the following: I’m considering buying the Trek Soho bike belt driven 8 speed hub gear version. Leisure Lakes are making the 2009 model available at over £200 cheaper than the 2010 model (£595 as against £800) providing you enrol in their discount VIP club for a £30 membership. See link below. http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/product/treksohoroadbike2009.aspx?&id=10104 I’m attracted by the low maintenance aspect of belt drive and hub gears especially having followed the debates on various threads regarding these aspects. Bike would be used for my 20 mile round trip commute to work and occasional light off road e.g canal towpaths. I’m currently riding a Specialised Globe City 5 derailleur 21 gears) which I’m very happy with but obviously does not have the advantages of belt drive and hub gears. I’m not bothered about changing from 24 gears to 8. I’m aware that Nexus are bringing out van 11 speed hub gear in September but I’m impatient and not prepared to wait plus could perhaps upgrade the Soho in future years. I’d welcome your views on suitability for purpose, durability, longevity of frame and any other advantages/disadvantages I haven’t thought of. Also what are the experts views on companies who claim to have 100% puncture proof tyres as per the link below: http://www.puncture-proof-tyres.co.uk/ I would consider fitting these to the Soho if these tyres are credible as it would mean even more maintenance/emergency free benefits?