Last night it snowed the better part of 8 inches in town so today a messy snow ride was mandatory. This time of year is pretty much why I own a 29er single speed as its simplicity and ability to keep momentum are perfectly suited to shenanigans like this.
The belt keeps things smooth no matter the grit. Actually, the first really cold ride I did had the belt squeaking like a cold chairlift pulley wheel, but we seem to have moved past that.
Now its staying smooth and quiet no matter the abuse. Notice I'm also running ice cubes as my rear disc caliper. Very effective.