The unique Pinion riding and shifting symbiosis
in a new, compact design.
Our foundation is the proven, sophisticated automobile transmission technology. And the new C-Line smoothly integrates into our concept of permanent reliability – designed to last an entire bicycle life. The shifting becomes as carefree and intuitive as cycling itself.
"Our partners can now react to the high demand and offer bicycles with Pinion gearbox technology also for upper medium class bikes.”
Christoph Lermen, CEO
Riding with pure understatement – state-of-the-art shifting technology transformed into a clean and minimalist design. The C-Line not only seamlessly integrates into the frame design – it becomes the centrepiece of the modern bicycle.
FOCUS ON THE ESSENTIAL
The clear target for the new design was the fusion of transmission and bicycle. The C-Line’s gearboxes are the smallest yet most powerful central gearboxes to date.
The new, compact body is 33% lighter than aluminium. Cutting-edge manufacturing processes and top precision allow the use of an ultra lightweight magnesium alloy. Of course: 100% made in Germany.
Whether on your daily office sprint or on a long cycling weekend trip, the C-Line is the ideal companion. Its biomechanically perfect stance width (Q-factor) of just 166 mm allows a sporty and healthy riding since the pedalling power is directed straight into the bike guaranteeing a highly effective force transmission.
The new C-Line’s design is dedicated to the optimum integration into modern bicycle frames. This includes the 3 positions gear routing that harmonizes perfectly with the frame aesthetics. And the same applies for brake and electro cables, which can be routed invisibly inside the frame passing the gearbox to the rear.
Pinion is known for its carefree and durable gearboxes – under all conditions. For the C-Line’s skin we use an extra robust powder coating in anthracite metallic. Additionally a protector foil guards the transmission from hitting rocks.
Thus the Pinion mountings as well as the accessories are all compatible.
A novelty is the Q-factor of just 166 mm as well as the chain line with 50 mm.
Sprocket – Spider mount
NEW Chain line
Maximum input torque
Pinion Center Lock
60 ml Pinion Gearbox oil
|Number of gears||12||9||6|
|Gain ratio in first gear||1,82||1,82||0,95|
|Gain ratio in fastest gear||0,30||0,32||0,32|
|Gearbox Weight||ca. 2100g||ca. 2000g||ca. 1800g|