THE NEW C-LINE

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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.

 

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"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

SIMPLEXITY

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.

LIGHTWEIGHT CENTRE

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.

PERSISTENT ERGONOMICS

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.

CENTRAL UNITY

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.

PROTECTED HEART

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.

Specifications C-LINE

Just as the well-proven P-Line transmissions, the C-Line is engineered on our Pinion base technology.
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.


Frame connection
Sprocket – Spider mount
NEW Chain line
Maximum input torque 
Pinion Standard 
Pinion Center Lock
50 mm 
250 Nm 
Axle standard
NEW Q-Factor
Oil-Fill
Service interval

Pinion Standard 
166 mm 
60 ml Pinion Gearbox oil
einmal jährlich

 

 

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Number of gears 12 9 6
Overall ratio 600% 568% 295%
Gear steps 17,7% 24,3% 24,3%
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

AVAILABLE FROM 2017 IN BICYCLES FROM THE FOLLOWING BRANDS

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FIND OUT MORE AND EXPERIENCE THE C-LINE AT EUROBIKE 2016