Pinion E-Drive System
The revolutionary
Motor.Gearbox.Unit

PINION E-DRIVE SYSTEM

MOTOR & GEARBOX
IN ONE UNIT

PINION MOTOR.GEARBOX.UNIT

Motor and gearbox in one unit: The Pinion Motor.Gearbox.Unit
is the next generation of e-bike technology.

“A real carefree drive system that opens up new possibilities for bike designers and will certainly be used in many bikes in the future.”

Jury Eurobike Award

“The Pinion Motor.Gearbox.Unit (MGU) takes the win largely because, of all of the wonderful innovations nominated for this award, the E-Drive has the greatest potential to change how full suspension eMTBs can be designed for the better.”

Pinkbike.com

“The Pinion Motor.Gearbox.Unit (MGU) revolutionises the ebike experience by integrating the gearbox and motor into one unit… The Pinion MGU presents a pioneering solution for the future of the ebike market.”

Jury Design & Innovation Award

PINION MOTOR.GEARBOX.UNIT

The unit that
connects everything.

It unites a full-power electric bicycle motor and Pinion’s industry-leading gearbox with up to 12 speeds as well as electronic shifting in a compact package to create a completely new drive system for ebikes. But powering an e-bike is just scratching the surface of the what the Pinion E-Drive System is capable of. The Pinion MGU is an all-in-one smart solution for a new generation of e-bikes. It finally brings together what belongs together in a single unit that connects everything.

PINION MOTOR.GEARBOX.UNIT

MORE THAN JUST
A MOTOR

The Pinion MGU unites a wear-free, brushless full-power electric motor and Pinion’s industry-leading gearbox with up to 12 speeds in a compact package the size and weight of ordinary e-bike mid-engine motors with separate transmissions. Actuated through electronic shifting and powered by Pinion’s own hard- and software, it’s the heart and soul of a completely new drive system for e-bikes.

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
FOR E-BIKES.

We are confident that if the cycling industry of today started the development of (electric) bicycle shifting systems from scratch, most would entirely forgo an exposed and vulnerable derailleur-style system from the get-go. Thanks to the functional principles and housed construction, a gearbox offers more reliable shifting than traditional bicycle drivetrains and is far better equipped to handle the stress of an e-bike motor.

Tried, tested and proven over more than a decade and used by more than 100 bicycle manufactures, the Pinion gearbox technology is reliable, durable and ultra-lowmaintenance.

PINION MOTOR.GEARBOX.UNIT

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
FOR E-BIKES.

We are confident that if the cycling industry of today started the development of (electric) bicycle shifting systems from scratch, most would entirely forgo an exposed and vulnerable derailleur-style system from the get-go. Thanks to the functional principles and housed construction, a gearbox offers more reliable shifting than traditional bicycle drivetrains and is far better equipped to handle the stress of an e-bike motor.

Tried, tested and proven over more than a decade and used by more than 100 bicycle manufactures, the Pinion gearbox technology is reliable, durable and ultra-lowmaintenance.

A COMPACT PACKAGE

In a package of similar size and weight as other current mid-motor e-bike drive systems with external shifting components.

PINION MOTOR.GEARBOX.UNIT

A GOOD CHARACTER?
A MATTER OF SETTINGS!

The Pinion E-Drive system offers 4 support levels: “Eco” is designed for maximum range while “Fly” lets the rider fully call on the enormous power of the system at any time. The “Flow” and “Flex” levels, however, are adaptive riding modes designed to be dynamic and to adapt the amount of support perfectly to every riding situation and the terrain you’re facing. A finely tuned starting aid that helps to prevent wheel spin when setting off on loose climbs and a Boost Button on the handlebars further round out the package. Additionally, all support modes can be tailored to riders’ individual preferences through the FIT E-Bike Control App.

Maintenance-Free
for 10,000 KM

UP TO 12 GEARS
with 600 % RATIO

UP TO 160 NM
TORQUE ON
REAR WHEEL

Shifting under load
and in any situation

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Maintenance-Free
for 10.000 KM
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UP TO 160 NM
TORQUE ON
REAR WHEEL
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UP TO 12 GEARS
with 600% RATIO
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Shifting under load
and in any situation
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UP TO 12 GEARS
with 600% RATIO
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Shifting under load
and in any situation

PERFECT SHIFTING.
IN ANY SITUATION.
AT A STANDSTILL AND UNDER LOAD.

 

The quality of the shifts of the MGU is far superior to other systems in terms of shifting under load and the speed of the gear change thanks to the integrated nature of the system as well as the fact that the hardware and software were developed specifically towards each other.

SMART.SHIFT
FUNCTIONS

 

Pre.Select allows the system to automatically shift into the perfect gear for your speed when coasting downhill, providing you with the right gear to get back onto the pedals without having to frantically shift up or down first.

And then there is Start.Select. When you, for example, stop at a traffic light, the MGU can automatically shift into a preselected starting gear – no more trying to awkwardly get your bike going in the wrong gear.

UNMATCHED RELIABILITY
10,000 KM MAINTENANCE FREE

 

The whole system is contained in a closed and sealed housing that keeps dust, mud and water out, cleaning and maintaining the bike is enormously easy, especially when equipped with a belt drive that doesn’t need to be greased or lubricated.

The Pinion E-Drive System is therefore extremely durable whilst wear on the drive system is extremely low due to the elimination of external shifting components. The maintenance interval? A 10-minute oil-change after 10,000 km. That’s it. Really.

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SYSTEM INTEGRATION
RUNNING ON FIT

We made sure to have strong partners on board right from the very beginning of the MGU’s development process. Thanks to FIT as our system integration partner, we can now offer customers an incredible amount of modularity as well as a proven and reliable service infrastructure. The FIT ecosystem features a whole variety of sleek control elements and displays that can be combined in a variety of ways to create a truly custom cockpit tailored to the intended use.

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

AN APP THAT CONNECTS EVERYTHING

The unique FIT Key Card is the entry ticket into the digital world of any Pinion-powered ebike. The induvial ID utilizes the ABUS SmartX-Technology and provides a secure connection with the bike through a unique key. Scanning the QR-code with the E-Bike Control App also unlocks handy additional functions.

In addition to offering the option to adjust and fine-tune functions and values like power output, power onset, power delivery and all Smart.Shift functions, the app also offers easy and clear explanations to guide the user in the tuning process.

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

PLUG & PLAY
DISPLAY.

Next to the modular approach and sleek design, the displays feature excellent readability in all lighting situations and can be connected to control, manage and display a whole host of digital functions. Combined with the FIT E-Bike Control App, for example, the displays can be used to plan or show routes and directions via Komoot. Another benefit of the displays is the uniform menu as all information can be displayed on all models adjusted to the individual screen size. Pinion-specific functions and information like the shifting suggestions of the Smart.Shift function are also fully integrated.

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE.

The various options for remotes with their backlight buttons are intuitive, easy to use, can be operated without taking the hand of the handlebars and also feature the option of an integrated display. Vibrations give riders subtle but distinctly noticeable haptic feedback that rises in intensity with the bike’s speed.

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HARD FACTS

PINION MGU OPTIONS logo-E1-9 logo-E1-12
SOFTWARE SETUP Comfort / Performance / Speed Comfort / Performance / Speed
GEARS 9 12
GEAR RATIO 568 % 600 %
GEAR STEPS ~ 24.3 % ~ 17.7 %
WEIGHT ~ 4000 g ~ 4100 g
Q-FACTOR 174 mm 174 mm
PEAK POWER 600 / 800 Watt 600 / 800 Watt
COMPETITIVE TORQUE 85 Nm 85 Nm
ELEC. SHIFTING Yes Yes

PINION E-DRIVE SYSTEM

E-mountain bikes

  • FAST ELECTRIC SHIFTING – IN ANY SITUATION EVEN UNDER LOAD
  • NO EXPOSED PARTS – SUPER LIGHT REAR END
  • NEXT GENERATION E-MTB EQUIPPED WITH BELT DRIVE

PINION E-DRIVE SYSTEM

E-trekking bikes

  • SMART.SHIFT – SEMI-AUTOMATIC FUNCTIONS
  • NO WEAR NO WORRIES – EVERY SINGLE DAY
  • BUILT TO LAST – ONLY ONE OIL-CHANGE EVERY 10.000 KM

"The future is NOW!"

Rainer Sebal, Head of R&D Simplon

"Together with Pinion we are expanding horizons"

Andreas Heckmeier, Development Engineer Simplon

“The partnership with Pinion is a strategic and technological milestone for our E-MTB range”

Stefan Vollbach, former managing director Simplon Fahrrad GmbH

“Our claim at ROTWILD is to develop the right solutions for every eMTB concept. The Pinion
system of merging the motor with the gearbox and placing it low on the bottom bracket
opens up innovative integration possibilities for us.”

Lutz Scheffer, Advanced Design, Rotwild

“The Pinion system continuously delivers power and propulsion from the interaction of motor
and gearbox. With SMART.SHIFT, the rider can shift without interruption in any situation:
whether stationary or under load on the mountain or on the trail. For us, this paired with a
battery with 1,000 Wh is a strong bike concept for adventure, for rough terrain, for altitude
metres. The whole thing always conceived with the premise of being as light and robust as
possible.”

Johannes Matschos, PM Rotwild

“Pinion E-Drive offers precise, fast and reliable shifting in any weather and on any terrain,
and that with only two buttons. I was absolutely positively surprised by how good the
Smart.Shift functions are, making it hardly necessary to press the buttons. With the
Pre.Select function, gears can be selected automatically while riding based on the rider’s
preferred cadence and the current speed. And when the Goroc TR:X comes to a stop, the
Start.Select function automatically shifts to a pre-selected starting gear.”

Terrance Malone, Product Manager Flyer

“The well-known Pinion gearbox, which is very popular with frequent riders, combined with a powerful electric motor and state-of-the-art controls – this is exactly what we have been waiting for at FLYER. For the first time, the new Pinion drive allows us to design a true electric vehicle from an e-bike with technology from vehicle construction and offer our customers an unprecedented riding experience.”

Philipp Suter, Head of Product Management Flyer

„Our Goroc TR:X with full suspension benefits from the new Pinion E-Drive in several ways. The Smart.Shift functions allow you to roll along in a relaxed and enjoyable way, while the electronic shift mode allows you to shift quickly and crisply through the 12 gears on a sporty ride. Off-road use is particularly pleasant thanks to the low, unsprung mass and easily
responsive rear suspension. Thanks to low-maintenance technology and belt drive,
maintenance costs are also low.”

Christian Müller, CTO/CSO Flyer

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