PINION - MADE IN GERMANY

Ever since it was founded, the Pinion brand has epitomised innovative German gearbox technology. Since then, more than 50 international bicycle brands have placed their trust in the quality and function of our P1.18 transmission. With the P1.18 gearbox, Pinion has revolutionised the bicycle transmission: 18 evenly spaced gears integrated centrally in the bicycle frame.

At the same time, the P1.18 gearbox has laid the foundation for its very own new bicycle category: Pinion bikes are high-end bikes with first-class equipment that stand out through their reliability, perfect function and the integral aesthetics of their drive. Pinion bikes regularly win important awards, such as the highly prized “German Design Award” as well as countless recommendations and prestigious mentions in specialist bicycle magazines.

Our objective is to develop transmissions for the best bicycles in the world. Close cooperation with renowned bicycle manufacturers and detailed feedback from our customers spur us on to keep developing our technology further. As a result, we are very proud to present the new Pinion product range to you this year. As well as the tried-and-tested P1.18 gearbox, we will in future be offering another three new models. With the precise gearshifts you are accustomed to, each of them has been especially configured for the requirements of mountain bikes, pedelecs and urban bikes, as well as for satisfying the discerning expectations of their riders in terms of gearshift and riding comfort. We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to you for the confidence you have placed in us, and we hope you derive plenty of pleasure from our transmissions that carry the “Made in Germany” cachet.

Sincerely, your Pinion Team

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Michael Schmitz                                                                     Christoph Lermen

PINION-BIKES HAVE BEEN AWARDED AS THE BEST IN CLASS

TREKKINGBIKE RAD DES MONATS / TESTURTEIL SUPER

RENNSTAHL PINION 28 (4-2014)

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TREKKINGBIKE RAD DES MONATS / TESTURTEIL SUPER

IDWORX OPINION (3-2014)

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GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2014

TOUT TERRAIN SILKROAD XPLORE

AWARD
ENDURO DESIGN & INNOVATION AWARD

2014 NICOLAI ARGON AM PINION

AWARD
ENDURO DESIGN & INNOVATION AWARD

2013 ALUTECH FANES ENDURO 3.0 PINION

AWARD
EUROBIKE GOLD AWARD 2012

TOUT TERRAIN SILKROAD XPLORE

AWARD
BIKE MILESTONE 2011

PINION P1.18

AWARD
TREKKINGBIKE RAD DES MONATS / TESTURTEIL SUPER

RENNSTAHL PINION 28 (4-2014)

AWARD
TREKKINGBIKE RAD DES MONATS / TESTURTEIL SUPER

IDWORX OPINION (3-2014)

AWARD
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2014

TOUT TERRAIN SILKROAD XPLORE

AWARD
ENDURO DESIGN & INNOVATION AWARD

2014 NICOLAI ARGON AM PINION

AWARD
ENDURO DESIGN & INNOVATION AWARD

2013 ALUTECH FANES ENDURO 3.0 PINION

AWARD
EUROBIKE GOLD AWARD 2012

TOUT TERRAIN SILKROAD XPLORE

AWARD
BIKE MILESTONE 2011

PINION P1.18

AWARD
TREKKINGBIKE RAD DES MONATS / TESTURTEIL SUPER

RENNSTAHL PINION 28 (4-2014)

AWARD
TREKKINGBIKE RAD DES MONATS / TESTURTEIL SUPER

IDWORX OPINION (3-2014)

AWARD
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2014

TOUT TERRAIN SILKROAD XPLORE

AWARD
ENDURO DESIGN & INNOVATION AWARD

2014 NICOLAI ARGON AM PINION

AWARD
ENDURO DESIGN & INNOVATION AWARD

2013 ALUTECH FANES ENDURO 3.0 PINION

AWARD
EUROBIKE GOLD AWARD 2012

TOUT TERRAIN SILKROAD XPLORE

AWARD
BIKE MILESTONE 2011

PINION P1.18

AWARD

THE GEAR MAKERS

PINION COMPANY HISTORY

Early 2006
Christoph Lermen and Michael Schmitz met at the Porsche Development Centre for engines and transmissions. They developed the idea of a revolutionary transmission while mountain-biking together.

2006-2007
They developed, rejected and revised various transmission designs.

21.10.2007
They submitted their first patent application. Lermen and Schmitz decided to develop a transmission for production.

November 2008
Test ride of the first transmission prototypes, which were still manufactured with three intermediate shafts.

October 2009
A new visionary investor is convinced by the transmission design and comes on board. Fineschnitt GmbH renamed as Pinion GmbH

December 2009
An in-house designed test stand is commissioned. The first employee is appointed.

Summer 2010
Extreme biker Felix Fröhlich crosses the Himalayas with a Pinion prototype transmission. The transmission works perfectly.

Eurobike 2010
A more advanced prototype, the Pinion P1, is presented to the public for the first time.

Early 2011
The first bicycle manufacturers start designing a frame for the transmission, which is now officially the P1.18./p>

Eurobike 2011
Several manufacturers present wheels with the P1.18 transmission in a preproduction showing. Pinion presents a design study of the E1.8, the first electric-motor transmission unit for bicycles.

September 2011
Pinion wins the renowned BIKE Milestone Award for the best bicycle components.

November 2011
A final revision brings the P1.18 transmission from preproduction to production standard. Planning for mass production is started.

April 2012
Larger production space is established in Denkendorf near Stuttgart.

Juni 2012
An exclusive report on riding with Pinion in the international online magazine Pinkbike.com becomes one of the most-clicked bike articles of the year.

July 2012
The first production P1.18 transmissions are delivered to bicycle manufacturers. New interested bicycle manufacturers receive the first sample production transmissions for development of their own models.

June 2013
Bicycle manufacturers are now installing the P1.18 transmission in production models.

Early 2014 
Pinion is growing! The company now has 16 permanent employees – with more to come.

Eurobike 2014 
In addition to the P1.18 Pinion exhibits three more transmission models. P1.12, P1.9XR and P1.9CR. They cover a range of different applications.

October 2014
World record altitude reached in Chile. Extreme rider Guido Kunze reaches the summit of the highest volcano on the planet with a fatbike and the P1.18 transmission. The Pinion transmission was at home in the most extreme conditions up to 6000m in altitude.