Light. Compact. Carefree.
The new way of shifting.

The embodiment of German engineering and high-end drive technology in a compact and ultralight housing. Also in the C-Line, the Pinion drive technology is modelled on the sophisticated automotive drive technology. And so the C-Line also stands for long-term reliability. Shifting as carefree and intuitive as cycling itself.

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THE C-LINE INCLUDES 3 GEARBOX TYPES


The C1.12 gearbox is the reference for everyday riders and touring biker. 12 finely graded gears offer an unrivalled range of ratio and unique riding comfort.

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E-Bikers and MTB-Endurists love the pure efficiency of the C1.9 XR! This gearbox type is optimized for all applications where large gear steps are an advantage.

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Designed with “less is more” in mind, the C1.6 gearbox provides exactly the gears a modern pedelec needs.

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PERFECTLY TUNED. FOR EVERY USAGE.


TRAVEL

Pinion touring bikes are among the best of their kind.


   MTB

Discover the gearbox revolution in mountain biking.


TREKKING

Intuitive shifting. Careless technology. Compact design.


E-BIKE

Pinion in E-Bikes: Shift first, then step it up!

Stevens C12 lite

Desiknio Pinion Urban E-Bike

Kalkhoff Endeavour P12

Rose Activa Pro Pinion

Tout Terrain Outback

MTB Cycletech Code Pedelec

Pilot Locum Pinion

Velotraum Finder

Zerode Taniwha

Velotraum VK12

Velo de Ville A400

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Schindelhauer Wilhelm

Santos Travel Lite Plus

Rabeneick TS10

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 housing. Of course: 100% “Made in Germany”./p>

PERSISTENT ERGONOMICS

Whether on your daily office sprint or on a long cycling weekend trip, t<he 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 UNIT

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 external skin we use an ultra-resistant powder coating with an anthracite metallic look. A protector film also shiedls the gearbox against the impact of errant 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 gearboxoil 
once a year

 

 

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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 gearg 0,30 0,32 0,32
Gearbox Weight ca.2100g ca. 2000g ca. 1800g

Calculator is Available in only Desktop Mode

Ratio Calculator

TYPE OF GEARBOX

The Pinion gearbox calculator helps you to choose the ideal gearbox tuning. The internal gear ratio for each gear of all types of gearboxes is already defined in our calculator. The entire spectrum of a Pinion transmission can be shifted to fast or slow with the secondary ratio to the rear wheel. A 1:1 tuning is also possible by using sprockets of the same size or toothed belt pulleys.

(Number of teeth chainring gearbox)
(Number of teeth sprocket rear wheel hub)
(Wheel circumference in mm)
(in mm)

Additional ground clearance compared to a derailleur gear system with a chainring with 44 teeth

The size ratio, or the ratio of the number of teeth between chainring and rear sprocket is called ratio. Together with the circumference of the wheel the unfolding can be calculated. The unfolding is the distance in meters or centimeters travelled by a bicycle with one crank rotation.

 
 

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