Pinion equipped Mountian Bikes

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Pinion equipped bikes

Pinion equipped Mountain Bikes Next level mountain biking

A central, low centre of gravity for excellent handling and unrivalled riding dynamics, minimal maintenance, and a superior, perfectly graduated gear range – mountain bikes with Pinion gearboxes are made tough for your next offroad adventure. Whether it’s a multi-day tour, a demanding enduro stage, or a World Cup downhill course, Pinion shifting is the definition of consistent and reliable performance.

Centre of gravity

A more central and lower centre of gravity along with lighter rear wheel reduces unsprung mass and improves handling, ride dynamics, and suspension performance.


With 600% range and evenly spaced gear steps, the Pinion C1.12 gearbox leaves derailleur drivetrains in its dust.

Lightning fast

In any situation – gear changes in just 0.5 seconds. The gearbox reacts to shift commands at lightning speed. The rotary shifter provides exceptional shifting control.

More traction, More fun

Quick line selection, railing corners, and increased stability in technical sections! The central positioning of the gearbox in the frame reduces the unsprung mass and increases rear-suspension sensitivity. This results in a responsive, lively ride feel and increased grip on every trail surface, no matter how rough.

Robust Shifting mechanism

The Pinion gearbox is integrated into the frame at the bottom bracket and is completely sealed from the elements. It is protected from dirt and performs in all weather conditions. When things get rowdy on the trail, there are no exposed shifting components that can break off when you push the envelope a little too far!

Shifting in
any situation

Pinion gearboxes shift at lightning speed. Shift through one or multiple gears, whether stationary or while riding! This is where the Pinion gearbox really shines. We use a rotary shifter for exceptional shifting control.
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Less maintenance =
Lower costs + more ride time

A Pinion gearbox on your mountain bike means more time on the trail! The gearbox runs in an open bath and is self-lubricating, requiring only an oil change every 10,000 km. Gone are the days of constant drivetrain maintenance and high replacement part costs! Your calendar and your wallet will thank you.

Seans Mission to climb and descend all 282 Munros in Scotland

Sean Green is a well recognised face on the mountain’s of Scotland. With a eclectic mix of tattoos, his grizzly frame and often with a bike on his back, a shrinking violet he is not. What he dreamed of as a young boy, he now turns into reality: Sean's goal is to climb all 282 Scottish Munros - mountains with more than 3,000 ft. or 914 m.a.s.l. - by bike.

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Sean Green: 282 Scottish Munros on a mountain bike


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Mountain bikes with Pinion gearboxes

Alutech Fanes 6.1

Instinctiv M-Series

Nicolai Saturn 14 GPI

Nicolai Saturn 14 GPI

Zerode Taniwha

Zerode Taniwha

Quantor Brenneisen

Nicolai G16 GPI

Pilot Locum

Tout Terrain Outback

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