PINION - MADE IN GERMANY
Ten years ago, the idea behind our Pinion central gearbox was born. At the time (June 2006) we were working at Porsche’s transmission development centre in Weißach, Germany. As budding engineers and mountain biking enthusiasts, we had a dream: to create a bicycle transmission that was as intuitive to use as a sports car, with the same high precision and low wear.
The longer we thought about it, the clearer it became how outdated the open and exposed derailleur gear system really was. And so our vision was born: A BICYCLE TRANSMISSION WITH THE HEART OF A SPORTS CAR, as finely tuned as it would be functional. Suitable for any cycling route in the world, no matter the conditions. After five years of development, numerous prototypes and countless hours on the test stand, things finally kicked into high gear in 2010. It was then that the first P1.18 gearbox ready for series production crossed the Himalayas – effortlessly, reliably and flawlessly.
Today, thousands of cyclists and over 60 international bicycle brands rely on our “Made in Germany” gear technology. With high-precision tuning adapted to every specific application – from the world touring bicycle and enduro MTB to the urban e-bike.
The year 2017 brings the introduction of our newly created C-Line, and central gearboxes will no longer limited to high-end premium bicycles. The three models in the C-Line will make our proven Pinion technology available to all cycling enthusiasts. Keep reading to learn more about us, our passion and the new C-Line.
Enjoy riding with Pinion.
Michael Schmitz Christoph Lermen