Pinion Stories

It’s not all about technology. Pinion Stories are about people, adventures, stories and emotions. We show exciting projects, dynamic pictures, and captivating videos from the worldwide Pinion community.

DOCUMENTING CLIMATE CHANGE

Swiss citizen Florian Reber cycled 6,300 km in 71 days through the Rocky Mountains in summer 2019. He observed and documented climate change along the Continental Divide from British Columbia to New Mexico. This was his second long-distance cycling tour as part of the “Tales of Change” project. He completed the first in 2018, crossing the Alps from east to west.

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THE ATLAS MOUNTAIN RACE

The Atlas Mountain Race leads in 1,200 kilometres and 20,000 vertical metres through the High Atlas in Morocco. Endurance races like this are becoming more and more popular. More and more it is also about exploring the extremes. The concept of these races is that you have to navigate completely self-sufficient. There are no supply stationy. The break times are not specified. Everyone sleeps when and where they want. Just the right thing for the photographer and adventurer Kilian Reil!

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THE LIFESTYLE WAY OF CYCLING

Linda and Dirk are not top athletes or record holders. They are simply enthusiastic cyclists from Belgium. For 10 years now, the two of them have been travelling on different routes within Europe. The two were inspired on a trip to Portugal, at that time without a bike. There they made the acquaintance of an elderly couple who told them about their annual cycling trips.

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FROM ZURICH TO CAPE TOWN

A bicycle trip through Africa. Starting in his home town Zurich, Swiss student Lukas Steiner went out to experience the world. On his trip he experienced different cultures and people. After 326 days, 18.500 kilometers and 1.141 hours in the saddle, he reached Cape Town. We accompanied Lukas on his adventure.

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BIKETOURING IN SKANDINAVIA

Darren Alff has cycled across America six times and ridden through more than 70 countries. As an expert in bicycle travel, he writes books on the perfect bike travel preparation, reports on his blog Bicycle Touring Pro and his own YouTube Channel about his adventures with his bike, the Co-Motion Siskiyou and the P1.18.

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THE REVOLUTION IN MOUNTAIN BIKING

At the Eurobike in 2016, the New Zealand bike manufacturer Zerode launched the Taniwha – a Carbon-Fully with Pinion gearbox for Enduro use. The Kiwi underdog caused furore at press representatives, industry experts and in the Enduro scene not least because of its absolutely successful system integration. The pinkbike readers voted the Taniwha to one of the top innovations of the the leading international trade fair Eurobike.

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GUIDO KUNZE`s WORLD HEIGHT RECORD

No one has been higher: extreme sportsman Guido Kunze has set a new world altitude record with his Pinion bike. He rode his fatbike with the Pinion P1.18 transmission from the Chilean Pacific coast to the northwest crest of the Nevado Ojos del Salado...

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