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  • November, 2020: Pinion releases new generation of hubs. Download PDF.
  • November, 2020: New gearbox driven trailbike Saturn 14 GPI from Nicolai. Download PDF.
  • October, 2020: Schindelhauer launches Pinion eBike AntonVI/IX and Antonia. Download PDF.
  • September, 2019: EUROBIKE 2019 – Manufacturers rely on PINION-/ NEODRIVES E-Bikes. Download PDF.
  • September, 2019: EUROBIKE 2019 – PINION-Tandem World Premiere and exciting gearbox bikes. Download PDF.
  • March, 2018: PINION Versterkt Handelssamenwerking in Duitsland en andere Europese Landen. Download PDF.

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How urban mobility works today

The buzz was huge when the Spanish manufacturer Desiknio Cycles presented the first Pinion eBike under 15 kg at Eurobike 2018. This was the big breakthrough for the small manufacturer led by Joaquin Cortés, and since then the family-run business from Granada, on the outskirts of the Sierra Nevada, have been working hard to keep up with demand. The success of their unique eBike should perhaps come as no surprise, as every bike is manufactured at Desiknio with meticulousness and a keen attention to detail. The second generation of eBikes comes with a revised frame and new color options…

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How urban mobility works today

Desiknio Cycles – How a vision started a trend

2018 was a thrilling year for Joaquin Cortés. The young Spanish designer traveled to Eurobike with a unique bike in his luggage. It wasn’t just any bike, but his vision of a modern eBike. It was a rideable prototype of an urban gearbox-driven eBike that weighed just 15 kg. But the statistics did not tell the whole story. Joaquin dispensed with the clumsy handlebar-mounted display and bulky external battery. Instead, the control unit was cleverly integrated into the top tube and the batteries hidden in the slim down tube. The frame itself was designed around the Pinion gearbox. The Pinion eBike was powered by the unobtrusive Mahle ebikemotion rear motor, which was a perfect match with the Gates belt drive and Pinion transmission.

Joaquin Cortés, founder and CEO Desiknio Cycles.

Fast forward to 2021 and Desiknio Cycles has established itself as highly respected player within the eBike market. The demand for lightweight urban eBikes with maintenance-free components has increased tremendously. The Corona pandemic has pushed demand even higher as cycling within cities has proven to be a safe and even trendy form of recreation. The cycling industry and press have also caught on to the “eBike Light” concept. Since 2018, Desiknio have optimized their production process and are now able to build more bikes in less time without compromising quality. Alongside these advances have come developments in technology and design. The latest generation of their eBikes are barely recognizable as such, with a svelt, puristic design and new internal cable routing and color variants.

In total, Desiknio Cycles offers three Pinion models: Pinion Classic, Pinion Urban and Pinion Urban Ltd.


Desiknio Pinion Classic and Pinion Urban

In the two standard configurations, Desiknio offers both standard specifications and the option to customize your bike with your choice of gearbox (6-, 9- or 12-speed), fork (aluminum or carbon), and a selection of saddles, racks, lights, and mudguards. In addition to their standard colors, there are a wide range of RAL colors to choose from. This custom powder-coating option is available for an additional 150.00 euros.


Limited Edition: Desiknio Pinion Urban Ltd

The model shown below is available in limited quantities and with selected components. The Limited Edition model is equipped with a P1.9XR transmission, black carbon fork and metallic “Granada Red” finish.

Smart & elegant: The new frame is very tidy thanks to internal cable routing.

Safe in city traffic: Supernova lighting ensures excellent visibility at dusk and in the dark.

Support at the touch of a button: The “electric tailwind” is activated or deactivated by a switch in the top tube.

The Desiknio Pinion Urban Ltd comes standard with 9-speed Pinion gearbox with a 568% gear range.

Oil the chain? No thanks! The Gates Carbon Drive belt runs smoothly, cleanly, and is exceptionally durable. This chain-alternative is the perfect complement to the low-maintenance drive system of the Pinion central gearbox and Mahle ebikemotion rear hub-motor.


The total weight of the Desiknio eBikes with Pinion transmission, Gates belt drive and Mahle ebikemotion rear motor is approximately 15 kg depending on the frame size and individual configuration. The limited-edition Pinion Urban Ltd is currently available alongside the Pinion Classic and Pinion Urban models in frame sizes M (rider height 165-186 cm) and L (rider height 180-195 cm) as well as the comfort geometry (step-through frame for rider height 155-175 cm). Prices start at approximately 4,900.00 euros.

Expected to be available from May 2021. More information is available directly from the manufacturer Desiknio Cycles and from Desiknio dealers.

 

 

How urban mobility works today

Desiknio Cycles – How a vision started a trend

2018 was a thrilling year for Joaquin Cortés. The young Spanish designer traveled to Eurobike with a unique bike in his luggage. It wasn’t just any bike, but his vision of a modern eBike. It was a rideable prototype of an urban gearbox-driven eBike that weighed just 15 kg. But the statistics did not tell the whole story. Joaquin dispensed with the clumsy handlebar-mounted display and bulky external battery. Instead, the control unit was cleverly integrated into the top tube and the batteries hidden in the slim down tube. The frame itself was designed around the Pinion gearbox. The Pinion eBike was powered by the unobtrusive Mahle ebikemotion rear motor, which was a perfect match with the Gates belt drive and Pinion transmission.

Joaquin Cortés, founder and CEO Desiknio Cycles.

Fast forward to 2021 and Desiknio Cycles has established itself as highly respected player within the eBike market. The demand for lightweight urban eBikes with maintenance-free components has increased tremendously. The Corona pandemic has pushed demand even higher as cycling within cities has proven to be a safe and even trendy form of recreation. The cycling industry and press have also caught on to the “eBike Light” concept. Since 2018, Desiknio have optimized their production process and are now able to build more bikes in less time without compromising quality. Alongside these advances have come developments in technology and design. The latest generation of their eBikes are barely recognizable as such, with a svelt, puristic design and new internal cable routing and color variants.

In total, Desiknio Cycles offers three Pinion models: Pinion Classic, Pinion Urban and Pinion Urban Ltd.


Desiknio Pinion Classic and Pinion Urban

In the two standard configurations, Desiknio offers both standard specifications and the option to customize your bike with your choice of gearbox (6-, 9- or 12-speed), fork (aluminum or carbon), and a selection of saddles, racks, lights, and mudguards. In addition to their standard colors, there are a wide range of RAL colors to choose from. This custom powder-coating option is available for an additional 150.00 euros.


Limited Edition: Desiknio Pinion Urban Ltd

The model shown below is available in limited quantities and with selected components. The Limited Edition model is equipped with a P1.9XR transmission, black carbon fork and metallic “Granada Red” finish.

Smart & elegant: The new frame is very tidy thanks to internal cable routing.

Safe in city traffic: Supernova lighting ensures excellent visibility at dusk and in the dark.

Support at the touch of a button: The “electric tailwind” is activated or deactivated by a switch in the top tube.

The Desiknio Pinion Urban Ltd comes standard with 9-speed Pinion gearbox with a 568% gear range.

Oil the chain? No thanks! The Gates Carbon Drive belt runs smoothly, cleanly, and is exceptionally durable. This chain-alternative is the perfect complement to the low-maintenance drive system of the Pinion central gearbox and Mahle ebikemotion rear hub-motor.


The total weight of the Desiknio eBikes with Pinion transmission, Gates belt drive and Mahle ebikemotion rear motor is approximately 15 kg depending on the frame size and individual configuration. The limited-edition Pinion Urban Ltd is currently available alongside the Pinion Classic and Pinion Urban models in frame sizes M (rider height 165-186 cm) and L (rider height 180-195 cm) as well as the comfort geometry (step-through frame for rider height 155-175 cm). Prices start at approximately 4,900.00 euros.

Expected to be available from May 2021. More information is available directly from the manufacturer Desiknio Cycles and from Desiknio dealers.

 

 

Two new gearbox-driven eBikes from Cheetah

Just in time for spring, Cheetah launches two new Pinion eBikes – an eMTB hardtail and an urban hybrid eBike. In both models, the newly designed frame forms the heart of the bike. The Pinion gearbox and battery are cleverly integrated into the frame and completed with the powerful Neodrives rear motor and low-wear Gates belt drive. Depending on the area of use, the frame can be built as an eMTB or as a city-suitable touring eBike. The user has numerous options to configure the bike according to own preferences and wishes.

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Two new gearbox-driven eBikes from Cheetah

With tailwind through the city or trail riding with a big smile on your face?

The two new eBikes from Cheetah bear the name “For Pleasure” – and the riding pleasure seems to be literally included here. The models differ in their range of use: The Tour model comes as an eMTB hardtail, optionally with 27.5″ or 29″ wheels and with up to 130 mm suspension at the front and is just as suitable for the fast trail lap as for extended off-road tours. The city model can be equipped with everything you want for safe commuting in the city: lights, rear rack and fenders.

In both configurations, Cheetah relies on the low-maintenance drive train combination of Pinion central gearbox, Neodrives rear motor and Gates belt drive. The evenly graded gears of the Pinion transmission – optionally 9 or 12 – harmonize perfectly with the silent Gates belt drive and the powerful Z20 Neodrives rear motor.


Cheetah E-ForPleasure City

The city model is available in the three frame sizes S, M and L. Regarding the components, Cheetah offers numerous options. From the saddle, to the fork and brakes, as well as light and frame color and decor, everything can be configured individually.

The battery is integrated, but can be easily removed for charging.


Cheetah E-ForPleasure Tour

Also for the eMTB are different color options to choose from, in the picture below is the design RAL 5004 black blue decor scandinavia blue and finish in metallic matte.

The total weight of the featured Cheetah Pinion eBikes with Pinion gearbox, Gates belt drive and Neodrives rear motor is from approx. 22 kg depending on frame size and individual configuration. Both versions are available in frame sizes S (43 cm, body height 165-175 cm), M (47 cm, body height 175-185 cm) and L (50 cm, body height 185-195 cm) from approx. 4,500.00 euros.

Available immediately. More information, details and advice directly from the manufacturer Cheetah.

 

 

Two new gearbox-driven eBikes from Cheetah

With tailwind through the city or trail riding with a big smile on your face?

The two new eBikes from Cheetah bear the name “For Pleasure” – and the riding pleasure seems to be literally included here. The models differ in their range of use: The Tour model comes as an eMTB hardtail, optionally with 27.5″ or 29″ wheels and with up to 130 mm suspension at the front and is just as suitable for the fast trail lap as for extended off-road tours. The city model can be equipped with everything you want for safe commuting in the city: lights, rear rack and fenders.

In both configurations, Cheetah relies on the low-maintenance drive train combination of Pinion central gearbox, Neodrives rear motor and Gates belt drive. The evenly graded gears of the Pinion transmission – optionally 9 or 12 – harmonize perfectly with the silent Gates belt drive and the powerful Z20 Neodrives rear motor.


Cheetah E-ForPleasure City

The city model is available in the three frame sizes S, M and L. Regarding the components, Cheetah offers numerous options. From the saddle, to the fork and brakes, as well as light and frame color and decor, everything can be configured individually.

The battery is integrated, but can be easily removed for charging.


Cheetah E-ForPleasure Tour

Also for the eMTB are different color options to choose from, in the picture below is the design RAL 5004 black blue decor scandinavia blue and finish in metallic matte.

The total weight of the featured Cheetah Pinion eBikes with Pinion gearbox, Gates belt drive and Neodrives rear motor is from approx. 22 kg depending on frame size and individual configuration. Both versions are available in frame sizes S (43 cm, body height 165-175 cm), M (47 cm, body height 175-185 cm) and L (50 cm, body height 185-195 cm) from approx. 4,500.00 euros.

Available immediately. More information, details and advice directly from the manufacturer Cheetah.

 

 

JOIN US! RIDE YOUR BIKE

Take part in our newest challenge & get on your bike with us! During the week of Feb. 8-12, we’ll take our time and will go riding every day – at least for one hour. It doesn’t matter if you ride to the grocery store or rock your home trails – every ride counts! We’ll be posting pictures about it on facebook and Instagram. Share your happy lockdown moments on the bike with us! Tag @pinion.eu, use the hashtags #rideyourbike and #thisonehour or upload your photos while using the link below!

JOIN US NOW!

JOIN US! RIDE YOUR BIKE

Take part in our newest challenge & get on your bike with us! During the week of Feb. 8-12, we’ll take our time and will go riding every day – at least for one hour. It doesn’t matter if you ride to the grocery store or rock your home trails – every ride counts! We’ll be posting pictures about it on facebook and Instagram. Share your happy lockdown moments on the bike with us! Tag @pinion.eu, use the hashtags #rideyourbike and #thisonehour or upload your photos while using the link below!

JOIN US NOW!

JOIN US! RIDE YOUR BIKE

Take part in our newest challenge & get on your bike with us! During the week of Feb. 8-12, we’ll take our time and will go riding every day – at least for one hour. It doesn’t matter if you ride to the grocery store or rock your home trails – every ride counts! We’ll be posting pictures about it on facebook and Instagram. Share your happy lockdown moments on the bike with us! Tag @pinion.eu, use the hashtags #rideyourbike and #thisonehour or upload your photos while using the link below!

JOIN US NOW!