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CURRENT PRESS RELEASES

  • April, 2021: Pinion expands commercial segment and introduces transmissions for business cargo vehicles. Download PDF.
  • 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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PINION STORIES

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Catalogue 2019

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PINION NEWS

#THISONEHOUR, the Video

We are very pleased that so many of you responded to our call to participate in the #rideyourbike campaign in February. This also triggered a real surge of motivation among Pinion employees. Without further ado, we accompanied our colleague Tobias for a day with our camera. The result is a video in which he gives us an insight into his personal #thisonehour.
Available on our YouTube channel from 07-03 – share it!

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#THISONEHOUR, the Video

We are very pleased that so many of you responded to our call to participate in the #rideyourbike campaign in February. This also triggered a real surge of motivation among Pinion employees. Without further ado, we accompanied our colleague Tobias for a day with our camera. The result is a video in which he gives us an insight into his personal #thisonehour.
Available on our YouTube channel from 07-03 – share it!

WATCH THE VIDEO

#THISONEHOUR, the Video

We are very pleased that so many of you responded to our call to participate in the #rideyourbike campaign in February. This also triggered a real surge of motivation among Pinion employees. Without further ado, we accompanied our colleague Tobias for a day with our camera. The result is a video in which he gives us an insight into his personal #thisonehour.
Available on our YouTube channel from 07-03 – share it!

WATCH THE VIDEO

Rotor Elcano Pinion. Just your bike?

When you visit the Rotor website, it says in big letters: “We don’t build just any bike, we build exactly your bike. This is not just an advertising slogan at the Leipzig-based bike frame building company around Sebastian Billhardt, but a guiding principle that applies – since the foundation in 1996 – to every single bike that leaves the workshop.

This is also the case with Tobiass custom-made Gravel Bike with Pinion. We have taken a close look at the bike…

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Rotor Elcano Pinion. Just your bike?

One bike for all

The fairly new category of so-called gravel bikes is currently all the rage. They manage the balancing act from everyday bike to sports machine and thus appeal to a large target group: Just as suitable for the road as for off-road cycling. Sporty and comfortable at the same time. Steady as a rock and maneuverable. Lightweight and yet robust. For the after-work ride and the multiple-day tour.

Perfect, if the desired object can also convince with features such as low service and maintenance requirements and durable components.


Rotor Elcano Pinion

The Elcano of the manufacture Rotor Bikes is an individually manufactured on customer request and based on a hand-made steel frame.

A variety of RAL color options are available to choose from. Here: Illusion Light Blue.

This built comes with the 12-speed Pinion C-line gearbox. It is also possible to build it up with other gearboy types.

Shifting is done with the DS2 rotary shifter.

Rotor Bikes offers the model in the four frame sizes S, M, L and XL. As an alternative to the complete bike (from 3,299.00 euros), a frameset with gearbox is also available. For this, Rotor calls up 2,499.00 euros with the C1.12 gearbox.The total weight of the model shown here is about 12 kg – of course, this depends on the frame size and the individual configuration.

More information and individual advice on the model is available directly from the manufacturer Rotor Bikes.

 

 

Rotor Elcano Pinion. Just your bike?

One bike for all

The fairly new category of so-called gravel bikes is currently all the rage. They manage the balancing act from everyday bike to sports machine and thus appeal to a large target group: Just as suitable for the road as for off-road cycling. Sporty and comfortable at the same time. Steady as a rock and maneuverable. Lightweight and yet robust. For the after-work ride and the multiple-day tour.

Perfect, if the desired object can also convince with features such as low service and maintenance requirements and durable components.


Rotor Elcano Pinion

The Elcano of the manufacture Rotor Bikes is an individually manufactured on customer request and based on a hand-made steel frame.

A variety of RAL color options are available to choose from. Here: Illusion Light Blue.

This built comes with the 12-speed Pinion C-line gearbox. It is also possible to build it up with other gearboy types.

Shifting is done with the DS2 rotary shifter.

Rotor Bikes offers the model in the four frame sizes S, M, L and XL. As an alternative to the complete bike (from 3,299.00 euros), a frameset with gearbox is also available. For this, Rotor calls up 2,499.00 euros with the C1.12 gearbox.The total weight of the model shown here is about 12 kg – of course, this depends on the frame size and the individual configuration.

More information and individual advice on the model is available directly from the manufacturer Rotor Bikes.

 

 

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.