Pinion Launches Gearboxes for Mid-Range Priced Bikes
DENKENDORF, Germany – German transmission specialist Pinion introduces a complete new line of gearboxes at Eurobike. Lightweight, compact and at a great price point: Pinion calls its new C-Line, “the first choice for prime, upper medium class bikes.”
Hard on the inside, light on the outside – the C-Line shows its novelty at first sight. Its compact housing design smoothly integrates the innovative twelve, nine or six gear options in modern, slim bicycle frames.
“We want to broaden our portfolio”, says Pinion CEO Christoph Lermen. “Launching the C-Line means the brands can react to the high demand and offer top medium class bicycles with Pinion gearboxes.” This will become evident at the Eurobike trade show where more than 60 international manufacturers present bicycles with Pinion transmission and numerous well-established brands such as Rose, Hartje, Raleigh and Kalkhoff introduce the carefree transmissions in their 2017 range.
The new gearboxes introduce several technical highlights: the C-Line’s compact gearboxes allow an ergonomically ideal Q-factor of just 166 mm as well as a new chain line with 50 mm. Further, the angle of the C-Line’s cable exits can be adjusted. This assures an optimum cable routing for any frame design. And, of course, the new line also offers the outstanding low-maintenance which is common to all Pinion transmissions. The oil needs to be changed every 10.000 kilometres only. And without any further adjustments and settings, the shift gearbox straight away performs smoothly and absolutely reliable.
The sealed body ensures top function and fends off slum, water, mud, and snow. And the parallel running chain line allows the use of the maintenance free Gates belt drive instead of a chain. Next to these features the C-Lines price point makes them also a strong alternative to common gear hub and derailleur drivetrains. This is made possible, among others, by the very efficient production of the new housings. While the body of the legendary P-Line requires a complex aluminium milling, the new C-Line uses a high-end die casting alloy, which additionally reduces the weight by a third. And the C-Line is also 100% “Made in Germany”.