...the design had to be an all-terrain bicycle for riding in Great British weather and mucky trail conditions year-round. The Ram uses 27.5-plus size tires for extra traction and comfort; the Swan is a 29er. Both feature elevated stays. “This design allows me to sling the Pinion under the chassis and also tension the belt...Read More
...The frames’ carbon layup can also be adjusted to suit the purchaser’s weight and riding style. Available as complete bikes, the Swan is built around 29×2.4in rubber while the Ram comes with 27.5×3.0 treads...Read More
“I want these bikes to be as versatile as possible. Everything from muddy forest trails to adventure bikepacking” says Olsen and, no doubt will include a few Great British pub stops along the way.
But is it set to be the most maintenance-free mountain bike on the planet, and will it stand the test of the infamous SDW double record?...
... Unlike most carbon frame manufacturers, Steve offers semi-customisable reach, head angle and bottom bracket geometry.... he's engineered very specific features into it, enhancing tyre clearance, strength and balance....
''If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses,'' - quotation Henry Ford...Read More
...The gearbox. The white whale of mountain bike drivetrains. On paper they make a lot of sense, centralising weight, eliminating the chain influence from the suspension and removing the fragile derailleur from its exposed position...Read More
...Times, however, are changing. New technology and manufacturing techniques have been continuously increasing strength and reducing the weight of both systems. Surely, with the introduction of SRAM's Eagle and its whopping twelve gears, modern chain-retaining rings and quieting clutches, the derailleur (as we know it) has been developed to its limit...Read More
...How to clean your bike and keep it reliable...Read More
...In the wet, the chalk can get slippery, but on a dry day, you’ve got miles and miles of rolling countryside to play with. Don’t expect anything too steep or technical, but do expect plenty of flowing fun...Read More
...Ever since I began mountain biking over a decade ago, I’ve hated one mountain bike part with a burning passion: the derailleur....Read More
...The great news is that the new Pinion gearboxes will fit existing Pinion frames. They will also be as reliable as ever – impervious to mud, snow and water. Maintenance is again as simple as an oil change every 10000km...Read More
...But how did Pinion get started? Ten years ago Christoph Lerman and Michael Schmitz were enthusiastic mountain bikers working at Porsche.
It was there that the two engineers decided they could make something better than the derailleur....