A central, low centre of gravity for excellent handling and unrivalled riding dynamics, minimal maintenance, and a superior, perfectly graduated gear range – mountain bikes with Pinion gearboxes are made tough for your next offroad adventure. Whether it’s a multi-day tour, a demanding enduro stage, or a World Cup downhill course, Pinion shifting is the definition of consistent and reliable performance.

A Pinion gearbox is a type of transmission that is increasingly being used on bicycles. It offers a number of potential benefits compared to traditional derailleur systems. One main advantage of a Pinion gearbox is its durability. The gearbox is sealed and lubricated, which protects it from water and dirt. This means that it requires less maintenance and is less likey to suffer from damage or wear. Another benefit of a Pinion gearbox is its smooth shifting. The gears are engaged directly, which eliminates and shifting delay that can sometimes be experiences with a derailleur system. This can provide a more pleasant and efficent ride. While a Pinion gearbox is more expensive than a derailleur system, it will soon recover its initial investment outlay.

A Pinion gearbox is heavier, however, this weight is low and central, giving an even distribution of weight that is not noticeable when riding. The rear wheel is single speed and not dished like a cassette wheel and therefore stronger. Some people may prefer the closer gear range of the derailleur system, however as chains are getting narrower, drivetrain replacement costs are also increasing.

Overall, a Pinion gearbox is a good option for low maintenance, long distance cycling. The real advantage of the Pinion Gearbox, is that it can be run with Gates CDX Carbondrive belts, making for a robust drivetrain, requiring maintenance every 10,000 miles.