Photography has always been important to us. Since we rarely sell a bicycle that isn’t unique in it’s own way, shooting these bikes is a way for us to remember what’s passed through the doors, and an archive of inspiration for what lies ahead. Almost every bike makes me sit back and just think, ‘holy shit’. Thank you, Dear customer, for creating such a beautiful machine, and our photographer Andreas Sütterlin for the great photographies you are doing for us.
This bike goes to a Belgian customer who was looking for a quick, light, maintenance free, and above all, a comfortable bike. Because of his back problem, a relatively upright sitting position was necessary paired with many fine, high-quality parts. The dimensions of this frame was designed based on his Retül specifications, a Gates belt in combination with a Rohloff Speedhub 14 and the Cinq shifters. Paired with a Schmidt hub dynamo and front / rear light. Fast and light Conti tires with low rolling resistance but still with high puncture protection. This frame was built with our "Classic" tube set, which has tubes with a thinner diameter than a standard frame. Based on this frame, we have now constructed a sRohloff Randonneur & Gravel standard frame. The geometry is based on the sGravel but "Gates Ready" with an EBB, an eccentric bottom bracket.
Last year we were able to bring a bike for a long-term test of the "Mybike" magazine. The test will run for a period of 6 months. We are very curious. Here are a few pictures that we received from the editors. We call the bike the "sPinion Gravel Allroad Bike" because it is so versatile. On one hand, it can be built as a gravel bike, as a racing bike or as a randonneur.
Already 3 months ago we got the task to build this beautiful bike for a customer from California. He picked up his bike on a Friday and started an on-/offroad tour to Venice the next day. From there the bike was sent back to us for the final changes menti
This beauty was built and delivered some month ago. It’s Doug's second Pinion bike from HILITE. Doug was waiting till there was a perfect solution shifting the Pinion gearbox with dropbar shifter. As soon as the Cinq Pinion Shift:R were available, he ordered the bike. His goal was to get a fast belt geared Pinion drop-bar bike made to measure based on his Retül bike fitting. Building bikes for our oversea customers, without visiting our shop in Basel, is very good and till today without flaws. Thanks again for this nice bike and enjoy the ride.
Probably one of our lightest titanium Gravel builds for Markus. The best and fastest shifting on the market for an Allroad/Gravel bike is the Shimano Dura-Ace. Handbuild wheels with just 1205gr. using carbon rims, DT Swiss Aerolite spokes and Tune King Ko
This is our sPinion MTB which has a modern geometry for biking, Pinion bridge and Gates ready with eyelets for carrier and fenders (not shown on that frame). Makes it a multipurpose frame. Bike packing or proper touring, mountain biking in the alps or els
Fast, comfortable and light commuter for every day use. The WTB ByWay 650 x 47c Road Tire is an excellent choice for this bike. Shimano Ultegra shifting with a flatbar. Incl. pedals the commuter was only 8.0kg.
This beautiful build has find his new home at the US East coast and was build to be a super light daily commuter. Build with the best parts available and fully equipped with light system, hub dynamo and a titanium carrier. Weight is around 11kg.
This bike was build for a 2.0m (6.56 foot) in height rider with an inseam of 1m (3.28 foot ) and to realize the custom geometry it was quite a challenge. The titanium frame was painted according to customer specification. The custom features of this fatbi
Our newest GRINDURO-Highlight which ended up in the German Shimano subsidiary. Custom geometry based on the use of a suspension fork. Frame has double butted tubes, Syntace X12 dropout with replaceable barrel nuts, 44mm head tube and Syntace hanger. Shima
Small (Lady-) road bike with double butted titanium tubes. Oversized and ovalized downtube tube. 50/34 crank with the new 11-34 Shimano cassette. Transmission and geometry is optimal for long and/or hilly trips. Leightweight ENVE 1.o carbon fork Details o
The Go Swiss Drive hub motor with 500W is one of the quietest, strongest and most reliable hub motors on the market. Combined with the Pinion P1.9 gearbox, a Schmidt lighting system and hub dynamo like the extremely robust Gates Carbon Drive timing belt.
Rohloff Custom tandem with a custom made titanium fork. Tapered, oversized tubes and 15mm thrue axle. Goes on 650b wheels and brakes on a strong Shimano Zee brake.
Last delivery from December. Super light construction with about 12kg final weight in frame size 58cm. Andrew has been measured in the cross-clinic and the frame is tailored to him. Built for year-round use with all-round reliable components. For the firs
Exciting Pinion dropbar racebike with titanium carrier, lights system (r/f) and hub dynamo, aka Randonneur.
This is another beautiful build we did Q1 this years for a customer from UK. Fast, light, comfortable and durable where the key points when we started the project. I hope you enjoy your classy everyday and touring machine.
Our Eurobike 2017 leadbike is the GRINDURO. The Grinder Gravel Enduro is a fat tyred Gravel bike and comes in four different frame sizes with size and – proportionate 650B or 700C wheels to properly fit riders between 160 cm – 192 cm.
One my first test ride on a 29+ Bike (Surly Krampus) on the Eurobike I was convinced almost instantly by the great grip, comfort and the low rolling resistance of the 29+ concept. Due to the very limited 29+ availability on the German market and not accep
Kundenziel war ein möglichst exakter Nachbau eines Look KG 292 basierend auf eine angepasste Geometrie und modernen Anbauteilen wie einer SRAM eTap, Chris King Laufrädern, Tretlager und Steuersatz. Unser Kunde konnte sogar einen Satz original Aufkleber be
Classical geometry, low weight, agile steering, great brakes and a very comfortable frame are the highlights of this Di2 Disc Titanium Roadbike. A Disc Roadbike is positioned between a classical road bike and the new gravel grinder. Longer chain stays for
For Jean we build the lightest Pinion bicycle so far with the new C12 Pinion gearbox. Instead of a disc Jean prefers a V-Brake which is also much lighter to a disc brake. So we got a weight of around 10kg. Also we have used notubes rims from DT Swiss and
Tobias prefers to to be on agile 26 inch wheels in the city. Despite its approximately 2m body size with long arms and upper body. Never before have we built a frame with a horizontal top-tube length of 670mm. But perfect for Tobias who has gone through a
Clean, practical and a beauty. Everything else is pretty obvious. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Strong, clean and beautifull. The sGravel Cross Disc shows profile and character . The tubes are oversized, double butted and ovalized. The result is a smooth, strong, and rigid frame. The frame is designed for disc brakes up to 180 mm size rotors and com
The new HILITE sRace Titanium standard frame is not flashy but bribes with it inside values. Stiff, rigid but still light. It has a modern bike geometry. Bike builds as light as 6 kg are possible. We just used our most popular frame options. The shown bik
The Pinion tourer is our global tourer made of titanium. It features the virtually maintenance-free, sealed Pinion gearbox, and with belt (or chain), dedicated disc brake but also V-brake or version available, along with a host of bosses and mounts, you a
Titanium is the most precious metal for a bicycle and is considered indestructible. With that we build a Pinion Mountainbike Hardtail for our customer.
Best handling, the finest parts and the great workmanship, plus a low maintenance, which finds its com
This bicycle is one of my favourites Pinion bicycles. Swiss understatement and with the best parts the market can supply. The customer asked for a Pinion P12 Bicycle with low maintance parts as the Gates Carbon Drive belt, DT Swiss hubs and rims, Tubus Ti
Our Randonneur touring bike is designed for fully loaded, self-supported, transcontinental touring. High-End parts as Pinion, Gates, Chris King and DT Swiss for long lasting fun on the road. Our frame has disc brakes, a feature not found on most touring f
Bikes needs to be simplified again. Also a mountainbike. This was the basic idea behind that titan hardtail with Pinion, Lefty and Gates Carbon drive. Moreover it needs to be, robust, clean, durable and cope with a sportiv riding style. So in total HILITE
Within that frame the 29er wheel set are still looking small. This is our first Gravel bike which can handle MTB tyres up to 2.4' for Pinion. But actually this is a very durable and stiff touring bike with all imaginable toys for long extensive touring bu
Light, stiff and comfortable is this new custom racebike build. Slightly bended seat stays and fork increases the comfort well. The final weight including pedals is below 7kg. A stiff but also light wheel set consisting of Chris King hubs, DT Swiss Aeroli
Our newest assembly is for sure on of my favourite. There is not much more potential to be lighter or stiffer. Sure, we could have used even more carbon parts but design, comfort, crash safety and ever day use was also important. Oversized and double butt
High performance in an elegant frame. The ergonomic design of the titanium frame is like a Roadster: not so sporty designed as urban bike, but also not too relaxed. Technically the Pinion touring bike is equipped with an indestructible Gates belt, a low-m
Gates Carbon Drive system and the Rohloff internal gearhub work together as a suspended drive unit that keeps the design clean and simple without any need of a belt tensioner.
Our innovative design allows the combination of an internally-geared hub with
Like every HILITE bike this beautiful piece of jewelry was made on behalf of a customer to measure. Since the customer can freely choose the assembling parts we got an outstanding beautiful, lightweight , comfortable and low-maintenance bike. Low maintena
With a mixte frame, the top tube of the traditional diamond frame is replaced with a pair of smaller tubes (lateral tubes, or lats) running from the top of the head tube all the way back to the rear axle, connecting at the seat tube on the way. Completely
Yesterday only a feasability study and today the German Roadbike magazin wrote a three pager about our new sports tourer with only a little bit more then 9kg and fully suitable for everyday use. Probably the fastest Pinion bike without electric support.
Our Pinion-Gates touringbike has earned already good reputation. Equipped with the finest parts on the market. The head set and the hubs from Chris King, light system from Supernova and also pure handcraft in our handbuild wheelssets.
Our customer will start soon to China. Now a fully-fledged Grande Route touring bike on 28” wheels with Rohloff, Supernova, Gates and Tubus parts. The frame/fork geometry was so designed that we can build up the bike later on 26” wheels as mountainbike ha
Custom geometry with very short chain stays was very important for that bike. Our customers is competing on a very level tournaments around Europe.
Already some time ago we accomplished following build. Astonishing was the end weight with something below 11kg. But for that we used only high-end stuff. To keep the seat position from the old bike was main priority next to the low weight. Handlebar-stem
Just an awesome bike build. We loved this project and the customers likes his new bike. Enjoy it and ride it hard!
Reduced to the max. Classic titanium custom frame in combination with a 18 gear box. More floating then rolling and with the bigger 29” wheels you are just faster. Only 13kg in total and around 700-1000gr heavier then a than a derailleur setup you will no
Simple, clean, comfortable and light were key for that bike. At the end we combined the brandnew available ST-R785 Di2 shift and braking system with the Shimano Alfine Di2. Full light system from most reliable brand of Schmidt with the cableless SON SL hu
More then 15 years experience on their old Ibis Tandem and just one tour with their new titanium tandem and the couple just fall in love again. Low weight was key in the construction of the frame and in the selection of the according parts. Optimized fram
We are convinced. With Titanium you will get the most comfortable ride. The assembling proofs that you don’t necessarily need a Carbon frame to be light. This bike as on the image has only 6.5kg. The frame combines the best and lightest options like 3-D d
The idea for this build was to get a super lightweight, comfortable made to measure bike. Special curved designed top tube to get a low stand-over-height to fit the customers inseam. This beautiful bike has his new home in Oslo close to the sea and with t
Another ultra-robust bespoked bicycle with Pinion and Gates. The new owner lives in the UK a travelled already a lot with his old bicycle. Hi last tour went from the polar circle all the way down to Ushuaia national park in Argentina. For his new adventur
This bicycle is a mix of a high quality touring and a 622-60 twentyniner hardtail. The owner has a body height of 2.03m (6.66 feet) and the bicycle is build for a system weight of 180kg. Highest stiffness, strength and durability for long touring was key.
We matched the old bike frame geometry for this Tour Divide 29 hardtail. Designed for long bike rides, low maintenance and low weight. 142×12 with replaceable derailleur hanger, brake pistons in frame triangle and various gussets to increase the stiffness
HILITE was already first maker introducing titanium frame with Pinion. With our new build bike we are again a trendsetter and innovator on the market. All fatbiker will love it. Titanium 29+ fan? We have the right solution for you. The world first titaniu
As long as you have a secure space to lock the bike while you are at work this might be the perfect commuter and fitness bike. Here another low maintenance Pinion P1.18 lightweight build with the Gates Carbon drive belt. The red Chris King hubs and headse
Simplex is the name of that new bike and a combination of simple and complex. As cleaner a bike looks like as more difficult it is to build. Shimano Alfine SG-S705, Gates drive belt and direct mount brake in the rear. No eccentric bottom bracket and our n
This classical Di2 Roadbike frame was optimized on stiffness, comfort and low weight. The titanium tube set is ovalized to increase the stiffness. The frame welds and the finish is on highest end and don’t need to avoid any comparison to US handmade frame
Rohloff Randonneur Bike Frame was build with double butted tubes and brazier dropout. No need for an exzenter. The drop bar plenty of comfortable hand positions, an upright position and pretty robust parts this bike is a good friend for all your touring.
This light 29 Pinion Urban Tourer is astonishing in terms of comfort, weight and rolling resistance. A reduced and bended top tube facilitates the step on also with shorter inseam. Full light system and hub dynamo from Schmidt with the new Schmidt Son LED
Build with high-end parts results in a great off road feeling. The bike has a total weight of 8kg and is a great toy for the off-season or windy, rainy and cold condition. The SRAM CX1 group set reduces the cleaning time and improves a shifting performanc
A clean Rohloff bike build for long touring. Rohloff, Gates CDX belt for an oil-free, silent and low maintenance shifting experience. Schmidt Edelux combined with Schmidt SON SL and our special dropout design. No cable going from hub dynamo through frame
This is our interpretation of a reliable Rohloff Gravel Bike. We use a drivetrain from proven parts: Rohloff rear hub and a Gates Carbon drive belt. To change the 14 gears we use perfectly engineered gripshift which is completely CNC machined. The belt is
Dies ist unser sPinion MTB mit moderner Geo zum biken, mit Pinion, Gates vorbereitet mit Ösen (nicht im Bild aber in der Serienproduktion). Dadurch wird dieses Fahrrad zu einem wahren Alleskönner zum biken in den Alpen, Touren, Gravel biking etc.
For a long time we had to wait for the Cinq Shift: R for Pinion, but now the Titanium Pinion Racebike is rolling on narrow tires. The Pinion road bike frame offers ample tire clearance for wider tires and also eyelets for mounting the mudguards. The frame