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Pinion Bikes

With our titanium bikes with Pinion gearbox, we have surely managed to surprise the industry, because HILITE Bikes was the first manufacturer ever to successfully install a Pinion P1.18 gearbox in a titanium frame. And since Pinion gearboxes offer so many advantages in terms of wear, maintenance, gear ratio, etc., we of course never stopped working with Pinion and were able to gain a vast amount of (positive) experience.

This experience encouraged us to try the whole thing with an aluminum frame (more precisely an AL7005) and the result was a 650b hardtail MTB, with plenty of tire clearance and all possible extras (screwed cable routing, triple-butted tubes, conical head tube, ..). The hardtail frame can also be built as a solid travel or touring bike.

The last development leap from Gates Carbon Drive with the ‘Center Track System’ then encouraged us to also manufacture our frames Gates ’ready’. For this, we developed our CNC dropout and not only meet the requirements of the Gates company but even exceed them with our horizontally movable dropout. The assembly of a chain tensioner is therefore unnecessary.

We cordially invite you to test our Pinion models in detail in Basel.


More information about Pinion, such as the gear ratio calculator, can be found here.

And everything worth knowing about the Gates Center Track System can be found here.