Pinion p1.18 gearbox is pretty new bicycle component made in Germany. Straight after its presentation on Eurobike 2012 we started to receive questions about it and its possible use on our recumbents. There are many reasons why people like the idea of having 18 gears in the bottom bracket but we see the biggest advantage when using it on recumbents in wider gear range. It is a typical problem. When you go uphill you need lower gears to be able to pedal with higher cadence. When you go on flat lands or downhill, you need higher gears for achieving higher speeds. And standard 3×9 gears or Rohloff hubby does`t cover all that. But Pinion does. Its gear range is with 636% enormous! It is also very clean solution with no derailleurs, no cassettes, just one sprocket and one chain wheel plus little tensioner.
It did not take too much of time and we have had an order on the table. For a TRIcon with Pinion and BionX motor as well. One of the most expensive bikes we have ever produced went to Germany than. It was an amazing trike and you can see its pictures here. If you have any questions, just post them among comments or send us an e-mail.
Note: Those crazy plastic pedals you can see on the trike are there just for testing purposes before we packed the trike into box. Click HERE to learn about the new AZUB trike projects!
Click HERE to learn about the new AZUB trike projects!