AZUB with Pinion Gearbox & BionX

From our friends at AZUB comes this information (click HERE for ALL the photos):

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!

Azub BionX 01 Azub BionX 03 Azub BionX 10 Click HERE to learn about the new AZUB trike projects!


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5 Responses to AZUB with Pinion Gearbox & BionX

  1. Demo Bike says:

    Amazing work, great idea. All the best and stretched chain.

  2. Gerardo "Sam" Wuhl says:

    I wish I could have a ICE sprint 26 with a pinion up front… but pinion only works with their partners… :(

  3. Trike Hobo says:

    On page 16 of the Hostel Shoppe recumbent catalog, is offered a BionX E-Assist on an ICE Adventure. You may wish to check into this, as it appears such a device might work on an ICE Sprint also. Call Hostel Shoppe at 1-800-233-4340 to learn more.

  4. milarmon says:

    Sorry, but I think you misunderstood my words. I don’t want a sprint with a bionx. I wasn’t a sprint with the Pinion BB

  5. Marc says:

    No problem.
    Ask German manufacturer Bus Velomo about a Pinion 1.18 gearbox and a boom to fit to your Sprint. AFAIK they build the boom for the Azub as well.
    This is their website:
    Here is the thread in the German recumbent forum regarding the Pinion:
    The Pinion will cost €1500 and the custom boom an other €200.

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