Pinion Industrial

GEARBOX SOLUTIONS
FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL USE

We deliver the heart of drive technology for commercial bicycle use.
From rental bike fleets to heavy-duty cargo e-bikes – for bicycles, tricycles, and quadracycles.

 

ALL ABOUT GEARBOXES

Velofactur E-Cargo Bike
PROVEN AUTOMOTIVE
TECHNOLOGY
MAINTENANCE-FREE &
CALCULABLE SERVICE
HEAVY-DUTY
APPLICATIONS
COST-EFFECTIVE
WITH MINIMAL TCO

A SHIFT IN URBAN MOBILITY

 

Overcrowded city centres, poor air quality and increasing demands on urban logistics – inner-city transport must become more sustainable. Heavy-duty cargo bikes in particular have great potential and can successfully replace traditional delivery cars, trucks, and vans in many scenarios. But classic bicycle components do not stand a chance under such harsh conditions. Reliable vehicles require reliable shifting solutions! Pinion gearboxes are built to withstand the relentless stresses and strains of the most demanding commercial and industrial cargo bike applications.

Download: Pinion White Paper Business Cargo (DEU/EN)

GEAR SHIFTING
BASED ON PROVEN
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

 

Pinion offers robust drive technology in a series of gearboxes designed specifically for heavy-duty applications. The gearboxes use spur gearing based by sophisticated automotive transmission technology. The result is a shifting system that is virtually wear-free, requires no adjustment, and provides outstanding long-term reliability. With its fully sealed construction and flexible positioning within the drivetrain, Pinion gearboxes are a driving force in the cargo bike market.

 

OUR TECHNOLOGY

Inside a Pinion Gearbox

TESTED IN-HOUSE,
PROVEN AROUND THE WORLD

 

At Pinion we develop and test all our products based on established automotive standards. From lifetime endurance tests to overload testing, from misuse testing to exposure to the most extreme conditions. We leave no data-sheet unturned to ensure that we deliver the most durable and reliable product.

For nearly 10 years, passionate cyclists around the world have relied on Pinion gearboxes for bicycle touring, mountain biking, urban riding and e-bike exploration. Adventure cyclists can spend years on their journeys and cover distances of 30,000-40,000 km at a time. Some Pinion gearboxes have logged in excess of 100,000 km. Whether low in the salt flats, high in the Himalayan mountains, or on a quick ride across town, Pinion gearboxes are virtually wear-free and shift precisely in even the toughest conditions.

PINION FOR BICYCLES, TRICYCLES
AND QUADRACYCLES

 

Electric cargo bikes have unique design requirements for specific applications. The Pinion system can be integrated into a variety of drivetrain configurations, whether it has two, three, or four wheels. The Pinion gearbox gives you the flexibility and freedom to design and build the bicycle, tricycle or quadracycle that is perfectly fits your cargo and your application.

Quadracycle

HEAVY-DUTY QUADRACYCLE

Tricycle

CARGO TRICYCLE

Tricycle

CARGO TRICYCLE

Cargo Bike

HEAVY-DUTY CARGO BIKE

TCO

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP
RELY ON PINON TO INCREASE YOUR UPTIME AND REDUCE YOUR COSTS
  • Designed for long-term use
  • Extended and predictable service intervals
  • Lifetime extension of mobility warranty through Pinion Industrial Care
  • Factory overhaul incl. 2 years follow-up warranty
TCO

Flexible Gearbox Arrangement

„The reliability of our vehicles is paramount. Our pilot-vehicles have already delivered over 60 000 kg of payload to their destination on time. The drivetrain with Pinion gearbox technology has been running for over 10 000 km without any problems. We count on Pinion gearboxes in our series. Pinion delivers peace of mind.“
Björn Fischer

CEO & Board Director, Tricargo

“As mobility experts, we offer turnkey solutions for our customers: cargo bikes, trailers, parking systems and service. Our vehicles operate 24/7 as rental- and commercial-bikes. We make no compromises when selecting components: we choose high-quality, highly functional parts that require minimal maintenance. Pinion transmissions are our first choice for cargo bikes as they pay off over the long term!”

Rüdiger Wiele

Managing Director, VELOfactur

T-Line Gearbox
T-line

STRONG. RELIABLE. CAREFREE.
THE CARGO GEARBOX

The embodiment of German engineering and high-end drive technology in a compact and sealed housing. The T-Line rely on the Pinion drive technology which is based on sophisticated automotive drive technology. Extremely robust, 100% reliable, virtually maintenance-free, efficient and cost-effective. All this combined with service concepts that suit commercial and industrial applications.

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

PINION EXCLUSIVE:
NEUTRAL GEAR OPTION
FOR SAFE MANOEUVRING

 

Pinion T-line gearboxes are the only shifting systems on the market with an optional neutral gear. This allows reverse movement of the bicycle without the crank arms rotating backwards. While operating a heavy vehicle, this feature significantly improves ergonomics and reduces the risk of injury as compared to conventional cargo bikes.

 

T-LINE SPECIFICATIONS

 

Pinion T-Line gearboxes can be integrated into various drivetrain configurations. Gearboxes are available in 6-, 9- and 12-speed versions with gear ratio ranges increasing with the number of gears. The 6- and 9-speed versions are also available with the unique neutral gear option.

Frame connection
Sprocket – Spider mount
NEW Chain line
Maximum input torque

Pinion Standard
Pinion Center Lock
50 mm
250 Nm

Axle standard
NEW Q-Factor
Oil-Fill
Service interval

Pinion Standard
166 mm
60 ml Pinion gearboxoil 
once a year

logo-T1-12 logo-T1-9 logo-T1-6
Number of gears 12 9 6
Overall ratio 600% 568% 295%
Gear steps 17,7% 24,3% 24,3%
Gain ratio in first gear 1,82 1,82 0,95
Gain ratio in fastest gear 0,30 0,32 0,32
Gearbox Weight ca.2100g ca. 2000g ca. 1800g
Neutral gear option -

PERFECTLY
MATCHED ACCESSORIES

 

T-line accessories let you adapt the gearbox for your specific drivetrain requirements. The gearboxes can be configured for use in chain-drive (1 1/8” single-speed or industrial type “08B-1”) or belt-drive configurations. Other accessories include various crank-arm lengths, covers, chain- and belt-tensioners, workshop equipment and tools.

T-line Accessories

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OUR GEARBOX SOLUTIONS?

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I will answer your request personally and work out the perfect solution together with you.

CEES VAN VLIET

Key Account Manager