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Pinion gearbox
#1
Hello,

I am about to buy a new bike.
Hesitating between a Rohloff or a Pinion gearbox.
Anybody riding a Pinion Gearbox bike?
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Pro's and con's?

Cheerio,
Harre
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#2
I like the idea, rear mech's are the bain of my life at the moment, but i think they might be a bit heavy for serious off road use or give you the same range as a conventional set up. I haven't looked at weights myself though.
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#3
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Range is bigger.
1kg heavier then Rohloff

Sorry, the link is in Dutch...
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#4
&quot;harrehart&quot; Wrote:http://www.bongersbikes.nl/pinion

Range is bigger.
1kg heavier then Rohloff

Sorry, the link is in Dutch...

What does the full suss weigh? Impressed it has a bigger range.
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#5
Will have to look up the full weight...
But the weight is better placed then with a Rohloff gearing(in the center of the bike).
Just worried about the bearings of the bottombracket...
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#6
Yeah just read it thanks to google translate and as you say, although heavier the extra weight will be felt far less in the middle of the bike, and the range is excellent, similar to 3x10! I would imagine they would make the BB bearings easily replaceable, or they have drasticly improved the sealing.
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#7
Does look interesting, but for me I think that 1x11 is the future.
I know it's not the same but I ran a hammersschidt for a while till it wore out. And yes I did notice the weight penalty and I'm not someone that worries to much about weight. As said I'm running 1x10 set ups with a big 40/42 tooth ring at the back Iv found this to offer more than enough gears and the simple way it works means there less to go wrong.
Gear boxes on bikes are great but the weight and when they do go wrong they really do go wrong and the cost to fix :o, puts me in mind to keep it simple and stick to single ring up front.
As said this is just my opinion and Iv not used one of theses. If you do get one it would be great to hear what you think.
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#8
I have no experience of pinion gearboxes but I do have a Rohloff and think it is great.  I was a bit concerned about going back to using grip shift but I have found it to be quite good.  I wouldn't worry about the weight being concentrated at back wheel.  I have found that it offsets the weight of the fork making the bike perfectly balanced.  I can now pick the bike up in the middle and it doesn't nose dive.  The only difference I have noticed is when jumping the bike feels a little different but this is no problem once you get used to it.  The real benefit is no wear or maintenance no matter how bad the conditions are.  You really do get all the benefits of single speed but with gears!
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#9
I have a pinion which I'll probably be building over the summer. Give me a shout if you want to come look at the frame
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#10
&quot;ianpinder&quot; Wrote:I have a pinion which I'll probably be building over the summer. Give me a shout if you want to come look at the frame

You still haven't built that up yet? :o
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