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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    Thx. CINQ5 (TOUT Terrain) shifters were introduced in 2014, first for ROHLOFF 500/14. http://ridemonkey.bikemag.com/threads/g-boxx-planetary-first-pics.164697/page-19#post-4002138
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    PINION have unveiled two new gearbox shifters at 2018 Eurobike: Rotary Shifter 'DS2' and 'Shift: R' by CINQ (TOUT Terrain) for drop bars. So far they seem to have no trigger shifter in preparation yet. https://pinion.eu/en/News/ https://pinion.eu/en/accessories-2018/#module-id-11...
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    The Zerode thread

    Rob METZ & 0De(railleur) 'Taniwha' P1.12 at PINION booth, 2016 EuroBike, Friedrichshafen, Bodensee Northern lakeside (Lat. Lacus Raetiae Brigantinus), BW, 'Göhrmanee'. Courtesy of Pinion.eu Courtesy of PinkBike.com
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    According to NICOLAI peeps the all-new PINION C-line (C1.12, C1.9XR, C1.6) w/ die-cast magnesium alloy body won't be available before spring 2017.
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    Has anyone thought I made a joke? :brows: PINKBIKE TECH Chris Porter Talks: GeoMetron 29" Prototype Dec 22, 2015 by Paul Aston I think the big wheeler might need a hug after reading this. I took a first ride on the Nicolai Mojo GeoMetron earlier this year. Since then I borrowed another...
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    So let's look for Rob METZ' all-new-for-2016 CFRP 165mm high-pivot gearbox* AM/trail bike... *... PINION P1.12
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    Weight is almost identically to an 155mm 12-speed 'Ion GPI' resp. 700g above an 205mm 9-speed 'Ion 20 EFFIGear'.
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    Recently, NICOLAI have matched the PINION P1.12 gearbox & GATES Carbon Drive CDX belt drive of the 'Ion GPI' with 'Helius AC PINION'. Hence, the 140mm AM/trail bike 'Helius GPI' was born. While the manufacturer's website is not updated yet, the 2016 catalogue is out now. Pricing (€ incl. VAT)...
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    Rumor was reported that Rob METZ' PINION P1.12 powered ZERODErailleur trailbike project was moving forward and the first batch should be done in 2016. The high-pivot swingarm and shock linkage design (now horizontal instead of former vertical shock position) and chain transmission would have...
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    This is about riding a 29er properly...or... 20" + 9" = Size doesn’t matter: Swissman David GRAF of team GATES NICOLAI rollin' high on a NICOLAI Ion 15
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    Light weight carbon crank arms (100g each) for PINION gearboxes by Swiss company C8 Sports (EB15): Courtesy of MtB-News.de
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    PINION announced a five-year negotiable warranty to all of their gearboxes, even retroactive since date of delivery in 2012.
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    Not a genuine gearbox bike but one that uses a jackshaft (EB15) ... BTW a quite insane beast of a prototype by the BAHR bros' KINETICWorks in which everything comes down to hydraulically actuated on-the-fly adjustment of geometry. Ulrich BAHR was granted a patent (1,2) on that special...
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    NICOLAI Argon Low Fat PINION (EB15) w/ Chris PORTER's GeoMetron geometry: Courtesy MtB-News.de
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    EFFIGear is tinkering with bolt-on gearbox housing and FS fat bike:
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    I'm curious to see that sort of updated BCD bike. :) Epic ride report & opinion on NICOLAI Ion GPI by the pilot: Click.
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    *) ... into a SS hub ...:agree:
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    Not to forget the 2014 EuroBike 'cutting-edge' performance of ROHLOFF SpeedHub 500/14 'tuning' by Petrus MORSCH w/ PU foam* ...
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    NICOLAI Ion GPI tech sheet (GeoMetron geo, sizes: S [not so short], M [long], L [longer], XL [longest]): PDF file (151 KB). NICOLAI Ion GPI complete bike pricing (€ incl. VAT): Tech line: 6,699.00 Pro line: 7,399.00 Specs: Tech line Pro line
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    G-BOXX Planetary, first pics

    Alex MORGAN of Buffalo Composite Designs (BCD) was a great outside-the-box tinkerer. Nexus was his 1994 bike w/ internally mounted SHIMANO Nexus hub - the first (sort of) gearbox DH bike raced publicly. Weight: 34 lbs. Coffin was his 1999 bike w/ internally mounted derailleur & 7-speed...