Thursday, February 8, 2018

VSF TX1200 Pinion

The VSF TX1200 Pinion 18 speed now claims the top position in the fantastic range of expedition bikes from VSF Fahrrad Manufaktur. The Pinion P1.18 gearbox is a serious contender for the best hub gearbox in the world. All major expedition bike manufacturers will have a Pinion geared bike in their line up this year............but none will be as good value as the VSF.

I will describe the bike through the pictures as I usually do but here is a quick overview of the amazing Pinion gearbox........

18 genuine gears with  even spacing of 11.5%
The gear range of 636% is greater than any other hub or derailleur gear system.
The twist grip gear change enables you to move from any gear anytime with no slipping .
The sealed and sturdy protective housing of the gearbox protects the gears from all weather and any other potential damage.
The transmission works in an oil bath and is designed to run for 60,000kms.
The gearbox is positioned low and central on the bike improving handling and general dynamics of the bike. Taking the rear wheel off could not be simpler.

The P1 18 speed gearbox
From the left hand side
Cockpit detail . USB and light operation from handlebar as standard.
Son hub dynamo.
B&M Lumotec IQ2 Luxos 90 Lux with parking light and remote handlebar fitting
B&M Line Led with standlight.
Super quality Selle Royale Ariel
Magura HS11 hydraulic rim brakes
SKS mudguards.
Schwalbe Marathon Mondial tyres
Anti rust chain. Note easy access to rear wheel.
Ergon GR2 grips with integral bar ends
Exal MX19 rims double walled/stainlessspokes and eyeletted
View from the other side !
VSF have as always created the TX1200 with commensurate quality ..........matching the amazing gearbox with other world class componentry.........

The bike is in my shop for sale . Price £2800.