• Kodiak, the ultimate gearbox mountain bike

    the best suspension you have ever ridden

    highlights

    type of bike

    riding style

    suspension

    drivetrain

    shifting

    wheel size

    frame

    Kodiak 130, high-end Pinion mtb

    kodiak 130

    • 130 mm
    • belt or chain
    • 29″

    Fast and agile trail bike with enduro genes. Long, slack, lighter, durable and tons of grip. Is there anything you couldn’t ride?

    from:

     7.814

    kodiak 140

    • 140 mm
    • belt or chain
    • 29″

    Baddest boy of the Kodiak line, master of rough terrain with 29″ wheels and 140 mm travel. Ready to reach high speeds?

    from:

     7.956

    high-end Pinion mtb

    Kodiak MX 150

    • 150 mm
    • chain drive
    • mixed wheels

    Winning formula. Feel the unparalleled grip, the fast 29″ front wheel with the agility of a 27.5″ machine with 150 mm of travel.

    from:

     7.956

    Kodiak 150 in vulcano black, high-end mountain bike

    Kodiak 150

    • 150 mm
    • belt or chain
    • 29″

    Big-hitting rig destined for enduro race tape. Reliable, fast and tons of grip. Win before you started.

    from:

     8.126

    kodiak 130 FS

    • 130 mm
    • belt or chain
    • 29″

    Fast and agile trail bike with enduro genes. Long, slack, lighter, durable and tons of grip. Is there anything you couldn’t ride?

    from:

     4.275

    kodiak 140 fs

    • 140 mm
    • belt or chain
    • 29″

    Baddest boy of the Kodiak line, master of rough terrain with 29″ wheels and 140 mm travel. Ready to reach high speeds?

    from:

     4.275

    Kodiak MX 150 fs

    • 150 mm
    • chain drive
    • mixed wheels

    Winning formula. Feel the unparalleled grip, the fast 29″ front wheel with the agility of a 27.5″ machine with 150 mm of travel.

    from:

     4.275

    Kodiak 150 FS

    • 150 mm
    • belt or chain
    • 29″

    Big-hitting rig destined for enduro race tape. Reliable, fast and tons of grip. Win before you started.

    from:

     4.275

    gearbox

    smart.shift

    suspension

    Our patented multilink PUMA suspension platform is the core of our bikes. It makes the bikes super smooth, fast and gives you more control than ever.

    Thanks to the multilinks we could tweak the leverage ratio independently from other kinematics factors. Something other brands can only dream of.

    PUMA

    Our suspension has a light progressive character. This way the suspension is supple and sensitive around sag, yet big hit capable. Plush with little risk of bottoming out.

    The Kodiak bikes have 115% anti-squat at sag. This compensates for pedal bob and another 15% to account for your body movement on the bike. This way our team crafted a very efficient yet lively suspension platform.

    minimal inertia

    Small lightweight rockers and upside-down-shock-mount reduce inertia of moving parts to an absolute minimum.

    The shock is not linked to the primary rocker, which greatly reduces torsional forces. We use custom self lubricating bronze graphite bearings in some places. These bearings combine a super smooth movement with very high loads and great durability.

    Enduro MTB

    “The Kodiak 140 scores points with its plush suspension and central riding position. The Pinion gearbox ensures a low centre of gravity and is beautifully integrated into the frame.”

    BIKE magazine

    “Downhill the Kodiak MX turns on and purrs smoothly through the terrain. The rear end works first class, responds well and reliably levels even rough passages. There is enough pop available for jumps and sufficient progression for hard landings. As a result, the potent rear end feels like more than 150 mm of travel.”

    Magazine VTT

    “This bike is surely the most successful machine that we have been able to test with this type of transmission. It is totally consistent with its program, whether in terms of the suspension quality, the geometry, mass distribution or the finish.”

    Ride.ch

    “Although the Kodiak 140 only has 140 millimeters of rear travel, it rides extremely smooth and feels like a downhill bike on the trail. Thanks to the Pinion gearbox and a good chain guide, it doesn’t make any noise and is unusually quiet on the descent.”

    drivetrain

    next level riding

    A low center of gravity gives the Kodiak excellent handling and unparalleled smooth riding dynamics. And the gearbox drivetrain also offers you minimal maintenance and the possibility to ride with a carbon belt.

    The unsprung mass of the rear wheel is radically less, as a derailleur and cassette are no longer needed, they are replaced by the gearbox in the center of the frame. This results in a responsive, lively ride feel and more grip on any trail surface, no matter how rough.

    The Kodiak is a Pinion mountain bike specially made for your next cycling adventure. Whether touring for several days, riding technical trails or racing in a demanding enduro stage.

    chain or belt

    If you want even less maintenance and a perfectly silent ride, you might consider riding with a belt drive. The chain is then replaced by a carbon belt, which is only possible in combination with a gearbox drivetrain.

    You can choose to ride the Kodiak 130, Kodiak 140 and Kodiak 150 with chain or carbon belt drive. The Kodiak MX 150 only comes as a chain version.

    Riding a carbon belt is a little less efficient at transferring power. So if you participate in races or ride extremely muddy trails, you better go for the chain option.

    next level riding

    Experience the quick line selection, railing corners and increased stability in technical sections.

    The central positioning of the gearbox in the frame reduces the unsprung mass and increases rear suspension sensitivity. This results in a responsive, lively ride feel and increased grip on every trail surface, giving your maximum confidence.

    Pinion’s magnesium gearbox is almost maintenance free and eliminates the risk of bending or breaking your derailleur.

    chain drive

    All our gearbox bikes come with a chain drive. We have done tests with belt drive, but most of our riders later made the conversion back to chain, as it feels more active, more efficient and works perfectly under all circumstances.

    mechanical shifting

    A Kodiak gearbox mtb can be run with either a Pinion DS2 grip shifter, a Pinion Smart.Shift or with the Instinctiv trigger shifter. In all cases; shifting is fast, instant and precise.

    The Instinctiv Trigger Shifter offers an interaction that is resembling a derailleur shifter with the speed of a gearbox. The system has two stacked levers for thumb actuation. It allows you to shift one gear heavier, or one or two gears lighter with a single thumb stroke.

    electronic shifting

    Pinion Smart.Shift electronic shifting is very quick and precise with a push on the button.

    The shifting battery is fully integrated into the frame, from the outside you hardly see there is an electric shifting system on board. The Smart.Shift gearboxes differ from the normal C line gearboxes in their internal structure. The shifting mechanisms and sensor technology are the main differences, so you can not add Smart.Shift to a normal Pinion gearbox.

    600% range

    With the gearbox mountain bike drivetrain you will have a huge 600% gear range, 20% more than an SRAM Eagle layout.

    • Pinion C1.12
    • chainring/cog
    • 30T x 26T
    • 30T x 30T
    • lowest
    • 0.63
    • 0.55
    • highest
    • 3.85
    • 3.33
    • SRAM Eagle
    • chainring
    • 32T
    • 34T
    • lowest
    • 0.64
    • 0.68
    • highest
    • 3.20
    • 3.40

    equal gear steps

    The Pinion C1.12 or C1.12i SmartShift gearboxes provides equal gear steps throughout all gears making your selected gear ratios more predictable than ever.

    • Pinion C1.12
    • 1
    • 2
    • 17.7%
    • 3
    • 17.7%
    • 4
    • 17.7%
    • 5
    • 17.7%
    • 6
    • 17.7%
    • 7
    • 17.7%
    • 8
    • 17.7%
    • 9
    • 17.7%
    • 10
    • 17.7%
    • 11
    • 17.7%
    • 12
    • 17.7%
    • SRAM Eagle
    • 50
    • 42
    • 19,1%
    • 36
    • 16,7%
    • 32
    • 12,5%
    • 28
    • 14,3%
    • 24
    • 16,7%
    • 21
    • 14,3%
    • 18
    • 16,7%
    • 16
    • 12,5%
    • 14
    • 14,3%
    • 12
    • 16,7%
    • 10
    • 20%
    • Pinion C.1.12
    • gear steps
    • 17.7%
    • SRAM Eagle
    • gear steps
    • 12,5 – 20%

    efficiency

    How does a Pinion gearbox mountain bike compare to a conventional derailleur in terms of efficiency? The short answer is that out on the trail, in varied terrain and changing conditions, it is practically impossible to notice any difference.

    A derailleur layout, under perfect ‘laboratory’ circumstances, has a bit higher efficiency. However when dirt comes into play and builds up the efficiency tends to drop a good few percent.

    Another major benefit of gearbox mountain bikes is the straight, constant chainline, ensuring great efficiency between chainring and rear wheel.

    less maintenance

    A Pinion gearbox on your mountain bike means more time on the trails. The gearbox operates in an open bath and is self-lubricating, so you only need to change oil every 10.000 km. You have almost no drivetrain maintenance and high cost of replacement parts.

    The Pinion gearbox is integrated into the frame at the bottom bracket and is completely sealed from the elements. It is protected from water and dirt and performs in all weather conditions. When the going gets rough on the trail, there are no visible shift components that can break off if you go a little too far.

    weight

    We believe you can do the math. Yes, a gearbox mountain bike weighs around 600 – 800 grams more than a bike with a conventional 1×12 derailleur group set.

    However about 600 – 900 grams of weight is moved from the rear wheel to the frame. This makes the rear wheel lighter. The suspension is more responsive. And during a climb it is difficult to notice the extra weight.

    durability

    Pinion gearboxes are used all over the world, in all conditions no matter how challenging. They have proven their robustness in numerous round-the-world rides. Ice cold temperatures at the Arctic Circle or sweltering desert heat do not present a problem for these transmissions.

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