I’m in the planning stages of my second build and like the idea of a Pinion gearbox but availability seems to be an issue. I do see them listed in a few places but they’re big money. Based on the little bit of research I did it look like I would be getting close to $3K just for the gearbox, sprockets, crankarms etc from the places I could find them. The Priority 600X is $3500 for a complete Pinion bike with a suspension fork, so there must be a way to get them cheaper. Any hope for a hobby builder? At $3k it’s not really an option, curious what others have found.
It looks like you’re in the US, right? I’d recommend reaching out to VPL who is the distributor for Pinion. If you have insurance/tax docs/etc, they should be able to set you up with an OEM account.
Not sure if they can sell outside New Zealand but Zerode is our local distributor and its a lot less than 3500usd
@liberationfab has the right contact.
I would reach out to them, even if they are a hobby builder. Their team is amazing and fully supports the Framebuilder mission.
Thanks for the info folks, I’ll have to reach out and compare with other options as well. I love the idea of the gearbox/belt drive and not having to deal with a chain but the upfront cost is still a tough pill at the moment.
you could also try that BikeMan website. they are in the US and have fair prices.