Recently introduced at Sea Otter Europe, Nua Bikes is jumping into the world of Pinion gearboxes. Calling Barcelona home, Nua claims to focus on versatile, beautifully crafted titanium frames with a focus on modern technology that provides a bicycle that can be enjoyed with less maintenance. Adding a Pinion gear box with a Gates belt drive certainly seems like it would fit in that category, and once you add in the 60mm tires, you have a bike that should be comfortable in a number of different environments…
While gearbox bikes aren’t exactly taking over, we are starting to see more and more of them, specifically equipped with Pinion drivetrains. When equipped with a Gates belt drive, the resulting set up is definitely less maintenance intensive, though you still have to do things like periodically change the oil in the gear box. As is necessary for the build, the Dual frame is custom built to house the Pinion assembly while still offering clearance for the massive tires.
Nua says that the Dual was built to be the perfect mix of a city bike during the week and a dirt road explorer on the weekend. The frame, seat post, stem, and fork are all built by Nua out of titanium, with the remaining parts picked specifically for this show bike.
Most of Nua’s bikes are in the full custom realm, so pricing and geometry all varies per build. But if you want to get your hands on one of these titanium beauties for yourself – or at least get more information, then drop Nua a line below.