Smokestone is a small UK builder owned by Graham Foot, and focuses exclusively on fat bikes. Already having aluminum and titanium options, they wanted to offer a new low-maintenance option by adding a Pinion gearbox. Simply called the Ti Pin, the new bike can be had in stock sizes or custom geometry, along with a slew of gearbox and build options.
Smokestone Ti Pin fat bike with Pinion internal gearbox
Pinion gearboxes seem to be getting more and more popular by the day, on everything from gravel bikes to mountain bikes to everything in between. With well-sealed internals, they offer a low-maintenance alternative to external drivetrains, similar to internal gear hubs. The Smokestone Ti Pin brings the Pinion system to their lineup, adding to existing options with standard drivetrains.
Smokestone will offer your choice of Pinion gearbox, from the 9 and 12-speed C-Line to the 9, 12, and 18-speed P-Line. Prices for the frame and gearbox combination are as follows:
Other parts options on the Ti Pin include Whisky carbon rims, Hope Fatsno hubs, Hope E3 brakes, and a 120mm travel Manitou Mastadon Pro fork. The frame has clearance for up to 26×5.0″ tires with the 197mm rear axle option (177mm also available upon request).
The Ti Pin is available in four stock sizes, or full custom geometry. The frame and gearbox are built to order, with a lead time of four to six weeks from the time of order (and can be shipped worldwide). Check out more on the Ti Pin and other Smokestone bikes at the link below.