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Axxis Bikes’ full suspension Pinion gearbox AM275 trail bike

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The Spanish gearbox bike specialist at AXXIS have branched out from their previous hardtail-only offerings with a new full-suspension bike aimed at the all-mountain and trail riding markets. The new AM275 builds a 6061 aluminum frame around a Pinion gear box for an almost indestructible, well-balanced trail riding platform.

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Axxis claims the bike does well getting you to the top of climbs and then is even more happy to bomb down the technical descents on the other side. The all-mountain AM275 is designed to use the 12 speed Pinion, but an 18 speed version of the gearbox is also available.

As can be guessed from its name, the bike gets built up with 27.5″ wheels. The triple-butted alloy frame gets a generous sloping toptube for plenty of standover, and with the gearbox centered low in the frame should be easy to kick around.

Axxis_AM275_complete-chainstay Axxis_AM275_complete-pivot-detail

It uses a tapered headutbe with a slack 68° head angle, and a 12×142 thru-axle out back connected with 433mm chainstays. The plush 140mm travel faux-bar single pivot frame is designed to be paired with a 150mm fork like the Pike pictured, and gives it the capability for aggressive trail riding or even a bit of enduro.

Axxis_AM275_complete-angle

But for now the bike is being sold as a frame-only, with the drivetrain kit. 2500€ gets you a frame and a complete Pinion 12 gearbox system, including: the gripshift, cabling, the crankset and chainring, single rear cog, and chain tensioner, all of which come pre-assembled and ready to use once the rest of the bike is built-up.

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Patrick Fowler
8 years ago

I can’t wait to see more production of bikes like this. Chain driven derailleurs are the next “old” technology to be replaced

Johan
Johan
8 years ago
Reply to  Patrick Fowler

Great concept, what does the frame weigh?
The bike in picture has Conti raceking on the front, on an AM bike?
Somebody gonna get hurt real bad!

Duzzi
Duzzi
8 years ago

Another pinion single pivot bike: stay away!!!!!!!! With a 2Kg penalty for the drive train at least try to use a Horst or something a tiny bit more efficient!

crank1979
crank1979
8 years ago
Reply to  Duzzi

Nicolai do a great one.

Eric
8 years ago

Would love to see a gearbox AM bike in the mainstream, but done by a brand who knows what they are doing with frame / geometry design.

Scott
Scott
8 years ago

Why is there a rear derailleur Hanger?

Dinger
Dinger
8 years ago
Reply to  Scott

It is to accomodate suspension induced chain stretch, which can only be completely mitigated by having the front pivot on the same axis as the front sprocket’s center line.

crank1979
crank1979
8 years ago
Reply to  Dinger

I use a DT 240 on my Nicolai.

cole
cole
8 years ago
Reply to  Dinger

Chain growth can also be overcome with a linkage that has a floating BB, such as the Mongoose Freedrive.

Tim
Tim
8 years ago

What kind of rear hub gets used with a Pinion drive?

clawhammer
clawhammer
8 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Takes any hub, used a Chris King on mine, next one will get an Acros.

ascarlarkinyar
8 years ago

Yah… a step in the right direction.

Please keep making more transmission gear box bikes. I will buy all of them!

Eventually this will rival the weight of rear derailleurs we have now and be soo much better.

epakesa
epakesa
8 years ago

68º isn’t slack, it’s steep. 63º would be a slack bike, and closer to 70 would be a road bike.

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