Just unveiled at Sea Otter Europe, Nua Bikes is jumping into the world of Pinion gearboxes. Based in Barcelona Spain, Nua’s focus is reported to be versatile, while their beautifully crafted titanium frames feature all the modern technology tricks that provide a bicycle that will be highly 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…
Like the photos above the bikes with gearbox’s aren’t exactly taking over yet, although they are beginning to pop up more and more, especially these equipped with the Pinion drivetrain. When mated with a Gates belt, the result is definitely less maintenance intensive, although you will still need to do fewthings 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 claims the Dual was built to be the perfect mix of your around town bike during the week while then switching over to be your secret dirt road explorer on the weekend. The Nua frame, seat post, stem, and fork are all built out of titanium, while all the remaining parts were hand picked specifically for creating this amazing show bike.
Most of Nua’s bikes are in the full custom realm, so pricing and geometry all vary per build. But if you want to get your hands on one of these titanium beauties for yourself – or at least get more information, check out the Nua website below.