THE TX-1200 Gates. POWERED BY PINION.
REVOLUTIONARY SWITCHING TECHNOLOGY IN THE NEXT GENERATION EXPEDITION BIKES.
In gentle serpentines, the lonely path is meandering through a small forest and getting lost in the dust in the wide plain on the horizon. The noise and the frantic pace of the metropolitan area are by now far behind you. You are taking a deep breath. The only thing to be heard is the steady whirr of the Schwalbe tires that reliably dig into the gravel. You imagine the smooth shifting of the gears in the Pinion gear box more than you feel it. “Is this what freedom feels like ...?” buzzes through your head, briefly. Then you turn off all thought and nothing exists anymore other than you, your bike, and your path. And it feels like you could simply keep on riding forever and ever ... getting disentangled, overcoming limits, gaining distance. For all those who love the adventure, for all those who want to get further, and for all those who seek the great expanse, we have developed the TX-1200 Pinion P2 With the most modern shifting technology by Pinion, a hand-manufactured steel frame in tried and tested vsf manufaktur quality and high quality, long-lasting components, we have created an expedition bike that sets new standards in terms of reliability, resilience, handling characteristics and comfort. See the unique characteristics of the new highlights of vsf fahrradmanufaktur for yourself. The TX-1200 powered by Pinion. At home on the road.
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Oldenburger Manufacturing quality meets Stuttgart art of Enginieering
Two specialists share a passion: building better bicycles. We, at vsf fahradmanufaktur, have always been representative of the highest expectations in terms of comfort, fun driving, and longevity. To constantly develop our quality claim further, we constantly monitor current developments and innovations in the two-wheeler scene. As such, it is only logical that we now – with the TX-1200 Gates – for the first time equip a vsf fahrradmanufaktur bicycle with the innovative Pinion P2 gear unit. The TX-1200 Gates combines the sophisticated engineering from automotive construction with German manufacturing quality into an expedition bike of extra class.
18 True Gears
Without overlaps - with an gear spacing of 11.5%.
Gear Ratio Range 636%
More than any chain or hub gear.
Lightning-fast switching of any number of gears in each direction of driving.
Playing it safe
A sealed, sturdy housing protexts the gearbox from dirt and damage.
The gears operate in an oil bath. Other than an oil change ervery 10,000 km, no other maintenance work on the gearbox is required.
Optimal Mass Distribution
A low, central center of gravity and a lighter-weight rear wheel improve handling, suspension and driving dynamics.
German Manufactory Quality
vsf fahrradmanufaktur bicycles are carefully made by hand in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony. We use high quality raw materials and brand name components that are matched to one another. Environmentally friendly production processes, for instance featuring the solvent-free powder coating principle, round out our profile as sustainable quality manufacturer. To us, bicycles are a holistic mobility concept for individual lifestyles. We do not focus on the individual component on the bicycle, but rather on the harmony of the whole. In addition to the appealing design, the bicycle must also be able to withstand the weather conditions all year long. At vsf fahrradmanufaktur, quality takes center stage – at each step of the production chain. From the idea via the design to the final assembly. Reliably attuned to the needs of our customers, we develop bicycles with a driving experience second to none.
The TX-1200 Gates in Detail
|Frame||25 CrMo 4, 2-times double butted with Pinion transmission interface|
|Frame height||Gents 28": 52, 57, 62 cm|
|Fork||25 CrMo 4|
|Gear lever||Pinion P2 18-Grs twist handle shifter|
|Crank wheel set||Pinion Aluminium, 170mm, 32 tooth|
|Chain||Gates CDX centertrack belt drive|
|Inner bearing(s)||Pinion P1 18-Speed Transmission|
|Gear ratio (F : R)||32 Tooth : 26 Tooth|
|Handlebar||Level Nine, Aluminium, Riser, 31,8 mm|
|Stem||Level Nine, Aluminium, a-head, 31,8 mm, with 4-fach Klemmung|
|Handles||Ergon GR3-L with including Bar-Ends|
|Head set||Ritchey Comp Logic V2, a-head|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Scientia A2 elevated, unisex|
|Seatpost||Level Nine Aluminium seatpost, patent, 27,2 mm, 12 mm offse|
|Brakes||Magura HS33, hydraulice rim brake including brakebooster|
|Brake lever||Magura HS33 2-Finger brake level|
|Hub dynamo||SON 28 hub dynamo|
|Rear wheel hub||Formula DC-52|
|Rims||EXAL MX19, Aluminium hollow rim, double eyelets|
|Tires||Schwalbe Marathon Mondial, 47-622, reflex, EVO-Line|
|Mud guards||SKS fixed bridge with edge protection|
|Rack||Rear: Tubus Cargo incl. Lashing strap Front: Tubus Tara Lowrider|
|Chain guard||Hebie Chainbar|
|Headlight||B&M Lumotec IQ2 Luxos U LED, 90 LUX w/ marker light & sensor|
|Tail light||B&M Line LED w/ marker light|
|Stand||Pletscher Comp rear wheel stand|
|Misc.||Pinion P2 18-Gear Gear unit|