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Silkroad Xplore

The Silkroad Xplore is a touring bike that meets with the highest expectations.

Back in 2012, we combined for the first time the Pinion transmission and a steel
frame to a travel bike and thus is the ideal setting for worry-free cycling.

The Pinion transmission, a German development of designers who had previously been active in the transmission center for Porsche, is integrated in the Silkroad Xplore frame. With its 18 gears, it delivers a huge response spectrum at a very good range of gear ratios, and ideal conditions for long-distance touring. The central arrangement of the transmission provides a balanced weight and therefore perfect handling.

Eurobike GOLD award 2012

What the jury had to say: “A comfortable traveling bike equipped with a wide range of high-quality features. The transmission is completely enclosed, making it low maintenance. The central, low mounting position of the transmission increases stability with a low center of gravity. A travel bike that leaves nothing more to be desired!” iF online exhibition


  • Specially-butted down tube for improved load handling. Improved rigidity and riding behavior.
  • Weight-optimised gear retainer
  • Central position of the chain tensioner optimises weight distribution
  • Stainless steel dropouts reduce the weight and ease handling
  • All braze-ons and dropouts from rust-proof stainless steel
  • Integrated carrier from stainless steel: Stiff, rust-proof, load bearing capacity 40 kg, total load 160 kg
  • Frame from high quality CrMo steel (Dedacciai), extreme durable

Pinion 18-gear transmission
Weight optimized mount
Integrated power supply The Plug

Pinion Techbox

  • 18 REAL GEARS with even steps of 11,5%
  • OVERALL GEAR RATION 636%. More than any derailleur system or hub gear.
  • LIGHTNING-FAST SHIFTING of any number of gears in any situation.
  • PLAY IT SAVE. A sealed rugged housing protects the gearbox from dirt and damage.

Eurobike Award I German Design Award
iF International Forum Design GmbH
2014 Silkroad Xplore
2012 Silkroad Xplore
2012 The Plug II
2009 Metropolitan
2009 SC32 Touring System
2009 The Plug
2006 Panamericana
Trekkingbike Tipp
Delius Klasing Verlag GmbH
2012 Chiyoda
2011 Grande Route
2010 Metropolitan
2010 Via Veneto
2007 Boulevard
2007 Silkroad
AktivRadfahren & RADtouren
2011 Silkroad
2007 Panamericana
2006 Silkroad
2006 Singletrailer