Rapcon Pmax Pinion

Rapcon Pmax Pinion

The future is now! The RAPCON PMAX PINION marks the beginning of a new era of E-MTBs and outshines everything that has come before. The revolutionary PINION drive combines motor and gearbox in one housing and makes vulnerable derailleurs obsolete. The centre of gravity of this system is more central than ever. In combination with the selectable chassis with Mullet option and 170/165 or 150/150 mm travel, this results in unbeatable riding performance. The flexible battery range with up to 1430 Wh transforms the bike into an enduring climber.

€ 9,999.00
CHF 9,999.00
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Cross Country
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E-MTB redefined: revolutionary drive technology, 1430 Wh battery capacity and minimal maintenance.
Weight assembled bike
from 23,4 kg
Frame material
150/150 mm | 170/165 mm
Wheel size
29 in| 29/27,5 in (mullet option)
Pinion E1.12 (85 Nm)
720 Wh | 960 Wh, optional: +470 Wh
    Rapcon Pmax Pinion
    Worry free wild rides

    The extremely impact and shock-resistant Rock Guard protects both the high-quality carbon frame and the motor unit from hits and stone chips - perfect for wild rides downhill and uphill.

    Less maintenance, more riding

    Time intensive chain maintenance after every ride, and gear adjustment when external contact causes disalignment, is a thing of the past with the low-maintenance combination of the MGU and belt.

    Smooth operator

    Annoying chain rattle is a thing of the past - the responsive belt tensioner ensures optimal tension in the system, regardless of the terrain or environment. Only a quiet bike is a fast bike…

    Critical Mass

    The combination of motor and gearing pushes the center of gravity into the middle of the bike. The removal of a cassette and rear derailleur ensures easier handling, and the proven Rapcon rear triangle works even better.

    Always stay cool

    The Rapcon Pmax Pinion is a true sportster. Ventilation slots in the headset area provide the battery with additional cooling. Brutal tours even in hot weather? Check!

    Premium pivots

    The rotating cable guide on the main bearing prevents cable movement during compression. Good for the kinematics, and the cables are also happy. Further forward in the frame: the sealed charging port.

    Ergonomic control unit

    Choose your preferred FIT cockpit in the bike configurator. What they all have in common: operation directly on the handlebars, excellent readability (even with sunglasses) and the powerful "E-Bike Control" app.

    Power for bloody long tours

    The bottle holder can be replaced by a range extender for a whopping total of up 1430 Wh. The primary battery is located in the downtube is secured with a key.


    You want a versatile e-MTB for trail and enduro with a trendsetting drivetrain? Then the Rapcon Pmax Pinion is your bike. With Pinion's innovative E-Drive System and the geometry adapted to it, we have improved the versatile riding characteristics of the Rapcon Pmax even further. Reduced to a single component, the 12-speed drivetrain with stress-free belt guarantees reliable operation at the highest level and the necessary reliability to get you further on the trail.

    Speaking of distances: batteries with a capacity of at least 720 Wh can be installed in the frame of the Rapcon PMAX Pinion. With an additional range extender, a maximum battery capacity of an outstanding 1610 Wh is possible for epically long tours and enduring summit storms.


    Conical Screw Connection

    The combination of conical bearing seats, bearings and screws guarantees a backlash-free connection. Very low maintenance, low risk of cracking noises.


    The Motor.Gearbox.Unit (MGU) from Pinion manages to merge a powerful, wear-free motor and electronic gear shifting into an innovative drive unit system, all under the same housing. The advantages are:

    • The all-in-one Pinion MGU requires (apart from an oil change every 10.000 km) zero maintenance.
    • Thanks to the long-lasting belt drive, there is no need for a chain and rear derailleur - two components that are constantly exposed to dirt and water. The advantage: significantly reduced service efforts.
    • Without a rear derailleur and cassette, and with the central placement of the motor-gear unit in the bottom bracket area, the mass on the rear wheel shrinks to a minimum. The result: optimal weight distribution with balanced handling off-road.
    • The integrated gearbox enables uninterrupted shifting under full load. If desired, the Pinion MGU can change gears automatically.

    You can find out more about the Pinion MGU and the other e-bike motor systems we use in this magazine article.


    With SIMPLON’s geometry table, you can find the right bike for your individual needs. Because one thing’s for sure: The geometry is a deciding factor in how your bike feels when you ride it!

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    Rapcon Pmax Pinion 150/150 39/S 41/M 44/L 46/XL
    A Seat tube length 395 400 420 445
    B Top tube length 550 582 604 625
    C Head tube angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
    D Seat tube angle 79,5° 79,5° 79,5° 79,5°
    E Head tube length 108 108 118 126
    F Chainstay length 447 447 447 447
    G Wheelbase 1204 1237 1262 1285
    H ** Bottom bracket drop 31,5 31,5 31,5 31,5
    I Fork length 573 573 573 573
    K Fork offset (rake) 44 44 44 44
    L Fork travel 150 150 150 150
    M Stand over height 737 739 740 740
    N Travel (frame) 150 150 150 150
    R Reach 435 466 486 506
    S Stack 620 625 635 642
    STR* Stack to Reach 1,43 1,34 1,31 1,27

    All lengths in mm
    * STR: Higher number indicates more upright sitting posture
    ** Left BB Drop with 29“ front and rear with Flipchip low, right BB Drop when 29“ in front and 27,5“ in rear with flip chip high

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    Rapcon Pmax Pinion 170/165 39/S 41/M 44/L 46/XL
    A Seat tube length mm 390 410 440 460
    B Top tube length 552 584 606 627
    C Head tube angle 64,2° 64,2° 64,2° 64,2°
    D Seat tube angle 78,7° 78,7° 78,7° 78,7°
    E Head tube length 108 108 118 126
    F Chainstay length 447 447 447 447
    G Wheelbase 1210 1244 1269 1302
    H ** Bottom bracket drop 25,5 25,5 25,5 25,5
    I Fork length 593 593 593 593
    K Fork offset (rake) 44 44 44 44
    L Fork travel 170 170 170 170
    M Stand over height 743 745 746 746
    N Travel (Frame) 165 165 165 165
    R Reach 424 455 475 495
    S Stack 628 633 643 670
    STR* Stack to Reach 1,48 1,39 1,35 1,35

    All lengths in mm
    * STR: Higher number indicates more upright sitting posture
    ** Left BB Drop with 29“ front and rear with Flipchip low, right BB Drop when 29“ in front and 27,5“ in rear with flip chip high

    Test Reports

    SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax Pinion: The first big review at EMTB

    Successful first review: “If you are looking for a downhill-orientated enduro with Pinion technology, you can only find it at Simplon at the moment” - says EMTB magazine in its big test of the new Rapcon Pmax Pinion. 

    Read more!