Shifting Systems


Basically, the following should be clarified when choosing the gears: where do you want to go with ride your the bike and under what conditions? For (sporty) riders who have to cope with big climbs, derailleur gears with a wider range are recommended. For everyday riders in wind and weather, hub gears may be the better alternative as they require much less maintenance. In addition, a coaster brake can only be selected for certain hub gears.

Gear hub

Thanks to its closed design, the gear hub is a reliable companion in al weathers. Your shifting system covers both everyday riding and more sporty areas depending on the number of gears.
The internal lubrication ensures that the gears function reliably and take you to your destination. The shifting system is known for its low maintenance, so you can concentrate even more on touring on bike. You can find your perfect hub gear and your amount of speeds here:

Gear Hub

  • 11 Gang Shimano Alfine Freilauf

    11 Speed Shimano Alfine Freewheel

    With its higher range, the Alfine offers additional gears that pay off on the mountain. It is therefore highly recommended for sportier use. Again, all motors on pedelecs are supported with up to 50 Nm.

  • 14 Gang Rohloff

    14 speed Rohloff

    The 14 speed hub gear of the German inventor Rohloff is the gear for all hub gear enthusiasts. With 14 speeds, the hub offers a similarly wide gear range as a 27 speed derailleur. There are 14 real speeds available, since there is no overlap. The Rohloff hub switches in very constant increments of about 13.6% and is controlled by a twist-grip control. Due to their sealed construction it is extremely durable and guarantees even under extreme conditions long durability.

  • 5 Gang Shimano Nexus Freilauf

    5 Speed Shimano Nexus Freewheel

    A hub gear specially developed for pedelecs that also supports the more powerful motors. A coaster brake is optional.

  • 7 Gang Shimano Nexus Freilauf

    7 Speed Shimano Nexus Freewheel

    The entry-level hub gear. It is perfectly suited for city use, is very robust with its seven gears. With this gear you can choose an eBike with a motor power up to 50 Nm.

  • 8 Gang Shimano Alfine Freilauf

    8 Speed Shimano Alfine Freewheel

    With the Alfine, a hub gear is added that runs very smoothly due to its bearing in oil instead of grease. Perfect for for sporty, everyday or urban use. Ebike motors up to 50 Nm are supported. 

  • 8 Gang Shimano Nexus Freilauf

    8 Speed Shimano Nexus Freewheel

    With its eight gears, the Nexus is a good companion on trekking tours or in everyday life. It can be combined with motors of up to 50 Nm on pedelecs. The coaster brake is optional.

  • Enviolo TR

    Enviolo TR

    The Enviolo stepless system takes cycling to a new level. With the twist grip, the cadence can be continuously adjusted. The gears on the pedelec also combinable with more powerful motors.

  • Pinion C1.12 12 Gang

    Pinion C1.12 12 Speed

    The Pinion gearbox, which is located entirely on the bottom bracket, scores with a particularly large gear ratio. With its 12 gears  it is very evenly graduated and a perfect all-round solution.

  • PINION P1.18 18 GANG

    PINION P1.18 18 SPEED

    The non-plus-ultra of bicycle gears. 18 gears, a huge range and unparalleled reliability. The Pinion P1.18 transmission performs perfectly in the toughest situations and in all conditions. 


Derailleur gear has a number of sprockets in different sizes, a rear derailleur and, on classic bicycles, a front derailleur. The resulting combination of gears allows for a wide range, i.e. a noticeable change in the gear ratio.
Derailleur gears are particularly suitable for riding in mountainous terrain where more gear choices are needed, such as a particularly low gear for starting uphill or a high gear for higher top speed. They are also used on sportier bikes because they save weight and give more direct feedback. Our derailleur gears and their ranges at a glance:

Derailleur gears

  • 11 Gang Shimano Deore

    11 Speed Shimano Deore

    After the further development of the Deore, this gear offers eleven gears to realise a higher range and to be even more flexible with the bike. So even steeper climbs are no longer a problem.

  • 11 Gang Shimano Deore XT

    11 Speed Shimano Deore XT

    The extremely robust derailleur has a good range of eleven gears. This means you can handle steep climbs and high top speeds at a glance. Big pressure is also not a problem for this gear system, which is why we use it in our speed pedelec. 

  • 12 Gang Shimano Deore

    12 speed Shimano Deore

    With its twelve gears, this Deore derailleur offers a wide range that pays off on the mountain. This makes it easy to conquer climbs and still achieve a high top speed on the flats. The durability and precision are at a high level, as is typical for Deore. 

  • 12 Gang Shimano Deore XT

    12 Speed Shimano Deore XT

    Coming from mountain biking, the Deore XT derailleur is the reliable companion when it comes to fine gear shifting and a wide gear range - which are required for sporty riding. It is also indestructible and durable. A clear recommendation for the powerful motors in the pedelec segment.

  • 24 Gang Shimano Acera

    24 Speed Shimano Acera

    In the bicycle sector, the Acera is the starter level trekking derailleur. Thus, the range is perfect for everyday life and hilly tours.

  • 27 Gang Shimano Deore Mix

    27 Speed Shimano Deore Mix

    The Deore groupset convinces with an optimal range for trekking use. The gear gradation is particularly noticeable on trekking tours with various climbs. In ornder to achieve a good price / performance ratio, you will find also some cheaper components in the the mix groupset such as shifters or the front derailleur.

  • 30 Gang Shimano Deore

    30 Speed Shimano Deore

    As a well-tried and tested trekking group, the Deore ist very popular; it shifts reliably, is durable and, with its wide range, offers enough gears even for more ambitious trekking tours.

  • 30 Gang Shimano Deore XT

    30 Speed Shimano Deore XT

    The Deore XT groupset offers extra durability. Wide range, crisp gear shifting and durability are essential.

  • 8 Gang Shimano Acera

    8 Speed Shimano Acera

    The starting derailleur in the pedelec range offers enough gears and a suitable range for everyday use. It is robust and shifts reliably.

  • 9 Gang Shimano Alivio

    9 speed Shimano Alivio

    The Alivio is characterised by high durability and offers enough range for trekking use with its nine gears. Thanks to the high stiffness of the components and the flat design, the shifting system is not susceptible to defects.

  • 9 Gang Shimano Deore

    9 Speed Shimano Deore

    Nine gears are usually enough for pedelecs to find the right gear for everyday use or touring. The Deore derailleur is a well-tried and tested trekking standard that has been continuously developed. It stands out as a reliable and durable gear.

  • 9 Gang Shimano Sora

    9 Speed Shimano Sora

    The compact and robust Sora gears are used on our compact series bikes. With nine gears, it covers a good range of everyday situations. 

Electronic gear

The advantages of derailleur or hub gears are consistently taken further by the electronic implementation. Gear changes can thus be realised particularly precisely. In addition, some electronic gearsticks offer an automatic mode tn

Electronic gears

  • 11 Gang Shimano Alfine Di2 Freilauf

    11 Speed Shimano Alfine Di2 Freewheel

    The first choice for additional gears. Good range, oil bearings and fast gear changes characterise the electronic Alfine 11-speed.

  • 14 Gang Rohloff E14

    14 Speed Rohloff E14

    Rohloff also offers an electronic gearstick that shifts gears quickly and reliably via one button. An automatic mode is on board, as is the setting of a starting gear that guarantees  start at the traffic lights always in the same gear.

  • 5 Gang Shimano Nexus Di2 Freilauf

    5 Speed Shimano Nexus Di2

    Electric drivetrain with 5 gears is possible with coaster brake. Electronic, fast gear changes are supported by the automatic, which completely takes over the shifting while driving. 

  • 8 Gang Shimano Alfine Di2 Freilauf

    8 Speed Shimano Alfine Di2 Freewheel

    Electronic gear changes are paired with smooth running. A good all-round gearstick for both everyday use and (sporty) touring.

  • 8 Gang Shimano Nexus Di2 Freilauf

    8 Speed Shimano Nexus Di2 Freewheel

    The electronic version of the 8-speed Nexus brings with it an automatic mode and gear changes via a button in addition to the very durable construction. The gear changes are quick and precise. The coaster brake is selectable.

  • Enviolo AUTOMATiQ

    Enviolo AUTOMATiQ

    Stepless shifting, and fully automatic. The pedelec adjusts the cadence completely independently.