Keep going. Don’t give up. Stay ahead of the pack. Anyone who is chasing a distant goal has to work hard.
This was our starting point when designing this expedition-ready touring bike: stainless-steel frame and Pinion gears meet as a superlative bike that is almost indestructible.
Every explorer benefited from the technical developments of their time. Does your internal compass also point towards adventure? We have built a bike that you can climb onto in front of your front door, and a few weeks later be crossing the Arctic Circle.
Designed for: day rides, mountain touring, expeditions – on snow, sand, or mud
This is no bike for anyone with a fear of committing to a relationship. The Rennstahl 853 MTB Derailleur defies anything its rider may subject it to – and will continue to do so over the years that come. But its ultimate willingness to comply makes it the perfect life partner.
Designed for: touring, mountain trails, everyday use
The Rennstahl 853 MTB Pinion, with its centrally-positioned internal gear system, is certainly the kind of bike that turns heads. But it’s not just for show: with its array of fine details, it is ideal for a wide range of uses.
“As a touring mountain bike, the steel Rennstahl bike destroys conventional categories. It rides majestically: solid and with minimal vibration.”
Trekkingbike (April 2015)
The Reynolds 853 tube set represents the pinnacle of steel alloys, and is designed for hard touring and tough everyday use. It gives an impressively comfortable ride, with an exceptional ability to absorb vibrations from uneven road surfaces, and well-designed tube dimensions ensure extreme durability. The cathodic electro deposition coating – a technique taken from large-scale industrial processes – provides the entire frame, both inside and out, with extreme resistance to rust and impact damage. This all means that the Rennstahl 853 MTB Derailleur is the perfect ride for any cyclist who is looking for a loyal partner for all situations, and prizes the high performance and light weight of derailleur gears.
The bike is built for touring and trekking. As with our internally geared machines, the rear triangle is constructed with a little extra length, which provides extra wheel clearance. The longer wheelbase also makes the handling a little more forgiving, for a more relaxed ride. The top tube is longer and therefore sportier, but not excessively so. This gives the rider a feeling of being more connected with the bike: their centre of gravity is shifted to the middle of the front triangle. Assembled in its minimalist version, the 853 MTB Derailleur is ideal for racing, mountain touring and day rides. When fitted with lights, mudguards and racks it is a dependable companion for shopping or the daily commute. But when required, it’s just as happy on an expedition and doesn’t complain when it gets loaded up.
The 853 MTB Derailleur is available with the Rennstahl-developed rigid fork (built for a load of up to 185kg), or with suspension forks from DT Swiss or Cannondale. Gears and braking come courtesy of the top Shimano groupsets, gear ratio as desired, 1x, 2x, or 3x. To equip the 853 MTB Derailleur for touring or everyday use, various optional packages are available that cover pannier racks, mudguards and lights. With Tune Components stem, handlebars and seat pin, a little colour can be added.