HomeCyclingDesiknio Brings Their X20 Gravel and X20 Pinion eBikes to North America

Desiknio Brings Their X20 Gravel and X20 Pinion eBikes to North America

There’s hardly any disgrace about using an ebike nowadays, however it seems fairly slick when an organization can cover the electronics and craft a stealthy bike that gives pedal help. Desiknio matches this description, preferring minimalist aesthetics and lean general seems for his or her electrical bikes.

Desiknio is a Spanish firm who make premium, light-weight ebikes. Bikerumor checked out the Pinion again in 2019, and now they’re bringing two of their newer fashions to North America. After securing a ‘strategic alliance’ with fellow ebike model Stromer, Desiknio’s bikes shall be obtainable by Stromer’s web site.

Mahle X20 Motor and Electronics:

Mahle X20 hub motor

As their mannequin names trace in direction of, Desiknio outfitted the X20 bikes with Mahle X20 Smartbike know-how. Each fashions function Mahle X20 250W rear hub motors, which use torque sensors to supply easy energy supply. The motor supplies help as much as 20mph, placing these bikes within the Class 1 ebike class. Mahle’s AMC (Computerized Motor Connection) system permits wi-fi Bluetooth communication with the motor, so there aren’t any cables working to the rear hub. 

The batteries present 250Wh/7Ah, however with the addition of a Vary Extender water-bottle fashion battery, that may be doubled to 500Wh/14Ah. The built-in batteries are neatly hidden contained in the frames, and their cost time is 2-3 hours.

Mahle X20 range extender battery

Vary for each fashions is listed at 31-62 miles relying on help degree, terrain, and so on. Once more, that vary could be doubled by including the X20 Vary Extender.

Mahle X20 control unit

The X20 Good System management unit is built-in into the bikes’ high tubes, and the My SmartBike app by Mahle permits riders to make changes, observe GPS navigation, and monitor velocity, battery energy, vary, and help degree.

Desiknio X20 Gravel:

Desiknio X20 Gravel, side

The X20 Gravel is constructed round a handcrafted monocoque carbon fiber body and fork. The body options inside cable routing and an built-in seat clamp. The fork options inside cable routing, fender, and lightweight mounts, and runs a 15mm through axle.

Two full builds of the X20 Gravel can be found with totally different drivetrain choices. Consumers can select between Shimano GRX 600 or Campagnolo’s EKAR 135 13-speed drivetrain. Drivetrain apart, there are a number of frequent elements listed for the X20 Gravel…

Desiknio X20 Gravel, handlebars

Each fashions get Campagnolo EKAR brakes, a Ritchey Ergo Comp drop handlebar, and a Brooks C13 Carved saddle. Inventory fashions include DSK Black aluminum wheels wrapped with Pirelli Black 45 tires. Desiknio says you may improve to carbon wheels, however you’ll need to get in contact with Desiknio if that possibility pursuits you.  

Desiknio X20 Gravel, rear light

One good contact on the X20 gravel is its built-in lighting. Out again you get a MINI 2 Black E3 tail mild, which sits above the left dropout. Up entrance Desiknio has included a Supernova V521S headlight, which is managed by the bike’s X20 management system.

Desiknio X20 Gravel, angle


The X20 Gravel is restricted to at least one body dimension, which is appropriate for riders from 165-185cm. Desiknio doesn’t present full geometry on-line, however they’ve listed a couple of figures. Seat-to-bar size is 640-660mm, standover peak is 790mm, and seat peak ranges from 595-780mm (measured from the underside bracket).

The X20 Gravel’s claimed weight is 26.5lbs, and the body is available in one ‘Daylight Magic’ shade. MSRP begins at $5995 (GRX 600 construct). The X20 Gravel is now obtainable in North America.

Desiknio X20 Pinion:

Desiknio X20 Pinion, angle

The X20 Pinion is an city commuter ebike that incorporates a Pinion gearbox and a Gates belt-drive system. The X20 Pinion’s heat-treated T6 6061 aluminum body provides the choice of ordinary or consolation types. The consolation body has a dropped high tube, and that mannequin will get a swept-back handlebar. The frames embrace inside cable routing plus water bottle, fender, and rear rack mounts.

The bottom mannequin X20 Pinion comes with an aluminum fork, however there are two fashions that supply a carbon fork. Each forks run a 15mm thru-axle, embrace fender and lightweight mounts, and have inside cable routing.

Desiknio X20 Pinion, gearbox

Accompanying the 9-speed Pinion C1.9 XR gearbox is a Gates Carbon Drive CDX drivetrain with a 46t entrance chainring and a 30t rear sprocket. The X20 Pinion rolls on DSK Black aluminum wheels, and TRP’s C1.8 Clear Cockpit brakes convey you to a halt.

Desiknio X20 Pinion, cockpit

Different elements embrace Ritchey Ergo Comp handlebars, Brooks Ergonomic grips, and a set of aluminum pedals. The usual body fashions get a Brooks C17 Carved saddle, whereas the consolation mannequin will get a Brooks C67. 

The X20 Pinions additionally include entrance and rear fenders (on aluminum fork and luxury body fashions, not included on carbon fork builds). Lighting is included too, with a MINI 2 Black rear mild and Supernova V521S headlight managed by the bike’s iWOC ONE controller.

Desiknio X20 Pinion, rider


The usual body X20 Pinion is on the market in two body sizes (medium and enormous), and the consolation body is available in one dimension. The massive has a seat-to-bar measurement of 685-705mm, a standover peak of 810mm, and a seat peak vary of 615-800mm (measured from the BB). It’s endorsed for riders 180-195cm tall. The medium body is 640-660mm from seat-to-bar, has a standover peak of 790mm, and a seat peak vary of 595-780mm. This dimension is right for riders from 165-185cms. The consolation body provides shorter 615mm seat-to-bar, a a lot decrease 620mm standover peak, and a set peak vary of 565-750mm. This mannequin is appropriate for riders from 155-175cm.

Desiknio X20 Pinion, with carbon fork
Pictures c. Desiknio

The X20 Pinion’s weight is listed at 30.1lbs. Normal body shade choices are Granada Pink or Polar Blue (with carbon fork), or Jade Inexperienced or Darkish Gray (with aluminum fork). The consolation body is barely obtainable in Darkish Gray.  

MSRP for the X20 Pinion begins at $5995. This mannequin shall be obtainable in North America someday this winter.


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