The new Panorama Boreal Pinion is an all-terrain touring bike with a Pinion gearbox, Gates Carbon belt drive, 29+ tire clearance, and loads of mounts for racks and other accessories. Find photos, specs, and other essential details here…

We’ve been anxiously awaiting the official launch of Panorama Cycles’ first Pinion-equipped bike, which was teased last winter during Samuel Lalande-Markon’s 2,725-kilometer journey across Quebec, Canada. The final product, the Panorama Boreal Pinion, was also tested thoroughly on more than 2,000 kilometers of sandy tracks on the Baja Divide in Mexico. In short, the Panorama Boreal Pinion is an all-terrain touring bike designed around a Pinion internal gearbox, Reynolds 525 steel frame with matching rigid fork, and a low-maintenance build kit.

Panorama Boreal Pinion
  • Panorama Boreal Pinion
  • Panorama Boreal Pinion
  • Panorama Boreal Pinion

The Panorama Boreal Pinion has clearance for 29 x 2.8″ tires, but according to Panorama, it has been designed with two personalities in mind: 29 x 2.0″ for a mix of road/off-road or 27.5 x 2.6″ for off-road riding. The frame has all the mounts you could need, including top tube bosses, multiple bottle mounts, downtube mounts, rack/fender mounts, and three-pack mounts on the fork. Panorama opted for the 600% gear range of the C1.12 Pinion gearbox and a Gates Carbon belt drive for all complete builds, but other models are available upon request.

The frame has internal dropper post routing, external brake and shifter cables, sliding rear dropouts, boost hub spacing, and a 27.2mm diameter seat post. The fork is made from 4130 Chromoly steel, uses post-mount brakes, and has dynamo cable routing. At first glance, its geometry looks spot on for its intended purpose: a long wheelbase, slack-ish headtube angle, a generous 62mm fork offset, and a 65mm bottom bracket drop.

Panorama Boreal Pinion
  • Panorama Boreal Pinion
  • Panorama Boreal Pinion
Seat Tube 440mm 460mm 490mm
Top Tube 597mm 611mm 637mm
Head Tube Angle 68° 68° 68°
Seat Tube Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
Chainstay Length 470-485mm 470-485mm 470-485mm
Headtube Length 150mm 170mm 190mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 65mm 65mm 65mm
Wheelbase 1165mm 1178mm 1210mm
Frame Stack 602mm 621mm 639mm
Frame Reach 416mm 425mm 445mm
Fork Offset 62mm 62mm 62mm
Fork Trail 79mm 79mm 79mm

The Panorama Boreal Pinion is offered in a well-rounded, no-fuss build kit with a few optional upgrades. It has a C1.12 Pinion gearbox, Gates carbon belt, Velo Orange Crazy Bars, a rigid aluminum seatpost, and a WTB Pure saddle. You have your choice between WTB, Industry Nine, or Velocity wheels, 27.5 x 2.6″ Maxxis Rekons or 29 x 2.0″ Schwalbe Marathon Mondial tires, and either SRAM Level, Level T, or Shimano XT four-piston brakes.

  • Panorama Boreal Pinion
  • Panorama Boreal Pinion

The Boreal Pinion is available for pre-order as a frame/fork with the Pinion set for $4,399 CAD (~$3,240 USD) or as a complete bike starting at $5,999 CAD (~$4,420 USD). Orders are expected to ship by early April 2024. Head over to to learn more.

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