The Priority 600 is an ‘All Road’ commuter bike that features the Pinion C1.12 gearbox, a transmission designed by former Porsche engineers. That means you get a bicycle that has a miniature automotive manual transmission. That comes with some perks – aside from the coolness factor – like a 600% gear range. That means you can finally get those super low lows without sacrificing the high gears. I can easily climb the largest hills in town with the 600. It’s so good that I rarely use anything lower than 4th gear. I normally reside in gears 4,8, or 10. In addition to the Pinion C1.12 gearbox The 600 features 650b WTB wheelset with 47c tires, a WTB saddle, a Dynamo hub to power the included front and rear lights. All this in a bike that weighs 31.8lbs. Only 0.4 lbs more than the Continuum Onyx.
Overall this is a great bike and well worth looking at if you have the coin to afford a $2200 bike. I already have the Continuum Onyx, and I though this would be a tough sale to get me to transition, and the onyx still a great bike – but this 600’s gear range and weight distribution has me wanting to take the plunge and buy one.
What do you think? Is the 600 from Priority and the Pinion gearbox a good deal, or is it overpriced? Comment below.
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This bicycle was sent by Priority Bicycles as a review bike on the terms that I could buy it if I like it, or return it if I do not.