Features:

  • Recumbent-upright combination makes communication easy
  • Unrestricted view for both riders
  • Freewheel in front – ideal for families and special needs
  • Excellent maneuverability thanks to short wheelbase
  • Suspension
  • E-motor
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E-Tandem as a Fleet of Family Vehicles: PINO STEPS with Adjustable Wheelbase

With its powerful Shimano mid-motor, the PINO STEPS is a genuine alternative to car ownership – be it as a commuter vehicle, family taxi, cargo carrier, or touring bike for two.

The tandem as a pedelec: powered by ShimanoPower at the touch of a button: an e-motor like the Steps is pretty practical, particularly when carrying two riders, or transporting heavy loads. In short: the PINO with the Steps is a match made in heaven.

The Shimano Steps E 6100 mid-motor has a max. output of 250 W and features three different assist modes: Eco, Normal and High. Its display is mounted to the end of the handlebar so that the rider can easily keep an eye on all important data – speed, assistance level, range, battery level, and much more – with no head-turning or neck-straining. PS: the customized version of the PINO is also available with a Shimano EP 8 motor!

And by the way: the Shimano Steps has a walk-assist function that makes it easier to push a fully loaded tandem. And that’s a good thing, because you just never know what or whom you might have to pick up along the way…

The tandem as a city bike: adjustable wheelbaseThe PINO STEPS has a telescoping frame. This means that you can shorten the wheelbase by simply pushing the front section into the main frame. The result? A nimble cargo bike with the wheelbase of a normal city bike, a family taxi that can be parked in tight spaces in cellars, garages, or other parking areas, or a tandem that fits onto any standard rear-mounted car rack.

In short: a bicycle that adjusts. To your life.

The tandem as a family taxi and cargo bike: so versatileSome kids would rather be active co-pilots than veg out in a box or a trailer: from one meter (3’3”) in height, they can take a front-row seat on the PINO. Thanks to the freewheel mechanism and secure harness, these young co-pilots can also relax, nap or rest their legs whenever they want to. To accommodate the smallest riders (under 1 meter), a Crankset with Adjustable Arm Length is also available.

If your little one is off visiting grandma or their best buddy, the Porter Bag can take their place on the front seat. This weatherproof bag instantly transforms the tandem into a cargo bike. It has a maximum volume of 120 liters and can hold up to 40 kg (88 lbs) of cargo. Which is already a lot.

But there’s room for much more: for example, large items like beverage crates can be carried on the Porter Rack. This accessory lets you safely transport heavy objects beneath the recumbent seat, lowering the PINO’s center of gravity for even better traction!

The tandem as a bicycle built for two: ergonomically adjustable On the PINO, both riders can enjoy a panoramic view of the surroundings and the wind on their faces: be it on the rear saddle or front recumbent seat. Not only the saddle height, but also the height and width of the handlebars can be adjusted – without having to change the angle of the grips – to ensure that the rear rider is sitting in an ergonomically optimal position.

The recumbent front seat can accommodate riders between one and two meters (3’3”-6’7”) in height. The position of the front crankset can also be quickly adjusted to the rider’s leg length. Keep in mind: all you need for sitting in the front seat is trust in the rear rider. If this trust is there, even people with a visual impairment can experience the joy and exhilaration of cycling. For riders with impaired motor skills, various special pedals are available. And thanks to the freewheel, no pedaling is required: they can simply sit, well-secured, in the front seat and enjoy the ride.

 
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Big-city PINO

The PINO STEPS is the perfect e-bike for the city. This is the feedback we’re getting from our urbanite PINO enthusiasts around the world. The photos for our catalog were taken in Hamburg, the beautiful city-state on the Alster river.


Nature-lover PINO

The PINO STEPS is also perfect for an outing in the countryside, like a super-cool father-son trip with tent, fishing rod, and campfire. Fun and adventure to the power of two!


Its name was PORTER. PINO PORTER.

Until 2013, the PINO model “PORTER” was still being sold as the cargo bike of tandems. The ingenious Porter Rack and Porter Bag are (luckily!) still available, and in this video, Julian from Hase Bikes demonstrates how they can be used for transporting 2 crates and a large load of groceries.


Silent film starring the PINO PORTER

Here is the old PORTER how-to video. It might look a little “old school,” but it’s still pretty impressive too see how much the PINO can carry with the right accessories.


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Practical STEPS for more mobility

Few people have known the PINO for as long as bike dealer Monika Schwarz. As a HASE BIKES partner for the past 20 years, she has followed the ­development of the tandem from the very beginning and has been riding her own for many years. We asked her to test-ride the new PINO STEPS for us.

Who better to test our PINO STEPS prototypes than experienced bike dealer Monika Schwarz? The 46-year-old has always had a passion for anything with wheels and pedals – including adaptive cycles for special needs riders. She even worked in our manufacturing facility for several years.

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