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Cycle Monkey

Internal Gearing Specialists, Bicycle Distribution & Service Center

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Tout Terrain Bike Models Overview

Tout Terrain offers a wide range of high quality frames for touring, commuting, and adventuring by bike. With so many options, it can be challenging to determine which frame is best for your riding style and intended usage. “Tout Terrain” means all-terrain in French, and the name correlates with a design philosophy that their bicycles can be used in a variety of situations and cover a variety of uses. In some cases, multiple model names apply to the same frame, and indicate different wheel sizes or other features. Here’s a quick guide to help you make sense of the offerings.


Using the Gates Carbon Drive App

Belt drive systems from Gates Carbon Drive offer a multitude of advantages over traditional, chain-driven drivetrains: Belts do not rust or require lubrication, offering year-round reliability with minimal mess and virtually no upkeep. You can simply wipe ‘em down after a messy ride and immediately be ready to roll again—no chain cleaner or removal necessary. Belts also last 5-10x longer than most chains and don’t stretch. As a result, belts and sprockets tend to wear at the same (significantly slower) rate.


Calculating Gear Ratios with the Pinion Gearbox

New Pinion users often find themselves wondering which size front or rear sprockets to use with their Pinion gearbox, or how to compare Pinion gearing setups with a derailleur bike. Pinion gearing can be easily compared to external gearing using the internal gear ratios for the gearbox and the size of the front and rear sprockets.

Here is what you need to do: