Priority Bikes’ Shreddy New 600HXT, First in US with Pinion Smart.Shift Tech

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Back in late June the New York City bicycle company, Priority Bicycles, released a new “hardcore hardtail” trail bike. Just like the rest of Priority’s line of bicycles, the new 600HXT is created with an eye toward low maintenance. Equipped with the Pinion C1.12 gearbox with electronic Smart.Shift technology, they claim that the Priority 600HXT is the “first-of-its-kind to be offered to consumers in the US”

The 600HXT pairs the Pinion C1.12 gearbox with Smart.Shift tech with a Gates Carbon Drive Belt and Fox suspension, along with modern geometry and class-leading component spec offering both performance and reliability. The 600HXT retails for $3999, but for a limited time (as of the writing of this article) it is available for $500 off at $3499

Priority Bikes 600HXT

Priority Bicycles 600HXT outside front side
Photo c. Priority Bicycles

In the span of the last six years, Priority has used the Pinion gearbox on three different models. The 600HXT is the first to use the Pinion Smart.Technology, and is said to be the first available in the US market.

Eddie Meek, Priority’s director of product development says “The Pinion gearbox offers tremendous benefits for low-maintenance reliability in our commuter, all-road, and 600x bikepacking models“.

He continues, “As soon as we developed the 600x however, we saw the potential for a true trail mountain bike that would take advantage of the centered weight and all-conditions reliability of the Pinion gearbox and Gates Carbon Drive belt, with the flagship “Priority focus” on low maintenance. The key to realizing this was a shifting system that could keep up with the dynamic riding of modern mountain biking, came in the form of the Pinion Smart.Shift technology“.

Priority Bicycles 600HXT Pinion Smart.Shift

Removing the vulnerable and maintenance-heavy chain, rear derailleur, and cassette, that weigh down the rear wheel, shifts the balance to the center of the 600HXT, perhaps offering better handling.

Priority Bicycles 600HXT electric shifting

With the push of a button, the Pinion Smart.Shift runs through the great quickly and efficiently, regardless of conditions and drivetrain load.

Along with the Gates Carbon Drive belt, the “trail-worthy” spec of the FOX 34 Performance 140mm fork, WTB rims, WTB Vigilante 29×2.5 and Trail Boss 29×2.6 (front and rear respectively), TRP Slate quad-piston hydraulic disc brakes, and a OneUp 180mm dropper post means this hardtail is ready for some action.

600HXT Geometry

Priority 600HXT geo
Minimum Inseam 29.5″ 30.5″ 32″
Standover 28.5″ 29.5″ 31″
rider height 5’5″ – 5’8″ 5’7″ – 5’11” 5’10” – 6’2″
(A) Seat Tube Length 360mm 410mm 440mm
(B) Seat Tube Angle 75.5 deg 75.5 deg 75.5 deg
(C) Head Tube Length 80mm 100mm 120mm
(D) Head Tube Angle 65 deg 65 deg 65 deg
(E) Stack 578mm 598mm 608mm
(F) Reach 435mm 447mm 475mm
(G) Effective Top Tube 595mm 607mm 640mm
(H) ChainStay 445mm in Stock Position 445mm in Stock Position 445mm in Stock Position
(I) Wheelbase 1172mm 1186mm 1223mm
(J) BB Drop 60mm 60mm 60mm
Spec(K) Crank Arm Length 170mm 170mm 170mm
(L) Seatpost Travel 150mm 180mm 180mm

600HXT Sizing and Retail

Retail: $3999 (as of the writing of this article receive an additional $500 off)


  • Small: (minimum inseam – 29.5″)
  • Medium: (minimum inseam – 30.5″)
  • Large: (minimum inseam – 32″)

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