Zerode is built on a heritage of DH racing success, but their sights are set squarely on the future of mountain bikes. Combining modern geometry and cutting-edge carbon manufacturing with the superior suspension performance and traction that can only be achieved with an integrated gearbox, Zerode has one simple goal in everything they do—deliver a better riding experience.
Taniwha is Zerode’s full-suspension gearbox bike, with trail and enduro-optimized versions available. Built around a high-quality Pinion Gearbox, the bike has a massive gear range inside a sealed package that is nearly maintenance-free and offers dramatically improved ground clearance when things get rough and rowdy.
By eliminating the need for a derailleur and cassette, unsprung weight is moved from the rear wheel to the bottom bracket, providing incredible traction and suspension performance that simply can’t be matched by bikes with a more traditional drivetrain. The simple suspension design and fixed chain line optimize pedaling performance throughout the bike’s travel range, and further reduce the need replace parts on even the hardest-ridden bikes.
Cycle Monkey offers complete bike packages, framesets, and frame/fork combos for the Taniwha and Taniwha Trail platforms. If you’re looking for a radically different but proven design that will increase your confidence on the trails, Zerode will push you to push your riding further.
"The Taniwha faithfully kept pace through hard hits and chattery sections. In a word, it felt calm. It's an eerie feeling, as though the rear of the Zerode is focusing more intently on the ground than other bikes......The Taniwha conforms to all terrain at any speed with a level of sensitivity, response and devotion that I'd never expect from an air-sprung shock." Bike Mag Review
"The phenomenal suspension performance is not solely a result of the consistent, well thought out kinematics of this design though; it comes from that exceptionally low un-sprung mass" Fanatik Bike Co Review
"Riding down the super irregular rock at Bootleg, the rear end of the Taniwha tracked the ground better than any other bike I’ve ever been on, including full blown DH rigs with perfectly dialed coil shocks."
"The Taniwha brings something to the table that’s legitimately different, and in many aspects, legitimately better."
Blister Gear Review
"The forward thinking Zerode Taniwha complete with it's smooth changing gearbox is exciting news in the bike industry"
Spoke Magazine Review
"The Zerode Taniwha has the most impressive rear suspension that I have ridden, crushing trails like no other enduro bike. It feels like the rear wheel never leaves the ground. The resulting grip and composure are unmatched."
Bike Hub Review
"For a rider who is constantly looking for the next best thing in mountain bike performance and durability, the Taniwha is immediately intriguing, as it’s a bike that fundamentally seeks to improve the mountain biking experience."
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