The future of mountain bikes: Zerode offers the first production carbon fiber full suspension gearbox frame on the market. The Taniwha enduro model is designed as a complete system that aims to up the ante on long travel trail bike performance and change the way riders look at bike maintenance.
Building on a heritage of DH racing success, Zerode founder Rob Metz has combined modern geometry and cutting edge carbon manufacturing with the proven benefits of a gearbox to create a better riding experience.
With a high quality gearbox from German brand Pinion, the bike has a massive gear range inside a sealed package that is nearly maintenance-free and offers dramatically improved ground clearance when the trails get rough and rowdy. Shifting is super-fast and seamless across the gear range whether pedaling or coasting.
A simple, effective, and proven suspension platform combined with a fixed chain line optimizes pedaling performance through the entire travel range. The single speed rear hub and lack of derailleur, minimizes unsprung weight to further improve suspension performance and the symmetrical spoke angle ensures superb rear wheel stiffness.
"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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