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Zerode Taniwha Trail
Zerode Taniwha Trail

Zerode Taniwha Trail

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Total Cost £599.00
Loan Term 36 Months
Deposit £36
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An incredible trail machine with unbeatable suspension performance that eats up descents and rails corners like nothing else on 2 wheels

Zerode are well known for their innovative design and their use of gearboxes on DH mountain bikes, however, they have created something really special with the Taniwha; Originally a gearbox driven, full carbon enduro bike with 160mm of travel and modern geometry, this trail version tames that original Taniwha, dropping the travel to 140mm but without losing any of the qualities that we loved about it's bigger sibling.
The Taniwha (Māori pronunciation: [tanifa]) makes use of the revolutionary pinion gearbox bolted neatly to the underside of the full carbon frame, getting rid of those derailleur gears that can sometimes be such a pain to use and maintain. The Pinion C.12 gearbox is way beyond anything seen before within mountain bike drivetrains offering immediate, faultless gear changes even whilst freewheeling and offering a significant weight saving over the previous P.12 gearbox.

The lack of derailleur and cassette on the Taniwha significantly reduces suspension resistance and unsprung weight, meaning Zerode have been able to improve suspension performance considerably over derailleur equipped bikes.

With a lack of rear cassette, the hub flanges can be made wider enabling a zero dish symmetrical rear wheel for extra stiffness and strength.

Due to the gear indexing being carried out at the gearbox itself, there is no need for constant gear tweaking and adjusting. Servicing and maintenance are also minimal with the fixed chain line offering longer chain and sprocket life. Pinion gearbox oil changes are recommended annually or every 10,000KM.

The new Taniwha Trail benefits from tweaked geometry - thanks to those new, shorter links - including a 66-degree head angle, 74.5-degree seat tube angle, and a roomy cockpit (455mm reach - size Medium, 485mm reach – size Large) meeting all the demands of the modern rider and making this bike a serious All-Mountain slayer.

Key Features

12spd Pinion C.12 Gearbox with 600% range
Fox Factory Suspension
Full carbon frame with 140mm Travel
Maintenance free drivetrain
Longer and Lower Geometry
Incredible Sprung:Unsprung weight ratio for incredible ride characteristics
Top spec build kit inc. Hope, Burgtec, Sram & E13



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430 455 485
Rider Height 5'1"+ 5'5"+ 5'10"+
Reach 430mm 455mm 485mm
Stack 579mm 587mm 594mm
Head Tube Angle 66° 66° 66°
Seat Tube Length 400mm 430mm 470mm
Front Center na na na
BB Height 353mm 353mm 353mm
BB Drop 0mm 0mm 0mm
Wheelbase 1159mm 1191mm 1225mm
Chainstay Length 431mm 431mm 431mm
Head Tube Length 110mm 120mm 130mm
Top Tube Length 575mm 604mm 637mm
Seat Tube Angle 75.5° 75.5° 75.5°
Standover Height na na na
Eye to Eye Length 216mm 216mm 216mm 

Delivery & Returns

Unless otherwise specified we will use a Royal Mail Tracked Delivery service to dispatch your order. Once your order is dispatched you will receive an email with a tracking number. You are able to track your order at https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item

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Orders under £19.99

Royal Mail 48 Tracked: £3.49

Royal Mail 24 Tracked*: £4.49

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Orders £20 - £49.99

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Bike Orders

All bikes and frames are shipped with FedEX 24hr Tracked Delivery within the UK. Bikes are assembled and fully checked by our mechanics prior to dispatch, therefore lead times can vary. One of our sales team will contact you upon receipt of your order to arrange a suitable delivery date

International Orders

International Orders are sent using Royal Mail International Tracked Delivery. These items are usually delivered within 3-7 working days of despatch.

All International order postage costs are an estimate. If the estimate is correct your order will be shipped immediately. In the rare event that the postage estimate won't cover your delivery we will contact you with a postage quote.

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