The Taniwha is everything we believe manifested in a tangible form. It's more than just a bike. It is a platform to give you the best possible riding experience & inspire you to ride your best. It's us thinking differently, pushing the boundaries of what an enduro bike can be and taking a big stab at the status quo. Without a doubt, it excites us & we hope it excites you too.
Born from a devotion to a better riding experience, the Taniwha is a complementary blend of the latest gearbox technology & highest quality carbon fabrication. It will instil you with confidence & have you riding your best.
The latest Taniwha is now longer, lower & lighter, plus we have two exciting new colours for you to pick from.
Traction like you have never felt
"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" - Noah Bodman, Blister Gear
We love more traction
It means we can take rowdier lines, corner faster & overall have a better time. You'll love it too.
By moving the unsprung weight of a derailleur & cassette from the back wheel to the bottom bracket, the suspension is free to work like no other bike you've ever ridden - giving it more traction & allowing for a much more compliant & confidence inspiring ride.
Optimised anti squat in every gear
A derailleur's chain line is always changing as it clambers up & down a cassette resulting in inconsistent pedaling performance. Because of the Taniwha's fixed chain line, pedaling performance is constant & efficient across all gears.
"this turned out to be one of the best steep tech climbing longer travel bikes I've ridden" - Perry Schebel, NSBM
Join the shift to a better riding experience
THe Pinion gearbox has up to 600% gear range, that is completely sealed from the elements
all of which you can change instantly.
Designed & manufactured by hand in Germany, Pinion transmissions are a compact & innovative package. They keep working reliably & are virtually maintenance-free.
The new seasons Taniwha has been tweaked to offer a longer lower cockpit. By reducing the seat tube length of each size you can slam your seat, choose a longer reached frame or even just stay as you are.
We have named our sizes based on the reach length as we feel this is the most important factor when deciding on your perfect bike. Use the sizing chart below as a guide to selecting your Taniwha. Some people prefer short & snappy characteristics, where others prefer long & stable. We don't want to pigeonhole you, the choice is yours.
|Seat tube length||400mm||430mm||470mm|
|Seat tube angle||74.5°||74.5°||74.5°|
|Head tube length||110mm||120mm||130mm|
|Top tube length||575mm||604mm||637mm|
Use this as a guide to selecting your perfect Taniwha. Centimeters at the top represent your height.
Taniwha Tech SPecs
FRAME: Carbon Fibre with Internal cable routing for dropper post
WHEEL SIZE: 27.5”
SEATPOST CLAMP: 34.9mm
REAR SHOCK: 216mm eye to eye x 63mm stroke 22.2mm x 8mm reducer
HEADSET: 44mm top/56mm bottom
BRAKE MOUNT: 160mm IS
DRIVETRAIN Pinion C.Line gearbox
REAR HUB: 142mm x 12mm [single speed]