nIMBLE, PLAYFUL & 100% TANIWHA
The new Taniwha Trail delivers its big brother's strengths - unrivalled suspension performance, seamless shifting across a massive 600% range, and a low maintenance drivetrain - in a lively package featuring new trail optimised geometry.
happy to pedal all day long & more than capable when things get rough
WE LOVE MORE TRACTION.
It means we can take rowdier lines, corner faster and overall have a better time. You'll love it too.
By moving the unsprung weight of a derailleur and cassette from the back wheel to the bottom bracket, the rear of the bike becomes lighter and the suspension is free to work like no other bike you've ever ridden - giving it more traction and allowing for a much more compliant confidence-inspiring ride.
Confidence Inspiring & quiet
"The rear suspension on this bike is insanely good. In terms of the suspension, it’s the best 140 mm bike I’ve ridden, and it easily beats out any number of longer-travel bikes as well." - Noah Bodman, Blister Gear
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.
We wanted the Taniwha Trail to still have characteristics of its big brother but in a more trail orientated platform. The Trail geometry gives the bike a snappy and playful feel, while maintaining balance and stability at speed.
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 Trail. 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||75.5°||75.5°||75.5°|
|Head tube length||110mm||120mm||130mm|
|Top tube length||588mm||617mm||650mm|
Use this as a guide to selecting your perfect Taniwha. Centimeters at the top represent your height.
Taniwha TRAIL Tech SPecs
FRAME MATERIAL: Carbon Fibre
Internal cable routing for dropper post
WHEEL SIZE: 27.5”
SEATPOST CLAMP: 34.9mm
REAR SHOCK: 210mm eye to eye x 55mm stroke 22.2mm x 8mm reducer
HEADSET: 44mm top/56mm bottom
BRAKE MOUNT: 160mm IS
DRIVE TRAIN: Pinion C.Line Gearbox
REAR HUB: 142mm x 12mm [single speed]