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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.

 
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happy to pedal all day long & more than capable when things get rough


 
 
 
 
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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.

 
 
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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

 
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Join the shift to a better riding experience


 

 
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THe Pinion gearbox has up to 600% gear range, that is completely sealed from the elements

 
 
 
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all of which you can change instantly. 

 
 

Pinion Specs

Designed & manufactured by hand in Germany, Pinion transmissions are a compact & innovative package. They keep working reliably & are virtually maintenance-free. 

 
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Trail Geometry

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. Some people prefer short & snappy characteristics, where others prefer long & stable. We don't want to pigeonhole you, the choice is yours.

Frame Size 430 455 485
Seat tube length 400mm 430mm 470mm
Seat tube angle 75.5° 75.5° 75.5°
Head tube length 110mm 120mm 130mm
Headtube angle 66° 66° 66°
Chainstay length 431mm 431mm 431mm
Wheel base 1159mm 1191mm 1225mm
Stack 579mm 587mm 594mm
Reach 430mm 455mm 485mm
Top tube length 588mm 617mm 650mm
BB Drop 0 0 0
BB Height 342mm 342mm 342mm
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Taniwha TRAIL Tech SPecs

TRAVEL: 140mm
FRAME MATERIAL: Carbon Fibre
Internal cable routing for dropper post
WHEEL SIZE: 27.5”
SEATPOST: 31.6mm
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]

 
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Don't forget to have fun!

 
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