Why choose a Taniwha?
The revolutionary use and placement of a gearbox at the heart of the Taniwha frame allows us to revisit the key concepts of suspension design, such as optimised wheel path, sprung to un-sprung ratios and mass centralisation. Concepts long ago discarded by the bike industry because of the limitations of the drive train we all know and hate.
Whether you are privateer pushing hard to compete at the World Series or a weekend warrior after the best suspension available the Zerode Taniwha is for you.
Fundamentally the Zerode Taniwha is about making the mountain biking experience better.
Nothing inspires us to ride more than a quiet, low maintenance, confidence inspiring bike.
The Pinion C.Line gearbox offers a huge spread of gears that goes well beyond today's 1x12. Whether you are grinding up an epic backcountry single track or blasting down a high speed fire-road there is a gear to do the job. And every gear is accessed with optimal chain line, and no 'outside interference' from things like mud, twigs, leaves and all the other usual trail debris that gets ground into your gears during the course of a ride. An unexpected pinch climb will never be a problem again, changing gear is effortless and immediate.
A significant reduction in unsprung weight ensures suspension performance that is undeniably better than any mountain bike equipped with a rear derailleur. Symmetrical spoke angle ensures a very strong, light rear wheel that further improves suspension performance.
A simple, effective and proven suspension platform combined with a fixed chain line optimizes pedaling performance through the entire travel range. It is difficult to approach the elegance and performance of this layout with any virtual pivot design. A sleek full carbon frame offers excellent stiffness, reduced weight and flawless beauty with modern geometry.
Maintenance and tuning of gears are almost nonexistent, sprocket and chain life are massively extended. On a Zerode, that brand new drivetrain feeling happens every day.
For those that ride for fun, the Zerode Taniwha will inspire you to ride in any conditions on any trail. If you are racing, whether it for an EWS podium or for bragging-rights amongst mates, the Taniwha provides an edge over your competition.
The Zerode Taniwha frames are warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and/or workmanship for three years from the date of original purchase.
This limited warranty applies only to the original owner of a Zerode Taniwha and is not transferable to subsequent owners.
This limited warranty is void if the bicycle is subjected to abuse, neglect, improper repair, improper maintenance, alteration, modification, an accident or other abnormal, excessive, or improper use.