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Taniwha 160mm


Taniwha 160mm

starting at £6,199.00

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Image is for illustration only, refer to build kit data for accurate specifications.

Model Features

  • 12spd Pinion C.12 Gearbox with 600% range
  • Fox Factory Suspension
  • Full carbon frame with 160mm 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

Included in a frameset is...

  • Frame
  • Shock
  • Enduro Link
  • Gearbox with chainring, sprocket, tensioner, shifter
  • Chain
  • Wheels - Pro4 / E13 TRS+ 30mm / Dt Swiss Competition Spokes - handbuilt with stans rimtape too

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Model Description

Zerode Taniwha

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; A gearbox driven, full carbon enduro bike with 160mm of travel and modern geometry.

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 gearbox is way beyond anything seen before within mountain bike drivetrains offering immediate, faultless gear changes even whilst freewheeling. Never get caught out by unexpected obstacles again.

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 Taniwha gets modern geometry including a 65 degree head angle, 74.5 degree seat tube angle, and a roomy cockpit (420mm reach - size Medium, 445mm reach – size Large) meeting all the demands of the modern rider, and making this bike a serious All-Mountain/Enduro slayer.

The future of mountain biking is here. #WellBastardFast


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Taniwha 160 Geometry
  S M L
Top Tube Length 575mm 604mm 637mm
Seat Tube Length 400mm 430mm 470mm
Head Tube Angle 65° 65° 65°
Seat Tube Angle 74.5° 74.5° 74.5°
Wheelbase 1170mm 1202mm 1236mm
Head Tube Length 110mm 120mm 130mm
Chainstay Length 431mm 431mm 431mm
BB Drop 1mm 1mm 1mm
BB Height 352mm 352mm 352mm
Reach 420mm 445mm 475mm
Stack 588mm 596mm 605mm
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