2019 Zerode Taniwha - Electric Grello
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 C.12 gearbox is way beyond anything seen before within mountain bike drivetrains offering immediate, faultless gear changes even whilst freewheeling and offering a significant weight saving over the previous P.12 gearbox.
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 new Taniwha gets updated geometry including a 65-degree head angle, 74.5-degree seat tube angle, and a roomy cockpit (445mm reach - size Medium, 475mm reach – size Large) meeting all the demands of the modern rider and making this bike a serious All-Mountain/Enduro slayer.
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
||Zerode Taniwha Enduro 160
||Fox Float X2 Climb Switch
||2019 Fork 36 Float Fact 160 27.5 Grip 2 15QR110 Tapered 37mm
||Burgtec Carbon Enduro 800mm
||Burgtec Mk2 Enduro 42.5mm
||Hope Pro 4 Boost x E13 TRS+
||Hope Pro 4 Trials (142x12) x E13 TRS+
||SRAM Code RSC 180mm Rotors
||Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR 3C 2.5WT / Maxxis Minion DHR EXO TR 2.4WT
||KS Lev Integra 175mm
|Seat tube length
|Seat tube angle
|Head tube length
|Top tube length
Zerode has chosen to size their bikes according to reach, as this is the measurement most riders will look towards to gauge the overall size of the bike. Consequently, there's no concrete size guide - you're welcome to choose the bike you feel suits your riding style. Below is a very approximate guide, but we'd recommend making use of our demo bikes to see which size is right for you.
| ||445 (M)||475 (L)|
|Approx Rider Height
||5'5" - 5'10"
||5'10 - 6'2"
We have Demo Bikes available in Medium and Large Sizes - call us to book your ride on 01423 780 738
Got a question about Zerode Taniwha Enduro 160 - Electric Grello?
just Email us or call the shop on 01423 780 738
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Kiwi born and designed Gearbox mountain bikes made from modern materials with up to date geometry. The Taniwha (Māori pronunciation: [tanifa]) is Zerode’s brand new 160mm Carbon Fibre All Mountain/Enduro machine running a Pinion gearbox for zero maintenance issues. Zerode are exclusively distributed in the UK by us at Stif.