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Liked a comment to BenoNZ's bike check 2/18/2017 1:02 PM
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I met the US distributer the other day. Cool guy. He had a gearbox carbon enduro bike with him.

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Liked a comment about feature Bike of the Month: Sideshow's Zerode Taniwha 2/3/2017 4:00 PM
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just what I was looking for thanks

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Liked a comment about feature Bike of the Month: Sideshow's Zerode Taniwha 2/3/2017 3:59 PM
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I think it is important to try it in real world conditions. I honestly don't notice the drag on the trail and the engagement, I agree is terrible, doesn't come into play either (I do have an i9 hub which I think is important - having a low engagement hub would probably result in a poorer experience).

I obviously came from a normal drive train before this (XX1) so its not like I don't know what that felt like, and I have swapped bikes with friends on the trails since I've gotten the Taniwha. They agree the way it pedals and transfers power into motion is simply better regardless of the above mentioned car park flaws. In the end, real world experience is what matters.

To me this means 2 things:
1. the current gearbox solution is already a better experience in many ways to other options
2. there is room for improvement to make it even better going forward and hopefully Pinion are on top of that.

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Liked a comment about feature Bike of the Month: Sideshow's Zerode Taniwha 2/2/2017 3:58 PM
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Price tag on this bike?

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Liked a comment to F1234K's bike check 1/21/2017 1:12 PM
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Please do a review/feature on the Taniwha Vital!

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Liked a comment about press release e*thirteen Dives into the Traction Department with New TRS Tires 4/1/2016 5:28 PM
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Does Michelin manufacture these for e*thirteen? This looks like a tweaked version of the Wild Rock'r 2...

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Liked a comment about news blog Jared Graves Injured in Argentina, Will Miss EWS Round 2 3/31/2016 8:17 PM
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LOL @ Wayne Nagata's comment: "Is it too late to go back to the Yeti?"

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Liked a comment about slideshow Carbon Enduro Gearbox Bike - The Zerode Taniwha 3/8/2016 7:29 PM
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It lives!

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Liked a comment about feature [Updated] New Ohlins STX22 Air Shock Featured on 2016 Specialized Enduro 7/23/2015 4:32 PM
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What's the wager? I'm in

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Liked a bike check Zerode G2 2015 4/25/2015 3:13 AM
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Liked a comment about video Vital RAW - CruzFest Day 3 4/24/2015 7:55 PM
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Ian got the perfect shot for the next Dirt mag cover.....

...oh wait!

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Liked a bike check Zerode - Custom Graphics 4/1/2015 5:58 PM
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Liked a comment about product review Tested: Santa Cruz V10CC 3/23/2015 10:45 AM
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Here's a large.

Try it now.

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Liked a bike check Niner WFO 9 3/4/2015 2:11 PM
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Liked a comment about slideshow First Look: Push Industries Elevensix Coil Shock - Exclusive Behind the Scenes Feature 2/20/2015 9:43 PM
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Cool design, and thank you for keeping an IFP. This shock should last for years without a rebuild.
Sure, it is expensive, but if you are a competitive enduro racer, you get what you pay for here, the best performing shock available (I can only assume at this point) for that use. Cool product for it's intended use. I'd take one in a Guerilla Gravity Megatrail.

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Liked a comment about news blog Vital MTB Seeks Content Manager for Our Growing Team 2/19/2015 5:27 AM
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This job was made for me

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Liked a comment about video 2014 MTB PRODUCT OF THE YEAR - Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 12/21/2014 1:12 PM
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haha the 7 crusty guys in that forum still on 26 would still complain because your price is to high

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Liked a comment about feature WINNING BIKE: Kieran Bennett's Zerode G2 11/2/2014 2:47 PM
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Cool to see the Zerode G2 in my face first thing in the morning checking out Vital
Love mine.

Based on the interview questions it seems people sometimes forget the Zerode is much more than just a gearbox bike. The gearbox was a clever way to solve the problem of massive chain growth for such a high pivot bike (read that as the most insane bump eating machine ever!). It has the added benefit of being maintenance and hassle free and, as Kieran said, centres the weight to make it handle fantastic. Less weight on the wheel is also great for small bumps.

Funny video as well, those guys had to bail pretty quick

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Liked a comment about photo Flashback - Superco Silencer Prototype DH Bike 10/24/2014 6:44 AM
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wish we could have a poll as to who would buy one

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