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thinkdrastic

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Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 4:03 AM

I have lots of short climbs, no issues. It seems like that is a hang up for people who haven't spent real time riding one.

I don't have experience on older gripshift either,, only ever used thumb or index, that is probably weirdest for me, but shift while...more

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 4:02 AM

I bought one after dreaming of a gearbox enduro bike for years, and I definitely think it's superior to a derailleur bike, regardless of price (and to be fair, my build was far under 10k). The shifting took a few rides to master, but now I never even think...more

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 4:02 AM

Don't you think its a bit over the top to say that the bike is a completely worthless failure and less valuable than a Walmart bike all because it can't shift under load? That's only one aspect of the bike. I think it will definitely descend $9700 worth better...more

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 4:01 AM

@bizutch - I have noticed that you post negative comments anytime the Taniwha is mentioned on multiple websites. As you mentioned in one of them, your comments are based on one short test ride where you did not get past the adaption period of using the gearbox....more

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 4:00 AM

Got to disagree on the climbing struggles on steepness. My time on the taniwha had me climbing stepper climbs way easier than before. That extra low gear, low central weight and lack of 'pop' let me grind low and slow up steeper things that I have on many other...more

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 3:59 AM

have you ever heard the term "video doesn't do it justice"?

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 3:59 AM

Plenty "tech," no? Here's an alternate view of the same trail. Rest assured that it saw loads of steeper rides, this just happened to be when the camera was turned on.

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 3:59 AM

35 lbs is just too heavy these days for an expensive enduro/AM bike. There is still a lot of room for weight savings, however, considering this beast has coil shocks on both the front and rear.

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 3:59 AM

You're right. There are a ton of to take weight off of this build. Several Vital members have Taniwha's in the 32-pound (14.5kg) range.

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 3:59 AM

my canfield is definitely up in that weight class of 35 or so pounds. I picked the parts it has for a reason and the weight is the wight to get the performance I want.

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 3:58 AM

It’s not 10k.

I’ve had bikes in the same price range +-$100 and the Taniwha is better in every way for me. That means to me it is exceptional value.

Over a year and a half and no issues and barely any maintenance. At this point on my previous bike I had to...more

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 3:58 AM

Value is good if what you pay for is worth it, not if you paid a lot for it.

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 3:58 AM

https://www.pinkbike.com/video/463603

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Hope for Gearboxes - Zerode Taniwha Reviewed 5/25/2018 3:57 AM

Put an air shock on a Zerode and it'll still stick to the ground like in the video!

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Danny Hart, Caroline Washam Win Pro GRT Windrock 3/12/2018 4:04 AM

Dang, 2-4 in juniors .6 seconds apart... with times that would be top 22 in pros, deep talent pool for sure!

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Danny Hart, Caroline Washam Win Pro GRT Windrock 3/12/2018 4:04 AM

Yeah Luca and Caroline, thanks for making Troy (Lee) and the rest of us proud. And thanks to Windrock for hosting this rebirth of american racing, thanks to the fuzzy foreigners for coming. DH AINT DEAD!

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Danny Hart, Caroline Washam Win Pro GRT Windrock 3/12/2018 4:04 AM

A win from Danny!

And cheers to Windrock! Awesome to see a DH event in America with top talent. I will be making the trip down from Ontario next year if they can pull this off again.

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Danny Hart, Caroline Washam Win Pro GRT Windrock 3/12/2018 4:04 AM

YEAH DAKOTAH!!

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Danny Hart, Caroline Washam Win Pro GRT Windrock 3/12/2018 4:04 AM

lol

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Danny Hart, Caroline Washam Win Pro GRT Windrock 3/12/2018 4:04 AM

Danny Hart had an unfair advantage with those 27.5" wheels. If would have had 29" wheels like the rest of the top guys, it would have been an even playing field in those tight turns!