Zerode's Rob Metz shows off the first production samples of his new carbon gearbox trail/enduro bike called the Taniwha. The Taniwha features a Pinion gearbox and more traditional "faux bar" suspension design. The bike has a 65-degree head angle, gets about 160mm of travel with reach for the large at 445mm and the medium at 420mm. He's hoping the bikes will be available for purchase in about three months, starting with medium and large sizes and an XL coming in the near future. We like it!
Photos and story by Sven Martin