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2019 Zerode Taniwha Standard Bike

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
2019 Zerode Taniwha Bike (Signature build shown in photos)
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Awesome riding experience

The Good:

Hands down the best rear-suspension I've ridden. Bike feels composed and "glued" to the ground, offering unreal traction and yet is playful on command.
Effectively zero drivetrain maintenance
Huge gear range and able to instantly shift into them (except under pedaling load)
Lower cost of ownership over the life of the bike due to reduced maintenance/wear
Dialed geometry and fit
Light feel from the rear-end

The Bad:

Needs to be pushed hard to unlock it's full potential
Small area for water bottle
Learning the shifting takes a little time
Using the grip shift means a minor hand adjustment

Overall Review:

Love riding this machine! It has hands down the best suspension in a 160 bike I've ridden (tried many different designs).

You have to spend a little time getting used to the shifting, but once you do, you'll agree it's worth it.  Everytime a buddy has a drive-train issue, I'm reminded that used to be me.

Coming up on 1 year aboard my Taniwha and it just keeps getting better and better.


Product Zerode Taniwha Standard Bike
Model Year 2019
Riding Type Enduro / All-Mountain
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
420, 445, 475 View Geometry
Size 420 445 475
Top Tube Length 575 604 637
Head Tube Angle 65° 65° 65°
Head Tube Length 110 120 130
Seat Tube Angle 74.5° 74.5° 74.5°
Seat Tube Length 400 430 470
Bottom Bracket Height 352 (1mm drop) 352 (1mm drop) 352 (1mm drop)
Chainstay Length 431 431 431
Wheelbase 1170 1202 1236
Reach 420 445 475
Stack 588 596 605
* Additional Info All measurements are provided in mm unless otherwise noted
Wheel Size 27.5" (650b)
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details Chainstay and downtube protection, internal cable routing
Rear Travel 160mm
Rear Shock Cane Creek DB IL Air, 216mm x 63mm
Fork RockShox Yari RC
Fork Travel 160mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered, 44mm top, 56mm bottom
Handlebar Race Face Aeffect R, 35mm diameter, 780mm width
Stem Race Face Aeffect R 35
Grips Race Face Half Nelson
Brakes Magura MT5, 203mm rotor front, 180mm rotor rear
Brake Levers Magura MT5
Drivetrain Other (Pinion C.Line 9-speed gearbox with chain tensioner)
Shifters Pinion C.Line 9-speed gearbox grip shift
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur N/A
Chainguide N/A
Cranks Pinion, forged
Chainrings Pinion 30 tooth, direct mount
Bottom Bracket N/A
Pedals None included
Cassette Zerode 30 tooth, singlespeed, direct mount
Rims WTB KOM Tough
Hubs Front: Zerode Taniwha
Rear: Pinion 142mm x 12mm, 120 points of engagement
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II, DoubleDown
Saddle Choice of WTB Race
Seatpost Race Face Aeffect Dropper
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Standard single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142mm x 12mm, single speed
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes (one on downtube)
Colors Matte Obsidian, Electric Grellow
Warranty 3 year warranty against manufacturing defects for original owner
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Internal seatpost cable routing
Integrated chainstay and downtube protection
Gearbox provides 600% gear range
Fixed chainline optimizes pedaling characteristics throughout gear range
Price $6,400
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