Zerode Taniwha Enduro Frameset inc Drivetrain
Zerode Taniwha Enduro Frameset inc Drivetrain

Zerode Taniwha Enduro Frameset inc Drivetrain

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Zerode Taniwha Enduro Frameset inc Drivetrain

An incredible enduro machine with unbeatable suspension performance that eats up descents and rails corners like nothing else on 2 wheels

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 (MaÃÑori 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.

Key Features

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

Frameset Includes

Frame & Factory X2 Shock
Enduro Links
Pinion C.12 Gearbox, Shifter, Sprocket, Tensioner, Cranks & Chainring


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420 445 475
Rider Height 5'1"+ 5'5"+ 5'10"+
Reach 420mm 445mm 475mm
Stack 588mm 596mm 605mm
Head Tube Angle 65° 65° 65°
Seat Tube Length 400mm 430mm 470mm
Front Center na na na
BB Height 352mm 352mm 352mm
BB Drop 1mm 1mm 1mm
Wheelbase 1170mm 1202mm 1236mm
Chainstay Length 431mm 431mm 431mm
Head Tube Length 110mm 120mm 130mm
Top Tube Length 575mm 604mm 637mm
Seat Tube Angle 74.5° 74.5° 74.5°
Standover Height na na na
Eye to Eye Length 216mm 216mm 216mm 

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