Zerode Taniwha with Pinion P1.12 stirs up the Enduro circus!
At the Eurobike in 2016, the New Zealand bike manufacturer Zerode launched the Taniwha – a Carbon-Fully with Pinion gearbox for Enduro use. The Kiwi underdog caused furore at press representatives, industry experts and in the Enduro scene not least because of its absolutely successful system integration. The pinkbike readers voted the Taniwha to one of the top innovations of the the leading international trade fair Eurobike.
The launch had succeeded in attracting interest. But besides all of them, theoretical data on the paper and the outstanding optics is conclusive, but the decisive factor is how the bike can be used in practice! How does it affect “the weight between the feet”? How does shifting work and how are the proclaimed advantages of the encapsulated gearbox systems actually noticeable?