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Rob from Zerode bikes and the trail bike

Song is why won't you, by the Rogers sisters. Why won't you make Zerode trail bikes? you've got to wait, but I don't want to wait...

12 Comments

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 Awesome video! Great choice of soundtrack! Rob and the Zerode really make that gnarly steep rocky stuff look smoooooth and flat! I'm looking forward to riding as well as Rob once I get my Zerode!! Just as well Zerodes don't crash coz he's looking a bit naked of body armour (saves weight I guess).
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 I had the rare pleasure of riding with Rob over the summer and videoed a bit from some of the tracks we were riding, finally stuck them together. So now all the people desperate to know more about possibly the most anticipated bike in the world, can watch it being ridden. Warning: there are no jumps in this video. Also I did slow motion in a braking and pedaling section, just because the internet is about geeking out about that kind of thing. And in the braking section his goal was actually to skid the entire length of the paddock, which he did. A bit of no derailler nonsence quietness at the end, though next time he should get a shimano hub.
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 Hey where is this in NZ ?...is this Richmond ranges around Nelson...Looks like it and was thinking of doing a heli ride..

nice vid...hot bike btw
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 i recognize one of the trails...Opuni Bridal track near Rai Valley...(good for wet weather DH Shuttles)...pity we didn't know Rob and the Zerode were in Marlborough...i would have been super keen to check it out.
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 Yes riding from about Marlborough, Richmond forest park is great. Matt at Nelson Helicopter charters is the best chopper guy around, has a 500 with a hook, and is a top guy so perfect for bike trips..
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 How does this frame differ to the DH frame? I can only see the G1 DH bike on Zerode's website.
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 Anyone know how much this thing weighs? It's really cool!
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 The bike is light enough to lift over a fence, with one weener dog arm! It has never been on scales, Rob is against them, because they produce a non useful parameter for comparison. But if you ride it, it feels much lighter than other bikes due to less unsprung weight. I'm not really sure if its the low unsprung weight or the extremely high pivot giving it great bump eating ability, but what you notice when you ride it is how much less it slows down in bumpy sections. My bike is reasonably similar, and another friend of ours has a specialed enduro, the first DHX air edition, but with a DHX coil, and new 36 vans. In rough non braking sections if he is in front you have to brake to avoid hitting him because the bike rolls that much faster.

Is weight a non useful parameter? are parameters a useful thing regarding bikes? maybe it is fashionable to be light these days, and maybe next year it'll be stack and rise, or 63 degree head angles, or moments of inertia about different axis, but you can't tell much about how a bike will handle if you only look at one piece of the system. And the rider is generally %70-80 of the system weight.

But as someone who has put it on the bike rack I'd say about 32 pounds.
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 hahah that was one thorough answer! I only asked because while a difference of 1-2 lbs is hard to tell, a 35lb bike is definitely harder to pedal to the top of a hill than a 25lb bike. This thing does look crazy cool tho, I'd really like to see it in person some time.
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 "Weight is a non useful parameter for comparison"? That is the most retarded thing I've heard - it's a widely accepted and quantitative parameter for comparison - pretending it doesn't exist doesn't change reality. I'd rather buy a bike from someone who has accepted reality and the measurements it brings, instead of choosing only parameters that allow positive marketing.
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 so sick how quiet it is!
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