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Aug 2, 2017
R1derL1fe mikelevy's article
Jan 5, 2017 at 22:26
Jan 5, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
I have 5 full days riding on my Zerode Taniwha in NZ and I came off a Santa Cruz Nomad and it is better in every way. Suspension is pure confidence inspiring, there is no drag when coasting - same freehub as any other bike. Not a huge noticeable difference in pedalling drag - plus consistent over the range unlike a derailleur where the most drag is on the gear you need to spin out the most - the lowest. Reduction of unsprung mass offsets any issues with weight - it just feels balanced. It is uncanny how quiet it is and gripshift feels better than the trigger that I previously had. Adjusted in 15mins of riding and feels very natural. Feels good under brakes. VPP is a marketing tool and a way of packaging a frame. I made a Ti Pinion hardtail a couple of years ago and haven't touched the drive train . Just chuck a little lube on the chain every month or so and it's been the most reliable bike I've had in the last 15 years. I'm onboard - just ride one. If you like it, get one, if not - don't. You choice...
R1derL1fe mikelevy's article
Jan 5, 2017 at 22:16
Jan 5, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
@crank1979: I have 5 full days riding on my Zerode Taniwha in NZ and I came off a Santa Cruz Nomad and it is better in every way. Suspension is pure confidence inspiring, there is no drag when coasting - same freehub as any other bike. Reduction of unsprung mass offsets any issues with weight - it just feels balanced. It is uncanny how quiet it is and gripshift feels better than the trigger that I previously had. Just feels right. Is it an XC bike? I made a Ti Pinion hardtail a couple of years ago and haven't touched the drive train. Just chuck a little lube on the chain every month or so. Feels good under brakes. VPP is a marketing tool and a way of packaging a frame.
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Aug 1, 2016 at 3:05
Aug 1, 2016
Or a set of Bouwmeester Composites wheels!!! I can't believe none of the EWS guys are running them...

R1derL1fe pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 30, 2016 at 20:58
Jul 30, 2016
R1derL1fe BC-Official's article
Jun 29, 2016 at 20:38
Jun 29, 2016
Bouwmeester - Tammar 650b Enduro Wheelset
Can you replace Zelvy's twice for that saving? In my opinion it's important to look at the net cost not just the up front. Quality product + quality warranty = lower overall cost. As the saying goes. Buy quality and cry once. Buy cheap and cry forever...
R1derL1fe BC-Official's article
Jun 29, 2016 at 16:46
Jun 29, 2016
Bouwmeester - Tammar 650b Enduro Wheelset
@archsolutions: I've been riding a set for 2 years now and have lost count of how many times I've had big rim strikes. Still true and no signs of damage. Sure they are exxy but I went through many sets of no name carbon rims some named (and saw mates struggle to get tires on and off their Enves) They are legit and the only rims actually made in Aus!
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