Cole Lucas Signs with Zerode Bikes

Mar 11, 2024 at 3:26
by Ed Spratt  

Cole Lucas has announced he is now signed with New Zealand-based Zerode Bikes after initially struggling to find support in 2024.

In a social media post, Cole Lucas revealed his new bike sponsor and showed off his freshly built Zerode Katipo enduro bike with a belt drive and Pinion's electronic Smart Shift system.

bigquotesStoked to be rolling on Zerode Bikes from now on! Here’s my fresh Katipo all built up.

Excited to be riding bikes from an NZ based company, that were designed not far from where I grew up.
Cole Lucas

The news comes just over two months after Cole Lucas announced he was struggling "to find any sponsors that will be able to sort me getting to the races next year." It's great to see Cole Lucas finding a new ride after losing his spot on the Ibis enduro team when it shut down last September.

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28 Comments
  • 88 0
 So now he just needs to win a DH WC race and pocket 100 grand. Easy peasy.
  • 49 6
 I give it six months before he’s riding for Ode bikes
  • 7 19
flag mi-bike (Mar 11, 2024 at 5:11) (Below Threshold)
 @Man... because Zerode sounds like a cheap knockoff of which Italian performance car exactly?
  • 4 0
 His theme song could be by the Cranberries
  • 4 0
 @mi-bike: a Zonda is just a Honda with a Z.
  • 10 0
 @mi-bike: Zeroldsmobili
  • 17 1
 Let the gearbox do the work from now on
  • 8 8
 Would love to see one on an ibis
  • 3 1
 ... and let my gearbox do the job.
  • 6 0
 Tell me more about the trigger shifter. Because the grip shift is a real no-go for me but otherwise the gearbox stuff sounds REAL GOOD
  • 24 0
 I’m working on a review currently. The feel and looks of it are greatly appreciated and both feel like a large improvement.
  • 6 0
 ZERO DErailleurs?
  • 4 0
 Love the new shifter! finally
  • 5 0
 One more for Zerode...
  • 5 2
 Maybe he should race some DH Worldcup this year to have a chance to win these 100.000$!
  • 3 0
 Glad to see he Zerode in on a bike sponsor.
  • 1 0
 I saved up enough money to get a Taniwha, but they only offer them in mullet now. Sad short person is sad.
  • 5 0
 You can definitely still get a 27.5 build, contact Zerode directly they are awesome to deal with. Or BRM Cycles in Auckland can get one for you.
  • 1 0
 Yes 100% you can get a full 27.5 zerode still; as @macyp says contact zerode directly through their website and they’ll hit you up
  • 2 0
 Props to Zerode!
  • 2 0
 Beautiful bike!
  • 2 0
 This is the way.
  • 1 0
 Nice!
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