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sanga jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 6, 2019 at 3:29
Sep 6, 2019
Zerode's Katipo is a Gearbox Equipped 29er With Serious Intent - Eurobike 2019
@gonecoastal: it's funny you mention the high idler pulley. The reason it doesn't have one is because the general public couldn't deal with the idea at the time. So if you want to sell bikes, you can only push the design so far before people freak out (think linkage forks). Keep in mind that this was before commencal and norco et al 'brought back' the high idler, made it 'cool' and now these 'I'd like to see such and such' comments pop up...
Rode in Whakarewarewa Forest. view ridelog
Aug 11, 2019 at 18:40
Aug 11, 2019
5.6 km - 00:30 - 2 achievements
sanga EnduroWorldSeries's article
May 10, 2019 at 20:42
May 10, 2019
Video: How Do the Enduro Pros Set Up Their Pedals?
Northwave enduro shoes have really good slots for cleats to go right back. I just snapped the base of my mavics which may or may not have had something to do with me drilling the slots longer....
sanga danielsapp's article
May 4, 2019 at 20:57
May 4, 2019
First Look: EVOC's New Hip Pack and Frame Bags - Garda Trentino 2019
So we've spent the last ten years being told 'you must spend x thousands of dollars to make your frame as light as possible' and now all of a sudden it's ok to put a whole bunch of junk back onto it?? Seems like all those weight arguments weren't so important after all hmmm?
sanga brianpark's article
Mar 31, 2019 at 2:35
Mar 31, 2019
Final Results: EWS Tasmania 2019
Did you put him on your team though...?
sanga HI-Adventures's article
Jul 31, 2018 at 20:24
Jul 31, 2018
Overnighting the Old Ghost Road in New Zealand
Not sure I'd go as far as saying 'proper' mountain biking, it's 80km of benched and graded track.... but it's still pretty cool
sanga mikelevy's article
Mar 28, 2018 at 16:33
Mar 28, 2018
Should the Derailleur Die? Zerode's Gearbox-Equipped Taniwha - Review
I have one and have no issues shifting. It really is just changing your mindset. You can change down a gear when your pedals are vertical ie there is no load through them - it just requires your brain to unlearn derailleur habits. Another point is that you can dump as many gears as you like - when getting to a pinch climb for example.
sanga cameronmackenzie's article
Mar 23, 2018 at 11:42
Mar 23, 2018
Photo Epic: Getting Past 90 at the Crankworx Rotorua Whip Off
No one got robbed, those were the top three for sure.
sanga mikelevy's article
Jan 5, 2017 at 14:28
Jan 5, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
@bvwilliams: Spoiler alert - unless you're an xc weapon you wont notice the difference. Third gear on my Taniwha is the same as the granny on a GX 11 speed 32 front ring.... The problem with all this efficiency/weight rubbish is that people think they're better at stuff than they really are.
sanga mikelevy's article
Jan 5, 2017 at 14:19
Jan 5, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
@TopperharleyPT1: Few things here which I might be able to clarify, I am unashamedly a zerode fan and just got my hands on my new Taniwha (For just under $10,000 NZD fully built which is about $7000 USD, so for anyone moaning about price go figure....). I am also lucky enough to have been riding Rob's old prototype for the G1 which had the high pivot but trail bike angles (65 HA, 150mm travel etc). I can say for sure that the high pivot is amazing when you point it down real steep, real rooty tracks, but on grade 3 - 4 tracks (which if we're being honest we all ride a lot of) you have to work really hard to pop off things and it was a bit sluggish - still awesome but much harder work. Fast forward to my first day on the Taniwha - I overjumped all my usual gaps, it manuals better, is way more playful etc etc. So I guess I'm saying that the high pivot has it's place, but that place might just be more on the downhill bike which only gets pointed down... It takes about 5 minutes to get used to the grip shift - its not like the old school ones which were spring loaded, it just clicks positively both ways.
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