What we do know is that the Zerode is truly outstanding with gravity rather than gears providing the speed. With a 65-degree head angle and 445mm reach on a size large it’s slack but short-ish.
The UK build includes a Burgtec 800mm carbon bar, a 50mm stem and an optional £400 upgrade Fox 36 RC2 fork that feel spot-on through the wired and glued motocross style mushroom grips. What happens when you tip all that into a corner is remarkable though as the low centred gearbox weight literally adds several degrees of lean once you’ve got the confidence to grab them.
The gear-free rear end is outrageously sensitive too. I’ve never had a Fox Factory Float X shock feel better and it delivers the kind of seamless ground tracking and hyper rich HD traction feel you normally only get through a pro-tuned coil shock."
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