Factory Jackson Takes A Look At The Zerode Taniwha
The boys over at Factory Jackson threw a leg over a Taniwha last December. Click the link below to read what they think.
"The Zerode Taniwha offers a different kind of ride quality to the usual carbon super bikes. As soon as you turn a crank you’re immediately aware of something different – something mechanical and strong. The Pinion 12 speed whirrs away beneath you as you effortlessly spin pedals along the fire road. There’s very little resistance and feedback – far less than expected.
There’s a freewheel in the gearbox itself as well as in Pinion’s own rear single speed hub that offers almost instant pick-up with minimal fuss. Another bonus is the hub flanges can be evenly spaced with no dish – building a stronger and stiffer rear wheel.
Additionally, not having a rear mech means the damping effect of chain growth and overcoming the resistance of a clutch* is eradicated. The Pinion design means chain tension is constant throughout the rear axle’s path resulting in an unbelievably supple, unhindered suspension action.
* clutch mechs add a form of resistance to suspension action, that can be likened to low speed compression."