This is the main bike that I ride. It has been on numerous flights around the country, to Patagonia and back in an Evoc bike bag. I ride it on average 5 times a week when I am taking lessons, guiding, and just riding for fun.
I have had this bike since March 2019, I have done a few hardware updates in that time. Here is a list (to the best of my knowledge) of my build in no particular order..
Frame Zerode Katipo 475 – 160mm travel
Drive train Pinion C1.9 9 speed gearbox, 170mm cranks, Carbon Drive belt
Shifter Pinion/Erganom grip shift
Fork Cane Creek Helm 160mm travel
Shock Cane Creek double barrel Air (kitsuma equivilent)
Wheels 31.6mm Light Bicycle carbon rims on Factor hub and cush core rear , Zerode front.
Brakes Sram G2 180mm rotor rear 200mm front Tires Maxis 2.4 DHR and 2.5 Assegai
Seat post Bike Yoke 213mm Seat Fabric scoop??
Pedals OneUp composite
Bars Zbar 780mm
Stem Bergtec Enduro Mk2 35mm
Headset Cane Creek
Bottle Zerode Fidlock 450mL
Check out our YouTube channel to see the bike in action as I chase people down all of the trails in Rotorua and NZ!
The Zerode story is super cool too. Zerode began here in Rotorua and the bikes were designed by a local, Rob Metz, who has had a lot to do with a lot of the trails in the Redwoods as well. Check out the bike HERE and the Zerode story HERE. These bikes are leading the way for performance, durability and reliability. As someone who uses their bike every day for work, I couldn’t imagine being back on a conventional derailleur set up with all of the cleaning and tuning and maintaining that needs to happen. The ride has been simplified ever since I made the move to buy this bike.
Don’t forget to get in touch to come and ride in Rotorua. We offer lessons and tours of up to 7 days!