All Zerode bikes carbon frames are built around the Pinion C.Line gearbox. Seamless shifts, up or down, even when your bike is caked in mud. The Gates Carbon Belt on your Katipo or Taniwha will last for years (not months) as there is no need for it to be climbing up and down clusters and the gearbox itself is a sealed self contained unit that requires little maintenance. Best of all, your Pinion gearbox wears IN and gets even better, the MORE you ride.
There are two gearbox options you can choose from on our Taniwha, Katipo and Mulet bikes - the 12 speed Pinion C1.12 or the 9 speed Pinion C1.9XR. Both of these options have a massive gear range, between 568% (9 speed) and 600% (12 speed).
There are a few obvious differences between the two gearboxes like weight and slight difference in range. Having said that, your granny gear on both gearboxes is your get-out-of-jail-free card on the hardest pinches, and shifting without pedaling becomes your best friend through varied terrain.