Sorry, you must be logged in to use the shoutbox!

Author Topic: Zerode G1  (Read 1703 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Albe23

  • Clipless Mountain Goat
  • ***
  • Posts: 178
  • Karma: +5/-16
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: Dartmoor Hornet, all Dartmoor'd out.
Zerode G1
« on: March 22, 2011, 11:48:09 AM »
This has to be the best suspension design I have seen yet on a MTB.  I took a couple of Newzealanders to grasp that MTB suspension has always been flawed with the low pivot design.  I was always curious why no one had yet tried to make rear suspension like modern MX bikes where the rear tire under load travels up and away rather than up and in like modern MTB's.  Also, check out the gear box and drive train.  Apparently it only weighs as much as a standard setup but now you can shift up/down while stopped or coasting.  Also, they claim to have eliminated pedal bob.  Watching their release video of the G1 I would say their claims are true, the suspension hugs the ground like crazy and looks extremely stable and plush.  I guess 9.25" of travel will do that...
"Force has no place where there is need of skill" - Heredotus

Offline Albe23

  • Clipless Mountain Goat
  • ***
  • Posts: 178
  • Karma: +5/-16
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: Dartmoor Hornet, all Dartmoor'd out.
Re: Zerode G1
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011, 11:49:51 AM »
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/21267491" width="400" height="220" frameborder="0"></iframe><p>
from Quiet Chaos on Vimeo.</p>
"Force has no place where there is need of skill" - Heredotus

Offline mellowme17

  • Cycling Sherpa
  • ***
  • Posts: 470
  • Karma: +10/-20
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: Single speed 29er
Re: Zerode G1
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011, 01:21:19 PM »
up and back adds chain growth...and some already go up and back like the vpp design...
very cool i like it....
Yeah i am that guy with the socks

Offline Alan

  • Yellow Jersey
  • *****
  • Posts: 1181
  • Karma: +42/-111
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: Monolog, Bruce LeeRoy, Gnarvester of SSorrow
Re: Zerode G1
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2011, 01:51:43 PM »
Looks like an ideal Flatwoods bike.

Offline Darrinw2001

  • At least this is a Healthy Obsession, right?
  • Yellow Jersey
  • *****
  • Posts: 2600
  • Karma: +118/-458
  • Gender: Male
  • aka "The OGRE" - Elite Epic Gonzo Soul Rider
  • My Bike: 2012 Salsa EL Mariachi Steel 29er and 2012 Salsa HorseThief
Re: Zerode G1
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2011, 02:06:34 PM »
yeah and the New Zealander Rap is pretty cool also...

Offline Albe23

  • Clipless Mountain Goat
  • ***
  • Posts: 178
  • Karma: +5/-16
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: Dartmoor Hornet, all Dartmoor'd out.
Re: Zerode G1
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011, 04:58:21 PM »
@Darrin: Yeah the Newzealand rap is horrible...I should edit that out and repost it...

@ Alan:  This thing would take those roots like a champ...
"Force has no place where there is need of skill" - Heredotus

Offline Triple T

  • SWAMP Club Member
  • Yellow Jersey
  • ****
  • Posts: 1635
  • Karma: +86/-358
  • Gender: Male
  • Balloon Knot Cycling
  • My Bike: Likes to pose in the parking lot.
Re: Zerode G1
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011, 08:01:03 PM »
Looks flexy.  ;)
Ibis Mojo SL-23.81 lbs.
Ibis Tranny-20.75 lbs.

Offline FACTORe

  • Yellow Jersey
  • *****
  • Posts: 4092
  • Karma: +25/-477
  • Gender: Male
  • team - independent self supported
Re: Zerode G1
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 02:19:06 AM »
I was thinking "finally MTb music that isn't the status quo suck fest that is usually in the vids"

Offline Orion_134

  • Cycling Sherpa
  • ***
  • Posts: 347
  • Karma: +14/-59
  • Gender: Male
  • Man up
  • My Bike: 29er fadness
Re: Zerode G1
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 05:40:47 AM »
I didn't think it was that bad.  I agree though, certain music has become the norm for mtb shred videos.  Kind of like watching Iraq/Afghanistan war compilations and hearing "let the bodies hit the floor" or "click, click, boom"...gets old.
'10 Epic 29er (shred machine)
'08 Gary Fisher Montare (urban/CX commuter)
'10 Rockhopper Comp 29er (SS soul-ridah pain cave)
Semper Fidelis
02-10 SSGT of Marines
(Most) always down for a ride in the Gainesville area

 

Advertisement: