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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by no skid marks, Sep 11, 2012.
I stand corrected; seems counterintuitive, but then again..
Now I guess I'll go rotate mine 180deg!
Rotate ur chainguide. Nice build though.
My Intense 951 for 2013...
Going to ride it in 8.5'' or 10'' mode?
Sick looking frame.
My ride for the 2013 summer...
A mate just got his new 2013 Jedi 3 days ago.
We going for the maiden voyage tomorrow...very sexy looking bikes.
Will pitt Zerode against Jedi and report back.
So after the maiden voyage on his new Jedi Dave says the new bike gets 2 thumbs up.
Just needs a bit of dialing in like any bike does.
The Zerode also had its first real hit out on real DH trails and it was so nice to ride...it only got sketchy when half way thru first run I totally lost the rear brake...didnt stop me from doing 2 more runs tho.
two best dh bikes.. i prefer the jedi because minus wight and smaler frame design "alfine" part... and no shock issue on the downtube. the shift part and +wight in the rear is no problem for me!
Still one of the most sexy looking bikes out there!
The Jedi is longer and does feel nice.
i mean the jedi have a slim frame design where the alfine is on the zerode! not shorter...!
How much lighter is your Jedi than the Zerode with a similar build (presumably)?
Why does it matter? We all know that the Zerode rides way lighter than any other bike.
zerode rides lighter than a jedi;-)?
I have some custom Dorado decals being made up, relacing with Flow EXs, and maybe swapping to XTR Trail brakes.
Weight is 36lbs flat.
The acceleration of the Zerode is amazing...if you're on a run and on the brakes just releaseing them is like firing up a rocket!
It just takes off like you wouldnt believe!
The weight of the Zerode doesn't seem to be bothering people winning on them(under 19s New Zealand national champ just now), or what seems to be the most photographed DHer in Oz at the moment because of his fat whips, Ben Hill.
Its because the weight is right between your knees so very chuckable.
It doesnt ride like a heffer...it just feels it when you try to lift on the back of the ute.
First V10 I really, really like.
some better pics in the light.
2011 Dorado Pro
Fox DHX RC4 with Ti spring
CC Angleset (-1 degrees)
Easton DM stem
SRAM X.9 shifter and type2 derailleur
Shimano XT levers with (2011 Saint Calipers)
Shimano XT Icetech rotors
Shimano Durace Cassette
CB Mallet 3
Hope Pro 2 hubs with Mavic Ex721
Specialized Hillbilly/Butcher tires (tubed)
I'm pretty sure I had some of my best results on a bike I hated
Seems most people with Zerodes absolutely love themand do really well on them
Did a couple updates to the stumpy for '13.
Wow, so fvcking sick. Beautiful build.
something to pull the baby trailer with for me
Seems about right. Does that motor double as a bash guard?
I haven't ridden any gnarl with it yet - not that we have much of that in my area. Time will tell if it gets hit much, and I'll update as things go along. Its not like the crankcase of my motos don't get beat up, but they also get the frame tubes under there, and some aluminum guards too. This is a first gen product, so one can't expect evolution yet.
Motorizing bikes for off-road use is a polarizing subject, but if you can put all hate aside its a lot of fun when you ride it.
No doubt electric bikes will be lots of fun, but I can't help think they're going to jeopardize mountain bike access and change the trails for ever when they become popular, and lazy people can get out there with even less skills, and more corner cutting dirt raping torque.. Maybe I'm just paranoid.
A motorized mountain bike would NOT help our current access issues.
Most trails are designated non-motorized, so bikes with electric motors are not allowed on them anyways. If someone rides them on these trails then it is as illegal as using a dirtbike. Are dirtbikes a problem on the trails you ride?
But in combination with Strava it can become an issue. People do weird sh!t just to get a KOM.
Would probably be the grave digger of (free) mountainbiking in the alps too. There are already restrictions and our enemies just wait for more of this:
Oh God. It does look fun, but they're not doing anything to spectacular on the flat or up sections. So I only see a handicap for the downs. On certain tracks their speed suits the track they'd be great fun. But as they said it's just going to open up access to tracks for people that wouldn't have. We'll just have to see. It will be a deal changer, and yes we do have motorbike issues on tracks here in Australia. and half our decent tracks are illegal but a blind eye is usually turned by the powers that be. This will change all that I'd say. Time will tell. Slight chance it might make tracks better, doubt it though.
I want with a big enough motor that can tow two other riders and bikes up a decent grade hill.
Man is lazy, therefore it will catch up. The problem in the alps as the most crowded alpine region in the alps is that the established group of customers - the hikers - already don't like mountainbikers. If mountainbikers not only scare them going downhill on hiking trails but going uphill while letting them eat their motorized dust I could imagine that mountainbikers as a whole will be banned from most hiking trails. So even the guys who doesn't enforce this will suffer from guys who just can't get enough.
As we already totally derailed the thread I'd like to ask some questions:
What the range of this system is? As far as I know city bike with quite big battery can make about 60-80km on flat surface, on slicks, in good weather conditions on one charge. An this is hybrid.
Where the battery is? In rider's backpack? If it is so, that is failure, IMO.
it's in the backpack, as for further information chek: ego kits
It's basically a motorcycle. I think it can go 70 km/h
My new G2 Zerode. Many changes to come, but for now, this is how it'll roll until Bos springers come.
Complete bike weight?
I don't have scales. I'd say low 18s(KG) as is. I'll be changing to Bos forks and shock shortly, should get it below 18kg. It's plenty light enough to chuck about. I'm happy with the weight. Loving it so far. First decent ride on monday.