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The Zerode thread

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by EVRAC, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Kntr Active Member

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    Where can i get that?
  3. HardtailHack used an iron once

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    A Dremel is handy, a waterjet is for rich people.
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    I wish I was rich. No, just lucky enough to have access to one.
  5. HardtailHack used an iron once

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    That is pretty handy then, my old work used to get custom head gaskets water cut, it's amazing what they can do with water and a bit of grit.

    Wouldn't be all that difficult to mask the frame up and fibreglass a nice cover from woven cloth, some of the adhesive magnet strips are pretty strong and would hold it in place fine(I think).
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    542015_421349647934391_2115364900_n.jpg

    Custom Green will try and do one slightly darker for 2013!!!
  7. EVRAC Member

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    Anyone know which month of Dirt mag this was in? I was trying to watch for it, but must have missed it. Can anyone scan and post?

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    The Zerode review is in issue 130 / DEC 2012. When will we see the 2013 bike?
  9. ianjenn Active Member

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    They did an interview with Joe Connell and did some riding on his personal Zerode. It wasn't a full on review. But there will be some in 2013 for sure. It sounds like they liked it from what I have heard. My subscription ran out this month need to get to the book store to get it.
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    think of zerode like how santa cruze operate. when the updates are ready, you will see them.
    im sure Rob is working really hard to get the sizes made. he Never stops...... unless he is riding.
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    My Baby.
    please click for full size. iphone5 editet by my wife.

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  12. solidautomech New Member

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    Question about the shock guard:

    My old beat up guard bolts to two plastic mounts that ride on the lower shock shaft.
    My new guard has holes to bolt directly to the frame.
    I guess newer frames have tapped holes for this?
    I guess I need to drill and tap my frame?

    Edit:
    Like these, on the right:
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  14. ianjenn Active Member

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    Yeah the new frames have small holes in the back of them...
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    can anyone describe in depth the who what when where why how of running a X9 shifter on an alfine? pleeeez?
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    There is a good chance the internals have been modified from stock. Send Rob an email he normally responds quickly.
  17. EVRAC Member

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    Cool, thanks, all sorted out.

    Call me crazy, but this is what I came up with.
    Used both the old and new mounting patterns, and used both a plastic and carbon guard doubled-up.
    Why you ask?
    My old carbon ones were all smashed up, so I know they are brittle and subject to cracking after they get beat up, while the new plastic ones are tougher, but quite flexible. This way the plastic will take the abrasion and abuse while the carbon gives the strength and stiffness. No so concerned about weight.

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    Just did this mod. It's based on a sram x9 9 speed shifter.
    You can either order a complete modified shifter unit or just a small internal part that you swap out.
    Contact your local dealer.
    I was able to get the shifter for cheap and the part was $20.
    Shifting is now awesome. It even lets you pull (big button) up to 4 gears at a time, so easiest to hardest in only two "strokes". Ergonomics are way better, and lighter to boot.




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    Zerode bikes europe posted this on their facebook page a while back:

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    go to zerodebikes.com

    its a modified X9 shifter ,you can get the complete shifter or internals. its mentioned up the thread many many times.
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    mate of mine has molded a kevlar guard for a few of us here in europe. just going to clean them up and paint them up. nice and tough. zerodeguard.jpg
  22. no skid marks Active Member

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    If I was making one, I'd make it smaller if running a double barrel. They only just stick out past the frame. But I'm guessing you're not.
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    That and he used the plastic one as a mold
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    Just straight pinned!!!!!!!
  25. ianjenn Active Member

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    Looks like the Zerode boys are doing well at the races congrats guys!!!

    "Reuben Olorenshaw has taken out the inagural Top Gun DH race in Nelson today by 1 second over Brook MacDonald with Kieran Bennett in 3rd! Lawrence Cawte also won the U19 class! Podiums all around for the team today!"
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    And Nathan rankin is back out of retirement and getting top 5s at our nationals on the Zerode team
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    Nice, good to hear.
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    How do you guys feel about the doubling up of the free play of the hub and the freehub? Is it ever an issue - say in tight twisty trails, punching out of corners?

    I thought most designs like this used a fixed rear hub?

    I don't know why it has taken me so long to think about this one..
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    It's not a problem. The lag is noticeable when climbing (it's a dh bike so who cares) its come up many times when talking about the Zerode but anyone who has put real time on the bike will tell you it is a non issue.
  31. NoUseForAName New Member

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    I've actually ridden a Zerode, a couple of years ago, and couldn't remember anything significant. Pretty much was the opposite kind of trail that i would think it might be a problem on.
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    Its not noticeable when going DH, but I do prefer my I9 rear hub over my Hope when Im riding uphill.
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    would it help if one could braze the freehub body to the axle and convert the hub to a true fixed one?
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    Not worth the added wear and tear on bullet proof drivetrain. You just get a high engagement point rear hub(Profile, AtomLab, New Mavic, I9, ETC).
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    So has anyone worked out how far it's off by? Eg. if you have a 10 degree engagement rear hub, what is your actual engagement on a Zerode once you factor in the double loss?

    For what it's worth I didn't notice it either, but I wasn't looking for it.
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    There's a french company that makes fixed rear hubs specifically for pinion and other gb bikes. Drops a lot of weight and complication. I can't think of their name and a quick googling didn't show me anything.
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    This is the 10th time this has come up and the same convo happens every time , then everyone decides its fine how it is and some one buys a Zerode or doesn't.....
  38. NoUseForAName New Member

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    And then?
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    Gday there.

    Im and friend of Jonos...(styledairtime)

    This one is mine.
    Nothing special pics...will get better ones later.



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