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The Zerode thread

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

  1. Dodgysam New Member

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    I know that track/have ridden it and there is no 60ft stepdown.
    A 30-40ft step down yes...actually there is a few of them.
    But it is a super fast bit of track...and get it wrong and it will bite your ass hard!
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  2. sethimus Active Member

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  3. ianjenn Active Member

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    I have been looking at that picture for awhile now. I am going full bore Kawasaki Green with mine this year I think!
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  4. Philliam New Member

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    These Zerodes do have cool gas tanks. I've been thinking my blue one kinda reminds me of my old YZ!
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  5. IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    how much are you selling yours for?
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  6. ianjenn Active Member

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  7. Kntr Active Member

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    Wow, how do you snap all 4 chainring bolts?
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  8. StyledAirtime New Member

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    O the G2 is here! from what ive heard it will have a shorter head tube, I wonder what else it will have.
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  9. Owennn New Member

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    Interesting. My G1 couldn't fit a Hope Boxxer crown, needed to be 10mm shorter.
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  10. ianjenn Active Member

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    Yeah the headtube is a fair bit shorter. There will be a good number of updates. Sometime soon we can let everyone know.
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  11. jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    i'm assuming that ih8rice means delrin. and that stuff isn't cheap.
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  12. jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    just for reference... depending on the tensile strength and whether or not the delrin is impregnated with other polymers (like PTFE), a 3/4" sheet (what it looks like is being used) of straight delrin sells for about $75/ sqf . The kind with PTFE is like $300 / sqf.

    Point being, raw materials could easily make up more than 50% of that cost.
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  13. IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    yup, thats why i said, "its made of derlin."
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  14. jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    Dyslexia dude
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  15. Kntr Active Member

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    What is it that you would want different?
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  16. StyledAirtime New Member

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    nothing really. im on a first gen zerode and love it to pieces ,never had a problem ,never missed a beat. ive just heard there are going to be changes and I wondered what they are.

    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
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  17. Dodgysam New Member

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    coulda washed it first you rough bugger!
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  18. Kntr Active Member

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    There are some big changes... all good IMO.
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  19. StyledAirtime New Member

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    how come you guys get to know.........If I was home in NZ I would be knocking on robs door begging to do a video for the reveal.
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  20. demo 9 Active Member

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    Where have you been? All of ours are already in the mail ;)
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  21. dan-o Active Member

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    It's a good thing all the changes are being kept secret.
    Wouldn't want that info to be available to people looking to make purchasing decisions, especially this close to the season.
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  22. StyledAirtime New Member

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    You know nothing!
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  23. StyledAirtime New Member

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    its probably one of the first off the line for testing. making sure its all good for release. just buy a g1 because they are sick bikes without the changes.
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  24. demo 9 Active Member

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    ^ that
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  25. ianjenn Active Member

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    You can email Rob he may let a little out of the bag. I would guess soon we can say all the updates being done to them.....
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  26. ianjenn Active Member

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    Sounds like over the next week or two all the updates will be revealed on the 2013's!!!!!!
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  27. Kntr Active Member

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    I do. :)
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  28. xy9ine Active Member

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    a well pixelated pic. slacker & lighter; sounds spot on:

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  29. GoodbyePorkPie New Member

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    And 3 sizes sml, m, L:thumb:
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  30. no skid marks Active Member

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    Changes are small, and pretty much all visible in that blurry pic.
    If it ain't broke...
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  31. StyledAirtime New Member

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    Looks like the shock doesn't stick out at far. And the top tube is smaller and less head tube. Plus it looks like a large.
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    Shock looks smaller too
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  33. Udi Active Member

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    Shorter shock with less sticking out would be good.

    How much weight did it lose?
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  34. Kntr Active Member

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    8.75x2.75 shock?
    less travel
    more ground clearance
    lighter
    slacker
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  35. demo 9 Active Member

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    ^ think your spot on
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  36. no skid marks Active Member

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    For the shock, not chain ring. Well not static and unweighted at least. Still only a 32tooth chainring, so better ground clearance than pretty much anything else with same top gear ratio accept a Racelink with 28t ring and 14"+BB, maybe a Nicolai/Pinion and/or Carvelie/Effigear when it's out.
    EDIT:- I guess anything with 14"+BB height could have better ground clearance, but nothing current is that high. Is it?
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  37. Kntr Active Member

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    I know I am. ;)
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  38. no skid marks Active Member

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    Should be about half a Kilo. I should have one built within a couple of weeks with my same kit of current Zerode. Will have Bos forks and shock though, but I'll weigh old and new parts if I can.
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  39. ianjenn Active Member

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    Well you will get your frame first! But I hope to have a DVO fork first to put on my 2013 G2!:D
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  40. no skid marks Active Member

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    We'll see. I'd not put money on that if I were you:p but neither would I:thumb:
    Both the DVO and Bos(new air RaRe)are pretty unproven but very promising so I'll be happy with either. Still have my Avy 888s for back up anyway.
    I'm going against my better judgement and trying air again for the shock. Pros and cons. Hopefully the cons are not lessened damping and increased spring rate when hot. I'm happy with the slightly more docile feel of the air shock in the G1 Zerode as it's plush enough. Will see in the next gen, and with the Bos Air.
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