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

  1. no skid marks

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    Here's a pic of one of the proto G2s. Not long now before production ones are ready to sell.
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    How soon? Do you guys have an expected usa delivery date?
     
  3. ianjenn

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    I think I ma going KAWI green on mine.....damn or KTM orange. Justin to answer you mid March is when Rob is thinking he will start seeing em....
     
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    Want want want want
     
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    Few nice refinements there.
     
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    Even more Alfines that are gonna need protection from the mucky muck. Hint hint nudge nudge.
     
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    Someday...
     
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    New down tube looks great. Will the G2 have the same rear wheel travel, or less?
     
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    The Alfines are sealed. Never had a problem with mud accept for cleaning it can be a PITA.

    Yeah less travel, still over 8" though. Will match the front better.
     
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    ok so that fox 40 is photoshopped on and the down tube is photoshopped from the picture up top.

    Is the downtube a bit square in the top picture? which is cool.
     
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    The bottom pic has what one of the new decals will look like. and I guess 40s just for another example. It was a pic for dealers, guessing it got leaked out with peoples enthusiasm for information. I'll post pics of mine up as soon as I get it built, hopefully within a week.
     
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    The bottom pic is on the Zerode FB page now. That top pick must be a leak. The pic with the boxxer defiantly shows a different downtube.
     
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    Less rearward travel too? If so do you think it will negatively affect how the bike deals with square edge bumps? Maybe less will be more in this case?
    I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of the G2 once you've gotten it together and gotten some rides on it. Also curious what the weight is. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    This image was on the Zerode site and it looks like this guy (Kieran Bennett) is racing the G2 and did rather well getting 2nd behind Sam Blenkinsop. I'd sure like to hear what differences he feels between the G1 and G2.
     
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    If only we knew someone who knew Kieran Bennett.....aye Jono!
     
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    Same pivot location. Same wheelbase at bottom out.
     
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    The Downtube is Flat! awesome looks really clean and cool g2zerode.jpeg
     
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    now i'm really interested
     
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    Yes yes. I actually bought a zerode now, 2 weeks ago but I am in Europe at the moment at the BOS factory.
     
  21. demo 9

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    Yeah be pretty slick. Get 3000 plus shifts out of a charge that would last me years.... the batteries do tend to loose power sitting I would guess. But mounting the battery inside the sea-tube would be the sick ticket. Just straight down onto the hub!
     
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    or combine a mud protector for the alfine with a battery holder
     
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    Could I combine the gearbox guard with some thicker carbon to replace the nylon guides? How have these worn for you guys because my second hand frame here shows hardly any wear which makes me think a carbon guide would work?
     
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    I have seen very little wear on the 6 team frames I got back or the 1 I owned for awhile.......
     
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    Patience,

    Sorted.



    Forged uprights
    DT yolk
    Integrated shock guard
     
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    Mr Plow has a G1. And that guard in the pic is just a proto, might change for production.
    Make some cool Carbon ones Mr Plow. Though those nylon(or whatever it was)ones posted before looked pretty cool.
     
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    anyone else not able to get onto the zerode website...im getting some weird login thing...
     
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    I'd imagine its being updated for the new frames. May be down a day or 2.
     
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    916.jpg

    With two seasons under our belt and a new manufacturer on board we have been able to make a bunch of refinements to the Zerode DH frame for 2013. Designated the Zerode G2, here are some of the changes from the old G1:

    1) The geometry has had an overhaul for the G2. 3 sizes, shorter head tubes, longer top tubes and slacker head angles mean a race ready chassis for all body shapes and sizes.

    2) With lessons learned from the G1 we have shaved over 300grams off the frame. Some of this is unsprung weight in the chainstay, axle and rocker further improving the Zerode suspension performance.

    3) The down tube yolk has been redesigned to increase the ground clearance by 20mm, increase chain ring clearance for a better primary chain line and incorporates a sturdy shock guard mount so your shock and frame are protected from stray rocks.

    4) Each Zerode will come with 2 shifters. The standard Alfine unit and a modified SRAM unit. You choose which one you feel most at home with.

    5) A new rectangular down tube is stiffer, lighter and stronger than the old round tube.

    6) The chainstay has been redesigned to increase tyre, crank and chain tensioner clearance.

    7) Reduced travel from 9.25” to 8.3”. With less unsprung weight and an efficient axle path we felt a little less travel would give a more lively feel, reduce weight and make a great pedalling chassis even better without sacrificing it’s superb bump eating ability.

    8) New colours….The G2 is Bead blasted and anodised in Black or Charcoal with four decal options. Custom Anodising is available.
     
  31. dfinn

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    Couple of quick setup questions for a new (used) zerode owner, hope you guys don't mind. I google'd around for this info but couldn't find it.

    What is the proper spacer setup on the casette?

    I'm going to be running Saints, not the very latest version but the one before that. What kind of BB spacer setup should I go with? Right now I have 1 5mm spacer on each side.

    The person I bought the frame from (I think he posts on here, might even be demo9?) didn't include the chainring spacer. Is that something I definitely need?
     
  32. no skid marks

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    You want to use spacers(washers are fine)between crank spiders and chain ring to set the chainring with chain on it as close to frame as possible. Check chain ring is straight. All of the above will give you the longest sprocket and chain life, but doesn't matter if it's a touch out, they last for ever anyway. Just might add some drag if not straight.
     
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    cool, thanks. I'll throw a chain on there and see how it looks.

    Are most people running a 32t ring?
     
  34. ianjenn

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    Rob is using standard chainring spacers now. I am 99% certain you need a total of 6mm at each bolt shimano makes them in numerous sizes. So a good size shop will have the different widths you need to = 6mm. As for the BB spacing it is standard Shimano for an 83mm BB which I think is 1 spacer on drive side and 2 on non drive. I don't have a bike here but can double check....in the AM what the one I have built is doing.


    Yes you have to run a 32 tooth on the front.....
     
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    I pulled the BB off my tr450 and it had 1 on the drive and 2 on the non drive so that probably is standard 83mm shimano.

    thanks for all the info Ian and no skid marks!
     
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    that depends, does it look like this?


    :D
     
  37. dfinn

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    nope nothing like that. It looks like a half built bike in a bike stand. ;)
     
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    so why is it so hard to post all the relevant specs on the website? still missing ACTUAL frame weight, shock length, shock type, shock options
     
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    It is a 2.75 stroke with two shock choices as before. It is either an RC4 or CCDB for shock choice. CCDB Air may be an option he has ti ride it with one first the DHX felt not very good so he isn't offering them.
     
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    The G2 is about 1 pound lighter than the G1.