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Old 12-09-20, 09:06 PM
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Gearbox Brands- Zerode vs Deviate

I'm currently entertaining the idea of buying a Taniwha but am still in the prospecting phase. As far as gearbox bikes go, the Taniwha and the Deviate Highlander seem to be the most intriguing to me thusfar, although I'm sure there are others out there as well that I'm not aware of (fwiw I would be looking at the Deviate Guide but sadly they've discontinued it..).

I'm pretty sold on all of the major differences between this kind of bike and your standard external drivetrain set up but my question is regarding the anti squat differences between the Taniwha and the Highlander- obv the Highlander uses a high pivot suspension set up whereas the Taniwha does not. Zerode's website notes that anti squat is already improved on their bikes compared to traditional set ups, but I'm wondering how much of a difference there is between theirs and a full on high pivot bike like the Highlander (or even other non-gearbox high pivot bikes, like the Forbidden Druid or Craftworks ENR). Anybody have any experience comparing the two?
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