Zerode bikes came to market offering a downhill bike with a high pivot and a modified Shimano Alfine located just above the BB. The bike proved to offer incredible bump absorption, pedalling ability and great reliability. Now 6 years later Zerode is about ready to launch The Taniwha a 160mm travel all carbon trail bike that is using a 12spd Pinion at the BB. The bike went away from the high pivot model to help keep it lively and is now using a modified Single Pivot with a link up high above the rear hub on the stays. Keeping the chain line constant will help to make the bike maintain a constant pedaling platform throughout the travel.