Experience Taniwha performance for yourself

Interested in trying a Zerode?

Cycle Monkey offers a number of options for riders who want to demo a Taniwha or Taniwha Trail to get a feel for the bike’s unique ride characteristics and shifting system. Depending on where you’re located and the type of demo experience you’re looking for, we can send a bike to you, point you to one of our partner shops, or have you visit us at our Bay Area headquarters where we can take a ride together.

Our demo fleet

Cycle Monkey has a range of Taniwha demo bikes that can be set up in either the enduro or trail configuration. We use high-end carbon components on our demo builds, which feature the 12-speed Pinion gearbox. Cycle Monkey runs Cane Creek suspension on our demo bikes.

Demo a bike in Northern California

Cycle Monkey offers Zerode demos from our headquarters in Richmond, CA, located in the San Francisco Bay Area and with easy access to the birthplace of mountain biking in Marin County. If you are in Northern California, we would love to have you stop by so that we can personally set up your suspension and walk you through our favorite parts of the bike. We have two options for on-site demos:

Self-guided demo - FREE - If you’re already familiar with the area and are keen to explore the Taniwha on your own, you can take out a bike at no charge. We simply require a photo ID and credit card deposit pre-authorization. Note that the Pinion gearbox does have a slight learning curve, so we encourage those able to join us for a guided ride. We’ll get you up to speed as quickly as possible and make sure you get the maximum experience out of the Taniwha.

Guided demo ride - $100 for 2-3 hours - Riders looking for a more immersive demo experience should consider a guided ride with Neil, owner of Cycle Monkey, who will help you quickly acclimate to the Pinion gearbox and highlight key Taniwha features throughout the ride. Neil has been riding in Marin County and the East Bay for years, and he’ll show you some hidden gems of trails that will challenge you to fully experience the Zerode’s capabilities.  Feel free to bring a buddy or two at no extra charge.

Demo a bike on your home trails

Shipping option - $100 for shipping, 1 week demo time - While we think everyone should plan a riding trip to Northern California at some point, we realize that sometimes you’ll want to demo the Taniwha on your local trails. No worries—we can ship one of our demo bikes directly to your home, place of business, or local bike shop.

Please send us an email at to schedule a remote demo. We will ship you the bike for one week, at a cost of $100. Bikes will be shipped almost fully assembled—all you need to do is attach the front wheel and handlebars. We do require a full deposit for this option, which is refundable at the time of return, minus the $100 shipping fee.

Once the bike arrives, we’d be happy to set up a brief call to walk you through the bike and ensure the suspension setup is dialed in.

Join us at an official demo event

Cycle Monkey attends a number of organized demo events throughout the year. Check the schedule at the link below to see if we’ll be swinging through your area!

Demo a Zerode at one of our partner shops

These shops also have Zerode demo bikes available.  Demo fee varies by shop and is usually applicable to bike purchase.

Guthrie Bicycle Co - Salt Lake City, UT - 803 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
801-484-0404 -

C3 Bike Shop - Golden, CO - 16948 S Golden Rd, Golden, CO 80401
720-598-5950 -

Stan & Dan Sports- North Conway, NH - 2936 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH 03860 - 603-356-6997 -


If you have any additional questions about our demo program or anything Zerode-related, don’t hesitate to drop us a line at

We look forward to riding with you!