2019 YT Jeffsy 29 AL Base vs 2019 Zerode Taniwha Trail Standard

The YT Industries Jeffsy 29 AL Base and Zerode Taniwha Trail Standard are both Trail bikes. The YT Industries Jeffsy 29 AL Base's frame is made from Aluminium / Alloy, while the Zerode Taniwha Trail Standard's is Carbon. The YT Industries Jeffsy 29 AL Base has 29" wheels, while the Zerode Taniwha Trail Standard has 27.5" wheels. The forks on the YT Industries Jeffsy 29 AL Base are Fox, while the Zerode Taniwha Trail Standard has RockShox forks. The YT Industries Jeffsy 29 AL Base retails for $2,299 USD, while the Zerode Taniwha Trail Standard retails for $6,250 USD. The YT Industries Jeffsy 29 AL Base comes in S (low, high), M (low, high), L (low, high), XL (low, high), while the Zerode Taniwha Trail Standard comes in 430, 455, 485.

  • Description
  • Buy
  • Frameset
  • Frame Material
  • Frame
  • Fork
  • Shock
  • Motor
  • Battery
  • Wheels
  • Hubs
  • Wheels
  • Wheel Size
  • Spokes
  • Tires
  • Drivetrain
  • Chain
  • Crank
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Front Derailleur
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Shifters
  • Cassette
  • Pedals
  • Components
  • Brakeset
  • Brakeset Brand
  • Handlebar
  • Saddle
  • Seatpost
  • Stem
  • Grips
  • Headset
  • Hydro-formed aluminum frame, stealth seatpost routing, seat stay and chainstay protection
  • FOX 34 Float Rhythm, Boost 15QR x 110mm, 44mm offset, 140mm
  • FOX Float DPS Performance, 3-position, 200mm x 57mm
  • DT Swiss M 1900 Spline wheelset, 15mm x 110mm front, 12mm x 148mm rear
  • DT Swiss M 1900 Spline wheelset, 30mm inner width
  • 29"
  • DT Swiss M 1900 Spline wheelset
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29 x 2.4"
  • 435, 440, None included, 34 tooth, SRAM GX Eagle
  • SRAM NX Eagle DUB, 175mm length
  • 32 drop, 24 drop, SRAM DUB press-fit
  • SRAM NX Eagle
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • SRAM Guide T with Centerline rotors (200mm front and 180mm rear), SRAM Guide T
  • Race Face Aeffect R 35, 20mm rise, 780mm width
  • SDG Fly MTN, white/gray, YT custom
  • SDG Tellis dropper, 125mm or 150mm drop, 31.6mm, Standard single bolt, 31.6mm, Standard single bolt
  • Race Face Aeffect R 35, 50mm length
  • ODI Elite Motion V2.1 Lock-on
  • Acros AZX-203, high cap
  • Chainstay and downtube protection, internal cable routing
  • RockShox Revelation RC, 140mm
  • Cane Creek DB IL Air, 210mm x 55mm
  • Front: Zerode Taniwha, Rear: Pinion 142mm x 12mm, 120 points of engagement
  • 27.5"
  • Front: Maxxis Minion DHF, Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II, TR
  • 431, N/A, Pinion 30 tooth, direct mount,
  • Pinion, forged
  • 342 (0 drop), N/A
  • Pinion C.Line 9-speed gearbox grip shift
  • Magura MT4, 180mm rotor front, 160mm rotor rear, Magura MT4
  • Race Face Aeffect R, 35mm diameter, 780mm width
  • Choice of WTB Race
  • Race Face Aeffect Dropper, 31.6mm, Standard single bolt, 31.6mm, Standard single bolt
  • Race Face Aeffect R 35
  • Race Face Half Nelson

Why it pays to compare

Mountain Bikes are complicated machines.

They have parts from hundreds of different manufacturers, come in all shapes and sizes (and colours) and are all suited for different purposes. Choosing the right new (or used) Mountain Bike is a complicated, confusing and highly emotional (think buying a new car- the shiny red one is the best choice right?).

Comparing mountain bikes helps bring a bit of logic and reason into the decision process. Not only will comparing mountain bikes save you money, but you'll also find the bike most suitable to you, your riding style and your budget. Plus, when you do hit the Buy Now button, you'll have the confidence you're choosing the perfect bike for you.

It's easy to get carried away by the most rad looking frame, with the coolest paint job and the most aggressive new geometry, but the components are one of the most important things to consider.

A wise Mountain biker

What to compare


It's essential to know which components make up a bike. From there you can compare the differences, such as build quality, performance, features, weight and price. This takes some of the guesswork out of buying a mountain bike.

Here are the components that have the biggest impact on your ride. You should be paying particular attention to these:

  • Fork
  • Shock
  • Drivetrain (Derailleur, shifter, cranks, chain etc.)
  • Brakeset
  • Wheels

Ultimately, for most of us, price is the deciding factor and you want to get the most bang for your buck. Comparing the price of mountain bikes, along with which components you're getting, helps you determine what you're actually paying for. Are you spending your hard-earned dollars on a quality bike frame, with quality components and a solid warranty? Or are you simply paying for a brand name?


Nothing is more helpful than what real people think about a bike. It's the next best thing to riding one yourself. Reviews give you a real insight into how a bike actually rides, instead of just what the numbers seem to say about it.


Different bike companies have different warranties. It's important to compare the length of these warranties, what they'll cover and who's covered.

How to compare

  1. Search for mountain bikes that you'd like to compare.
  2. Tap Compare. You're done. No really, you are.
  3. A huge comparison table comes up, allowing you to compare components and specs for each bike.
  4. Want to delve into a bike a bit more? Click on the bike's name to view in-depth info, reviews, prices, specifications, images and more.