by Ben Haworth
August 20, 2009
Following the launch of the Helius AM and Helius AC comes the Helius AFR – All FreeRide(!). Recommended fork is a 7” single crown. According to Nicolai they’ve made the seat tube “offset and slack allowing you to drop the seat forward and out of the way for the descent without sacrificing a good riding position when the saddle is up”. Seat tube is 30.9 for uppy-downy seatpost compatibility.
The design has been developed in conjunction with Elmar Keineke and Carlo Diekmann whose help during the testing stages enabled Nicolai to finalise this design in “record time”.
Available now from £1600.
· 175-197mm rear travel.
· The same weight as the Helius FR (3.5kg/<8lbs).
· 12mm Maxle compatible rear end and Hammerschmidt compatibility both come as standard.
· Hand-built in Germany – everything is machined and welded in house.
· Huge colour choice – anodised, powder coat (matt, gloss, glitter…)
· 5 year warranty.