I always thought on the CC the holes were aligned so that the angles/BB height didn't change.
After a long wait: Nicolai Helius CC build
Steve, no, the ac, am, and afr do, whilst the fr and cc change geometry
I've just googled the frame! Nice and I want one but out of my price range!!
Goes off to look at selling kidneys.....
To confirm -
Helius CC and Helius FR (4 hole lever) - Geometry *does* change if you drop the rear travel but keep the fork at the same length. Keeping the front and rear travel *the same* keeps the same geometry. Keep the same length fork and drop the rear and it gets lower and slacker.
Helius RC/AC/AM/AFR and final model Helius FR (2 hole lever) the geometry doesn't change (although in reality the 'ride height' of the bb actually increases marginally due to the difference in sag).
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Boom....went for my first 'technical ride' in 7 months round the local woods this evening. My body is broken (just very unfit), but man that bike is AWESOME. When I first asked the stw massive for suggestions of a frame, I said I wanted something that climbed like a hardtail and descended like a full sus and boy is this it! I picked my way down some of the technical stuff as I haven't ridden in so long and have the fear about how my knee is going to work, but once I got a bit of confidence back I flew down the freeride track and came out the end with my head buzzing! P20 met me in the car park on his way back from work and I wouldn't stop talking (once I got my breath back!). Yes, it was exciting to be out on some singletrack again, but even for that short blast, I am really impressed and I still cant get over how well it climbs! Just need my lungs and legs to catch up with it!
THANK YOU EVERYONE
Only problem is 2.5 hours later knee is a bit sore, but see how it feels in the morning and I also forgot to physio strap it before I went out
But it REALLY was worth it, no?
I had a lovely run down off the Black Mountain this afternoon after work on mine, then the steppy quarry, then the switchbacks down to the river, then the steep grassy climbs back up to home, via the rocky track. Loved every minute
It was so so worth it. Knee seems ok again this morning so I might try taking the beast out for another pottle this evening
Yours sounds very good ride Ambrose. Might need to get out a bit more before my lungs and legs are up to that much fun!
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