Hopefully this is not too much of a highjack but I'm thinking new bike time in the next couple of months. Currently have a 6 YO SC Blur LT2 which has been brilliant, so the default is a new SC in carbon to save weight, but I really like the Nicolai after seeing Messiah's a couple of years ago.
One comment from an LBS owner I respect said that he had tried a Nicolai and it had poor small bump compliance because of the stiction in the all-bushing suspension. That comment posted on MTBR didn't really get a satisfactory response except from Messiah which was that it's possibly a bit stickier. So UK Nicolai owner's views on this observation?
If that's not an issue then its going to be a question of SC to save a reasonable amount of weight or Nicolai for robustness?