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  • 5 months of waiting is over here too (more new bike content)
  • Premier Icon IanMmmm
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    Collected my new Nicolai AFR today. In traditional style, here are a few pics for your enjoyment – or not if you’re a hater of the industrial style of these machines…

    More at this link: http://goo.gl/klk0

    I will try to get some more when it’s light tomorrow. Probably riding this tomorrow, so absence of photos will probably mean I’m in hospital.. 😀

    Edit: I did mention this in my post in the ‘Nicolai bikes are ugly’ thread, but I should say that I got the frame and most of the parts from Moonglu in Ripon and they did they the build for me, and they were super – really helpful and very competitive too! Thanks guys.

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    Man, that is gorgeous!!

    Was confused by the teeny chainring, but I take it that’s Hammerschmidt?

    Premier Icon Shorty121
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    lovely bike bit more travel than I would need but it’s a good looking bike

    Premier Icon IanMmmm
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    Indeed it is. Obviously it’s the solution to a problem that doesn’t exist though, so it’s probably useless.

    I think the extra ground clearance and it’s seemingly indestructible build quality will be pretty useful for the stye of riding I’m going to be using this for.

    Premier Icon Nicknoxx
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    Very nice.

    Premier Icon tomhughes46
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    That looks stunning, but two questions:

    It’s clearly a no expense spared build. Why those forks?

    How tall are you? It looks huge!

    Premier Icon Kato
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    hubba hubba!

    Proper nice that fella

    Premier Icon lister
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    now THAT’S a mountain bike!

    Premier Icon IanMmmm
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    I’m 6 ft 1 and the stand over is fine. It’s a large. I did try a medium for stand over but it was too cramped with a short stem.

    The forks are the Ti sprung RC3 so they aren’t exactly cheap. I’ve heard great things about them so I thought I would give them a shot. Possibly will get some Fox 40s or 36 Van 180s if they don’t work out. Much better warranty provision on the Bombers though.

    Premier Icon messiah
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    That is lush… enjoy.

    Premier Icon Wookster
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    Just went ooohh out loud mate very very nice!!!

    Premier Icon chunkymonkey
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    WOW – totally out of curiosity, how much to build it up in that spec?

    Premier Icon IanMmmm
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    Should have been nearly £6.5k if everything was at list price – I paid quite a lot less than that, but still a lot.

    Premier Icon roper
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    What a well put together bike. I can’t imagine there is anything you would not try on that. I hope you don’t have many others, I doubt they will get much use.

    Premier Icon tomhughes46
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    The forks are the Ti sprung RC3 so they aren’t exactly cheap.

    Yes, sorry, wasn’t meaning they were cheap, just wondering why not Floats or even BOS. Would like some Ti 55s, but despite the warranty have seen too many failures to trust ‘zocchi!

    Premier Icon IanMmmm
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    Well, I really wanted coil rather than air sprung – as weight isn’t really a key factor and I much prefer way a coil feels over big terrain. The other option that I seriously considered was the new 180mm Fox 36 Van, but you can’t get these in a 1.5″ steerer and I’d already ordered the frame when the final specs were announced and this became clear, so I decided to stick with the Marz as originally planned.

    Premier Icon DrRSwank
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    It does look well mean.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    that is lush,

    and id have specced the same forks if i was spending the cash!

    Premier Icon skidsareforkids
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    The brakes look ace in black too!
    Factory 😉

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Really nice looking bike. Skinny tubes? or just the pictures?

    Premier Icon the_lecht_rocks
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    here’s dippers AFR…i don’t get them………………?

    waY TOO much bike for the UK however…..

    http://www.gravity-sports.co.uk/demo-bikes/17-nicolai-helius-afr.html

    Premier Icon IanMmmm
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    @ skidsareforkids – good spot on the custom brakes. Nice aren’t they?

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