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  • hicksville
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    Hello just in the process of buying a second hand Nicolai intrested in the builds people have, what size bike people are riding and overall impressions.
    Been on MTBR but is all a bit ‘americana’.
    Thanks

    jad
    Member

    My old Helius CC:

    It was a medium size but felt quite big, probably due to the high BB. Very nice finish, tough anodizing but not XC enough for me!

    Premier Icon Denis99
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    Nicolai Helius CC Rohloff – medium – I’m 5 11 tall. Build is on the burlier side of xc, but its built for durability as opposed to being light weight.

    Excellent bike, no regrets at all.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    What bike you getting? had a Helius FR. Great fun, but for UK it just a bit too much really. Weighed a ton as well.

    hicksville
    Member

    Nickc no a cc, I have A titus supermoto which is a similiar bike to the fr, looking at a cc to be lighter all dayer. just wondering what travel forks people are running, I have some pacefighters 130 to 150 mm thinking that 130 to 140 mm will be okay? ๐Ÿ˜•

    Premier Icon Denis99
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    130 to 140 mm travel will be fine. I tried riding my Pace RC40 wound down to 120mm , but didn’t feel quite right to me.

    The CC (cross country) is a little misleading description (in my opinion), it more like an AM.

    The AM is almost a FR frame, and the FR is very well built – as nickc said – probably too much bike for most.

    CC or AM are good choices, choose either one – just depends on how aggressive a rider you are (and how much travel you want).

    Yetiman
    Member

    Here’s my Helius FR. It’s a large and fits my 6′ 2" frame perfectly.

    geetee1972
    Member

    Not even remotely a trail bike but sweet nevertheless.

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    Have you checked out the Nicolai forum on MTB Forums? Nicolai Forum

    geetee1972
    Member

    Sorry guys, not sure what I’m doing wrong with posting photo’s. I’ve done it before but seem to be having a brain fart. Let’s see if this works.

    I_Ache
    Member

    You tried to use the page url nit the pic url.

    hicksville
    Member

    Thanks folks all very impressive, any recommendationson shocks for the cc?
    Looking to get it quite light, say 25lbs? Too optomistic?

    oldgit
    Member


    Fitted with MonoMinis, USE carbon risers, Eggbeaters & Flite saddle since this was taken

    geetee1972
    Member

    Hicksville – I have test ridden the CC with a DT Swiss shock. I wasn’t that impressed with the performance of that shock, but the owner of the LBS I borrowed it from swears by it, so it’s kind of a personal choice. Personally I’d put either a RS Monarch or a Fox RP thingymajig.

    therealhoops
    Member

    large Helius FR fit me (6’2") perfectly

    more here
    http://nicolethenicolaiandfriends.fotopic.net

    twohats
    Member

    That old ugly tree has been shaking away the last 24 hours…

    Hob Nob
    Member

    This was my old UFO. With the way my riding has gone, I do wonder if I should have just kept it, slimmed it down a little & put some proper forks on it.

    If only it wasn’t a single pivot!

    geetee1972
    Member

    If only it wasn’t a single pivot

    yeah but it’s a Nicolai and it’s **** gorgeous

    MrCrushrider
    Member

    hob nob

    now that is bike porn! is that a damper under the shock?

    Hob Nob
    Member

    It was a good looking bike, and rode pretty well, but it seemed to suffer horrendously from brake jack on big tracks. Over the last 18 months my riding has progressed into a far more DH orientated state and I would have liked to have tried it on some other tracks to see how it compared, but no such luck. My Sunday rides a lot differently to it, not in a bad way, i’m used to the low BB already but it feels a lot more like a bigger bike.

    MrCrushrider – its a brace to help stop the frame twisting under compression.

    ianpinder
    Member

    Here is my old one

    it got stolen last september.

    However just ordered a new ST and come september will either be ordering a helius cc or am

    here’s my Helius AM. what a bike. will do the lot, but there’s always compromise :

    hicksville
    Member

    lecht…………..sorry whats the compromise??

    Premier Icon auricgoldfinger
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    Here’s mine – Helius CC. Best bike I have had. Alas, at the moment, front triangle away for some repairs. When she is back I’ve got some Fox F120 15QR’s to slap on. Great bike. Weighs in ~25lb.

    Premier Icon auricgoldfinger
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    ok so I didn’t actually mean to post the same pic three times…

    auric – great colour scheme – i nearly did that myself with the AM.
    hicksville – the compromise is the weight (about 31.5 lbs) but i ride around it, tbh ๐Ÿ‘ฟ
    i will admit, the Ti hardtails are suffering in use now the AM is dialled in…

    hicksville
    Member

    ๐Ÿ˜€ lectch 31.5 for me thaat sems pretty good but riding a 36lb bike at the mo even my ti hardtail was 30lb, ๐Ÿ˜€ looking forward to getting the frame even more now

    hicksville – are you getting an AM ?

    hicksville
    Member

    no cc …. at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

    geetee1972
    Member

    I’m test riding a Helius AM tomorrow afternoon as part of Head for the Hills’ big demo day.

    Not sure if I should do this really as it’s only likely to result in the genie being let out of the bottle and I’ve just found out the wife is expecting so bike purchases aren’t likely to go down well.

    Premier Icon auricgoldfinger
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    Oldgit – how does the Argon ride?

    MrNutt
    Member

    ianpinder sorry to hear your bike got stolen, I think that was one of the nicest bikes I’ve seen on here!

    here’s hoping the tealeafs get whats coming to them!!

    0pt1cal
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    I_Ache

    I love your ION ST…I’m about to pull the trigger on one, just got to decide the colours and shock

    geetee1972 – how did you get on ๐Ÿ˜€

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