- What 160mm (ish) FS frame?
This comes up fairly reguarly.
I like my Commencal Meta AM.
Posted 5 years ago
I have a Nicolai and its the best bike i’ve ever had
I have a mate who has the commencal Meta, and he wouldn’t swap that
would also consider Turner 5 spot (edit: just seen you already have one, what’s wrong with it? i have a mate running his in 160 flavour and it’s pretty good)
and the canyon strive is a lot of bike for the money
i’ve ridden all 4 and still wouldnt change my NicolaiPosted 5 years ago
mda, what’s the sizing like on a Tracer? I think I would need a large.
prof, I do have a hankering for a Nicolai, already got a 5Spot and that’s what will donate it’s bit on to the new frame. Love the 5Spot but after riding a mates SB66 at the weekend I’ve realised I need a bigger frame hence the search for a new one.Posted 5 years ago
I believe some people on this site might have an opinion about such things, so what to go for?
I only need a frame as everything else is coming off my 5 Spot, possible choices so far are Yeti SB-66, Nicolai, ION-16 (possibly an AM).
Other suggestions or opinions on the above please.Posted 5 years ago
chakaping – Member
Spicy 916 is available frame only
Not that I’m looking to buy one of course, but I couldn’t see any via Google. Do you have any more info?
Just out of interest. Honest.
j3ffo – Member
Devinci dixon? Carbon one is well priced too.
Dixon is a 145mm rear end – more Zesty than SpicyPosted 5 years agoproflexforeverMember
Titus El Guapo (when they get stock in)
i bought one last week…first ride out at weekend…its ACE….my brother has one too..plus its £600 for brand new frame with warranty…must run it with a 160mm fork or BB is too low
PS…no monuments where harmed in the making of these photosPosted 5 years agogetonyourbikeMember
Another left field suggestion:
152mm rear and works best with a 160mm fork. It’s one fast bike. You can have custom geometry if you want it.
You can get a test ride by getting in touch with SPS distribution ^^^Posted 5 years ago
honourbalegeorge – I wonder if they’ve actually sold any as frame only though? I see that French shop says “Out Of Stock” and Hotlines don’t seem to list frame only as an option.
If only they’d do a “budget” carbon model like they do for the Zesty. Maybe next year…Posted 5 years agoscottfitzMember
I really like the liteville 301:
Here’s write up about them:Posted 5 years ago
That Nicolai according to the Nicolai site is 3.95kg with shock. Or 8.7lbs in old money. That’s some serious bulk. I wouldn’t want an AM bike even close to a frame weight that high.
Purely from aesthetics, I would count the Devinci out. It looks all wrong.
For me, it would either be the Rocket or the Yeti.Posted 5 years ago
That 3.95KG includes a headset & Monarch plus, and it’s a large frame
They quote the medium frame at 3.2KG without shock which is just over 7lbs.
A small Yeti SB66A without shock is 3136g (pic below)- so the Nicolai is no heavier. And the rocket is 7.6lbs with an RP23, so it’s about the same weight. The Nicolai has more travel than either, too.
Posted 5 years ago
sounds like you really want the Nicolai – really not suprising, but then i’m biased – but you’d be equally happy with the Cotic, it is a nice looking bike and a £750 saving is a fair chunk of cash
i would see if you can test ride both (or all 4) decide which you like the best and if its still the Nicolai, trawl the classifieds and see if you can pick up a bargain – or put in some more overtime 🙂Posted 5 years ago
Not sure about the Blur but 140mm would be fine travel wise, Covert not sure about either although I’m guessing the Mojo HD would be much like my DW 5 Spot (but lighter and more travel) so might be worth tracking down a ride on one of those, although it’s £2400!! I didn’t plan on selling an organ to fund it.
Trying to get a test ride on the Nicolai is going to be a struggle I think and same for the Rocket (without travelling 200 miles north), already had a go on my mates SB66 which i really liked.
and yes the Devinci does look wrong in carbon, in ally though looks OK.
El Guapo – yes stupid value for money but I’ve already got the kit to go on it so would rather have a nicer (read: posher) frame.Posted 5 years ago
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