What bike for my next (big) birthday?
I’m 39 now and dreading the next big birthday. As I didn’t get anything memorable for any other landmark birthdays I’ve decided to take things into my own hands and buy myself something.
If I start saving now I might be able to buy myself a new frame next year, but I want something special
My current thoughts are a Nicolai Helius AM or a Liteville 301
Both could cope in the Alps, have custom colours and 5 year warrantiesPosted 6 years ago
I test rode a Nicolai AM 2 weeks ago and ordered one the next day. Loved the way it feels – very inspiring to ride and I love the solid feel it has. Beautiful to look at – industrial and so well put together. The options made my head spin a bit but the mtbr owners forum (clicky) is full of good advice and there are several nic owners who are really knowledgeable on this forum – will dig out a link for you.
edit – herePosted 6 years ago
Excellent I’m coming up on the weekend of the 23rd, riding on the Saturday probably over lady bower way. There is a demo bike down here at may LBS that I could bring up if you like (i know the guys at the uk distributor so shouldn’t be a problem to arrange). 18bikes are your local retailer for nicolai as well.Posted 6 years agomildredMember
I was in the same situation this time last year.
I’ve had numerous Orange & Nicolai, & struggled to decide between the 2 (helius am & 5 am),and plumped for a 5 – within 1 week I regretted it!
Doing a bit of soul searching, I realised that I wanted the Nic’ but bought with my brain not my heart. I wanted something that I loved to look at, caress, be proud of, & felt unique, & what I got was an updated & sanitised version of what i’ve already had. I’ve now sold that, bought a Nic’ (cc not am by way of a nod towards using my brain not heart), & then bought a 2nd hand FR to satisfy my ‘big bike’ need/want.
In short, buy the Nicolai – they are very special, and you rarely see another out on the trails. They ride as good as anything else, but have a certain ‘something’, which makes it feel oh so special compared to the rest.Posted 6 years ago
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