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 Post subject: 2010 Nicolai Helius AM
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:13 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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Location: Finland
My new modern MTB came today...
Still waiting Thomson post and red XO rear mech + shifters.
Weight is 12.6kg without pedals. Not bad for 150mm travel. :D

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Target weight is 12.5kg with pedals... :roll:

First ride is done and it feels great!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:11 pm 
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Very nice, you have great taste.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:32 pm 
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I'm liking that, A LOT :D

You can't beat black and red on a build.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:41 pm 
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Wow, serious machine that is, I like it! A lot.
Your modern bike is just like your retro stable,

Kalle Nicolai learned his trade welding frames for Horst Leitner's AMP and he turns stock plate tube and bar into these incredible frames plus machining waste. I'm not envious I'm not ... who am I kidding, I want one! Can I have mine in blue please.

I love the concept of a 12,5 kg capable trailbike with 150mm travel front and rear. Mine is based on an 07 Carbon Enduro SL and shares wheels, forks and gears with yours. I do have a set of sturdy wheels and a Maverick adjustable post for those Alpine holidays.

Now all I need is for Holland to grow some proper mountains ..... right

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:44 pm 
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PS Soon you will crave bigger mountains and bigger brakes on that bad boy,

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:50 pm 
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Looks like something a Russian Secret agent would ride. Love the frame detail!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:09 pm 
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Very nice indeed. Maybe you can put some Fulcrum wheels in it. That would look ace IMHO


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:15 pm 
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Really really nice 8) 8) 8) I'd love a Nicolai, so many sweet details.

Going back to the AMP thing I read somewhere that it was actually Kalle Nicolai who dreamed up the Horst link but sold the concept and now has to pay Specialized to use his own design on his bikes... must be frustrating!

:?: Does anyone know why the logo is back-to-front?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:31 pm 
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Almost 4h ride today and it is a great bike! Never believed that difference for my former Turner 5 Spot would be this big.

I believe I have found perfect trail bike for myself :D

Cant wait to get last parts and finish this one.

http://www.nicolai.net/company/e-history.html


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:09 pm 
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Got the last parts and now it´s ready...also first real crash is done :)

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