Category Archives: Technical

Looking after your bearings

Please remember that our bearings and bushings are adjustable to ensure that no side-to-side play develops and causes excessive wear.  There’s a grub screw on one side, and a bolt on the other. By undoing the grub screw you can … Continue reading

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Direct mount front mechs on Nicolai frames

The suspension design on the Helius has been optimised over many years.  It results in a a bike that tracks the ground superbly with minimal bob when climbing and fully active suspension when descending. It works on a range of … Continue reading

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Shock bushings

We often supply frames without shock for the customer to source thier own.  Please note the two piece bushing design is not recommended for mounting width wider then 24mm. Nicolai can supply machined hardened bushes with your frame as an … Continue reading

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Cable Rub

Cable rub is one of the great enemies of your frame – aluminium is actually a remarkably soft metal. Take a piece of hard plastic cable outer and coat it in abrasive UK mud and you’ve got something that’s not … Continue reading

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Deep Insertion Headsets

Due to the increased stress around the head tube area resulting from hardcore Downhill, Street and Dual riding, a headset with at least 22 mm deep cups is required for all frames except for Argon CC, Argon Road, Helius RC, … Continue reading

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