Big changes for Nicolai this year – we’ve wholeheartedly embraced the big wheel revolution simplified the whole range with only the Argon TR and Road unchanged.
All the latest technology standards are in place with 142mm rear and post mount brake. Zerostack tapered headtubes keep the front end stiff and low and custom direct mount front mechs are available. Many of the models are now using angular contact bearings on the main pivot. What you won’t find are any technologies just designed to make manufacturing easier – no press fit bottom brackets here. The amazing 18 ratio Pinion gearbox is available as an option on Argon and Helius models. As ever, since the frames are built to order you have a huge choice of colours and if you’re don’t fit normal sizes full custom geometry is available.
All frames can be ordered now – full details and tech sheets with geometry are available on Nicolai.net and we’ve issued the 2014 UK pricing
Argon range – Nicolai quality and features in hardtail form
Argon TB – the new trail oriented hardtail in 650b in size small and 29” for other sizes. Modern geometry for riding not racing.
Argon AM – our long travel hardtail now 650b
Argon FAT – strictly limited edition Argon Fatbike
Helius – the original Nicolai frame keeps on evolving
Helius TB – the lightweight trail bike gains the angular contact ball bearings pioneered on the ION 16 and is now 650b in size small and 29” above.
Helius AC – the true all mountain bike: as happy riding to the top of the mountain as it is honing back down. Now in 650b
ION – DH derived, the new line keeps getting better
ION 16 – Enduro – slack and low but still great to ride up as well as down. Still available in 26” with 650b version available from early 2014.
ION 15 – Enduro 29er (M, L and XL only)
ION 20 – World Cup downhill in 650. 205mm rear travel, 157mm rear hub. As ridden by the Nicolai WC racing team. New geometry optimised for 205mm rear travel and 200mm fork.