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    Nicolai Nonius CC 29er custom built frame

    ...got the frame yesterday...still missing some parts (forks and shock) so I'll have to wait a bit before I can build it into a complete bike. It's a custom-made frame, 23" TT, 16.3" ST, 70 HA and 72.2 SA with 120mm Reba, 100 to 130mm rear wheel travel.

    I'll give you my first riding impressions as soon as it's built.

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    OMG !!!!!

    Would it be impolite to ask how much ?

    Are Nicolai now offerin a 29er option?

    Can`t wait for the final build
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    Love the head badge! That thing looks amazing. Get it built up and let everyone know how it rides. Tubing, machining and welds all look top notch for sure.

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    Good job!

    It's like Gundam!
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    CS length?
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    woah....

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    I think they've been offering a 29" option for more than a few years now. Just no-one took it :-)

    Kalle is one of THE brightest suspension designers ever (I think he actually came up with he Horst link, but his employer got the rights and later Specialized). Would be nice if he could get some Germans to consider the adult wheel size by offering his designs in it.

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    This frame design looks very similar to the soon to be released Soul Cycles Vegas 5 inch travel 29"er. Interesting.

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    sex. red hot. butter.
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    Oh yes, she's sexy!!!!

    but...I don't think there's enough bolts in the derailleur hanger. I't's sure to fall off...
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    Beautiful frame. And you win the unofficial 29er forum prize for most unique backdrop for picture of new bike/frame. Congratulations.

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    Oh fudge, just when I swore to my wife (and to a larger degree to myself) that I was done buying and/or building bikes for a long time. I've had a serious hard-on for Nicolai bikes for a looong time but I still feel like it's going to take something very extraordinary to be better than the Lunchbox. That bike is pure sex though.
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    That thing just looks mean. Great looking frame.
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    Feelygood: retail for the Nonius is 1199 EUR plus 330 EUR for the TAILOR custom made option...so: 1529 EUR without shock. The Nonius is actually their cheapest suspended frame. Nicolai is currently offering its XC hardtail and the Nonius CC with a 29er option (they call it 28-O though). I was told by a fellow forumite that they've got a Helius 29er in the works.

    TRB2929: CS length is 17.6"

    the senator: the derailleur hanger is actually something proprietary. Nicolai have a few of them which are differently angled so they can make up for any slight misalignment of the dropouts. And indeed, these ended up perfectly parallel on my frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ia_ss157
    Love the head badge! That thing looks amazing. Get it built up and let everyone know how it rides. Tubing, machining and welds all look top notch for sure.
    I agree... wow... the welding is awesome with even reinforced supports at the headtube, downtube and the seatpost. This thing is sure to bleed $$$$.

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    But isn't it basically a Gary Fisher Cake, Mountain Cycle Zen, etc. etc. just wrapped up in a fancier German engineered and welded wrapper?






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    Awesome. Nice stuff. Be sure to show it built and ride report

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    Yawn... Another basic mono-pivot from a boutique brand. Nicolai has done a lot of hot stuff - this is not part of that portfolio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    But isn't it basically a Gary Fisher Cake, Mountain Cycle Zen, etc. etc. just wrapped up in a fancier German engineered and welded wrapper?
    I'm pretty sure that the Fisher and MC are just pretty direct copies of the Nicolai wrapped in taiwanese rice paper

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the Nicolai came first and Fisher adopted it. The novel bit was the tension brace to allow for a lighter downtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    But isn't it basically a Gary Fisher Cake, Mountain Cycle Zen, etc. etc. just wrapped up in a fancier German engineered and welded wrapper?
    Yes!

    But let's not forget, the German's LOVE water sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie Portman
    Yes! But let's not forget, the German's LOVE water sports.
    Warm but no Disco. Germans LOVE dry fisting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.F.L.
    I'm pretty sure that the Fisher and MC are just pretty direct copies of the Nicolai wrapped in taiwanese rice paper

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the Nicolai came first and Fisher adopted it. The novel bit was the tension brace to allow for a lighter downtube.
    You may be right.

    All I know is that the few guys near hear who had Cakes - didn't keep em for long.

    But that thing looks a bit "sturdier" than their Cakes. Maybe less chain suck as a result?

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    Still think that this is one of THE hottest frames I have seen

    I love the uber industrial look of Nicolai. Great to know there is a 29er option and it would be even better if that included the Heluis.
    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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    Sure looks beautiful, but don't think you could get me to pay major cash for a single pivot AM bike Sure would be interesting to hear an honest report from the OP when he gets it built and has done some serious climbing on it.
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    looks very beefy with all the stout gussets. what does it weigh?
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