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    Cove G-Spot or Nicolai Helius FR

    I have a Rohloff hub waiting to go on one of these frames but which one. Does anyone have any advice on these rides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcq
    I have a Rohloff hub waiting to go on one of these frames but which one. Does anyone have any advice on these rides?

    Helius FR no doubt. Nicolai do design their bikes with the rohloff in mind. They pedal great and the new ones are coming with a DHX4 shock. I have a heliuscc with a RP3 on it, it's about 25.5-26lbs now, not bad for a 5"+ travel bike. You can have it custom made purely for the rohloff too, no cable guides etc. They are v v nice. See if you can get a test ride

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    I have a Nicolai Helius FR with a Rohloff Speedhub. Fantastic bike! However, speaking from a technical point of view, the Cove is probably a better design (pivot around BB) to match with a ROhloff. You will have zero problems with "bob" this way and you can play with different chainring sizes to eliminate any feedback that might occur.

    Having said that, there is no Cove bike (or any other bike, for that matter) that will come anywhere close to a Nicolai in looks and "uniqueness". You can't go wrong with either one of those.

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