Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Ever seen this style of 2004 Niota?

    I can buy this new 2004 Niota (aluminum) for a great price. I was doing some research on it before I jump in and noticed the frame I can buy has some extra metal from the top tube to the seat tube. If anything, it will just make the frame stronger (I hope), but none of the Niotas I have seen online have this piece. Everything else looks exactly the same, including the awesome assymetrical stays. Maybe this is an early or late season production that differs a little from most? This is also a large frame, maybe they need this on the large to maintain their geometry and strength. What do you all think?

    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    A little of everything
    Reputation: Anders's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Yes, that is to stiffen it, so it won't brake.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fallzboater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004

    Great bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anders
    Yes, that is to stiffen it, so it won't brake.
    I hope it will brake, but not break. :^)

    My brother-in-law bought a Niota Al with XT build kit, and it seems like a great bike so far. We haven't tried it in the 5" mode yet, since it only has a 4" fork (Vanilla 100), but I have a TALAS fork we may try on it. I'm riding a Blur now (with the TALAS at 125mm), and the Niota is definitely a very comparable bike. I can tell that it has a little less travel (4" mode), but it is more stable at speed (XL Blur is twitchy).


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 67
    Last Post: 03-01-2005, 07:03 AM
  2. NSMBA Newsletter - MAY 2004
    By CraigH in forum Western Canada
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-14-2004, 08:44 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts



VISIT US AT and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.