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    Smile The AM has landed - Build sequence commences

    should be thrashable by the weekend.

    * 2009 Helius AM Anodized Black, Black MatteGraphics, Large.
    * Custom options limited to Crud bosses on DT and QR rear.
    * 2009 Fox 36 TALAS R
    * 2009 Monarch 4.2, 200mm i2i, 57mm stroke.
    * Hope Moto V2 F&R : 203mm Rotor.Braided Hoses.
    * Shimano XTR Chainset 175mm.
    * XTR Triggers:
    * Shimano XT Rear mech.
    * Shimano XT Front Mech:
    * Easton Flatboy:
    * Thomson 50mm X4:
    * Easton Monkeylite DH High Rise 711mm 31.8mm Oversize.
    * SDG I-Beam 31.6mm (Black):
    * SDG I-Beam Wingflex (White):
    * Hope QR Seat release:
    * Hope Ceramic bottom bracket:
    * SRAM PC990 chain:
    * Shimano Dura-Ace 9 speed:
    * Chris King Steelset:
    * ODI Ruffians:
    * Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4:
    * DT 5.1D / DT DB Stainless (Black):
    * Chris King Iso 20mm Bolt Through:
    * Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4:
    * DT 5.1D / DT DB Stainless (Black):
    * Chris King Iso 10mm QR / Hope (Silver):
    * Avid Flak Jackets:
    * USE Carbon Headset spacers
    * Lizard skin chainstay protection
    * Helicopter taped in specific zones.

    * Estimated 30.5 lbs:

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    Thats a nice build kit for an am.
    Have you used dt 5.1 rims before on your bikes?

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    steep fast and loose :)
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    norcosam - yes. on my CCDB equipped Turner 6 Pack.
    I ride hardtails, so generally ride light, compared to your usual skill compensator pilot
    a lot of people complain about them being soft, but i'm yet to find out.
    i do however love Mavic's 819, but wish they had an 821 in between the 819 and 823 for tubeless.

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    I have wrecked a few when i had my norco six mainly on rocks in the winter when running 22-25 psi in my tyres and one when doing a 15ft drop and landed it badly.The problem i had with them is that if you try to straighten them they crack.I have them on my Industry nine wheelset .I now also have had a set of mavic ex823 on pro2's with marwi ti spokes, not as light but will be ok for winter and dh duties.
    I dont have a bike of my own at the moment but will have a nicolai soon.
    I am borrowin my mates kona coiler.

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    build kits looking good TLC ... can't wait for the pics ... congrats ... did noticed that you went with QR rear and quite a few bits of Hope stuff ...

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    I can't discern any difference between 12mm BT / maxle and 10mm QR in stiffness and the easiness of QR (+ my rear Chris King is ISO QR) makes sense to me !
    Hope stuff just works - And their back-up is generally excellent.

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    Agree'd hope is very good, also a fan of DT 5.1's!

    Looking forward to seeing the black beastie!

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    TLR - Even though it's black:

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    nice

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    Has to be black.....

    Not another black Nicolai.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdr08
    Not another black Nicolai.............

    Black Ano does seem to be rather popular.

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    black ano? ... it is lighter as you save yourself a few grammes ... ...

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    Black is the new.....errrrrr.......black

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    Got both our AM's built up last night @ Gravity Sports and mine weighed in at 31.2lb's see my thread for the spec and Simons (TLR) weighed in at 30.7lb's. We thought we might have got under the 30lb mark but its not to be, we also thought mine would be the lighter of the two but i rekon Simon rigged the scales!! he he I wouldnt down spec ANYTHING on my AM as i think it would be an injustice to the frame, but all i can say is Nicolai for making such an awesome frame!!! and to Richard at Gravity Sports for being so helpful even though he was suffering last night with the flu!!! In all seriousness i think the Big Betty front tyre and maybe a few other small subtle things made the difference in weight esp. since mine is medium and Simons is large.

    Good thing is now if anyone up our way wants to try an AM they can try the medium/large back to back which is sweet although you'd need to convince Simon to give you a shot, i'm a pushover tho but as for Simon he he...

    Simons AM is very sweet with the black ANO and black shiny graphics, really badass black weapon I know everyone says black is boring etc but it just works so why change it. My bronze ano has grown on me and i'm very happy with it but in reality i'd prob just get black for my next one

    Here's a pic of mine you can compare when Simon posts his since as said before

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