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    Eurobike 2008 Nicolai pics

    Just found some Eurobike pictures with Nicolai's ... most of them are pretty self-explaining. I'll post more as I find more. If someone got some more, just post them up.








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    nice!

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    very nice ...

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    AM in the first pic looks small. Loads of standover too.
    Monarch + Lyric - Nice to know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    Monarch + Lyric - Nice to know...
    Also: if you look very close, you can see the AM has that tapered head-tube. At least I think it looks like it's tapered.

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    Sweet pics, thanks!

    Why is the front ring on the belt drive bike soooo damn close to the frame? And how in the hell does that bloody thing (belt) go on and off there?

    That helius AM with hammerschmidt is friggin amazing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone

    Why is the front ring on the belt drive bike soooo damn close to the frame? And how in the hell does that bloody thing (belt) go on and off there?

    well there seems to be a small gap on the lower part of the dropout...... on other belt drive bikes usually the whole dropout is removable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    ... well there seems to be a small gap on the lower part of the dropout ...
    20080902 belt drive frame dropout MTBR FORUM.jpg

    i wonder what frame is that ... and how wide is the belt ... it will be wierd without the chain noise I know the belt on my old fatboy lasted a hellouva long time ...

    20080902 fatboy MTBR FORUM.jpg
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    Bit of yummyness all round really...... yes the belt drive would be really quite, that was the freakiest thing about my GBoxx TFR, was just how quite the bike is, takes some getting used to....
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    I will be out there sometime shortly. Depending on how the net connection is, I may or may not be able to post until I come back, sometime in the middle of the night on Sat. At that point, I'll have spent nearly 24 hours on the road in three days, all of your ungrateful asses.



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    Aaarrrrrggggggghhhhhh JC, we are indeed grateful for your dedication to us all.... We just may have odd ways of showing it....... But yes 24 hours is a long drive......
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    Yep, I have to drive from nearly the Czech Republic to the West of Germany, then from there, head south with my party, and camp and party for the night.

    Luckily, we're all heavy metal fans, so Celtic Frost, Testament, and death metal will rule the radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Yep, I have to drive from nearly the Czech Republic to the West of Germany, then from there, head south with my party, and camp and party for the night.

    Luckily, we're all heavy metal fans, so Celtic Frost, Testament, and death metal will rule the radio.
    Yep, it is awesome how much the Europeans are into Metal, its all good.... Actually just been listening to Devil Driver - The Last Kind Words....

    Travel safe.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinaman
    i wonder what frame is that ...
    It's a Nicolai FMXTB.





    That young dude on the bike is btw (i guess) the youngest N-"sponsoree". Check out his site: http://www.moritz-bauer.com



    Everbody who have had contact with Falco from Nicolai via Email or phone and wondered how the face to that voice looks like:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    That is what I was waiting for

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    2 more pictures from http://www.singletrackworld.com




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    Bionicon/Nicolai B-Boxx







    Gary Fisher looking ridiculous.



    Quick promotion for a very nice looking German made disc-brake:





    Unfortunately no "nice" picture from a coloured caliber, therefor a picture from their catalogue:





    Link: http://www.trickstuff.de/

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    A nice little video presentation with Falco and Nicolai's lineup for 2009. Only in German though.

    http://www.mtb-news.de/forum/showthread.php?t=355877

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    GF, you said it, was he in fancy dress.......

    Nice pics of the B Boxx. I like it already...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    A nice little video presentation with Falco and Nicolai's lineup for 2009. Only in German though.

    http://www.mtb-news.de/forum/showthread.php?t=355877
    So, it took me a while to watch the video. Not so much new: FR stronger frame for Totems/66's, ExtraLove ano parts, a gazillion colours available, Helius AM.

    From ~3:30min on Falco explains the Gates drive on the FMXTB and how they solved the problem getting the belt "in" the frame. On the FMXTB prototype is a gap between seat-/chainstays, in serial-production they will change it to changed yoke, where the belt can be fiddled in. In addition to that Nicolai is a development partner for Gates, the belt is available for all gearhubs (Alfine, Rohloff etc.) singlespeed as well, all necessary parts (pulley, belt etc.) can be ordered over Nicolai and they take over the complete Europe marketing for Gates.

    Pretty much at the end Falco said something interesting, that all the models where it makes sense (Helius AM,FR,ST, ION ST) can be ordered with a Hammerschidt OEM.

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    Thanks Testmaen for doing a brief and a translation for us.... that last sentence is indeed a good take away though.... Good to see..... I want to hear some more real time riding on the HS before we all wade into it..... Also by the time the bugs are ironed out, the B Boxx will be here...... Yeah ha
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    I heard from Nic UK last week that the AM is HM-ready straight out of the box. Kind of interesting, since I'm assuming it'll need ISCG mounts, and I'm not seeing them on any pics (hence assumed it'd be a paid for option). Something i'll be considering though for the future.

    You're all right about GF too - he is looking like he missed the fancy dress party alright! (much like his '09 range of bikes!)

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    Thanks for the pics !!!!
    Looks really nice this b-box !
    Never enough singletracks !

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    Moooooooore...








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    Here is a better picture of those coloured brake-calibers:


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    Thanks Testmaen for ensuring we have not missed anything Nicolai from EuroBike, great pictures and coverage...

    That upgradeitits disease is going to be well fed for the next few years..... LOL
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    dang ... just across the channel ... through 1 country and i 'CAN' be there ... but it is just too far ...

    cheers testmaen for the tour ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    I've noticided a small change on the Ion '09 : this white Ion is different from mine at the level of the bottom bracket : on mine the down tube ends directly to the bottom bracket whereas on this white Ion, it ends before, and the is a small flat part between the end of the downtube and the BB. So is this due to a different size (S instead of L(mine)) ?
    Maybe, maybe not
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    Quote Originally Posted by samwell
    I've noticided a small change on the Ion '09 : this white Ion is different from mine at the level of the bottom bracket : on mine the down tube ends directly to the bottom bracket whereas on this white Ion, it ends before, and the is a small flat part between the end of the downtube and the BB. So is this due to a different size (S instead of L(mine)) ?
    Maybe, maybe not
    Sam, mine is a large and is the same as the white frame, mine as you know is a large also, be very interesting to know if this is a change

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    That upgradeitits disease is going to be well fed for the next few years..... LOL
    Lol, yeah, that black Helius RC above really grows on me. Makes me wonder about my recently acquired Helius FR ... OR I should wonder my ambivalent expectations at a bike ?!

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    Testmaen,

    Great job with the pics. Can you clear up the confusion over compatibility of existing ISCG frames with Hamerschmidt? Falco said no in his e-mail but yes in the film at Eurobike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    Lol, yeah, that black Helius RC above really grows on me. Makes me wonder about my recently acquired Helius FR ... OR I should wonder my ambivalent expectations at a bike ?!
    That Helius RC does indeed look hot..... Mmmmmmm..... Off to bed, out on the Fully rigid SS in the morning early...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryates
    Can you clear up the confusion over compatibility of existing ISCG frames with Hamerschmidt? Falco said no in his e-mail but yes in the film at Eurobike?
    No, unfortunately I can not. I watched the video again: Falco says about the Helius AM "...we have the Helius AM available with Hammerschmidt OEM and we will be trying to make other models HS-ready where it makes sense, like the Helius FR/ST, likely the ION ST. ... These bikes will be available for/with the Hammerschmidt."

    For me that sounds, particularly in German, as if the Helius AM will be available from Nicolai with the Hammerschmidt "ex-works". As for the other models one could presume that the HS won't fit right now, because of the pivots etc. but they'll make it fit for 2009.

    Maybe Falco said it won't be retrofitable, just to be on the safe side. In the past Nicolai prooved, that they can retrofit a lot of things, like some major frame-updates etc, so hopefully they'll find a solution.

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    A ABMXTB with some TUNE parts:


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    Testmaen,

    Thanks....we will just have to wait and see. I agree with you about the RC, looks really good......perfect for xc racing at Thetford.

    I see that Nicolai use wheels by Veltec. What do you know about these.....any good?

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    I know the brand name, yes, but that's about it.

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    Nicolai's crankarms on the B-boxx look strikingly similar to Shimano's LX arms, with darker ano... Which is a very good thing! They're the nicest crankarms I know of...

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