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    Helius AM on Pinkbike

    friend spotted this on Pinkbike - Almost the same colour scheme as mine (Ano black + Shiny black graphics)



    mine will run 2009 TALAS 36R's and Atlas cranks......hopefully this weekend

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    Slighty bigger picture ...


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    god, it looks GOOD

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    This bike is from Germany. I've posted that and another pic of it a few months earlier. Unfortunately I can't find the other one, the shot was closer. Maybe I saved on may HD ...

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    it lokks immense - so glad i went black ano + black graphics

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    You got LUCKYYYY ...


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    test - i did see this previously thanks.
    my photo shows how good the photographer's work can be, eh ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    my photo shows how good the photographer's work can be, eh ?
    Give me 5min ... I think I can contribute something to taht topic

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    brill - who took em ?

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    Nice UFO.

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    that is one nice angle of a shot ... from behind and from down low ...

    TLR
    but of course with light you can do so much more to show the lines and shadow ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    brill - who took em ?
    I guess a friend of the owner (sitting). I don't know either of them.

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    That first shot with the Yellow UFO in the background looks very very cool... I am just in love with Nicolai's... LOL..

    Just had a great night ride on the Helius FR, the bike is a beast, does it all so well.... But yes, that is a hawt looking AM...
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    Those are great shots. Well done to whomever took them.

    Now I still pose the question, and perhaps whafe can chime in- where is AM moving as a category? It seems like FR is really starting to become more and more extreme and specialized, while a divergent group (like myself) are using the lighter rigs for trailriding.

    So where does the AM and the FR overlap, and where does one go where the other doesn't? I've seen you guys do some big stuff on the AM's, so is AM pushing to be the freeride of a year or two ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    So where does the AM and the FR overlap, and where does one go where the other doesn't?
    PM Fo. He's the King of AM/FR overlap.
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    JC - This is indeed a very interesting topic. One that I dont feel qualified to give much perspective. I am at a loss as to why the need for an AM over an FR... I know it appears to have steeper angles and quicker handling.

    In saying that, am not sure that the AM would be as strong on jumps etc as the FR, that I dont know....I am totally comfy riding a 34lbs bike all day... The FR still gives me a grin a mile wide on each ride...

    I am to be honest a little perplexed at the fact there is 5 Helius models, respect that each has a place, but me being a blonde, does confuse me somewhat.. But that is me taking into account that there should be a weight difference of some statistical difference between each model Helius built up.. All speculation on my part...

    But lets discuss more on this...
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    I fully agree with Whafe regarding the need for so many Helius models. Mine is also 34lbs and does all day rides. Its a little over the top for Surrey but it loves Wales in a major way and it liked my trip to the Alps. But I did not like the style of riding that Chamonix had to offer.
    Looking at some of the builds they are not all that much lighter than an almost bomb proof FR.
    Nicolai Bikes in the South of England head to..
    http://www.head-for-the-hills.co.uk

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    35 lb 06 RFX, along with the gf's 33 or so pound RFX

    Best vacation I've ever had. No failures (except a bad shift ripping a chain link in mud), and perfectly rideable all day. I would have been scared to ride any less up there.

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