On the nicolai site they list the FR head angle at 67.5 with a 540 mm fork on the front (160 fox 36 or lyric)
Ive always run 180 totems and wondered what that's doing to the geo with the current FR.
There is a new app featured in mbr for your iphone which can measure angles so I downloaded it calibrated it and the head angle im running is 66.8
Intense 6.6 - 68.5
Nicolai FR 160 - 67.5
Spec Enduro - 67 - 67.9
Santa Cruz Nomad - 67
Scott Ransom - 67
Trek Remedy - 67
Knolly DT - 67
Nicolai FR 180 - 66.8
Transition Dirtbag - 66.5
Canfield Can Diggle - 65.5
Spec SX trail - 66.5
* those with adj geo ive taken a mid point
I know that there is a lot more to high speed control and running steep sections than head angle but its a big player so worth some attention. The reason a lot of people think the Intense 6.6 is more trail then light Fr is that sharp head angle for sure.
Ive always thought the Nicolai FR Head Angle a little steep. Thought it weird how the Santa Cruz, Nomad,Scott Ransom, Trek Remedy were slightly more slack when the FR is more hardcore.
Now the AM has been introduced and I hope in the next incarnation is 66.75 or so, as the next bike up, the ST jumps to an uber slack 65.
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