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    Helius RC

    my Helius RC (already have it a year)







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    Looking good Dutchdriver, I've recently ordered an RC, waiting to find out when it'll be delivered.

    How does it ride?

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    My take on how an RC rides....

    Fast, fast, oh and did I say fast, climbs up hills fast, heads down hill fast....

    Lee, welcome tot he Nicolai forum, be god to post up a new thread on your soon to be Helius RC... Be great to see your build etc....

    Dutchdriver - sweet looking RC, they just ooze fast....

    How do you like the Rotor Cranks etc?
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    Whafe - thanks for the positive reaction, I'm glad you like it.
    And like you said, it's fast.

    Rotor cranks (172.5mm) are great, very stiff, oval rings ride very nice + the cranks looks nice too. Only the front derailleur is broken, cage is torn.

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    How does an RC differ from a CC, other than the fact it's fixed travel?

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    It's not fixed travel, depending on who you speak to or what you read you can adjust it from either 84-100mm or 100-120mm.

    Apparently Niicolai take the first measurements from a 3D CAD package when designing the frame. But, a German MTB magazine measured 125mm travel.

    It's lighter by around a pound than the CC due to extra machining, Titanium/ceramic axles etc. They're a little tiny bit longer too.

    I decided to go for an RCas I was looking for something that'll help me get a little faster over the rougher stuff compared to my hardtail, it was either one of these or a Helius CC or SC BlurXCc, these are a little heavier than a Blur but ligher than a CC which if I'm honest put me off the CC.

    Just a quick thanks to Mike at Nicolai UK.

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    Sweet

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    Lee,

    Thanks for explaining, i did wonder how it was lighter than the CC.

    Makes sense now, how does it compare to the likes of a Anthem or a Superlight?

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    I've never ridden an Anthem, and it's difficult to find the weight of the frame as I've not seen it listed anywhere - it was another option I was looking at. I guess they're pretty light though as the bikes build up pretty light. I think they were voted bike of the year by WMB once too. There's a large for sale at Wiggle, they may weigh it for you if you ask nicely.

    The superlight I can comment on, I had a new shape medium sized one a few years ago. I believe the weight is around the same as the RC. I never really enjoyed riding the SL, maybe I didn't give it a chance, I'd always ridden HT's up to then and didn't realise I would have to change my riding style to get the best out of it. Glad I sold it to be honest.

    I test rode a Carbon Blur in the summer, which was a blast! A real fast riding capable bike. But, there's something about the Nicolai frames...

    Are you looking for a new frame?

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    Damn nice !
    It's from bikeboutique ?

    From where in the netherlands are you ?

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    No, it isn't from bikeboutique. It's from bike-components.
    I'm from Veenendaal.

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    wow! thats a really simple and nice build! nice to see people do still appreciate short travel full suspension bikes!

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