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    I will blame Whafe for this. AM/AFR 29er More pics

    Here is the 2 drawing of my frame. The geo is similar to Whafe's bike but my is a little longer and 1 degree slacker.
    Scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. Excited.
    Build will be as follows
    Nicolai AM/ARF 29er 150mm of rear travel Ano black with Matte black decals(Murdered out)
    Push RockShox Monarch RP3+
    White Bros Fluid 150 fork
    CC Angleset
    Thomson stem 70mm
    Enve DH bar cut to 29.5
    XTR 10 speed shifter
    Hayes Prime brakes 200mm F&R
    Chris King BB
    Middleburn RS8 X-Type cranks
    Homebrew 30T ring Splined
    MRP XCG (since there wont be a bash guard)
    Time pedals
    XX Cassette 11-36
    1091 Sram chain
    XTR 985 RD ( Hope this will work and not throw the chain)
    Thomson post clamp
    Gravity dropper turbo 30.9 5" drop
    Maxle
    i9 Wheels with Flow rims. Black and pewter spokes
    MAxxis Ardent tires
    Specialized Phenom seat (Best seat out there)
    I think that is it. Will build it tomorrow and post more pictures.
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    Crappy iphone pictures. Forgot my camera today. Love the bike .
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    Will finishing building it tomorrow and hope to get a ride in over the weekend
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    That looks bad ass! Cant wait for the full build pics.
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    That looks flexy, ugly bike... wonder where and who will ride it most?

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    Well my cranks dont work so i have to get something different.

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    im really interested in this build. i fancy building one based around the new fox 34mm chassis 29er fork. did you weigh the frame?
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    This fantastic! Maybe I 'll get one of those instead of an ION in the future
    Do you know exactly how slack can you get it to be with the CC angleset?

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    Didnot weigh the frame. It did not feel over all that heavy.
    With a -1.5 cup I can get it to 66.5. If I put my dorado on it will be even slacker.
    Getting a set of XTR cranks to install and should be ready for the weekend.

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    Yeah ha, looking sick in ano black..... Also looking forward to seeing her built up.... Have been travelling for work loads, so have not been online so much, so stoked to see your frame siko....

    mario, it is plenty slack with my Dorado on mine. Have got totally used to the Dorado on board, dont think I would change it now... 150mm travel is not enough in my opinion...

    Bring on the review, need to know I am not insane about mine....
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    2 rides on it so far.
    Yesterday was a 1 hour sprint and it was nice. Today was a 3 hour tech fest. The bike was absolutely awesome. Much better then expected.
    Lots of noise from my angle set and need to trim the 800mm bars.
    Bike is sick.

    ION ST 29er next? Not that would be so sick

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    Yeah ha Siko.... Great to hear your thoughts reflect mine at the early stage of riding her... An awesome bike for sure...

    How is the WB fork going?

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but have had lengthy discussion with Karl Nicolai re building me a 29er ION ST... The big no way from him... Sucks hey....

    Enjoy that Sick bike...

    A few pics of her built up etc would be great please
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    I am stunned on how well it rides. Very natural and does nothing weird. Jumps and drops nice. Was on it today like I have been one it for years.
    WB is ok. Not great but may try my dorado sometime one it. Hope something comes out long travel.

    Maybe if we tell Karl that first order will be 2 frames. 1 for you 1 for me. Maybe it will be better for him to build 2. Maybe worth tooling up for 2.

    Will get pics posted soon

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    Go the Monster truck /s

    Pure beast, the world has not cottened on as yet

    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles View Post
    I am stunned on how well it rides. Very natural and does nothing weird. Jumps and drops nice. Was on it today like I have been one it for years.
    WB is ok. Not great but may try my dorado sometime one it. Hope something comes out long travel.

    Maybe if we tell Karl that first order will be 2 frames. 1 for you 1 for me. Maybe it will be better for him to build 2. Maybe worth tooling up for 2.

    Will get pics posted soon
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    You call Karl and start the process. Would be a win for them

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    I love this bike. It is so much better then I expected. It is a very natural riding bike. Does nothing weird.
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    Now a few action shots.

    I would really love an ION ST 29er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles View Post
    I love this bike. It is so much better then I expected. It is a very natural riding bike. Does nothing weird.
    How does it compare to the Lenz bikes you have ridden?

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    Ride very similar. BB is a lot lower so the bike feels better.
    Pedals better but I may be from the pushed shock. The Lenz pedaled great but this a little better.
    BB is lower and this is slacker is the too big points on how this handles.

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    Some better photos. Things that are changing.
    Going to a 30T front and maybe a real bash guard. Removing MRP
    Cut the bars.
    Longer cable for the Gravity Dropper
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    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles View Post
    Ride very similar. BB is a lot lower so the bike feels better.
    Pedals better but I may be from the pushed shock. The Lenz pedaled great but this a little better.
    BB is lower and this is slacker is the too big points on how this handles.
    Great to hear you are digging the bike siko. Your thoughts mirror mine...

    Mikesee will be onto you re it riding better than a Lenz in your opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe View Post
    Great to hear you are digging the bike siko. Your thoughts mirror mine...

    Mikesee will be onto you re it riding better than a Lenz in your opinion
    Its the PUSH shock on the rear. But the bike is amazing

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    A little video of the Nic being put thru the paces. I am the guy in orange

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    Siko - Good little vid, am trying to get an equal understanding here in New Zealand of what constitutes 6 foot drop in the US of A vrs. New Zealand
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    That must be the only drop in N Zed, I don't think I've seen a pic of any other drops from the north or south island...
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