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    Good job! Meet my new Girl.......

    Being injured with a broken arm and in a cast, getting the Helius AM29er finished is going to be slower than I would have liked...

    The frame is on its way.......

    Nicolai have given me a few shots of the AM29er frame, so without further ado, please meet my new girl, the Nicolai Helius AM29er.......

    Build spec thus far......

    Frame: Helius AM29er Custom (Helius AFR rear end)
    Fork: 150mm White Bros (will change very soon)
    Shock: RS Vivid Air
    Headset: Cane Creek Angle Set
    Wheels: Enve AM rims, Hadley hubs, Sapium bladed spokes
    Crankset: RF Sixc dual (will run as a single ring up front)

    Still working on other bits n bobs to finalize...









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    Outstanding!

    I was wondering what the seat tube/BB junction was going to look like. I think I am set on the Enve and Sixc myself. Not so sure about the CC angle set, but I will probably go that way or the 110.

    Wow, she is a beauty. Can't wait to see her all done up!
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    Its interesting to look closely at the AM tubing AFR rear on the AM29er up against the rear end of an AFR (thanks SowX, using your frame)
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    Very cool Whafe, the frame makes great sense. Colors are nice aswell.

    It can probably make your arm heal just a little bit quicker!

    How tall are you? 6feet2?

    You should have gone for the Dorado though!

    Cheers / Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikael_nr1
    Very cool Whafe, the frame makes great sense. Colors are nice aswell.

    It can probably make your arm heal just a little bit quicker!

    How tall are you? 6feet2?

    You should have gone for the Dorado though!

    Cheers / Mike
    Thanks Mike, am slightly taller than 6 feet 2, closer to 6 feet 4...

    Going with the Dorado is not out of the question. I have gone with the CC Angle Set so as with more forks coming out for 29ers, it will enable changes etc to be made. So the 150mm White Bros is only to start out with.

    So time will tell.... I am totally going into this knowing it is not going to be sorted first build, it will take some time....

    I have no doubt that Fox & RS must have a long travel single crown fork coming in the next 12 - 18 months.....
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    Very slick - whats the travel on that thing going to be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karve
    Very slick - whats the travel on that thing going to be?
    Hi ya Karve, travel will be 150mm in the rear......
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    150mm of travel is damned good considering chainstays are relatively short and 29er tires on that.

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    Wow... been following this thread for a while now and it was so worth it. She is gorgeous!

    Quick question for you, what's the rear shock eye-eye/stroke?

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    Stunning. Sorry to hear about your arm hopefully you'll be up and running soon. Have to admit when I broke my wrist last summer I kept riding ;o)

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    Bummer about the arm what happened?

    At least you have that beauty to build up and drool over till you heal up, very nice! Is it front der compatable?

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    Frame looks fantastic !
    Hope Nicolai ads it to their lineup permanently like Helius AC 29er.

    But, but......no crosspost to 29er forum !?

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    Well...fvck a duck! That looks damned sweet. I can't wait to ride it.

    WTF did you do to your arm? Should be healed in time for Whistler this year, no?
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    Whafe, looks real good.
    Was it at your request that they made the shock shuttle adjustable, like the older style Nics? Does this mean you can run different i2i shocks?

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    Very nice. Look forward to seeing it built.

    What are the colours?

    Get well soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini73
    Wow... been following this thread for a while now and it was so worth it. She is gorgeous!

    Quick question for you, what's the rear shock eye-eye/stroke?
    Gem - thanks for the comments..

    Shock measurements
    Eye to Eye: 216mm (8,5")
    Stroke: 63mm (2,5")
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikael_nr1
    150mm of travel is damned good considering chainstays are relatively short and 29er tires on that.
    Yep, agree, this was the pivotal part for me Mike, shortening the chainstays, as I may have mentioned, this was doable by building the AFR type rear, of which allowed us to do this... A negative to some though, is the fact that cannot run a front der, well you can, but travel would be reduced to 120mm...

    @ 1x10 though, can be pretty versatile, I am not concerned with not having a front der.... I also got it so as I could if needed run a Hammer S, but for me, awesome kit, but not for me now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugtree
    Stunning. Sorry to hear about your arm hopefully you'll be up and running soon. Have to admit when I broke my wrist last summer I kept riding ;o)
    Yeah, pain about my arm big time. The cast is almost up to my shoulder, so pretty hard to do much... Dont worry, I will try...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Bummer about the arm what happened?

    At least you have that beauty to build up and drool over till you heal up, very nice! Is it front der compatable?
    Hi ya Bro

    Simple crash, had finished our ride, of which was a gooden too... (see pics in the January Nicolai in action thread) Chatted to some buddies at the trail head, as I was riding to my car, all of 40 M's from where we were chatting, I went over the bars, down onto the gravel carpark, hit the ground with my wrist, of which was ok, but not the bone below my elbow....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Yeah, pain about my arm big time. The cast is almost up to my shoulder, so pretty hard to do much... Dont worry, I will try...
    You can still grip with your hand,Get out and ride
    Arm is set in an agressive riding position,should be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ojos Azules
    Frame looks fantastic !
    Hope Nicolai ads it to their lineup permanently like Helius AC 29er.

    But, but......no crosspost to 29er forum !?
    yeah thanks for the comments, was stoked that in the end my Helius AC 29er made it into the Nicolai lineup permanently.... Have to say, the AC29er is still my most favorite bike, the one I would choose if I could only have one......

    I better cross post something to the 29er Forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    Well...fvck a duck! That looks damned sweet. I can't wait to ride it.

    WTF did you do to your arm? Should be healed in time for Whistler this year, no?
    I prefer sheep, you so already know that !!!!!

    You will ride it at some stage for sure... Dam arm... Not sure if Whistler will be this year or next, but defiantly soon. We are keen to get my main crew in NZ whom have not ridden whizzer to get there.. I miss the place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm100
    Was it at your request that they made the shock shuttle adjustable, like the older style Nics? Does this mean you can run different i2i shocks?
    Yeah, want to make things as flexible as can be, hence the ability to change angles along with a 1.5 H tube so as can change angles as better single crown forks become available...
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    Quote Originally Posted by loamranger
    Very nice. Look forward to seeing it built.

    What are the colours?

    Get well soon.
    I too am dam excited to see this built.

    Colours are the Nicolai Gates Team colours for 2010... Gates Nicolai Team
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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    You can still grip with your hand,Get out and ride
    Arm is set in an agressive riding position,should be fine
    Am amping to ride, will try a little something for sure...
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