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    My futur AM29er

    Hi every body,

    here is my futur 29er frame for enduro race and DH marathon, i imagine the geometry from my riding experience on my niner RIP9, the fork is the new FOX 34 140mm Float factory and rear travel is 130mm.



    I hope it will be a very good weapon ;-)

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    Do you know what is new about the 29" rear end?

    That bike is going to rock! I test rode a Helius AC 29er at Nicolai's factory test day and felt rather invincible with it, like you could just cruise over ANY obstacle.

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    yes, i want shorter chain stay with clearance for big 29er tires and Nicolaï have to build a new yoke to allow that.

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    Looking forward to your new ride Cyril! For what color did you go? Your bronce AC is still my favorite AC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Midgetman View Post
    Do you know what is new about the 29" rear end?

    That bike is going to rock! I test rode a Helius AC 29er at Nicolai's factory test day and felt rather invincible with it, like you could just cruise over ANY obstacle.
    Nice!

    Did you spot something new and/or interesting or heard anything for might come 2012 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen View Post
    Looking forward to your new ride Cyril! For what color did you go? Your bronce AC is still my favorite AC.
    the color is my secret but the bronce AC is very nice but for this one the color is more whaouu! preapre the sunglass!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen View Post
    Did you spot something new and/or interesting or heard anything for might come 2012 ?
    Sorry, that was back in 2009 (loooong time ago ). I should have been more precise...

    Edit: This year's factory show will probably be on August 13/14. Don't know if I can make it, but I'll try

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyril_88 View Post
    preapre the sunglass!!!
    sulfur yellow or panther pink?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midgetman View Post
    sulfur yellow or panther pink?
    you will see ;-) in a few week (end of septembre)

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    Just curious: Cyril, you're from France, right?

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    Yes! South of France ;-)

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    Last update of my futur frame, modification of seat tube to have clearance between tube and tire in maximum compression.

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    This is a custom frame, right? Looks good! How much travel will it have?

    off topic:
    I just checked the standard Helius AC29 geo (https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?...35&output=html) ... that's just STUPID! 72d head angle and 620mm top tube for the largest size...
    It kind of forces one to go custom for 600€extra...
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    The head angle is 72° if you use a fork with 526mm height. I assume that's a 100mm travel fork, a longer fork will slacken the head angle. I personally think that the 74° seat angle is (or would be, if you don't use a longer fork) a greater problem, but that depends on personal preferences as well

    What they definitely should change:

    - head tube tapered or 1.5 instead of 1.125in
    - xl size without surcharge
    - higher top tube for l and xl sized frames (otherwise some of us -i.e. me- get problems with the minimum seatpost insert)

    In the end most of us will probably find something they'd change and end up going custom

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    mmm my fox f29 80mm is 481mm.

    So 526 would be around 120mm...

    i agree with your other suggestions!
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    I'm 6' and on a medium ac 29er. I went for the medium as it's closer to a conventional large than a medium. My mates 6'4" and has ridden it quite a bit with no issues. You'd have to be a bit of a monster to need an xl!

    Only thing I'd change is the ht. I went with cone head but I should have went 1.5 to allow the use of a flush mount top cup to get the stack height down a bit. It would also have allowed me to fit an angle set but without knowing any better I'm happy with the ha as it is(running a 120 float)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper View Post
    You'd have to be a bit of a monster to need an xl!
    Well, thank you...

    I'm only 1.9m, but my legs are very long. I ride a 865mm saddle height...

    My Current ride is an '07 RM Element, which, frankly is a bit too small for me.

    615 TT: --> OIld skool 130mm stem and EA70 seatpost with massive setback.
    510 ST: --> 400mm seatpost (set just beyond the TT-ST junction), high Fysik saddle, Eggbeaters and 180mm cranks...


    btw: Does Nicolai do 142x12? I don't like Syntace X12, because it's not a quick release.
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    Looks good, all except the seat angle. The 68* HA should work sweet and even if you went 20mm shorter fork you'd still be around 69*, but that SA will be well over 75* Maybe if you're your height (guessing under 5'9" with that short an ETT) that it might not make a whole lot of difference, but for me I always need to use a setback post, even with STA of 72*. Anyways, subscribed and interested to see how this turns out compared to Whafes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by de lars cuevas View Post
    Well, thank you...

    I'm only 1.9m, but my legs are very long. I ride a 865mm saddle height...

    My Current ride is an '07 RM Element, which, frankly is a bit too small for me.

    615 TT: --> OIld skool 130mm stem and EA70 seatpost with massive setback.
    510 ST: --> 400mm seatpost (set just beyond the TT-ST junction), high Fysik saddle, Eggbeaters and 180mm cranks...


    btw: Does Nicolai do 142x12? I don't like Syntace X12, because it's not a quick release.
    You sound just like my mate. He's may be a couple centimeters taller than you and has legs just a bit shorter than a giraffe He's done a lot of miles on my medium and loves it. His own ride is a large AM with slightly longer ST.
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    My frame is on the way

    A first look of it



    More pics when i receive it

    detail of componants :

    frame: NICOLAI Helius AM 29' Tailor Ano purple/White/orange
    Shock: BOS Vip'R 216x63mm
    Forck: FOX 34 Float 140mm tuned by CR Conception
    headset: Chrisking mango
    Stem: Synchros FRIC white
    Handlebar: EASTON HAVOC Orange
    Grip: Raceface white
    Brakes: Magura MT6 200mm
    rear derailler: SRAM XO 9 vitesses medium Orange
    Trigger: XO 9 speeds
    Crankset: E13 XC SS 32T
    Chaine guide: MRP Brian lopes
    Cogs: X0 11x32 9vitessePG999
    Chaine: sramPC991 cross step
    Wheels: custom chris king+Flow white hubs mango and sapim Cx ray black
    Tiress: Schwalbe Nobby Nic evo snake skin 2.35
    Seat post: RockShox Reverb 420 31.6 125mm
    Seat: WTB Sylverado syndicate white
    pedales: CrankBrother Mallet 2 2011 silver

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    Very nice. Is that ano purple? Looks different to others I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper View Post
    Very nice. Is that ano purple? Looks different to others I've seen.
    yes it is with extralove orange

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    Not that I'm doubting you... Well actually I am that's not even nearly purple! Is it just the pic? I'm thinking of ano purple for my new frame hence I'm being picky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper View Post
    Not that I'm doubting you... Well actually I am that's not even nearly purple! Is it just the pic? I'm thinking of ano purple for my new frame hence I'm being picky!
    purple.


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    Now that's purple!
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    yes so the light when you take the picture could give differents results, i will take a picture when i receive it.

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