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    My New Helius CC

    Here we are, certainly worth the wait:

    Helius CC - Medium, Pastel Blue, Rohloff specific, DT Swiss
    Chris King H/Set
    Thompson X4 Stem
    Easton Monkeylight EC70 H'bars
    Fox Talas, RLC 140 QR15 2009
    Hope Custom Rotors Fr & Rear
    Hope Pro2 Fr Hub
    Mavic XM 819 UST rims
    Nokian NBX Tubeless
    XTR C/Set with Race Face DH Ring
    Rohloff Single Speed Chain
    Rohloff Speed Hub
    Bel Air Saddle
    XTR Brakes Fr 180mm/Rear 160mm
    XTR Pedals
    Thompson Elite Seat Post
    ODI Lock On Grips

    Thanks to Dan & Roger @ Head For The Hills..
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    Nice, when it's first ride due?

    I've had my Helius CC Rohloff for a couple of months now, fantastic bike.

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    Wow, a very nice bike ! Awesome colours Enjoy !
    Rohloff looks good allso....

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    i like it apart from the colour. excellent spec, purposeful !

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    e374,

    Nice....great colour....what is the weight?

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    Thanks..

    30lbs.

    A brief spin just now, up and down the kerbs and hope to get it dirty tomorrow am.

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    e374,

    30lbs is a good weight considering your Rohloff hub....could I retrofit to my normal CC , do you know? Hope you post ride report.

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    30lbs is OTT - my AM comes in at 30.6lbs ???

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    Give Dan a call on 01306 885007 - he'll sort you out!

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    Im also very surprised at the weight, but looks sweet

    Watch that cable routing on the fork stantion tho

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    I believe it is only about 400g difference between the CC and the AM and so you can quite easily make up the difference in weight by component spec ... I think if weight is my main concern, then i would not have gone with a Nicolai. There are lots of lighter frames out there but they are not Nics

    excellant build ... great colour ... i like the rohloff ...

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    just noticed that's the 2009 talas 32 15qr fitted to your cc enduro374.
    at 30lbs, i'd check your scales.
    my large AM weighs in @ certified 30.6 lbs on 5.1D's / NN2.4" and 2009 talas 36's !

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    my cc weighed in at 27lb with a very light spec. with those UST Nokian NBX's(@ 1100grams each if i remember right) and rohoff 30lb looks to be about right

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    My new white CC with the Rohloff weighs in at 32lb.

    Weighed at my LBS - Skyline Cycles - similar spec, well sort of , Pace RC40 forks are lighter , but using XT chainset and brakes. Maxxis Minion tyres probably don't help reduce the overall weight, but I like them.

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    Weight feels about right to other MTB's in the garage and gives the Nic' a solid feel. If I feel like a light bike, it'll be the hardtail SS.

    I plan to make some sort of cable routing gadget to keep everything where it can't rub the frame or get caught up and will get some helicopter tape..

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    1st ride was good. Lots of mud and the Rohloff worked just perfectly. Fiddled with the suspension pressures a bit.. XTR brakes and all the other components work great together and the whole Nicolai feels superb. The riding position is really good and coming from a XC bike, I'm looking forward to feeling fresher at the end of a ride, especially the marathons..

    Hope to see a few Nicolai's out there..

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    That's very nice indeed. How are you getting on with the Rohloff weight in the back wheel?

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    Is the Rohloff very heavy? I did fancy one myself but i'm yet to have a problem with shifting so cant really justify it + its a bit fugly

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    Well I like the Rohloff look a lot and it works a treat.

    My main concern was whether I could still bunny hop over stuff - and yes, it's fine and I can. The whole bike will sit tail down if you're in the air, which is no bad thing..

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    I agree it looks very clean, just not so keen on the big hub. BUT i have only seen pictures i've never seen one in the flesh so to speak

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