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    Pool of Drool

    I just fell in love with the Nicolai AM. It is now officially my dream bike.


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    has anyone got a hi res pic of an am?

    I want to order one at Christmas and want to play around with frame colours in photoshop

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    check this out:

    NICOLAI Maschinenbau GmbH
    --> there is a new colour configurator on the Nicolai Hompage....

    or this site:
    iscape.de Nicolai Helius AM Konfigurator

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    Finally....



    * 5'10" 185lbs rider

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius AM, Medium, Bronze Ano
    * Fork: Pace RC 41 Fighter
    * Shock: Rockshox Vivid Air
    * Brakes: Shimano XT ice tec
    * Cranks: XT
    * Shifters: X9
    * Front Derailleur: X9
    * Rear Derailleur: X9 (2 x 9 setup)
    * Pedals: XT clips
    * Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
    * Handlebar: Sunline V1
    * Seatpost: Thomson in the pic, now a Reverb
    * Saddle: SDG Formula MT Ti
    * Bottom Bracket: XT
    * Cassette: SRAM something
    * Headset: Hope with reducer
    * Front Wheel: Pro 2 hub/DT swiss 5.1 rim
    * Rear Wheel: Pro 2 hub/DT swiss 5.1 rim
    * Overall Weight: 31 lbs

    Plans: Fox 36 Float fork soon and probable swap of wheels for a lighter set - 4.2DT Swiss rims on Aireal Hubs.

    Hope you like it - I LOVE it!!

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    farfromthesurf - what's the weight ?

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    Shouldn't this thread split now. 26" and 29"
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_pilot View Post
    Shouldn't this thread split now. 26" and 29"
    Mwah ha ha ha

    That is a signal to do some work it seems on Setup Databases
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    Looking great, be interested to hear how you find the Vivid Air.

    Built for a thrashing, enjoy



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    Finally....

    * 5'10" 185lbs rider

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius AM, Medium, Bronze Ano
    * Fork: Pace RC 41 Fighter
    * Shock: Rockshox Vivid Air
    * Brakes: Shimano XT ice tec
    * Cranks: XT
    * Shifters: X9
    * Front Derailleur: X9
    * Rear Derailleur: X9 (2 x 9 setup)
    * Pedals: XT clips
    * Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
    * Handlebar: Sunline V1
    * Seatpost: Thomson in the pic, now a Reverb
    * Saddle: SDG Formula MT Ti
    * Bottom Bracket: XT
    * Cassette: SRAM something
    * Headset: Hope with reducer
    * Front Wheel: Pro 2 hub/DT swiss 5.1 rim
    * Rear Wheel: Pro 2 hub/DT swiss 5.1 rim
    * Overall Weight: 31 lbs

    Plans: Fox 36 Float fork soon and probable swap of wheels for a lighter set - 4.2DT Swiss rims on Aireal Hubs.

    Hope you like it - I LOVE it!!
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    31 pounds. Probably putting some 36 floats on the front and a different wheelset soon. Rode yesterday with geetee and both bike and ride were great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farfromthesurf View Post
    31 pounds. Probably putting some 36 floats on the front and a different wheelset soon. Rode yesterday with geetee and both bike and ride were great.
    Yep, how she is built, could go for a bigger fork perhaps... Those wheels should be pretty strong really. Are they the 32 or 36 hole rims? I had the 36 hole rims on my FR, they took a thrashing....
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    The Major's (i.e. Farfromthesurf but I like to call him 'The Major' given that's his rank ) bike weighed in at 31lbs and while there is a chunk of weight that would go on with the 36 fork, there is also a chunk to lose with the wheels. The 5.1d rims are strong but not light and probably for the riding we do, are overkill. Riding a lighter wheel set won't compromise the integrity or feel of the bike, but it will make it accelerate and turn quicker.

    I had only a quick scoot on the Vivid air but it felt a lot like the BOS Vip'r I now have on my AM. Good mid stroke control, very good low speed compression damping so that it controlled the bike very well but didn't inhibit the effectiveness of the suspension.

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    AM levers

    Hello

    Does anyone know what are the effective geomety changes amongst Helius AM levers (standard, -3 and -11)??
    How does it influende BB height, head angle and travel?

    Thanks in advance for advising.

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    Most likely it is not possible to pass from -3 to -11. That would mean you had to switch Shock size from 200 to 216. With the same shock, the rear wheel woul hit the seat tube.
    There are quite a few other mount plates though and the more minus they are, you get the following: lower bb, slacker ha and sa, same travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcoton21 View Post
    Most likely it is not possible to pass from -3 to -11. That would mean you had to switch Shock size from 200 to 216. With the same shock, the rear wheel woul hit the seat tube.
    There are quite a few other mount plates though and the more minus they are, you get the following: lower bb, slacker ha and sa, same travel.

    Thanks for the reply. Maybe I was not clear enough... I've the standard mount plates and 216 shock but i would like to have more ha and slighlty lower bb.
    How much would I "gain" with -3 plates? Does it reduces the travel?

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    i would mail Nicolai about that. Taking few mms minus should be allrigth and gives you the desired effect, still depnding on the size of the tire. it is jsut a tricky thing since at a point the tire will hit the seat tube. I asked Nic once about that for my frame that has 0 offset and they said that -3 would work but only in the 160 stting. The user Dreamddep in the German forum told me that he was usingeven -7 offset in full travel setting and had no problem.

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    Depends on tyres. Take off the shock and move the linkage through its travel to clash-check when it will hit or bind, then measure.

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    Here is my futur built:

    * Rider height: 6.23 foot (1m90) ride style All-Mountain/Enduro/FR

    * Frame Size: Large
    * Color: Black ano. and Red Extralove, with Red glossy stickers
    * Fork: Bos Deville 170 Tapered
    * Shock: Bos Vip'R
    * Brakes: Shimano XT
    * Cranks: Shimano XT
    * Shifters: Shimano XT
    * Chain Guide: MRP Lopes Sl
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR shadow plus
    * Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet 3
    * Stem: Easton Havoc 50mm
    * Handlebar: Easton Havoc Carbon 740mm
    * Seatpost: Ks Lev 150 (but when?)
    * Saddle: Selle Italia Slr TT
    * Bottom Bracket: Chris King red 73mm
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Chain: Shimano XTR
    * Headset: Chris King red
    * Grips: Lizard Skin
    * Front Tire: Specialized Purgatory 2.4
    * Rim/ Spokes: Mavic EX 823 Ust/Dt Swiss Aerolite
    * Hub: Chris King red 20mm/135mmx12mm
    * Rear Tire: Specialized Captain 2.2
    * Cables: Gore Ride on
    * Overall Weight: ~14,3kg (31,5lbs)



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    Well... It's almost finished! (I'm waiting for my new tires)
    Here It is:


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    Full Boss? Awesome! ;-)


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    sweeeet
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky42 View Post
    I just fell in love with the Nicolai AM. It is now officially my dream bike.
    frankly, it was the same for me some weeks ago, as I believed in full customization, top communication etc.

    Unfortunately, I've got to special wishes..My experience from a customizable pinion AM / AC and trailer adapter says something else. The results: may be it's better to go in some cases for a China-Frame...

    I'll see what the future brings...

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    Hi,
    there's my build:
    * Rider height: ~6 foot (183 cm) ride style AM/Enduro

    * Frame Size: medium
    * Color: Black ano. white stickers
    * Fork: Fox Talas 36 RC2 2009
    * Shock: DHX Air 5.0
    * Brakes: Elixir 5 203/185
    * Cranks: Shimano SLX (currently 21/35/bashring setup)
    * Shifters: Shimano SLX
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT '06
    * Pedals: HT ANO 06
    * Stem: Syntace F149 75mm
    * Handlebar: Giant Contact Rizer 690 mm (on way out)
    * Seatpost: Pro Koryak 400 mm / Kind Shock i950 R 150 mm (always in service)
    * Saddle: Selle Italia XR Pro
    * Cassette: Shimano SLX 11-34
    * Chain: Wipperman 908
    * Headset: Cloud Perform
    * Grips: Dartmoor
    * Tires: Fat Albert 2,4 SS EVO TC
    * Wheels D:T 475 / DT Swiss Super Comp / Scott EC pro 20 mm Front
    DT 475 / DT Swiss Super Comp / Sun Ringle Jumping Flea 135x12 mm Rear
    * Overall Weight: ~14,9 kg




    (with twin;-)

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    Elegant!

    I'm still waiting for mine :-(


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    Finally is here, next week I have a lot of work to do!


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    What colour is the main fame ???

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    Anodized blue ;-)


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    Finally it's here!

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    Looks slack! Sweet ride.
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    wow, looks super and nice setup as well 8)

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    Quick question for owners:

    With a piggyback of a Cane Creek double barrel air - or a similarly sized and configured shock towards the seatstay: will it interfere with bottle in the bottle holder when on short travel settings?

    How much space is there?

    Thought about ordering DB air, but its configuration concerns me - whether the can will clear frame if I put can towards the seatstay in long travel setting - or if it clears the bottle in short travel.

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    I can't see the anodised blue, where's the picture??
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    oooh, feels safer over here, 10 minutes in the 29er forum and I got a feeling for what it must have been like landing on the Normandy beaches!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_pilot View Post
    I can't see the anodised blue, where's the picture??

    It was here, but I don't know what has happened..


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    Shock mount plates for AM (-5?)

    Hi all,

    Great forum thread this one. Not much activity recently tho!

    I have a latest spec AM (thanks Dipper) and sometimes run a 170mm BOS Idylle SC and big old 2.5 tyres. When its set up like that the BB feels a touch high. Bit more high speed stability would be nice. That Idylle SC is fabulous though.

    I have a -1.5 cup in the 1.5 headtube so that option has already been taken.
    I was fancying a BB rise of about 10mm for Alpine and DH lite use.

    So, anyone got some Helius AM -5 shock plates or similar?

    Let me know if you've
    a: tried this option - how was it?
    B: want to sell the plates?
    Thanks lots

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudfish801 View Post
    Hi all,

    Great forum thread this one. Not much activity recently tho!

    I have a latest spec AM (thanks Dipper) and sometimes run a 170mm BOS Idylle SC and big old 2.5 tyres. When its set up like that the BB feels a touch high. Bit more high speed stability would be nice. That Idylle SC is fabulous though.

    I have a -1.5 cup in the 1.5 headtube so that option has already been taken.
    I was fancying a BB rise of about 10mm for Alpine and DH lite use.

    So, anyone got some Helius AM -5 shock plates or similar?

    Let me know if you've
    a: tried this option - how was it?
    B: want to sell the plates?
    Thanks lots
    Hello, I ordered new shockplates to lower BB and slacken the Head Angle. I had sent an email to Nicolai to explain my problem and they had sent me two sets of shockplates to tweak the bikes geometry. I am running now with -15 shockplates wich results in a headangle between 65 and 66 degrees (measured with a smartphone app so pretty unreliable)


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    I used -7 plates and according to my iPhone I've about 65,5 HA and about 1cm lower BB. The difference between standard and -7 is enormous. The AM feel more stable and pedals better, especially downhill.

    With -11 or -13 you probably can't use the 171m travel since the rear wheel might reach the seat tube depending on the tire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmpoliveira View Post
    I used -7 plates and according to my iPhone I've about 65,5 HA and about 1cm lower BB. The difference between standard and -7 is enormous. The AM feel more stable and pedals better, especially downhill.

    With -11 or -13 you probably can't use the 171m travel since the rear wheel might reach the seat tube depending on the tire!
    Hello, The guys at Nicolai told me the tire will hit the seattube if you use the -15 mm plates in the 170 mm setting. I checked this my frame without damper installed and there is enough room, small frame.

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    Hi K2 man,
    thanks for that info and pic, it's very interesting to know that Nicolai have a "range" of plates. Please might you answer a few more questions?

    What frame was that by the way and what year, what shock? -13 is a BIG BB drop I'd have thought, unless you also had a longer than standard shock?

    What is your bottom bracket "rise" now? (in case you don't know that's the BB (centre axis) height above the wheel axle centres. BB height measurements are somewhat meaningless as that dimension changes with tyre size.

    Did the minus plates alter the suspension feeling? It puts the linkage into a different part of it's "rate" so perhaps that might happen?

    You're right to doubt the smartphone app, for quite a while I was convinced that my AM frame angles were too steep, but it was all down to app/iPhone inaccuracy. The issue of inaccuracy was revealed when I measured the seat tube, it seemed to be tapered!
    I checked by measuring the front and back of a fork stanchion which is obviously not tapered, this inevitably involved inverting the iPhone to avoid the buttons on one side of it - the measured angle changed by about 1.5 degrees.
    In retrospect, knowing that the iPhone was not designed to measure angles and has no sensor for that, the even level of accuracy it does have is amazing, so, OK for comparisons but not for outright reference measurements.

    Hey, anyone out there got any shock mount plates around -5 to sell or loan for test please? I think that would give me a BB rise of about 10mm - same as the new ION 18 and 20 - great for Alpine descents, not so great for pedal strike perhaps, lucky those plates allow swopping between settings when the bike is set for different terrain.

    thanks

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    Hi hm,

    great feedback thanks

    great to know that the -7 plates = about 10mm drop at the BB
    initial measurements suggested that I might need -5 plates for a 7mm drop, and that seems to work out just right. (7/10)*7 = 4.9mm

    Did you feel a change to the suspension rate - i.e. rising / falling? Plainly a -7 = about 20mm at the wheel is taking the linkage into a different part of it's "rate"?

    [Q=hmpoliveira]I used -7 plates and according to my iPhone I've about 65,5 HA and about 1cm lower BB. The difference between standard and -7 is enormous. The AM feel more stable and pedals better, especially downhill.

    With -11 or -13 you probably can't use the 171m travel since the rear wheel might reach the seat tube depending on the tire![/Q]

    I agree
    With a coil shock, because of the bumper full specified travel is only reached by riders like Josh Bender I reckon. When I tested it looked like - 5 was acceptable in the top hole (spring off, big tyre on). To be honest, though, I feel the stability of a lower BB in Alpine terrain would be worth losing a bit of travel for, so if only the 2nd hole is usable I'd not be too unhappy.

    thanks again
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    Replied witthin the quote.

    Quote Originally Posted by mudfish801 View Post
    Hi K2 man,
    thanks for that info and pic, it's very interesting to know that Nicolai have a "range" of plates. Please might you answer a few more questions?

    What frame was that by the way and what year, what shock? -13 is a BIG BB drop I'd have thought, unless you also had a longer than standard shock?

    Running a AM frame in size small with a Rockshox Monarch plus Shock. I think it is actually 2010 or 2011 (not 100 % sure). Maybe you can tell from this link: none at none in Zonnebeke, Belgium - photo by K2-man - Pinkbike

    What is your bottom bracket "rise" now? (in case you don't know that's the BB (centre axis) height above the wheel axle centres. BB height measurements are somewhat meaningless as that dimension changes with tyre size.

    Not sure, never felt the need to measure it.

    Did the minus plates alter the suspension feeling? It puts the linkage into a different part of it's "rate" so perhaps that might happen?

    Only thing I can say the suspension feels little more progressive.

    You're right to doubt the smartphone app, for quite a while I was convinced that my AM frame angles were too steep, but it was all down to app/iPhone inaccuracy. The issue of inaccuracy was revealed when I measured the seat tube, it seemed to be tapered!
    I checked by measuring the front and back of a fork stanchion which is obviously not tapered, this inevitably involved inverting the iPhone to avoid the buttons on one side of it - the measured angle changed by about 1.5 degrees.
    In retrospect, knowing that the iPhone was not designed to measure angles and has no sensor for that, the even level of accuracy it does have is amazing, so, OK for comparisons but not for outright reference measurements.

    Hey, anyone out there got any shock mount plates around -5 to sell or loan for test please? I think that would give me a BB rise of about 10mm - same as the new ION 18 and 20 - great for Alpine descents, not so great for pedal strike perhaps, lucky those plates allow swopping between settings when the bike is set for different terrain.

    If you come to belgium you can experiment a little bit. I have three sets now

    thanks

    neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by K2-manOriginally Posted by mudfish801
    Hi K2 man,
    <snip>

    [INDENT
    What frame was that by the way and what year, what shock? -13 is a BIG BB drop I'd have thought, unless you also had a longer than standard shock?[/INDENT]

    Running a AM frame in size small with a Rockshox Monarch plus Shock. I think it is actually 2010 or 2011 (not 100 % sure). Maybe you can tell from this link: none at none in Zonnebeke, Belgium - photo by K2-man - Pinkbike

    What is your bottom bracket "rise" now? (in case you don't know that's the BB (centre axis) height above the wheel axle centres. BB height measurements are somewhat meaningless as that dimension changes with tyre size.

    Not sure, never felt the need to measure it.

    Did the minus plates alter the suspension feeling? It puts the linkage into a different part of it's "rate" so perhaps that might happen?

    Only thing I can say the suspension feels little more progressive.

    <snip>


    Hey, anyone out there got any shock mount plates around -5 to sell or loan for test please? I think that would give me a BB rise of about 10mm - same as the new ION 18 and 20 - great for Alpine descents, not so great for pedal strike perhaps, lucky those plates allow swopping between settings when the bike is set for different terrain.

    If you come to belgium you can experiment a little bit. I have three sets now

    thanks

    neil.
    thanks very much K2man

    what a really great looking frame colour, Ti, I guess with black painted back end? '

    - it's hard to tell which AM you have, the shock length would partly give it away though, I believe the '10 had a 200mm shock and the '11 a 216mm.

    Looking at your shock mount plates in the pic they seem to be "-?" ones - yours might be a "transition" model, you could say an early '11. - in that case I believe the top tube had the same welded on mounts as a '10 frame and using the new '11 links and adjusted shock mount plates made it able to take the 216 shock.
    I am saying this because the plates look adjusted already in that pic, compared to mine.
    What are those plates in the picture? do they have a number stamped on?

    I would expect it might become more progressive, I would not mind that as I could run a soft spring.

    Thanks for the offer of a test that's very kind - it's quite a trip to Belgium from Brighton, though - however much I'd enjoy it.

    I believe my bike has a "zero" shock mount as standard, and Nicolai have recommended a -3 mount to give 6mm BB drop.
    My frame is a 2011 AM so, actually, the final '11 model with the '11 shock tabs on the frame and 2011 mount plates (they have no number stamped on, so, I presume are "zero")

    what shock mount plate do you have in addition to the -11 and -13? maybe a -7?
    might you loan the -7 to me by post? Lets talk it over? happy to pay a deposit.
    maybe you'd like to sell it?

    thanks
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    Adjusted Shock Mounts, AM early 2011 model

    Hia K2 man

    Quote Originally Posted by K2-man View Post
    Hello, The guys at Nicolai told me the tire will hit the seattube if you use the -15 mm plates in the 170 mm setting. I checked this my frame without damper installed and there is enough room, small frame.
    I think you can use the -15 because your frame is an early incarnation of the '011 AM. Since you told me your standard shock mount plates are -11, that means a -15 is effectively a 4mm adjustment. You mention that the tyre doesn't hit the seat tube with the -15 (effectively -4) mount and that's inline with my own findings.

    This is almost achievable with a offset bushing. Not quite though with the 8mm bolt and an offset bush only being usable at one end (the front end).

    thanks
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    Shock Mount plates for AM, the word from Nicolai

    Moritz at Nicolai writes:

    There are two offset shock mounts that might be interesting for you.

    The -3mm mounts cause about -0,5 head angle and 6mm bb drop. With these you can probably still run 171mm travel.

    The other option would be the -7mm mounts. These would bring down your bb about 13mm and slacken your HA 1,1. I think that would be too extreme and you would definitly not be able to use max travel.

    and

    No other measurements in a bikes geometry have such a great effect on the way the bike handles even with smallest changes than BB height and chain stay length.
    6mm BB drop and the slacker HA will definitly improve the stability at higher speed.

    Its good that you already tested, if there is enough space for your favorite tyres after adjustment. Many riders forget this aspect.

    Only -3, -7, -11, -13 and -15 mm shock mounts are available from Nicolai.



    I notice that Spesh run a zero BB rise on the Demo, the Nic IONs run +10mm BB rise. It's not a Demo 8 though, and never will be, and I'd like to retain full travel, so I'll probably try -3.

    Quote Originally Posted by mudfish801 View Post
    I have a latest spec AM (thanks Dipper) and sometimes run a 170mm BOS Idylle SC and big old 2.5 (effective) tyres like Clutch and Hillbilly.
    When its set up like that the BB feels a touch high. Bit more high speed stability would be nice.

    I have a -1.5 cup in the 1.5 headtube so that option has already been taken.
    I was fancying a BB rise of about 10mm for Alpine and DH lite use.

    So, anyone tried Helius AM -5 shock plates or similar?
    Thanks lots

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    hi, i need a clarification about the geomtry of the frame:
    is it the same for the helius AM MY2011 and MY 2012????
    thanks a lot,
    vale

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    [pescecane]hi, i need a clarification about the geomtry of the frame:
    is it the same for the helius AM MY2011 and MY 2012????
    thanks a lot,
    vale[/QUOTE]
    I think you'll find you can tell by the shock length.
    My 2011 AM has a 216mm measured eye to eye. As far as I can tell it's the same as the current web listing.
    neil

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    hi, thanks a lot...so the HA would be 66.5 as showed ih the sheet:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...54&output=html

    Quote Originally Posted by mudfish801 View Post
    [pescecane]hi, i need a clarification about the geomtry of the frame:
    is it the same for the helius AM MY2011 and MY 2012????
    thanks a lot,
    vale
    I think you'll find you can tell by the shock length.
    My 2011 AM has a 216mm measured eye to eye. As far as I can tell it's the same as the current web listing.
    neil[/QUOTE]

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    Nicolai Helius AM - Setup Database-8475345283_12efcb3848_b.jpg

    Frame, Size, & Color: Tailored geometry: 66 HA, 73.5 SA, +10mm BB drop, 595mm TT, 419mm reach, 430mm ST, zero stack tapered HT, Green Anodized frame, white levers with green caps and white caps on stays, Reverb stealth routing, ISCG03, 12mm rear axle, 'GeeTee' stamped on the chainstay
    * Fork: XFusion Vengeance HLR aet to 150mm (545mm A2C)
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Cane Creek Double Barrel 216mmx63mm with RCS Ti spring right for 157mm travel at 30% sag
    * Brakes: XTR Trail with Goodridge Hoses
    * Cranks: XTR
    * Shifters: XTR
    * Front Derailleur: Nah
    * Rear Derailleur: XTR 10-speed with Clutch Mech
    * Pedals: Nukeproof Neutron Ti
    * Stem: Thomson 50mm
    * Handlebar: Easton Havoc Carbon
    * Seatpost: Reverb Stealth
    * Saddle: Fizik Gobi
    * Bottom Bracket: Chris King
    * Cassette: SRAM XX 11-36
    * Chain: SRAM
    * Headset: Reset Racing Flatstack
    * Grips: ESI foam
    * Front Tire: Rubber Queen UST 2.2
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Enve Carbon AM with Sapim CX Ray 32 spokes
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Chris King 20mm
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Ardent 2.2 UST
    * Rear Rim: As front
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Chrisk King 12mm axle
    * Cables: Gore Ride On sealed
    * Misc: e13 LG1+ chain guide, modified with removal of lower guide
    * Overall Weight: 30lb 10ozs

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    Quote Originally Posted by geetee1972 View Post
    * Fork: XFusion Vengeance HLR aet to 150mm (545mm A2C)
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Cane Creek Double Barrel 216mmx63mm with RCS Ti spring right for 157mm travel at 30% sag
    Is this AM or AC? 66deg with 150mm fork?

    Damn, I should have went for green anodized. For some reason rep talked me into powdercoated. (Not thaat I complain).

    I was meaning to post my ride in this thread, but I keep thinking I will change configuration (wheelset in particular). Probably would not happen, hard to justify when it already rides great (if a bit heavy).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Is this AM or AC? 66deg with 150mm fork?
    It's an AM. Apart from being full custom geometry the XFusion fork is quite long. At 170mm full extension it's 565mm axle to crown so at 150mm its 545mm which is the referring measurement I built the frame around.

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