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    Live at 1600mts, day long rides descending, shortish climbs to find route down. Looking for spec to keep bike lightish 6 foot, 110ks.

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    good choice then.
    as far as i can see / tell, the 167mm of the AM is as able as the 180mm ability of the FR.
    both bikes share similar strengths, but the FR is over-built to deal with additional FR requirements.
    the AM is an awesom [alpine] trail bike.

    i'm 6 feet tall, @ 82kg's.

    i run a ccdb [steel coil] on 450# spring [200 x 57]

    takes rock easily

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    dogrock - be careful with the Top Tube length - on the AM and FR it's specifically long. you may wish to custom size your Top Tube length if descending is your priority.

    let us know what you decide upon

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    * Rider height, weight, ride style - 168cm, 57-60kg...

    * Frame, Size, & Color: AM - Custom size ( somewhere ard S i think)- Bright White with gold Glitter, Red Extra Love....
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: 09Marzocchi Roco R , 200mm , 57mm stroke/ DT swiss EXC 150
    * Brakes: Magura Marta SL 09 Red
    * Cranks: BlackSPire, going Raceface soon , shorten to 170mm
    * Shifters: SRAM XO
    * Front Derailleur: XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM XO
    * Pedals: DMR V12 Magnesium with Ti shaft
    * Stem: X4 Thompson
    * Handlebar: Sunline Carbon
    * Seatpost: Thompson
    * Saddle: " not sure!"
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano Octalink
    * Cassette: Sram
    * Chain: Sram 991
    * Headset: RESET Red
    * Grips: Lizard Skin Peaty Grips White
    * Front Tire: COnti Mountain King 2.4 Black CHilli
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Atomlab Pimplite/ Pillar Racing Rainbow Titanium
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DT with 20mm thru
    * Rear Tire: COnti Mountain King 2.4 Black CHilli
    * Rear Rim: Atomlab Pimplite/ Pillar Racing Rainbow Titanium
    * Rear Hub/Skewer:Hope Pro 2 , 12mm Thru axle
    * Cables: Magura STandard
    * Misc: BBG 26grams bashring, KS seat post, Tune Seat clamp,
    * Overall Weight: 14kg flat. +/- 50gs?










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    * Frame: Helius AM Tailored + Sloping top tube
    * Size: Custom
    * Color: Fire Dept Red/ Ano Black
    * Fork: DT swiss EXC 150
    * Shock: FOX DHX 5.0 Air
    * Brakes: Magura Marta SL 09 Silver
    * Cranks: Shimano XTR 170mm + BBG Bashring
    * Shifters: Shimano XTR
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR Shadow
    * Pedals: DMR V12 Magnesium
    * Stem: X4 Thompson 70mm
    * Handlebar: Raceface SL 3/4 inch bar
    * Seatpost: KS
    *Seatclamp" Hope
    * Saddle: Fiezik
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
    * Cassette: Shimano XTR
    * Chain: Shimano XT
    * Headset: GMP DH Deepcup
    * Grips: Some badminton grip!
    * Front Tire: Conti Mountain King 2.4 Black Chilli
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT Swiss 5.1 / Pillar Racing Ti Blue / Hope Pro 2 SIlver
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DT Swiss 5.1 / Pillar Racing Ti Blue / Hope Pro 2 SIlver
    * Rear Tire: Conti Mountain King 2.4 Black Chilli

    * Overall Weight: 13kg!!
















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    AttiB - Bling de bling de bling....... What size approx. is the frame? Top Tube length?

    Am not sure how you will go with those grips, be interesting to hear....

    Enjoy, fine looking specimen...
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    Very very nice , but the shock is going to hit the DT .
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    Hmm never thought of getting a custom slopeing tt - awesome idea - does it affect the leverage ratio on the shock at all?

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    A constructive thought. This is obvioulsy not going to be used for hard core intense XC AM riding... Could you have gone with an RP23 shock or other?
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    i'm with whafe - why bother with the vagaries of the DHX Air over the RP or Monarch ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karve
    Hmm never thought of getting a custom slopeing tt - awesome idea - does it affect the leverage ratio on the shock at all?
    Apparently this AM feels so much more plush then the others ( More linear then the usual exponential feel of the AMs . the owner is in this forum too so maybe i should get him to explain about this unique AM ( which happens to be the first here in Singapore) .

    One thing to note thought, the highest mounting point is 130mm instead of 160mm! Reverse from the standard AM. Top top mounting point 130mm has been lock out as the shock will hit the DT, but as of now at 150mm, it doesn't! No possibilities of using the bottle cage and the right seat stay is curved in on the inner side to escape the chain from hitting the seat stays due to the compact frame design.

    Shock wise, it was ordered with a Monarch 4.2 , but it was out so Nicolai gave us a free upgrade to DHX 5.0s and its been on the bike since, we are both looking at getting EX200 DT dt swiss shock ... not knowing if it will work, anyone has experience with the shock?

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    You can never have enough standover - that looks awsome!

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    the sloping top tube is even more then a size S frame!!!

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    should use this more often :

    http://bikegeo.muha.cc/

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    should use this more often :

    http://bikegeo.muha.cc/

    Hey you should send that link to Nicolai

    Will have new updated pics soon , got the deep ACROS headset fitted and ordered new wheels ... EX1750's to replace my E2200's , i like the red but im saving a bit on rotating weight BUT more important is the 10mm bolt thru axel . Pics to follow when the wheels arrive.
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    steep fast and loose :)
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    keep the stoke flowing

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    2.jpg

    3.jpg

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius AM "M" black elox
    * Fork: Marzocchi AMII Eta
    * Shock, i2i, stroke Rock Shox DHX 5.0 Air
    * Brakes: Avid Juicy
    * Cranks: Hammerschmidt
    * Shifters: X..O
    * Front Derailleur: Hammerschmidt
    * Rear Derailleur:X.O
    * Pedals: Shimano 434
    * Stem: Syntace VRO
    * Handlebar: Syntace Vector
    * Seatpost: Race Face Evolve
    * Saddle: SLR
    * Bottom Bracket: Truvative
    * Cassette: Sram
    * Chain: Sram
    * Headset: Acros
    * Grips: Yeti
    * Front Tire: Mountain King
    * Front Rim/ Spokes:Mavic 827
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II
    * Rear Tire: Mountain King
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 827
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II
    * Cables: Nokkon

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    Very nice Boondog

    Whats the finished weight ?
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    Ok this is soon going to be the build of my Nicolai Helius AM

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius AM Black with red linkages and Bolts
    * Fork: Rockshox Lyrik Solo air
    * Shock, i2i, stroke Pushed Vanilla R - 200mm x 50mm
    * Brakes: Hope Tech V2'
    * Cranks: Raceface Atlas AM
    * Shifters: Shimano XT
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Pedals: Shimano MX30
    * Stem: Thomson Elite 70mm
    * Handlebar: Easton EA70 low rise
    * Seatpost: Syncros FR
    * Saddle: Fizik Gobi
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Chain: KMC Light Ti Nitride
    * Headset: Nuke Proof DC
    * Grips: Giant Lock ons
    * Front Tire: Panaracer Rampgae SC 2,35
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic 721, DT comp
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Magura Freeride
    * Rear Tire: Continental Mountain King 2.2
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 721
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Magura Freeride, 135 x 12mm
    * Cables: Gore Ride Ons


    Question i have about the bike is whether anyones on here has experience using a 50mm stroke shock, will probably mount it in the top hole for maximum travel and it should give me about 140 ish mm of travel, (i think). obviously there will be no issues with collisions as its 200mm i2i. But just wondering if there will be any major issues with geometry because its going to sag less than a 57mm stroke, so may be a bit more skittish downhill?!

    Cheers Chris

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    Posting on behalf of a mate. I'll see if I can get some pics off him

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Medium AM in seasick green/white and red ano
    * Fork: Fox 36 Float R
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: 200 X 57 RP23
    * Brakes: Hope Tech4's
    * Cranks: 165mm XTR with gamut bash
    * Shifters: Shimano XTR
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    * Pedals: Easton flatboys
    * Stem: Sunline
    * Handlebar: Sunline
    * Seatpost: easton EA70
    * Saddle: WTB
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
    * Cassette: Shimano XTR
    * Chain: XTR
    * Headset: CK
    * Grips: Lizard Skins lock ons
    * Front Tire: Schwalbe Big Betty
    * Front Rim/ SpokesT EX1750
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DT
    * Rear Tire: Schwalbe Big Betty
    * Rear Rim: DT EX1750
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: DT EX1750, 135 x 12mm Maxle
    * Cables: XT

    Weight - just over 31lb

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    dipper - here's Col's AM


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    Great looking AM, best one i've seen up our way by far!
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    Agreed !!! Best looking AM i have seen outside Australia !!!

    Looks very like ..... errr .... mine
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    fukkn boggin IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    fukkn boggin IMO
    Sure the tyres should look good to you ..... BLACK !
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    TLR: much nicer than urs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekr
    TLR: much nicer than urs!
    nicer in what way ? cosmetic ? if so, who cares, however if it rides better i'd be surprised, although i assume the new 2010 FLOAT's may ride nicer than my 2009 TALAS, but I need the travel adjust......

    regarding tasteful colours however, i fail to see how you can comment with your snot green mainframe and pink wheels .. hehehe

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    * Frame, Size, & Color: Large AM in black ano
    * Fork: RS Coil Pikes 426
    * Shock: DHX5
    * Brakes: Hope M4
    * Cranks: SLX
    * Shifters: XTR
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano roadie 105
    * Pedals: Shimano 520
    * Stem: TBD
    * Handlebar: TBD
    * Seatpost: Gravity Dropper
    * Saddle: WTB
    * Cassette: Shimano LX
    * Chain: SRAM
    * Headset: CK
    * Front Tire: Maxis Ignitors
    * Front Rim: Mavic 321
    * Front Hub: Hope Pro II
    * Rear Tire: Maxis Ignitors
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 321
    * Rear Hub: Hope Pro II
    * Cables: XT

    Weight - around 35lb

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40355068@N03/3751081937/" title="P1000620 by marcusdavies, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2531/3751081937_721b70e26d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="P1000620" /></a>

    Since the above pic, fitted a Gravity Dropper seat post and currently trying out various stem and bars.
    Forks are off the previous bike and will be changed when I can decide what to get.

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    35lbs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ????????

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    Yeah seems a bit on the heavy side.

    But they pedal like a 25 pounder

    Very nice !
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    Thought I would pop my build up.

    5'10", 80kgs. Ride a real mixed bag. From typical trail centres in England and Wales, to the DH run at Fort William (all be it slowly!) and of course the annual pilgrimage to the Alps.

    * Frame, Size, & Color: 2010 Helius AM, Medium, Raw with Red extra love.
    * Fork: RS Lyrik 2 step Air.
    * Shock, 2010 DHX air 5
    * Brakes: Magura Marta SL 203mm front 180mm rear.
    * Cranks: XT 170mm arm length, spinning with 22/36/BBG Bash.
    * Shifters: XT
    * Front Derailleur: XT
    * Rear Derailleur: XT
    * Pedals: Crank bros Acids
    * Stem: Thomson 70mm
    * Handlebar: Easton XC low rise CNT.
    * Seatpost: Thomson
    * Saddle: Bontrager Ti Race Lite XXX Hope clamp.
    * Bottom Bracket: XT
    * Cassette: XT
    * Chain: Sram 991 + powerlink
    * Headset: Reset Headset Deep cup (factory installed).
    * Grips: Peaty Lock ons
    * Front Tire: Mountain King Protection 2.4
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic 721 dt swiss plain guage spokes with red ali nips!
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope pro 2 20mm maxle bolt through.
    * Rear Tire: Mountain King Protection 2.4
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 721 dt swiss plain guage spokes with red ali nips!
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope pro 2 12mm bolt through.
    * Cables/hoses: Fibrax Braided
    * Misc:For the heavy hitting days I swap to some DH 2.5 tyres (usually High rollers) and slap a stinger chain guide on.
    * Overall Weight: 31.8 lbs





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    that looks absolutely awesome

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    Yeeah very nice and unique with all the silver!

    Is that rim brake rims you have?
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    Is the seatstay (not chainstay) protector really necessary?

    Raw is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekr
    Yeeah very nice and unique with all the silver!

    Is that rim brake rims you have?

    Thanks, I got fed up with black!

    The rims are ex 721's which are fr/dh rims and bloody strong, the SIlver finish is the same as the black in that the rims are machined for rim brakes, I assume for dirt jumping!?. Didn't like them at first and was gonna send them back, but after staring at them for a week in my office I grew to love there shiny-ness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikael_nr1
    Is the seatstay (not chainstay) protector really necessary?

    Raw is beautiful!
    Don't worry I was just being ghey about my new P&J. The whole reason I had raw was so I wouldn't worry about the paint lol.

    The picture was taken at Fort William. Seat stay wrap, stinger and 2.5 rubber all now removed for normal duty.

    I love the raw finish, the top tube is completely 'swirl' marked and looks awesome.

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    Nice build RPM. I do like the raw finish but too much red going on for my liking. You should buy Derek's red rims

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    yetiman - they're pink, not red

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    Sweet AM, raw is still very sick for a finish....... Enjoy that bad boy...
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    rpm100 can you post a pic of how you placed the rear derailleur wire around the bb area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    yetiman - they're pink, not red

    TLR- they're not pink...................yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikael_nr1
    rpm100 can you post a pic of how you placed the rear derailleur wire around the bb area?
    Will try and get some pics tomorrow. I must admit I'm not sure that I'm happy with the routing, but I suppose time will tell. It runs VERY VERY close to the chain when on the granny ring. Which routing have you gone for?

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    I've gone for the same. Squeezed my cable first time i rode it.

    I've placed a zip tie arund the cable and the hole in the chainstay, after that it has worked properly.

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    rpm wheres the pics? Has your frame developed any cable rub? It seems the rear brake cable will rub against the weld close to bb on the seat tube

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    jeez, forgot, put them up tomorrow as there on my work pc.
    I too have a little cable rub but on the crank side. I have tried to cable tie the cables so they are held up and away from the frame in an arc. Slap some pics of your build up buddy, share the love!!

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    This pic shows that I have managed to clamp a little Loop in the brake line to ensure no rub.


    Not good on the shifter side as there is lees room to play with. I did try cable tying the cable through the Ch/stay hole but that has caused the rub thats visible. good job there is no paint/ano to rub off.


    since the pic's I have had another fiddle and they are lying a liitle better, still not ideal though

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    why on earth have Nicolai gone to that routing method ?
    the drive-side seems prone to fouling ????

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    The cable routing is total crap! Needs tons of zip ties to make it work. The risk of squeezing the cables is big and cable rub can be huge if not dealt with.

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    mik - i agree looking at that pic above - why not stick with the originla TT mounted runs ?
    perhaps to force custom routing and hike the price........

    nicolai are getting to silly prices.......way beyond the competition as it currently stands..............

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    Nicolai aren't earning any money because I have to buy new wires and rear brake cable, are they? I think my current set up will work out okay, but I,ve seen more beautiful cable routings...

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    got to admit it's not great, I have got it better sorted now, so will up date pics soon.

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    Interesting, I'll show ya some pics tomorrow too. My setup will work, but it's not very glamorous.

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    * Frame, Size, & Color: 2010 Helius AM, large, Anodized black with red bits
    * Fork: DT EXC 150 15mm
    * Shock, DT XC 180
    * Brakes: Hope Mini / M4
    * Cranks: FSA V-drive
    * Shifters: Sram X0 redwine
    * Front Derailleur: Sram X7
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X0 redwine
    * Pedals: Time Atac alium
    * Stem: Thomson
    * Handlebar: Race Face Next LP carbon
    * Seatpost: Thomson
    * Saddle: Selle Italia SLR TLD
    * Bottom Bracket: FSA
    * Cassette: Sram
    * Chain: Sram
    * Headset: Cane Creek
    * Grips: Peaty Lock ons
    * Wheels: Mavic Crossmax XL
    * Tires: Panaracer Rampage 2.35
    * Skewer: DT
    * Weight: as pictured 13kg








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    Awesome, very nice trailbeast congrats!
    Sorry my poor language, big fan for the google translate.....

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    Shamus - FOCKING stunning AM, enjoy that puppy and ride her hard.....
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    Nice bike Shamus. How old is your frame? I got my frame last week and it has only one hole in the chainstays, it looks like your frame Whafe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikael_nr1
    Nice bike Shamus. How old is your frame? I got my frame last week and it has only one hole in the chainstays, it looks like your frame Whafe.
    Very true, except mine is an AC and it is built for wagon wheels......
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    Maybe not NOTM material, but I like it alot

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius AM with ISCG, 12mm maxle, large, bronze
    * Fork: RS Lyrik coil
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Fox DHX 4 200*57mm
    * Brakes: Formula the one
    * Cranks: Shimano saint
    * Shifters: SRAM X0
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX top swing
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0
    * Pedals: DMR V12 Mag
    * Stem: Easton DH stem
    * Handlebar: Easton EA50
    * Seatpost: Thomson elite
    * Saddle: Selle itallia
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano Saint
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Chain: Shimano XTR
    * Headset: Restet racing 22mm insert up and down
    * Grips: RF Good and evil
    * Front Tire: Maxxis minion single ply 2.5 60A
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT competition Mavic 321
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope pro2, Maxle
    * Rear Tire: Schwalbe Big betty 2.4
    * Rear Rim: Mavic EN521
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Industry nine classic
    * Cables: Shimano XTR/goodridge
    * Misc: E13 DRS chain device
    * Overall Weight: Unknown, 14-15kg ?



    Reason enough to go for 1 1/8 headset




    Cable routing, not perfect:

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    all black components on ano bronze = stunning
    well done mate - simple and EFFECTIVE


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    That was my plan Glad you like it, now I must just get some time to ride. Studies are killing me!

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    mik - ride thoughts appreciated - and let me know about pedal strike....................

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    mik, nice build. Great minds think alike, Just yesterday I did similar with cable ties for the cable routing. Gotta say I'm much, much happier now. will get some pics up.

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    Ride thoughts are good. Very few strikes and i'm running 36% sag atm. Can't say12mm maxle can be felt much.

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    mik - i'd agree about the 12mm rear axle - the stays on most nicolai's are so super-stiff anyway, the extra beef of 12mm makes no discernible difference.
    imo, it's more a security issue.
    amazing that your running 36% sag and no pedal strike
    even my CCDB with excellent mid-stoke manners causes pedal strike ?

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    mik - please measure your bottom bracket height at static conditions please.........

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    Haha my last bike had 13.3" static bb so am used to it. Bb is a tad less than 14" if I remembar it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikael_nr1
    Nice bike Shamus. How old is your frame? I got my frame last week and it has only one hole in the chainstays, it looks like your frame Whafe.
    It came to LBS about 6 weeks ago.

    Iv been riding a lot lately... I love this bike!

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    Oooooh! That's nice mikael. I do like the ano bronze and black combo. I was introduced to ano bronze 5 years ago when messiah bought his Nucleon and even after all this time I feel it's one of the few colours that really suits the Nicolai design.

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    Here is for reference, a few pictures of my cable positioning around the BB with the new 2010 style routing. Maybe not the prettiest but it's hardly noticeable, and after a couple of rides the cables haven't budged and there's no rub at all.



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    rpm - i'd be concerned that the tie-wrap loop will eventually score and wear through the outer braid........
    keep an eye on it and keep us informed.

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    i have no idea why Nicolai install this routing unless the frame is Hammersch1t / ISCG equipped......?

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    It looks fancy zip ties won't eat the cablus but might scratch the frame

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    I have put copter tape under the cable ties on ST and also along the tops of the two chain stays just above the pivots.

    The frame has ISCG and is s'hit compatible, but that's not linked to the routing, I have seen both the AC, AFR and Whafe's new steed all have this routing.

    I have to say I am loving the raw finish. I have picked up a fair few scuffs and rubs since I first built it. Got bored last night and decided to attack it with a scotch pad. It now looks all shiney and uniform again!!
    Depending on how dark and long the nights get over the winter, I might buy myself some polish

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm100
    Depending on how dark and long the nights get over the winter, I might buy myself some polish
    lol - that'd look stunning once polished. toons101 has a polished 5 spot DWL - that bike is one of the cleanest looking FS ers i've seen.
    almost comparable to cyril88's AC.....drooooooool

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    Here's mine

    * Frame, Size, & Color: dizzy urban camo, medium
    * Fork: lyric 2008
    * Shock, 200mm i2i, stroke 57mm
    * Brakes: Hope Tech m4
    * Cranks: Raceface Atlas AM
    * Shifters: Shimano XT
    * Front Derailleur: n/a
    * Rear Derailleur: XTR
    * Pedals: Flatboys
    * Stem: Thomsen
    * Handlebar: Easton EA70 hi riser
    * Seatpost: Thomsen Elite
    * Saddle: Ritchey WCS
    * Bottom Bracket: Raceface Atlas
    * Cassette: SRAM PG980
    * Chain: SRAM PC991
    * Headset: CK
    * Grips: ODI Ruffian
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic EN521
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro 2
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion
    * Rear Rim: Mavic EN521
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: CK
    * Cables: XT and goodridge outer
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    * Overall Weight: 33lb give or take

    Would like to thank everyone who's posted setups here, has helped me a lot deciding on kit.
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    thats stunning. Thought it was an FR at first going by it's stance(and probably the fact it looks like whafes).

    whats with the single ring though?

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    omg - STUNNING Frontier
    mmmmmmmmmmm......
    any pedal strike ? what were you riding before the AM ?

    want.want.want.

    must resist................!

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    Frontier im looking at it thinking it was different than an AM too ... Awesome looking bike BTW !!!!!

    Whats with the rear tri , there is a "hole" missing at the pivot point ? the regular AM's have 2 holes on the chain stay ? Custom option ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx
    ...Whats with the rear tri , there is a "hole" missing at the pivot point ? the regular AM's have 2 holes on the chain stay ? Custom option ?
    Ozzy - there`s same issue asked in other thread too (AC - Setup Database) about those missing holes. Got new AC frame two weeks ago with only one hole / side. Seems that all new manufactured AC / AM- frames are without those second holes.
    There are two good(?) guesses done why so - for strengthening and / for easier and faster manufacturing process....

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    Cheers perga, i hadnt read it on the AC thread . The piece is solid alu , so it should be strong enough ... obviously Nicolai have their reasons
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    Quote Originally Posted by pergamonx
    Ozzy - there`s same issue asked in other thread too (AC - Setup Database) about those missing holes. Got new AC frame two weeks ago with only one hole / side. Seems that all new manufactured AC / AM- frames are without those second holes.
    There are two good(?) guesses done why so - for strengthening and / for easier and faster manufacturing process....
    the nicolai website's still to catch up with these changes.
    it looks like the new AM has the old FR chainstay fitted.

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    @frontier - does the newly provided routing not provide 3 cable ways through the shock pivot supports anymore ?
    mine has these under the top tube allowing gear, brake and seatpost remote routing.

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    Very nice bike frontier. Lovin the colour!! Makes the bike look super tough.
    What type of terrain are you riding on? coil fork - air shock - Single ring is an unusual combo.

    Ozzy it seems they have omitted the second hole on all the very latest AC/AM's, I can only assume it has been due to strength concerns.

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    Frontier - it is a stunning looking bike and one I think I recognise. Is it from Head for the Hills by any chance? If so it was looking at this bike in their shop that finally convinced me to order an AM! I do like the Urban Camo but it's a shame there is an up-charge.
    I've learnt that quite a few suspension frames seem to snap at the chainstays, typically just behind the join to the BB yoke. An engineering friend of mine commented that 'finite element analysis' (no idea what that is, sure Kalle does!) would show this as a key weak point; something to do with a very flexible structure being joined to a very stiff structure? Anyway, looks like Nicolai are beefing this area up.

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    Frontier - Holy Fork, your bike is stunning.... Am biased, but seriously a stunning bike.... Couple of Dizzy Twins...


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    @dipper - Went single as i've found I never use the big ring doing single track and even if i do go fast enough i usually freewheel at that speed. Also found don't need a granny as if i'm going up something that requires less than a 1:1 ratio then i'm walking.

    @TLR - Not had any significant issues re: pedal strike, only when being stupid and trying to pedal around sharpe corners. Only been out on her a couple of times and it seems like i've only just scratched the surface of what she's capable of.

    Standard routing on the AM PDF uses the down tube. Suppose you could get the shock pivot supports but it would be a custom now. Didn't really worry too much about routing as only have 2 cables.

    @ozzy - yeah i noticed the loss of hole when i got it. Thought it might have been a cock-up but i think it's a design change. I prefer it actually, you can't have too much dizzy camo.

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    I notice on wharf's new frame that the stays are also solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geetee1972
    I notice on wharf's new frame that the stays are also solid.
    yes they are for sure, but they are quite interesting all the same, more so cause they are longer for the bigger wheel. There is for sure the beginnings of the holes on the inner side if that makes sense, so perhaps it was for slight weight saving. Not sure why, just speculating....
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    @frontier & whafe.
    regarding your dizzy camo rigs, i hate you both

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    @frontier & whafe.
    regarding your dizzy camo rigs, i hate you both
    I LOVE YOU TLR....
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    Helius AM

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius AM "M" Fire dept. red/ White
    * Fork: Fox Float RC2
    * Shock: Fox rp23
    * Brakes: Formula the one
    * Cranks: Saint 810-2
    * Chainguide: Blackspire Stinger
    * Shifters: XT
    * Front Derailleur: XT
    * Rear Derailleur: XT
    * Pedals: DMR V12 Mag
    * Stem: Thomson X4, 50mm
    * Handlebar: RF Evolve
    * Seatpost: Crank Brothers Joplin
    * Saddle: Selle Italia Prolink
    * Bottom Bracket: Saint
    * Cassette: XT
    * Chain: XTR
    * Headset: Cane Creek S-8
    * Tires: Highrollers
    * Rims: Syncros DS-28/ DT
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Novatech
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: XT
    * Cables: XTR


    Been riding this for a couple of months now. Absolutely love it. Goes well uphill and extremely well downhill!!

    Sorry for the bad quality pic

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    very nice vvv.
    I sooooooo nearly went with FD red.

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    oh and before TLR comes along........................



    hows the pedal strike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm100
    oh and before TLR comes along........................



    hows the pedal strike?
    Pedal Strike? What pedal Stike?

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    no pedal strike yet ? it'll come, it'll come...............

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    @geetee - yeah i got it from HFTH. Rog said there was quite a bit of interest in the frame.

    @whafe - your FR was the inspiration, must be a Kiwi thing. I did initially want an ano red but the extra 400 quid put me off

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    Must say, a couple of nice bikes here
    Sorry my poor language, big fan for the google translate.....

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    Frontier166 - further ride impressions please

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    She's a beaut, truly an all mountain bike. Goes without saying that it rips on the decents but am surprised at how well it climbs. It's nice and stable in the air doing jumps/drops and i feel i could ride it all day so i'm very happy with it.

    Oh, in case you were wondering, can't say i've had problems with pedal strike.

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    frontier - any more pics ?

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