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  1. #726
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    Finally ready !


    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius AM Small, titanium anodized front/ black rear triangle, tapered headset, 12 mm axle

    * Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik 2step air tapered
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Fox DHX air
    * Brakes: Hope M4
    * Cranks: XT
    * Shifters: XT - race match makers
    * Front Derailleur: SLX
    * Rear Derailleur: XT
    * Pedals: Shimano
    * Stem: Syncros
    * Handlebar: Syncros
    * Seatpost: Roox
    * Saddle: Syncros
    * Bottom Bracket: XT
    * Cassette: XT
    * Chain: XTR
    * Headset: Reset tapered
    * Grips: Syncros
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Flow rims wit sapim spokes
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro 2 EVO
    * Rear Tire:Maxxis Minnion
    * Rear Rim: Flow rims with Sapim spokes
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro 2 EVO
    * Cables: Jagwire
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: 15.2 kg (want te reach < 15kg)











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    Riding terrain conditions:

    * Rider height: 175cm - 5'9"
    * Rider Style: Trail, XC, easy DH trails

    * Frame, Size, & Color: 2009 Helius AM (200x57 levers). Size M. Black Anodized, red Linkages, bolts and caps. 1/1.8" headset.
    * Fork: 2009 Fox 36 Float RC2 - Painted in black
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Fox Float R 190x50 (while i'm waiting for a 200x57 Monarch RT3 HV)
    * Brakes: Hope Mono Mini
    * Cranks: DIY half polished Shimano Hone
    * Shifters: Shimano XT
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Pedals: common Wellg (4 now)
    * Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
    * Handlebar: Race Face Atlas AM Red
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    * Saddle:Selle Italia Prolink
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano SLX/XT
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Chain: Dura-ace /XTR
    * Headset: Acros AH07
    * Grips: Superstar excel
    * Front Tire: Continental X-King 2.4 Racesport
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Dt Swiss EX5.1d / Sapim
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro 2
    * Rear Tire:Continental X-King 2.4 Racesport
    * Rear Rimt Swiss EX5.1d
    * Rear Hub/Skewer:Hope Pro 2 12mm
    * Cables: Shimano SIS
    * Misc: Red Mowa crank & rotor bolts, c-clips
    * Overall Weight: 14.1kg ~ 31.09 lb



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    Rider: 120 kg; 175 cm, Male

    Style: Alp Tours, Trails, freeride

    * Frame, Size, & Color: 2011 Helius AM; Size M. Clossy white, black Linkages, bolts and caps. 1/1.8" headset.
    * Fork: 2009 Fox 36 Float RC2 or RS Lyrik Solo Air (170) or RS Lyrik Coil (still not clear )
    * Shock: RS Vivid Coil or RS Vivid Air (216x63.5).
    * Brakes: Hope M4 tech, spezial Edition (Black, green)
    * Cranks: Shimano XTR 3x9
    * Shifters: Shimano XT
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Pedals: CB Mallet
    * Stem: RS Reverb
    * Saddle:SQLab 611 (150mm)
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
    * Cassette: Shimano XTR (11-34)
    * Chain: Dura-ace /XTR
    * Headset: Reset
    * Stem: Thomson X4 80mm / 0
    * Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar 780mm/10 Rise
    * Grips: ODI
    * Front Tire: Onza Ibex DH 2.4
    * Front Wheel: Dt Swiss EX1750
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Arden 2.6
    * Rear Whell St Swiss EX1750
    * Overall Weight: 15.8 kg
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    Rider: 85 kg; 182 cm, Male

    Style: All Mountain
    * Frame, Size, & Color: 2010 Helius AM; Size M. Ano Black, White Stickers. 1.5" headset.
    * Fork: 2009 Fox 36 Float RC2 1.5
    * Shock: Push Tuned Float R (216x63.5) or CCDB with 400# spring.
    * Brakes: Formula RX 200 front x 180 rear
    * Cranks: Hammerschmizzle
    * Shifters: Shimano XT rear and Sram X9 front
    * Front Derailleur: Hummerschmoozzle
    * Rear Derailleur: Saint shorty
    * Pedals: XTR SPD
    * Stem: RS Reverb (or I-beam)
    * Saddle:SDG BelAir Ti
    * Bottom Bracket: Himmerschmazzle
    * Cassette: Shimano XT 9spd (11-34)
    * Chain: Sram 9sp workshop cheapy
    * Headset: Chris King 1.5 Devolution
    * Stem: Thomson 1.5" X4 45mm / 0
    * Handlebar: Sunline 745mm/19mm Rise
    * Grips: ODI Troy Lee Red
    * Front Tire: Rubber Queen Black Chilli 2.4 (Tubeless but not UST)
    * Front Wheel: Hope Pro2 Evo Hoop with Flow rim
    * Rear Tire: Rubber Queen Black Chilli 2.4 (Tubeless but not UST)
    * Rear Whee: Hope Pro2 Evo Hoop with Flow rim
    * Overall Weight: 15 kg (33lbs)

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    So many really really nice bikes here.

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    small update, new RS Lyrik Coil (170mm)


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    Did not want to start a new thread on that, just a quick question: does anyone know for sure whether the cane creek angle set for 1 1/8 headtubes has really made it into production?

    http://www.canecreek.com/component-h...C44%20|%20ZS44

    Will this fit my Helius AM (2010 model with standard headtube)?

    Cheers,
    Marios

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    No there's currently no Cane Creek solution for 1 1/8th headtubes - the one you're linking to is for 44mm headtubes, which is (yet) another standard.

    There is a guy in Israel making them and if you have a look at the Turner forum on MTBR, you should be able to find the thread all about it. A friend of mine has one on his Turner Five Spot and so far it's holding up OK.

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    I have one, it's briiliant and great service and quality.
    Www.ofanaim.com

    I reduced HA on my AM from 67.7 to 66.5
    Aka chainline...

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    I should say mine has been used in all weathers and in the alps (unfortunately in all weathers there too!) and is still as smooth as silk. The bearings are easily available anyway.

    Saar will create any angle reduction you like up to the max which on a 2010 bike (same as mine) is -1.3deg from standard.

    I went with -1.2 to bring it to current AM geo.

    I have posted more info higher up the thread.
    Aka chainline...

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    Nicolai Helius AM - Setup Database-dsc_4221.jpg

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius AM, Medium, Anodised Black
    * Fork: BOS Deville
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: BOS Stoy, 216x63
    * Brakes: Hope V2 Limited Edition c/w Braided Hoses, Ti Bolts & Matchmaker Clamp
    * Cranks: Shimano XTR, XT 32t 10 Speed Chainring
    * Shifters: Shimano XT
    * Front Derailleur: N/A
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano
    * Pedals: Mallet
    * Stem: Thomson Elite X4, 50mm
    * Handlebar: Easton Haven Carbon, 711mm Wide
    * Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb c/w Remote & Hope Clamp
    * Saddle: SDG Ti-Fly
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope Ceramic
    * Cassette: Shimano XT, 11-36t 10 Speed
    * Chain: Shimano XT, 10 Speed
    * Chain Guide: Straitline Silent Guide
    * Headset: Cane Creek Angleset
    * Grips: Sunline Big 'S'
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion 'f', 2.5" UST
    * Front Rim/Spokes: Easton Haven
    * Front Hub: Easton Haven
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Larsen TT, 2.35"
    * Rear Rim/Spokes: Easton Haven
    * Rear Hub: Easton Haven
    * Cables: Shimano XT
    * Misc: Frame c/w 1.5" Headtube, 12mm Axle & HS Mount
    * Overall Weight: 31lb minus pedals

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    Very nice SDR, very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_pilot View Post
    I have one, it's briiliant and great service and quality.
    Www.ofanaim.com

    I reduced HA on my AM from 67.7 to 66.5
    Thanks very much for the info geete and pilot

    I thought the 44mm standard is the 1 1/8 one according to this:
    http://dirt.mpora.com/news/dirt-excl...-campaign.html

    I 'll try and see if it's possible to order one from the guy you suggested but I 'm not sure he'll be able to send it to Greece...

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mario83 View Post
    Thanks very much for the info geete and pilot

    I thought the 44mm standard is the 1 1/8 one according to this:
    http://dirt.mpora.com/news/dirt-excl...-campaign.html

    I 'll try and see if it's possible to order one from the guy you suggested but I 'm not sure he'll be able to send it to Greece...

    Cheers,
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    It's complicated; there are so many 'standards' now (oxymoron if ever there was one!) it's easy to get confused.

    44mm refers to the internal diameter of the head tube, which is 1.7 inches. For reference, 1 1/8th inches as a decimal is 1.125 inches. So the 44mm standard internal diameter is quite a bit bigger than the 44mm standard. To summarise:

    44mm = 1.7inches = 1 7/10ths
    1 1/8th = 1.125 inches = 28.5mm

    The connection between 44mm and 1 1/8th headtubes, is that the larger internal diameter of 44mm allows you to run internal cup headsets, or zerostack (Cane Creek nomenclature is 'ZS') with 1 1/8th inch fork steerers.

    Alternatively you can run 1.5" fork steerers with external cups (i.e. not zero stack).

    The headset you've linked to is an angleset for 1 1/8th inch forks in the wider 44mm headtube. The extra space affords the use of the internal angle reducement.

    The Dirt campaign was for an angle reducer set for the original, 1 1/8th headtube, with the narrower internal diameter.

    The initial resistance from Cane Creek was apparently because it would 'look funny'; the part of the cups that carry the bearing and thus where the off set is gained, would sit outside the frame rather than inside the frame.

    Hope all that makes sense. It's all terribly confusing and I may have made some mistakes here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geetee1972 View Post
    It's complicated; there are so many 'standards' now (oxymoron if ever there was one!) it's easy to get confused.

    44mm refers to the internal diameter of the head tube, which is 1.7 inches. For reference, 1 1/8th inches as a decimal is 1.125 inches. So the 44mm standard internal diameter is quite a bit bigger than the 44mm standard. To summarise:

    44mm = 1.7inches = 1 7/10ths
    1 1/8th = 1.125 inches = 28.5mm

    The connection between 44mm and 1 1/8th headtubes, is that the larger internal diameter of 44mm allows you to run internal cup headsets, or zerostack (Cane Creek nomenclature is 'ZS') with 1 1/8th inch fork steerers.

    Alternatively you can run 1.5" fork steerers with external cups (i.e. not zero stack).

    The headset you've linked to is an angleset for 1 1/8th inch forks in the wider 44mm headtube. The extra space affords the use of the internal angle reducement.

    The Dirt campaign was for an angle reducer set for the original, 1 1/8th headtube, with the narrower internal diameter.

    The initial resistance from Cane Creek was apparently because it would 'look funny'; the part of the cups that carry the bearing and thus where the off set is gained, would sit outside the frame rather than inside the frame.

    Hope all that makes sense. It's all terribly confusing and I may have made some mistakes here.
    Yes it makes perfect sense now that I read carefully both dirt's and your posts. Thanks for the clarification; as always nice write up geete

    Regarding the ofanaim angleset I just tried to make the order but it seems I can't figure out how the website's ordering system works. Maybe I miss something (again...). Any help with that would be appreciated.

    Best,
    Marios

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    You know when I think my mate, who has one in his Turner 5Spot, rand the guy up and ordered it. I will check and report back.

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    Just email Saar using the contact link on the website if you are having trouble, he will reply very quickly. He posts all over the world using standard mail.

    He's designing one for my Titus X-carbon now, which has the campy standard integrated headset, he's designing external cups for the internal headset to allow me to slacken it off a touch to make it more trail and less race..
    Aka chainline...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_pilot View Post
    Just email Saar using the contact link on the website if you are having trouble, he will reply very quickly. He posts all over the world using standard mail.

    He's designing one for my Titus X-carbon now, which has the campy standard integrated headset, he's designing external cups for the internal headset to allow me to slacken it off a touch to make it more trail and less race..
    Thanks again for the help pilot
    I just emailed Saar with the details and I wanted to make sure that I gave him the right info: my AM is a 2010 model with standard 1-1/8" headtube (125mm length) so the angleset will be able to make the bike slacker up to 1.3 degrees. Does it also make it steeper? And do I have to send him any other info about the bike (I assume you have the same model and got the same headset as the one I want)?
    I 'll be waiting for his reply now.

    Cheers,
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    I guess it would make it steeper, not that I'd recommend it and there would be no alignment marks for that direction unless you requested them.

    I do have exactly the same bike as you and I think you want the same headset. H will probably use the design he used for mine. I asked for the deep cups necessary to preserve the Nicolai warranty, that might be the only clarification you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_pilot View Post
    I guess it would make it steeper, not that I'd recommend it and there would be no alignment marks for that direction unless you requested them.

    I do have exactly the same bike as you and I think you want the same headset. H will probably use the design he used for mine. I asked for the deep cups necessary to preserve the Nicolai warranty, that might be the only clarification you need.
    Those being the deep insertion cups top and bottom (22mm)?
    thanks again

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    I asked for deeP top and bottom yes, 22mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_pilot View Post
    Hi geetee, Phil here, Allessandro is my Italian host who posted the pics.

    The details of the headset are here http://www.ofanaim.net/hasale.html

    Saar is a great guy, he's in Isreal, and has quite a few of these in service now, with feedback on the Turner forum and others, despite originally just doing it for himself on a Turner 5-spot. He has produced them for V10 DH bikes and all sorts, the ones I have are based on the dimensions of the Cruz V10 ones he did.

    Mine have 22mm Skirts top and bottom, using Tange bearings (std) and top cap (I don't use the top cap as my stem is integrated)
    The website shows the angles that can be achieved and this is dependent on headtube length. The AM can comfortablly take -1.2deg but will go to -1.3 IIRC. I decided to go with the new stock geometry.
    The headset is very well made and Saar has subjected them to some substantial testing abuse, including whacking the skirts/cups with a hammer in the name of ensuring they are robust as it wasn't his original intention to sell to others)

    Theyhave substantial alignment marks, and you do obviously have to be careful when inserting them to make sure they are aligned, I had no trouble, just took it slow and made sure there was plenty of grease so they went in smooth. It would be easier/safer with a second person just to hold them in place as the press is wound in.

    They have a solid crown race and lower seal.

    Pre-loading was easy and they haven't moved and run lovely and smooth. It has make a big difference to the bikes stability on the steeps but I cant say I have noticed any slower steering, but I also added 780mm bars and 50mm stem at the same time.

    I'm most impressed that it still climbs great with no wandering, a little light occasionally. but hey its running a big fork!
    Dunno what else to say really, they cost $200 shipped, so a little under 130, they are sent in a normal packet, tracked through Isreal until the UK, normal recorded mail in UK. he can anodise them a few colours or leave raw

    Saars communication and pictures of them being produced were great.

    So in summary, works well, looks good, transforms the bike, well worth the cash as much cheaper than a new frame!

    There are also those offset shock bushes for 20 or so, which is very cheap if you want to see how the new angle works but I didn't want them, I was confident it would be good, I think they do lower the BB more then the headset too.

    If there's anything else, just ask, or ask Saar Gelvan, he's very very helpful and enthusiastic.
    Just ordered the angleset. I am very eager to see up to what degree it will transform the bike, because, the truth is, on very steep trails I can sense the limits of the old AM's geometry. I went for the full 1.3deg angle change.
    The cost is only 73 so I am wondering whether there was a price reduction or some changes in the product.
    Cheers,
    Marios

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    some similar specs
    Frame :- Nicolai Helius AM Tailored made 2009 (Red) and 2010 (White)
    Headset :- BlackSpire Double Deep DH headset
    Fork :- BOS Deville 2011
    Rear Shock :- Re-worked Rockshox Vivid Air
    Drive :- Truvative Noir with Rohloff Hub Drive train. Tune Rohloff Shifter
    Brakes :- Magura Marta SL Magnesium/ Marta RaceLine Limited Edition
    Rotors :- Braking Semi Float 180mm front, Rohloff Magura SL 160mm rear.
    Rims :- Atomlab SupreLite with Anodized Red Torque Nipples.
    Spokes :- 1st Batch Pillar Racing Titanium Spokes By AttitudeBikes in Blue / Purple Rainbow.
    Tires :- Maxxis Minion DHF 2.35 60A

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    Quote Originally Posted by AttitudeBikes View Post
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    Rear Shock :- Re-worked Rockshox Vivid Air
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    Could you pls tell more how V Air is re-worked ? Just for curiosity, Ive one (med tune) and
    though about playing a bit with air volumes ...

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    Hi pergamonz. V Air uses 2.5w rockshox oil. just simply change it to a more synthetic 2.5W and it will be more sensitive then before but you may need more air volume ( pump more air) . we usually does only the oil change for now as it become significantly plusher and more sensitive already and some patience in bleeding the damper to make sure its 0 bubbles and also waste some shock fluid We have to do this process if not the V air's insensitive movement could not match up to the BOS deville unless u run 40% sag at all time which can prove to be a little too much for most and pedal strikes apperas way too open. after this process it allows us to run at ard 35% sag which still have the same sensitivity we were looking for when you sag it at 40% .

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