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  1. #151
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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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