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    Nicolai Helius AM - Setup Database

    Nicolai Helius AM owners please post your setups.

    Potential owners view, compare, drool & gain insight etc!

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    Also "no flames please" you can do that on other posts or create a new one if you need to vent, let this be an information data base to assist not to attack or hinder. We can hopefully build a great source of valuable information.

    Post pictures of your build also......

    Riding terrain conditions:

    * Rider height, weight, ride style e.g XC, endurance,trail, hucker etc

    * Frame, Size, & Color:
    * Fork:
    * Shock, i2i, stroke
    * Brakes:
    * Cranks:
    * Shifters:
    * Front Derailleur:
    * Rear Derailleur:
    * Pedals:
    * Stem:
    * Handlebar:
    * Seatpost:
    * Saddle:
    * Bottom Bracket:
    * Cassette:
    * Chain:
    * Headset:
    * Grips:
    * Front Tire:
    * Front Rim/ Spokes:
    * Front Hub/Skewer:
    * Rear Tire:
    * Rear Rim:
    * Rear Hub/Skewer:
    * Cables:
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight:
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    * Rider height, weight, ride style e.g XC, endurance,trail, hucker etc
    6 foot, 14.5 stone, mainly trail

    * Frame: Size, & Color: medium, ano bronze and black
    * Fork: 2005 Talas 36RC2
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: 200X57 DHX-C 650lb spring
    * Brakes: Hope Moto V2's
    * Cranks: RF Atlas
    * Shifters:Sram XO
    * Front Derailleur: XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: XO
    * Pedals: Easton flatboys
    * Stem: 70mm Gravity
    * Handlebar: easton CNT DH
    * Seatpost: SDG I-Beam
    * Saddle: SDG formula FX
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope stainless
    * Cassette: XT
    * Chain: XTR
    * Headset: CK rasta
    * Grips: RF lock ons
    * Front Tire: shwalbe 2.4 Nobby Nic
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT 6.1
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DT 440
    * Rear Tire: Schwalbe 2.25 NN
    * Rear Rim: mavic 819 ust
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro 2
    * Cables: shimano
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight:33.5lb

    Still waitig on some stuff hence odd mix of wheels etc. Will probably run 2.4 NN's on Hope 5.1 Hoops. CCDB to be fitted. May or may not change fork. It's working so well after being fitted with 09 internals that there's really no justification to change it.

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    Mostly hilly / mountainous XC / FR including 4-6’ drops + Shore.
    Also includes the 7 Stanes, Fochabers Monster + Golspie Highland Wildtrax.

    * 6 Foot, 82kg. Social rider – Not racing.

    * 2009 Helius AM Anodized Black, White Graphics, Large.
    * Custom options limited to Crud bosses on DT.
    * 2009 Fox 36 Float RC2
    * 2009 Fox DHX-5.0 Air, 200mm i2i, 57mm stroke.
    * Hope Moto V2 F&R : 203mm Rotor.Braided Hoses.
    * Race Face Atlas AM 170mm.
    * Sram X0 Triggers:
    * Shimano XTR.
    * Sram X0:
    * Easton Flatboy:
    * Thomson 70mm X4:
    * Easton Monkeylite DH High Rise 711mm 31.8mm Oversize.
    * SDG I-Beam 31.6mm (Black):
    * SDG I-Beam Wingflex (White):
    * Hope QR Seat release:
    * Hope Ceramic:
    * SRAM PC990:
    * Shimano Dura-Ace 9 speed:
    * Chris King Steel (Red):
    * Oury / ODI Ruffian:
    * Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4”:
    * DT 5.1D / DT DB Stainless (Black):
    * Chris King Iso 20mm Bolt Through:
    * Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4”:
    * DT 5.1D / DT DB Stainless (Black):
    * Chris King Iso 9mm QR / Hope (Silver):
    * Avid Flak Jackets:
    * USE Carbon Headset spacers
    * Lizard skin chainstay protection
    * Helicopter taped in specific zones.

    * Estimated 30.5 lbs:

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    we need more pictures here ...
    Last edited by chinaman; 08-28-2008 at 02:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Nicolai Helius AM owners please post your setups ...
    cheers whafe for setting up these 'setup' threads

    * Rider height 5'10", weight 158lbs, ride style XC/endurance/trail/AM?

    * Frame, Size, & Color: 2008 M Black
    * Fork: RS 2007 Lyrik
    * Shock, Fox RP2 or SPV 4 coil (200mm i2i, stroke 2.25")
    * Brakes: Shimano 2008 XT
    * Hose: Goodridge Steel Braided
    * Rotors: Hope F/R 203mm/183mm
    * Cranks: Shimano 2008 XT
    * Shifters: Shimano 2008 XT
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano 2008 XT M770
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano 2008 XT M771
    * Pedals: Shimano M647
    * Stem: Thomson 70mm
    * Handlebar: Raceface Deus Low Riser
    * Seatpost: Thomson 31.6mm
    * Saddle: Fizik Gobi
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano 2008 XT
    * Cassette: SRAM PG990
    * Chain: SRAM PG991
    * Headset: Chris King
    * Grips: Raceface
    * Front Tire: Michelin Mountain Dry 2 2.30"
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT Swiss EX5.1D/DT Swiss
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II/20mm
    * Rear Tire: Michelin Mountain Dry 2 2.30"
    * Rear Rim: DT Swiss EX5.1D/DT Swiss
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II/12mm bolt through
    * Cables: Transfil
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: ~ unsure yet will update in due course

    20080825 helius am right side MTBR FORUM.jpg

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    Got some fresh meat ... It's a bike from the German Nicolai-Forum. According to the owner it weigh's 13,74 kg (~30.29lbs) No partlist for now, but it should be pretty self-explaining.




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    Good job! AM Spec

    Trail/FR including drops and jumps

    * Rider height 5'11", weight 13+ Stone , ride style anything fast + fun

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Medium Anodized bronze front/Anodized black rear (Crud Catcher Mounts, 12mm Rear)
    * Fork: Fox 36 Float RC2
    * Shock, Fox Float RP23
    * Brakes: Hope Moto V2 Disc Brakes Front/Rear
    * Hose: Goodridge Steel Braided
    * Rotors: Hope Moto V2 F/R 203mm
    * Cranks: Shimano XTR
    * Shifters: Sram X0 Shifter pods
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR Front Mech
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X0 Rear Mech Medium Cage
    * Pedals: DMR V12 Magnesium (White)
    * Stem: Thomson 50mm
    * Handlebar: Easton EC70 MonkeyLite CNT DH Riser 31.8 (Black/Gold)
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite InLine Seatpost Black 440mm
    * Saddle: SDG Ti FlyC White
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR Ceramic
    * Cassette: SRAM PG990
    * Chain: SRAM PG991
    * Headset: Chris King Steelset 1/1/8th
    * Grips: Raceface Peaty Lock-on Grips
    * Front Tire: Shwalbe Big Betty Snake Skin 2.4
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT Swiss EX5.1D/DT Swiss
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DT Swiss 240s (EX1750 Wheelset) 20mm bolt thru
    * Rear Tire: Shwalbe NN 2.4
    * Rear Rim: DT Swiss EX5.1D/DT Swiss
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: DT Swiss 240s (EX1750 Wheelset) 12mm bolt thru
    * Cables: Black
    * Misc: Hope Seat Clamp QR 34.9 (Black), RaceFace Atlas FR Bash Guard, Stinger Chain Device BB mount, Strailine White bar ends,
    * Overall Weight: 31lb
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    Looks sweet, nice AM... Enjoy that puppy.....
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    Thanks dude, i was out today and jesus altho it was pretty bad weather the AM just ooozeeesssssss speed! Loving it big time, and as for that CCDB one word AMAZING!...
    It took everything in its stride, i dont know if its the AM/CCDB combo or one or the other but my god it just flies never loosing traction. Great day!!!

    I took it pretty easy last Sunday when i demo'd the AM but now its all mine i can rip it big time! Hopefully in time i'll be able to keep up with Dipper & The_Lecht

    Derek

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    it's just that you've now got an 'All Mountain' bike
    i've been telling you to get one for a long time !

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    it's just that you've now got an 'All Mountain' bike
    i've been telling you to get one for a long time !
    I know dude sorted now!!!

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    Derekr - Souds like you've been having fun mate - good on ya! I've spoken to a few people who run the CCDB and by all accounts, it is a paradigm shift in terms of shock performance - there's nothing, save perhaps the new BOS Stoy, that even comes close in terms of performance. I'm sure the AM is adding big time to the deal but the CCDB has been custom built basically, for that bike.

    You're coming to this from a VP Free aren't you - how does it compare and is it easier to pedal around?

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    Geetee1972, The AM is night and day to pedal although completly different bikes i dont feel the AM is any less capable and its very easy to pedal! The VP had alot of strong points but the AM is a huge step forward for me.

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    I've updated my spec to reflect the changes i'm making to the AM.

    Going for a lighter build using Fox Float 36 RC2's on the front and Fox Float RP23 on the rear. Also swapping to new XTR cranks, Lighter seat and gona go with Nicolai's recomendation of a CK steelset to cover the deep cup insertion deal.

    Should be sweet

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    Final spec updated up the page for the AM

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    ... and if we just ... New Red white and Blue

    Pictures of the finished article at 29lb 12oz

    Helius AM 004_edited.jpg

    Helius AM 006_edited.jpg

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    Helius AM 008_edited.jpg

    Spec:

    Large Helius AM with ISCG mount
    Chris King Ti Aheadset
    Fox 2009 36RC2
    Fox DHX Air 2008
    Hope Ceramic BB
    Wheels Hope pro2's DT Swiss Aerolite spokes and 819's
    Mountain King UST tyres
    All drive train: XTR with Dura Ace 12-27 Cassette
    Pedals: Time Attack Titanium / Carbon
    Cables Gore Ride-On sealed
    Brakes: Hope Mono Pro Special (180 front rotor) with blue Goodridge hose
    Stem EC90
    Bars Monkeylite CNT XC
    Grips ODI Rogue
    Seatpost Thompson Elite
    Saddle Specialized Toupe
    Seat clamp Salsa
    Last edited by Garry AM; 11-11-2008 at 03:02 AM.

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    For the love of the little donkey that carried the virgin Mary, that thing is feckin' awesome.

    Except the brakes which are pooh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geetee1972
    For the love of the little donkey that carried the virgin Mary, that thing is feckin' awesome.
    Sums it up pretty well!


    *Why can't I think about something cool like that?!*

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    Thanks guys, Geetee the brakes are v light and have not boiled yet if I go to bigger hills I'll just put the M4's on I've got in the garage but for general messing and winter the mono pro's are great

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    Very nice rig there, congrats

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    Can't resist to show you the AM of the Australian importator of Nicolai bikes, he sometimes comes on the french forum to show us his bikes, and we're always
    Here it is, just beautiful ! I'll try to get a list of the parts





    Never enough singletracks !

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    samwell - what weight is it coming in at ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry AM
    Thanks guys, Geetee the brakes are v light and have not boiled yet if I go to bigger hills I'll just put the M4's on I've got in the garage but for general messing and winter the mono pro's are great
    Mate you could have v-brakes on that thing and it would still be sweeter than a Victoria's Secret catalogue!

    My brother, who has only just got into mountain biking, has the same brakes on his Cotic Soul (a hardtail). We were out on the weekend and he managed to boil them on a 3 minute decent. Admittedly he was using them a lot given that he's a novice and on a hardtail, but it was his first experience of what happens when you boil a hydraulic brake. When you don't know what to expect, pulling the lever and having a big fat f*** all happen when you're already going too fast is pretty scary.

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    Gary: looking sweet mate, agree'd on the brakes deffo in the underacheiver catagory.

    Rest looks sweet altho are you not going to install a 22mm headset or are you happy with no warranty?

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    Hi Derek, headset is a calculated risk Nicolai have said they will warranty the frame bar the headtube, although I may change to a reset Ti.

    With regard to brakes I have a set of M4's on the Missus bike but am waiting to see what becomes available over the winter in the mean time the brakes have far more power than my tires have grip in the mud!

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