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    Nicolai Helius CC / Helius Travel - Setup Database

    Nicolai Helius CC / Helius Travel 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:
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    * Front Hub/Skewer:
    * Rear Tire:
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    * Cables:
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    Helius CC 2007 custom sized



    Rider: 173cm 72kgs

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Size small w/ medium top tube anno bronze
    * Fork: Maverick DUC32
    * Shock: DT SSL190
    * Brakes: Hope Mini/M4 180/160
    * Cranks: Shimano XT Hollowtech 2
    * Shifters: XO Gripshift
    * Front Derailleur: SRAM X9
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM XO
    * Pedals: Shimano PD959
    * Stem: Maverick 105mm
    * Handlebar: FSA carbon riser
    * Seatpost: Thompson setback
    * Saddle: Specialized
    * Bottom Bracket:
    * Cassette: XT
    * Chain: SRAM 990
    * Headset: King
    * Grips: ODI
    * Front Tire: Panaracer Fire XC
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic XM819
    * Front Hub/Skewer:
    * Rear Tire: Panaracer Fire XC
    * Rear Rim: DT XR4.1d
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope
    * Cables: Flying Snake sealed
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: c. 12 kgs +- / 26 - 27 lbs

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    mudson - Sweet looking build, thanks for posting.... Enjoy..... Please start some threads of riding pictures etc on this beast.....
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    Riding terrain conditions: technical, rocky rooty, slight drop-offs no more than 2', damp to dry

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

    * Frame, Size, & Color: 2005 L Black
    * Fork: RS 2007 Lyrik
    * Shock, Dt Swiss 200mm i2i, stroke 2.0"
    * Brakes: Shimano 2008 XT
    * Hose: Front Goodridge Steel Braided /Rear Shimano Standard
    * Rotors: Hope F 203mm/R 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 90mm inverted
    * 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/10mm bolt through
    * Cables: Transfil
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: ~ 32 lbs
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    Sweet as interesting build, strong and fast comes to mind.... Enjoy bro, never be shy on bulk pics of rides...LOL............We all love pics
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    Cheers Whafe ... will get more pics on ... been so long looking at the bare frame and since it was built up ... i take every opportunity to get it out for a bash ...

    Looking forward to your FR ... I might give it a year before looking to get the 2008 FR ... will give the 2007 FR a miss ...

    Who knows ... after a year on the CC i might decide to keep it ... just gotta keep tabs on the type of riding I do ...

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    2008 Helius CC

    * Rider height 187cm, weight 84kg, ride style: trail, endurance.

    * Frame, Size, & Color: 2008 Helius CC, Large, Anno black
    * Fork: RS Revelation 426 Air uturn with pushloc
    * Shock: DT Swiss XM180
    * Brakes: Avid Juicy Ultimate 160F/160R
    * Cranks: Truvativ Noir 175mm
    * Shifters: Sram XO
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram XO
    * Pedals: Crank Bros. Candy SL
    * Stem: Thomson Elite 0 degree 110mm
    * Handlebar: Easton EA70 lowrise
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    * Saddle: Fizik Gobi
    * Bottom Bracket: Truvativ
    * Cassette: Sram PG 990
    * Chain: Sram PC 991
    * Headset: Chris King
    * Grips: ODI ruffian
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Ignitor 2.35 UST
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT Swiss 4.2xd with Stans/ Dt Swiss
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro 3 / Hope Steel QR
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Crossmark 2.1 UST
    * Rear Rim: DT Swiss 4.2xd with Stans/ Dt Swiss
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro 3 / Hope Steel QR
    * Cables:
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: 12.7kg


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    Nice ride there loolio, you have got to like the CC in the stealth black look, any ride reports yet?

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    Thanks lornibear,
    Yeah i thought about some of the other colours in the massive Nicolai selection but in the end couldn't go past the anno black - so smooth.
    I have had two real rides so far. My first impression was how stiff the whole bike felt. The bar/stem/fork combo feels really solid and gives great confidence when going through rocky/downhill sections. The bike also feels really solid through the bottom bracket and cranks, i put put this down to the Nicolai engineering of the frame but also the Truvativ Noir cranks - they're sweet. I was pleased to see my bike arrive with the new DT Swiss XM180 shock, it is very plush and active, i have to look down while i ride to see that it is working as there is no noticebale pedal bob while riding. With the front and rear locked out the bike is super fast and good for pedalling on the road to the trailhead. As expected the Juicy Ultimate brakes and SRAM/Truvativ drivetrain have performed flawlessly so far. As for the overall ride, it's great - awsome geometry of the frame and a strong/light build makes for a confidence inspiring and fast trail bike.

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    loolio - Great looking bike, indeed the black ano is a great stealth colour... Interesting cool build.

    Awesome to hear she rides well, same feelings about my FR, stiff and responsive come to mind first up, am stoked...

    Enjoy, and keep the pictures coming..

    Lorni - ANy sign of your frame as yet..
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    I am collecting it this wednesday, I can't wait. I already have all the kit to put on it. I went for a double saint crank with a larger 36T chainring with E Thirteen bashguard, which I am having fun putting together until wednesday. Will post pics after pick up. She is going straight to the LBS for fitting of the headset and BB. I just can't wait

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    Awesome looking bike loolio! If a Helius CC should ever find a way to me, it will look a lot like yours.

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    New (to me) Helius CC

    Riding terrain conditions:

    * Rider height, weight, ride style e.g XC, endurance,trail, hucker etc
    5 11 tall, 190lb, agressive xc

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Medium, Ano Bronze
    * Fork: Rock Shox Revelation coil
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Fox DHX4
    * Brakes:XT
    * Cranks:Hone
    * Shifters:XTR
    * Front Derailleur:XT
    * Rear Derailleur:XT
    * Pedals:Time Atac
    * Stem: no name brand - still unsure of preferred length
    * Handlebar:Easton EA70 low rise
    * Seatpost:Thomson
    * Saddle:Flite
    * Bottom Bracket:XT
    * Cassette:XT
    * Chain:Sram 991
    * Headset:FSA
    * Grips:Lock on
    * Front Tire:Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1
    * Front Rim/ Spokes:Mavic 717
    * Front Hub/Skewer:XT
    * Rear Tire:Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1
    * Rear Rim:Mavic 717* Rear Hub/Skewer:
    * Cables:XTR
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight:?



    Update image, out on the trail at Afan.
    Having put some miles off road on this bike now, its the best handling bike I've ever ridden. Rock solid and dependable in its handling.
    I can only wonder what the Helius FR must be like - must resist the temptation.

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    Nice ride and a lovely colour, a really lovely bike there bro!

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    Thanks lornibear.

    I haven't owned or ridden a full suss bike for about six months now. Had a Turner Flux before, but always felt it was a little fragile to me.

    The build quality on the Helius is something else - the attention to detail and the finishing is first class.

    First ride tomorrow.

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    Enjoy that first ride nicolap99, sweet bike, man it will fly, yeah ha
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    Went for the first ride today on the Helius, first port of call was to Skyline Cycles (Kevin the mechanic) who set the suspension up for me - first coil rear shock (thanks Kev).

    Decided to ride Whites Level due to the deterioration in the weather,plus I know the terrain very well.

    Climbs very well, and is very quiet, bike felt very controlled and supple.

    Descending was where the bike really shone though. It was controlled and never felt flustered, didn't push it too hard as its slightly different to the hardtail that I've been using for the last six months or so.

    It felt similar to the Turner Flux, but much more stable and firmer. Tracked very well.

    I might have to reconsider my opinion of full suss on this evidence.

    Out tomorrow to give it a blast - it'll have to come down the final Skyline descent. It's really good living near Afan, spoilt for choices of where to ride , its all good :-)

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    Thats a super lush minx of a machine..never seen one in the flesh but anno bronze is supposed to look the balls in sunlight... loving the finishing kit too.. big fan of times and the Thompson and Flite combo rocks

    OOh an Afan resident Love it there. haven't made a trip since last summer but will deffo be up there soon.. that Skyline descent is a stonker.. last time i was there we did Whites Level, then did the climb again to pick up the Skyline descent cos we love it so much

    Heard while there its worth paying a visit to the Gorlech trail at Brechfa.. have you done that?

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    Hi Karve
    Yep, I'm lucky really, work brought me to the area, I can literally ride my bike to the top of the Wall descent from my house. I know all the Afan and Glyncorrwg trails very well.

    Skyline descent is my favourite, but all the trails offer good riding.

    I've ridden the Brechfa trail as well, its very different in that its very man made with an ultra smooth surface. The descents are superb, big banked berms with loads of table tops etc.
    Well worth a visit, but can be very slippery in the wet - there's quite a bit of slate in the trail.

    Have a look at my Opera web site for some images etc.

    http://my.opera.com/nicolap99/albums/

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    Hi Nicolap99 and Karve,

    I love the Afan National Park. I haven't been for about six months but it's great now the campsite near summit cycles is open so you can pitch your tent and you are straight out onto the trails. I haven't taken my FR onto the hills there yet, but the final descent on skyline is just one of the best. I took the wife around all 47 Km of the summit trail for her first mountain biking visit - she loved it.

    Micolap99, how are the trails riding at the moment? drainage is normally quite good although it can get a bit hairy on the Wall when wet and muddy. Again, a nice ride buddy.

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    Hi lornibear
    Trails are holding up really well, the drainage is very good. It rained quite hard at the end of yesterdays ride, but the sun is actually out at the moment.

    I'm just about to leave the house to ride the Skyline today, got the rear shock dialled in now etc.

    The final descent on the Wall has cut up a little, making it a little more difficult than it once was - but its still a great final descent.

    Skyline final descent is the top section for me though.

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    Nicolap99, just looking at your flux Rohloff, nice bit of kit. I don't know much about them, perhaps you could tell me about it as it could be on my next project. How do they work, what gear ratios do they use, what hub have you specced and where to get them? Many thanks

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    Rohloff info

    The rohloff speedhub is an internal gear hub. I have attached some links to the Rohloff Owners Club and Rohloff site itself (as there is just too much information to get a clear and precise answer).

    I use a Rohloff hub on my hardtail and tried it for a short period on the Turner Flux. The speedhub is quite expensive and this usually puts most people off (plus they see the weight as being a major issue).

    The cost for a built up wheel with the Speedhub is around 850, and the rear wheel weighs in at about 5lbs. Got that bit out of the way first, now for the advantages.

    On a hardtail it makes very good sense (more about fitting on full suss later), you'll need some form of tensioning the chain this is where a Rohloff specific frame is worth its weight in gold - see Nicolai and Endorfin hardtails.

    You can mount a speedhub with the use of a chain tensioner, you'd need to do this if you were fitting to a full suss due to the chain growth through the travel.

    You get 14 gears which replicate the range of a normal 44/32/22 with 11 -32 cassette (almost) , but with no duplication of overlap of ratios.

    No chain slap.
    No chain suck.
    No missed gear shifts.
    No derailled chain.
    Clean straight chain line - lasts a long time.
    Easier to clean.
    Mud and poor weather makes no difference to shift performance.
    Ability to change gear stood still.
    Rohloff reliability reputation.
    Get to belong to a quirky equipment user group :-)
    Get used to having to answer loads of question about the hub on every ride by other bikers........

    Have a look at the links, there's plenty of information here.

    I personally think it' great on a hardtail, and probably wouldn't use conventional gears here again.

    But........(I'm in the minority here amongst Rohloff users), I didn't like it so much on the full suss.

    You have to use a chain tensioner , ideally a chain guide helps as the chain can jump off (it did with me). You do get some chain slap.
    Probably more than anything else though the extra weight seemed to have an adverse effect on the handling of the Flux. Now the Flux is a light weight bike, and it might not be the same for all full suss.......

    As a winter / bad weather piece of kit it can't be beat.

    Hardtail and rohloff for the winter.

    Bouncy bile with gears for the drier weather.

    http://www.rohloffownersclub.com/

    http://www.rohloff.de/en/home/index.html

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    In addition to the FR, "Moonglu" has 2 new stunning CC's on their custom bikes section:


    http://www.moonglu.com/custom/dizzycc.html


    http://www.moonglu.com/custom/camocc.html

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    New Helius CC Rohloff

    Just built up my new Helius CC Rohloff specific frame. Haven't ridden it in anger yet, have to wait until this Saturday.

    I ordered the frame about three months ago and wanted to get back to a Rohloff equipped bike, I've also got a conventional geared Helius CC.

    Also wanted something a little different from the more usual ano bronze or ano black.

    Went for gloss white front triangle with ano black FR rear stays. Nice touch on the headtube with the milled out "N".

    More images here
    http://my.opera.com/nicolap99/albums/show.dml?id=584360







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

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius CC with FR rear triangle / medium / gloss white front main triangle with ano black rear triangle
    * Fork: Pace RC40 XCFR
    * Shock, i2i, stroke Fox Van 200 eye to eye / 57mm stroke
    * Brakes: Shimano XT / 180 front / 160 rear
    * Cranks:Shimano HTII with 38T chainring
    * Shifters: Rohloff
    * Front Derailleur: none
    * Rear Derailleur: None
    * Pedals:Time ATAC
    * Stem: Thomson
    * Handlebar:Easton EA70
    * Seatpost:Thomson
    * Saddle:Flite
    * Bottom Bracket:HTII
    * Cassette:N/a
    * Chain:8 speed SRAM
    * Headset:FSA Orbit Extreme
    * Grips:ODI lock on
    * Front Tire:Maxxis Minion 2.3 Super Tacky
    * Front Rim/ Spokes:X719
    * Front Hub/Skewer:Shimano XT
    * Rear Tire:Maxxis Minim 2.3 hard compound
    * Rear Rim:X717
    * Rear Hub/Skewer:Rohloff Speedhub
    * Cables: Shimano
    * Misc:Rohloff Speedhub with chain tensioner and chain guide
    * Overall Weight : 33 lbs
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    Looks awesome! The black-ano. rear-end looks great with the black Pace makes a nice contrast to the white mainframe.

    Edit: What dimensions has your DHX shock ?

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    Thanks for the comments, it's a Fox Van 200 eye to eye with a 57mm stroke. Hence the fitting in the next to top hole on the rocker.

    Only ridden off the kerb, but feels good.

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    That looks super clean with the Rohloff ! Especially when combined with the nice white. Fabulous build. Whats the weight?

    Looks perfect for welsh hill riding amigo.

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    Dunno the weight yet, Skyline Cycles (who I bought it through) will weigh it on Saturday.

    I guesstimate about 30lbs, which is ok considering its got the 'hoff. Its a trail bike after all.

    Considered the new AM, but the CC is a bit of a misnomer in my book. The CC (Cross Country) is more like a lightish AM bike, its very sturdy and suits my style of riding perfectly. Got some proper coil shocks front and rear with a bullet proof frame and drive chain.

    It's my perfect dream bike, it could very well replace the other Nicolai Helius CC that I've got - time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolap99
    ... it's a Fox Van 200 eye to eye with a 57mm stroke ... Hence the fitting in the next to top hole on the rocker ...
    if you mount the shock the other way round, you can get away with the top mounting hole ... check for tyre clearance at full compression by removing the coil and make sure that your cabling under the top tube do not go through the middle over the shock ... still within the shock mounting brackets but use a cable tie to keep them on the edge ...

    20071125 helius MANITOU shock MTBR FORUM.jpg

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    Hi Nicolap 99, great looking CC. What hole do you advise for coil? I'm building similar
    with CCDB shock.

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    Nicolap - Great looking build, enjoy that puppy..... Really like the colour scheme you have chosen, looks hawt.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolap99
    Considered the new AM, but the CC is a bit of a misnomer in my book. The CC (Cross Country) is more like a lightish AM bike, its very sturdy and suits my style of riding perfectly. Got some proper coil shocks front and rear with a bullet proof frame and drive chain.

    It's my perfect dream bike, it could very well replace the other Nicolai Helius CC that I've got - time will tell.
    Very sweet bike there! I was getting all moist over the Helius AM, but started thinking along your lines - the CC is plenty of bike for me. I think Crazy Fred even commented a while back that the CC was almost as capable as his FR.

    I've got a Rohloff as well, so I'm looking forward to reading your impressions of how the speedhub performs on the CC. Good times!

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    Some great builds on here - just want to add mine to the thread. First post on the board, been reading it for a while and wanted to add my new Nic - she is a few months old now, and what a sweet bike (as you all know). Anyway, here she is!

    I will post up the full spec soon, but it is a large standard frame (Fire Dept Red/Black anno), mavic rims on I9 hubs and spokes, XO/XTR/Raceface drive train, Thomson kit, Magura Menja fork and Marta SL brakes. Weighs in just under 25.5lbs










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    Hello Nick-o-Lai, the new bike looks good, nice spec. Interested to know how you find
    the Industry 9 wheels? Did you buy direct or UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryates
    Hi Nicolap 99, great looking CC. What hole do you advise for coil? I'm building similar
    with CCDB shock.
    I've got the 57mm stroke shock, you can fit a 57mm stroke shock in the second hole from the top. Don't fit it in the top hole as the rear wheel will foul the seat tube under compression.

    I'm confused about the positioning of the rear shock though - a few people have mounted their shocks with the reservoir at the top. Nicolai supplied the frame and shock and it has the reservoir at the bottom.

    How does the shock benefit from being mounted with the reservoir at the top?

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    ryates, thanks. The Industry Nines are a bit of a thing. Super stiff, light, just fantastic. I got the Helius from a shop where I live down here in Crowthorne (right nr Swinley Forest if you know the area), called iBike. Great little shop and of course a Nic dealer, the only one near by.

    Anyway, the guys in there were using them on their builds and when I went in for the CC I planned on getting another set of Kings, but they convinced me to try these. They were planning on picking up the distribution in the UK, but were only getting them in on an ad-hoc basis until they finalised their distribution deal. But a bad thing happened and this shop went under a month or two ago. Anyway, that is how I got them, and I'm hoping someone else will start distribution over here-mentioned it to another local store who might be interested in picking up a few of the brands iBike were carrying. Shame-it was a good shop...Great wheels though.

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    Thanks for that. Shame about iBike, they sounded like a good dealer. Did a web check
    and found that Just Riding Along are selling I9 wheels at 550.00 pair. Is that a fair
    price?

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    nick-o-lai, nice bike - good to see that you have a painted frame as opposed to the usual ano black or bronze.

    I did consider the red with black when I ordered my frame, but went for my favourite white and black scheme.

    Not too many Helius bikes around, what are your comments about the ride compared to other frames that you've owned?

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    ryates - they were a good dealer - really good bunch of guys. 550 sounds ok to me - I think mine were a little more than that before discount. Good to know there is someone else in the UK getting them in in case I need some spares.

    nicolap99 - well, when I saw the quality of the paint jobs on these things I thought it'd be worth a punt on it - seems to be holding up well so far, and I really like the back red combination with the other kit on the bike. Gloss white is nice though.

    From a ride point of view, the thing I notice is how neutral it is - standing up and honking up steep climbs and I don't notice any pedal-induced bob - compare that to my Nomad which would bounce all over the place. I'm running a DT XM180 shock, which doesn't have any propedal type platform damping, so I put that down to the execution of the suspension - it just seems to work so efficiently. The last 5.5 incher I had was a Cove Hustler. Nice bike for sure, but the suspension was simply not as efficient. I've found this bike pretty much swallows it all up, a very capable ride. I must say, given quite a light build, I'm surprised how planted and robust it feels when things get rough. And stiffness is the other thing-with the Magura fork, you can really boot the bike through corners. I would say hands down this is the best full susser I've ridden.

    Anyway, off the back of this I am planning on ditching my Santa Cruz and hanging the parts off an AM - I think that'll be a super ride. The main reason is that, while the Nomad is sweet and great on the downs, I find it pretty unrefined and choppy on the ups. I figure that the the AM will be a better big bike for me than the Nomad for big ride and Alps duties (and fun in the woods!). I imagine it'll climb a lot better than the Nomad, which I tried with both a DHX5 Air (a terrible shock on the Nomad) and a DHX Coil.

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    Hey Nick-o-lai, welcome on the board!

    Great looking CC in the Factory-Racing-Colours!

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    Testmaen - Thanks! Good to be here amongst fellow Nicolai lovers!

    Cheers
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    Went for the Helius Rohloff first ride today, didn't have to stop to re adjust anything. It was a foul day, rain all day, so the weather was the ideal for the purpose of the build.

    Took the built up bike into my LBS, they're a Nicolai dealer, who weighed the bike - 33 lbs.

    Not too bad considering that its built up with the Rohloff and coil shock front and rear. Rode in the typical Nicolai fashion - very neutral and dependable, no surprises.

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    Welcome to the Threads and the team of Nicolai lovers Nick O Lai....

    Bike looks very sweet indeed, great colour scheme. Am certain the I9's will serve you very well, I caned mine for over 18 months, with no problems what so ever....

    When you get a chance, please complete the build database.... Will help others.... Love the fact that you kept a bulk part of the build German... Frame, Fork, Brakes.... Sweeeettt
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    Whafe - thanks for the welcome - will fill out my full spec in the next day or so. You can't beat the quality of the German kit on the bike, so the Magura stuff is exactly what I needed to compliment the quality of the Nic frame.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by NICK-O-LAI
    Whafe - thanks for the welcome - will fill out my full spec in the next day or so. You can't beat the quality of the German kit on the bike, so the Magura stuff is exactly what I needed to compliment the quality of the Nic frame.

    Cheers
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    No worries, I still think a thread dedicated to your bike and build is needed, it is a sexy machine.....
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    I love the red

    One of the best looking CC's I've seen in a while.Enjoy.CF...

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    The red is a beautiful thing for sure. Let me get some more pics up here, and I'll post some more about the bike and build. Thanks guys!

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    Nick's Nic:



    Riding terrain conditions: varied UK trails (woodland singletrack & UK trail centres most often, rocky Northern descents when I can get them in!)

    * six one, 90 kgs, ride a bit of everything, but mostly trail & XC riding, the odd enduro

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Large, Fire Dept Red front triangle, black anno rear
    * Fork: '08 Magura Menja AM 130 mm
    * Shock: DT Swiss XM180
    * Brakes: Magura Marta SL (red), 180 mm front and back
    * Cranks: Race Face Deus X-Type
    * Shifters: XO triggers
    * Front Derailleur: XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: XO
    * Pedals: XTR
    * Stem: Thomson X4 90 mm, 10 degree rise
    * Handlebar: Easton Monkeylite mid riser bar
    * Seatpost: Thomson
    * Saddle: SDG Bel-Air RL Ti rails
    * Bottom Bracket: Race Face X-Type
    * Cassette: XTR
    * Chain: SRAM PG990
    * Headset: Acros AH-02 Ceramic
    * Grips: Raceface lock-ons
    * Front Tire: Continental Mountain King, 2.2 (Black Chilli compound)
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic XC717, Industry Nine spokes
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Industry Nine hub (straight pull spokes, used on their AM wheelset etc), XTR skewer
    * Rear Tire: Continental Mountain King, 2.2 (Black Chilli compound)
    * Rear Rim: Mavic XC717
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Industry Nine, XTR skewer
    * Cables: XTR
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: 25.5 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICK-O-LAI
    ... while the Nomad is sweet and great on the downs, I find it pretty unrefined and choppy on the ups. I figure that the the AM will be a better big bike for me than the Nomad for big ride and Alps duties (and fun in the woods!). I imagine it'll climb a lot better than the Nomad, which I tried with both a DHX5 Air (a terrible shock on the Nomad) and a DHX Coil. ...
    the VPP is not as stiff as the 4 Bar and so there will definitely be a difference on climbs ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    Looks awesome! The black-ano. rear-end looks great with the black Pace makes a nice contrast to the white mainframe.

    Edit: What dimensions has your DHX shock ?
    Sorry for the delay in responding - I didn't see your specific question about the rear shock.

    Its a Fox Van 2008 200mm eye to eye , with a 57mm stroke. Needs to be fitted in the second hole down.

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    WoW

    well built ... love the subtle double red spokes ...
    Last edited by chinaman; 09-24-2008 at 02:41 PM.

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    No worries, I think you mentioned it in another thread, so you already answered the question.

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    Thank you. She is sweet, and I'll be riding her in her first event this weekend, the Kona Bikefest at Cheddar. Looking forward to that!

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    " I smell sex and candy " That bike is a true hottie....

    Let us know how she goes in the Cheddar race.... Enjoy
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    Well, I read that the trail is dry and is going to stay that way into the weekend, so should be a sweet Bikefest! All the better for the Nic!

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    Good luck with your two-wheeled fire-departement-red-rocket!

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    Recent rebuild

    I recently upgraded the Helius with a new set of sweet wheels and new Manitou Minute fork to replace the Mavericks and the old Hope hoops. Oh and a new chainset, cos I stole the original to go on my Rohloff rigid bike.





    The forks are really very good. Stiff, light and very plush. And very easy to work on, which was needed to given they were put together on a Friday afternoon by someone who spent some time in the pub at lunch..



    The wheels are built by a local wheelbuilder here in Wellington - he really is a great guy. You get a full printout of spoke tensions and weights with the wheels and they are really holding up perfectly. http://www.wheelworks.co.nz/

    I've recently removed the Maverick seatpost too and gone back to the Thompson as per the original build.

    Dunno the weight - but it's good going uphill. I'm too fat to care anyway.

    Enjoy

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    mudson, thanks for the post.....how do you find the Manitou forks compared to the Mavericks?

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    Once they've broken in they are a much nicer fork. They basically disappear and you just don't think about them anymore. For the weight they are very stiff, stiffer even than the Mavs. I liked the Mavs but they needed too much fettling to keep them sweet. Once I fixed the Manitous I haven't touched them except adding a little air as they break in.

    That said I'd get a genuine 150mm of travel from the Mavs and at best I've got 118mm from the supposedly 130mm Minutes - even when really banging them. As a result I've dropped the rear a setting - and the bike rides even nicer. Perfect now for the riding I actually do.


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    i like the brake and rotor combo ...

    nothing but hope floaties ...

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    Sweet looking steed mudson, and a fellow Nicolai Kiwi, gotta love it...

    Those wheels look fast. Glad to hear some good feedback on a Manitou fork also, good to see....

    Enjoy that puppy...
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    stealth camo

    A few weeks ago, after bumping into Nicolap99 (thanks Den!) in Afan I rode his Nicolai for a few seconds on the whites level trail. And those few seconds I was convinced that this is ''The One'', the bike that I was destined to ride. So I decided to pull the trigger and
    build my own Nicolai Helius cc- all mountain style.

    Riding terrain conditions:

    * Rider height, weight, ride style e.g XC, endurance,trail, hucker etc
    5'7'' , 65kg, UK trails, endurance aggressive xc

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Nicolai Helius cc , small, stealth camo
    * Fork: Marzocchi AM 2 130mm travel
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Fox float r, 200mm i2i
    * Brakes: shimano deore 180 front and 160 rear
    * Cranks:Shimano SEX with middleburn 32t single ring, mpart alloy bolts
    * Shifters: Alfine 8 speed
    * Front Derailleur: -----
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alfine chain tensioner
    * Pedals: M520
    * Stem: Orange stalk + 80mm
    * Handlebar: Easton Monkeylite XC 31.8 low rise
    * Seatpost: Thomson
    * Saddle: Fizik pave hp ti
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano
    * Cassette: 18t alfine
    * Chain: sram pc951
    * Headset: FSA orbit mx
    * Grips: Odi Rufian
    * Front Tire: 2.35 maxis High roller Single ply
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT Swiss XR 4.2
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DT swiss 340 / Kore skewer
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Ardent 2.25
    * Rear Rim: ZTR Flow
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Simano Alfine 8 speed hub
    * Cables: shimano
    * Misc: Conti tyre interiors, zip ties and helicopter tape
    * Overall Weight: 32.28 lbs.


    I decided to match the frame with entry level parts (most of it) and see whether the frame will shine. And I was right (only in my humble opinion and I am not technically minded). Plus throwing in the Alfine hub to meet the winter demand here in the UK. I was stoked with the bikes full performance. Although the fork has not bedded in fully yet it never missed a beat, nailed all the jumps and a couple of flat landings and the chain held up without the use of any chain guide. After hammering it down the Whites I found out that the frame design doesn't punish the rear shock and in my opinion you don't need any lock-out at all. It climbs really well and descents phenomenally. On the whites trail - it climbs better and descents even better than my titus motolite (again, this is only based on my humble opinion and experience). It is quite a heavy set-up but I don't feel that the bike is heavy at all. I am really pleased with my All Mountain Winter Tank!

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    Very Very nice.. I particularly like the cable routing for the Shimano hub and the silver decals..

    How long did you have to wait for the frame? I'm 8 weeks in and itching badly!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICK-O-LAI
    Nick's Nic:



    Riding terrain conditions: varied UK trails (woodland singletrack & UK trail centres most often, rocky Northern descents when I can get them in!)

    * six one, 90 kgs, ride a bit of everything, but mostly trail & XC riding, the odd enduro

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Large, Fire Dept Red front triangle, black anno rear
    * Fork: '08 Magura Menja AM 130 mm
    * Shock: DT Swiss XM180
    * Brakes: Magura Marta SL (red), 180 mm front and back
    * Cranks: Race Face Deus X-Type
    * Shifters: XO triggers
    * Front Derailleur: XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: XO
    * Pedals: XTR
    * Stem: Thomson X4 90 mm, 10 degree rise
    * Handlebar: Easton Monkeylite mid riser bar
    * Seatpost: Thomson
    * Saddle: SDG Bel-Air RL Ti rails
    * Bottom Bracket: Race Face X-Type
    * Cassette: XTR
    * Chain: SRAM PG990
    * Headset: Acros AH-02 Ceramic
    * Grips: Raceface lock-ons
    * Front Tire: Continental Mountain King, 2.2 (Black Chilli compound)
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic XC717, Industry Nine spokes
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Industry Nine hub (straight pull spokes, used on their AM wheelset etc), XTR skewer
    * Rear Tire: Continental Mountain King, 2.2 (Black Chilli compound)
    * Rear Rim: Mavic XC717
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Industry Nine, XTR skewer
    * Cables: XTR
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: 25.5 lbs
    This is one sexy bike.I like this alot.

    Once i have a helius fr i might build one of these

    Where did you get the wheels? and that is a good weight for am/welsh trail

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    Hi, that was a expensive moment , letting you have a ride certainly did make an impression.

    Glad you like the Nicolai, as you know I've got 2 (one with conventional gears and a Rohloff hub).

    I'm sure they would be more popular if there were demo bikes available. Very stable and neutral is how I would describe the ride.

    Camo looks good, did think about that colour scheme, but I'm not that brave. Bet it attracts a great deal of attention - I'll keep an eye out on Whites.

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    cable routing

    Enduro347
    Thank you. The cable routing is excellent, you can run the alfine gear cable 180degree no problem what so ever. I've had this frame for a month now and it is an ex-display model so I did not wait for it. Believe me, it will be worth the wait!

    Nicolap99
    The bike was a birthday present to my self. Completed the build and rode it for the first time on my birthday. I really like your new bike and hope to see it in the flesh one day. I'm sure it rides as beautifully as it looks. I'm planning to do the Gap early December with the nicolai, never been there before and that will be a good test for the bike, have you done it lately?
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    Nicolap99
    The bike was a birthday present to my self. Completed the build and rode it for the first time on my birthday. I really like your new bike and hope to see it in the flesh one day. I'm sure it rides as beautifully as it looks. I'm planning to do the Gap early December with the nicolai, never been there before and that will be a good test for the bike, have you done it lately?[/QUOTE]


    You won't believe this, but I've never ridden the Gap!

    Had planned to ride with some other locals as I don't know the route and my navigation skills are pretty poor.

    Every time we planned the ride the weather was very bad, its not a ride to do when the weather is wet and windy - its quite exposed in places.

    Drop me an email when you plan to do it - I'd like to join you, but I'm not the quickest climber though. Great ride by all accounts, and a must for a camera.

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    Nicolai CC

    Riding terrain conditions:

    * Rider height 180cm, weight 77kg, ride style e.g XC, endurance

    * Frame, Size, & Color: grey/black 19"
    * Fork: Rock shox Reba team U-turn
    * Shock, i2i, stroke Fox RP23
    * Brakes: Hope Tech X2
    * Cranks: XTR
    * Shifters: XTR
    * Front Derailleur: XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: XTR
    * Pedals: XTR
    * Stem: Thomson elite x4
    * Handlebar: Race face Next riser bar
    * Seatpost: Thomson masterpiece
    * Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
    * Bottom Bracket: XTR
    * Cassette: Sram red spider
    * Chain: KMC K9SL gold
    * Headset: Hope
    * Grips: Ritchey foam
    * Front Tire: Conti mountain ing supersonic
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT-swiss XR4.2D
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope pro xc / KCNC
    * Rear Tire: Conti mountain ing supersonic
    * Rear Rim: DT-swiss XR4.2D
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope pro xc / KCNC
    * Cables: Active 8
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: 11,54 kg

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    I got my CC frame yesterday, 2nd hand of a mate and started building it this afternoon.

    It's a Black Ano Helius CC, so far there's a red hope seat clamp, red hope headset, and a prolite seat post.

    Got a mixture of SLX & X& bit to go on with Hope Hoops, I'll post piccies when it;s done, probably with white Pikes

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    Riding terrain conditions: UK Trail centres, Peaks, Wales, Local Woods

    * Rider height - 5'11", weight - 13st, ride style e.g XC/trail

    * Frame, Size, & Color: '07 Helius CC, Large, Anodised Black
    * Fork: RS Revelation 426 Coil U-Turn (Pike Coil U-Turn by next week)
    * Shock: Fox RP3 200mm i2i (I think) and 57mm stroke for sure.
    * Brakes: Hayes Stroker Ryde
    * Cranks: Shimano SLX 42/32/22
    * Shifters: SRAM X5
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X7
    * Pedals: Outland Mags/Shimano M545 SPD's
    * Stem: Sunline V1 AM 65mm
    * Handlebar: Sunline V2
    * Seatpost: Prolite
    * Saddle: Charge Spoon
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano SLX
    * Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
    * Chain: KMC X9.93
    * Headset: Hope
    * Grips: Charge Sponge
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Ignitor Exception 2.35"
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT 5.1d / DT Double Butted
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II / Shimano
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Ignitor Exception 2.35"
    * Rear Rim: DT 5.1d / DT Double Butted
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II / Shimano
    * Cables: Shimano XTR
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight 29lbs
    Last edited by steve_b77; 05-11-2009 at 12:18 PM.

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    Sweet Helius CC there Steve!

    One thing: we need BIGGER PICTURES, when that Pike is on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    Sweet Helius CC there Steve!

    One thing: we need BIGGER PICTURES, when that Pike is on!

    Don't know how to get bigger pictures up, those ones are a direct link form my Flickr account.

    The Pike I had lined up won't fit as the steerer is too short

    Gotta find something else now, maybe another Rev to repalce this one so it can go back on my Handjob

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    Bigger is better!





    p.s. just click on the magnifying-glas in flickr, choose the biggest/bigger resolution and upload that picture in here.

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    Nice Testmaen - Looks fab in stealth - those SLX cranks look pimp too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karve
    Nice Testmaen - Looks fab in stealth - those SLX cranks look pimp too
    That's mine, Testmaen was just demonstrating how to put big pictures up.

    Thanx for the comments

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    Nice Steve

    I shall have to update my build pics soon as I've made a couple of updates.

    Enjoy it!

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    Looks awesome mate, very schweet!
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    Love the stealth look, looks hawt. Enjoy that puppy...
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    If all goes well I should have a set of '09 Revelation Dual Airs by the weekend. So the '08's can go back on my Handjob.

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    This is for my bike that was nicked. Once I spec the new one I'll post that too.

    Riding terrain conditions: All year round about 6-7 days a week. I particularly love winter, the wet and mud, the more mud the happier I am.

    * Rider height, 5’ 7”
    * Weight, 62kg
    * Ride style XC, endurance, trail and commuting

    * Frame, Size, & Colour: Medium, black anodised
    * Fork: Fox Vanilla RLC
    * Shock, i2i, stroke Fox Vanilla - what the hell is 'i2i, and stroke?
    * Brakes: Jucy Ultimate
    * Cranks: XTR
    * Shifters: Rohloff
    * Front Derailleur: N/A
    * Rear Derailleur: N/A
    * Pedals: XTR
    * Stem: Thompson
    * Handlebar: Monkey lite CNT
    * Seatpost: Thompson layback
    * Saddle: WTB stelth
    * Bottom Bracket: Chris King
    * Cassette: N/A
    * Chain: Sram
    * Headset: Chris King
    * Grips: Ergon GR2 Magnesium - Rolhoff/Nexus
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Ignitor FR LUST (summer)
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT Swiss/DT aero lite
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Chris King Salsa
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Ignitor FR LUST (summer)
    * Rear Rim: DT Swiss
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Rohloff/Salsa
    * Cables: Shinny ones! I have no idea
    * Misc: permanently attached crud catcher and RapidRacerProducts Neoguard - Evil Eyes
    * Overall Weight: 30lbs-ish



    Usually like this:



    More here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2179824...7603530220623/

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    Nice set-up.

    Where did you get the Hope sawtooth profile rotor for the rohloff hub? I want one!!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudson
    Nice set-up.

    Where did you get the Hope sawtooth profile rotor for the rohloff hub? I want one!!

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    Thanks glad you like my bike. I got the rear rota from Hope through my LBS 'Psyclewerx' My mate who also has a Rohloff got his first I did not realise Hope did them but they do

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    Nice bike, has to be said it's leaning on a bus with one of the funniest place names in the UK on it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_b77
    Nice bike, has to be said it's leaning on a bus with one of the funniest place names in the UK on it though
    LOL Chipping Sodbury rocks It's a nice Cotswold market town and my home town so just seems normal, as for the scout bus well I'm a scout leader for the troop and my mates and I use the bus, trailer and tentage for the Strathpuffer each year

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    A couple of updated pics, new pedals - Shimano M545's, Red Hope QR Skewers and an Outland El Rey Saddle (gotta keep the colour theme going).

    Just got to order the frame decals and some new bearing caps as the ones on the rocker are a little worn

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    Rider: 173cm 76kgs

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Size small w/ medium top tube anno bronze
    * Fork: Fox 32 Float 140
    * Shock: DT SSL190L
    * Brakes: Shimano XTR
    * Cranks: Shimano XTR
    * Shifters: Shimano XTR
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR Shadow
    * Pedals: Crank Brothers Eggbeater
    * Stem: Thomsom X4
    * Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Carbon low rizer
    * Seatpost: Thompson setback
    * Saddle: Fizik Arione
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
    * Cassette: Shimano XTR
    * Chain: SRAM 991 Cross Step
    * Headset: King
    * Grips: Raceface
    * Front Tire: Continental Gravity
    * Front Rim / Spokes: Mavic XC717 / Wheelsmith stainless
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hugi 240
    * Rear Tire: Continental Gravity
    * Rear Rim: Mavic XC717 / Wheelsmith stainless
    * Rear Hub / Skewer: Hugi 240
    * Cables: Shimano XTR / SP41
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight:Not too bad.

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    Steve very nice looking bike. Red and black, just the best colour combination
    Fungus, really nice build you have there.

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    Fungus - sweet build, please post a picture of this bad boy.....

    Enjoy this steed...

    Welcome to the Nicolai area, please join in and we never tire of loads of pictures...
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    Here's a pic
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    Stunning!!!!!!!!!!
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    It should handle the kerb outside the coffee shop OK I hope

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    tres sexy - what the weight of that bad boy.

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    Looks most nice

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    WOW that is well nice

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    Hello,

    I bought this frame a week ago, it's a silver anodised frame (Medium) with red Links.

    Frame, Size, & Color:

    * Fork: Fox Float RLC 140 mm
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Fox RP23 High volume 50 mm stroke
    * Brakes: Hope Mini
    * Cranks: Roox XC
    * Shifters: Sram X.0
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X.0
    * Pedals: Shimano
    * Stem: Thomson 70 mm
    * Handlebar: Easton EA 50
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite 31.6
    * Saddle: Selle italia Storika
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Chain: Shimano Dura Ace
    * Headset: Chris King
    * Grips: Lizzard skins Peaty
    * Front Tire: Maxxis
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT 4.2D
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis
    * Rear Rim: DT 4.2D
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope
    * Cables: Jagwire
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight 12.9 Kg










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    K2-Man = Sweet looking CC, really like the industrial look of those RooX XC cranks....

    Enjoy this speed demon of a build...
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    Liking that

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    Frame, Size, & Color: Medium frame, white

    * Fork: Fox Talas RLC 130 mm
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: DT Swiss EX200, i2i 200mm, stroke 55mm
    * Brakes: Juicy7
    * Cranks: Middleburn
    * Shifters: Sram X.9
    * Front Derailleur: Sram Xgen
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X.9
    * Pedals: Shimano
    * Stem: Thomson 80 mm
    * Handlebar: Easton monkeylite lowrise OS
    * Seatpost: SDG I Beam
    * Saddle: SDG Belair SL
    * Bottom Bracket: SKF BFR600
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Chain: Sram
    * Headset: FSA
    * Grips: Odi ruffian
    * Front Tire: Schwalbe NobbyNic 2.4
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic 719 Disc / Dt competition
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II
    * Rear Tire: Schwalbe NobbyNic 2.25
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 719 Disc / Dt competition
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II
    * Cables: Goodridge
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight approx 13 Kg

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    This is mine -

    *Frame, Size, & Colour: Helius CC (2005), Medium, Gloss Fire Department Red & Matt Black
    *Fork: Fox F120 RL QR15
    *Shock, i2i, stroke: Fox RP23, 200mm, 50mm
    *Brakes: Shimano XTR M975
    *Cranks: Shimano XTR M970
    *Shifters: Shimano XTR M975 Dual Control
    *Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M971
    *Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M972 Shadow
    *Pedals: Shimano XTR M970
    *Stem: Thomson Elite X4, 110mm 0 degree
    *Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Carbon Low Rizer, 31.8mm 660mm
    *Seatpost: Thomson Elite X4, 410mm 7 degree layback
    *Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
    *Bottom Bracket: Chris King, Red
    *Cassette: SRAM P991
    *Chain: KMC X9L, Gold
    *Headset: Chris King, Red
    *Grips: Bontrager Lock On
    *Front Tire: Bontrager Mud X, 26"x2.1" (Now changed to Schwalbe Nobby Nic)
    *Front Rim/Spokes: DT Swiss EX500/DT Swiss Competition
    *Front Hub/Skewer: Shimano XTR M978 QR15 Centre Lock
    *Rear Tire: Bontrager Mud X, 26"x2.1" (Now changed to Schwalbe Racing Ralph)
    *Rear Rim/Spokes: DT Swiss EX500/DT Swiss Competition
    *Rear Hub/Skewer: Shimano XTR M975 Centre Lock
    *Cables: Gore Ride-On Derailleur Cables / Shimano XTR Hydraulic Hose
    *Overall Weight: 27lbs







    I spent ages saving for the right components and making up my mind about the colour scheme (I was more than a little inspired by Nick-O-Lai's gorgeous bike) only to find the fit isn't quite right! Gutting!!! I'm now trying to decide whether I can live with it not being perfect or sell and try again.
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