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    Nicolai ion 18

    I see this pic in a Spanish forum:



    Any info?

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    The title sounds interresting, but you somehow missed to link the picture.

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    It's only I have. Somebady link this pic but nomore :-(

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    Looks good. Hope that weight includes the shock!

    Ive loads of questions though I doubt can be answered yet

    How much travel? I'm hoping 180
    What size shock? I'm hoping 222
    What's with the odd 2 piece looking arrangement at the lower pivot?
    Can it be fitted with a pinion? I don't think so looking at the pic
    How does the geo compare to an afr?
    Should I just wind my neck in and buy an AM with AFR down tube so I can run my idylls sc's?
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    I think that the weight is with shock. Compared with ION st, the front triangle is like an AM and the rear is lighter than ion st.

    I hope that Nicolai extend the pinion to helius AC and thos ION 180 :-)

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    It looks good but if it's heavier than an afr then I'm out. Afr is 3.5kg without shock. I'm already over biked with the afr, and although I love how it rides I don't want to be adding more weight(especially now I've slimmed down to a svelte 13.5stone).

    Looks like it'll be another afr or a beefed up am for me when the time comes
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    Well,the ccdb with steel coil and mount hardware weights at least 1 1,2 kg :-).

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    This Ion 18 will replace the AFR, with 180-200mm on the rear. Weight should be around 3.8kg without shock, which is 1kg lighter that a current Ion !
    Never enough singletracks !

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    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by samwell View Post
    This Ion 18 will replace the AFR, with 180-200mm on the rear. Weight should be around 3.8kg without shock, which is 1kg lighter that a current Ion !
    but its not replacing the ion as well is it? if its only the AFR its replacing then its 300grams heavier than the outgoing model. the AFR was hugely versatile. adding weight to what essentially appears to be the same bike(same travel, same intended use as far as i can tell so far) reduces that versatility.

    The AFR is all the DH bike i need and i can use it everywhere else as well. was hoping the ion 18 would be its replacement(and ideally a baw hair lighter as well!)
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    If it now weighs the same as the Ion ST then it's definitely not replacing the AFR. But if you remember, when we first saw details of the AFR a few years ago, it was showing that it weighed the same as the Ion ST as well. And when the updated AM was first seen (in the same sort of format as above) it was showing as having gained 300g as well.

    So I don't think we should rely on the information we're getting; it's unlikely that it's accurate.

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    Also I think I've figured out what that 'odd looking two piece arrangement at the lower pivot' is.

    It's not two piece, it's a groove that I pressume is for routing the rear gear cable. Neat.

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    and the 2 drills in the swing arm (in the detail photo in the nicolai web)... are for front derraileur?

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    Looks interesting for sure... The AFR rear end of which I had made for the AM 29er rear is vital in the ability to give me travel and short rear chain stays. This is a HUGE benefit that will be used in the future I believe in long travel 29ers.....

    The Nicolai line up is changing constantly, great to see....

    A Pinion AM29er is needed as is an AC 29er Pinion.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe View Post
    Looks interesting for sure... The AFR rear end of which I had made for the AM 29er rear is vital in the ability to give me travel and short rear chain stays. This is a HUGE benefit that will be used in the future I believe in long travel 29ers.....

    The Nicolai line up is changing constantly, great to see....

    A Pinion AM29er is needed as is an AC 29er Pinion.....
    I agree

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