• 09-22-2007
    Whafe
    Nicolai Ion ST - Setup Database
    Nicolai Ion ST owners please post your setups.

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

    Nicolai Linky

    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:
    * Shifter:
    * 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:
  • 04-11-2008
    pauljamesgallagher
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/...d95efb98_b.jpg

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2146/...ab2902ca_b.jpg

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3084/...c4e3b499_b.jpg

    * note: Stem is now different from pictures, chain device has been rotated, grips are different, and Boxxers crowns have been raised :D

    Riding terrain conditions: Downhill, and off as many big, fast jumps as I can

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

    178cm, 12st 4lbs, dirt jumping, downhill, anything really, some XC

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Medium; Anodised Black and red finishing kit
    * Fork: 2007 Boxxer Teams
    * Shock: Fox DHX5
    * Brakes: Avid Juicy 7
    * Pedals: Funn Slowjam Vipers
    * Stem: Burgtec Boxxer Intergrated - 40mm
    * Handlebar: Truvativ Husselfelt 720mm low-rise
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    * Saddle: THE DH
    * Chain: Sram
    * Headset: Nicoli Fet Set
    * Grips: ODI Ourys
    * Shitfer: Shimano Saint
    * Rear Mech: XT Shadow
    * BB/Chainset: Saint 170mm
    * Chain Device: E13 SRS with Black 36 tooth supercharger
    * Chainring: E-13 G-Ring - 36 tooth
    * Front Tire: Maxxis High Roller Super Tacky 2.5 / Mixxis Minion F 60a 2.5
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion R 60a 2.5
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic 729
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes: Mavic 729
    * Rear Hub: Hope Pro II
    * Cables: Cheap as chips!
  • 08-03-2008
    Whafe
    Height: 6'3.5, 83 Kg's, Bum of a rider

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Large, Raw
    * Fork: 08 Fox 40
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: RS Vivid
    * Brakes: Magura Louise
    * Cranks: Deity Vendetta
    * Shifter: XO
    * Rear Derailleur: XO Short Cage
    * Pedals: Time
    * Stem: Deity
    * Handlebar: Deity
    * Seatpost: Deity
    * Saddle: Fizik Zerk
    * Bottom Bracket: Deity
    * Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 11 - 23
    * Chain: SRAM Hollowpin 990
    * Headset: Chris King Steelset
    * Grips: ODI Rogue
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic EX823, DT Super Comp
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hadley, 20mm
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion
    * Rear Rim: Mavic EX823, DT Super Comp
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hadley, 12mm
    * Cables:
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: Have not weighed as yet...

    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...kedIONST18.jpg

    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...NSTBuild21.jpg

    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...NSTBuild25.jpg

    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...NSTBuild24.jpg
  • 09-17-2008
    geetee1972
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    Here's my spec (you've seen the bike in the 'Just put my order in....' thread. The number next to the item is its weight in grams, mostly taken from the Sicklines website. Total weight follows beneath the spec.

    My sepc - 6ft tall, 104kg / 230lbs
    Riding - DH race & recreation
    Colour is Metallic British Racing Green with a bright white rear

    Frame Nicolai Ion ST (large) 5200
    Fork Rock Shox World Cup 2816
    Headset Chris King Steel Set 230
    Front Brake Formula The One 259
    Rear Brake Formula The One 272
    Front Rotor Formula 200 181
    Rear Rotor Formula 200 181
    Rear Axle 12mm 112
    Rotor Bolts Formula 14
    Rim Mavic 823 1432
    Spokes DT Swiss D/B 234
    Front Hub Chris King 180
    Rear Hub Hadley 150mm/12mm 400
    Crank Arms Race Face Atlas 165mm 714
    Chain Guide e.13 SRS 250
    Chainring e.13 36t 51
    Tyres Maxxis High Rollers 2400
    Tubes Spesh Medium Weight 500
    Chain Sram PC991 302
    Pedals Burgtec 700
    Shock Fox DHX 5 420
    Spring Fox Ti 450
    Seatpost SDG 230
    Seat Collar Salsa 53
    Seat SDG Ultralite 145
    Rear Mech Shimano Saint 233
    Shifter Shimano XTR 112
    Cables Goodridge 80
    Shock Bolts Stock 140
    Cassette Dura Ace 11-23 160
    Stem Burgtec Direct Mount 196
    Handlebar Burgtec RW 270
    Grips Odi Ruffians 69
    BB Hope Stainless Steel 150

    Total Weight KG 19.136
    Weight LBS 42.0992
  • 09-17-2008
    yetiman71
    Wow! Absolutely stunning. Nice build spec.
  • 09-18-2008
    samwell
    Yeah nice build, but I'm wondering why your Ion is heavier than mine... My tubes are XC ones, and my pedals are really lighter (wellgo mg1), but I've got a 888, my spring isn't a Ti one, my brakes, stem, seatpost, crank are both heavier !
    Is the weight an estimation, or did you weight it ?
  • 09-18-2008
    geetee1972
    No didn't weigh it at all. I just got the published weights for all the components. These were mostly taken from Sicklines so they should be pretty reliable. There are a couple of items that might not be 100% accurate, perhaps 500g out? The big discrepancy however could be in the frame. I have that down as 5.2kg with no shock. That is the figure published in the 2008 brochure/website. The new brochure is saying 4.1kg, which is a big difference. It may be that they have lightened it and stopped quoting with a shock, in which case you would lop 2lbs of the weight I have here.
  • 09-19-2008
    samwell
    We've discussed this with Whafe, and the 4.1kg in the catalog has to be an error. Nothing seems to have to changed on the frame...
    Ooooh i've found why you've got the wrong weight, the frame is at 5.2kg WITH the Dhx coil and steel spring ....
    So your bike must be around 18.2 kilos, which is lighter than mine (18.6kg), so it's fine now !
    Anyway, you're gonna love this bike !
  • 09-19-2008
    geetee1972
    Yeah I remember the thread but it's probably not a mistake, they're probably just quoting the frame weight minus the shock now, rather than including it. A DHX weighs 450g sans spring, so with a steel spring, it's going to weigh around a kilo, maybe a touch more. So, take that kilo off the original weight and you get to 4.1kg.

    I was thinking that mine didn't feel as though it weighed 42 lbs!
  • 11-23-2008
    xMARTINx
  • 11-24-2008
    lornibear
    There are some lovely green Ions about these days, a sweet ride there my friend, any idea of the weight?
  • 11-24-2008
    derekr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by xMARTINx
    my ion

    Loving that; Very sweet bud :D
  • 11-24-2008
    geetee1972
    What type of green is that? Green is definitely the way forward - way to go Martin!
  • 11-24-2008
    xMARTINx
    the coler called "british racing green",the weight is 19,6kg(43,211lbs),in 2009 comes the new boxxer wc,new saintcranks and other stuff on the bike,finally i hope for 18-18,5kg
    the ion ist a great ride,better than my old m-pire!
  • 11-24-2008
    geetee1972
    Ah, good old BRG - I have mine also in BRG but it's the metallic version.
  • 11-24-2008
    samwell
    Very sweet Ion !
  • 11-24-2008
    xMARTINx
    thanks!!!
    but you cant`t get the british racing green for your next nicolai because the producer of the color is gone!
    and i forget,this is ion no.8!!!one of the first productionframes
  • 11-24-2008
    geetee1972
    I did wonder why the colour was not being shown on their website anymore. This is a shame because I was thinking of getting a Helius AM in the same Metallic BRG/White as my Ion.
  • 04-02-2009
    samwell
    Some updates on my Ion :
    New brakes : Avid elixir R 203/203
    New fork : Boxxer WC
    New handlebar : Funn full on 750mm
    New tires : Maxxis Minion DH Front 2.5 42a and 60a
    Approximative weight : 18.1kg for now
    Comming soon :
    Titanium spring (already bought)
    New Shimano saint 09 cranks

    The lighter the bike becomes, the funnier to ride it is !!!

    http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7219/iong.jpg
  • 04-03-2009
    geetee1972
    The Saint cranks should knock another half kilo or so off the weight. What are the Elixir brakes like?
  • 04-03-2009
    samwell
    I should win 300gr with the saint cranks (only 30gr heavier than the atlas FR), and 200gr with the Ti spring.
    The elixir are really good, same braking power as the formula the one, and a bit lighter ! Really better than my old juicy 7.
  • 04-20-2009
    tmseth
    http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6536/p4210003.jpg
    http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/p4210003.jpg/1/w1024.png

    about 20 kg

    Riding terrain conditions: french alps

    * Rider height, weight, ride style e.g XC, endurance,trail, hucker etc
    1m78, 88kg, dh and fr
    * Frame, Size, & Color: ion st size m, brilliant black with chrome stickers
    * Fork: 888 rc with BOS cartridge
    * Shock, i2i, stroke ccdb 222 mm x 70 mm
    * Brakes: magura louise fr
    * Cranks: fun
    * Shifter: shimano deore
    * Rear Derailleur: shimano 105
    * Pedals: brave machine "the killah"
    * Stem: danger boy integrated for 888
    * Handlebar: funn "full on"
    * Seatpost: funn
    * Saddle: ixs freeride
    * Bottom Bracket: funn dh
    * Cassette: shimano 105 (11/26)
    * Chain: shimano xt
    * Headset: accros ah07
    * Grips: odi lock on
    * Front Tire: michelin dh16 2.5"
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: mavic ex 521 / dt champion
    * Front Hub/Skewer: quad
    * Rear Tire: maxxis larsen tt wire super tacky 2.35
    * Rear Rim: mavic ex 521 / dt champion
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: quad
    * Cables: shimano
    * Misc: acerbis mud guard
    * Overall Weight: 20kg
  • 04-20-2009
    0007
    you're 2kg heavier than the others ? is it the fork ?
  • 04-20-2009
    tmseth
    maybe, the fun components are not very light too (especially the crankset and the seat post) and the rear hub (quad) is pretty heavy, the mudguard and freeride saddle (ixs) don't help to decrease overal weight.
    but the bike is really easy to handle, it never seems you have a so heavy bike when you ride it (so, I'm 90 kg completely nude and it sure relativized the weight of the bike too!)
    if you comes for the "portes du soleil" opening on the 6th of june, you'll try it ;)
    that's very different of the mpire you had (before the robbery during your vacation last year... ): I'm sure you'll love it... ;)

    edit: I've forgot, the bravemachine pedals are really heavy (more than 1 kg with the cromo axle...)
  • 04-20-2009
    0007
    woo, pas de problème, l'ouverture des PDS, je serai là ;)
    j'aurai mon UFO ST !