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  1. #1
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    Nicolai Helius AC29er - Setup Database

    I am surprised our beloved Whafe hasn't beaten a door to get this thread up, but I know he's been busy....I think this model has enough of a presence now..

    Nicolai Helius AC29 owners please post your setups.

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

    NICOLAI Maschinenbau GmbH

    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:
    Aka chainline...

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    I can add mine to this...

    It's a custom.
    * Rider height, weight, ride style e.g XC, endurance,trail, hucker etc
    AM rider but long distance stuff thrown in too.

    * Frame, Size, & Color:Custom size, Medium+ 610mm TT, 470mm ST 66.7deg HA, 74 deg SA, 454mm CS, 147mm travel
    * Fork:150mm Fox F34 29 CTD
    * Shock, i2i, stroke 216 x 63 (Also uses 200 x 57)
    * Brakes: Xtr Trail with Magura Storm SL rotors
    * Cranks:Sram X0 with1x10 with 28t MRP blingring
    * Shifters: xtr
    * Front Derailleur:N/A but direct mount Sram X9 occassionally.
    * Rear Derailleur:XT Shadow plus
    * Pedals:PointOne Podium and XT spds
    * Stem:Eason 35 50mm
    * Handlebar:Easton 35 800mm
    * Seatpost:RS Reverb 125mm 30.9
    * Saddle: Saevid 2.0 carbon blade
    * Bottom Bracket: Sram GXP
    * Cassette:Sram XX 11-36
    * Chain: kmc X10 SL
    * Headset:Cane Creek Angleset -1.5deg
    * Grips: Superstar Excel
    * Front Tire: OnOne Chunky Monkey 2.4
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Enve AM Carbon
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Chris King ISO Disc 15mm
    * Rear Tire: OnOne Smorgasbord 2.25
    * Rear Rim:Enve AM Carbon
    * Rear Hub/Skewer:Chris King Iso Disc 135mm x12mm
    * Cables: xtr
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: .28lbs
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    Aka chainline...

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    steep fast and loose :)
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    maybe, when i can be ar$ed............

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    To busy being an arse are you?

    flash bikes for flash gits

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    I can think of at least another 5 out there that I know of. Come on guys, inspire others!
    Aka chainline...

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    I guess I'd better add mine then

    2013 AC 29er.
    Rider height: 6ft 2
    Weight: 180lbs
    Ride style, A bit of everything in the Scottish hills, XC, trail, hucker, all day epics

    * Frame, Large, Colour: ano black
    * Fork: 140mm Fox F34 29 CTD (I'm just about to convert them to 150mm)
    * Shock, Fox Float R (200x57) custom tuned by Loco Tuning
    * Brakes: Formula RX - 180/180 discs
    * Cranks: Hammerschmidt 22t ring
    * Shifters: XO / XT
    * Front Derailleur: N/A (I have a direct mount mech but it has never been used)
    * Rear Derailleur: Saint
    * Pedals: Shimano Trail (basic but dependable)
    * Stem: Easton 35 50mm
    * Handlebar: Easton 35 800mm (cut to 780mm)
    * Seatpost: RS Reverb 125mm 31.6
    * Saddle: SDG Bel Air
    * Bottom Bracket: Truvativ
    * Cassette: XT 34t 9 speed
    * Chain: Shimano Yumeya
    * Headset: Hope
    * Grips: Peaty lock-ons
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Ardent 2.4
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Easton Haven alu
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Easton
    * Rear Tire: Ardent 2.4
    * Rear Rim: Easton Haven Alu
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Easton c/w 12x135mm bolt through
    * Cables: xt
    * Overall Weight: Approx 32lbs.

    I'm about to go 1x10 so I'm hoping the weight will be closer to 30.5lbs by the end of the month. Then the plan is to build up a pair of carbon rims which should see the weight drop below the 30lb barrier. That's the plan anyway.

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    Just 1x10 will bring that near to 30lbs yeti man :-) depending if you go Sram or Shimano, I will likely have an XX cassette available, perfect nick for very sensible money along with an xt shadow plus rear mech, xtr shifter, Xo crank with bling ring (28t for 29gnarr gearing (easy to change for bigger, 30t would be most you'd want I reckon)and chain to boot..frighteningly light (chain set alone is almost 2lb lighter than HS. Setup is lighter than xx1.

    It's a great setup, just considering putting XX1 on the Ion for no other reason than its a new bike!

    Pm me if you're interested.
    Aka chainline...

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