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    Nicolai Nonius CC - Setup Database

    Nicolai Nonius CC 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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    Here my Nonius CC. Nice (budget) all-mountain ride without to much bob for a single pivot. Although I always fancied the Helius CC (or FR) more, I have to admit i like it from ride to ride better. The Nonius in the 2008 catalouge looks great with its bicolor design. A black RS Pike and a bit beefier built-up it would go like hell to a very reasonable price too. Damn you Nicolai ...

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Nicolai Nonius CC, Size L, main frame orange (RAL ?), rear black (RAL ?)
    * Fork: Marzocchi MX Pro 120mm with ETA
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Rock Shox Ario, 200mm, 57mm
    * Brakes: Hayes HFX 9
    * Cranks: Shimano LX
    * Shifters: Shimano XT
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Pedals:
    * Stem: Ritchey Pro
    * Handlebar: Ritchey Comp
    * Seatpost: Ritchey
    * Saddle: Flite Titanium
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano LX
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Chain: Shimano XT
    * Headset: FSA Orbit X
    * Grips: Scott
    * Front Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic 317/ DT Competition
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Shimano XT (both)
    * Rear Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes: Mavic 317/ DT Competition
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Shimano XT (both)
    * Cables: Standard Shimano/ Hayes
    * Misc: bell
    * Overall Weight:




    2008 Nonius frame from Nicolai homepage

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    Super sweet ride my man,,

    I love that orange,great looking bike.But I'll be honest I'm scared of the whole Single P thing.CF...

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    I really have been quite curious about this model for some time!
    Yours looks great. I would love to get one of these with a bit more beef in the HT/DT region and a much lower stand over...ooooooommmmmmmm

    pike, dhx air, 10mm axle and single ring. That thing would rip it!!

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    It is indeed a sweet looking rig, the Orange and Black go awesome together.... Glad to see a build posted, have not seen one of these in the flesh...

    Testmaen, be sure to post up some ride pic's when you are out and about on this puppy... Be keen to see your trails etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    The Nonius in the 2008 catalouge looks great with its bicolor design. A black RS Pike and a bit beefier built-up it would go like hell to a very reasonable price too. Damn you Nicolai ... [/IMG]
    Did some work on MS paint and built a virtual 08 Nonius. Not too bad ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    ... Did some work on MS paint and built a virtual 08 Nonius. Not too bad ...
    sweet orange nonius ...

    btw you do not need the 100mm front QR ... Pike fork ... maybe a 10mm rear QR? ... now that would be a tough cookie!

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    A new Nonius?

    Good morning:

    I am thinking to buy a Nonius. My bike is a Giant Trance and I want a bike more racing, not rally 100% but something more fast, I think, and I want to know if someone from here can speak me about the nonius riding.

    Thanks and sorry for my english text, my spanish is so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilimanjaro.es
    Good morning:

    I am thinking to buy a Nonius. My bike is a Giant Trance and I want a bike more racing, not rally 100% but something more fast, I think, and I want to know if someone from here can speak me about the nonius riding.

    Thanks and sorry for my english text, my spanish is so good.
    Hola kilimanjaro.

    I live in Spain, but my Spanish is poor.

    It would be good to send a private message to Testmaen, incase he doesnt see your post.

    I am certain he would help you out

    Details of Spanish dealer

    DISTRITO BIKER S.L.
    C/ Valencia n6
    03185 Torrevieja
    (Alicante)
    Spain Phone: +34 96 6701124
    Fax: +34 96 6701124
    eMail: [email protected]
    Web: www.distritobiker.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Hola kilimanjaro.

    I live in Spain, but my Spanish is poor.

    It would be good to send a private message to Testmaen, incase he doesnt see your post.

    I am certain he would help you out

    Details of Spanish dealer

    DISTRITO BIKER S.L.
    C/ Valencia n6
    03185 Torrevieja
    (Alicante)
    Spain Phone: +34 96 6701124
    Fax: +34 96 6701124
    eMail: [email protected]
    Web: www.distritobiker.com

    Thank you.

    I was speaking with spanish dealer and is there where I will buy the frame, but I dont know what is the bike on trails, in spain I never see a nicolai.

    Thanks again, and next time you must write in spanish.........

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    Hey,

    for building a more race-oriented bike, id say there are be better choices than a Nonius. Dont get my wrong, the Nonius is very versatile frame, which you can build from race-ish to All-Mountain. I add a picture of a light build up. I cant remember the weight exactly, but think it was 11,9kg.



    But since you already own a Giant Trance, which is IMO out of the box better suited for a race-bike, you may think about upgrading your bike with lighter parts or thinking about another bike.

    Nicolai has a more race-oriented single-pivot frame in its line-up, the Saturn. It looks kinda similar to the Nonius, but uses a lighter tubing and also has less rear-wheel travel. Downside is a shorter warranty (2 years) instead of the standard 5 years. A weight around 10,5kg shouldnt to hard to achieve.

    May be you should also take a look at the Helius CC, which is also a great allround frame. You can build it like a light All-Mountain bike in full travel mode (130mm) and for more race-use decrease the rear travel to 88 or 115mm, throw a lighter wheel-set with lighter tires on it and you got yourself a great bike for a long day on the saddle. Weight-wise a light build-up should be around11,5-12kg.

    Dont hesitate to ask further questions,

    Mike

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Hello again.

    Well, Im a new owner of this bike. Its a fantastic frame and a incredible work, all is perfect in the frame.

    In this moment only I need the headset and then I will can ride it, in 2 or 3 days.



    Frame, Size, & Color: Nicolai Nonius CC 2008, XL, Black anodized
    * Fork: Rock Shok Revelation 426 U-Turn White
    * Shock, i2i, stroke Manitou swinger 3 way
    * Brakes: shimano XT
    * Cranks: shimano XT
    * Shifters: shimano XT
    * Front Derailleur: shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: shimano XTR
    * Pedals: shiimano XT
    * Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite 100 mm.
    * Handlebar: Bontrager Race X Lite Low Rice
    * Seatpost: Bontrager Race
    * Saddle:Selle Italia Tit.
    * Bottom Bracket: shimano XT
    * Cassette: shimano XT
    * Chain: shimano XTR
    * Headset: FSA MX
    * Grips:
    * Front Tire: Shwalbe Nobby Nick 2.1
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic 819 / DT champion
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Shimano XT
    * Rear Tire: Vredestein
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 819 / DT champion
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Shimano XT
    * Cables: Shimano
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: Not idea and isnt important, only I need two legs for riding


    In a few days pictures.

    Bye.

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    Up we go...

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Nicolai Nonius 21" Ano Black
    * Fork: RockShox Revelation 426 Air U-Turn
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Manitou Swinger 3 coil 200x50
    * Brakes: Hayes Stroker Trail
    * Cranks: Shimano Hone
    * Shifters: Shimano SLX
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano Hone
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX
    * Pedals: Wellgo Bear Trap Magnesium
    * Stem: Truvativ XR 90
    * Handlebar: Syncros Bulk
    * Seatpost: Easton EA30
    * Saddle: BeOne Nirvana 2.0
    * Bottom Bracket: Hollowtech 2
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Chain: KMC X9
    * Headset: Cane Creek S3
    * Grips: Lizard Skins Peaty White
    * Front Tire: Panaracer Razer MX 2.3
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Syncros DS28 / DT 2.0/1.8
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Fire Eye Excelerant F520
    * Rear Tire: Panaracer Razer MX 2.3
    * Rear Rim: Syncros DS28 / DT 2.0/1.8
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Fire Eye Excelerant R10 10mm QR
    * Overall Weight: ~14 kg / ~31 lbs


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    Hi,

    Can you all put more action picture.

    Thanks.

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    Pictures

    My last message was:

    "in a few days pictures"

    Lets go:
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    A nice ride there my friend..any initial ride report?

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    my nonius

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    set up:
    rear shock 145mm Fox RP23
    RF Deus Headset
    Fox Tloat 32 140mm RL Fork
    Magura Louise Brakes
    RF Evolve XC Stem
    RF Evolve XC Handlebar
    RF Evolve XC Seatpost
    Fizik Nisene Sport Saddle
    Shimano XT Hub front
    Shimano XT Hub rear
    Mavic XM 317 Rims
    DT Comp 2,0/1,8 Spokes
    Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tires front
    Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tires front
    Shimano XT QR
    RF Evolve XC Crankset + BB
    SRAM X9 Trigger Shifter
    SRAM X9 Rear derailleur
    SRAM X9 Front derailleur
    Shimano HG53 Cassette
    Shimano HG53 Chain
    Token Lock On Grips

    13.8 kg
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    I'm looking for a new singlepivot full sus frame, and Helius CC is also on my list...

    How does the Nonius CC's low single pivot feel when pedaling?

    How is the ride quality when compared to high forward single pivots, like SC Superlight?

    I'm coming from a Stumpy FSR and I hated how the suspension compresses when you stomped on the pedals...

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    Few updates.



    Plussa, trust you are from Finland, right? Anyways I'll continue in english...

    Nonius's rear end is very stable, especially when equipped with a platform adjustable shock. I personally don't have any experience from other single pivot bikes so can not tell the difference between hi and low pivots. Have been riding lot's of 4-link systems though and compared to them Nonius feels like a hardtail.

    Toivottavasti jeesas jotain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micoz
    ...lot's of 4-link systems though and compared to them Nonius feels like a hardtail.
    Kyll jeesas, and that was just what I wanted to hear

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    Nonius got an update. Read it on Nicolai-UK...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolai-UK
    The Nonius is an All Mountain classic - a simple, low maintenance, single pivot frame with 130mm of rear travel.
    In line with Nicolais policy of continuous improvement weve quietly slipped through some changes. Althought the Nonius is our best value frame theres no skimping on the great Nicolai build quality and design touches. On the Nonius the tie between the seat tube and downtube to countacts shock forces and keeps everything super stiff.

    In response to rider feedback weve dropped the top tube to give more standover. To bring the looks up to date weve added smart new gussets to the head tube and seat tube and the machined Nicolai N to the head tube.

    Available now.
    https://www.nicolai-uk.com/index.php...ated-for-2009/


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    the rear travel is change in 2009 to:


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    My 2006 nonius cc

    * Frame, Size, & Color: nonius cc 2006 L, frame: Britisch racing green metalic, rear: black anodized
    * Fork: 2007 Fox Talas 32 RLC
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: DT Swiss SDD 220L
    * Brakes: 2005 Magura Louise FR
    * Cranks: Shimano deore XT
    * Shifters: SRAM X0 triggers
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano deore XT
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0
    * Pedals: Time atac carbon
    * Stem: Race-Face System 110mm
    * Handlebar: Race-Face Deus low rizer
    * Seatpost: Race-Face XYZ
    * Saddle: Fizik Nisene
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope Stainless steel bearings
    * Cassette: SRAM PG 990 11-32
    * Chain: SRAM PC 971
    * Headset: Rond Needle bearings
    * Grips: lock on
    * Front Tire: Schwalbe Noby Nick
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT Swiss XR 4.1d / DT Swiss DT alpine
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DT Swiss 240s disc / Hope
    * Rear Tire: Schwalbe Racing Ralph
    * Rear Rim: DT Swiss XR 4.1d / DT Swiss DT alpine
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: DT Swiss 240s disc / Hope
    * Cables: SRAM
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: not important (I don't know)
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    Quote taken from Nicolai's website:

    "TRAVEL SETTINGS. Several different travel settings are possible on the most frames. The higher the position that you
    mount the shock, the greater the resulting rear travel. In the lower positions the travel is reduced. If you do change the
    travel setting, or any other aspect of the setup, then a collision test should be performed. This is to check for impacts
    within the range of movable rear parts and is essential before riding with the new setup."


    Is the info above valid also with older Nonius models, pre -08?

    I've been running my shock in the bottom bore in belief that IT would give the longest travel and it seems that same goes with most of you guys also?

    On my other bike Heliust ST the travel is indeed increased when moving shock upwards but how abt Nonius?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micoz
    Quote taken from Nicolai's website:

    "TRAVEL SETTINGS. Several different travel settings are possible on the most frames. The higher the position that you
    mount the shock, the greater the resulting rear travel. In the lower positions the travel is reduced. If you do change the
    travel setting, or any other aspect of the setup, then a collision test should be performed. This is to check for impacts
    within the range of movable rear parts and is essential before riding with the new setup."


    Is the info above valid also with older Nonius models, pre -08?

    I've been running my shock in the bottom bore in belief that IT would give the longest travel and it seems that same goes with most of you guys also?

    On my other bike Heliust ST the travel is indeed increased when moving shock upwards but how abt Nonius?
    Any facts or quesses on this one?

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    The lowest hole on the Nonius gives the most travel. Top hole the minimum travel.

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    hi,

    can someone with a nonius please measure for me from the centre of the bb to the highest point possible where you could mount a front mech?



    thanks

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    on my nonius

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    thanks, can you measure to just below the lower weld on the seat tube, cheers!

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    Got one here but it's a custom xs so possibly not relevant. Curious why you need this measurement though?
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    i want to run di2 front mech, i have the mechs and custom shifters, front mech doesnt fit on the heckler i had, nor the intense 5.5 i have,

    the "brain" bit on the front di2 is quite tall, i think i need about 18cm of clear seat tube to make it fit, the rear works so well that i really want to run 2x10 rather than
    1x10 and ignore the front mech



    here is a pic of my shifters


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    Cool! not set eyes on the di2 stuff yet
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    here

    my nonius size is M

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    super thanks, looks like it might be a bit tight

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilimanjaro.es

    Well, Im a new owner of this bike. Its a fantastic frame and a incredible work, all is perfect in the frame.

    In this moment only I need the headset and then I will can ride it, in 2 or 3 days.

    Frame, Size, & Color: Nicolai Nonius CC 2008, L, Black anodized

    In a few days pictures.

    Bye.
    that frame is mine now

    in a few days more pictures

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    Both pics don't show the present setup.

    Riding terrain conditions: Roots, leaves, dirt, gravel, sand - few rocks

    Rider
    height: 6'6''
    weight: 190-200lb
    ride style: Touring / XC trail

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Nicolai Nonius, XXL, RAL2004 front, black anodized rear
    * Fork: Rock Shox Pike 454 Coil U-Turn
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Manitou Swinger X3, 200x57mm
    * Brakes: Avid Elixir CR, 185/185
    * Cranks: Shimano XT 752, 26/38T TA chainrings
    * Shifters: Shimano XT 752
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT 770 DSDP
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR 952 GS
    * Pedals: CrankBros. Candy C
    * Stem: Syntace VRO adjustable, M
    * Handlebar: Syntace Vector VRO 7075, 68cm
    * Seatpost: Roox S3, 30x430mm
    * Saddle: Selle Italia SLR XP
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT 770
    * Cassette: Shimano XT 760, 11-34T
    * Chain: Shimano HG93
    * Headset: Cane Creek loose bearing (old)
    * Grips: Syntace Moto
    * Front Tire: Maxxis ADvantage 2.25" 60a
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT XR4.1d, DT Competition, DT Prolock brass
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II, RS Maxle
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis ADvantage 2.25" 60a
    * Rear Rim: Mavic XM317d, DT Competition, DT Prolock brass
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II, Shimano XT
    * Cables: Shimano
    * Misc: Hope QR seat collar, lightweight tubes, Velox rim tape
    * Overall Weight: 30,5lb

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    Hello all, first post for me. Long time lurker decided to show his face
    So, two years ago I got my Nonius CC as a bare, second hand frame with very little use on it, literally it hasn't seen a mountain trail in its life. Paid for it about 500 Euros. I have the dubious right to be proud that it was me who made most of the scratches and little blemishes to the frame. Dealer in Bulgaria transferred my warranty and I built the bike up with the parts left from my entry level hardtail. In the beginning it had a SR Suntour Epicon fork (140mm travel), a Deore triple made into a double with bash and some low end Quad Dime XC brakes, which weren't that bad at all. Mind you I'm very lightweight (about 56kg/123lbs) so these brakes didn't have to work too hard to stop me. Later on I upgraded the crank to a Truvativ FireX which was a bit lighter and the brakes to Avid Elixir 5. I still use these today, except that I've now put a single narrow-wide chainring on the crank. This year I've purchased a used 2010 Revelation Team Dual Air fork and that's probably the biggest upgrade to the bike since I've got it.
    So, here's the specs:

    Riding terrain conditions: riding mostly dry, natural mountain trails

    * Rider height, weight, ride style: 170cm/5'7", 56kg/123lbs; I enjoy mostly fast and flowy, moderately technical trails with small jumps/drops

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Medium 2010 Nicolai Nonius CC, black anodized
    * Fork: 2010 RockShox Revelation Team Dual Air
    * Shock: 200x57 RockShox Monarch RT3 with thinner oil in it (low rider weight), Amachete Components needle roller bearings on both eyes (probably overkill)
    * Brakes: Avid Elixir 5 180mm front, 160mm rear
    * Cranks: Truvativ FireX, single 30T On-One narrow-wide chainring
    * Shifters: Single 9 speed Sram X9 shifter
    * Front Derailleur: none
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X7 short cage
    * Pedals: Exustar E-PB531
    * Stem: Gravity Light 45mm/6deg rise (a bit too short, changed to an Easton EA50 60mm/8deg rise to test)
    * Handlebar: Truvativ Stylo T30, 30mm rise, 700mm width
    * Seatpost: Truvativ Stylo T20
    * Saddle: Kore Distance
    * Bottom Bracket: Truvativ GXP
    * Cassette: Shimano XT M770 9 speed 11-34
    * Chain: Sram PC-951
    * Headset: FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro
    * Grips: Sram lock-on
    * Front Tire: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Trail Star compound/Maxxis Ardent 2.25/Schwalbe Extra Light tube
    * Front Rim/Spokes: Mach1 SubZero/Mach1 double butted
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Formula DHL-92/20mm Maxle
    * Rear Tire: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Pace Star compound/Maxxis Ikon 2.20 3C EXC/Schwalbe Extra Light tube
    * Rear Rim/Spokes: Mach1 SubZero/Mach1 double butted
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Quad QDH-03/Quad 9mm skewer
    * Cables: Shimano
    * Misc: Custom leather stick-on chainstay and seatstay protector cut from a LizardSkins downtube protector, Fly Bikes thick rubber BMX bar ends
    * Overall Weight: around 13kg/29lbs with the two Hans Dampfs; 12.7kg/28lbs with the Maxxis combo - I often change the tires according to the terrain I'll be riding

    And finally here's a phone pic of the bike:

    Nicolai Nonius CC - Setup Database-img_20141218_144249655s.jpg
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    Nice ride

    BTW I consider getting a pair of wider Mavic EN521 rims for my Nonius. Then I could run a 2.4" Maxxis Ardent in front and a 2.25" Ardent rear tire. On the other hand, I've only ridden the Nonius for a bout 1,000km this year (shame on me!), so going back from Maxxis Ignitors, which are very narrow for 2.35" tires, to 2.25" ADvantages might suffice...

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    I like the look of that. I really must post a Pic of my wife' s custom XS Nonius, although its very bling having got the parts of my old RC...I'll dig one out.
    Aka chainline...

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    Uploaded a nicer pic of the bike. The Moto G really has a nice camera and the light was cooperating too!
    Anyway, to reply to Midgetman, yup, the ADvantage is pretty large but I'd prefer the Ardent as a rear tire mainly because of its weight. The 2.4 Ardent is really big, I've heard the moulds they make it in are the same they use for their DH tires. Nice idea for a combo but unfortunately no lighter than my two Hans Dampfs.
    the_pilot, it would be nice if you upload a pic of your ride, we'll liven up the topic a bit
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    Attachment 958832

    Meanwhile I got a Truvativ Holzfeller bar + Syntace stem (120mm 6 - old school) and a pair of Maxxis Ignitors.

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    Got some questions to dig out the old thread. I'm in the process currently of choosing a new shock for the bike and while browsing around the net I met some inconsistencies with data provided by Nicolai. I'm trying to find out what's the suspension curve and cinematics of the Nonius. The fact that they've closed the section about the Nonius on the site doesn't help either. The inconsistencies are mainly regarding shock stroke (length is consistent across documents from different years, 200mm). Shock stroke is shown in the latest document as 50mm, I've also seen 51 and 57. On later documents wheel travel is shown as 128 or 130 respectively and on older, say 2009 documents the wheel travel is shown as 145mm max but there is no shock stroke shown. So I'm now puzzled on what's the ratio on this frame. I thought when I was buying the frame that it had 130mm of rear wheel travel and the shock had 57mm travel, which means a ratio of about 2,3. Now that I've found out the older documents where rear wheel travel is shown as 145mm I've calculated a ratio of 2,55 which more or less corresponds with my personal observations on my current shock - it's an M-L tune Monarch RT3 and I've always felt that the platform setting provided was too light to be of any use, i.e. there is almost no difference between wide open and the other two settings of the blue lever. As I said this corresponds well with a presumably higher suspension ratio; I actually need an M-M tune shock for this frame (firmer compression damping). So that's the question. My frame was built late 2009 with I'm not sure which geometry - it's most probably not the older geometry with the steeper head angle though. Does anybody know the suspension curve on this frame and the ratio so I can choose the correct shock this time?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Mine is late 2007/early 2008 and I run a 2.25" / 56mm Manitou shock (no idea what tune, I just picked it up trial and error and it works just fine, I run relatively little SAG though and would go for a firmer compression damping when buying a new shock).
    I think Nicolai sold the frame with 2" / 50mm shocks but there are no collision issues with longer shocks.

    This does not really answer your question, but maybe it helps anyway. Why don't you just send an email to Nicolai and ask? I think Volker should be able to help: [email protected]

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    My experience with Nicolai regarding direct communication was never good. I've tried on several occasions to contact them through I think three of their emails but have never received an answer. That doesn't mean Volker won't reply, it's just that I don't want to waste my time anymore trying to contact them directly. Dealer in Bulgaria actually said they seldom if at all reply to users directly. Whatever, I actually bought the shock that I wanted, it's one of the new Monarchs and I've picked up the firmer compression (MID tune; current shock was LOW) so it should be OK. I also performed a collision test and it's fine with the 57mm stroke. I played for a bit with the idea to put a shorter shock, like say a 190x51, to slacken the head angle some more but that's really too short and the rear tire would hit the seat tube. 200x57 is fine, actually as long as the shock is 200mm in length it's fine. In conclusion this frame actually can do 145mm of rear wheel travel with the longer stroke shock. With a 50/51mm stroke it's 130mm and with 57mm it's 145mm which translates to 2,54 ratio on the bottom mounting holes.

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    Got the new shock installed today and it feels great with the Medium tune (old one was Low). Platform's just right, lockout's really, really stiff which is great and exactly what I wanted. Unlocked the shock feels a bit more responsive than the old one and on top of that with the retorqued mounting hardware lol. Really happy with my purchase.

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    Good to know in case I need to replace my shock

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