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    Nicolai Nucleon TFR, E2, AM - Setup Database

    Nucleon TFR, E2, AM 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 picture /s of your build also......

    Riding terrain conditions:

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

    * Frame, Size, & Color:
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    Whafe's Nucleon TFR Build

    Riding terrain conditions: Generally anything, btu not loads of pedalling. More DH, FR type stuff

    * Rider height, weight, 6'4" (195cm) 180 (82 Kg's)

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Large, Anodised Army Camo
    * Fork: Totem 2 Step 1.5 (powder coated black)
    * Shock, i2i, stroke 200mm
    * Brakes: Magura Louise Cabons with Venti Rotors
    * Pedals: Atomlab TrailKing
    * Stem: Thomson Elite 4X 50mm
    * Handlebar: FSA Gravity Carbon
    * Seatpost: SDG
    * Saddle: SDG BelAir I Beam
    * Chain: SRAM PC991 Hollow Pin
    * Headset: FSA 1.5 Orbit Extreme Pro
    * Grips: ODI Lock On Rogue
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DH F 2.7
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic 823, DT
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hadley, RS 360 Maxel
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DH R 2.5
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes: Nicolai Hub, DT Spokes
    * Cables: Goodridge Brake Lines
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: 39.6 (18 Kg's)
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    Riding terrain conditions: Mainly arseing about. This means cycling up hills and down hills and riding over jumps and off drops.

    * Rider height, weight, 5'11", 145lbs

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Large, Silver ano front, black ano rear
    * Fork: 2008 Fox 36 Talas RC2
    * Shock: Fox DHX4.0 Coil 200mm eye to eye, 57mm stroke
    * Brakes: Avid Juicy 5's, 203mm on front, 185mm on rear.
    * Pedals: DMR V12
    * Stem: Easton Vice, 60mm, 5 degree rise
    * Handlebar: Race Face Evolve AM
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    * Saddle: SDG BelAir
    * Chain: SRAM PC7x
    * Headset: Chris King Deepcup Steelset
    * Grips: ODI Lock On
    * Front Tire: Nokian Gazzalodi Core 2.35
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic XM321, DT
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Magura FR hub, Fox 20mm axle
    * Rear Tire: Nokian Gazzalodi Core 2.35
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes: Nicolai Hub, DT Spokes
    * Overall Weight: don't know yet, probably just under 40lbs


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    Very nice indeed baz, like it alot
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    Second hand, E-bay special so please excuse the ???

    Post picture /s of your build also...... (when it's put together)

    Riding terrain conditions: hilly, no, I mean mountainous, central London

    * Rider height, weight, ride style e.g XC, endurance,trail, hucker etc - 181cm, 95kg, aggressive XC/trail, some freeride

    * Frame, Size, & Color: #49, medium, silver/silver
    * Fork: 2005 Manitou Z1 FR 2
    * Shock, i2i, stroke - DT Swiss SSD 210 L, ???, ???
    * Brakes: Magura Louise
    * Pedals: Time Z XX
    * Stem: Race Face Diabolus
    * Handlebar: Race Face Diabolus
    * Seatpost: Maverick Speedball R
    * Saddle: Selle Italia Yutaak
    * Chain: ???
    * Headset: Race Face Diabolus
    * Grips: ???
    * Front Tire: Schwalbe Light Albert
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic XM 321 disc
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Marzocchi QR20 plus / 20mm through axle
    * Rear Tire: Schwalbe Fat Albert
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes: Mavic XM 321 disc
    * Cables: ???
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    * Overall Weight:[/quote] ???
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    just about to build up my evo.ill post a picture and info soon ...

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    Give us plebs a build list of your beast....
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    Ok, here's mine

    There's a picture of what it used to look like over in the pictures area. Changed out the Titus rims and Gimp seat since then, bent seat after a crash and now have a nearly indestructable brooklyn machine works in it's place. Do I downhill? Not specifically, but I don't like replacing broken stuff when I fall down, which I do...

    Riding terrain conditions: Trail Riding, all kinds. I've ridden this bike on Centuries on Pavement. At this price, I'm not possessing that many bikes.

    * Rider height, weight, 5'9", 180lbs

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Medium, Red painted frame, black ano rear
    * Fork: 2005 Manitou Nixon Elite - repaired once, next time, a new fork
    * Shock: Fox DHX4.0 Coil
    * Brakes: Hope Monos,Dangerboy Levers, Goodrich brake lines
    * Pedals: Time Z Control
    * Stem: Thompson, 110mm, 5 degree rise (had a 60 mm Truvative, but front wandered on climbs)
    * Handlebar: Truvative Riser
    * Seatpost: Thompson
    * Saddle: Brooklyn Machine Works
    * Chain: Some Single Speed chain I picked up somewhere
    * Headset:FSA Big Fat Pig 1.5 reducer headset
    * Grips: ODI Ruffian Lock On
    * Front Tire: WTB Weirwolf 2.55 LT(non tubeless)
    * Front Rim/ ZTR 355 Rim 32H Black (Disc) DT Spokes
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Hub 20mm axle
    * Rear Tire: WTB Weirwolf 2.55 LT
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes: ZTR 355 Rim, Nicolai Hub, DT Spokes
    * Overall Weight: 40 lbs
    * Just added some snazzy Nokon shifting cables, black and red.

    I'll post an updated picture when in a few weeks.

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    pictures for post #5



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    Hey Whafe.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Whafe's Nucleon TFR Build

    Riding terrain conditions: Generally anything, btu not loads of pedalling. More DH, FR type stuff

    * Rider height, weight, 6'4" (195cm) 180 (82 Kg's)

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Large, Anodised Army Camo
    * Fork: Totem 2 Step 1.5 (powder coated black)
    * Shock, i2i, stroke 200mm
    * Brakes: Magura Louise Cabons with Venti Rotors
    * Pedals: Atomlab TrailKing
    * Stem: Thomson Elite 4X 50mm
    * Handlebar: FSA Gravity Carbon
    * Seatpost: SDG
    * Saddle: SDG BelAir I Beam
    * Chain: SRAM PC991 Hollow Pin
    * Headset: FSA 1.5 Orbit Extreme Pro
    * Grips: ODI Lock On Rogue
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DH F 2.7
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic 823, DT
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hadley, RS 360 Maxel
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DH R 2.5
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes: Nicolai Hub, DT Spokes
    * Cables: Goodridge Brake Lines
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: 39.6 (18 Kg's)
    Just been looking at the TFR on the Nicolai website. From what I can gather the TFR has the same rear travel to the FR with a top level of 170mm for forks yet you run the Totem at 180mm. How does this feel and what does it do to the angles? I am really thinking of a totem for my FR and wondering if the Air version set at 170mm would be the way ahead, or even the coil at 180mm for FR DH duties. Can you let me know how you found the Totem on your TFR and perhaps hypothesise a comparrison to the FR. Cheers buddy

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    Aloha. If you guys don't mind me asking, how much does the Nucleon G-box frame cost? (I couldn't get the currency converter to work right, kept saying like 8 grand and I know it can't cost that much)
    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splatman
    Aloha. If you guys don't mind me asking, how much does the Nucleon G-box frame cost? (I couldn't get the currency converter to work right, kept saying like 8 grand and I know it can't cost that much)
    Cheers.
    It's rec retail price in Euros is 5295.00, which is around 8K USD for the frame, but keep in mind, that has a rear hub, no front or rear Der is need, no shifters etc, but yes it is expensive for sure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    It's rec retail price in Euros is 5295.00, which is around 8K USD for the frame, but keep in mind, that has a rear hub, no front or rear Der is need, no shifters etc, but yes it is expensive for sure....
    HOLY FRIGGING CRAP that's alot. I can't wait untill G-boxx bikes are affordable, I think I'll stick to my deraileurs for now.

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    Riding terrain conditions: Mostly tight & technical single track here ......but with yearly blast in Chiang Mai........

    * Rider height, weight, 5'9" (180cm) (78 Kg's) 173 lbs

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Mid, White
    * Fork: 09 Fox 36 Talas RC2
    * Shock, 09 DHX Air 5
    * Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 Carbon with Hope 203 Floatng Rotors
    * Pedals: CrankBros Mallet
    * Stem: Thomson Elite 4X 50mm
    * Handlebar: Easton Downhill Carbon
    * Seatpost: Gravity Dropper
    * Saddle: SDG BelAir
    * Chain: SRAM PC991 Hollow Pin
    * Headset: Grossmann
    * Grips: ODI Lock On
    * Front Tire: Kenda 2.35
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Stan Flow
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II
    * Rear Tire: Kenda 2.35
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes: Stan Flow/Nicolai Hub
    * Cables: Goodridge Brake Lines
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: ~39 IBs (18 Kg's) (Feels like a ton when lifting it.....but thank goodness the weight is not felt when pedaling)

    Any advice to lower the weight?
    Last edited by Wickedfactory; 06-26-2008 at 11:19 PM.

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    Sweet looking build. Removing the Gravity Dropper would drop a 0.5Kg maybe....

    That is a very respectable weight for this bike....

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    Here is my Nucleon TFR Setup

    Rider height, weight, 178cm 75 Kg's

    Frame, Size, & Color: Nucleon TFR size M, front fire dep red, rear anodized black
    Fork: Rock shox lyric solo air
    Shock, stroke Fox DHX Air 5 prepared by X1 racing suspension 200x57mm
    Brakes: Avid juicy 7 200mm front and rear
    Cranks: Truvative Holzfeler OCT
    Shifters: Rolhoff
    Gear Box: Gboxx 1
    Pedals: Crank Brother Acid 2
    Stem: Strait line SSC 50mm
    Handlebar: truvative Stylo Team 680mm rise 20mm
    Seatpost: Mavrick speedball 80mm 31,6mm
    Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
    Bottom Bracket: Howitzer
    Cassette: none
    Chain: PC 991 Hollow pin
    Headset: RESET racing
    Grips: ODI Ruffian
    Front Tire: Maxxis Swampthing 2,5
    Front Rim/ Spokes: Dt Swis EX 5.1D / DT aerolite
    Front Hub/Skewer: DT swiss s240 oversize
    Rear Tire: Maxis high Roller 2,35 Lust
    Rear Rim: Dt Swis EX 5.1D / DT aerolite
    Rear Hub/Skewer: Nicolaï
    Cables: Shimano
    Misc: Tubless use DT Swiss kit for 5,1D rims
    Overall Weight: I don't matter... let's go for a ride!!!

    I ride it since january 2007, and it's a great pleasure!!!!

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    some pictures.....



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    Very nice ride there.....what type of riding do you mainly use it for?

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    Thank's

    I use it every weekend like an all mountain for trail, before the race season we have "rally" close the town of Nice (south of France), Rally is an enduro race with climbing between "race section" on bike (it's very hard there is a lot of long climbing section), and when summer comes I use it in enduro race in France (Avalanche trophy , maxi and mega and enduro series)

    It's my favorite bike I use it for all my ride.

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    *drool*

    If I didn't have my older Nukey I would so want one like that.

    *drool*

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    It's a great bike!!!

    But I have juste a little regret, I have to limit the rear travel at 145mm to have my favorite geometrie, because I modify positon of the front plate to have head angle close to 66° and lower bottom bracket and in this position travel of 167mm is forbiden to avoid interference by swingarm on seat tube.

    If I have to order a new one I take a talor to change that and use it 167mm and it will be a perfect bike for me.

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    I plan to change juste front triangle to have a perfect fit for my riding

    Then I have some rock projection damage the diagonal tube

    like this




    What do you think about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyril_88
    I plan to change juste front triangle to have a perfect fit for my riding
    Then I have some rock projection damage the diagonal tube
    like this


    What do you think about that?
    Something like this custom made cable guide (https://www.mtb-news.de/forum/showth...291253&page=44):




    I think it´s a very useful cable guide, similar to the Ion ST.

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    Nice AM, why the strange cable routing though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilhelm6
    Something like this custom made cable guide (https://www.mtb-news.de/forum/showth...291253&page=44):




    I think it´s a very useful cable guide, similar to the Ion ST.
    i ride every week my nucleon since two years and i know exacly how it works, this little changes can improve it and after he will be perfect for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyril_88
    i ride every week my nucleon since two years and i know exacly how it works, this little changes can improve it and after he will be perfect for me
    May be a floating rear disc break mount (made by ALUTECH: https://www.alutech-bikes.com) could improve the NICOLAI "Nucleon TFR" even further: https://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sh...&postcount=277.






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    sure it would improve a bit the braking, but at the same time, you'll have more moving part.

    I've seen flotting disc mount (on Kona SC etc), there's always lots of play very soon after use.

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    The most important effect of the gearbox after solving all transmission problem is to have isolation between transmission, braking and suspension, you can feel it under braking there is more grip and it is the same when pedaling.

    If i have possibility to put a floating rear brake mount on my nucleon i do not do that because the ssuspension work great like this with a lot of grip.

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    This sounds really good. However, another "full floater" gearbox bike (G-Boxx 2) is Richard "Richi" CLUSE´s obscure "Pentagon" by HEAD-bikes (https://www.richi-engineering.de, https://www.richi-engineering.de/images/gallery/122.jpg, https://www.headbike.de).



    An alternative approach could be Dave WEAGLE´s "Split Pivot" design (https://www.split-pivot.com, https://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sh...&postcount=273, https://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sh...ht=split+pivot):





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    I receive my new front triangle for my Nucleon TFR, i ride the old one this weekend and monday i change it.

    some pics




    I put it on this one

    16.8kgs on this pics

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    Looks very nice mate
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    A whole lotta yumminess......... Be cool to see the TFR re built up...
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    thanks, more pictures on the beginning of the week ;-)

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    You have just given me some inspiration not to sell my TFR and rebuild it.
    Can't wait to see the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wickedfactory
    You have just given me some inspiration not to sell my TFR and rebuild it.
    Can't wait to see the pics.
    the old one and the new one


    little changes specifie by my self (gusset, schock plates) and tailor, for my use (BB lower and head angle open)

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    these are the full internals of the G boxx?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AttitudeBikes
    these are the full internals of the G boxx?
    yes it' all that you have in the frame you have just to add a lot of screw

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    All it's all righ my new missile Nucleon TFR is ready for enduro race (french version 90% DH 10% climbing)



    custom frame with new gusset and shock plate, cable routing like TST evo, BB heigh lower and more head angle 66.5°.

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    that is a work of ART..........

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    It looks Hawt, enjoy that bad boy dressed up....
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    Invigorating, dude. Well done!

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    The Helius FRish front triangle as well as the shock mount of the new frame both look much more dynamic than the predecessor.

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    Very nice
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    Thank's

    I ride it this weekend for the first time in race and it's real pleasure

    Thank's Kalle for your great bike design

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    This is my Nicolai bike, she is named "Mostrenka", translate from the rural spanish: "rude man (female).

    Riding terrain conditions:

    Here, in spain isn't need a gearbox, because the weather are 95% good, no mud, no rain. The terrain is very dry, loose stone, gravel. In this conditions the maintenance of my TFR is near to zero.

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

    1,72m , 72Kg, Enduro & freeride (with this bike), use usually for trails about 30km

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Nicolai TFR, size M, bronze anodized
    * Fork: Fox VAN 36 R
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Marzocchi Roco TST 200mm
    * Brakes: Hope M6 floating 203 and 183mm
    * Pedals: Time XS Carbon
    * Stem: Thomson X4 70mm
    * Handlebar: Easton Monkeylite DH CNT
    * Seatpost: USE Sumo 300
    * Saddle: Selle Italia Shiver Gelflow
    * Chain: Shimano HG93
    * Headset: FSA Equipe MX
    * Grips: Odi Lock On - Yeti Logo
    * Front Tire: Kenda Navegal 2.35 Stick-E
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT Swiss 5.1, DT Swiss Competition 2-1.8-2, 2mm red alu nipples
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DMR Revolver Ø20mm
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Advantage 2.25 K
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes: DT Swiss 5.1, DT Swiss Competition 2-1.8-2, 2mm red alu nipples
    * Cables: Shimano SP41
    * Misc: No Tubes FR rim strips with latex, needle bearing shox articulations, some titanium an ergal bolts.
    * Overall Weight: 17.50Kg







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    good job!!! very nice bike evryone need a gearbox ;-)

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    Dr R - Sweet build, great to have you on the threads, keep posting, be cool to have some pictures of your terrain from Spain. Lived there for 3 years in Barcelona area, so have ridden some of your great terrain...
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    I really like that.

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    Very nice dr Rip. I like that lot.

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    Many thanks, I have been reading us some time ago; and I want to post about my Nicolai.
    Who love Nicolai, love with special passion that other brands more big don't have.

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    Nicolai Nucleon TFR 2009

    Finally mine







    * Rider height: 1,88m (74,02 inch)
    * Rider weight: 90kg inkl. Stuff (198,24 lbs)
    * Ride style: trail, fr, dh
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    * Frame, Size, & Color: Nicolai Nucleon TFR 2009, Size M, Color Fire Dept. Red / Black Anod.
    * Fork: Fox 35 VAN RC2 2009
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Fox DHX 5.0, 200mm, 57mm with Nuke Proof Ti-Spring 500lbs
    * Brakes: Hope Tech m4 200mm / Hope Tech X2 183mm
    * Pedals: NC-17 Sudpin Pro III
    * Stem: Thomson Elite 50mm 1 1/8"
    * Handlebar: Easton Monkey Lite XC CNT Carbon 31,8
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite 31,6 / 450mm
    * Clamp: Tune Würger
    * Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow Ti316
    * Chain: SRAM
    * Headset: Reset
    * Grips: Odi Ruffian LockOn
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion F 2,35 1ply
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DTSwiss Ex 5.1 d / DT-Competition
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion R 2,35 1ply
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes: DTSwiss Ex 5.1 d / DT-Competition
    * Tubes: Conti MTB
    * Cables: Default
    * Misc:
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    * Overall Weight: 18,6kg (40,97 lbs)

    ... I'm so happy with it

    @cyrill 88: what did you pay for the replacement front triangle?
    Last edited by richtig; 09-28-2009 at 09:33 AM.

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    Very nice TFR richtig, i pay approximate 1000€ for the front triangle in talor.

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    richtig that looks bloody awesome!!
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    hi guys,

    is anyone interested in a 2009er nucleon tfr mainframe in size "m"?
    the frame is 2 months old and in mint condition.

    color: firedept. red

    regards sascha

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    wow why selling richtig you only just got it?

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    i ordered the frame in size "m". it was the size of my old helius fr and fitted well. but the nucleon frame has a more flat seat tube angle, so the top tube length is shorter than the top tube lengt on an heilus fr frame (top tube length means not really the length of the top tube but the virtual horizontally line between the stem and the intersection point with the extended seat tube).

    if my saddle is in highest position the frame is ok, but in lower "down the hill" position its to short. actually i need a new mainframe - but only if i get sold my old one.

    hope my english is enough to explain technical stuff like that

    regards from germany
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    guys,

    any idea if any one has build a TFR below 17.5 kg? hmmm....

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    i think it's possible. my configuration but with air shock (-250g), continental mountain king 2,4 supersonic tires (-600g), other selle italia saddle (-100g) and a dt swiss exc (-800g)

    with this changes the weight would be under 17kg.

    regards
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    are you helping to check if you can get my TFR below 17kg

    Let try to do it as a challenge..... but still need to reliable enough for my kind of trashing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wickedfactory
    are you helping to check if you can get my TFR below 17kg

    Let try to do it as a challenge..... but still need to reliable enough for my kind of trashing....
    Same spec. as on your previous posting ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wickedfactory
    * Rider height, weight, 5'9" (180cm) (78 Kg's) 173 lbs

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Mid, White
    * Fork: 09 Fox 36 Talas RC2
    * Shock, 09 DHX Air 5
    * Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 Carbon with Hope 203 Floatng Rotors
    * Pedals: CrankBros Mallet
    * Stem: Thomson Elite 4X 50mm
    * Handlebar: Easton Downhill Carbon
    * Seatpost: Gravity Dropper
    * Saddle: SDG BelAir
    * Chain: SRAM PC991 Hollow Pin
    * Headset: Grossmann
    * Grips: ODI Lock On
    * Front Tire: Kenda 2.35
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Stan Flow
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II
    * Rear Tire: Kenda 2.35
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes: Stan Flow/Nicolai Hub
    * Cables: Goodridge Brake Lines
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: ~39 IBs (18 Kg's) (Feels like a ton when lifting it.....but thank goodness the weight is not felt when pedaling)
    I'd say that is already a fairly light build. Air sprung fork and shock, light wheelset, light stem, handlebar, brakes, predals etc. I don't know what the tire's weigh, but saving too much there is a risky business.

    Got a current picture ?

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    Currently bike stripped in pieces with Attitude.

    Looking to get it rebuild as my heavy duty workhorse will post pics once it ready in the mean time this is a pic of the bike before it was dismantled.



    In the meantime, this is what i am getting my fixes on.... :-)

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    No im not asking for you haha im thining of getting one myself haha. Well lets just say asking for teh knowledge and finding our the possibilities....

    Soon your bike is going to take shapw again!~ and don worry i will post up the updated pic here for you :P~

    And you need to update your helius am picture !~

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    I plan to product bottom bracket axel in titanium because the original one is heavy if some body is intrest by it contact me, it's a good way to make your TFR lighter.

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    Cyril, i'd say the hammerschmidt axle is very similar.
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    Not sure if mine will fit as its a 2006 model. I think the newer models TFR have a different bb setup.

    Will need to get the attitude guys to check it out.

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    I receive today my race kit for my TFR it' great!!!!
    Titanium bolt for GBoxx and frame
    and axle & bush to rebuild pivot lighter


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    Hi Cyril,

    Did you get the kit from Nicolai? I asked the UK importer about the Ti kit and was told it was no longer available.

    I scared to ask how much that little lot cost .....but how much was it?

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    Yes i get it direcly to Nicolaï and it's expensive, very

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    How much weight will it save?

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    I have to measure it exactly this weekend, but theoricaly 133grs on bolt only

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    At all 250grs saved

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    my front triangle polished with the new AFR bielette and Fox shox in 215mm

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    Cyril-88 That is stunning

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    Yummy Cyril, looking forward to seeing this built up again..
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    in a few week it will be complete i wait for specific parts and fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyril_88
    in a few week it will be complete i wait for specific parts and fork
    All good, an exciting one to wait for.....
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    Wow looks like a very very very nice upgrade cyril but i dread to think of the cost of all that ti hardware
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    some picture of the rebuild, i wait for fork, and another Ti bolt and BB axle in 7075 aluminium to rebuild gearbox, so my goal is to be under 8Kgs for the frame and 16kgs for the bike and i'm on the right way







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    Very nice cyril i like that alot, on the other hand that seat looks like it could do some severe damage to your family jewels if your not careful!

    I'm hoping we meet up at the mega and i'll get a lookie and maybe a padal on theat weapon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekr
    Very nice cyril i like that alot, on the other hand that seat looks like it could do some severe damage to your family jewels if your not careful!

    I'm hoping we meet up at the mega and i'll get a lookie and maybe a padal on theat weapon!
    yes i go to the Mega and i think it's possible to meet other Nicolaï owner's and ride together

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    I hope the final build!, very nice at the moment! :-)

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    I rebuild a new BB axle for the Truvative Howitzer in Al7075

    Exclusivly for an enduro and DH marathon race

    Original axle 270 grms


    New one in 7075 (I need to test it) 132grms


    138Grms save

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    :-)

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    at the momment total saving weight on the frame only is 500grs

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    come on, cyril, how much is the ti kit

    did you mill the BB axle yourself? great work... are you sure that this will work in the long run?

    very nice that your project doesn't put the designated use in question; your modifications keeps this stabillity thing of the frame.

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    Ti Kit is 680€ with VAT 19.6% in france.

    For the BB i have a friend who have manufacture with cnc machine, then he build it for me.

    I'm sure that i take no risk to broke axle, the risk is more the link between axle to crank, then i will follow this point and check it after first ride session.

    I hope I receive last pieces tomorrow morning to rebuild the gearbox this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyril_88
    Ti Kit is 680€ with VAT 19.6% in france.

    For the BB i have a friend who have manufacture with cnc machine, then he build it for me.

    I'm sure that i take no risk to broke axle, the risk is more the link between axle to crank, then i will follow this point and check it after first ride session.

    I hope I receive last pieces tomorrow morning to rebuild the gearbox this weekend.
    ....still waiting on a progress post on this amazing Nic.. ^^

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    Frame rebuild.....


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    S E X Y looking frame, looks hawt..... Cant wait to see the full build....
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    I can't imagine how it can weigh 8 kilos! What parts are the heaviest? The Rohloff?

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    yes rohloff and rear triangle 2.5kgs VS front 1.75Kgs

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    Can't wait too !!! i rebuild it with the revelation of my AC to make a first test ride tomorrow morning
    pictures comming soon and weight is close to the focus

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    some pics....




    16.1Kg

    preliminary mount next change to finalize my project

    Stem & handlebar, pedals, cables nokon, twister tune (rohloff) fork bos deville

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    SWEET!Look forward to the ride report.

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    Looks magic finished, stunner in fact. Am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the lighter build..... Congrats on having it finished..
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    thank's

    I try it this morning, and wahouu it's great, sensitivity is better on small shock with a lot of grip in biginning of stroke, then progressivity is quit better, with the old linkage i hit end of stroke, here i use all the stroke easly without sensation of hitting the end like before.

    With less weight agility is very very good it's really a pleasure i have the sensation to ride a bike at 14kgs not 16kgs.

    definitly the nucleon is the best bike i own.

    I think i can inprove rear shock with more compression in end of stroke and after is perfect (for me)

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    Finally got off my lazy ass and posted pics...

    It's a 2004. The number stamped on the bottom is either a 6,8 or 9...my eyes aren't that great and the stamp isn't super precise. I'd guess 8.











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    First off, there are some beautiful TFR's on here, I can single anyone out; the Red one, Whafes, both polished jobs; that Orane ano one...damn. I guess I'm biased but I just love the looks of a TFR.

    I'm moving my pics to end of thread, perhaps I'll get a comment or two:

    Riding terrain conditions: Trail Riding, all kinds. I've ridden this bike on Centuries on Pavement. At this price, I'm not possessing that many bikes.

    * Rider height, weight, 5'9", 180lbs
    *TFR # 6,8 or 9...hard to read stamp below rohloff housing area
    * Frame, Size, & Color: Medium, Red painted frame, black ano rear
    * Fork: RockShox Lyric UTurn
    * Shock: Fox DHX4.0 Coil
    * Brakes: Hope Monos,Dangerboy Levers, Goodrich brake lines
    * Pedals: Time Z Control
    * Stem: Thompson, 60 mm Truvative,
    * Handlebar: Truvative Riser
    * Seatpost: Thompson
    * Saddle: Brooklyn Machine Works
    * Chain: Some Single Speed chain I picked up somewhere
    * Headset:FSA Big Fat Pig 1.5 reducer headset
    * Grips: ODI Ruffian Lock On
    * Front Tire: WTB Weirwolf 2.55 LT(non tubeless)
    * Front Rim/ ZTR 355 Rim 32H Black (Disc) DT Spokes
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Hub 20mm axle
    * Rear Tire: WTB Weirwolf 2.55 LT
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes: ZTR 355 Rim, Nicolai Hub, DT Spokes
    * Overall Weight: 40 lbs
    * Just added some snazzy Nokon shifting cables, black and red.





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    Stunning... I love seeing the TFR's.

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    Hi Guys,

    Im looking for change my Nucleon TFR, I'm falling in love for a Helius AM Pinion.

    If someone are interested please contact to me

    I sell: Frame, rear wheel, seatpost, and shox optional.
    Can see the complete bike in this post at the first page at the bottom.


    I hope don't disturb the forum

    Regards

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