Nicolai Helius AM/AFR 29er

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  1. Whafe

    Whafe

    Dabei seit
    05/2007
    Nachdem Reiten ein Nicolai Helius AC29er seit über einem Jahr nun, von denen ich hatte Karl Nicolai für mich zu bauen, muss ich sagen, ist jetzt in der Nicolai Rahmen Line-up ... Yeah ha ..... Jedenfalls hatte ich immer in meinem Kopf, dass ich eine lange Reise Typ 29er wie zu meinem Helius FR ersetzen ...

    Mein Stall von 29er ist so ziemlich komplett .....

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    Build Spec:

    Nicolai Helius AM / AFR 29er Frame
    Dorado Pro 29er
    Cane Creek Winkel eingestellt
    Race Face Kurbeln Sixc
    Chromag schwarz QR Sattelklemme
    Chromag schwarz 32t-Ring-Kette
    ENVE Carbon DH Bar
    Rock Shox Vivid Dämpfer
    Thomson Masterpiece Sattelstütze
    Straitline Silent Guide
    Ersatzteil Set von BLUE stille Führer
    ENVE (EDGE) Mountain Felgen zu Hadley Naben, Sapim CX Ray Speichen geschnürt
    @ vorliegenden Thomson 50mm Vorbau
    Formula The One's
    XO Hinten Der
    XO Shifter
    ODI TLD Grips
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  3. Lord Helmchen

    Lord Helmchen It aint rocketscience!

    Dabei seit
    07/2003
    Hello.

    First off, great bikes, and that comes from a guy who hates 29".

    Please do yourself, and the reader, a favour - stick to english! Most of us understand it anyway and for the rest, well, someone translates. Google translation does not make it easier to read, it only adds the task of reverse translating and retranslating to the reader who is allready hardpressed thinking straight after being flooded with pictures of your exceptional bikes.

    With such pictures, thinking straight IS an issue.

    Greetings,
    Stefan

    P.S.: Are you sure the shock and linkage do not touch one another once suspension is in motion?
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  4. Whafe

    Whafe

    Dabei seit
    05/2007
    Apologies for translating, I had both languages for a start ;)

    The shock and linkage do not touch when the suspension is cycling.

    Have you ridden 29ers much Stefan?
  5. Bacara

    Bacara Teilesammler

    Dabei seit
    01/2009
    Very nice bikes! :daumen:
    I like the AC
  6. abbath

    abbath Guest

    33.24lb? Surprisingly lightweight.

    +1 for the AC. The polished post and stem are a nice touch.
  7. blutbuche

    blutbuche FROG and TOAD - RIDER

    Dabei seit
    10/2010
    ----i like the ac too - but as a normal mtb ....
    what ral number is the orange colour ??? greez , k.
  8. der-gute

    der-gute ist kein Puffverächter

    Dabei seit
    12/2007
    Stefan is perfect fitting to 26er MTB
    (more a dwarf size from my pour of view)
    In general, he doesn't like 29er
    But your's is the first he likes
    This is a good day ;-)

    I should try one of this bikes for large guys
    Indeed, should do this soon!
  9. Lord Helmchen

    Lord Helmchen It aint rocketscience!

    Dabei seit
    07/2003
    I am a dwarf (172cm, .1tons), for a guy my size, 29" has no advantages to speak of, but I know, for a guy 20++cm bigger, thats a different story.
    But from my (down to earth) perspective, not much to gain from those big wheels. Neighter are there technical advantages (for the short guy), nor do I consider most of them aesthetically pleasing.

    Still, yours I like. All of them, the Jones and both the Nicolais. Which for me, sais a lot. :daumen:

    Greetings,
    Stefan
  10. der-gute

    der-gute ist kein Puffverächter

    Dabei seit
    12/2007
    did i forget to mention it?

    Sorry

    ;-)
  11. Whafe

    Whafe

    Dabei seit
    05/2007

    The AC 29er is a single track speed machine... The orange is the standard orange off of the Nicolai colour chart.... See how the fork is the same colour, but the magnesium fork legs took the colour differently to the ali frame...
  12. Whafe

    Whafe

    Dabei seit
    05/2007
    I too like the polished stem and seat post, I had always gone with black, so needed a change for the AC29er, so am really happy with the polished colour...

    Yes the AM29er is quite light, but it has light parts ;)
  13. abbath

    abbath Guest

    BTW is there a surcharge for the team color?
  14. Whafe

    Whafe

    Dabei seit
    05/2007
    Sure is a surcharge ;) Was not cheap, but so worth it. In the flesh it looks awesome, especially the non drive side with the silver decal on the Ti ano Seat Stay
  15. abbath

    abbath Guest

    Are you from NZ? I googled the Mad Butcher Trail (sign in the AC pic) and found some hints that it may be in NZ.

    And this:
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  16. Bacara

    Bacara Teilesammler

    Dabei seit
    01/2009
    Is the shock mounting on the AC a custom option?
  17. Whafe

    Whafe

    Dabei seit
    05/2007
    Good spotting, yes am from New Zealand.... The land down under, great great riding here, am biased I know, but seriously great riding...:daumen:
  18. Whafe

    Whafe

    Dabei seit
    05/2007
    Shock mount on the AC29er is standard. I was never informed it was a custom option...

    Which part of the shock mount are you meaning?
  19. Bacara

    Bacara Teilesammler

    Dabei seit
    01/2009
    The front mount looks like the one from the FR
    I only knew this one

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    Maybe it is this way, because you have the 29er:confused:
  20. Whafe

    Whafe

    Dabei seit
    05/2007
    Understand now, it never came up in discussion, but Kalle may have just put the FR type mount on this for extra stiffness, being a 29er....

    It is an amazingly stiff frame, I love it :)
  21. Bacara

    Bacara Teilesammler

    Dabei seit
    01/2009
    That may be the reason. Anyway, it looks better than the original AC one.
  22. Whafe

    Whafe

    Dabei seit
    05/2007
    Have to agree with you that it does look better than the original AC link...

    Am stoked to be heading out on the AM29er in the morning my time.. :)
  23. Whafe

    Whafe

    Dabei seit
    05/2007
    Getting busy on it today. Loving the AM29er, 2nd ride today, but am in love... This bike is awesome, and I dont say that for the sake of it... I feel I have succeeded in my goal, of which was to build a 29er to replace my FR... Job done.... This bike rips, handles great, climbs great, jumps great now that I have got used to it, just needed to shift my weight at take off.... Has a mean low BB, TLR, you would not like it ;)

    derek - am getting used to the fork, it is still settling in, it got better today, there were some knocking noise inside when landing a decent jump to me, that seems to have gone away. I will still get someone to look at the fork oil levels etc... In an ideal world, I would not be running a dual crown fork, but as have said before, options are not a plenty, in saying that, I am very happy with it. I always knew it would do the job on DH and jumps, but it is not to bad for everything else.. It is heavy though compared to a single crown fork...

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    Arm was way better today, last week was about 6 out of 10 in the pain zone, today was around 1.5, so stoked am on the mend...
  24. OldSchool

    OldSchool lange dabei

    Dabei seit
    06/2001
    Looks great whafe. :daumen:

    Cool jumps and really nice pictures.
  25. chickenway-user

    chickenway-user iBELIEVEinJESUS

    Dabei seit
    11/2001
    Yes! Georgous bike! Pretty nice jumps as well...

    Love it!

    As far as I know you have or had some more beautuful Nicolais. Would you be so kind and show us some pictures of them?
  26. Whafe

    Whafe

    Dabei seit
    05/2007
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