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Nicolai Season Opener in Winterberg!

May 20, 2009

Recently Nicolai had their season opener at the Winterberg bike park. It was a chance for the public and fellow riders to view and test their amazing range of bikes as well as to just hang out with the Nicolai crew!

Excerpt from the Nicolai web:

It had already been well publicised and on the May Day long weekend it all came about: The Nicolai Season Opener 2009 in our favourite Bike Park, Winterberg.

Bright and early Friday morning, Vince, Daniel and I climbed aboard the Nicloai Tour Bus, stacked up to the roof with gear, and set off on the 226km to the beautiful Sauerland mountains. Three hours later were in Winterberg. First off we teamed up with Bike Bauer, our premium dealer. Armed with the finest set if Nocolai test bikes, these guys were on hand to support the whole set up; and how they did! So…a big thanks to Chris and Thomas! Next on the scene was Karl Nicolai. Karl brought the essential gear, second only to the bikes, the camping chairs and monster swing grill. As we were still setting everything up, we were amazed at the number of visitors. It was no real surprise then, when we were later told that this weekend had seen a record attendance.

Our 18 test bike line up included the 2010 Ion ST, a Hammerschmidt Helius AM, a Gates Argon and the Ion GB2. Most of the time our racks were empty as the bikes were down on the trails being put through their paces. The feedback we got from the visitors was excellent and we had a great time discussing, consulting, repairing bikes, adjusting set-ups and handing out spare parts. Scores of Nicolai team riders were on hand too, including Elmar Elsner, Mobbel, Tim Nemelka 525 Rainer and Kleini. Such was the demand that these guys gave up their team bikes for testing too!

Lunchtime and evening saw the monster swing grill in action, free steaks and free drinks for everyone!
The Season Opener was such a chilled out success with none of the trade show and festival stress. Bikers of all kinds, old friends and new people all came together and had a great time. You can bet your bottom dollar that it won’t be the last time.”

Check out more photos here!

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