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Nicolai Helius AFR!

July 28, 2009

Well i assume we’ve all seen the Helius AC already. Recently, there has been talk/rumours on the Mtbr Forums about Nicolai developing a new Helius frame. It’s official guys, say hello to the new Helius AFR! From the looks of it this would be the perfect freeride/lightweight DH bike from Nicoali yet!

Here is an excerpt from the latest Nicolai newsletter:

”Following the AM and the AC the new Helius line is getting anew sibling. With all the rumours and prototype photos going around the net we have now decided to make it official: Our new baby has taken the name of the Helius AFR, it stands for All Freeride. The name is the destination: Bikepark playgrounds, trail hunting, gaps ‘n steps, epic descents, spot hopping while dropping in where ever you want and always full throttle.

The AFR provides 7 to 8 inches of poised rear wheel travel that is still rapid in acceleration due to the Horst-Link technology. With a 7 inch Totem that matches the frame perfectly, the head angle sits at 66,8°. We’ve lowered the top tube while the seat-tube is offset and flattened. These are the ideal preconditions of a purebred fun-bike. A frame weight of under 8 pounds and a BB height of 0,9 inches over the wheel axles all match up. For the AFR we’ve added a Hammerschmidt adapter and 12 mm thru-axle as standard.

Oops, almost forgot to thank our diligent test riders Elmar Keineke and Carlo Diekmann for their great help during the trial stage enabling us to start the production even before Eurobike. So, who is willing to order one now? Your AFR can be supplied directly after Eurobike.”

Click here for the latest Nicolai newsletter! More photos of the AFR and more exciting news from Nicolai!

Damn, time to save up!

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