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Nicolai Helius AC – Project Naked!

November 17, 2010

Project : Naked – Original White Paint to be remove completely to raw!
Target : A new and special look with race character and of course, weight saving as a bonus!

This Nicolai Helius AC 2010 was initially build at 13.5kg, which is one of the lightest we have build with 150mm of travel. But as we go along the customer decided to have it face lifted after a year or so of ownership. Keeping the suspension travel un-touch but to further lighten the bike by changing some light weight components and removing the paint job. This will also bring out the big “fish scale” like Nicolai welding and fine machining lines which was hidden under the thick Nicolai Paint job.

Rims have been swooped from StansNoTubes 355 to Crest, Shimano XTR Groupset has been chosen as they are no doubt the lightest 9 speed groupset around. Running 2 x 9 means he gets to loose the big chain ring and also some weight in replacement a Custom machined “667 Group” ring protector in anodized black! Other light weight/ performance stuff worth mentioning would be the Formula R1 brakes and light weight sponge grips!

What you see now is what you get! 12.8 kg . we hope the next target is some where close to 12kg! Till then. Enjoy some pictures of this unique face lift.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Gavin permalink
    November 18, 2010 5:30 am

    i’m wetting my pants!!!

  2. attitudebikes permalink*
    November 22, 2010 3:35 pm

    Glad that you like it!

  3. November 28, 2010 8:14 pm

    one can argue that it can go both ways

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