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Nicolai BMXTB Race – GATES Carbon Drive.

November 28, 2011

Unveiled in 1997, the BMXTB was Nicolai’s flagship dual/dirt hardtail that was way ahead of its time. It still remains in the Nicolai line-up after years of continuous refinement; piloted by the likes of Roger Rinderknecht and David Graf. This Sky Blue beauty right here is the 4X specific BMXTB Race model that features an extra light tubeset. However, it may just be the last of its kind as Nicolai has announced to have this model built on indent basis only.

The owner of this bike decided to run a Gates Carbon Drive drivetrain set up, which most of our readers would be familiar with. This revolutionary belt drive system is maintenance-free with no need for lubing or greasing, and it is almost 4 times stronger and stiffer than a conventional chain.

The stiffness and smoothness of the Gates Carbon Drive really starts to shine, especially when you put the power down. Each pedal stroke is efficiently transmitted to the wheels, and the feedback is pretty much immediate.

This BMXTB Race also features the new Atomlab Suprelite rims; which are seriously, super light. To make things even lighter and stronger, Atomlab’s very own aluminium Torque Nipples were used in the wheel building process. These are different from your regular brass ones, and they are pretty much strip-proof.

Up front is an Easton Havoc bar, bolted onto a Thomson X4 stem. The tapered Fox Float R also had it’s travel reduced from 140mm to 100mm. Last but not least, a Reset headset to complete things off.

The BMXTB Race was already an extremely fast bike to begin with, thanks to it’s light tubeset, and super stiff rear triangle. With the addition of the Gates Carbon Drive and Atomlab Suprelite wheels, the overall weight is reduced even further. One can only imagine how fast this bike can go when put in the hands of an experienced rider.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Grace Ng permalink
    April 3, 2012 4:48 am

    Hi. Is this still available? What’s the height of the seatpost and the selling price?

  2. attitudebikes permalink*
    April 4, 2012 2:19 am

    Hi there, do send in your esquires to so our sales guys can get in contact you ! many thanks!

  3. RubenBikes permalink
    August 27, 2012 8:40 pm

    Que bike fixe! Quanto custa?

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