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Nicolai UFO DS – Remembrance.

January 29, 2012

Discontinued and had since been replaced by the new Nicolai Ion 14, we decided to feature this Nicolai UFO DS rebuild to create the remembrance in all, on how the ION 14 was and have been before what and how it was today.

Rebuild for 4x Application in view of the possibilities of up and coming 4x races, and the fact that this bike frequents at Tampines Bike Park – Which consist of a Youth Olympic standard BMX track, and a Enduro XC track.

Hence we decided on 100mm Travel build with the use of a Fox DHX 4.0 as a high volume air shock on the rear to take up the jumpings and hard hits. It also provide for the ease in changing of air pressure which puts the sensitivity back and it becomes a trail blasting soft tail. Front fork sees a RockShox Sektor Air being lowered to 100mm from 150mm – giving additional stiffness to the 32mm diameter fork with a deeper insert position of the fork stanchions.

Wheels have been rebuilt to the New Atomlab SupreLite – As stiff as the PimpLite but 100grams lighter! Along with the alloy Torque Nipples application available only on Atomlab rims, these over-size nipples make building a strong wheel a breeze by the park!

Lightened and rebuilt to application. Now lets wait for our Lime Apple green anodized ION 14 to be build and we can make a comparison report/ test and see what are the main difference and what magic Nicolai has done in this extreme make over for the Nicolai suspension bikes for 4x/ Dirt/ street.

– Walton

One Comment leave one →
  1. Lee permalink
    February 18, 2013 4:36 pm

    What is the actual headtube angle for the Nicolai UFO DS? Is it 67degree as published on their catalogue? Has it been changed in the latest model, I’ve read somewhere it’s seems to be 68degree. Do advise me on this, thanks

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