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Nicolai Lambda Rebuild – Project Sexy Black.

August 22, 2012

We love the challenge of turning our customers’ requests/desires into reality, and there is nothing better than seeing all of it come together like it did for the owner of this Nicolai Lambda.

First unveiled in 1998, it was Nicolai’s flagship ‘Extreme Downhill/Freeride’ bike till it was taken off it’s official catalogue in 2011. That’s a lot of years if you ask me, because by the mid 2000’s most freeride bikes in the market were built much lighter, and you would hardly find such indestructible (or what we would consider nowadays as ‘overbuilt’) bikes such as the Lambda.

But I guess Nicolai had a very good reason for keeping the it in it’s lineup for over 10 years despite the ‘changing trends’. I’m sure that there was always someone out there who loved the unique design and riding characteristics of the Lambda, just like the owner of this bike did. Even though it has been taken off the catalogue, it’s become more of a classic than ever before.

Now let’s take a look at the details of this Nicolai Lambda ‘rebuild’!

The owner of this bike bought a used frame and we repainted it in matt black. Following that, we applied our own custom yellow decals.

The Lambda has a unique twin top tube design and we had the rear brake/shifter cable routed through the frame.

A full Shimano Saint groupset for the brakes and drivetrain.

The Fox 40 was also repainted in matt black, before applying the the original decals.

Wheels were not left out either as we had the Atomlab Pimplite rims custom painted in yellow, with custom decals in black. The Pimplite’s are laced to Hope Pro2 Evo hubs with Philwood spokes and black torque nipples.

Original blue pins on the DMR Vault pedals were changed to gold ones to match the hubs and the rest of the gold Saint bits.

I’ll end the post with a photo of the owner’s matching black and yellow G-Shock x XLarge x The Hundreds watch and his Nicolai Lambda. No prizes for guessing what his favourite colours are!

We love the challenge of turning our customers’ requests/desires into reality, and there is nothing better than seeing all of it come together like it did for this Nicolai Lambda ‘rebuild’. Being able to meet all of their requirements, down to the smallest details, are one of those things that fuel the passion for what we do.

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