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Nicolai Model Information for the 2013 Season!

August 22, 2012

Breaking news from Nicolai!!

Prior to Eurobike 2012 that will be taking place next week from the 29th of August to the 1st of September, they have just released some new information/updates on their 2013 models!

The following is from their press release:

“Dear traders, dear distributors,

The 2013 season is around the corner.

This year we would like to present some of the Eurobike newly hatched Nicolai models.

Argon AM

Frank Schneider has proven that an Argon AM is fast, aggressive and capable of winning. In Master Class at Megavalanche race in AlpeD’huez he became first and this is something special. The Argon AM, Gates Carbondrive ready, optimized for 150mm forks and a pleasant AllMountain geometry, leaves beside the Zero Stack head tube and the new 12mm Thruaxle dropout no wishes unfulfilled.
A carefree Bike for the growing Trail Center community and epic alpine tours.

Helius TB

The Helius TB is the successor to the RC Helius.
A trail bike par excellence.
Travel 120-130mm, progressive kinematic flat steering angle, Zero Stack head tube are the key features of these very easy to be accelerated Trail Center-weapon.

Helius AC 26 “2013

We have modified the geometry of the Helius AC completely
Optimized for 160mm trail forks, fitted with a newly designed shock rocker (150 and 140mm) and with much DNA of the Helius AM
An all-mountain / enduro bike for everyone who is looking for a swiss army knife This can be both, your Everyday funride and your enduro race bike.

Helius AC 650b 2013

Although currently the choice of wheels and tires is limited, we decided for this intermediate size between 29 and 26 inches.
The reason? Simple … a rather small person looks a little bit lost on a 29er. A trail bike with a lot of fun potential when running downhill and comfortable seated position uphill.

Helius AC 29 “2013

Also in 29er AC we have set the pen again.
We can not and do not want to compete with the carbon sub 8kg bombers which start peeing themself in front of the next curbside.
The decision to make our 29er so handy and downhill orientated as possible was just logical. The result is a comfortable bike you can climb easyily and beeing even faster down the hill.

ION 16 2013

The coronation of the 2013er model range
New and advanced technologies paired with a complete new formal language.
The Tapered Zero Stack head tube ensures a low front and maximeses the traction on the front wheel
Reverb Stealth cable routing for a clean look and secured cable routing
Redesign all bearing locations, load-optimized bearings with additional sealing elements maintenance-free and protected against corrosion.
142×12 rear with mounting guides.
160mm post mount brake mount
Geometry adjustment by ET-K (Excentric Trail Key) 🙂
A mini DH bike with 160mm which gives you pure downhill skills, but also brings you comofortable up the hill.
Furthermore, the Helius AM (2013 Tapered ahead) initially remains in the program, at least until the customers accept the Helius AC (160mm) or Ion 16 just as worthy successor.

The geometries of the Helius AC 2012 and RC 2012 are no longer available from 04.09.2012

All 2013 models include optional:
– Reverb Stealth
– ZS44/56 Zero Stack head tube as standard

New price lists for 2013 will be handed out at the Eurobike or in the following meetings on request.

Best regards Vincent”

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 25, 2012 2:42 pm

    I want to buy a used frame of downhill bike

  2. Andy permalink
    August 26, 2012 12:05 pm

    Very well done, thumbs up – Nicolai…but the geometry data for the ION 16 is still missing…

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