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2013 FOX CTD Boost valve rear shock with trail adjust. It's come off a Bronson which has done around 800 summer miles. Great condition, no scratches or dings. Piston perfect. Mint! Eye to eye 200mm, stroke 57mm. 7.875 x 2.25-inch
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2013 FOX TALAS 150mm/130mm CTD FIT Trail Adjust, 650b. Tapered steerer. It's come off a Bronson which has done 800 miles of mainly dry summer riding. It really is in great condition. 1 minor scuff on the leg. Stanchions perfect. Minor cable rub on crown (see pics). Steerer cut to 170mm. Comes with star-nut installed and Cane Creek crown-race.
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Bargain Alert!!!!! ============ Nicolai Helius AM - FURTHER PRICE REDUCTION This bike made the Dirt 100 as best AM bike in 2012 - A true indestructible all mountain dream machine. Top spec. http://dirtmountainbike.com/products/dirt-100/2012-dirt-100-nicolai-helius.html#ThWTeQYWyrmctbsG.97 Even though 26" wheels are falling out of favour, THIS IS STILL A TRUE SUPERBIKE, AND AN ABSOLUTE BARGAIN. Sadly, due to the Bronson effect, it's not being ridden at all, and much as I am loathed to sell this beauty, I cannot let it become an ornament (see final picture!!!). It has done a meagre 500 miles since 1/1/13. I rode it on a TransProvence holiday in 2013 and it was just awesome. Since then I have put some brand new components on it to encourage me to ride it, but it's not worked. I also converted it to 1 x 10 and still have the XT front mech, XT shifter and Middleburg rings if you want to convert it back. Honest bit: the new big N sticker on the left down tube has not been put on tremendously well and has a bubble in it. Easy to replace. The top of the top tube has matted very slightly where muddy shorts have rubbed. But otherwise it's in awesome condition. The bearings are original on the frame. But I have an older Nicolai which has done MANY more miles and that's still on its original bearings too,., Frame: 2011 Nicolai Helius AM, medium in original Nicolai powder coated Kawasaki green Fork: Fox 36 160mm Kashima RC2 - only cosmetic scuffs to lowers. stanchions pristine - purchased late 2012. Not serviced, not covered many miles... Shock: Fox CTD - purchased in 2013 Wheels - Mavic Crossmax SX. Fresh bearings and freehub service Tyres - BRAND NEW Maxxis High Roller Tubeless Brakes: BRAND NEW Shimano Zee 2014 Stem: Easton Haven 50mm 2012 Bar: Renthal FatBar Lite 2013 Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb 2012 Saddle: SDG Chainset: Shimano XTR 2011 Chainring: BRAND NEW Race Face 34T Narrow/Wide Red on BRAND NEW E13 green bolts Cassette: BRAND NEW 10 speed XT M771 Mech/Shifter: BRAND NEW Shimano Zee on BRAND NEW Shimano cable Chain: BRAND NEW SRAM PC1051 Headset: Hope, fresh, 1.5 tapered Grips: ODI Rogue BB: Hope Pedals: Not included Seatpost clamp: Hope QR Current weight: 31b 10oz Dirt magazine said: "When it comes to exquisite engineering and attention to detail it’s hard to think of another company that even comes close to rivalling Nicolai. It’s fair to say that their production techniques border on being anally retentive, but that’s part of what makes them so special. Another major consideration is that they’re the only company that we know of that’ll custom build a full suspension bike to your exact specifications, from colour right through to geometry and cable routing. To be honest though this Helius AM is so good as ‘standard’ that you’ll have to have pretty unique tastes if you want to change it. Travel is adjustable between 135 and 170mm, but we reckon it’s best left on the higher settings where it excels through the rough stuff. The true 4–bar design is hard to beat in terms of performance, and it also works well with any decent shock. A true all– mountain bike, and one that you’ll never want to part with." Read more at http://dirtmountainbike.com/products/dirt-100/2012-dirt-100-nicolai-helius.html#fhHdAIziO41IAmvB.99 A Oberrohrlänge / top tube lenght 585 mm B Sitzrohr / seat tube lenght 460 mm C Steuerrohrlänge / head tube lenght 130 mm D Radstand / wheel base 1146 mm O Schrittfreiheit / standover 746 mm Q reach 405 mm R stack 597 mm Geometrie Details / geometry details E Lenkwinkel / head angle 66,5° F Sitzrohrwinkel / seat angle 73.2° G Tretlagerhöhe zu Achse / bottom bracket height to axle 17,5 mm HH Hinterbaulänge / chain stay lenght 429 mm HS effektive Kettenstrebenlänge / effective chain stay lenght 430 mm I Sattelstützendurchmesser / seatpost diameter (size s-l) 31,6 mm J Sattelstützendurchmesser / seatpost diameter (size xl) 30,9 mm K Gabel Referenzmaß /fork reffering measurement 545 mm L Federgabelvorstand / fork offset 40 mm N Reifendurchmesser / tyre diameter 690 mm P Dämpfer-Einbaulänge / shock absorber lenght 216 mm Schnittstellen Maße / device measurements maximale Gabeleinbaulänge / maximum fork lenght 555 mm empfohlener Gabelfederweg / matching fork travel 150-170 mm maximale Bremsscheibengröße hi. / maximum rear-disc diameter 203 mm BSA Tretlager Breite / BSA bottom bracket width 73 mm Hinterrad Nabenbreite / rear axle width 135 mm Reifenfreiheit 26" /Tire clearance 26" 2,5" Dämpferhub / shock travel 63 mm vordere Dämpfer Einbaubreite / front shock mount clearance 16 x 8 mm hintere Dämpfer Einbaubreite / rear shock clearance 49 x 8 mm Zugführung für höhenverstellbare Sattelstütze / cable guides for dopper seatpost standard Direct-Mount Umwerfer / direct-mount front derailleur optional Flaschenhaltermontage / bottle cage mount (size S-L) nicht möglich / not possible Flaschenhaltermontage / bottle cage mount (size XL) optional Steuerohr Standard / headtube standard 1.5" Steuersatz Mindesteinpresstiefe unten bei 1 1/8" Steuerrohr / ahead set min. insert depth 1 1/8" head tube (lower end) 22mm Benötigter Steuersatz für 1.5 Gabelschaft / needed headset for 1.5 forks EC49/38.1 | EC49/40 Benötigter Steuersatz für tapered Gabelschaft / needed headset for tapered forks ZS49/28.6 | EC49/40 Benötigter Steuersatz für 1 1/8" Gabelschaft / needed headset for 1 1/8" forks ZS49/28.6 | EC49/30 Federwege am Hinterbau / rear suspension travel / M / Loch oben / top hole 171 mm Zweites Loch von oben / second hole from above 158 mm Drittes Loch von oben / second hole from above 146 mm Loch unten / lowest hole 136 mm
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