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duir paulaston's article
Dec 30, 2015 at 13:38
Dec 30, 2015
Chris Porter Talks: GeoMetron 29" Prototype
I think a few people are getting themselves confused. Keith the Banshee designer has always been hugely influenced by Nicolai to the point of his bikes looking very similar even down to the round straight front triangle and square straight rear. There is however one important difference, Nicolai's don't consistently snap.
duir yeticycles's article
Oct 22, 2015 at 6:35
Oct 22, 2015
Photo Epic and Video: Escape to Iceland
The wet, muddy, freezing cold north is the last place I would take Yeti's latest linkage.
Oct 4, 2015 at 3:51
Oct 4, 2015
duir GUNJM's article
Sep 11, 2015 at 13:14
Sep 11, 2015
Fabric Line Seat - Review
Tried every possible cure, it doesn't work.
duir GUNJM's article
Sep 11, 2015 at 2:13
Sep 11, 2015
Fabric Line Seat - Review
Is this one going to make the most horrendous creaking noise like the Charge Scoop? Felt like the rails and plastic shell were coming apart all through every ride and ruined an otherwise excellent saddle.
duir pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 27, 2015 at 9:39
Jul 27, 2015
Video: Chris Akrigg - The Water Cycle
Where's he riding this time? Thought it was Yorkshire until he hit the coast, then I wasn't sure.
duir dylansherrard's article
Nov 21, 2014 at 2:27
Nov 21, 2014
Life in the Loops - Empty Pockets
Some of us have been riding long enough (ahem old git) to remember going into the hills and mountains without a mobile phone as they hadn't been invented then. You didn't take your car keys because you couldn't afford a car so you rode 10-15 miles each way just to get to the hills. When you got home on your rigid steel MTB you didn't write about it on the internet because that hadn't been thought of yet either! That was a long time ago. So don't be daft, take your phone and turn it off.
duir mikelevy's article
Aug 30, 2014 at 3:34
Aug 30, 2014
Answer, Knolly, Nicolai - Eurobike 2014
Check again people, you can get a custom, hand made by the best engineers/craftsmen in the business Nicolai frame in the finish of your choice for no more than the price of any other trendy made in Taiwan frame that everyone else has. Nicolai make engineering works of art for pure function. Their bikes will still be in one piece long after others have died.
duir EyesdownFilms's article
Jun 19, 2014 at 9:20
Jun 19, 2014
Video: The 36 Returns
Would have to massively disagree with that statement. You need to go ride some of the insane stuff in the mountains of the Lakes or Scotland at full speed to appreciate why 160mm forks are not overkill on modern trail bikes. Take the Nicolai the guy is riding in the film, 160mm of hand made custom geometry German engineering with a 63 degree head angle. It's a downhill bike that goes up too. Most modern bikes are light and slack and designed to be hammered. Putting a 140 or 150mm flexi fork on the front would make no sense at all.
duir marymoncorge's article
Jun 10, 2014 at 0:21
Jun 10, 2014
Hope AM/Freeride Stem - Review
It sounds counter intuitive doesn't it? As the shorter stem puts you further back in the neutral riding position you can go more aggressive when descending and lean further forward without over balancing. Sounds odd but works very well with a modern slack head angle and long top tube. I just fitted this stem to my Nicolai to replace the 50mm one. The quality is very high and I particularly like the way you can see no gaps between the faceplate and the main stem when looking at it from above. The mix of short stem and 65 degree head angle makes for a fantastic descender.
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