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solidautomech paulaston's article
Feb 19, 2017 at 12:10
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Derailleur vs Gearbox: Nicolai Ion 16 vs Ion GPI - Review
@gonecoastal: you're right about it not being a four bar linkage. It's a medium high single pivot, at least it is compared to something like Zerode's DH bike. It uses the Effigear gear box which uses a different design than the one Nicolai is currently using. It has some cool features like the ability to use a trigger shifter, an output shaft in a different location from the crank spindle so clearance is huge under the bb, and it's a simpler design that, from what I can tell, is much more user serviceable. I've been riding it (Nicolai Effigear ion 20) for two summers now and love it. You can check out some pictures of it under my name or under bike of the day on Vital mtb. It's a bit different now, it's got the trigger shifter, newer suspension, and a new color. I'll try and post some new pictures soon.
solidautomech paulaston's article
Feb 16, 2017 at 17:26
Feb 16, 2017
Derailleur vs Gearbox: Nicolai Ion 16 vs Ion GPI - Review
@wblh: yes please on the shoot out. I'm really interested in getting the Zerode.
solidautomech paulaston's article
Feb 16, 2017 at 9:01
Feb 16, 2017
Derailleur vs Gearbox: Nicolai Ion 16 vs Ion GPI - Review
The gearbox has a free wheel built in. You could ride a fixed rear hub and save a bit more weight but the freewheel in the gearbox doesn't spin as freely or the drag from the belt is high and the rear wheel slows rapidly which can make the bike feel off balance in the air. I guess it might make it roll slower too? I think the WC racer using a Nicolai the past two seasons with an Effigear gearbox was running a fixed rear hub though and he had a few top 20's so it can be made to work well.
solidautomech FRNZ's article
Feb 15, 2017 at 20:01
Feb 15, 2017
Rupert Chapman - Pivot Phoenix Bike Check
5'7" was the length of his uncut steerer tube?
solidautomech mattwragg's article
Feb 8, 2017 at 12:00
Feb 8, 2017
Race Prepping a Fox 40
@trumbullhucker55: I don't think that this is the tool he is using to loosen the fit of the bushings. This is for removing and installing bushings, but maybe it is used for both, any one know for sure?
solidautomech BergamontBicycles's article
Jan 30, 2017 at 9:42
Jan 30, 2017
2017 Bergamont Factory Team Announced
Eddie! Eddie! Eddie! Looking forward to seeing you ride this year so you better be in the top 20 at all the WCs! Or convince Red Bull to show the whole race start to finish and while your at it get them to let Rob of the leash :)
solidautomech AJBarlas's article
Jan 6, 2017 at 22:38
Jan 6, 2017
Pinkbike Poll - What's Your Dream Gearbox Bike?
The grip shift is gone and it now runs a modified SRAM XO trigger shifter.
solidautomech AJBarlas's article
Jan 6, 2017 at 22:35
Jan 6, 2017
Pinkbike Poll - What's Your Dream Gearbox Bike?
I was trying to hit the up vote cause I agree with you, but I missed. Oops
solidautomech redbullbike's article
Dec 20, 2016 at 10:45
Dec 20, 2016
The Best of the Wildmen - Video
More please. A lot more!
solidautomech redbullbike's article
Oct 8, 2016 at 17:23
Oct 8, 2016
Aaron Gwin And The Hunt For Gold - Video
That was a really good video! Makes me wish the Parkins were still doing WC DH coverage full time. Parkins please come back to the dark side.
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