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Frame: Nicolai G1. Misc.: Size L
Rear Shock: FOX Float X2 Factory 2-Position Lever. Misc.: Mediun compression tune
Fork: Fox Float 36 rc2 170mm. Misc.: Adreani compression kit care of J-Tech Suspension
Headset: ------- Reset 13mm stack
Handlebar: Burgtec Bryceland 38mm rise
Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK2 35
Grips: DMR Deathgrip Race
Brakes: Shimano XTR 4 pots
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR
Shifters: Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Chainguide: Shimano
Cranks: Shimano Saint 170mm
Front Rim: Stan's NoTubes Flow mk3
Rear Rim: Stan's NoTubes Flow mk3
Hubs: DT Swiss DT 350. Misc.: Standard 32 J bend
Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution. Misc.: Triple butted
Front Tire: Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 SnakeSkin
Rear Tire: Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 SnakeSkin
Saddle: Ergon SMA3 Comp
Seatpost: FOX Transfer Factory 150mm
General Info
Model Year: 2019
Riding Type: Trail / All-Mountain
Weight: 35 lb 4.4 oz (16000 g)
Additional Info: Built in a rush, because it arrived literally 1 day before a trip to Finale. Zero carbon parts. This G1 frame was a replacement from Nicolai for my previous G16 that err, "met an unfortunate end". I didn't get the EXT shock simply due to budget. This is a warranty replacement frame, but I still had to buy the Fox shock so it wasn't free (thanks metric shocks!) I haven't had chance to ride it yet, but early noticeable differences are - firstly it's a lot heavier than the G16, because it's a LOT chunkier. Pretty much every tube is wider and thicker. The chainstay yoke is particularly massive, even the shock plates are 5mm thick solid alu. I weighed the frame and shock at 4.7Kg, that's 1.2Kg heavier than stated on the Nicolai website, which is a bit cheeky. And secondly, a quick car park ride it already feels a lot more different to the G16 than I expected. It actually feels smaller? But that might be the saddle that needs moving backwards.

Vital MTB member Tristan_Mayor Tristan_Mayor 4/10/2019 1:35 PM

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I wonder why that happen, great they covered it under warranty. I hope this is not a common issue with Nicolai bikes, I haven't heard anything bad, this was the first snapped frame I read about.

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Everything breaks if you ride it enough.
Nicolai were fair with the warranty overall, but upgrading to this G1 wasn't entirely free.
They would have replaced the G16 for free, but it was gonna take 8+ weeks so offered a G1 at about a quarter of retail price so I went for that instead.

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