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April 17, 2019, 7:42 p.m.
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April 17, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
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That a Robot Bike Co and Forbidden Bike are the only neat things going on now in that travel Range.

April 18, 2019, 9:01 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

love the look of that frame and fork

April 18, 2019, 10:57 a.m.
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^that's some serious coin

April 18, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
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Looks like a Horst link Turner circa 2005.  Apart from the 'modern' geometry and really ugly welds on this one.

April 18, 2019, 12:34 p.m.
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sick bike. i love the retro aesthetic, and their signature fat welds. especially stoked w/ the new shock config - ie, the ability to run a bottle. would be rad if the G1 was to adopt this.

April 18, 2019, 1:54 p.m.
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I was never a big fan of Nicolai stuff till I started building my own bikes and geeking out of the finer details and machining.

https://en.nicolai-bicycles.com/frames/saturn-14/

Soo many sweet details in their frames. They also kill it with info in their tech sheets.

April 19, 2019, 12:25 p.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017

Posted by: earleb

I was never a big fan of Nicolai stuff till I started building my own bikes and geeking out of the finer details and machining.

https://en.nicolai-bicycles.com/frames/saturn-14/

Soo many sweet details in their frames. They also kill it with info in their tech sheets.

I feel like if more mtbers were machinists, bikes like the Pole Machine/Stamina and Nicolai would be way more popular.

April 19, 2019, 6:01 p.m.
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They also kill it with info in their tech sheets.

So what's the bottom bracket height work out to be with a -15mm drop and the averge size 2.35/27.5 tyre?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vQAr3WjETJHj8w9PnUO4bawj1mfzrIUfpnhdyFpXP4qjauXSQ0JQLkRvvNWOf-AuxTtW2PPspScuaLn/pubhtml#


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April 19, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

They also kill it with info in their tech sheets.

So what's the bottom bracket height work out to be with a -15mm drop and the averge size 2.35/27.5 tyre?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vQAr3WjETJHj8w9PnUO4bawj1mfzrIUfpnhdyFpXP4qjauXSQ0JQLkRvvNWOf-AuxTtW2PPspScuaLn/pubhtml#

Document references a 710mm wheel dia with a max tire size of27.5*2.4. 710/2 = 355mm radius - 15mm = bb height 340mm give or take a little (depending on tires).

Edit - but you can have up to 30mm bb drop using the mutator chips.


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April 20, 2019, 6:18 a.m.
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Anyone on here have a Transition Sentinel? If so how have you been liking it for PWN riding? I’m down here out of Portland and there isn’t many options to demo one.

April 20, 2019, 8:43 a.m.
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Posted by: tdmsurfguy

Anyone on here have a Transition Sentinel? If so how have you been liking it for PWN riding? I’m down here out of Portland and there isn’t many options to demo one.

Take a trip to Transition HQ and demo one.

April 20, 2019, 8:48 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 31, 2005

Posted by: T-mack

Posted by: earleb

I was never a big fan of Nicolai stuff till I started building my own bikes and geeking out of the finer details and machining.

https://en.nicolai-bicycles.com/frames/saturn-14/

Soo many sweet details in their frames. They also kill it with info in their tech sheets.

I feel like if more mtbers were machinists, bikes like the Pole Machine/Stamina and Nicolai would be way more popular.

People around here have been burned by boutique brands enough. Nicolai has decades of quality pedigree behind them. They're also super expensive. They're a niche bike for people that seek them out. The Machine/Stamina is wholly new and evolving by the day. It's a big ask to buy a $5k frame that's being revised every two months. It's exciting technology but for now I think a lot of interested riders are just sitting back to watch. The Evolink frames didn't do too well on the Shore so there's that.

April 21, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017

Posted by: craw

Posted by: T-mack

Posted by: earleb

I was never a big fan of Nicolai stuff till I started building my own bikes and geeking out of the finer details and machining.

https://en.nicolai-bicycles.com/frames/saturn-14/

Soo many sweet details in their frames. They also kill it with info in their tech sheets.

I feel like if more mtbers were machinists, bikes like the Pole Machine/Stamina and Nicolai would be way more popular.

People around here have been burned by boutique brands enough. Nicolai has decades of quality pedigree behind them. They're also super expensive. They're a niche bike for people that seek them out. The Machine/Stamina is wholly new and evolving by the day. It's a big ask to buy a $5k frame that's being revised every two months. It's exciting technology but for now I think a lot of interested riders are just sitting back to watch. The Evolink frames didn't do too well on the Shore so there's that.

Yeah I'm starting to grow more and more confident on mine but I still check it over after every ride for bends lol.

April 21, 2019, 9:39 p.m.
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Joined: March 18, 2017

But but ocean fill brahs. 

I recall seeing a few Nicolai frames in BC during the dorp to fault tyranny era.

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