Nicolai Debuts 130mm Helius TB Trail Mountain Bike
The holy grail of trail bikes is something that climbs as well as it descends, and Nicolai’s latest claims to handle downhills like a 150mm gravity bike but climb like a goat.
In addition to a very forward rear pivot and extended dropout section, the bike also has an unusual travel number for the trail category. While 130mm might be a lot on a 29er, for 26″ bikes it’s on the short side. Nicolai says the kinematics make all the difference. Well, that and the combination of a fairly steep seat angle (73.5º) and fairly slack head angle (67.5º).
Video and specs below…
- Travel: 130 mm (130mm fork recommended)
- Weight 2.6 kg (Size M, Black Anodized, without shock)
- 1999€ (price for Germany only, 2389€ w/ ROckshox Monarch RT3)
- color: black / gold anodized
- Warranty: 5 years