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Nicolai 2014 mountain bikes – Eurobike 2013

Alternative German brand Nicolai have shown their faith in the 650b platform with a pure downhill bike, the Ion 20, which takes the medium wheel size across the entire Nicolai 2014 range.

The Helius range includes the 140mm travel Helius AC, which also features 650b wheels on all frame sizes. The model we saw has the Pinion gearbox, costing €3660 (frame plus gearbox but without shock). The Helius AC is also available in traditional transmission format.

The Helius TB is a new 120mm travel trail bike, which is available in 29er (medium and large sizes) and 650b (small). This replaces the 2013 model with its 26in wheels.

The nicolai helius tb is a new 120mm travel trail bike, which is available in 29er (medium and large sizes) and 650b (small), replacing the 2013 model with its 26in wheels:

Nicolai Helius TB trail bike

Nicolai have also joined the fat bike fraternity. The Argon Fat is their interpretation of the all-terrain bike. Its monster rims seat a 3.8in tyre and are bolted on with a 170mm standard rear axle. The Argon Fat comes with a single speed belt drive too.

Click on the gallery at right for more details on Nicolai’s 2014 mountain bike range.


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Lulu Interpreting Bicycles

Cargo Bike by Lulu
So, Lulu – aged 4 (the world’s youngest urbanist) – says to me, “Daddy, what should I draw?”

I said, “How about a cargo bike?”

Off she went.

Here’s her interpretation. How she regards our cargo bike and its role in our daily lives. Love it. Says it all.

Lulu Bicycle Drawing
Here was her first interpretation of a bicycle. Danish design minimalism. Deconstructing a bicycle to its basic ingredients. Well… except for pedals.

Lulu Bicycle Drawing
Here was her first interpretation of herself with her bicycle.

Lulu Bicycle Drawing
And this was her first interpretation of a cargo bike – using our Bullitt as inspiration.

Copenhagenize the planet. And have a lovely day.