NICOLAI has been building mountain bikes for over 20 years. And for over 10 years also electrified MTB's. The question "Who needs that?" Or the quote "... I'm still fit for that" is barely audible today, because anyone who deals with the topic of e-bike, learns fast, that you can be quite athletic can handle an E-MTB. The advantages are obvious: fitness differences between friends are compensated, the range is increased and ultimately you can have fun longer. And it was exactly for this driving pleasure that the G1-EBOXX was developed. A special product, because the company NICOLAI is one of the last companies still producing bicycle frames in Germany. The factory manufactures all components from high quality aircraft aluminum CNC milled and welded together precisely. The high quality welds have become established as a trademark in the industry. A NICOLAI bike can be recognized without lettering. Overall, the bike has an unrivaled and incomparably good driving performance.
The new BOSCH mountain bike engine was awaited with great excitement. In secret, this 4th generation engine was tested many months. Smaller, lighter, stronger and quieter are the 4 facts that sum up everything. At 2.9 kg, the engine is one of the lightweights on the market. With 75 Nm of torque, it is also one of the most powerful engines. The special MTB software ensures the finest response and performance in the field.
NICOLAI can look back on a long and close cooperation with the technology company Bosch and therefore uses the powerful BOSCH CX engine with its mountain bike software in the EBOXX bike. New for the year 2019 is the KIOX on-board computer with all the functions that a sporty driver needs.
Forget the days of oil-spattered chains and join the Gates Carbon Drive Revolution. Clean, smooth, robust and light. These are the benefits of the Gates Carbon Drive ™ System. The carbon reinforced belts are stiff like a chain, have a longer life, run dry without lubrication and are virtually maintenance free. On an ebike, the engine power and human power must be transmitted together to the rear wheel.
The production of NICOLAI products in Germany gives NICOLAI the necessary flexibility to adapt the products to the special needs of its customers. A correct posture on the bike is only achieved by choosing the right frame size. The 5 frame sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL offer the right product for every customer between 1.55 and 2.10 meters.
The new electronic Rohloff E-14 transmission sets standards for the switching of e-bikes. Switching has never been more comfortable. Connected with the Bosch engine, they enjoy the uniquely fast switching performance and a simple-to-use switching unit. A push of a button, the drive already takes load from the system and the Rohloff hub switches electrically. Hold the button and the E-14 will switch all 14 gears in a fast 3-sequence. And at the stop of traffic lights, the system automatically switches back to the starting gear. For the year 2019, we have improved the position of the electronic trigger to achieve the best intuitive thumb operation.
The rear of a mountain bike suspension is not a statically stiff component. It is exposed to extreme loads in off-road driving. That's why we only use the best suspension components from the US specialist FOX. Critical points are in addition the ball bearings, which provide in the joints for a low breakaway torque and optimum response.
The rear suspension of a fullsuspension bike is not a statically stiff component and is exposed to extreme loads while driving. Critical points are the ball bearings, which ensure a low breakaway torque and optimum responsiveness of the chassis. To extend the service intervals of the frame, we at Nicolai only use full complement double sealed ball bearings.
At NICOLAI we only use the alloy 7020-T6 (AlZn4.5Mg1) for our frames. Compared to its competitors, which mostly use 6061-T6 aluminum, this grade has much better strength values.
The so-called swingarm - MUTATOR is also a newly developed component on the rear swing arm, which combines many functions in a single component: The mutators are available in different lengths (33, 41 and 47mm). In this way, only by replacing a mutator, the length of the swingarm according to our GEOLUTION concept with the frame height "grow".
For each model and frame size, we have designed our own welding device, a so-called frame gauge. Here, the tube sets with the turned and milled parts fit together precisely, then stapled by our welders at precisely defined points and in exact order first and then, in order to minimize distortion and tension, in several passes by TIG method (Wolfram Inert Gas) to be welded. Our evenly shallow welds result from a very slow welding speed and, unlike applied seams, cause a deep fusion of the material.
With a NICOLAI frame you determine the design. Each Nicolai frame can be produced in color according to your preferences. Choose from the different frame colors, Eloxal colors for bellcrank and tension holder as well as frame-decor to put the frame your individual note.
So that you can hit every trail on the trail, we mount on all frames a form-fitting sliding, replaceable dropout for tracking and camber adjustment. Due to the different milled, right dropouts for adjusting the fall, the rear must be adjusted only slightly after assembly. This relieves the material. The respective lintel height is milled into the RADO with the numbers 0, 1, 2 or -1 and -2. After the track and camber are set, the RADO is fixed at the factory with a pen. As a result, the original setting during replacement is easily reproducible. Only in this way can we guarantee that NICOLAI products will function precisely on the track.
You can order, pay and pick up your custom frame directly from us or from your Nicolai base dealer. For technical details we are directly at your disposal. First, we need to know why you want to drive a scale frame. Most of the reasons are in the past.
The manufacturing quality itself is not added value for a customer. The following two added values "Longevity & Precise Handling" result from the manufacturing quality. Only if the welds are deeply welded to the root and have no notches, a bike frame can withstand the blows from the ground for many years without breaking. Precise driving characteristics are achieved when the rear wheel is precisely straight to the front wheel and even a layman notices that a crooked bike is driving funny (but most of the time he thinks that it depends on his driving skills).
If, after a few years of hard work, a bearing needs to be replaced on a Nicolai frame, if a RADO has to be exchanged because of a fall, or if a frame is to be given a new coating, then the NICOLAI service employees are your real contact. Since we at NICOLAI manufacture all the small parts on our machines, we can also produce spare parts for older models if necessary. We therefore guarantee a spare part availability of at least 10 years for all Nicolai products.
“We don’t care about trends! All that matters is lap times, driving pleasure, safety and the physical facts.” This quote from Kalle Nicolai describes Nicolai’s approach to the development of new mountain bikes. This mission statement has made NICOLAI one of the most innovative bicycle companies in terms of chassis performance, steering dynamics and geometry.
NICOLAI EBOXX 4 Gates E14
FOX RACING SHOX 36 Float 160 FIT4 Factory BOOST, 2019
FOX RACING SHOX VAN RC 210x55
ACROS Block Lock
HOPE AT 35mm / 35mm
ACROS Gothic 780/35 Rise 25mm
MAGURA MT7, HC brake lever 203mm
SQlab 70X - M
CONTINENTAL The Baron Project ProTection Apex 29x2.4 "
CONTINENTAL The Baron Project ProTection Apex 27.5x2.6 "
SQlab 611 Ergowave active - 140mm
HOPE FORTUS 35 W 27.5 "rim / Rohloff Speedhub, 14-speed
GATES Pulley 50T
BOSCH CX Performance Line
BOSCH Power Tube 625 Vertical Black
ROHLOFF Speedhub, 14-speed
ROHLOFF Speedhub, 14-speed
GATES pulley 22T
GATES belt CDX 128T
UNIVERSAL TRANSMISSION GBT2
ACROS A-Flat MD