NICOLAI has the entire value chain required to manufacture a high-end mountain bike. All processes are carried out in-house, from engineering and the development of first prototypes to the finished bike.
Every single part of our frames is build in-house. Tubes are hand-cutted, shock levers, cable guide built kids and other details get milled by our CNC machines. Because of this procedure, we are able to achieve and guarantee our high quality standards.
One of our trademarks are weldseams. Every weldseam is result of in years made experiences through the welding process, which guarantees a stable connection between the different parts.
During the milling process the frame gets straighten several times. Before the heat treatment is started, the final frame straightening takes place.
Our frames get powder coated or anodized. 33 different colours are available. Each part of the frame can be coloured after customer demands. The powder coating process takes place here. It is possible to order a frame in camouflage. Therefore three different colous of powder coats are used. The anodization is done by one of our long life relationship partners.
After the coating process, the powder coat or anodization is removed from the places where to mill the bearing holes. This process allows us to deliver an optimal function and resistance.