Argon GLF

ENDURO

from 4160.00€

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The Argon GLF is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Don’t dismiss the GLF because it’s a hardtail; in capable hands it outstrips many all mountain full suspension bikes up and downhill. There’s a reason our team rider Frank Schneider ‘Schneidi’ took second place at the Night DH race in Tabarz on it. The Argon GLF performs incredibly well thanks to our GEOLUTION geometry concept, 160 mm fork and clearance for plus size tyres, but it is still a capable all-rounder with everything you have come to expect from a modern trail hard tail: light, stiff, low maintenance and importantly, fun.

WELDING TECHNOLOGY

A NICOLAI IS ALWAYS RECOGNIZABLE BY ITS WELDS

Für jedes Modell und jede Rahmengröße haben wir eine eigene Schweißvorrichtung, eine sog. Rahmenlehre konstruiert. Hier fügen sich nun die Rohrsätze mit den Dreh- und Frästeilen passgenau zusammen, um anschließend von unseren Schweißern an genau definierten Punkten und in exakter Reihenfolge zuerst geheftet und dann, um Verzug und Verspannungen zu minimieren, in mehreren Durchgängen per WIG – Verfahren (Wolfram Inert Gas) verschweißt zu werden. Unsere gleichmäßig flach geschuppten Schweißnähte entstehen durch eine sehr langsame Schweißgeschwindigkeit und bewirken, anders als bei aufgetragenen Nähten, eine tiefe Verschmelzung des Materials.

#GEOLUTION

“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.

PINION OPTION

CONTROLLED PERFORMANCE

Many NICOLAI models can be equipped with a Pinion GmbH gearbox on request. The transmission is low-maintenance and optimally integrated into the bicycle frame. The central centre of gravity and the lighter rear wheel bring noticeable advantages in handling, driving dynamics and rear-end performance. The transmission reacts to shift commands at lightning speed.

7020-T6 ALUMINIUM

ALUMINIUM IS NOT ALUMINIUM

We at Nicolai exclusively use the alloy 7020-T6 (AlZn4,5Mg1) for our frames. Compared to our competitors, who mostly use aluminium 6061-T6, this grade has much better strength values.

Rado

Rear Aligning Dropout

So that you can hit every lane on the trail, we mount a form-fit sliding, exchangeable dropout for track and camber adjustment on all frames. Due to the differently milled, right dropouts for adjusting the lintel, the rear only needs to be slightly readjusted after installation. This takes the strain off the material. The respective lintel height is milled into the RADO with the digits 0, 1, 2 or -1 and -2. After the toe and camber have been set, the RADO is fixed ex works with a pin. This makes the original setting easily reproducible during replacement. This is the only way we can guarantee that NICOLAI products work precisely on the track.

MANUFACTURING QUALITY

Made in Germany

The manufacturing quality itself is not yet an added value for a customer. The following two added values “durability & precise driving characteristics”result from production quality. Only if the welds are welded deep into the root and have no notches, a bike frame can withstand the impacts from the ground for many years without breaking. Precise riding characteristics are achieved when the rear wheel is precisely straight to the front wheel and even a layman notices that an oblique bike rides strangely (but usually he thinks it’s because of his riding ability).

COLOR VARIETY

Extralove

With a NICOLAI frame, you decide the design. Every Nicolai frame can be produced in any colour according to your preferences. Choose from different frame colours, anodised colours for reversing levers and pull holders as well as frame decor to add your individual touch to the frame.

TAILOR MADE

WE MANUFACTURE YOUR CUSTOM-MADE FRAME

You can order, pay for and pick up your tailor made frame directly from us or from your Nicolai dealer. For technical details, please contact us directly. First we need to know why you want to ride a custom-made frame. Most of the reasons lie in the past.

TRADE AND DISTRIBUTION

NICOLAI frame kits and complete wheels are offered through direct sales and can either be ordered as a regular model variant or individually assembled with a variety of equipment options via an online configurator. Personal discussions and direct contact with our customers are our top priority. With a test bike selection, we regularly visit bike parks and trail centers, where interested parties can extensively test our bikes after prior registration and receive individual advice.

WARRANTY AND SPARE PARTS SUPPLY

We provide a 5-year warranty on all frame models against breakage and material failure, even in racing use or jumps. The prerequisite is that the respective models are used within the scope of their designated purpose and have only been equipped with components for which an approval has been obtained. In addition, we guarantee the supply of spare parts for all models for a period of at least 10 years.

Bike Configurator

You can configure the Argon GLF as a complete bike. Components from FOX, ROCK SHOX, INTEND, HOPE, MAGURA, TUNE, CONTINENTAL, SRAM, LEVELNINE are available.

ARGON GLF

Ride

Enduro

Weight

from 13.2 kg

Wheel size

27,5" | 27,5+"

Warrenty

5 years

Why NICOLAI ?

Testride

Test rides can be done anywhere in Germany. Try it!

Warranty

From the date of purchase you get 5 years warranty. We also ensure a ten-year supply of spare parts.

100% Handmade

All NICOLAI frames are manufactured in Germany. This is the only way to ensure our high quality standards in the long term.