NICOLAI has been building mountain bikes for over 20 years, and for over 10 years electric assisted ‘eMTB’. The question “Who needs that?” or the quote “I am still too fit for that,” is rarely heard today. Why? Because people who are interested in e-bikes quickly learn that riding an eMTB is still sport. The advantages are obvious: differences in fitness between friends are levelled, the range is increased and ultimately, you can have longer riding time and pleasure. For this year, Nicolai’s eMTB called the G1-EBOXX is developed and produced precisely for this riding experience. This is a special product because Nicolai is one of the few remaining companies to produce bicycle frames in Germany. In our own factory, all components are CNC-milled from high-quality aircraft aluminium and precisely welded together. The high-quality welding beads have established themselves as a trademark in the industry. A Nicolai bike can therefore also be recognised without a logo. All in all, the bike has unrivalled and incomparable riding performance. The reason lies in the sum of all the (big) little things, which we would like to explain now:
What will the eMTB of the future look like? The EBOXX E14 is our answer to this simple question. All our experience from 23-years has been collated here. Here, historically grown roots are cut. The derailleur and chain-driven gear system gives way to the durable Gates belt drive in combination with the almost indestructible Rohloff hub, which can even be electrically shifted under load in this bike.
Kalle Nicolai says: “It goes without saying that Nicolai only selects very high quality components for the complete bike. Exactly the ones we have tested and also continue to use ourselves. In other areas of performance, we continue today with our so-called Geolution geometry for increased safety, traction, and speed, in all riding situations.
The new BOSCH mountain bike engine was expected with a lot of excitement. This 4th engine generation was tested in secret for many months. Smaller, lighter, stronger and quieter are the 4 facts that summarize everything. With 2.9 kg, the engine is one of the lightest on the market. With a torque of 75 Nm, it is also one of the most powerful engines. The special MTB software ensures the finest response and performance in off-road conditions.
NICOLAI does not simply take a BOSCH engine off the shelf and bolt it into a frame, but operates genuine product integration. The motor is protected from damage from below by an aluminium forged part. At the side and front, the motor is protected by its own plastic parts so that air can still circulate. This newly developed air guide on the new NICOLAI G1-EBOXX ensures that the engine does not get too hot, even on long climbs. Also on the battery side the new system can score with 25% more range. This 625Wh BOSCH Powertube battery can be snapped into the NICOLAI G1-EBOXX from below.
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 AM 35mm/35mm
ACROS Gothic 780/35 Rise 25mm
MAGURA MT7, HC Bremshebel 203mm
SQlab 70X - M
CONTINENTAL Der Baron Projekt ProTection Apex 29x2,4"
CONTINENTAL Der Baron Projekt ProTection Apex 27.5x2,6"
SQlab 611 Ergowave active - 140mm
BIKEYOKE Revive 185mm
HOPE FORTUS 35 W 27,5" Felge / Rohloff Speedhub, 14- Gang
GATES Riemenscheibe 50T
BOSCH CX Performance Line
BOSCH Power Tube 625 Vertical Black
ROHLOFF Speedhub, 14- Gang
ROHLOFF Speedhub, 14- Gang
GATES Riemenscheibe 22T
GATES Riemen CDX 128T
UNIVERSAL TRANSMISSION GBT2
ACROS A-Flat MD
G1 EBOXX E14 - 2020