ION G16 EBOXX
Hunting your favourite trails light-heartedly and without a breather, taking significantly more trail kilometres under the galleries in the same time span and experiencing boundless flow even uphill – that’s e-biking today. Anyone who sees our ION-G16 EBOXX knows immediately that this is not an ordinary E-MTB. Both long-time NICOLAI drivers and discoverers of the brand will immediately feel how much experience and know-how are in the EBOXX and will be fascinated by how this becomes noticeable when driving. The EBOXX is an ION-G16 on steroids. With its groundbreaking GEOLUTION geometry, the powerful 155 mm rear suspension travel and the perfectly integrated Bosch drive – an EBOXX is like a look into the future of e-biking. Uphill and downhill, the ION-G16 EBOXX is incredibly dynamic, with unparalleled driving performance and aesthetics that simply take your breath away. The future has already begun with us.
Few people know how deeply the NICOLAI brand is rooted in e-bike history and why the world’s most extraordinary e-TB is being created right now. Having been building racing machines for the MTB World Cup since 1995 and designing e-bikes since 2009, we are now bringing both development lines together for 2018 and creating a high-end e-bike in which aesthetics and function merge perfectly into a riding machine that simply inspires.
The design of the ION-G16 EBOXX is only possible through a new down tube. It is manufactured specifically for NICOLAI by an innovative and very complex extrusion process. The massive and yet surprisingly light multi-chamber aluminium profile was developed with the help of FEM calculations and integrates the BOSCH CX drive unit and the 500 Wh Intube battery perfectly both optically and technically. In addition, the battery can be charged directly on the bike or removed. The carefully designed design with a large cavity allows us to protect the Intube battery from the elements and knocks, while still keeping the centre of gravity very low and making it easily accessible from the inside via a flap. As the technological backbone of the bike, its ultra-rigid design ensures direct drive and precise handling.
The remaining frame elements are form-fit welded. This part of the chassis – made of drawn tubes, hydroformed or CNC milled components, depending on requirements – is of course designed with the same precision and attention to detail for which NICOLAI is known. As with all our bikes, we have a clear idea of how an absolutely functional and reliable E-MTB must be built. Technical finesse and robustness are the NICOLAI virtues that are also unmistakably reflected in the EBOXX.
Our GEOLUTION geometry perfectly complements the EBOXX concept – downhill as well as uphill. The already high subjective safety due to the long main frame, flat steering angle and central seating position are further enhanced by the low centre of gravity. Whether in high-speed trail sections at the traction limit or in breakneck steep sections – the ION-G16 EBOXX intuitively tempts you to push your limits, drive harder and faster. What ensures the best times at the World Cup also makes E-MTB driving safer. If something doesn’t work as planned, the EBOXX spoils you with an intuitive and outrageously good-natured handling. In the uphill, the very central seating position with the deliberately longer chainstays and the steep seat angle provides more than adequate climbing ability for the powerful BOSCH auxiliary drive. Steep technical trails uphill? Go for it! I bet you will soon enjoy the uphill with our ION-G16 EBOXX as much as the descent. If you want to fine-tune the geometry even more, you have further possibilities of engagement at the rear via different mutators and the length-adjustable truss struts.
Because of its advanced system integration, we only offer the EBOXX as a complete bike.
In the QLFLINE equipment you will find an excellent FOX Factory chassis, consisting of a Float 36 HSC/LSC BOOST suspension fork (170 mm) and a Float X2 shock, both specially optimized by FOX for the requirements of the e-bike. The SRAMs GX 1×11 group stands for optimum gear ratio and precise shifting at all times, while the combination of HOPE Tech 35W wheels and the new Conti The Baron Projekt 27.5x 2.6 tyre with apex-reinforced carcass ensures never-ending traction and high puncture resistance. MAGURA’s Top Gravity MT7 HC brake with large 203 mm discs is used to decelerate the unavoidable speed noise. The DESIGNED IN GERMANY Bikeyoke Revive Dropper support also provides freedom of movement and with the Renthal/Ergon cockpit you always have the upper hand. The BOSCH CX drive with up to 75 Nm torque and its four support levels, the 500 Wh high-performance battery and the simple operation of the Purion display do not require much talk. They are simply the state of the art when it comes to e-bikes and therefore fit perfectly to our EBOXX bikes.
The special feature of Float X2 is the adjustable damping, which is based on a double-tube system, as with Cane Creek. This allows the large oil volume and the oil flow to be controlled very well. In addition to the air pressure, high and low speed compression and traction stages can be set separately.
The award-winning 36 series offers the right model for every aggressive enduro rider to have great trail fun.
The Hope Tech 35W rims impress with a rim design optimized for 27.5 inch plus bike tyres. This is achieved by the production of 6061 T6 aluminium, a welded rim joint, a mouth width of 35mm for more support and higher traction as well as 3 hollow chambers. In addition, the increased wall thickness in the area of the rim bed of the loosened Tech 35W rim prevents distortion or cracks even with high spoke tension. By means of a tubeless kit, the wheels can be converted to the smooth-running and more puncture-resistant tubeless system. Hope Hoop wheels are spoked and centered by hand. This guarantees optimum concentricity and uniform spoke tension.
With a maximum torque of 75 Nm, the Performance Line CX is the powerful drive for ambitious and demanding eBikers. In eMTB mode you always get the power you need – from tour to turbo. Up to 300% perfectly dosed support, unbelievable dynamics and unique grip – together with the improved starting behaviour – optimally support you in every terrain. Progressive engine support automatically adapts to your individual driving style, no need to change support modes, allowing you to focus entirely on the trail.
The GX 1×11 rear derailleur relies on SRAM’s legendary switching performance and offers incredible switching speed and precision. The X-ACTUATION™ technology ensures a much more uniform switch result. The ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ technology offers maximum drive stability – even on murderous and highly demanding terrain. Thanks to the CAGE LOCK™ technology, removing and installing the rear wheel is easier than ever.
The clearly defined pressure point and maximum power make it the first choice of gravity and high-speed pilots. The 1-finger HC brake lever modulates the enormous braking power as desired. The HC brake lever and the pressure point adjustment provide the necessary ergonomics to have the brake perfectly under control even on the heaviest terrain. In hard enduro or downhill use, the additional braking power of 4 pistons offers fine dosing and maximum stability, adapted from Magura motorsport experience. Braking power does not have to be heavy. Carbotecture® SL brake handle and aluminium lever reduce the total weight. The 4-piston brakes are characterised by high thermal stability, which is achieved through optimum weight distribution. Optimum use of material where it is needed.
NICOLAI ION-G16 EBOXX
Fox Racing Shox 36 Float 170 HSC/LSC FIT Factory BOOST, 27,5“
Fox Racing Float X2, Comp-Lever, Factory, e optimized plus
Hope Hoops Tech 35W BOOST 27,5“
Continental Der Baron Projekt ProTection Apex 27.5x2,6"
Continental Der Baron Projekt ProTection Apex 27.5x2,6"
Magura MT7, HC Bremshebel
Bosch Power Tube 500 Vertical Black
Bosch Drive Unit Performance CX (25km/h)
Bosch Purion Performance Line Anthracite
Sram X-Sync 14T Kettenblatt für Bosch
Universal Transmission E-Bike Chainguide
SRAM Kette CN-PC1130
SRAM XG 1150 10-42t, 11- fach
SRAM GX Type2.1, 11-fach
SRAM GX 11-fach Schalthebel
Cane Creek Forty
Nicolai MTB 35mm
Renthal Fatbar 780x20mm Rise
Ergon GE1 Slim, schwarz
Bikeyoke Revive 2.0 160mm
Ergon SMA30 Comp, Stealth
ION G16 EBOXX