NICOLAI’s interpretation of a radical gearbox driven trail bike is called the SATURN 14 GPI. The SATURN 14 GPI inspires the rider with its modern and balanced GEOLUTION TRAIL geometry on home trails, in the bike park or crossing the Alps. Agile, smooth running, easy to climb and low maintenance describe this bike best in four ways. You can say goodbye to going ‘over the bars,’ a wandering front wheel on climbs and daily maintenance. The SATURN 14 GPI does exactly what a trail bike should do. Two possible wheel sizes, PINION & GATES CarbonDrive (GPI) and plenty of room for water bottles, it is the most versatile gearbox-driven NICOLAI we have ever built.
The NICOLAI SATURN 14 has been established in the trail and enduro market for over a year. It is difficult to confine it to a box, its wide range of capabilities makes it too versatile. As a result, the SATURN 14 has become the “egg-laying, wool making and milking sow” for many of our customers. To suit the incoming season, NICOLAI presents the SATURN 14 in the GPI version.
GPI stands for GATES PINION. The PINION P1.12 transmission is integrated in to the heart of the frame, and the GATES Carbon Drive broaden the capabilities for the everyday rider and create a unique bike: downhill, the GEOLUTION geometry combined with the low centre of gravity as well as reduced unsprung mass at the rear wheel, provide undreamed-of downhill potential. Uphill, the combination of GEOLUTION and a full 600% gear range results in unlimited climbing ability. Upon the SATURN 14 GPI, you can be competitive in enduro races as well as having great fun on your home trails. With its low maintenance and unrivalled spectrum of use, the SATURN 14 GPI is a bike for all occasions: enduro racing, Trans-Alp or day tours – you decide!
Continuing frame production in Lower Saxony, it is easy for NICOLAI to offer a reinforced version with full bike park approval too. This frame is given the suffix ST and has a thicker-walled down tube, seat tube and top tube as well as gussets at the head tube.
What the hell is Bikepark approval? All of our MTB frames easily take the strain of everyday riding. However, a frame with bike park approval must meet further requirements at NICOLAI: It must be able to withstand loads caused by riding errors or falls. 25 years of experience in frame construction have shown NICOLAI that “riding error frequency” is considerably higher in a bike park than on home trails or long rides. The SATURN 14 GPI ST guarantees against these errors.
The SATURN 14 GPI can be individually specified as a complete bike in our configurator. Components from manufacturers like FOX, ROCKSHOX, INTEND, HOPE, MAGURA, TUNE, CONTINENTAL, SRAM, and LEVELNINE are available. Complete bikes are available from 6499€. The frame including gearbox, cranks, a GATES CarbonDrive weighs 7360g in Large size.
Like all NICOLAI bikes, the SATURN 14 GPI is a complete in-house development. From the first drawings, through FEM-supported optimisation, to production and final assembly, all stages of the process are carried out under one roof. Of course, the SATURN 14 GPI contains all the ingredients that define a true NICOLAI: A tube set optimally suited to the area of application is combined with distinctive CNC machined parts. Experienced welders construct precisely the unmistakably wide and flat NICOLAI welding seams to create a total work of art. There are quad-sealed industrial grade bearings on all pivots of the four-bar rear suspension and ensure a smooth response with maximum rigidity and low maintenance. With a total of 5 standard sizes (S to XXL) NICOLAI has the right frame size for every rider, from 1.60 to over 2 metres.
As usual, frames can be customised in colour with robust powder coatings, lightweight anodised colours or simply in the legendary Fac-Raw finish. Coloured accents can be selected to match components using anodised “Extra Love Parts.” Even custom geometries are possible for an extra charge with our Tailormade program.
We offer the SATURN 14 in two versions. The SATURN 14 with the suffix ST (SUPER TRAIL) is manufactured with a reinforced tube set and extra gussets. This gives the bike clearance for forks with a length of up to 570mm A2C and a stanchion diameter of 36mm. The standard SATURN 14 GPI is not approved for bike park use and the fork length A2C is limited to 550mm. The frame weight increases by about 300gr depending on the frame size for the ST version.
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.
Type | P1.18
Gears | 18
Overall ration | 636%
Increments | 11.5%
Gearbox weight | 2700g
Type | P.12
Gears | 12
Overall ration | 600%
Increments | 17.7%
Gearbox weight | 2350g
130 | 138 mm
ab 13.7 kg
29" | 27.5“ | Hybrid (29" + 27.5")
SATURN 14 GPI