SATURN 14

GPI

from 6749.00€

SATURN 14 GPI

THE RADICAL GEARBOX DRIVEN TRAIL BIKE

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.

REINFORCED TUBESET + GUSSETS

NOW EVEN TOUGHER WITH THE ST UPGRADE

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.

#GEOLUTION TRAIL

MORE SPEED, MORE FUN

“We don’t care about trends! All that matters is lap times, driving pleasure, safety and the physical facts.” This quote is our approach to the development of new mountain bikes. This mission statement has made us one of the most innovative bicycle companies in terms of chassis performance, steering dynamics and geometry.

WHEEL SIZES & SUSPENSION TRAVEL

ONE FRAME, TWO WHEEL SIZES

27.5”, 29”, both? Thanks to the Mutator chips located on the seat stay and 13mm deep (available from RESET RACING or CANE CREEK) lower headset cups to change the stack height, one SATURN 14 GPI frame can be configured anyway you choose. Big wheels for big riders, small wheels for smaller riders or a hybrid mix for those who want the best of both worlds: huge front wheel grip, fast speed generation from pumping the terrain and unparalleled cornering response on unknown trails.

TENSION-BAR

ABSORBS LOADS AND REDUCES FORCES

Nicolai has always been good for the other solution. The tension bar increases the fatigue strength of the frame without increasing the weight.

WELDING TECHNOLOGY

A NICOLAI IS ALWAYS RECOGNIZABLE BY ITS WELDS.

We design a unique jig for every model and frame size. The tubes and machined components are turned and milled as necessary and then mounted in the jig, fitting perfectly together. Then, these parts are tacked together by spot welding. The frame is then welded in several passes by TIG (tungsten inert gas) to reduce distortion. By reducing the distortion as much as possible it improves the alignment of the frame. Our flat, fish-scale welds are time-consuming but ensure that the material is properly fused, improving strength.

BOTTLE HOLDER

BACKPACK, HIPPACK OR CLASSIC BOTTLE CAGE?

The decision is yours. The SATURN offers space in all frame sizes from size S to size XXL for an easily accessible and protected bottle holder in the main frame triangle.

FRAME SIZE AND TAILORMADE

WE MANUFACTURE YOUR CUSTOM-MADE FRAME

The NICOLAI SATURN 14 GPI is manufactured in 5x frame sizes and offers a suitable option for the majority of mountain bikers ranging from 160cm to 205cm.

TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZED STRUCTURE

A bicycle frame and its components are exposed to extreme forces during use. In order to develop a durable, robust but also lightweight bicycle frame, all components are designed at NICOLAI GmbH using topology optimization.

PINION GEAR

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.

ANGULAR CONTACT BEARINGS

4 WAY SEALED

The rear triangle of a full suspension bike is not a statically rigid component and is exposed to extreme loads during driving. Critical points are the ball bearings, which ensure low breakaway torque and optimum response of the chassis. In order to extend the maintenance intervals of the frame, Nicolai products rely exclusively on full complement, double-sealed ball bearings.

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).

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.

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.

10 YEARS SPARE PARTS AVAILABILITY

If after a few years of hard work a bearing on a Nicolai frame needs to be replaced, a RADO needs to be replaced due to a fall or a frame needs a new coating, the NICOLAI service staff is the right contact. Since we at NICOLAI manufacture all small parts on our machines, we can also produce spare parts for older models if required. We therefore guarantee spare parts availability of at least 10 years for all Nicolai products.

Bike Configurator

The SATURN 14 GPI can be individually specified as a complete bike in the configurator. Components from manufacturers FOX, ROCK SHOX, INTEND, HOPE, MAGURA, TUNE, CONTINENTAL, SRAM, and LEVELNINE are available.

SATURN 14 GPI

Ride

Trail

Frame size

S-XXL

Spring deflection

130 | 138 mm

Weight

ab 13.7 kg

Wheel size

29" | 27.5“ | Hybrid (29" + 27.5")

Warranty

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.