ARGON FAT PINION
Fatbikes are not for everyone but for many who have tried it before, who have ridden on otherwise impassable surfaces like snow or sand, they mean pure freedom and the possibility for new adventures. With the Argon FAT PI we have a truly exceptional fat bike hardtail in our range, which not only accommodates the thickest tyres in 26-inch format (up to 4.5″) and has a really trail-hungry geometry, but also one that cannot be impressed by the integrated pinion gearbox even under the most adverse conditions. Especially under the conditions that make fatbikes the most fun – on snow or sand, a maintenance-free, encapsulated transmission makes double sense. This makes the Argon FAT the ideal platform for a wide range of applications – whether in the Iditarod Trail Race across wintery Alaska, heavily loaded on adventure bike packing tours in the remotest regions of the planet or simply on your home trail – with the Argon FAT PI you have a maximum reliable and low-maintenance partner at your side.
The fat you constantly encounter in everyday life consists of glycerine and monocarboxylic acids, is of vegetable or animal origin and can be saturated or unsaturated. Argon FAT PI, on the other hand, consists of AlZn4.5Mg1.5Mn, is guaranteed not to lead to overweight even when consumed excessively… and is simply animal.
When we decided to make a fatbike it was clear that the later Argon FAT PI should continue even where other bikes have been struggling with their normally wide tires for a long time. But that wasn’t enough for us. We also wanted one that – completely untypical of Fatbike – is fun on every trail all year round and works just like PI always and at any time. With tyres up to 110 mm wide and driven at very low air pressure, the Argon FAT PI simply “swallows” small ground unevenness and “floats” over soft surfaces such as sand and snow. With its unbelievable traction and lift, the Pionion P1.12 transmission with its gigantic 600% transmission ratio bandwidth opens up completely new possibilities, but approaches/masters them very easily. To further optimize the service effort and to make the bike a real carefree runner, the Argon FAT PI comes with the quasi maintenance-free GATES timing belt as standard. Greasing the chain was yesterday. With the Argon FAT PI you have a fat bike that is always ready for anything. You can drive through the snowy landscape in winter, enjoy sandy trails, dunes and beaches in summer or shred over the trails with an extraordinary flow for a hardtail. These fat studs can stop (almost) nothing.
To meet the special requirements of a fat bike and the Pinion transmission, it is not only enough to adapt the tube set. For the powerful tires we had to develop completely new HOLLOW-WELD Yokes and for which the gearbox had its own CNC mounting bracket. The whole thing is welded together to an extraordinary frame in the well-known technical perfection and with the highest precision. To tighten the belt optimally, the Argon FAT PI comes with our own adjustable dropouts which can be opened on the right side.
And because a NICOLAI Fatbike is not an everyday thing, you have the possibility to customize your Argon FAT. Powder coating? Anodised finish or would you prefer raw? Free choice of colours for the decors? Extra Love parts anodised in the colour of your choice? It’s your call!
Delivery includes Pinion P1.12 transmission with crank arms (optionally P1.18), matching sprockets and GATES belts.
Fatbike or Trailbike? With the long-distance Fatbike Argon FAT PI you are always well equipped.
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.
2.3 kg + Pinion
ARGON FAT PINION