The Argon GLF is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Don’t dismiss the GLF because it’s a hardtail; in capable hands it outstrips many all mountain full suspension bikes up and downhill. There’s a reason our team rider Frank Schneider ‘Schneidi’ took second place at the Night DH race in Tabarz on it. The Argon GLF performs incredibly well thanks to our GEOLUTION geometry concept, 160 mm fork and clearance for plus size tyres, but it is still a capable all-rounder with everything you have come to expect from a modern trail hard tail: light, stiff, low maintenance and importantly, fun.
Riding a hardtail is a special thing: back to the roots,engaging, and a whole lot of fun. People riding hardtails on technical trails usually know why they do it and don’t care about marketing slogans and categories. They know it’s an addictive feeling and that’s all that matters.
GLF stands for GEOLUTION LOW FAT. It brings the GEOLUTION concept to a modern hardtail. You can read about GEOLUTION below but what you really need to know is that this geometry with a 160 mm fork help you to ride fast despite the lack of rear suspension.You’ll need to work a little and perhaps pick your lines more carefully but beating your friends levels of speed are still possible. The Boost rear end with clearance for aggressive tyres up to 27.5×2.8″ allows you to make the most of the extra comfort, damping and traction, but of course, you still have the option of running conventional 2.5″ tyres for more playful, direct handling. The Argon GLF is always fun, just ask Schneidi…
The adjustable dropouts are precision milled and are Gates CarbonDrive-Ready. They can be used to adjust the effective chain stay length from 430 to 455 mm without having to readjust the brakes. The tidy, external cable routing and the hassle free BSA bottom bracket are standard for us. We have also put ISCG05 mounts on, because you’ll likely be needing them.
The Argon GLF – an extraordinary hardtail that defies convention and has plenty of fun while doing it.
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 (size M, black anodized)
27,5" | 27,5+"