The Argon GLF is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. While some would be tempted to dismiss the hardtail as “moderate” due to its lack of travel at the rear, everyone who has ever driven it will be astonished to admit that the GLF outstrips many all-mountain fullies in terms of downhill potential. Not for nothing our own team rider Frank Schneider ‘Schneidi’ immediately took second place at the Night DH race in Tabarz. Through the consistent implementation of our GEOLUTION concept, the design for a 160 mm suspension fork and the ability to drive plus tyres, the Argon GLF has an incredible trail performance, but is still a capable all-rounder with all the ingredients a modern trail hardtail needs – direct, rigid, light and low maintenance.
Riding a hardtail is a cult. Living purism. Back to the Roots. But what do you call it to ride such a powerful enduro hardtail as the Argon GLF? I don’t know, but that’s not the point. Who decides to ride a hardtail on the right technical trails, usually knows why and does not attach any importance to marketing slogans and categorizations. Anyone who has experienced this direct and at the same time playful driving experience runs the risk of quickly becoming addicted to it.
GLF stands for GEOMETRON LOW FAT and transfers the GEOLUTION concept to a modern hardtail. The truly radical departure-oriented geometry with long wheelbase, plenty of reach and flat steering angle means you are perfectly integrated into the wheel and can really accelerate on the trail. No doubt, with the unsprung rear a little more finesse and physical exertion is required, but the combination of a powerful 160 mm front fork and our smooth GEOLUTION geometry ensures safety and serenity on the trail on this hardtail, which simply spurs you on to drive even faster. With the Argon GLF you will frighten many a full driver. With its steep seat angle and not too short chainstays, coupled with its low weight, the bike still climbs excellently in all its downhill abilities. The immense tyre clearance at the Boost rear gives you a free choice of how wide your 27.5-inch tyres should be. Up to 2.8 inches wide fit easily even with really aggressive profiles. A Plus tyre offers additional comfort, damping and traction due to its larger volume, while the classic widths up to 2.5″ excel with their gigantic range of tyres and playful direct handling. The Argon GLF is always fun, just ask Schneidi…
Of course, we have also taken the same care in the development and production of the GLF as with all our frames. The frame tubes are specially selected for the area of application and ensure high frame rigidity with low weight. Instead of simple tube connections, the one-piece milled HOLLOW-MILL Yokes on the seat and chainstays provide the necessary tyre clearance and to withstand the high loads of the longtravel suspension fork in the long run there is an artistically milled head tube cast set. The adjustable dropouts are precision milled as usual and already Gates-Ready. They can be used to adjust the effective chain stay length from 430 to 455 mm without having to readjust the brakes. All these components are assembled by our experienced welders to form a complete work of art – including the famous NICOLAI welding beads. The tidy, external cable laying and the carefree BSA bottom bracket are standard for us anyway. And because an ISCG05 recording simply belongs to an Endurobike, whether full or hardtail, the GLF comes with it ex works.
With the five standard frame sizes, we already cover a size range from 1.60 m to over 2 m, and can also meet all kinds of special requests at an extra charge thanks to our custom geometries, which are still available.
The Argon GLF – an extraordinary hardtail that throws conventions out of control and has a lot of fun at the same time.
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+"