ARGON GTB Pinion

MARATHON

from 3349.00€

With the Argon GTB we have taken a bike with competition-ready Marathon Geolution geometry, highly suited to touring with lots of potential on the trail, and then transferred its characteristics to become a gearbox bike. The Argon GTB Pinion combines the best features of the base model with the technical advantages of the PINION transmission and GATES Carbon Drive. With the Argon GTB Pinion, our goal was to build a high-performance bike for tourers, mile munchers, bike packers and adventurers. Combining maximum reliability and minimal maintenance of which the rain of Iceland or the dust of Moroccan mountains cannot effect. Even though the bearing technology of full-suspension bikes is extremely advanced, the indestructibility of a hardtail cannot be beaten. The PINION transmission is a huge strength as the gears are safely protected in a robust and sealed housing and an oil change every 10,000km is all it needs. The Carbon Drive drive requires no lubrication at all and can simply be hosed down with water after a mud fight.

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.

Pinion Option

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.

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.

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).

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.

TAILOR MADE

WE MANUFACTURE YOUR CUSTOM-MADE FRAME

You can order, pay for and pick up your tailor made frame directly from us or from your Nicolai dealer. For technical details, please contact us directly. First we need to know why you want to ride a custom-made frame. Most of the reasons lie in the past.

#GEOLUTION

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

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

You can configure the ARGON GTB PINION as a complete bike. Components from FOX, ROCK SHOX, INTEND, HOPE, MAGURA, TUNE, CONTINENTAL, SRAM, LEVELNINE are available.

ARGON GTB Pinion

Ride

Marathon

SPRING DEFLECTION

-

weight

2.1 kg + Pinion

wheel size

29"

warranty

5 years

WHY NICOLAI ?

100% Handmade

All NICOLAI frames are manufactured in Germany. This is the only way to ensure our high quality standards in the long term.

Testride

Test rides can be done anywhere in Germany. Try it!

Home service

Unique. Any damage will be repaired at your home. No more visits to the workshop.

Warranty

From the date of purchase you get 5 years warranty. We also ensure a ten-year supply of spare parts.