NICOLAI’s interpretation of the radical trail bike is the SATURN 14. With its modern and balanced GEOLUTION TRAIL geometry it’s perfect for a lap from home, around a trail centre, or a 5-day XC race. Agile, stable and easy-climbing, that’s what GEOLUTION TRAIL brings to the party. You can say goodbye to going ‘over the bars’ and the front wheel ‘wandering’ uphill. Just get on with riding! With two possible wheel sizes, geometry adjustment and water bottle mounts, it is the most versatile NICOLAI trail bike we have ever built.
The SATURN 14 has space for a full-size water bottle, ISCG splines to mount a chain guide or bash guard, and our tidy full external routing. To save weight, we use titanium bolts in the linkage and shock mount. And they look cool!
The SATURN 14 frame is the basis for a 27.5″ or 29″ setup. The 29″ frame can be easily converted to 27.5″ wheels with a deeper lower headset cup from CANE CREEK or RESET RACING and longer Mutators. With 29″ wheels and a metric 210x50mm shock, the rear suspension gives 130mm travel, with the smaller wheel size and a 210x55mm damper, 138mm travel is possible. To adapt the SATURN 14 further, you can use our Mutators. Head angle too steep or bottom bracket too low? Easy. With a total of 5x frame sizes we are sure to have the right bike for every rider, 1.60 or 2m tall.
As with all NICOLAI frames, we offer complete individualisation. Choose from various powder coatings, anodised colours or the legendary raw look, plus colour accents of our “Extra Love” parts or Tailor Made custom geometry.
We offer the SATURN 14 in two versions. The SATURN 14 with the suffix ST (SUPER TRAIL) is manufactured with a reinforced tube set. This gives the bike clearance for forks with an length of up to 570mm and a diameter of 36mm. The standard SATURN 14 has no approval for the bike park and the fork length is limited to 550mm. The frame weight increases by about 300gr depending on the frame size.
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.
The tensile strength of 7020 compared to 6061 aluminium is about one third higher. The elasticity is about one fifth higher. These properties, coupled with high quality welding, result in a bicycle frame that is far superior to the average in terms of durability.
In comparison to carbon, aluminium is much more robust and tough, so that bottom contact, falls or stone impacts cannot harm the structure.
29" | 27.5“