Polished Nicolai Ion 16

Polished Nicolai Ion 16

This awsome Nicolai Ion 16 was built up by kephren23 with the help of several users of the German forum mtb-news.de. Not only the frame was polished – almost every single part on this bike got some kind of special treatment: Shifters, front derailleur, rear derailleur, thru axles, chain guide, handlebar, brakes, cranks an the gorgeous Cane Creek Double Barrel Air shock!

Frame: Nicolai Ion 16 raw Extra-Love gold 160mm travel
Fork: Fox 36 Talas raw, gold decals
Rear shock: Cane Creek Double Barrel Air polished „Öhlins Look“
Headset: Reset FlatStack A3 gold
Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar Lite raw-polished custom
Stem: Hope gold
Seat post: Tohmson Elite siver
Seat collar: Tune Würger gold
Saddle: Fizik Tundra 00
Crankset: Race-Face Atlas raw 22/36 bash
Chain guide: e*thirteen TRS Dual raw
Pedals: Hope F 20 gold
Brakes: Hope V4 raw/gold
Shifters: Shimano XTR, silver with Trickstuff clamps
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M780 Shadow, raw
Front Derailleur: Sram X0 raw
Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M771-10, 11-36
Chain: Shimano XT HG-94
Shift cables: Ripcord titan
Wheelset: Chris King / Spank Subrosa/ CX-RAY silver
Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Trailstar/Pacestar 2.35
Decals: Gold Custom made by apliquet
Weight: 14.49kg / 31.95 lbs

The owner of this dream, Andre aka “kephren23” would like to thank to the following people:

“Mad-Line“ – Anodisation
“raschaa“ – Aluminum screw nuts and front derailleur clamp
“KHUJAND“ – Fox 36 casting
“Schneidwerk“ – RS-Monarch decals / fork crown
Holger Wimmer / Whyex/Apliquet – Nicolai decals
Manni / Radsport-Erdmann – wheelset
“Sabine“ from L.A. for chassis maintenance, best regards to LA!
The Nicolai subforum on mtb-news.de – looking forward to the next meeting!
Regards and happy 18th birthday to Nicolai!

Thanks for the pictures, Andre!