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ENDURO RACING

Nicolai Racing - our enduro team enters its second season with the Nucleon 16 Supre

We have a long tradition in racing. Leigh Donovan's downhill world champion bike, which Kalle originally built for the US manufacturer Mongoose, laid the foundation for our brand in 1995 as the Nicolai Trombone. Since then, we have been an ever-present name at national and international races, with legendary teams such as KRC-Nicolai, SRAM-Nicolai, Gates-Nicolai, Conti-Nicolai and the sponsorship of numerous solo athletes such as BMX world champion Yvan Lapraz and downhill pro Benoit Coulanges. With the Nicolai Racing enduro team, we joined the competition in 2023.

Nicolai Racing - a fast woman and a fast man. Lena Arndt and Marvin Kaufmann, aka Mupfen, had already gained national and international racing experience before the team was founded in 2023 and have tasted so much success that they have developed an appetite for more. Lena and Mupfen have been riding together as friends for a long time and form a well-coordinated team to which everyone brings their individual mix of skills and personality. In their first season, the team has already achieved numerous podiums and secured the overall win in the BC Enduro Series thanks to Lena.

LENA

NICOLAI RACING ENDURO TEAM

Lena Arndt is a real power woman. Having picked up the MTB bug during her time studying sports, the young teacher from the Ruhr region now takes every opportunity to head south with her bike in the camper. Lena is always in a great mood and infects everyone with her high spirits - as long as there is enough coffee and pizza at the start. In addition to her passion for racing, she also loves exploring new bike terrain.

MUPFEN

NICOLAI RACING ENDURO TEAM

Marvin Kaufmann got the bike gene with his mother's milk. The man from the Oden-Forrest has been through everything from XC to BMX and downhill. As a result, his riding style is not only highly 
distinctive, he is also damn fast. Mupfen has taken the Scandinavian flick from rally racing to the enduro track and his motivation and enthusiasm will pull anyone along with him.

TEAM BIKE

NICOLAI Nucleon 16 Supre

With the Nucleon 16 Supre, launched in 2023, we are giving the team the strongest and fastest enduro racing machine we have ever built. With its revolutionary drivetrain, the Supre Drive from Canadian manufacturer LAL Bikes, the Nucleon combines the efficiency of a derailleur with the resilience of a gearbox bike. With the Nucleon 16, we have realized a super capable high-pivot chassis that achieves the desired performance in terms of anti-squat, anti-rise, wheel lift curve and progression without any compromise, as its kinematics are not subject to the technical limitations of regular derailleur systems. By using the Nucleon 16 Supre as a team bike, we not only want to demonstrate its performance under competitive conditions, but also make a statement about our passion for innovation and our love of cycling. Nicolai is racing.

SPONSORS

We are happy that we could again win strong sponsors to equip and support the team for the 2024 season. New to the team is suspension specialist Intend, who is supporting the team with forks, shocks and technical support. Mupfen is testing the prototype of an Intend double crown fork in the 2024 season, while Lena's Edge USD fork has been powder-coated by us in team silver.

Trickstuff remains on board as a sponsor and will once again supply the team with brakes, rotors and pads that are among the best of the best. Another highlight are the team bikes' Race 30 wheels, which, like the cockpits, will be supplied by Tune. With its innovative mounting systems, magnetic holders and water bottles, Fidlock will once again ensure the team's hydration.

RACE AND EVENT CALENDAR

For the 2024 season, Nicolai Racing is planning to take part in the following races and events:

  • Full East Coast Enduro Tour (ex BC)

  • Single races of Chill Enduro Series

  • Single races of Belgian Enduro Cup

  • German national championships

  • Dirt Masters Festival Winterberg

  • Bike Festival Eberbach

  • Bike Festival Freiburg

  • Bike Festival Willingen

If you meet Nicolai Racing at an event or race, feel free to talk to them, ask them your questions or let them show and explain the team bikes to you. Lena and Mupfen are always up for a tech talk, and at events it's usually also possible to try out a Nucleon 16 test bike yourselves at the Nicolai stand.

NUCLEON 16 SUPRE TEAMBIKE

Frame

Nucleon 16 Supre

Frame size

S

Color

Sunburst Orange

Extra Love

Factory Raw / Silver

Fork

Lena Intend Edge, Mupfen Intend Infinity

Rear shock

Intend Hover Opt.

Stem

Tune Geiles Teil

Bar

Tune Wunderbar

Grips

SQlab 70X

Wheelset

Tune Race 30K4 Endurance 29

Front tire

Maxxis Assegai 2x50 DD Maxgrip

Rear tire

Maxxis Minion DHR 2x40 DD Maxterra

Brake

Trickstuff Direttissima

Saddle

SQlab 60X

Seatpost

Vecnum Nivo

Derailleur

Lal Bikes Supre Drive

Cassette

Shimano 1x12

Crank

Hope Evo

PHOTO MATERIAL

NICOLAI Racing Enduro Team 2024

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