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ION-G16 qlfline

ION-G16 qlfline

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ION-G16 QLFLINE


Enduro


Wheel size: 27,5"


Rear travel: 155mm/ 175mm


Weight: 3,5kg (size L, factory raw, without shox)

Warranty: 5 years


Techsheet ION-G16


Product description:


We don´t care about fashion.

As lateral thinkers we often find ourselves on a different path to the rest simply by questioning the status quo.

For performance only the stopwatch matters.

The classic ION-16 is still a customer favourite, still the best in class.

However, our customers expect more from us, they expect that we think ahead. We have done this and found out things that at first, we simply could not believe. During the two years of experimentation with new and uncompromising geometries alongside Mojo Suspension in the UK, we found that the GeoMetron shape, balance and rider space can make both beginners and professionals alike faster.

If you like to find a way to go faster on an enduro bike, the ION-G16 is the right product.  

The relationship between the wheels, head angle and how the rider weights the wheels is all we need to worry about when it comes to great handling bikes. The relationship between the saddle, the cranks and the rear axle is all we need to worry about when it comes to great climbing bikes. These two things are separate and you won’t screw up the handling of the bike by having a steep seat angle (as long as you can drop the saddle out of the way!) and neither will you compromise the climbing ability of a bike by moving the front wheel further away or setting the steering at a slacker angle. The overall center of gravity (bike + rider) is further forward, allowing for more get more traction at the front wheel in all cornering situations. It really is that simple and the result leads to the ION-G16 with the following advantages:

  1.  Best Climbing skills (front wheel does not lift up)

  2.  No OTB feelings riding steep downhill sections

  3.  The rider sits and stands “more in between” the wheels for more control

  4.  Higher corner speed and more grip on the front wheel

Surprisingly, these benefits were felt clearly not only by the professionals but also beginners.We built this ION-G16, because we want to ride it ourselves. The bike is slack (steering angle), low (bottom bracket height) and long (wheelbase). We do this not because of any trend rising, but because the bike is just better, faster and safer. If you still doubt that a bike with a long wheelbase cannot be agile enough, then come and try it yourself. We have the complete GEOLUTION test fleet in sizes S-XL in-house.

For several years we have been asked to come up with a bike for Alpine trips and bike Park jumps. Something between a DH bike and an Enduro bike... To meet this requirement, we have designed a part called a "flip-key". With the help of this you can switch between 2 different rear travels of 175mm or 155mm using 2 different shock lengths (222 x 70 und 216 x 63). A single bike could not be more versatile, bike parks, jumps, singletrack or even a local downhill race - the ION-G16 is our universal answer.

All “G” models have been completely redesigned including a new swingarm and BOOST dropouts which are lighter and stiffer. Likewise, the suspension response has been fine tuned with the use of quadruple sealed ball bearings. Sealed for the applause of the people taking the ION-G16 on wet and muddy winter rides. Even the proven NICOLAI shock lever have been pushed through many FEM strength calculations in order reduce the weight while keeping the same rigidity. Although our 5-axis CNC machine now runs a little longer, as a reward it’s lighter… Depending on the specification, the complete ION-G16 weighs only 14,5 kg.

The suspension works in perfect balance with the following Fox components tuned by MOJO suspension UK specifically for the ION-G16:

  • Fox Racing Shox 36 Float 27,5" 170 HSC/LSC FIT Factory front fork

  • Fox Racing Shox rear shock Float X2 Comp-Lever, F-S,215x64mm (155mm travel)

  • Fox Racing Shox rear shock Float X2, F-S,222x70mm (175 mm travel)


As an option and in order to reach a lower price point, we offer Rock-shox suspension components , too :

  • RockShox Lyric RCT 3, 170mm, diffusion black

  • RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 DB


Data: wheel size: 27,5”, travel: 170mm resp. 155mm, frame weight 3500 g (size M, black anodized, no shock), compatible for 1x11 or 1x12 derailleur shifting only;  BOOST type rear rubs. 

 WARNING: incompatible to front derailleurs!

Our QLFLINE:


We sell what we like to ride. From the components side, that is the QLFLINE. The QLFLINE replaces the techline-pro. QLF means Külftal. That is our heritage, where we ride and come from. One highlight of this buildkit is the Fox suspension kid custom tuned by Mojo Suspension. The WTB KOM i29 rims are light and wide (30mm inner width), mounted to high quality Hope Pro 4 hubs. The Continental tires (made in Germany) offer massive grip and traction. Hope delivers high quality products like brakes, crankset, bottom bracket and stem. The 11-speed drivetrain is SRAM X1. Saddle and grips are Ergon, the headset is Reset Racing and the handlebar comes from Renthal.

Specification:


Fork: Fox Racing Shox 36 Float 27,5" 170 HSC/LSC FIT Factory, 170mm


Shock: Fox Racing Shox Float X2 Comp-Lever, F-S,215x64mm


Headset: Reset Flatstack A4


Stem: Hope AM 35 mm


Bar: Renthal Fatbar Carbon 780x20mm


Brakes f/r: Hope Tech 3 E4 200/ 180mm


Grips: Ergon GE1 slim


Hubs: Hope Pro 4 Evo


Rims: WTB KOM i29


Tires: Continental Baron Project Protection Apex 27,5x2,4"/ Continental MountainKing 2 Protection 27,5x2,4"


Saddle: Ergon SME 3-S


Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth 170 mm


Seatclamp: Hope QR


Crankset: Hope Crank 170 mm


Bottom bracket: Hope bottom bracket, BSA


Shifter: Sram X1


Derailleur: Sram X1


Cassette: Sram XG 1180


Chain: Sram PC X1


Chainguide: Hope Slick Chain


Each frame is delivered with an additional derailleur hanger.


 


Also available with techline components


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€6,349.00
Incl. 19% Tax, excl. Shipping Cost

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  • Nicolai Tech_sheet 17 - ION-G16 2017
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    Help

    The choice of frame size depends on different factors. These are body height, inseam, riding style and personal preferences. The frame sizes S, M, L, XL are standartized. The table below is meant as an orientation for to choose the correct frame size.

    Size S 164­-172cm
    Size M 170-­180cm
    Size L 178­-190cm
    Size XL 188­-198cm

    Additionally we are offering tailormade frames to meet the individual demands of any customer. If you are interested in a tailormade frame please contact Jens.

    tailormade@nicolai.net

    jens@nicolai.net

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