Nicolai has a penchant for the unusual, placing a premium on building bikes that allow riders to express their individuality through the bikes they ride. The same is true of the fat bike crowd, and Argon Fat is the result of this natural pairing. Argon Fat is built for 26˝ tires up to 4.5˝ wide, and Nicolai developed completely new HOLLOW-WELD Yokes, which provide a shapely, light, and incredibly stiff connection between the main frame and rear triangle. Argon Fat's geometry is optimized for year-round trail riding, with angles that inspire confidence on technical trails, but remain comfortable on the longest rides or multi-day bike packing adventures.
Nicolai's GPI series includes the addition of Pinion's P1.12 12-speed gearbox and Gates Carbon Drive belt system, further increasing the versatility and durability of the TR frame. This fully-integrated drivetrain provides an ultra-wide 600% gear range while simultaneously reducing the maintenance burden associated with owning a bike. The gearbox unit is entirely sealed and requires virtually no maintenance, while the belt lasts twice as long as a chain, and doesn't require lubrication.
Frame and drivetrain combos include the Pinion P1.12 Gearbox (Black, colors available for $165 surcharge), forged crank arms (170 or 175mm), twist shifter, front and rear sprockets, and belt tensioner. Because they are entirely built-to-order, Nicolai frames are available in any color imaginable and with customized sizing and geometry. Please indicate whether you’d like standard (powder or raw) or anodized paint, and standard (S, M, L, XL, XXL) or custom sizing.
Please allow 14 weeks for delivery of your built-to-order frame.