Nicolai Nucleon TFR Downhill Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

The biggest advantage of the Nucleon TFR as an enduro frame is the protected G-Boxx shifting in impassable, rough terrain and in bad weather. The overall range of gears of the G-Boxx is equivalent to a 27 gear derailleur setup but avoids the derailleur’s susceptibility to damage from rocks and roots. The wide, rigid, swingarm with 167 mm of rear travel, as well as compatibility for forks of up to 170 mm, means that the TFR is good for hardcore usage in any kind of terrain.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tin a Downhiller from Monterey Park, CA

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2005

Strengths:    Very strong, lots of travel. No deraillers.

Weaknesses:    none so far, just slightly heavier then a XC bike. 40lbs. Maybe not used to it yet.

Bottom Line:   
At 40lbs. its a little of a workout to pedal uphill. But on downhill, its all fun. The G-Boxx makes it so easy to shift in the right gear b4 u need to pedal again. Dont have to worry about chain drop because there no tensioners. Gears can be changed at any time. Standstill, back pedaling. not a problem. So far, its been good. You get lots of attention while riding it. A ferrari of MTN bikes. Worth every penney. If you like going down fast, then this is for you.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $8000.00

Purchased At:   CasinoBicycles.com

Similar Products Used:   None I can think of.

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi 66RC, Manitou 6 way, Monkey lite DH, Thomson Elite, Sun Single track, Hope 6ti and Mono4, Sram hollow pin chains,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nicolai USA a Racer from Hemet

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2005

Strengths:    No chain guides or tensioners. Very quiet, shift any time. 3 piece rear hub allows ease of wheel removal. Very cool bike!!!

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
Nicolai makes the best custom made bicycles in the country. Dont waste time and money on other frames that claim that they are "custom made". See nicolai, they will treat you right.

Nicolai USA (951) 927-7796

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $7500.00

Purchased At:   nicolai usa

Similar Products Used:   Nicolai Nucleon ST

Bike Setup:   66 marzocchi forks, hope mono mini brakes

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

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Nucleon TFR owners.

Can anyone shed some light on the stated frame weight of the Nucleon TFR. According to Nicolai's catalogue the Nucleon TFR frame is 6.3kg in weight (excluding shock) and is pictured c/w crank, gearbox, rear hub and axle which compared to my FR c/w crank, cassette, mechs, rear hub and axle appears to ... Read More »

Nucleon TFR owners.

Can anyone shed some light on the stated frame weight of the Nucleon TFR. According to Nicolai's catalogue the Nucleon TFR frame is 6.3kg in weight (excluding shock) and is pictured c/w crank, gearbox, rear hub and axle which compared to my FR c/w crank, cassette, mechs, rear hub and axle appears to ... Read More »

The Nucleon TFR is so so smooth & balanced in the air

Stuns me how comfy the TFR is in the air........ Very very cool attribute of the GBoxx and having all the weight centered and low on the frame... [IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj146/Whafe/MTB%20Rides%20in%20Various%20Areas/Woodhill%202009/June%20July%202009/1Woodhill20June0935.jpg[/IMG] ... Read More »

Nucleon TFR vrs Helius FR

Had not ridden the Nucleon TFR for quite some time really, it was sitting lonely in my garage next to its other Nicolai siblings. After seeing some posts etc on updated TFR's etc, I thought I would re build up the TFR with the few bits needed taken from the Helius FR... The Geo figures on the ... Read More »

The rebirth of the Nucleon TFR.....

As mentioned last week, thought I might re build the TFR backup.... I took the needed components off of the Helius FR.... The fork, brakes and grabbed the seat post and saddle.... Pretty easy really, not many parts needed... So she is running: 823 rear rim on a Nicolai GBoxx Specific Hub D ... Read More »

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