Far from being the juggernaut that many think it to be, Jack Reading’s Nicolai G19 downhill bike turns out to be pretty average on numbers.
Average that is relative to the more well-known Nicolai of late, the Mojo GeoMetron. Classified as a size ‘large’ this bike is everything it should be in geometry terms for a rider that stands at roughly six foot tall, and winner of the last round of the British Downhill Series.
But far from average it seems when compared to most production downhill bikes. Now many six foot downhill riders will be riding size ‘extra large’ these days due to the cramped sizing currently on offer for size ‘large’ bikes on the market. Take a look at the numbers of this production bike that Reading rides and you’ll see a sizeable difference to the reach compared to those of the top three largest production downhill bikes (see below) in the same size, namely the Canyon Sender, Giant Glory and GT Fury. But it’s not quite that straightforward.