Dirt 100 2011: Nicolai Ion ST
It wasn’t so long ago that owning an exquisitely engineered Nicolai meant paying a sizeable premium when compared to some mass produced frame from the Far East, but somewhat weirdly that no longer seems to be the case. It’s almost impossible to describe the level of skill and precision that goes into making one of these frames, and the fact that you can have it custom made to your exact requirements is something which you won’t find anywhere else. With this level of engineering mated to what is arguably the greatest suspension design ever made (the 4–bar) it’s almost impossible to find fault, and with a Helius AM hopefully winging its way over to us for testing soon we wouldn’t be surprised if you see yet another Nicolai in next year’s honours list.
Price: £2225.00 + the price of whichever shock you choose
Nicolai uk 07818 076 957