Competition: Win a NS Bikes Holy 1

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Competition: Win a NS Bikes Holy 1 – Last Chance!

Today is your last chance to win this bike, so get your entries in now!

That’s right, just answer the simple question at the bottom of this post and you can win yourself a sweet as you like dirt jump bike.

The NS Holy 1 features a quality full Cr-Mo frame which shares exactly the same geometry as the legendary high-end aftermarket NS frames such as the Majesty. The components have been just as well thought out as the frame itself and the rigid fork means that money isn’t being wasted on some cheap suspension fork that you’d never want to run anyway. For legal reasons they’ve had to fit a front brake and that’s why it’s a cheap one. No point fitting something fancy when you’re just going to rip it off the second you get the bike. For 2012 NS have also included an upgraded rear hub which runs on cartridge bearings.

The Holy 1 is available in both 26″ and 24″ wheel versions, but the one up for grabs is the 26″ one.

It’s no surprise that the NS finishing kit is just as nice as their frames.

It’s great to see the quality SALT by Wethepeople 3-pc tubular Cromoly cranks fitted to the bike. So often bikes like this are let down in this area.

The Octane One integrated seat-post combo weighs next to nothing and because everything is fixed solidly in place there’s little if anything to go wrong.

And you even get a pair of the excellent Sam Pilgrim signature grips…perfect for a bit of light reading when the trails are flooded.

Here then are the main features:

  • Frame with integrated seatpost clamp & clearance for fat tires
  • NS bikes cockpit including: Quark stem, Mint handlebar & Sam Pilgrim grips
  • Integrated headset
  • Avid BB5 disc brake in the back
  • Small drive train (28:13)
  • Sealed bearings Octane One singlespeed hub
  • Odyssey Twisted PC pedals
  • Strong Mid-BB system
  • Odyssey 13t freewheel
  • Strong NS Fundamental rear rim
  • Black spokes with DT Swiss nipples
  • Light Octane One seatpost combo

And here’s the full spec:

Frame: NS 100% Cromoly
Fork: Rigid NS fork 100% Cromoly, 435 mm (a-c)
Headset: Salt by Wethepeople, sealed angular bearings (Campy spec: 45x45deg, OD41.8mm)
Stem: NS Quark
Handlebar: NS Mint
Grips: NS Sam Pilgrim signature
Brakes: Avid BB5 160mm rear / v-brake Alhonga front
Bottom Bracket: SALT by Wethepeople, Mid-BB, 19mm x 8 splines with 2-sealed Spanish BB bearings
Crank: SALT by Wethepeople, tubular cromoly
Chainring: SALT by Wethepeople, 28T CNC alloy ring
Chain: KMC-410
Freewheel: Odyssey 13T
Rims: NS Fundamental rear / Jalco DBX front
Hubs: Joytech 9 mm front, Octane One Single Speed (sealed bearings) rear with 13T Odyssey freewheel
Spokes: Velogross black spokes w/14mm DT Swiss nipples, laced 3 cross
Tires: Kenda K-Rad 2.3 rear & front
Seatpost + Saddle: Octane One integrated seat-post combo
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC
Weight: 24”: 12.1 kg / 26”: 12.5 kg without front brake


Frame size: 24”: 301 mm / 11.9” 26”: 308mm / 12.1”
Head angle: 71.5 deg
Seat tube angle: 72.5 deg
Chainstay: 24”: 374 mm / 14.7” slammed 26”: 381 mm / 15” slammed
Top tube length (c-c): 24”: 554 mm / 21.8” 26”: 574 mm / 22.6”
BB height: 24”: 308 mm / 12.1” 26”: 312 mm / 12.3”

Price: £629.99

And last but not least, here’s the question…


Entries close at the end of July.


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