Van Nicholas reveal exciting new developments at Eurobike.
Van Nicholas have been wowing consumers and retailers alike with the evolution of their range for 2011 at Eurobike. “We are constantly evolving and refining our products to achieve the perfect balance of functionality and aesthetic appeal,” explains Jan-Willem Sintnicolaas, Founder and Head of Design. “Some of the improvements for the 2011 range may seem relatively minor, but there have also been radical redesigns.”
The laser-engraved logo that appeared on select frames in the 2010 range has now been rolled out across the entire 2011 range. Weight has been saved, cleaning made easier and it looks really rather sexy too! Frames designed for Rohloff systems will now be both belt-drive and chain compatible. All drop-outs have now been 3D-sculpted to maximise performance and save a few crucial grams, too – small changes, but then Van Nicholas have always focused on the details.
There have been alterations to the design and geometry of some of their most popular road bikes. The top-of-the-range Astraeus now benefits from an integrated head tube, and the increased front triangle stiffness this provides. The Chinook has undergone quite a transformation, with a new, tapered down tube, longer top tube and slightly higher bottom bracket. This results in increased stiffness for even greater power transfer, and useful extra ground clearance when pedalling in corners.
The most radical changes have been reserved for two of their MTB bestsellers, though. Both frames have been completely revamped to provide ultimate fit-for-purpose design. The Zion 29” now has a shorter head tube to allow for a lower, more comfortable handlebar position. Also, by bending the seat tube slightly, they’ve created the room required for swift mud clearance, while still maintaining perfect alignment between front derailleur and cranks. The Tuareg, meanwhile, has been boosted by a hydroformed down tube and tapered head tube. Fork crown clearance is improved, but the main benefit is the increased stiffness for sprinting and out of the saddle climbing. The front end rigidity supplied during hard riding is enormous!
If you require more information about any of the above, please visit the Van Nicholas Eurobike stand in Hall A1, Stand 501, or contact Marketing Director Marije Voskuijl on the details below:
Tel: +31 (0)186 657718