Nicolai Ion G16 27.5" Frame

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Nicolai Ion G16 27.5" Frame - colour of choice/L
Nicolai Ion G16 27.5" Frame - colour of choice/L
Nicolai Ion G16 27.5" Frame - colour of choice/L
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Nicolai does not care about trends! Only lap times and physical factors count. That is why Nicolai likes to think outside the box and question the meaning of state-of-the-art. The classic Ion 16 is a customer favourite, and top in its class in terms of steering dynamics and chassis performance.
Nicolai fans always expect the brand to be ahead of the curve. The GEOMETRON geometry, balance and rider space make both beginners and professionals faster. If your focus is on speed, then the new Ion-G16 is just the ticket, and delivers the following advantages:
1. best climbing ability (front does not climb)
2. no roll-over feeling downhill
3. rider sits and stands integrated into the wheel (more control)
4. higher cornering speed (increased grip on the front wheel)
These advantages are clearly noticeable for both professionals and beginners alike. The bike is flat (flat steering angle), deep (deep bottom bracket) and long (long wheelbase). The Ion G16 was built because Nicolai himself wanted to ride it the same style. Not because it's trendy, but because the bike is better, faster and safer.
Over the past few years, Nicolai has learned through working with its customers that the brand should add a freerider to their line-up again. Big-Bike, Freerider or Superenduro; there are many names for this type of bike. To meet this demand, a so-called " flip-key" has been designed for the Ion G16. With the help of this component, a travel measuring 175 mm or 155 mm with two rear shock eye-to-eye measurements (222 x 70 and 216 x 63 mm) can be achieved. A bike could not offer more versatility that jumps in all sizes--single trail, bike park or even a local downhill race. The Ion G16 is the universal answer.
The Ion G16 is only compatible with 1x11- or 1x12-speed gears and boost rear wheel hubs and is not suitable for front derailleur mounting.


Application: Enduro, Freeride, All Mountain
Wheel Size: 27.5"
Travel: 155 - 175 mm
Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL
Front Triangle Material: aluminium
Rear Triangle Material: aluminium
Linkage Design: Horst link

Technical Information:

Rear Over Locknut Dimension: 148 mm
Axle Type: 12 mm thru axle (12 mm Maxle thru axle compatible)
Seatpost (Ø): 31.6 mm (S,M, L), 30.9 mm (XL, XXL)
Headset: ZS44/28.6 - ZS56/40
Steerer tube rec.:1 1/8" - 1/1.5" tapered
Recommended Fork Axle to Crown: 559 mm
Recommend Fork Travel: 160 - 170 mm
Bottom Bracket Standard: BSA
Shell Width: 73 mm
Chainstay Guide: ISCG 05
Brake Mount: disc PM 7" (direct mount 180 mm)
Front Derailleur Mount: not possible
Rear Shock Eye-to-Eye Measurement: 222 mm (Low ET key position) / 216 mm (High ET key position)
Rear Shock Travel: 70 mm (with 222 mm installation length) / 63 mm (with 216 mm installation length)
Rear Shock Bushing Width: 22.2 x 8 mm
Bottle Cage Mounts: none

Approved For:

Rotor Size (max.): 203 mm
Tyre Size (max.): 27.5 x 2.5"
Chainrings: 1-speed
Fork Axle to Crown Size (max.): 572 mm

Adjustment Options:

- ET-Key enables two different damper installation lengths without changing the geometry


- Recess for a dropper post with internally routed cable
- redesigned boost rear suspension with new swingarm and new lighter and stiffer dropouts
- Use of 4-fold sealed bearings at all bearing points improves the response behaviour


(based on a fork axle to crown length of 559 mm)
Recommended Height: 164 cm - 172 cm
Stack: 599 mm
Reach: 485 mm
Seat Tube Length: 420 mm
Top Tube Length: 621 mm
Head Tube Length: 110 mm
Chainstay Length: 443 mm
Wheelbase: 1268 mm
BB Drop: -17 mm
Seat Tube Angle: 77°
Head Tube Angle: 63.5°
Standover Height: 708 mm

Recommended Height: 170 cm - 180 cm
Stack: 608 mm
Reach: 502 mm
Seat Tube Length: 450 mm
Top Tube Length: 643 mm
Head Tube Length: 120 mm
Chainstay Length: 443 mm
Wheelbase: 1289 mm
BB Drop: -17 mm
Seat Tube Angle: 77°
Head Tube Angle: 63.5°
Standover Height: 740 mm

Recommended Height: 178 cm - 190 cm
Stack: 617 mm
Reach: 520 mm
Seat Tube Length: 470 mm
Top Tube Length: 662 mm
Head Tube Length: 130 mm
Chainstay Length: 443 mm
Wheelbase: 1311 mm
BB Drop: -17 mm
Seat Tube Angle: 77°
Head Tube Angle: 63.5°
Standover Height: 760 mm

Recommended Height: 188 cm - 200 cm
Stack: 633 mm
Reach: 535 mm
Seat Tube Length: 500 mm
Top Tube Length: 681 mm
Head Tube Length: 150 mm
Chainstay Length: 449 mm
Wheelbase: 1342 mm
BB Drop: -17 mm
Seat Tube Angle: 77°
Head Tube Angle: 63.5°
Standover Height: 788 mm

Recommended Height: 198 cm - 205 cm
Stack: 650 mm
Reach: 555 mm
Seat Tube Length: 520 mm
Top Tube Length: 705 mm
Head Tube Length: 170 mm
Chainstay Length: 454 mm
Wheelbase: 1370 mm
BB Drop: -17 mm
Seat Tube Angle: 77°
Head Tube Angle: 63.5°
Standover Height: 810 mm


This product is a custom frame kit, the sales prices are base prices. For individual advice on the selection options of colour, frame size and details, customised variants as well as further questions about Nicolai please contact our service team.
Since every Nicolai frame is made to your specifications, it is included in the Nicolai production plan. Depending on colour, special customisations and model, production time can range anywhere between 2 to 12 weeks. You will receive more detailed information about your desired model on customisation request from our customer service team.

Manufacturer's Guarantee:

Nicolai offers a 5 year warranty on your frame from the date of purchase. You can find out more about warranty conditions here.


- 1 x Nicolai Ion G16 frame 27.5"
- not incl. rear shock
- incl. additional derailleur hanger


  • colour of choice/L: 3,5 kg (ohne Dämpfer)


in stock 2 to 7 days up to 10 days Out of stock inform me
  • colour of choice/S
  • colour of choice/M
  • colour of choice/L
  • colour of choice/XL
  • colour of choice/XXL

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