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Milestone 1995:
NICOLAI Trombone
A brief history of time

1985 Boris Becker wins wimbledon at age of 17. Kalle builds his first enduro motorbike frame.
1991 The USA declares war on Iraq. Kalle gets his practical training at AMP Research.
1995 Michael Schumacher, Brian Lopes and Leigh Donavan become Worldchampion. Mongoose labled Nicolai's win the US NORBA downhill racing series and take a worldcup victory. August 1st.
1996 The German national team takes the EM title with Berti Voigts. Nicolai Inc. manufacturers high tech aluminum frames under their own lable and for the following companies: Mongoose, Cube, Hercules, Alutech.
1998 At the FIFA worldcup in France, Germany looses out in the final rounds. Top secret mission: Nicolai UFO DS and Lambda with VCS Double Top Tube.
1999 Solar eclipse over Germany's summer skies. Early 1999, Wiesmann Autosport becomes Nicolai's new mountain bike racing team partner. Team Nicolai Wiesmann Roadster takes the runner up EM title in Dual Slalom. Team rider Frank Schneider gets his first WC points. Our first CNC machine takes its place in our factory.
2000 "Millennium" becomes the word of the year. Nicolai takes the 4th spot as the most innovative manufacturing company among all German competitors.
2001 Nicolai's Pro downhill team is now called Team SoCal Nicolai and is guided under the hand of team manager Elmar Keineke. Downhiller Frank Schneider takes first place in the German nationals, along with solid WC points and becomes the most winning team in German history. Diana Marggraff takes a top ten spot in the WC Dual-Slalom ranking. September 11th will be marked as the most unforgettable day in recent history.
2002 NICOLAI wins the ISPO DuPont BrandNew Award as overall winner among 122 innovative startup competitors. Frank Schneider takes first place in the German nationals. and 23rd place in UCI Worldchampionship DH.
2003 Our new CNC machining center produces fabulous parts as quick as gun fire. Top Secret mission "G-BOXX.org". KRC-NICOLAI Rider Roger "R" Rinderknecht wins EC-Title for BMX 24" Cuiser Class. NICOLAI launches first annual magazin "numeric".
2004 First G-BOXX bikes NICOLAI Nucleon TFR and Nucleon TST on duty at Megavalanche Cup and at the DH world championship. Our first world cup podium ever in NICOLAI company history: Roger Rinderknecht takes 2nd place at UCI 4X Worldcup in Calgary, Canada.
2005 NICOLAIs 10th anniversary, but no reason to get sentimental. A new HAAS CNC tapping center joins our production. Now in concert - the tapping noise duo with brother. UFO ST is the answer to growing demands for hardcore slopestyle bikes.
2006 Soccer world cup in Germany. A new associated company is born: Universal Transmissions GmbH. G-BOXX 2 on NICOLAI frame. French junior rider Joris Bigoni becomes french national DH champion. NICOLAI initiates CONTI-Cup, a special ranking system within the german national DH cup series.
2007 NICOLAI team riders gain 2 international titles: YVAN LAPRAZ wins GOLD at world championships BMX Junior men. Joris Bigoni wins European DH championships in the juniors class. New DH frame is born, we baptised on the name "ION".
Once upon a time ...
Trombone 2000 (1998) UFO prototype (1998) Jib 20" BMX (1999)
Nucleon Prototpe (2000) Nucleon DH Team (2002)
What the hell??? M-Pire ST (2003) hidden inside - G-BOXX (2003) HWT rear end (2003)
Compound rear hub COR (2004) UFO ST (2005)
Nucleon TST evo magnesium (2005) Foldable Travel Helius (2005) ION (2007)
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