The Holy is the perfect complete package for hardcore street and park riding. Compact geometry and no unnecessary parts, a nice price and lots of space for upgrading and fine tuning. The bike is packed with high end features such as the full cromoly frame with an integrated headset based on the Suburban, an NS cromoly fork and 3-pc tubular cromoly Salt cranks from our friends at Wethepeople that are mounted on the 8 spline BB with big sealed bearings. The geometry of the 26” version is the same as our high-end aftermarket frames, so when you slap on a suspension fork of your choice, the bike will have the same feel as the bikes that our pro riders use. But even right out of the box, the Holy will rock! Unlike many other bikes in this price range, there is no "do not jump!" warning sticker. The 2013 Holy 1 comes with a refreshed look and some significant upgrades. The most important one is that the freewheel rear hub has been replaced with a high-end Octane One 11T driver hub. This allowed us to spec a real microdrive drivetrain that not only looks better, but lasts longer. Add to that the change of the tires to Kenda Small Block 8 and this bike is really in a different league than last year’s model.
NS Bikes Holy 1 Bike Features and Benefits:
Kenda Small Block 8 instead of K-Rad
real press fit Spanish BB frame (w/o adaptor cups)
OctaneOne fat seat-post combo
11T sealed bearing O1 driver hub instead of freewheel
smaller 25t sprocket instead of 28t
Available also in 26” size - perfect base for 26” dirt jumping bike once you switch our rigid fork with suspension fork of your choice!
frame with integrated seatpost clamp & clearance for fat tires
NS bikes cockpit including: Quark stem, Mint handlebar & Sam Pilgrim grips
Avid BB5 disc brake in the back
Odyssey Twisted PC pedals
strong NS Fundamental rear rim
NS Bikes Holy 1 Bike Specifications:
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, Spanish BB, 19mm x 8 splines
Crank: SALT by Wethepeople, tubular cromoly
Chainring: SALT by Wethepeople, 25T steel ring
Rims: NS Fundamental rear / Jalco DBX front
Hubs: Joytech 9 mm front, Octane One Single Speed Pro 11T Driver (sealed) rear
Spokes: Black spokes w/14mm nipples
Tires: Kenda Small Block 8 2.1 rear & front
Seatpost Saddle: Octane One fat seat-post combo
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC
Weight: 24”: 11.7 kg, 26”: 12.1 kg (weights including pedals, without front brake)
Note: Bike comes complete with front and rear brakes
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeroen This bike rocks!!
I'm riding this bike now for 13 months... absolutely love this bike.
This bike is just perfect to start off with. Not that expensive and great quality, looks tremendous.
Off course to make this bike 'cheap' they spared money on parts like the brakes, paddles, hubs... Don't get me wrong, those parts are good, but after some time you will switch them for better, lighter, tougher parts. Just like NSbikes says: "lots of space for upgrading and fine tuning." I can't express that more clearly. But the bigger parts like frame,fork, handlebar, wheels are excellent and can handle every obstacle on the street/park.
I ride this bike on 26" wheels 'cause one day I want to start dirtjumping on this bike.
I have no complaints about this bikes weight (notice I'm 1.85m) and don't use the frontbrake, just learn footjams :D
PS: I have the holy1 2012, so there were a few changes to the 2013 model, but that means the 2013model is just even better!
02 September 2013