The Nicasio is for the rider looking for something different and modern to take on a wide range of surfaces, from paved roads to dirt tracks, and tackle anything from short distances spins right through to ultra endurance rides and adventures. The Nicasio offers all of this, while having a reliable and robust steel construction to take the knocks of every day use and mixed terrain adventures, and provide that refined ride feel that comes from a quality steel frame.
Clean lines and steel frame tubes give the Nicasio the soul of a classic bike, with the geometry and large tyre clearances to let riders handle any surface. The frameset features mudguard and rack eyelets, making it both weather proof and capable of carrying panniers as well as modern bikepacking bags.
The Nicasio is designed to take you ‘Beyond Road’. The Nicasio lets you take any path you’d like, whether it is on the asphalt or to a variety of off-road terrains – it is also beautifully balanced for riding both with and without luggage on board. Make no mistake – the Nicasio offers a refined ride, and is no ‘plodder’. And the quality of the frameset make it a perfect platform for future upgrades too.
At Epic Cycles we have chosen to focus on stocking the ‘Nicasio 2’ model, as we think it represents the sweetspot in the Nicasio range and offers outstanding value for such a high performance package. The key upgrades of the Nicasio 2 over the base model Nicasio include:
- Shimano Tiagra 20-speed drivetrain with powerful and controllable hydraulic disc brakes
- A full carbon tapered fork for precise handling, with huge tyre clearance, and lighter weight
- Marin’s top level series 2 double butted steel (4130 CrMo) tubing, that gives you the resilience and strength you need to tackle rough roads, gravel and dirt trails, but adds to it with lighter, snappier tubing and premium features like 12mm thru-axles, flat mount brakes, and a tapered head tube for the full carbon fork.
Marin’s Beyond Road geometry offers a blend of endurance road handling with enhanced stability for unpaved use. With clearance for large volume tyres, the Nicasio is a perfect companion for adventure road and off-road riding, long distance commuting and endurance riding in general, whatever the weather.