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    Quote Originally Posted by dwyooaj View Post
    what does being a clyde have to do with stem length?
    Because at 6'7" I'm wondering how "cramped" the cockpit is. My RFX has a 26.3" TT and I'm able to use a 50mm stem. On my XXL Stumpy I needed a 100mm stem.
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    The stumpy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwyooaj View Post
    what does being a clyde have to do with stem length?
    Quote Originally Posted by digthemlows View Post
    Because at 6'7" I'm wondering how "cramped" the cockpit is. My RFX has a 26.3" TT and I'm able to use a 50mm stem. On my XXL Stumpy I needed a 100mm stem.
    That's a height problem, not a clyde problem. Although, I guess you could also be a clyde.

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    Mondraker adjusts for the short stem by increasing top tube. Overcompensates a little, it looks like
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    It doesn't overcompensate, but it does look like the HA is slacker then anything else in it's travel class.

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    Mondraker has extended 6 cm top tube to compensate a 10mm stem, the tt=660cm
    the head angle with the lyrik is about 66ļ/66,5ļ and the seat angle is 73ļ
    Before, I had a dune rr and this is more stable and manageable, two opposing concepts united by the new geometry
    I don't want to know anything about normal geometries, the forward geometry is amazing and makes everything easier

    sorry for my english

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    How come others aren't adopting it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    How come others aren't adopting it?
    Well they kind of are, but in a very drawn out process. We've gone from a 120mm stem being normal, to anything over a 50mm being 'wrong' on an OE spec bike.

    The 10mm stem and longer wheelbase is mirroring what you already get on MX bikes, so we know it works (and just like disc brakes, oil damped suspension and multi-compound tyres, what works for MX does work for MTBs), it's just going to take a while for the industry and buyers to catch up with the physics.

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    I'd love to try one............with a 50mm stem!! :-)
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    Santa Cruz Nickle

    This is my first full suspension bike and my first build. The color is off when I post these photos to the forum, the rims and the lettering on the downtube are bright florescent green.


    * Frame Size & Color: Santa Cruz Nickle, White, Small
    * Fork: RockShox Revelation RLT Ti
    * Brakes: Shimano SLX
    * Cranks: Shimano Deore
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X9
    * Pedals: Wellgo B132
    * Stem: 70mm Truvativ AKA
    * Handlebar: Truvativ Stylo WC
    * Seatpost: Truvativ AKA
    * Saddle: Fizik Nisene Sport
    * Cassette: Sram PG980
    * Headset: Cane Creek
    * Grips: ODI
    * Tires: WTB 2.3 Moto
    * Rims: Velocity Blunts (old model set up for tubeless)
    * Hubs: Shimano XT
    * Weight: 29lbs
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    Looking at the medium Dune Mondraker lengthened the reach by the plus side of 60 mm compared to avrage for a typical med. with older geo, and have a 10 mm stem . So it would feel teh same a s a typical medium with a 70 mm stem (60 +10). Most riders I know run no larger than a 50 mm stem, 60 tops, on that kind of bike. So in my humble opinion, and just for my sizing, a med with a 10 mm stem would feel a little long. But I know im just splitting hairs here, one doesnt know till one sits on the bike. And maybe i dont know WTF im talking about because this new geo has new effects. Perhaps with the longer front center, its ok having a longer cockpit because you are that much further behind the wheel for more stability and less "OTB" feeling and I imagine it might be necessary to help weight the front wheel in turns. FWIW, I really like this new geo concept. Im 5'8" and was stuck between a small and med Transition Blindside. i ended up getting a med with a 30 mm stem, which is getting close to mondrakers "forward"geo concept. Feels awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony.Montana View Post
    The stumpy!
    Awesome bike love the way you have it set up!!!! Is that a 12 or 13 comp 26

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    2011 Kona Coilair

    My newly built Kona Coilair. Switched all the parts over from my KHS Velvet. Only two rides so far, but am loving how plush it feels. Weighed in at 29lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeboy89 View Post
    Awesome bike love the way you have it set up!!!! Is that a 12 or 13 comp 26
    Its a 12 comp I have just sold the bike(picked up a expert evo carbon 2013 today) with the original parts, damn its fugly without the sx wheels
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    Good gravy! So, you're a tall fellow?

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    or supermodel legs.
    RIP Adam Yauch

    "M.C. for what I AM and do, the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true"

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    A tall fellow with supermodel legs is pretty spot on. Well with a past as a serious roadie its kinda supermodel body

    The pictures are taken right after i got it home, so havent been fideling with seat hight

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    I thought that was a dropper post, not a riser post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony.Montana View Post
    Its a 12 comp I have just sold the bike(picked up a expert evo carbon 2013 today) with the original parts, damn its fugly without the sx wheels
    Very nice!!! I'm thinking about getting a 13 black stumpy comp 26 with my tax return and would be interested in how your EVO climbs compared to the regular stumpy. If it's not to noticeably much worse I might get the EVO. I would like the way it descends but don't want to give up to much on the climbing for the type of riding I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzd View Post
    My newly built beast!

    Frame: Canyon Torque 2012
    Fork: Fox 36 Talas 180mm/140mm
    Rear Shock: Fox DHX Air 5.0
    Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax SX
    Rear Derailleur: Sram X0
    Front Derailleur: Sram X0
    Shifters: Sram X0
    Crankset: X0 22-36
    Rear Cassette: Sram 11-36t PG1091r
    Seatpost: KS Lev
    Saddle: SQlab 611 Active
    Handle Bar: Easton Haven
    Stem: Easton Haven
    Tires: Schwalbe Muddy Mary 2.35
    Handlebar grips: Race face Strafe
    Pedals: DMRBIKES Vault





    That Canyon Torque....That is one sweeeet bike? Hows the pedalling efficiency? What are you coming from? I currently own an FB and have been seriously contemplating the torque. I would love to hear your review of the bike. Is it 650b compatible?

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    My '12 Shaver...

    There is perfection and bike nirvana!!!!





    Havoc carbon bars
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    XTR brakes
    XT Ice rotors 180mm
    XT cranks 2x10
    XT rear cog
    XT front/rear derailleur
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-FXR View Post
    There is perfection and bike nirvana!!!!

    Havoc carbon bars
    Thomson Stem 90mm no rise
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    XTR brakes
    XT Ice rotors 180mm
    XT cranks 2x10
    XT rear cog
    XT front/rear derailleur
    XTR Shifter pods
    Mavic CrossMax STís
    Chris King headset
    Fox Talas 160mm forks
    WTB Team Bronson tires
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    Very Nice Build!! Bet it's a blast!!
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    ^ Mammoth Mountain?

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    My AM rig, at 26 lbs, cant complain, coming from 32.5 lbs beast. Now I need to ride some gnarly stuff.






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    Quote Originally Posted by digthemlows View Post
    Very Nice Build!! Bet it's a blast!!
    As unbiased as I can be..... it's a blast on everything! I've yet to get back on my ol trusty FXR since I've got this. Extremely steep inclines are a bit tougher with the 67 degree HT, but she flies faster than my eyesight can keep up with...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    ^ Mammoth Mountain?
    Yes off one of the best trails imho (Skid Marks) headed down to Lincoln express to 7 bridges to shot gun on that particular run.
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    "yeah, she's fat, but you'd take her for a ride."

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    [QUOTE=inter;9943552]My AM rig, at 26 lbs, cant complain, coming from 32.5 lbs beast. Now I need to ride some gnarly stuff.

    While I'm biased towards the Foes lines....the Mojo is a sweet lookin' frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inter View Post

    Great rig - although the stem's kinda long. You sure you need it that long? haha.

    Anyways, is that chainguide a blackspire? Need something like that. Looks cool too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-FXR View Post
    Yes off one of the best trails imho (Skid Marks) headed down to Lincoln express to 7 bridges to shot gun on that particular run.
    I've stood right where you took that picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prancisfena View Post
    Great rig - although the stem's kinda long. You sure you need it that long? haha.

    Anyways, is that chainguide a blackspire? Need something like that. Looks cool too.
    Thx. Im looking for 60mm stem actually. It comes with 100mm, too long.
    The chainguide actually 2 blackspire stingers, one for top one bottom. They works!
    Plus BBG bash.

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    Frame: Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc 2012
    Fork: Fox 34 Float 140mm
    Rear Shock: Fox Float RP23
    Wheelset: WTB Frequency Team i23 TCS rims laced to DT 350 hubs
    Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO XTR Shadow Plus
    Front Derailleur, Shifters, Crankset, Rear Cassette: Shimano XT
    Brakes: Shimano XT w/ 180mm front 160mm rear Ice Tech rotors
    Flat Pedals: Canfield Brothers Crampon Classic
    Clipless Pedals : XT (shown)
    Seatpost: KS Lev
    Saddle: WTB Volt Pro
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Trailstar 2.35 (tubeless)
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Pacestar 2.35 (tubeless)
    Handle Bar: Easton Haven 711mm
    Stem: TruVativ AKA, 70mm
    Handlebar grips: ODI Ruffian Lock-On

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    Havoc carbon bars
    Thomson Stem 90mm no rise
    Gravity Dropper seatpost
    XTR brakes
    XT Ice rotors 180mm
    XT cranks 2x10
    XT rear cog
    XT front/rear derailleur
    XTR Shifter pods
    Mavic CrossMax STís
    Chris King headset
    Fox Talas 160mm forks
    WTB Team Bronson tires
    ODI Ruffion grips[/QUOTE]

    I ve seen red color foes before, beautiful bike. This grey one u have is beautiful as well, looks fast on downhill. Just an idea, you should take off the GD boot. Ive been using my GD turbo without the boot for 2 years. No problemo.

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    [QUOTE=shredjunkie;9945525]Frame: Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc 2012
    Fork: Fox 34 Float 140mm
    Rear Shock: Fox Float RP23
    Wheelset: WTB Frequency Team i23 TCS rims laced to DT 350 hubs
    Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO XTR Shadow Plus
    Front Derailleur, Shifters, Crankset, Rear Cassette: Shimano XT
    Brakes: Shimano XT w/ 180mm front 160mm rear Ice Tech rotors
    Flat Pedals: Canfield Brothers Crampon Classic
    Clipless Pedals : XT (shown)
    Seatpost: KS Lev
    Saddle: WTB Volt Pro
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Trailstar 2.4
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Pacestar 2.4
    Handle Bar: Easton Haven 711mm
    Stem: TruVativ AKA, 60mm, 70mm
    Handlebar grips: ODI Ruffian Lock-On

    Sweet bike. Seems like u have 2 stems on the list..haha..
    Those 2.4 wheels looks heavy though. How they perform?
    Btw, what is the bike weight if u dont mind sharing.

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    Thanks! Yes, only one stem on this bike, updated my post. Total bike weight with this configuration is 29.5. The Hans Dampf 2.4's (2.35 really) are a tad heavy, but so worth it for winter conditions here in Northern California. I also have a set of Stans Crest rims laced to Chris King hubs with tubeless Maxxis Icons for my XC configuration, which takes the bike down 2 lbs to 27.5 lbs.
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    Bike all done, no more upgrades (we all know that's not true).



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    treestump what size is that yeti, and how tall are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madtreesman View Post
    treestump what size is that yeti, and how tall are you?
    It's a medium and I'm about 180cm (5'11"). Fits me well with the 50mm stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredjunkie View Post
    Frame: Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc 2012
    Fork: Fox 34 Float 140mm
    Rear Shock: Fox Float RP23
    Wheelset: WTB Frequency Team i23 TCS rims laced to DT 350 hubs
    Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO XTR Shadow Plus
    Front Derailleur, Shifters, Crankset, Rear Cassette: Shimano XT
    Brakes: Shimano XT w/ 180mm front 160mm rear Ice Tech rotors
    Flat Pedals: Canfield Brothers Crampon Classic
    Clipless Pedals : XT (shown)
    Seatpost: KS Lev
    Saddle: WTB Volt Pro
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Trailstar 2.35 (tubeless)
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Pacestar 2.35 (tubeless)
    Handle Bar: Easton Haven 711mm
    Stem: TruVativ AKA, 70mm
    Handlebar grips: ODI Ruffian Lock-On

    Nice setup! I'm thinking about bying the same bike with almost the same setup but I'm a little unsure what size to buy. I'm 6 feet tall and am now riding on a Medium 18" Kona Cadabra. According to Santa Cruz fitting-page a Medium is to small for me and that I should buy a Large. I like small bikes, but not too small. How tall are you and what size is your bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geir View Post
    Nice setup! I'm thinking about bying the same bike with almost the same setup but I'm a little unsure what size to buy. I'm 6 feet tall and am now riding on a Medium 18" Kona Cadabra. According to Santa Cruz fitting-page a Medium is to small for me and that I should buy a Large. I like small bikes, but not too small. How tall are you and what size is your bike?
    I'm just 3/4" over six feet, and the large is a perfect fit. I never considered a medium, but did test ride the XL, which felt comfortable in a cruiser bike sort of way but did not have the same shredable feel as the large. I seem to remember hearing that when SC and other companies design a carbon bike, they typically do most of the R&D and testing using a large frame layup, and then modify the layup to product the other sizes late in the game. I could be wrong, but I think this means that often the large size ends up having the most optimized geometry.

    All that said, if you prefer a smaller frame as it sounds like you do, I would test ride both a medium and a large if you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geir View Post
    Nice setup! I'm thinking about bying the same bike with almost the same setup but I'm a little unsure what size to buy. I'm 6 feet tall and am now riding on a Medium 18" Kona Cadabra. According to Santa Cruz fitting-page a Medium is to small for me and that I should buy a Large. I like small bikes, but not too small. How tall are you and what size is your bike?
    demoed a tblt. im 6' and it felt perfect.

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    Here's my new ride. It's a Banshee Rune V2 with a Lyric 170 RC2DH, Elka shock, sram x7 1x10, xt brakes, Spank Subrosa rims on Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs, Pro Taper 780mm bars, and a Gravity Dropper.
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    Those banshees are pretty impressive I have been looking hard at the rune

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    demoed a tblt. im 6' and it felt perfect.
    Its a bit early for me here in sweden so maybe I'm not quite wake yet But what does "tblt" mean?

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    ^tallboy long travel

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    ^tallboy long travel
    Aha What size was the bike?

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    some of these bikes are just amazing, Keep the good work up guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    ^tallboy long travel
    Tallboy love long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geir View Post
    Aha What size was the bike?
    ahaha brainfart! it was a large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    I've stood right where you took that picture!
    This pic is the same spot with my FXR.

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    Thomson Stem 90mm no rise
    Gravity Dropper seatpost
    XTR brakes
    XT Ice rotors 180mm
    XT cranks 2x10
    XT rear cog
    XT front/rear derailleur
    XTR Shifter pods
    Mavic CrossMax STís
    Chris King headset
    Fox Talas 160mm forks
    WTB Team Bronson tires
    ODI Ruffion grips
    I ve seen red color foes before, beautiful bike. This grey one u have is beautiful as well, looks fast on downhill. Just an idea, you should take off the GD boot. Ive been using my GD turbo without the boot for 2 years. No problemo.[/QUOTE]

    The Shaver is a raw colored frame. The attached FXR is the anodized gray color...fyi
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-FXR View Post
    This pic is the same spot with my FXR.
    Yep, looking a little bit more to the north now. What a great view!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    ahaha brainfart! it was a large.
    hehe Thanx!

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    nomad carbon 2013

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    dude, that is incredibly sick! where did you get the purple mallets?

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    That is the raddest Nomad I have seen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by longboarderj View Post
    That is the raddest Nomad I have seen!
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    LOL...I find that there are too much green in there...

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    You must be Rad to use a word like Raddest or own this jersey:

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    Just picked this up.

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    evolution

    a bit of progression over the past couple of years.
    these bikes gave up their lives in search of the 'mean green'
    for some reason it wont let me upload a jpeg of the alpine which was after the remedy.
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    your mojo was badass. not sure if this is an upgrade. bos and ccdb would likely be near the top of everyone's want list.
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    true, ore of a sideways movement and i do miss the mojo hd. It was more lively and a better all day bike than the nomad but ive now sold my dh bikes and fancied a nomad to cover all bases. plus i just fancied a refresh.
    the nomad is in early stages at the mo, it may get a push link and coil soon.

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    Yea ill have to second that i am in favor of the Mojo , looks stunning and great build

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    i just wonder if you could elaborate what the nomad does better/differently than the mojo? there seems to be quite a bit of overlap in their capabilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    i just wonder if you could elaborate what the nomad does better/differently than the mojo? there seems to be quite a bit of overlap in their capabilities.
    I have owned both as well and to me the HD had a slight nod climbing but the Nomad (mine was carbon with Push link/Ti-RC4) just killed the HD everywhere else! Fast flowy singletrack, jumping, and DH! Im riding a Yeti ASR-7 now and surprisingly it is more fun to ride than both!!!

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    @ waldo1, im building a carbon Remedy for a lighter XC/AM bike (keeping the Yeti for the more FR/DH duties)...I have never been on a Remedy, this should be about 26lbs...How did you like yours?

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    The mojo has a shorter rear end and importantly, with dw link it sits higher in it's travel. The bos deville 170 were about 400gs lighter than the 55rc3 evo ti. I was also running 35mm stem with high rise renthals. All this made it very snappy,easy to lift the front, with quick direction changes.
    The vpp sits quite deep into the travel has a longer rear and about 35mm longer wb. I'm running a- 2deg zero stack headset too. This thing is soo stable at high speed, but surprisingly, was perfect around a VERY tight, twisty dh the other day. The mojo climbed better but not by a huge amount.

    The remedy was really good, bit fragile, but is still going strong in the hands of my mate and he has the finesse of an elephant. I bought a size too small for me so sold it.
    The mojo has a half inch longer seat tube than the nomad and with the dw sitting higher, I found the saddle was in the way a bit on the downs.
    Ultimately, I just fancied a change.

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    how's the deville compared to the 55?
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    Id like more time to let the 55 bed in, get used to it then form an opinion.
    So far the 55 is very controlled, smooths out everything and tracks brilliantly. It sits into it's travel nicely when climbing which helps keep the front down.
    The deville is an amazing fork with outstanding damping and control. Also it weighs less than nats pube and is very reliable.
    The annoying thing with the 55 is that the low and high speed compression are both adjusted by one dial with an air loaded cartridge. I've emptied this of air ATM...... so smooth.
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    Updated with Truvativ HammerSchmidt AM Crank...

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    Nice Nomad. Lower wider bars & remove some spacers to lower the front end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Nice Nomad. Lower wider bars & remove some spacers to lower the front end.
    In fact, I am changing to Renthal high rise and stem as I am keeping it high...trying some configuration...

    My bar is 740mm now and I think any wider I will have problems in the woods...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex31 View Post
    In fact, I am changing to Renthal high rise and stem as I am keeping it high...trying some configuration...

    My bar is 740mm now and I think any wider I will have problems in the woods...
    I'm at 780mm.. It gets tight, but so far not too tight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollyw00d View Post
    I'm at 780mm.. It gets tight, but so far not too tight
    I'm at 800 and more often than not clip trees. It's like dropping an anchor at mach 3.
    would like more rise though, but theres only one option with Easton 35.
    still keeping them though.

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    * Frame Size & Color: Material Kona Scandium 69 Butted Aluminum 100 -160mm travel
    * Fork: FOX 32 Talas RL 150mm w/15mm Kashima
    * Brakes: Shimano SLX
    * Cranks: Shimano M552
    * Front Derailleur: Shimnao SLX
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT Shadow SGS
    * Pedals: Shimano M530 Clipless
    * Stem: Kona XC/Road 90mm
    * Handlebar: Kona XC/BC Riser 710mm
    * Seatpost: Kona Double Clamp w/offset 31.6, 375mm
    * Saddle: WTB Silverado
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano
    * Cassette: Shimnao SLX
    * Headset: FSA No.57E
    * Grips: Kona Race Light LOG
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Ardent 26x2.25 Kevlar
    * Front Rim: Easton XC
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Easton XC, 15mm
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Ardent 26x2.25 Kevlar
    * Rear Rim: Easton XC
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Easton XC, 142mm
    * Weight: 13,8kg




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    Awesome pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by general lee View Post
    Very sharp bike
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    My almost finish all-mountain setup...just need to dial in the drivetrain and take a test spin....
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    Gave my Nuke a little update

    XT Shadow+ derailleur
    Lyrik RC2DH solo-air
    Spank Spike pedals
    Yellowish cable hoses
    Coil Vanilla R for winter time



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    I want that atomic banana!

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    Livestrong colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Livestrong colors.
    That bike has definitely been doping.
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    LMAO! It's just plain dope!

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    My latest build, had several Nomads and still have my Yeti ASR-7! This custom painted carbon Remedy will be the lightest at 28.5lbs with a dropper post! Thought it would be funny to post this pic, almost done!!!
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    looks pretty tooting saweet!

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    Trek Scratch 8. Built this up with parts left over after selling off my ibis mojo hd

    Frame Size & Color: Large (virtual 17.5)
    * Fork: fox van 36 (would love to upgrade the guts of this fork or get a new one entirely to save weight)
    * Brakes: avid elixer cr
    * Cranks: sram x0
    * Front Derailleur: sram x0
    * Rear Derailleur: sram x9
    * Pedals:shimano xt trail
    * Stem: bontrager rxl
    * Handlebar: easton havoc
    * Seatpost: ibis or reverb. depending on time of year and riding area
    * Saddle: bontrager affinity rxl ti rail
    * Bottom Bracket: sram gxp
    * Cassette: shimano xt 11-36
    * Headset: fsa
    * Grips: bontrager
    * Front Tire: bontrager team issue fr4
    * Front Rim: stans flow ex
    * Front Hub/Skewer: ibis (novatec i believe)
    * Rear Tire:bontrager team issue fr4
    * Rear Rim:stans flow ex
    * Rear Hub/Skewer ibis
    * Weight 30lbs flat without reverb, 31 with reverb


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    I need tyres like the ones on that Remedy!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomsson View Post
    Gave my Nuke a little update

    XT Shadow+ derailleur
    Lyrik RC2DH solo-air
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    Yellowish cable hoses
    Coil Vanilla R for winter time


    What rear shock is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prancisfena View Post
    What rear shock is that?
    Fox Vanilla R.
    Simple coil for the winter time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    This custom painted carbon Remedy will be the lightest at 28.5lbs with a dropper post!
    I don't know, call me old school but I just don't see removing the tires as a good way to save weight.
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    My Specialized Enduro

    This my 2010 XL Specialized Enduro Expert. I upgraded the front fork to a Solo Air DH damper Totem 180mm. I added a red azonic outlaw wheel set. Vector R rear coil 600lb spring. I also machined and welded custom braces on the rear shock links (not in photos) for added stiffness. Sram XO drivtrain and Avid elixir cr brakes. This is the freeride enduro build.
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    More pics

    A couple more pics of the bike and the fabricated pieces.
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    if that fork was black... oh, man.
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    if that fork was black... oh, man.
    I kind of like it in white. It makes those huge 40mm stanchions stand out. Did you catch the moustache on the front of the fork? There are some pretty unique stickers on that thing.

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    do those additions on the linkage really make the bike noticably stiffer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    do those additions on the linkage really make the bike noticably stiffer?
    The bike would be unridable without them. The links for the air shock that originally went on this bike had some really beefy links. Then Specialized did what they do and messed up on the design of these evo links by not adding any beaming? strength. If you saw the links side by side you would know exactly what im talking about. So me being 6"4" 220Lbs without gear and a very aggressive rider puts a pretty big toll on my bikes. The evo links would bend on any jump and that bend would then force those bearings out of place. I tried reloctiting the bearings with the green bearing retainer, but that did not do the trick. So the only solution left was to beef up these links and by doing this it stopped all bend at that area. I was very hesitant on doing this though because i did not know if these pieces were cast aluminum. Because cast aluminum might warp when being welded due to the heat. But it all turned out fine and the bike is stronger than ever! It was funny, i took the bike into my LBS wanting ask there opinion. Apparently the guy i talked to had his common sense removed for a while now because i spent more time explaining what was wrong with my bike than him giving solutions (zero to be exact). The bike shop is good for BIKE only stuff. Like wheel trues and things like that. But as soon as there is something like an engineering flaw they give you that "deer in the headlights" look. Sorry about the rant, but to answer your question, yes they make the bike much stiffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomsson View Post
    Fox Vanilla R.
    Simple coil for the winter time.
    OH. Kinda looked like one of those supermarket bike shocks... all because it didn't have the piggy back air/oil can that I'm used to seeing on coil shocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawdodirt View Post
    yes they make the bike much stiffer.
    dude, thats pretty crazy. props on some ghetto backyard engineering.

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