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    FishZapper
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    My Budget Nomad...

    Well, ok, its not a Nomad really. But its the closest I could get to a bike that for all intents and purposes, defines the term "all mountain"

    See, I like to ride some DH, but mostly I ride trails around here in TN. I needed a bike that was pretty cheap, but could handle everything.

    You'd probably be surprised to know that it only weighs round 35 pounds too. Ive taken it on some big rides, and she's worked out great.








    That's right. A BULLIT!

    Fork: Marzocchi Z150 SL
    Frame: 04 SC Bullit
    Shock: 5th Coil
    Cranks: Shimano Hone
    Front Der. Shimano Hone
    Rear Der. Sram X7
    Bars: FSA K Force CARBON
    Stem: Thomson 70mm
    Seatpost: Thomson
    Brakes: Hayes El Camino

    etc...

    This bike rules. A 7 inch travel frame and 6 inch fork at 35 pounds. Im looking into a DHX air and perhaps some UST wheels, and she should be around 33. What do you guys think?
    Is this NOT all mountain? Climbs well, descends better. No sore back!

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    Nice bike. Looks like a nice heavy duty AM machine. I like the frame color too.
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    Nice ride! I was thinking about building up a light-ish Bullit myself.


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    Nice ride. Love the green!

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    Sweet bike. I went to a DHX coil in the rear, on my Bullit, and it feels really good. I ran a few different air shocks and didn't care for them much.

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    Very nice, gots to love that Lime Green.

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    Whatever works. I like the green. 35lbs is a reasonable weight for a HD do all machine. You can always get tips for weight saving from the Zen of Bullits: TNC.

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    That's not-so-budget if you ask me... Sure it's not covered with XTR but who cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind
    That's not-so-budget if you ask me... Sure it's not covered with XTR but who cares.
    Frame was $1,000 less than a Nomad, plus cranks, der. etc all reasonably cheap and light, bought online.

    I got the Carbon bars for $50
    Der. for $25
    Shifters for $15
    Cranks for $140
    Wheels: OE for $300
    Tires OE: Free from a dude I know
    Brakes: I forget but CHEAP


    ...about the only thing I paid retail for was the Thomson stem and Post. I had the king headset in an old Foes frame so YEAH. It was budget for me. I LUV it.

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    Hi BS!

    Nice bikey, as always.
    It's just frustrating sometimes being an Athena...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleu
    Hi BS!

    Nice bikey, as always.
    Aloha.
    thanks

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    You know what I wish? I wish I had a nice, fully loaded Nomad. Then I could trade you my Nomad for your Bullit. But then I would feel like I was taking advantage of you.

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    Uh Huh, Uh huh..

    Quote Originally Posted by NoTreadOnMe
    .....This bike rules. A 7 inch travel frame and 6 inch fork at 35 pounds.....Is this NOT all mountain? Climbs well, descends better. No sore back!

    'xactly t'is All mountain most certainly.

    I have an almost identical Bullit in trans red. Heavy but it I can ride the wheels offa it over hill and dale.

    Nice ride.
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    Bullits

    Still rock! that is all.

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    I plan to ride AM on mine...
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    There was a good thread in the SC forum about "Trail Bullits" that was all about what you have already created.

    No need for a nomad, the bullit is almost as light, burlier and requires less maintenance.

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