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    Trail/XC Bike

    I am going to start racing XC on the weekends and at the moment I ride a Santa Cruz Nomad. Its fun on the downhills but its is obviously not suited for XC racing. I was wandering what bike I should get to replace it. Basically I need something that I can ride XC on then throw on a different pair of wheels on and ride all mountain style terrain with out any problems. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    Oh I forgot I want an axle up front IE 20mm or 15mm
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    Yeti 575. It's basically a long travel XC bike that can handle itself in the chunk and can be built up in the 25-26 lb range with no problem. Love mine
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    You should ask the XC guys in the XC forum. I'm sure they have great suggestions.

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    A hardtail would probably be better, but the 575 would be good too.

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    your best bet would be a long travel XC bike like the mojo or xc blur.

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    Any thoughts on the Chumba VF2 or the Trek Fuel Ex .
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    I don't know about those bikes, but I do know a guy who races his Nomad, does pretty good on it, although he changes the setup for particular races. Even came in second in the world ss championships on a ss Nomad. http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/sswc-08...-in-napa-ca/2/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    I don't know about those bikes, but I do know a guy who races his Nomad, does pretty good on it, although he changes the setup for particular races. Even came in second in the world ss championships on a ss Nomad. http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/sswc-08...-in-napa-ca/2/
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    trance x2, reign?

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    just get the blur XC if u like santacruz.
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    Cannondale Rize all the way!!!
    A Blur LT would work too, you like the vp suspension?
    Possibly a Turner Flux?

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    IMO, keep your nomad for AM and DH trips and get a hardtail. You'll save weight, money and gain efficiency.

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    The Nomad and a HT

    Quote Originally Posted by Renovatio
    IMO, keep your nomad for AM and DH trips and get a hardtail. You'll save weight, money and gain efficiency.

    that's mine plan: sub-30# Nomad2 w.Fox 36 and a 24# steel HT w/Sid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renovatio
    IMO, keep your nomad for AM and DH trips and get a hardtail. You'll save weight, money and gain efficiency.
    If I go that way it will actually be more expensive for me as the frame and fork from the nomad would finance the new bike. The parts from the nomad with exception of wheels and fork would go on the new frame. Any ways I might just suck it up and do that get a Chameleon or a Tranny. But any more suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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    Ill be racing my RIZE beginning of April Will fill you in

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