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    A 'Unique' Nomad C

    Hi All,

    Sister’s in Law bike finally built up. Just need to tune fork/shock and finalise stem spacer height.

    Per the specs below, was hoping to end up with something ‘unique’.

    Specs:

    Frame - 2013 Santa Cruz Nomad C (Medium)
    Rear Shock - Fox Float CTD
    Headset - Cane Creek 110
    Seat Collar - Santa Cruz
    Fork - 2013 Bos Deville TRC (160mm)
    Stem - 2013 FSA OS-99 CSI UD Carbon/Alloy Hybrid 90mm Green Stem
    Handlebars - FSA K-FORCE LOW RISER HANDLEBAR
    Grips - GT Lock-On Grips
    Saddle - Fizik Arione Donna
    Seatpost - Niner RDO Kermit Green
    Brakes - Shimano Saint M820 Disc Brake
    Rotors - Shimano XT-Saint RT86 Ice-Tech 6-Bolt @ 203mm
    R/Derailleur - Shimano Saint M820 Shadow+ 10 Speed Rear Mech
    Rear Shifter - Shimano Saint M820 1x10 Speed Trigger Shifter
    Cassette - Shimano XT M771 10 Speed MTB Cassette 11-36T
    Chain - Shimano XT HG95 10 Speed Chain
    Crankset - HammerSchmidt AM
    Front Shifter - HammerSchmidt X.0
    Bottom Bracket - HammerSchmidt AM (73mm)
    Wheelset - Xentis Kappa 2
    Tires - Schwalbe Crazy Bob 26 x 2.35
    Inner Tubes - Continental
    Pedals - Shimano M647 Clipless SPD MTB Pedals
    WEIGHT: 15.1kg 33.22pds
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    looks clean!

    but why so much bike without a dropper post and those tires? unique, but from what i am ASSUMING this thing is way overbuilt for the way it may be ridden... am i wrong?
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    I don't get it.

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    For Urban/pavement Enduro riding? If in fact, there is such a thing...

    Well, replace the heavier Saint breaks with XTRs and put a KS Lev on it, if you want to keep a similar weight... maybe.

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    Sorry dude but that bike is seriously confused....

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    A 'Unique' Nomad C

    Such a waste of a good bike


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    well that certainly is 'unique'...

    so much so that if I saw it for sale on craigslist I'd assume it was built of stolen parts by someone that didn't know anything about bikes.
    Come to think if it, I'm kind of wondering that now.

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    Uniquely nonfunctional.

    Those wheels/tire look awful hopefully you had them around your garage, if you bought them for this build you are pushing to hard to be unique

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    new wheels, new tires, shorter stem, make it a simple 1x10, and you have yourself a super awesome ride.

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    Απ: A 'Unique' Nomad C

    Is this a joke? Where is the all mountain-enduro police to arrest this guy?

    Send from my toilet using my dudephone!

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    Cool road-bike!

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    The amount of carbon is completely offset by the weight of the hammerschmidt. Finish it off with a pair of those sram next sl cranks and you might have the lightest FS bike ever built.

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    hmmm. what exactly is this for?

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    #1 schizo-bike!

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    Sorry but what an ugly bikee waste of frame!!!!!

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    I feel this build is just incomplete without some bull horns.

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    That chain stay protector needs at least 7 more zip ties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by half_man_half_scab View Post
    That chain stay protector needs at least 7 more zip ties.
    Along with the chain stay protector on the non-drive side as well.

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    Re: A 'Unique' Nomad C

    This has to be a joke...

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    i remember the first time i smoked crack, too.
    nothing witty here...

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    Ok, I do feel a little bad with all the ridicule the OP got and if it makes you or your sister in law happy, great. But you basically killed, or tamed, one of the most capable and burly mountain bikes ever made. That bike is begging to be ridden on some gnarly terrain!!

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    Per the specs below, was hoping to end up with something ‘useless’ was what you should have said

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    And why these days do so many people put a foot of spacers under a stem and use a low rise bar. Remove most of the spacers get a high rise bar and stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2w4s View Post
    i remember the first time i smoked crack, too.


    lol

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    Interesting enough , but where is slimmer going to be ridden?...jk ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravityfreaky View Post
    Sorry dude but that bike is seriously confused....
    I'm with you on that. Bike makes no sense. The brakes are way, way, way overkill for a Nomad.

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    Could have been such a nice bike but way too much randomness in parts selection. Looks like there wasn't much of a coherent strategy in the build plan other than "CARBON!, and lots of it!"
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Hopefully this helps drive down the cost of carbon components... it appears enough were used to have some effect

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    Interested to hear back from the OP on the intended use of this bike. Maybe it's a road bike for roads that have nothing but potholes? If that's the case I still believe this bike needs some bullhorns. Lol

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    It might not be what most would do to a Nomad. But whatever floats your boat.
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    And why these days do so many people put a foot of spacers under a stem and use a low rise bar. Remove most of the spacers get a high rise bar and stem.
    Because high rise, wide bars are PITA to get. The best I got was 2" rise Spank bars. I sought 3" with at least 790mm width.

    As for the OPs bike - whatever floats his boat, really.

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    Nomad C with glorified Spinergy wheels and road slicks? I feel the need to pour a beverage upon on the ground for the homie that was lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swissam View Post
    Interested to hear back from the OP on the intended use of this bike. Maybe it's a road bike for roads that have nothing but potholes? If that's the case I still believe this bike needs some bullhorns. Lol
    Will just own one bike - so this is it in commute to work mode.

    Another wheelset/tyre combo for dirt

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    Must be a hell of a commute.

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    The Hammer is overkill unless there are some steep climbs and REALLY steep rocky descents.
    Lower weight. Bombproof, vibration proof, broken part on the trail proof.

    Nice build.
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    ^ This guy

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    White Knighting at its finest, great way to start with a resume for some prominence lol

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    Personally, before I bought a set of expensive carbon "commuter wheels" and slicks, I would have put some of that money into a cheap commuter bike, pocketed the rest, and left the Nomad as is for trail riding. Regardless, it's a nice build and I hope the owner rides the crap out of it.

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    good thing you said you were an me with a 3.2 at a nationally known school. i almost didnt care at first.

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