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    Quote Originally Posted by meta4x View Post
    I am running an RP23 and its fine for general trail work but really lacks performance in the hard and rough stuff. I dont want to go the RC4 and the CCDB Air will be out of my price range when it arrives.

    Has anyone here got experience with a Vivid Air on their Nomad C? If so which model and 'tune'? It seems to me to be a good upgrade for little $$.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I have a thread on it somewhere here. It's a pretty awesome shock for a SRAM/RS product. I'm a little heavier person but the M/M tune is really working. I use all the travel on one specific travel eating drop, except the last .10" or so and after speaking with the RS/Sram guy at Interbike, nobody can get that last little bit of travel out off it due to the intense ramp up at the end of travel. Anyway, with the stock link, I don't think there's a better shock for the bike, until the CCDB-Air comes out. BTW, the RS Vivid-Air is pretty 'spensive and I can't imagaine the CCDB-Air will be more. Personally, I'd wait for it or I'll sell you mine
    "It looks flexy"

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    The Black Pearl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yippee_Ki_YayMF View Post
    Wowee, I'll take one of both please!

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    Those are for model year 2012, this mean then means that there will not be replacment/big change on the NomadC???

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    Quote Originally Posted by screamingeagle3 View Post
    Those are for model year 2012, this mean then means that there will not be replacment/big change on the NomadC???
    Santa Cruz don't do year models, they only release new frames when they change something. In this case the colour. There isn't a great deal to change on the Nomad Carbon frame at all really.

    The only yearly change to the SC line would be the components.

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    Thnx for the reply...i know its a cracking bike....just way out of my league

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    Thanks to X-Fusion !
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    In a fit of madness I swapped all the bits off my Rune onto a Nomad! took it for a ride on Sunday and couldnt be happier

    Frame: Santa Cruz Nomad C, Size M White
    Rear Shock: RP23 standard
    Fork: RockShox Lyrik U-Turn Coil 160mm 1.5"
    Headset: Chris King 1.5"
    Handlebar: RaceFace Respond Riser Bar Black 685mm - 1.5" Rise - 31.8mm
    Stem: RaceFace Respond DH/AM Stem 60mm
    Grips: ODI Grips Ruffian MTB Lock-On White
    Saddle: Specialized something random
    Seatpost: RockShox Reverb
    Seatpostclamp: Santa Cruz
    Front wheel: Hope Pro II 20mm, DT Spokes, Mavic 521
    Rear wheel: Hope Pro II, DT Spokes, DT Swiss EX500
    Quick release rear wheel: Shimano XT
    Front tire: Maxxis HighRoller DH 2.5" Dual ply
    Rear tire: Maxxis HighRoller DH 2.5" Dual ply
    Crank: Shimano XT
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11 - 28
    Chain: Shimano XT
    Bottom bracket: Shimano XT
    Front derailleur: Shimano XT
    Rear derailleur: Shimano XT
    Shifter: Shimano XT
    Gear cable: Random
    Front brake: Shimano Saint
    Rear brake: Shimano Saint
    Front disc: Shimano XT 203 mm
    Rear disc: Shimano XT 180 mm
    Front disc brake adaptor: Shimano
    Rear disc brake adaptor: Shimano
    Pedals: Superstar CNC Nano Thru Pin Pedals

    Weight 35.5lbs :S Might need to put it on a bit of a diet!
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    Some crappy iPhone pics from a ride yesterday. First time out on the RC4, felt a hella lot smoother.

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    Wow, really nice NomadC's on this page. Makes me want a white frame, although black is nice in the aspect that scratches are really discrete and when you use a black permanent marker pen, the they become almost invisible. Btw, I installed a RWC Needle Bearing Kit into the rear shock mount on my NomadC that has a lot of movement. What a difference! I instantly noticed that back end is much more sensitive, smoother and tracks terrain better. Slight creaking problems are also totally gone (the same applies to my V10C). Other update that I haven't yet installed is Angleset with -1 cup. New AM bikes are starting to get 66 HA such as Trek Slash. I think 66 HA should be much better for descending, although my opinion might be slightly biased as I have a -1.5 cup on my V10C.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by phat-ant View Post
    In a fit of madness I swapped all the bits off my Rune onto a Nomad! took it for a ride on Sunday and couldnt be happier
    Glad you enjoyed it. Btw the same thing that happened to you happened to me. I had a Nomad aluminum on order for quite a while and it keeps getting delayed. So my lbs called me up and told me they had a black NomadC with RC4 in stock and 4 hours later it became mine!

    Sweet ride anyway.

    Cheers

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    Can't seem to find the 'action' thread. I was going to post this there.

    Anyway, from a ride yesterday. Best in 720

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    Does anyone know if a mavic 729 rim with a 2.5 downhill maxxis will fit on the rear of this bike or will that be too wide? A 2.5 fits on the rear with my ex500's fine, but the wider rim will make the tire a lot wider.

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    Dunno if this helps, but I have 30mm wide Spank rims on my Al Nomad and use 2.5" High Rollers on it on downhilling purposes. It fits good on Al Nomad at least... Different to carbon??

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    I run 2.5 DH casing Nevegals (which run BIG) on Azonic Outlaws as my downhill setup and it fits... just barely. The tire just barely rubs when the tire & wheel deflect on big impacts. I've never noticed it while riding, just that there are black rub marks on the inside of the rear triangle.

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    Keep the build pics coming guys

    Was out on mine on the weekend took a basic vid trying to capture the shock in action.

    Not the best of angles but not bad for a first effort

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    Captain Future - Now THAT is a bike. And a hella lot like mine ;-)

    How do you find the ti spring on the CCDB, and what size/weight/make is it? Worth the expense?

    And finally - how was Ligura on such a bike? It's top of my to do list once the baby gets a bit older...

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    Hi dannybl. I dont know what the difference makes.
    This bike is perfect for Ligurias Singletrailparadise!
    Here is another impression for you:

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    I agree! perfect bike for the Ligurian trails



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    Yeah that's what I like to see..... some ACTION!!

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    come on......more pic,please !!!!!

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    Summertime's over

    Here's a couple from this summer
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    Dammit!!! Seen the C for the first time at the Path bike shop in O.C.,now I must sell my 08 frame!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Dammit!!! Seen the C for the first time at the Path bike shop in O.C.,now I must sell my 08 frame!
    It's due for replacement

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    Maybe,I love my 08,I have a 2011 RC4 coil and a 2011 Van,everything should swap over just fine.I defenitely WILL stick with the coil which means I will need the Push linkage,correct me if im wrong??? I do think I will be switching to a Lyrik fork,I like em better than any Fox fork! DAM,money gone!!! Alot of nice builds and pics here but pictures DO NOT do this bike justice!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Maybe,I love my 08,I have a 2011 RC4 coil and a 2011 Van,everything should swap over just fine.I defenitely WILL stick with the coil which means I will need the Push linkage,correct me if im wrong??? I do think I will be switching to a Lyrik fork,I like em better than any Fox fork! DAM,money gone!!! Alot of nice builds and pics here but pictures DO NOT do this bike justice!!!
    It's a burly bike for sure. If you plan to stick with the RC4 out back, definately go with the PUSH link. Someone posted interview with the head of R&D recently in this forum and even he recommends the PUSH link if you run coil. The other option is the new CCDB-air that's coming out in a couple of months..... Sold my White frame and have a new black one on the way right now. I'll be posting pics after the build.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Yea,I will stay away from the CC air until the Jurys out! Also,What fork is recommended between the Lyrik DH and the Fox offerings.I noticed a good number of builds here have the Fox fork,is that mainly for bling factor?Im liking my 2011 Van but kinda miss the Lyriks plushness,and that was not even the DH version!

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    Personally, I like the Fox offerings up front. More advanced, and love the damping. I had Lyrik 170mm DH and the damping let me either blow throught the travel or not use it all.

    I guarantee the Cane Creek will work well. I'd stake my entire reputation on it. They are committeed to making awesome product.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    Personally, I like the Fox offerings up front. More advanced, and love the damping. I had Lyrik 170mm DH and the damping let me either blow throught the travel or not use it all.

    I guarantee the Cane Creek will work well. I'd stake my entire reputation on it. They are committeed to making awesome product.
    Come on Clay. A new one all ready. Seems like you didn't even get a year on the white one. Anyway I can't blame you, black is the $%!t. Can't wait to see your Idea of black. Peace.

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    I hope you have ordered some blue adaptors for the Strailine Clay. Green on a pimped Black/Blue = not cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by q2xltrgt View Post
    Come on Clay. A new one all ready. Seems like you didn't even get a year on the white one. Anyway I can't blame you, black is the $%!t. Can't wait to see your Idea of black. Peace.
    Hey you got any more videos to post on YouTube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Yea,I will stay away from the CC air until the Jurys out! Also,What fork is recommended between the Lyrik DH and the Fox offerings.I noticed a good number of builds here have the Fox fork,is that mainly for bling factor?Im liking my 2011 Van but kinda miss the Lyriks plushness,and that was not even the DH version!
    SocalMX the new 2012 RS Lyrik DH 170 are da bomb!!!
    You can't go wrong with either coil or air on them. Get SOME!!!
    For looks, the new 2012 Fox 36 Kashimas, really do look better.
    But as far as performance is concerned the RS Lyrik with DH damper (either Solo Air DH 170 or Coil 170 DH) are much, much better IMHO. (could be biased...)

    I have the 2010 RS Lyrik Solo Air 170 DH, (currently the lightest AM air fork at this travel on the market) on my Nomad Mk2 for a year now and it's been smooth as butter, right out of the box!
    Considering I am coming from a 2007 Marzocchi 66 RV ETA (one of the best AM coil forks ever, but heavy as an anvil.)
    I have also tested 2009 Fox 36 talas rc2, 2011 Fox 36 Talas rlc, and 2012 Fox 36 Van rc2 back to back on the same trails and always feel that the Lyrik performs much better.
    I think Fox products though very good are way overpriced for what they offer, plus I don't think the majority of us weekend warriors can feel/use any significant difference of the Kashima coating. (it does look bling though )


    PS. As far damping technology is concerned I think, maybe I am wrong, Fox has not really changed the RC2 cartridge, it's the same since 2008 and only in 2011 they flipped it upside down (not to mention the poor choice of RLC in the 160mm).
    Whereas RockShox with the introduction of the DH damper (removing the floodgate) did offer much increased performance, again this is subjective IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yippee_Ki_YayMF View Post
    I hope you have ordered some blue adaptors for the Strailine Clay. Green on a pimped Black/Blue = not cool!
    Yep, Blue 110 headset, blue spacers, and the blue stem
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by q2xltrgt View Post
    Come on Clay. A new one all ready. Seems like you didn't even get a year on the white one. Anyway I can't blame you, black is the $%!t. Can't wait to see your Idea of black. Peace.
    Actually, I had it for a year and a half!
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    Yep, Blue 110 headset, blue spacers, and the blue stem
    I forgot to say 'Silent Guide'... haha! But all those blue part on that frame will look bloody wicked. Can't wait to see it.

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    My action picture contribution. Quality is not that great since it's a phone picture!


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    my build

    Frame: Santa Cruz Nomad C, Size M White
    Rear Shock: RC4
    Fork: 2010 Fox Float RC2 160mm 1.5"
    Headset: Chris King 1.5"
    Handlebar: Crank Brothers Carbon Iodine 11 700mm
    Stem: Thomson X4 75mm 1.5
    Grips: ODI Grips Ruffian MTB Lock-On Black
    Saddle: Specialized
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite 30.9
    Seatpostclamp: Santa Cruz
    Front wheel: Shimano XT 20mm
    Rear wheel: Shimano XT
    Quick release rear wheel: Shimano XT
    Front tire: WTB Weirwolf 2.3
    Rear tire: Kenda Excavator 2.3
    Crank: Shimano XT
    Cassette: Sram PG990
    Chain: Sram PC991
    Bottom bracket: King
    Front derailleur: n/a
    Rear derailleur: Sram XO
    Shifter: Sram XO
    Gear cable: Random
    Front brake: Shimano XT M770
    Rear brake: Shimano XT M770
    Front disc: Shimano XT 203 mm
    Rear disc: Shimano XT 180 mm
    Front disc brake adaptor: Shimano
    Rear disc brake adaptor: Shimano
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy Ti
    Chainguide: MRP Mini G2SL

    Weight 29.5 lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yippee_Ki_YayMF View Post
    Hey you got any more videos to post on YouTube?
    Have lots of video, took most of my super d training runs and made a spinning vid out of it. Hope it will make training this winter more fun. Just Don't know what to put up on you tube.

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    Hello every one!
    Like a few other guys have said, I'm am as well pretty quite on forums.
    However this thread has given me much inspiration, so I would like to share.
    Apologies for the shite iphone photos...
    A few more things to finish off.. I'll organize some better photos in future!
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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    Hi all,
    I've just been told by my local dealer that Santa Cruz has stopped production of matte white carbon nomad Anyone know if this is true? Thanks!

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by RIKIDOZAN View Post
    Hello every one!
    Like a few other guys have said, I'm am as well pretty quite on forums.
    However this thread has given me much inspiration, so I would like to share.
    Apologies for the shite iphone photos...
    A few more things to finish off.. I'll organize some better photos in future!
    Nice. Good to have another carbon nomad in cairns. Would love a set of those wheels on mine.

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    deleted - can't make the pics work

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannybl View Post
    deleted - can't make the pics work
    It's just because the forum knows you were trying to show "FAKED" photoshop'ed pics of your Nomad going UP something... Everyone knows it can't do that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogoh View Post
    Hi all,
    I've just been told by my local dealer that Santa Cruz has stopped production of matte white carbon nomad Anyone know if this is true? Thanks!
    That sucks if true!
    While I love the green, the white looks amazing!
    As stated in the other thread, the white on mine has yet to stain after a year.
    Simple green and a quick rinse brings it back to looking great.

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    I built my new frame up last night (was up till 1am!). This might be the first 2012 posted

    These are all the parts off my old bike except the headset and stem which I switched to blue for obvious reasons. There is probably a few other parts, like the cranks and wheelset that I might want to switch now. Anyone need some nearly new wheels?

    BTW, I spent about 3-4 hours cleaning the garage. The whole place is organized again!

    So here's a few pics:
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    "It looks flexy"

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    Sweet!MUDDY!!!Dam the new graphics,now I want a 2012!

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    Nice Clay. Didn't know you were rocking the 180 up front.

    Do you know if you can get that head tube decal after market. My badge finally fell of my white frame and with all of my blue parts, I reckon that decal would fit right in...

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    @SocalMX - I didn't like them the first time I saw them, but now I like the new paint better.

    @BruceWillis - Yeah, I really like the 180. With the low stack cups it sits about the same as a 160 with regular cups but that extra 20mm makes a world of difference in ride. I don't think it's a sticker - rather it's painted on like the downtube graphics.
    "It looks flexy"

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    that blue is sick looking. i cringed at the mud flaps on the front, but then saw why you need it! that would pain me to have a brand new bike that dirty and muddy on the first ride. haha

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    Sick looking bike!!!
    konahonzo

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    Gticlay,
    Good looking bike! What zero stack headset did you go with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuenstock View Post
    Gticlay,
    Good looking bike! What zero stack headset did you go with?
    Thanks - I went with the CaneCreek 110 1.5 to 1.125 low stack. Low stack so that it rides (head tube angle wise) like it has a 160 fork on there but still has 180 travel.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Sizing question,need help with this ASAP! I have the chance at a XL carbon frame for a great price! I'm currently on a L alu. version. Sizing feels O.K for me,maybe a bit cramped at the knees at times.I like short stems and have a 50mm on my current setup,,maybe I can run a 35mm on the XL C?What is the difference in TT & ST lengths?Must ask this,do the XL look funny,can you visually tell the difference?I'm just shy of 6-2 with a 31" inseam!Should I pull the trigger?

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    Mine is an extra large does it look funny? also I have about the same in same inseam & height.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Oh man I missed that!Cool,so the sizing should be fine!I just wish I could demo.Your bike looks sick!Thanks...Some bikes really do look a bit odd in XL,not this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q dog View Post
    Nice. Good to have another carbon nomad in cairns. Would love a set of those wheels on mine.
    Cheers mate. I saw yours in the shop months ago.. It really put the hook in me! Definitely organize a ride some time.

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    I agree with the dirtbike dudes. I'd love to have a Carbon Nomad, but for the money (if I had it) would be spent on a motorcycle, probably a street and trail though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StihlBill View Post
    I agree with the dirtbike dudes. I'd love to have a Carbon Nomad, but for the money (if I had it) would be spent on a motorcycle, probably a street and trail though.
    Very insightful... Thanks for contributing!

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    ... and if we just ...

    Just built up and took her on the maiden voyage last night. Wow, great bike! I came off a 2010 Knolly Delirium.

    Still waiting on a reverb and a few other new parts but it is operational and ripping!

    Sorry for the crappy iphone pic. 29.8 lbs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by partswhore View Post

    I reckon the green looks friggin raaaaaaaaaaaaaddddddddd!!

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    That green looks killer!!!!! How is that wheelset?

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    partswhore, lovely bike,why you came off a 2010 Knolly Delirium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    That green looks killer!!!!! How is that wheelset?
    I've been running those wheels for a season, they hold up pretty well even on the shore. They have dt revolution spokes too, which also have great durability.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by vadimn View Post
    partswhore, lovely bike,why you came off a 2010 Knolly Delirium?
    Well I am a "partwhore" so...

    Had the Delirium for 2 seasons and found it over built for AM riding. Lost 3.5 lbs with this frame! Also was on a medium and it was too small. I'm 6 ft tall and am between sizes. However this large fits like a dream.

    Also the Delirium is due for an update in 2012 and wanted to sell it while the demand was high as they are sold out.

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    Nice choice! I bet it even looks better in person.

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    I like the green, but still more happy with the blue/black combo I bought. It was really a toss-up for me.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Future View Post
    Nomad Carbon in Liguria:

    Hey mate. How are you finding the Fat Alberts? I've just about had enough of the High Rollers.

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    Did you ride it with the coil? I know you have used every shock that is in the top tier, and are a bigger guy, I just can't find your post on it (if there is a universal one). I am debating running a vivid air this winter to see how it works for me.
    I could never get my RC4(air) to work. I seem to remember you actually loved the RC4.
    How is the Vivid compared to the RC4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason333 View Post
    Did you ride it with the coil? I know you have used every shock that is in the top tier, and are a bigger guy, I just can't find your post on it (if there is a universal one). I am debating running a vivid air this winter to see how it works for me.
    I could never get my RC4(air) to work. I seem to remember you actually loved the RC4.
    How is the Vivid compared to the RC4?
    Are you asking me?
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    Are you asking me?
    Yeah, sorry about that (I hit reply instead of quote )
    The frame pic has a coil, but I see you are running the vivid air

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason333 View Post
    Did you ride it with the coil? I know you have used every shock that is in the top tier, and are a bigger guy, I just can't find your post on it (if there is a universal one). I am debating running a vivid air this winter to see how it works for me.
    I could never get my RC4(air) to work. I seem to remember you actually loved the RC4.
    How is the Vivid compared to the RC4?
    I still have the Vivid air on mine although I ordered it with the RC4 because I wanted a Kashima RC4 to put on my Firebird. I am thinking you mean the DHX-air, right? The DHX-A really is finicky to set up.

    So, assuming you are a bigger guy, I don't think the RP23 is the way to go, and you already don't like the DHX-air. That leaves coil or Vivid-air. I've ridden mine with the RC4 with the stock link and the PUSH link and there's a world of difference. If you want to try a coil, assume you need the PUSH link - it's worth every penny. If you would really prefer to stay air, the Vivid-air has been doing awesome for me. There's been some people using the light tune but being 225, I went with the medium tune. Honestly, I think the light tune would be too light. With 33% sag, I use all the travel on some of the harsher landings and the bike handles very good. I guess the only real frustrating thing is that it doesn't have a HSC knob - you have to PUSH the shock to have that added.

    Cane Creek is coming out with their Double Barrel air so if you can wait for that to be released, I can sell you my Vivid
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    I still have the Vivid air on mine although I ordered it with the RC4 because I wanted a Kashima RC4 to put on my Firebird. I am thinking you mean the DHX-air, right? The DHX-A really is finicky to set up.

    So, assuming you are a bigger guy, I don't think the RP23 is the way to go, and you already don't like the DHX-air. That leaves coil or Vivid-air. I've ridden mine with the RC4 with the stock link and the PUSH link and there's a world of difference. If you want to try a coil, assume you need the PUSH link - it's worth every penny. If you would really prefer to stay air, the Vivid-air has been doing awesome for me. There's been some people using the light tune but being 225, I went with the medium tune. Honestly, I think the light tune would be too light. With 33% sag, I use all the travel on some of the harsher landings and the bike handles very good. I guess the only real frustrating thing is that it doesn't have a HSC knob - you have to PUSH the shock to have that added.

    Cane Creek is coming out with their Double Barrel air so if you can wait for that to be released, I can sell you my Vivid
    I am a big boy at 255 / 262 geared.
    I have a vivid coil setup by pushed at the moment, but I often wonder if air would work. i really have 0 complaints about my coil other than weight. It is ultra plush
    Is the link heavier? I would have to assume to since it is aluminum.

    I may just stick with getting a set of lighter wheels. I am running sunringle mtx 33 tanks. Bullet proof but heavy as hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason333 View Post
    I am a big boy at 255 / 262 geared.
    I have a vivid coil setup by pushed at the moment, but I often wonder if air would work. i really have 0 complaints about my coil other than weight. It is ultra plush
    Is the link heavier? I would have to assume to since it is aluminum.

    I may just stick with getting a set of lighter wheels. I am running sunringle mtx 33 tanks. Bullet proof but heavy as hell
    It's barely heavier at all - I can't remember by how much now. I guess you could find a ti spring for the bling and a little weight savings. You really need to try the link, it's very good.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    I like the green, but still more happy with the blue/black combo I bought. It was really a toss-up for me.
    I gotta see this thing . . . I agree that I like the blue better, but still waiting to see it built up.

    I wish the Nomadc came in the gloss blue that the TB does . . . I saw one in person, and its siiiiiiick. Best looking frame SC has done yet.

    Now, I'm just waiting for them to do something about the TRc colors

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    It's barely heavier at all - I can't remember by how much now. I guess you could find a ti spring for the bling and a little weight savings. You really need to try the link, it's very good.
    I called and left a message at Push. When I bought my vivid, the links weren't available yet, but they said they were going to offer soem deal for shock + link. I may ask if I can be grandfathered in since it wasn't available at the time.

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    @007 - there's pics on the previous page.

    Last edited by gticlay; 11-08-2011 at 10:56 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    . You really need to try the link, it's very good.
    Not out yet for the Vivid coil

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    It's barely heavier at all - I can't remember by how much now. I guess you could find a ti spring for the bling and a little weight savings. You really need to try the link, it's very good.
    I weighed mine when I swapped it and the difference was about 50g. It's a phenomenal upgrade. Push's service is second to none; I ordered it at 1pm on a Monday and had it delivered to my door in Squamish, BC the following day at 11am. Unbelievable. Awesome match for the crazy plushness of the Marz 55. This bike feels about as confidence inspiring as my V10C, but climbs awesome.

    Sorry about the blurry pics. We are not very good photographers.

    Here's my build
    Medium frame with RC4, ti spring, push link
    Marzocchi 55 RC3 Ti
    Cane Creek Angleset at -1.5D
    Reverb Post
    Enve Carbon DH bars at 780mm
    Thomson X4 Stem
    ODI ruffian
    Saint brakes with 8" rotors
    King hubs with fun bolts on Mavic 823 rear and 819 front
    2.5 minion EXO 3C front and Ignitor 2.35FR rear (both setup tubeless)
    XTR Trail clipless pedals
    XTR 10sp shifter, XT mech, XT 11-36T cassette, XT chain, Chromag 33T ring with MRP Lopes guide
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    Quote Originally Posted by kramster View Post
    I weighed mine when I swapped it and the difference was about 50g. It's a phenomenal upgrade. Push's service is second to none; I ordered it at 1pm on a Monday and had it delivered to my door in Squamish, BC the following day at 11am. Unbelievable. Awesome match for the crazy plushness of the Marz 55. This bike feels about as confidence inspiring as my V10C, but climbs awesome.

    Sorry about the blurry pics. We are not very good photographers.

    Here's my build
    Medium frame with RC4, ti spring, push link
    Marzocchi 55 RC3 Ti
    Cane Creek Angleset at -1.5D
    Reverb Post
    Enve Carbon DH bars at 780mm
    Thomson X4 Stem
    ODI ruffian
    Saint brakes with 8" rotors
    King hubs with fun bolts on Mavic 823 rear and 819 front
    2.5 minion EXO 3C front and Ignitor 2.35FR rear (both setup tubeless)
    XTR Trail clipless pedals
    XTR 10sp shifter, XT mech, XT 11-36T cassette, XT chain, Chromag 33T ring with MRP Lopes guide
    XT Cranks
    Dude, ROCKIN' Pictures!
    "It looks flexy"

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    Hemi 2

    Is that a e.thirteen Hemi 2 on it. How do you like it and did it fit good? Has it held up?

    I'm thinking of putting one on mine with a 24/38 set up on XT cranks.

    Any info would be appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by listendesign View Post
    Just got this one finished up, so wanted to post some pics. Pretty stoked on it and heading down to S. Utah this weekend to break it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kramster View Post
    I weighed mine when I swapped it and the difference was about 50g. It's a phenomenal upgrade. Push's service is second to none; I ordered it at 1pm on a Monday and had it delivered to my door in Squamish, BC the following day at 11am. Unbelievable. Awesome match for the crazy plushness of the Marz 55. This bike feels about as confidence inspiring as my V10C, but climbs awesome.

    Sorry about the blurry pics. We are not very good photographers.

    Here's my build
    Medium frame with RC4, ti spring, push link
    Marzocchi 55 RC3 Ti
    Cane Creek Angleset at -1.5D
    Reverb Post
    Enve Carbon DH bars at 780mm
    Thomson X4 Stem
    ODI ruffian
    Saint brakes with 8" rotors
    King hubs with fun bolts on Mavic 823 rear and 819 front
    2.5 minion EXO 3C front and Ignitor 2.35FR rear (both setup tubeless)
    XTR Trail clipless pedals
    XTR 10sp shifter, XT mech, XT 11-36T cassette, XT chain, Chromag 33T ring with MRP Lopes guide
    XT Cranks
    Awesome you should start a Santa Cruz bikes in midair thread with those! I enjoy the transition bikes in midair thread. Wish there were any jumps around me might have to build some...
    6'5" 230lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Future View Post
    Nomad Carbon in Liguria:

    Captain future, your titanium spring is a Rcs 2.75" x 450lbs, ID: 37,1mm and 148mm long?
    Can you confirm that?

    On renton web site:

    Renton Coil Spring | Performance | Shop

    2.75" X 450 free lenght 6.30 ( 160mm)?

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    Yes i can confirm that! I think its an older model! ID:37,1mm and 148mm long! Maybe mine is a 2,5X450 spring??? Can it be? Both would fit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kramster View Post
    I weighed mine when I swapped it and the difference was about 50g. It's a phenomenal upgrade. Push's service is second to none; I ordered it at 1pm on a Monday and had it delivered to my door in Squamish, BC the following day at 11am. Unbelievable. Awesome match for the crazy plushness of the Marz 55. This bike feels about as confidence inspiring as my V10C, but climbs awesome.

    Sorry about the blurry pics. We are not very good photographers.

    Here's my build
    Medium frame with RC4, ti spring, push link
    Marzocchi 55 RC3 Ti
    Cane Creek Angleset at -1.5D
    Reverb Post
    Enve Carbon DH bars at 780mm
    Thomson X4 Stem
    ODI ruffian
    Saint brakes with 8" rotors
    King hubs with fun bolts on Mavic 823 rear and 819 front
    2.5 minion EXO 3C front and Ignitor 2.35FR rear (both setup tubeless)
    XTR Trail clipless pedals
    XTR 10sp shifter, XT mech, XT 11-36T cassette, XT chain, Chromag 33T ring with MRP Lopes guide
    XT Cranks
    Bombs away! Sick pictures!!! Let us know how the bike holds up!

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    Awesome bikes all of you people.....real deream bikes

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    Carbon Nomad Gallery-p1100813-mtbr-2.jpg

    She's 32.5 lbs. and surprisingly easy to climb, but if I could shed atlease 2 more lbs. this will be my do it all bike. Anyone is welcome to share their 2 cent on where to shed 2 lbs.

    keep in mind I don't want to give up my seat post, rc4, and pedal.

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    ad to that saddle SLR carbino think its about 115 g...

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    Nice bikes.

    You could lose the dropper seatpost, put an air shock on there and maybe some light pedals.

    Seriously. If you don´t want to go "air" - you might save something on the wheelset.

    If you really use the coil shock though, you don´t want to go "too" light though.

    Maybe a second really light wheelset for long climbs?

    Greetings Znarf

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    Denzxc,NICE!!! Dont blame you one bit for wanting to keep the RC4! Seat,handlebars,brakes,wheelset and maybe Ti bolts?Unless you want to switch to XTR?What fork do you have?A new Float or Lyrik Solo Air are light! I just switched to all coil on my aluminum Nomad,I went from just over 30Lb to 32Lbs and couldnt be happier!There is weight to be lost,but it will cost you!

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    She's 32.5 lbs. and surprisingly easy to climb, but if I could shed atlease 2 more lbs. this will be my do it all bike. Anyone is welcome to share their 2 cent on where to shed 2 lbs.

    keep in mind I don't want to give up my seat post, rc4, and pedal.
    Go from those boat anchor nevegals to a tubeless compatible system tire - Schwalbe makes nice ones, so does WTB... and the Rubber Queens's are an awesome tire as well.
    Ti spring
    Float 180 on the front or even a 160. You will probably end up liking the modern float even more than the van
    carbon dh bars
    lighter derailleurs
    can't tell what cassette you have, probably that based on your build
    You could go 1x
    grips
    The One brakes

    I bet you lose more than 2lbs doing all that.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Thanks guys for all the advice..Really appriciate it.. Right now the sadle and tubeless is a great options and maybe carbon disk break..
    @Socalmx you're so right on the fork I should have went for fox float I think the talas adjust is useless I don't even use the 120mm travel so far that's the only regret I have.

    here's the list of my set up.

    Nomad c medium with fox dhx rc4.
    handlebar - raceface carbon sixc w/O.D.I grip
    stem - 55mm easton haeven
    breakes - avid juicy 7 185mm front rotor and 160mm back rotor
    head set - cane creek forty.
    fork - Fox talas 36 160/120mm dual travel rlc tapered
    wheelset - easton havoc am
    tires - kenda navegle stick e front, dtc back
    shifter / crank / rear deraillaur / cassette - shimano xt
    chain / front dreaillaur / bottom bracket - shimano xtr
    sadle - specialize
    seat post - rock shock reverb.
    pedal - welgo with clipless one side
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    EBay is your friend here!You can dump the talas & pick up a float!Also I have a 50mm Thomson 4x stem if interested!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Denzxc,NICE!!! Dont blame you one bit for wanting to keep the RC4! Seat,handlebars,brakes,wheelset and maybe Ti bolts?Unless you want to switch to XTR?What fork do you have?A new Float or Lyrik Solo Air are light! I just switched to all coil on my aluminum Nomad,I went from just over 30Lb to 32Lbs and couldnt be happier!There is weight to be lost,but it will cost you!
    would you mine posting your built.. I have a medium carbon and mine still came out to 32.5
    also what is a ti bolt? If I drop 2 pounds on my built do you think my DH will suffer? I'm quite new to this kind of ride (downhill) but really enjoying it. Climbing on this bike really not that bad just want it to see what can it do if drop 2 pounds or even jsut 1.5..

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    Quote Originally Posted by denzxc View Post
    @Socalmx you're so right on the fork I should have went for fox float I think the talas adjust is useless I don't even use the 120mm travel so far that's the only regret I have.
    Rather than selling the talas and buying the float, it might be cheaper to order a float internal for the left leg of the fork. I have heard they run about $70 although I haven't ordered one. It is the only functional difference between those models.

    I'll join in this thread... here's my Nomad... I've already made a few changes and I'll put some nicer pics up soon.
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    Well, mine is finally built. Tomorrow she gets her maiden voyage.

    I went a bit all out on the build, and it came in at 28.2lbs as it stands, which for a large, I think is fairly good going

    I'm having a dilemma about dropping some serious coin on a set of carbon Haven wheels, as I think that would really complete it, not sure it's worth the difference over the Havoc's considering the strength/weight ratio they have. I have zero concerns about running these for anything - not sure I would feel the same way about the Havens?

    Spec is:
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    Fox 36 Float RLC Kashima
    Fox DHX Air
    Easton Havoc wheelset
    Specialized Eskar Control 2.3 2Bliss tyres.
    Easton Havoc carbon bars,
    Easton Haven 55mm stem
    CK inset headset
    Formula The One brakeset. 180mm rotors
    RS Reverb
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    Nukeproof Mag/Ti pedals
    Straitline silentguide
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    Very nice build "C". I'm not sure on the wheelset. If you have the dough, I think I would go with the carbon wheels. They will be burley and I believe they come with a 2 year no questions asked 100% warrranty So as Carl Spackler would say, they got that goin' for them.
    "It looks flexy"

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    I'm toying with the thought of it. My main concerns are this bike will get used for everything.

    I ride and race a fair bit of DH, this will be used for the Megavalanche again this year - my concerns are wrecking a wheelset.

    I'll be buying from the US, and shipping to the UK, as they are half the price they are over here - so warranty is a concern that won't be too easy to remedy...

    The Havoc's are still very light at 1750g (way lighter than my Hope Pro 2/Stans Flow setup) and seemingly very tough - my issue is, that this maybe a step too far.

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