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    is the axle included with the frame or you have to buy it separately??
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    Yes it's the 12x142 axle. I had to pay extra for the CTD shock but they should be standard in a month or so apparently...I didn't want to wait

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    This is my first post in here after lurking for a few years. I just picked up a 2012 nomad carbon a couple of months ago, and couldn't be more psyched about it! I went with the black frame w/gold decals and have the kashima coat on both shocks. I've seen quite a few of ya'll taking that kashima gold and running with it. My gold King hubs laced to some enve ams are on the way. I know toronto cycles.com has gold anodized bolts, but I'm not sure what sizes I can use where. I'd love to throw some on the xt levers and shifters, maybe a few down around the xtr m985 derailleur, and possibly some chainring bolts for the xt m785 crank. Can any of you help me out with some sizing and some options??? Thanks so much!!!!!!

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    Just converted to thru-axle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ban View Post
    is the axle included with the frame or you have to buy it separately??
    I got a dt Swiss axle with it, not sure if it was included or whether the LBS threw it I.

    Anyone know what psi to run a rear shock CTD, I'm 280lbs, 20 stone, around 125kg

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    Not the best pictures I'm afraid, had to borrow a few bits from my jump bike to get this built up in time for a weekend at Cannock Chase too. I have a new seatpost (probably a KS Lev) and some tyres to get on quickly. nothing major.

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    XL 2013 frame with 12x142 rear and CTD shock
    Lyrik RC2L
    Elixr CR brakes
    X0 gears
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    Thompson Elite post and stem
    800mm wide bars
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    Quick question, how tall are you, and what is your inseam.

    I am 6ft, 4inches with a 35inch inseam and am trying to work out if I should go a large or XL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjb123 View Post
    Quick question, how tall are you, and what is your inseam.

    I am 6ft, 4inches with a 35inch inseam and am trying to work out if I should go a large or XL.

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    Go with XL. I'm 5'11" and ride a Large quite comfortably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjb123 View Post
    Quick question, how tall are you, and what is your inseam.

    I am 6ft, 4inches with a 35inch inseam and am trying to work out if I should go a large or XL.

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    I'm 6'5" with a 34" inseam, there's no way a large would have been big enough for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Rossatron View Post
    I'm 6'5" with a 34" inseam, there's no way a large would have been big enough for me
    thanks for that.

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    Im 6'4" with a 32 inch inseam and ride an xl. There is no way a large would have worked for me

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    I'm 6'3" with a 36" inseam and XL all the way.

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    A few updates to mine recently... now running 1x9 with a Gamut single ring guide and a Ti spring.



    Couple quick pics from the Santa Ana River Trail this past weekend...




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    hi, can i ask do u guys use 120mm for climbing ? was thinkin of gettin a 36 160mm talas. but not sure will 120mm be too short for nomad

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    Quote Originally Posted by xokokx View Post
    hi, can i ask do u guys use 120mm for climbing ? was thinkin of gettin a 36 160mm talas. but not sure will 120mm be too short for nomad
    I use 180mm for everything. You don't need Talas.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Here is my new Carbon Nomad.
    12.82 Kg (28.26 Lb)







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    Sweet lookin bike! I like the setup but have always disliked the look of the boot on the post!

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    You found a Nomad hanging in a parking garage?!

    Sweet looking thru-axle...

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    Hi guys!

    What´s the frame weight for the NOMAD C XL???

    Thanks to all!

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    Just got this yesterday via FedEx... not new, but damn near close. After one test ride, I love it already. Basic specs:

    2011 Nomad Carbon (Large)
    RS Lyrik RC2 170mm fork
    RS Monarch RT3 rear shock
    RS Reverb post (2012)
    Easton Haven wheelset
    Avid Elixir CR brakes
    XO/X9 drivetrain

    All in, weighs about 31 lbs. I'd like to shave a pound or two if possible to give 'er a little better climbing performance, but on the downhills it rocks.




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    Quote Originally Posted by xokokx View Post
    hi, can i ask do u guys use 120mm for climbing ? was thinkin of gettin a 36 160mm talas. but not sure will 120mm be too short for nomad
    The Fox 36 Talas 160 on the NomadC is the perfect fork for all around use! I've had mine for two years now and I ride everywhere and everytrail with it. We have a tough trail here in Crawford Bay called the Microwave which takes about 1 and a half hours to ride, you climb 400meters in 2 Kilometers and then singletrack of all types back down. The NomadC with Fox suspension does it quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastshorebiker View Post
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    The Fox 36 Talas 160 on the NomadC is the perfect fork for all around use! I've had mine for two years now and I ride everywhere and everytrail with it. We have a tough trail here in Crawford Bay called the Microwave which takes about 1 and a half hours to ride, you climb 400meters in 2 Kilometers and then singletrack of all types back down. The NomadC with Fox suspension does it quite well.
    so u use 120 for climbing?
    was thinkin of getting 34 160 talas w ctd or 36 160 talas rc2

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    Quote Originally Posted by xokokx View Post
    so u use 120 for climbing?
    was thinkin of getting 34 160 talas w ctd or 36 160 talas rc2
    YES I use the 120 setting and the lockout for climbing, especialy when standing.

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    ok thx, will decide on gettin talas then

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    the demo bike that got me hooked.

    this thing is freaking amazing.
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    Can we buy the 142mm rear triangle and put it on what was a 135 setup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    Can we buy the 142mm rear triangle and put it on what was a 135 setup?
    They will not sell the rear triangle for conversion. Other companies have done this as well.
    "It looks flexy"

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    The green demo nomad I rode had the QR and my nomad has the 142 axle. I cant say I felt a difference between the two. However, it was about 4 months between the two bikes.
    Is the 142 that much stiffer and makes that much of a difference?
    Even when I rode the demo and went back to my Giant Faith (150mm) a week later, I didn't feel that much difference.

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    I think SC went to 142x12 just to please the masses. If I remember correctly, SC said themselves last year that the reason they hadn't done it was that the rear of the bike was already super stiff with the standard QR so they didn't bother. Eventually enough people whined about it so they changed it.

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    i use 135x10 and never worry about stiffness. and i have nomad-c as mini-DH rig (almost 34lbs)
    it carves corners greatly and drifts superb

    remember that team spec demo bike has 135x10 (or 135x12) on the rear

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    I doubt that there is any noticeable difference in stiffness with the one-piece Nomad QR rear end when you use a bolt-attached rear hub (Hope Pro 2 Evo, Chris King, etc.) versus the new 142 rear. But of course 142 is the current de facto standard so good job that they are keeping the bike up to date.

    Btw, I wonder whether they will start working on Nomad Mk3 when they are happy with their 29er lineup?

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    finally finished her

    here she is, built from frame up.,, be gentle..
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    Only seen 6 rides. On the heavy side at 33lbs but hopefully will shave a bit of weight on a new wheel set.
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    neyakfamah, great build man. you can also save some weight replacing totem to Lyrik solo air with DH cartridge (2.1kg). really love how it works on my nomad.

    have you tried vivid air before Pushed RC4? may want to - it's 540 gr and works wicked...i wanted to go with push either but then made vivid air work

    btw, i have mavics 721 on hope pro.....been used and abused pretty nice DHish wheels for pretty good price

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    My Carbon Nomad - about 4 months old

    Still waitin on my ENVE AMs with Chris King Gold Hubs (custom gold enve decals), Black Twenty6 Predator Ti pedals w/ gold pins, and as soon as they come in my Kind Shock Lev 150mm. From there I think I'm done, except for replacing everything I end up breaking of course!!! FORK: Fox 36 TALAS 160 FIT RC2 REAR SHOCK: 2012 FOX FLOAT RP23 REAR DER: SHIMANO XTR SHADOW RD-M972 REAR DERAILLEUR
    FRONT DER: Shimano M785 or M786 (XT) 10spd
    SHIFTERS: Shimano M780 (XT) 10spd
    CRANKSET: Shimano M785(XT) 10spd - Raceface 24/36 Bash w/gold chainrings bolts
    CASSETTE: Shimano M771, 11-36 (XT) 10spd
    CHAIN: KMC X10SL 10 speed Chain Ti Gold
    BRAKES: Shimano XT w/ 180mm front 160mm rear Ice Tech rotors
    BARS: Easton Haven 711mm
    STEM: TruVativ AKA, 60mm, 70mm or 80mm
    GRIPS: Lizard Skin Peaty lock on
    HEADSET: Cane Creek 40
    SEAT POST: Thomson Elite
    SADDLE: WTB Volt Team
    WHEELS: WTB Frequency Team i23 TCS rims laced to DT 350 hubs w/ DT 14/15 spokes, alloy nipples (20mm front hub)
    TIRES: Maxxis High Roller 2.35 Tubeless PEDALS: Xpedo Face Offs temporarily with wheelset
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    need help to get a starting point on my rc4 shock set up... any riders in the weight range of 185 to 210 could post there rear set up as in lsc and hsc rebound reload just for a starting point to help me dial it in quicker.. thanks

    anyone running the 180 van up front
    post the same and what spring they are running...

    would be a big help... thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhigdon101 View Post
    need help to get a starting point on my rc4 shock set up... any riders in the weight range of 185 to 210 could post there rear set up as in lsc and hsc rebound reload just for a starting point to help me dial it in quicker.. thanks

    anyone running the 180 van up front
    post the same and what spring they are running...

    would be a big help... thanks...
    Do you have a Push link for the RC4? If not, GET ONE! I felt the rear end did not work proper with the RC4, rideable for sure put just felt harsh. Push link added and it really was a whole other bike! Cant give setting advice without knowing what link you have!

    The Van will require the stiffest spring at your weight, green I believe! Im in that weight range and wish there was another spring option, always wanted a stiffer rated spring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Do you have a Push link for the RC4? If not, GET ONE! I felt the rear end did not work proper with the RC4, rideable for sure put just felt harsh. Push link added and it really was a whole other bike! Cant give setting advice without knowing what link you have!

    The Van will require the stiffest spring at your weight, green I believe! Im in that weight range and wish there was another spring option, always wanted a stiffer rated spring!
    yes i do have the push link...
    what air pressure are you running in the boost can

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    just got done with the build this week.... only one ride in so far, need to work on the fork and shock set up for my weight and riding style...and it weight in at 31.5lbs as its sits.. need to remove some weight, but not willing to give up nothing on the build...could get ti spring for shock... save alittle there...







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    Quote Originally Posted by bhigdon101 View Post
    yes i do have the push link...
    what air pressure are you running in the boost can
    I'll look for an email from push when I'm not on a tablet but I believe they said 125psi with the bo knob full out or maybe 1 turn from out. It's very progressive via the link so it doesn't need "help"] there.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    I'll look for an email from push when I'm not on a tablet but I believe they said 125psi with the bo knob full out or maybe 1 turn from out. It's very progressive via the link so it doesn't need "help"] there.

    thanks for the info

    how about lsc and hsc setting also..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris9888 View Post
    Sweet shot.

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    a small photo in "action"
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    This was my last ride on the "White Knight" before I had to give up the frame for a warranty replacement!

    No more white in stock, no more green either, so looks like I will be joining the black/blue crowd. Ne bother though as it will suit the parts I already have. I just can't wait to be riding a Nomad again. Miss it already.

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    what was the problem with your white frame??

    Quote Originally Posted by Yippee_Ki_YayMF View Post
    This was my last ride on the "White Knight" before I had to give up the frame for a warranty replacement!

    No more white in stock, no more green either, so looks like I will be joining the black/blue crowd. Ne bother though as it will suit the parts I already have. I just can't wait to be riding a Nomad again. Miss it already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban View Post
    what was the problem with your white frame??
    Just the usual cracking that others have experienced near the VPP link. Nothing too exciting. Santa Cruz have been great to deal with so far.

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    all I'm need is my 150mm LEV and I'm done with her. Until stuff breaks of course!
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    NOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    love the wheels.
    Last edited by gticlay; 09-30-2012 at 09:10 AM.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    I'll look for an email from push when I'm not on a tablet but I believe they said 125psi with the bo knob full out or maybe 1 turn from out. It's very progressive via the link so it doesn't need "help"] there.
    did you find the info on the bottom out knob? and how about low speed and high speed compresion setting?

    where is the best "cheap" place to get a ti coil for the fox rc2
    and does anyone make a ti coil for the 180 van?

    thanks....

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    Now with Haven Wheels w Ti bolts

    12.62 Kg (27.82Lbs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by l.j.silver View Post
    a small photo in "action"
    Nice to meet you here!!!
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    Nomad c Crack

    Quote Originally Posted by Yippee_Ki_YayMF View Post
    Just the usual cracking that others have experienced near the VPP link. Nothing too exciting. Santa Cruz have been great to deal with so far.
    Do you have any pictures of the frame broken?

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    Another top killing shredding video by team MIA Santa Cruz, enjoy!



    (btw, if someone knows how to embed the video for the lazy ones....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban View Post
    Another top killing shredding video by team MIA Santa Cruz, enjoy!



    (btw, if someone knows how to embed the video for the lazy ones....)
    Nice clip. Thanks!

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    MIA do some of the best clips.

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    Quote:
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    Just the usual cracking that others have experienced near the VPP link. Nothing too exciting. Santa Cruz have been great to deal with so far.

    Do you have any pictures of the frame broken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban View Post
    (btw, if someone knows how to embed the video for the lazy ones....)
    if you hit "share" in the vimeo page it'll spit out the code you can copy into a post

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/50386064?portrait=0&amp;color=0cb362" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/50386064">AT HOME</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/oqamyvisuel">oQamy.VISUEL</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    dayum do their vids get me ready to ride

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    Sharing mine :)



    Highlights:
    Enve DH bars
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    Hayes Prime Pro
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    KS LEV
    SLX AM cranks
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    Anyone 5'7" running a small? Been riding a medium for a few seasons now and thinking about switching to a small.
    '17 Hatchet Carbon
    '17 Troy Carbon
    '16 Django Carbon
    '16 Wilson
    '16 Farley 5

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    I'm 5' 7" and I've been riding a medium carbon Nomad with a 90mm stem for two years, I ride everything here in the Kootenays and I can say that I have never wanted a smaller bike. I also ride a small Knolly Delirium T which doesn't climb like the Nomad but is definately better on the descents.

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    Has anyone broken the ISCG05 tabs on NomadC? I'm thinking of moving to a taco style chain guard, but I have been hitting my current bash ring into rocks and other stuff more often than most.

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well push upper link

    [QUOTE=neyakfamah;9668573]Only seen 6 rides. On the heavy side at 33lbs but hopefully will shave a bit of weight on a new wheel set.

    What a nice lookin built.
    I red a lot of good things regarding push upper link when it comes to dh. But how is it compare to original upper link when it comes to climbing? I want to. Switch to push but i'm concern on pedaling up hill.
    I already have dhx rc4, all I need to replace is the upper link, right? or do I also need to modify my rc4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neyakfamah View Post
    Only seen 6 rides. On the heavy side at 33lbs but hopefully will shave a bit of weight on a new wheel set.
    What a nice lookin built.
    I red a lot of good things regarding push upper link when it comes to dh. But how is it compare to original upper link when it comes to climbing? I want to. Switch to push but i'm concern on pedaling up hill.
    I already have dhx rc4, all I need to replace is the upper link, right? or do I also need to modify my rc4?

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    Action shot from the SuperD race this past weekend in San Diego.
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    Finally built up my warranty replacement.

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    Hey guys..new to the forum..but here's my new '13 Nomad Carbon. Definitely been enjoying the hell out of it!!!
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    Like the 34, and the fox dropper post. But..........you're cross chainin like a mofo in that pic! Just messin with ya. Nice ride.

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    brown: brown is the color of the leaves of summer, past their prime
    white: white is the color of the just fallen snow
    blue: blue is the color of the garage wall, seasons past a needed re-coat
    red is the color of the sands of Moab, not needing a rinse
    orange: orange is the color the the coil that fit, from the drawer of ages
    green: green is the color.



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    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Beautiful

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    Amazing evenings...
    Love this bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek View Post


    brown: brown is the color of the leaves of summer, past their prime
    white: white is the color of the just fallen snow
    blue: blue is the color of the garage wall, seasons past a needed re-coat
    red is the color of the sands of Moab, not needing a rinse
    orange: orange is the color the the coil that fit, from the drawer of ages
    green: green is the color.



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    i am nomad

    I didnt know you were rocking this thing now. We will have to go ride soon so I can take a peak at it in person. Im thinking about one of these for my 2013 summer fun bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris9888 View Post






    Frame: Santa Cruze Nomad Carbon (Medium)
    Shock: CCDB coil (Ti-Spring 2.5 x 350 lbs)
    Fork: Fox Talas 36 TALAS FIT RLC Kashima
    Handle bar: Deity Dirty30 handlebar
    Stem: Point One Split-Second
    Seatpost: KSi950R
    Saddle: WTB Rocket saddle
    Headset: Chris King Headset
    Hubs: Chris King
    Rims: ZTR Flow Wheelset
    Tires: Hans Dampf 2.35 Tubeless (Front), Nobby Nic Evolution UST 2.25 (Rear)
    Brake: XT Brake set
    Groupset: XT Groupset
    Chain guide: MRP LRP
    Pedal: Point One Podium
    Weight: 32.40 lbs (14.70kg)
    You can use KS remote as ODI clamp
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To stay balanced, you must keep moving ahead.

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    Im planning to switch back to 2X10 from 1x10 , anyone has good experience with the MRP 2x10 Guide / E13 TRS+ Dual guide with xtr shadown plus ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hikzzz View Post
    Im planning to switch back to 2X10 from 1x10 , anyone has good experience with the MRP 2x10 Guide / E13 TRS+ Dual guide with xtr shadown plus ?
    I had terrible luck with the E13 TRS+ dual with a SLX (non plus). The chain would get dropped to the outside requiring me to stop and remove the pully to reinstal the chain. Also broke one of the pully cages and had to order a new one. I switched to a BlackSpire and it is working flawlessly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hikzzz View Post
    Im planning to switch back to 2X10 from 1x10 , anyone has good experience with the MRP 2x10 Guide / E13 TRS+ Dual guide with xtr shadown plus ?
    Stinger + Bash =
    "It looks flexy"

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    Here are a couple of updated pictures of my NomadC... I swapped out:

    Handlebar
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    Derailleur cables
    Seatpost clamp

    Yes, everything red (except for the Elixir CRs). I've had it now for about 3-4 months, and despite a nasty crash that ended with broken ribs, it's easily the most fun bike I've ever been on. Damn sexy looking too.




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    ^agree. nice color theme you got there!

    sorry to post this here but this is a nomad thread...
    i am seriously considering getting a nomad and i love the red crank bros opium wheelset. i've seen opium wheels on a number of nomads on the net (aluminum & carbon). the opium comes with a 150mm rear hub while the nomad comes with a 135mm rear. how do they make it fit then? thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeChat View Post
    You can use KS remote as ODI clamp
    Thanks for the tip

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    Just got a good deal on an XL 2011 NomadC and it should get to me in 2 weeks. I already have most of the parts from a swap off my old setup. My only concern is the RP23 as i am around 260lb heavy. Is there any way i can make the RP23 work? Or any air shock that can carry my weight and actually make for a decent ride? vivid air maybe? Ccdb? Or is coil the only way for me to enjoy this new setup?

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    how slack is your nomad c?

    woundering how slack are most of the nomad c's running right now?

    mine- 180van fork, inset headset=66 degrees

    anyone else running slacker?
    whats your set up?
    how you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DexTan View Post
    Just got a good deal on an XL 2011 NomadC and it should get to me in 2 weeks. I already have most of the parts from a swap off my old setup. My only concern is the RP23 as i am around 260lb heavy. Is there any way i can make the RP23 work? Or any air shock that can carry my weight and actually make for a decent ride? vivid air maybe? Ccdb? Or is coil the only way for me to enjoy this new setup?
    Man, if you were closer and it didn't require shipping, I'd trade you for my Monarch RT3. I'm a little lighter (180lbs) and wouldn't mind having a RP23 at all due to the climbing out here in Colorado. If we ever get snow and I have a couple of weeks of no riding, I'd be glad to swap shocks if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DexTan View Post
    Just got a good deal on an XL 2011 NomadC and it should get to me in 2 weeks. I already have most of the parts from a swap off my old setup. My only concern is the RP23 as i am around 260lb heavy. Is there any way i can make the RP23 work? Or any air shock that can carry my weight and actually make for a decent ride? vivid air maybe? Ccdb? Or is coil the only way for me to enjoy this new setup?
    Take a look for people who have had the RP23 tuned. They ship with L/L tune for Nomads and for heavier riders I hear people have had better luck bringing up both tunes. I'd give push or similar a call and see what they think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DexTan View Post
    Just got a good deal on an XL 2011 NomadC and it should get to me in 2 weeks. I already have most of the parts from a swap off my old setup. My only concern is the RP23 as i am around 260lb heavy. Is there any way i can make the RP23 work? Or any air shock that can carry my weight and actually make for a decent ride? vivid air maybe? Ccdb? Or is coil the only way for me to enjoy this new setup?
    If your going to go for an air shock
    Vivid air is the one to go for. I weigh 195 and run about 210 psi tho so pressure would be up there for you. Go for a m/m tune. I didn't like the way a coil and push link limited the bike for me on the uphill but I'm weird I guess...I didn't like the bike at all with a 180mm fork either....bb gets too high and the bike loses a lot of its maneuverability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhigdon101 View Post
    woundering how slack are most of the nomad c's running right now?

    mine- 180van fork, inset headset=66 degrees

    anyone else running slacker?
    whats your set up?
    how you like it?
    Running slightly slacker, and LOVE it. Float 36 160mm up front with 2-degree of headset adjustment. Angle-finder shows my head angle at around 65-ish. BB was lowered slightly to 13.8".

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    Thanks for the replies guys, i'll look at the Vivid Air option first, shipping the RP23 to Push mit cost me as much as a new shock i believe.

    Speaking off headsets, i ordered an Inset 5 for my tapered Talas, my friend says a zero stack bottom cupped headset won't work as the fork's crown would hit the downtube at full turn, he says it's true for his Blur LTc, is it the same for the NomadC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker831 View Post
    If your going to go for an air shock
    Vivid air is the one to go for. I weigh 195 and run about 210 psi tho so pressure would be up there for you. Go for a m/m tune. I didn't like the way a coil and push link limited the bike for me on the uphill but I'm weird I guess...I didn't like the bike at all with a 180mm fork either....bb gets too high and the bike loses a lot of its maneuverability.
    A 'mad with a low stack headset (3mm) like the Cane Creek 110 will ride the same as if you had a regular stack Chris King and a 160 fork except it rides a whole lot nicer through the chunk. I suppose it depends on where you ride or what kind of trails though.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DexTan View Post
    Thanks for the replies guys, i'll look at the Vivid Air option first, shipping the RP23 to Push mit cost me as much as a new shock i believe.

    Speaking off headsets, i ordered an Inset 5 for my tapered Talas, my friend says a zero stack bottom cupped headset won't work as the fork's crown would hit the downtube at full turn, he says it's true for his Blur LTc, is it the same for the NomadC?
    For a Nomad, you need: SHIS:ZS49/28.6|ZS49/30 (1.5" - 1-1/8" Conversion Standard)
    I run the 110 + Float 180 and it doesn't hit the downtube.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DexTan View Post
    Thanks for the replies guys, i'll look at the Vivid Air option first, shipping the RP23 to Push mit cost me as much as a new shock i believe.

    Speaking off headsets, i ordered an Inset 5 for my tapered Talas, my friend says a zero stack bottom cupped headset won't work as the fork's crown would hit the downtube at full turn, he says it's true for his Blur LTc, is it the same for the NomadC?
    keep us posted about how you go with this. I am in the same boat weight wise and am looking at a CCDBA for the same reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    For a Nomad, you need: SHIS:ZS49/28.6|ZS49/30 (1.5" - 1-1/8" Conversion Standard)
    I run the 110 + Float 180 and it doesn't hit the downtube.
    There is no ZS tapered bottom cup. He needs an EC if he's running a tapered fork. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robsetsfire View Post
    There is no ZS tapered bottom cup. He needs an EC if he's running a tapered fork. Right?
    You cannot run a low stack headset with a tapered fork. Get a 1.125 straight if you want to run a Float 180 and not slacken/raise the front end.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjb123 View Post
    keep us posted about how you go with this. I am in the same boat weight wise and am looking at a CCDBA for the same reason.
    I just got me a Vivid Air mid tuned, i would've grabbed either that or the CCDB air without hesitation but i got a nice deal with the Vivid Air first.

    The CCdB's gold accents is just killer though.

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    I've been following this thread for ages. Have now sold my mojo HD and built up a nomad carbon 2013 with 55rc3 ti- -2deg zero stack headset.
    Currently have a factory ctd adjust at the rear. Thinking about monarch plus or deuler (both with push link).
    First ride today. Very impressed, the nomad is much more comfortable.
    Will posts some pics up later.
    Does anyone use a push link with these shocks, also do the shocks HAVE to be pushed tuned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldo1 View Post
    I've been following this thread for ages. Have now sold my mojo HD and built up a nomad carbon 2013 with 55rc3 ti- -2deg zero stack headset.
    Currently have a factory ctd adjust at the rear. Thinking about monarch plus or deuler (both with push link).
    First ride today. Very impressed, the nomad is much more comfortable.
    Will posts some pics up later.
    Does anyone use a push link with these shocks, also do the shocks HAVE to be pushed tuned?
    Nice upgrade from the HD! Not liking the CTD??? The Push link only works with the RC4! The shocks you mentioned dont need it!

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    Looks good! Def stands out from the crowd! Wondering how everyone is liking the CTD shock as I just bought one for a killer deal to try out!

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