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  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523
    Parts-wise your bike is nice, but aesthetically it looks like all the rest. White frame, white fork, white wheels. It's becoming a new trend these days, and few can escape it.
    wow, really?

    i, for one, would love to have his all-white Nomadc, despite it being the trendy color scheme

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Not much different than going black on black on black now is it?
    No, it isn't much different. Fortunately that's not the color scheme I went with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikedrd
    I know. Not really a trend following decision so much as lack of choices, a bit. My only choice was the grips, which was "might as well" decision.
    Still looks nice, no denying that. I would have run 10-speed X.0 as well, but it wasn't available when I was building my baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooner518
    wow, really?

    i, for one, would love to have his all-white Nomad C, despite it being the trendy color scheme
    Good for you. I never said it wasn't nice. I simply said that it follows a rather popular trend. In fact our Santa Cruz Rep has a very similar build on his Nomad C.

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    Frameskin for NomadC is ready

    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    Or get this for the whole bike:
    http://www.frameskin.com/product.php?id_product=77
    ... or if that doesn't look like it'll work for NomadC, contact Alan at Frameskin and you'll find he's prob not far off having a template ready for one anyway.
    The kit will be online in a day or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND
    Here you go. First ride last night!

    Darren
    Nice Nomad! Hows the Reverb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND
    Here you go. First ride last night!

    Darren

    What hubs are those? They look like Chubs.

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    Nice Nomad! Hows the Reverb?
    So sick. The hydraulic actuation is super slick and 5" drop is insane.

    What hubs are those? They look like Chubs.
    Nope,Hadley's with the Ti cassette body. Hub of choice by a mile for me.

    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND
    So sick. The hydraulic actuation is super slick and 5" drop is insane.

    Nope,Hadley's with the Ti cassette body. Hub of choice by a mile for me.

    Darren
    I would be interested in hearing how the Nomad compares to your 5 spot?

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    I am just waiting on my frame and was wondering if anyone is planning on running or has thought of running a CCDB instead of Fox??

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    Here she is..... Nice and dirty like she should be







    Build......
    Nomad Carbon - Large White
    2011 Fox 36 TALAS 180mm Tapered
    Chris King Tapered HS with Zero Stack top
    Avid Elixir CR Brakes 203mm Front 140mm Clean Sweep X Rear
    Easton CNT XC Carbon 31.8mm Bars
    Peaty Lock On Grips
    Thomson 70mm Stem
    Chris King Hubs
    Mavic En321 Rims
    Alloy Nipples
    DT Swiss DB Spokes
    Kenda Nevegal Front 2.35
    Kenda Small Block 8 Rear 2.10
    Fox RP23 8.5" X 2.5"
    Truvativ OCT Stylo Cranks
    Gamut P30 Chainguide
    36T ring
    SRAM XX Rear Cassette 11-36t
    SRAM X.0 10spd Derailleur
    SRAM X.0 10spd Shifter
    SRAM 1071 Chain
    Crank Brothers Candy Pedals
    Thomson Seatpost
    WTB Seat
    Bout all I can think of...... 28.4lbs as she sits... Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Not much different than going black on black on black now is it?
    Well Said

    I'm not quite sure "trendy" is the right word choice when there are only two options to start with....

    I'm also glad no one does this black on black trend on their cars & trucks..... Oh wait, who here lives in California?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warrenpfo
    I am just waiting on my frame and was wondering if anyone is planning on running or has thought of running a CCDB instead of Fox??
    I've thought about it many times... just haven't bucked up and bought one. Maybe I should sell all my shocks that I don't use and get one? I have heard fantastic things about it on the Nomad1.

    OTOH, it seems odd to get a carbon bike and put a big heavy shock on it. I know there are other reasons to do so, but it still seems odd to me. I will probably end up with one eventually.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ck8083
    Hi here is my baby nomad carbon....just done my setup yesterday..
    Love it n enjoyed it alot...

    total weight w pedals 27.5lbs
    frame: M size w Dhx air
    Fox talas 36 RLC Fit
    Cris King HS
    RaceFace Next SL crankset, Handlebar, seatpost, stem, grip
    Nuke Proof Ti pedals
    Sram X0 shifters, RD
    XTR FD, cassette
    Hope Race X2 brake
    Selle Italia carbon saddle
    Crank Brothers Iodine wheelset
    Maxxis Ardent 2.25 f/r
    KMC lightweight gold chain
    How well does that RRP mud flap work? I'd like to get away from the big ole fenders this year if possible. Doesn't stuff fling up before the flap?
    "It looks flexy"

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    [QUOTE=bikedrd]Here's mine.

    Weighs in a hair under 27lbs.

    You can check out more pics here:
    http://bikedrd.pinkbike.com/album/Carbon-Nomad/

    Hate to say it, but this looks like the first NomadC in the thread that is actually used and even remotely set up properly. Can someone explain to me the need for the elevated handlebar height and need for so many steering tube spacers? And can anyone actually cut their own hydro lines? I am sorry, but it had to be said.

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    [QUOTE=jason3559]
    Quote Originally Posted by bikedrd
    Here's mine.

    Weighs in a hair under 27lbs.

    You can check out more pics here:
    http://bikedrd.pinkbike.com/album/Carbon-Nomad/

    Hate to say it, but this looks like the first NomadC in the thread that is actually used and even remotely set up properly. Can someone explain to me the need for the elevated handlebar height and need for so many steering tube spacers? And can anyone actually cut their own hydro lines? I am sorry, but it had to be said.
    Yeah... not everybody is a "little person". Are you four foot nothing?
    Sorry, but that had to be said.
    "It looks flexy"

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    hydro lines

    [QUOTE=jason3559]
    Quote Originally Posted by bikedrd
    Here's mine.

    Weighs in a hair under 27lbs.

    You can check out more pics here:
    http://bikedrd.pinkbike.com/album/Carbon-Nomad/

    Hate to say it, but this looks like the first NomadC in the thread that is actually used and even remotely set up properly. Can someone explain to me the need for the elevated handlebar height and need for so many steering tube spacers? And can anyone actually cut their own hydro lines? I am sorry, but it had to be said.

    I've been cutting my brake hose for years, it's really not that hard. All u need is new ferrules, a sharp tubing cutter and the patience to re-bleed the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND
    Here you go. First ride last night!

    Darren
    Nice ride.

    Is that a PUSH'd Monarch? If so does this mean you're offering it as a service now?

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    [QUOTE=dirtmafia]Here she is..... Nice and dirty like she should be

    How do you like the 180mm TALAS so far? Do you ride it at 140mm a lot?

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    [QUOTE=mbc4386]
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtmafia
    Here she is..... Nice and dirty like she should be

    How do you like the 180mm TALAS so far? Do you ride it at 140mm a lot?
    I love it so far! I climb everything around here in the 140mm setting and it seems to climb very well! Especially with the 36 t XX in the back And the 180mm is so nice, I haven't felt any noticible steering "flop" and it handles rather quickly for having 7" of travel!

    I'll have a Northstar ride report here shortly!

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    [QUOTE=jason3559]
    Quote Originally Posted by bikedrd
    Here's mine.

    Weighs in a hair under 27lbs.

    You can check out more pics here:
    http://bikedrd.pinkbike.com/album/Carbon-Nomad/

    Hate to say it, but this looks like the first NomadC in the thread that is actually used and even remotely set up properly. Can someone explain to me the need for the elevated handlebar height and need for so many steering tube spacers? And can anyone actually cut their own hydro lines? I am sorry, but it had to be said.
    I believe it is Cambria Bike Outfitter that has some T-Shirts on sale that say " Shut Up And Ride" on the back.....

    You should look into purchasing one of these. I am sorry, but it had to be said.
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    Wink

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikedrd
    Here's mine.

    Weighs in a hair under 27lbs.

    You can check out more pics here:
    http://bikedrd.pinkbike.com/album/Carbon-Nomad/

    Hate to say it, but this looks like the first NomadC in the thread that is actually used and even remotely set up properly. Can someone explain to me the need for the elevated handlebar height and need for so many steering tube spacers? And can anyone actually cut their own hydro lines? I am sorry, but it had to be said.
    Mine posted back here has a 5mm spacer, 0 deg stem(70mm) low rise bars(20mm / 740mm, fork is 1 1/18 on an internal headset so only 4mm stack height in the bottom race. Thats about as low as you can go, I'd say its set up pretty well OK! And it does get used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtykills
    2011 Nomad Carbon finally finished after waiting 3 weeks for the fork. 2
    lrg w/ dhxair
    talas36 RLCFIT
    king devo tapered
    crossmax sx
    weirwolf 2.3tcs
    xx shifters/rder/1090r/11/36cass
    xtr topswingdual fder
    rface sixc carbon 24/36 crankset
    gravitydropperturbo
    purevteam
    rface nextsl
    thomson xr90
    elixir cr 203/185

    yes it works perfect w/out xx crank/fder

    more to come..
    That Nomad looks alot like the one I have in the Garage.

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    it work well, nothing come out at all, feel like no more mud facial for free

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    Nomad with Steroids

    Made some changes and lovin it more! 1x9 setup and 180mm Talas RC2 Fork...
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    I want to see some of these bikes on a scale

    I just finished building my bike up and the weight is 29.6 lbs. on a force feed back scale. I'm happy with the weight but its not as light as some others posted. My only real let down weight wise is with the wheels 1960 grams . Look at my build and see if you guys can see where I might be able to lose some weight. Keep in mind I'm happy with the weight and this was a true All mountain build. I'll post pic's later.

    Large white with dhx air
    2011 fox talas 160 taper
    Cane creek double x
    King hubs flow rims 14ga spokes brass nipples
    XX shifters
    XX 11-36
    Formula The one front and rear 180mm
    Race face sixc crank 24-36 bash
    Race face sixc handlebar
    Thomson post 367mm
    Thomson 70mm stem
    Sram 10 speed chain
    Crank bros. Acid 2 pedals
    Tires high rollers 2.35

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    Some real nice bikes on this thread.

    Can people let me know how the matt paint stands up to dirt and everyday use..?

    Cheers

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    My bike came with a nice sized chip in the paint on the head tube. The paint seams to chip easy. When I installed the rear brake mount it chip when I bolted it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavis0826
    My bike came with a nice sized chip in the paint on the head tube. The paint seams to chip easy. When I installed the rear brake mount it chip when I bolted it down.
    that's not good..!

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    That is a really nice build!
    In my opinion the only place you will save significant weight is if you have a different wheelset built up. My bike would weigh the same or more than yours if I did not have the edge wheels on it - they are worth a full 16 + oz of weight savings from the weight you said your wheel set weighed.
    2008 SC V10, 2009 IBIS MOJO, 2009 SC V10, 2008 INTENSE 6.6, 2008 Intense Socom,2010 Nomad carbon.

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    Personally I think it should have come like this. Can't beat that clear finish on unidirectional carbon.

    http://www.singletrackworld.com/2010...-carbon-nomad/

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    I was refunded $350 back for the damage. I felt good about that. My wheel set is the only let down. The weight was a little more then i expected and both hubs were loose before ever riding it. I will post pic's tonight on my scale. I challenge everyone thats listed there bike with a weight to post pick to back it up.

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    mark weirs bike almost looks like he has a 180 talas on it but it doesnt say in the article. Anyone else want to chime in on that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_terrible_1
    Also the fork is a 36 Float 160 RLC, not RC2 like they state in the article. I'm quite bummed that they went with lockout instead of high and low speed compression dampening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tintr
    mark weirs bike almost looks like he has a 180 talas on it but it doesnt say in the article. Anyone else want to chime in on that??
    You know it's not a 180 because the lowers don't go below the axle.
    "It looks flexy"

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523
    Also the fork is a 36 Float 160 RLC, not RC2 like they state in the article. I'm quite bummed that they went with lockout instead of high and low speed compression dampening.
    Yeah I'm glad I have the 2010 rc2. I just can't imagine why fox is making a $1000+ fork with rlc. Eeewwwwwwww. Maybe mark weir does have an rc2?
    "It looks flexy"

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    Heres mine - Transferred most build from the BLT

    Med Frame
    RP23 (also have DHX5 with Ti DSP coil for DH Days)
    2010 36 Talas RC2 converted to coil
    XTR cranks
    XT Front Derailleur
    XO Rear Derailleur
    X9 shifters
    Elixer CR Brakes 203/185
    FSA Gravity Carbon Bars
    Crank Bros Acid 3 Pedals
    Stans Flow laced to Hope Pro II
    MRP Long Range Patrol guide
    Crank Bros 3" Joplin post (new 5" Blacx Jewel AM on the way)

    Just on 30lb
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    PAINT IT BLACK

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    Show me a photo Nomad Carbon Small Frame, please

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    Nomad "C", big trailbike!

    Here's some "just built" pics of my big trailbike Nomad "C" medium.....weighs in @ 27.1Lbs as you see it. With a super low and light top cup'd hybrid Cane Ck headset, along 1x9 gears and some 2.25 Exception series Maxxis turned tubeless gets it that light.

    With a couple changes in pedals and lower bars it should be high 26's.
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    Nice looking bike Gripo. I'm back on the DHX-Air on mine. The RP23 (to me) wasn't really working out. The 23 seems to work real well on my Firebird though so I swapped the shocks and all is well again on the Nomad. I still have my RC4 shock as well for heavier duty stuff.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Gripo, could you please give us a spec list?

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    Very nice Grippo. I'm in oz to and preordered mine in march and still no word on when it will be here. Are you going to put a chainguide on or leave it like it was on your bltc?

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    gticlay - the rp23 may need a revalve as I'm only 75Kg and I'm finding I need to run 210psi to get near the 20mm of sag - 15mm would be better but that's a whole lot of pressure. I only run 135psi on my LTc?

    terrible1- I will post up a spec list when I take some prettier photos

    Q-dog - this is a medium and was a 8 week wait, i won't run a guide as the Widgit hasn't let me down yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo
    gticlay - the rp23 may need a revalve as I'm only 75Kg and I'm finding I need to run 210psi to get near the 20mm of sag - 15mm would be better but that's a whole lot of pressure. I only run 135psi on my LTc?

    terrible1- I will post up a spec list when I take some prettier photos

    Q-dog - this is a medium and was a 8 week wait, i won't run a guide as the Widgit hasn't let me down yet.
    Yeah, that's real weird. 165lbs and you should be close to that in psi as well. I think I had 230 psi (about body weight) in there when I rode it on my NomadC and it sagged properly.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Mark Weir Carbon Nomad - Downieville Edition


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo
    Here's some "just built" pics of my big trailbike Nomad "C" medium.....weighs in @ 27.1Lbs as you see it. With a super low and light top cup'd hybrid Cane Ck headset, along 1x9 gears and some 2.25 Exception series Maxxis turned tubeless gets it that light.

    With a couple changes in pedals and lower bars it should be high 26's.

    What's the gearing on that thing?

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    Here's a Small Frame

    SPECS:
    Fork: X-Fusion Vengeance RC 20mm/6"travel
    Shock: X-Fusion H3 LT
    Wheelset: Crank Bros. Iodine
    Headset: Cane Creek XIX Conversion
    Stem: Straitline 50mm
    Drivetrain: XT/XTR
    Crankset: XT Crankset
    Bashring/Dual ring Chainguide: Gamut
    Seatpost: Maverick ( same as the Joplin R)
    Cassette: Sram PG990
    Chain: Dura Ace
    Brakes: Avid Elixir R 160/180
    Handlebar: Raceface NEXT Carbon Lowrise
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V with Ti railings
    Pedals: Crank Bros. Acid 2
    Tires: currently: Specialized Purgatory/WTB Wolverine...as shown in the picture, Continental Mountain King 2.4
    Grips: Specialized

    30lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523
    tl, dr

    Just saw this.....Yea crazy long. I'm sure you didn't read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsthubbins
    Just saw this.....Yea crazy long. I'm sure you didn't read it.

    You've got that last part right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523
    You've got that last part right.
    Sorry......I'll keep em shorter for you. Your Nomad C is sweet!!......Is your ride to wash ratio more than 1:1 yet?

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    No, but my "ride-to-ignore-you" ratio is equal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523
    No, it isn't much different. Fortunately that's not the color scheme I went with.
    No you went for the "look at how much mine cost" with lots of gold accents.

    Being the super cleaner you are, I'm surprised you didn't go for white - dirt shows up more on white which would give you even more reason to keep it clean.

    I guess gold on white isn't accentuated as much though and you'd lose some 'spect so you probably made the right (read: vain) decision

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranga531
    No you went for the "look at how much mine cost" with lots of gold accents.

    Being the super cleaner you are, I'm surprised you didn't go for white - dirt shows up more on white which would give you even more reason to keep it clean.

    I guess gold on white isn't accentuated as much though and you'd lose some 'spect so you probably made the right (read: vain) decision
    Actually I was going for the "this is my ultimate dream bike and I don't give a rat's ass what anyone else thinks" look. I think I achieved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo
    Here's some "just built" pics of my big trailbike Nomad "C" medium.....weighs in @ 27.1Lbs as you see it. With a super low and light top cup'd hybrid Cane Ck headset, along 1x9 gears and some 2.25 Exception series Maxxis turned tubeless gets it that light.

    With a couple changes in pedals and lower bars it should be high 26's.
    Your drivetrain setup looks super weird. Personally I would never run a single ring without a tensioner.

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    2011 Carbon Nomad

    Here is my custom Nomad Carbon.

    Carbon Nomad Large
    2011 Fox Talas 180mm
    Sixc bars and cranks
    Point one stem and pedals
    Mavic 819 with Kings
    King headset
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    Quote Originally Posted by minn
    Here is my custom Nomad Carbon.

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    Put a dropper post on there, you'll be glad you did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523
    Your drivetrain setup looks super weird. Personally I would never run a single ring without a tensioner.

    To each their own and it suits me fine for what will be a high 26lb Nomad.........

    Front is a 28t WIDGIT chainring guide.

    No chain tensioner necessary.............Widgits are on all 3 of my bikes and I've never droipped a chain in the 12 months I've run them.

    The cassette is an XTR that's been modded by fitting a 39t ActionTec cog to the back of it.

    The cassette spread is 12-39t that gives me 30kmh top end and a 2nd granny climbing gear (equivalent to 22tx34t gearing)

    Will look at running a Shimano 1x10 when 11-36t XTR cassettes become available.

    Guess that you have to think outside the box to get what you want, no gold accents included!

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    Was it difficult to get the spacing correct when putting on the 39t cog?

    Can you post a close up of the cassette?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tboned
    Was it difficult to get the spacing correct when putting on the 39t cog?

    Can you post a close up of the cassette?

    It's all rather simple.

    1) Get a 11-32 XTR cassette and the Actiontec 39t Ti cog and a 12t cassette lockring and a Shimano XTR/XT/SLX Shadow derailuer, Med or Long.

    2) Place the Actiontec cog on to the cassette hub first.

    3) Put on the Actiontec supplied spacer next.

    4) Then the rest of the XTR cassette, leaving the 11t cog off.

    5) Place the 12t cassette lockring on and tighten the cassette as per normal.

    6) Adjust the derailuers B screw so it sits below the 39t as per standard spacing and adjust cable tension if necessary.

    Shifting up/down is not that much different from standard, you should be getting clean shifts, if not adjust the derailuer as per normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo
    It's all rather simple.

    1) Get a 11-32 XTR cassette and the Actiontec 39t Ti cog and a 12t cassette lockring and a Shimano XTR/XT/SLX Shadow derailuer, Med or Long.

    2) Place the Actiontec cog on to the cassette hub first.

    3) Put on the Actiontec supplied spacer next.

    4) Then the rest of the XTR cassette, leaving the 11t cog off.

    5) Place the 12t cassette lockring on and tighten the cassette as per normal.

    6) Adjust the derailuers B screw so it sits below the 39t as per standard spacing and adjust cable tension if necessary.

    Shifting up/down is not that much different from standard, you should be getting clean shifts, if not adjust the derailuer as per normal.
    Will that work with the 34t upper cassette as well?
    "It looks flexy"

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    Dirty Nomad!
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    Weighed my bike as pictured above. XL with the DHX air (maybe it had the RP23 in the pics?

    31.0 lbs. A little heavier than I expected but I am running 203mm discs, Saint 4-pots, DH bars, and a heavy saddle. I think it could be 29.X if I put 7" rotors, a light saddle, and the RP23 back on.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamt
    Dirty Nomad!
    Wait a minute . . . you can actually ride the thing??? I thought the C-Nomad was just for pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7
    Wait a minute . . . you can actually ride the thing??? I thought the C-Nomad was just for pictures?
    Oh No - I didn't say I had ridden it, just that it was dirty! Actually I was driving to a photo shoot with it on the towbar rack when a crowd of Santa Cruz haters threw mud at it
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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamt
    Oh No - I didn't say I had ridden it, just that it was dirty! Actually I was driving to a photo shoot with it on the towbar rack when a crowd of Santa Cruz haters threw mud at it
    Phew!!! I was worried for a second there

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    Size Matters.

    Added a little something to mine today.

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    Ride report!!!

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    Ride report!!!
    Dude....so sick hitting the curbs in the parking lot!

    This is our Team Issue version which is the same as it is for the coil so the only difference is the spring curve. Should be a good one!

    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND
    Dude....so sick hitting the curbs in the parking lot!

    This is our Team Issue version which is the same as it is for the coil so the only difference is the spring curve. Should be a good one!

    Darren
    I suppose the Nomad-C is on the books as "development test vehicle" and not "Darren's toy"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simpleone
    Just over 29 lbs with Coil sprung plushness front and rear, new 980 drive. Used an 1/18 fork with an internal HS to keep the front end low.

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    Hi mate,
    Please can you or anyone else tell me how you convert the rear axle on the Crossmax to 10mm for this frame. I might be missing something but on the Mavic site it say's it's 12mm through axle and there is a 9.5mm conversion?

    Many thanks

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    Hi all,
    First of all I'm from the UK and have been following this thread along with anything else Nomad related on MTBR.

    Decided to go with a Carbon Nomad and I am in the process of building her up.

    For now here is a few pic's of the kit I have received.





    I am still deciding on the final spec of the components but can't wait to get her built and out in the mountains of Wales.

    Thanks for looking

    Mark

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    Here's a dirty NomadC.
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    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo
    2.25 Exception series Maxxis turned tubeless gets it that light.
    Just be careful with them, They do not have very strong sidewalls. I have tore through the sides of those tires running them tubeless. They do drop considerable weight that is for sure! Otherwise, great build!
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    Thought I would add one more being such a fan of the thread. Built mine up a couple days ago. Came out a little heavier than I hoped for at 29.25. Initial rides were awesome!
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    What rear QR / bolt thru'd do people use..?

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    Here is mine:








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    Quote Originally Posted by RSMarco
    What rear QR / bolt thru'd do people use..?

    Mark

    I have been using Chris King hubs with fun bolts for years. They never come loose and I thinks the bike looks cleaner with them. Plus it is my opinion that CK has best engagement of any hub made. The down side: they are usually heavier than most "cool" wheel sets. Hope it is helpful.

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    All these close-ups. All these superb & expensive parts that make you want to grab & play.
    This thread is mtb porn

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSMarco
    What rear QR / bolt thru'd do people use..?

    Mark
    I'm using the DT Swiss DWS system. You can get them much tighter than a QR and they are still tool free/hassle free.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Thanks for the comments on the QR guy's.

    Much appreciated..!

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    For all you fanboys!
    Poached off another MTBR thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brumos
    For all you fanboys!
    Poached off another MTBR thread.
    Cool So nice! I'm fall in love!

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    three questions, how do you clean the white frame? does dirt stick to it like glue? how about grease? thanks in advance
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    It's no different to any other colour... they all wash and clean the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doc-ock
    three questions, how do you clean the white frame? does dirt stick to it like glue? how about grease? thanks in advance
    Dry dusty stuff kind of falls off, except where sweat drips on it. It cleans off with a hose maybe slightly easier than a normal frame. Grease might stick a little more than a regular powder coat but comes off with alcohol no problem.
    "It looks flexy"

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    I totally agree with gticlay. I will add that my white paint chips so easy.

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    thanks for the replies... i'm hesitant to pull the trigger on the white 'cause of the matte paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavis0826
    I totally agree with gticlay. I will add that my white paint chips so easy.
    Have you got any protection on the frame?
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    Mine has no chips anywhere... although I MIGHT have seens a chip or two near the bottom headset cup. Maybe from the flexing?
    "It looks flexy"

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    Can't say I'm happy with the flat white on my Nomad, would appear that greasy marks will be hard to get out of the finely pitted finish attributed to the paints flatness and may require a light solvent to do so......not good.

    I have noticed that the flat white is also easier to chip, especially around any sharp corners/edges of the frame, eg. near the rear dropouts, where you close the QR.

    It's not as good as the glosses on my black clear/steel blue LTc's......

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    28.5lbs.. very happy after a couple of rides...


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    Quote Originally Posted by simonm
    28.5lbs.. very happy after a couple of rides...


    Nice. Is it a small one?

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    Thanks, yes its a small. Gravity dropper is gone.. .I just couldnt get a shim that would hold it tight in the seatpost clamp so I'm going to wait for the for the reverb to come out.

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    Thought I'd update the thread with my build so far. For some reason the gold on the Kashima coating doesn't show to bright. Possibly the dull UK weather at the mo.



    Hope you like and comments welcome.

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    I love the Yutaak Saddle I have it on all my bikes! Killer bike too.
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSMarco
    Hi all,
    First of all I'm from the UK and have been following this thread along with anything else Nomad related on MTBR.

    Decided to go with a Carbon Nomad and I am in the process of building her up.

    For now here is a few pic's of the kit I have received.





    I am still deciding on the final spec of the components but can't wait to get her built and out in the mountains of Wales.

    Thanks for looking

    Mark
    Hey RSMarco, how is your build up of the Nomad C going?
    Show us the finished articled yet?

    [Edit]: ha ha you beat me to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    I love the Yutaak Saddle I have it on all my bikes! Killer bike too.
    Thanks mate.

    The saddle was from my last bike, a Commencal Meta 5 VIP custom build.

    Wasn't sure if it would go with the bike but I think it looks good. Not seen one yet on a Carbon Nomad

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806
    Hey RSMarco, how is your build up of the Nomad C going?
    Show us the finished articled yet?

    [Edit]: ha ha you beat me to it.
    Lol...

    What do you think?

    Will post up a full build spec soon and a few more pic's.

    Just need to set it up, play with pressures and cable positioning etc. As you can see, us brit's have the front brake on the R/H side so cable positioning is different.

    Need to get out soon and have a blast around my local trail Coed Llandegla to set it up.

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