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    Very nice build indeed, mate!
    How is that 36 TALAS RLC working for you?
    I am thinking of putting it on my alu Nomad Mk2 to replace my coil '07 66 RV ETA (a.k.a boat anchor-3kg).
    Where did you got it from? Evans Cycles?
    Is it worth it, considering the price?

    Well, as for the brake levers setup, it's common for all motorbikers to set them up as such, throughout the world, not just UK. Does not confuse them otherwise.
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    Thanks mate,

    You in the UK..?

    The 36 TALAS were purchased from Winstanley bikes. Got them for £800.

    They need a good ride for me to comment on them but being able to drop them to 120mm is a bonus. Tried them on a nature walk near to where I live and the 120mm rides quite well. Could probable ride cross country at this setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSMarco
    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.
    Nice bike! I had the same concern with the Kashima coating so I wrote Fox and this is what they had to say:

    Hello,

    According to your serial number, your fork does have Kashima stanchions. The very first forks to receive the Kashima coating did have a slightly brighter gold finish due to a slight difference in electric charging during the coating process. All forks with the Kashima coating since will have the same finish as your fork.

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    Subject: 2011 36 Talas FIT RLC - Kashima?

    Hi, I jus got my new 2011 36 TALAS 160 FIT RLC from my LBS but I'm not sure if it has the Kashima coating. The stanchions look goldish but not as golden as the pictures on your website. Maybe you can confirm this with the serial number:

    Under the crown: 324771-0010
    On the steerer: 051110

    Thanks,

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    Thank's Febo,

    Will email FOX myself and ask the same question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSMarco
    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.
    Nice one.
    I'm considering something close : 36 van RC2, flow rim on hope hubs...
    Yours is a Large ?
    Can you detail a bit the build : brakes, hubs, ...
    And what's the total weight ?

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    NICE looking bike. I like it. The Kashima is pretty bright compared to the shock.

    Quote Originally Posted by RSMarco
    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.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonm
    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.

    Sick Nomad, just bought a 2010 aluminum Nomad myself. I have a gravity dropper & am having problems where the cable goes into the housing. I see that your's is metal with a curve in it. How did you do that, & what is it made from?

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    cheers. Yeh, i had same issues with cable routing. I got an old v brake noodle and cut it in half. Works pretty well doesnt it. Bit of a pain with adjusting the cable clamps inside the GD lever, you need the hex key that came with the GD and id lost it.

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    Just weighed the bike and it's 29lbs / 13kg.

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    I told Johnny i would Post my Build once im done...
    here ya go Johnny

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    Justin and Patrick are Top Notch-First Class all the way....Everybody there rides and Knows what hot and whats not.
    Thank you Guys for keeping my close to my budget
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    Here is THE build:

    NomadC XL
    FOX Talas 36 RC2 180 Kashima Coating
    FOX DHX RC4 550Coil
    Chris King low-stack
    RaceFace SIXC Carbon 24/36 Crank with Bash
    RaceFace SIXC Carbon Low Rise bars
    RaceFace Atlas 90mm Stem
    Maxxis High Roller UST 2.5 Front and Rear
    Crank Bros Iodine Wheelset
    Crank Bros Acid pedals (not happy with them)
    Crank Bros Joplin 4 Drop post
    HOPE M4 Brakes Front and Rear With 203mm Rotor
    SRAM XO 2x10 Front
    SRAM XO 2x10 Rear
    SRAM XO 2x10 Trigger Shifter
    SRAM XX 10Speed Rear Cassette
    PDW Speed Metal Throttle
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    Parts list for mine:

    Santa Cruz Carbon Nomad (L).
    2011 Fox Talas RLC FIT 160mm with Kashima coating, tapered headtube.
    XT Front Derailleur.
    SRAM X0 Rear Derailleur.
    SRAM X0 Shifters.
    SRAM Cassette PG990.
    SLX Crank - 22-32-44T.
    Hope Match makers SRAM.
    Hope Brakes - M4, Standard hose. 283mm front / 83mm rear.
    Thomson Elite X4 Stem - 1.1/8" x 50mm, 0°, 31.8mm.
    RaceFace SIX C Handlebar - 725mm x 31.8mm.
    ZTR Flow Wheelset - Black with gold Hope Pro 2 hubs, black spokes. 20mm front / 10mm rear.
    Maxis High Rollers – 2.35 front and rear.
    Sram PG991 chain.
    Lock-on grips – Odi.
    Thompson Elite seatpost.
    Saddle – Stella Italia Yutaak.
    DT Swiss 10mm bolt through QR.
    Headset – Cane Creek XX2 tapered.
    Peddles - Superstar Ultra Mag, Black with gold pins.
    Hope BB – Gold, stainless bb.

    29lbs / 13Kg

    Read more: http://northwalesmtb.proboards.com/i...#ixzz11na7DQWo

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    Finally My Nomad-c

    Nomad-c
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    Quote Originally Posted by intense386
    Nomad-c
    Weight and specs?

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    nomad-c spec

    Nomad-c build

    SC Nomad-c small frameset with Fox DHX-5.0 Air
    2011 Fox Talas 180
    King wheelset on Mavic 819
    Kenda Nevegal ust 2.35 (looking for a new set of tires)
    Cane Creek xx headset
    Shimano XT crankset
    Sram PG-990 cassette - pg971 chain
    Sram xo rear derailluer
    Shimano slx frt derailluer
    Easton ea-70 bars 31.8
    Thomson stem 70mm long - 0 degree rise
    Thomson seat post (waiting for rock shox reverb)
    Wellgo mg-1 pedals
    Raceface grips

    Weight - 30.80

    I will changing few parts in a few weeks - tires and adjustable seat post
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    Do you guys have paint chipping easily?I've found today a chip on my Nomad C frame and I didn't even notice any hit with a rock or similar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban
    Do you guys have paint chipping easily?I've found today a chip on my Nomad C frame and I didn't even notice any hit with a rock or similar...
    may i know what color is your nomad? where is the chipped paint? some have mentioned that the white paint can chip near the dropouts and headset..
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    My white frame was coated at the M&M factory. Thin candy shell.

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    yes mine is white, but the chip is in one of the seatstays, far from the dropouts...
    Quote Originally Posted by doc-ock
    may i know what color is your nomad? where is the chipped paint? some have mentioned that the white paint can chip near the dropouts and headset..

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    QFT, good definition....

    Quote Originally Posted by mavis0826
    My white frame was coated at the M&M factory. Thin candy shell.

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    got a small chip on chain stay after about 5 rides...

    Hows that ride with 180mm forks ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban
    Do you guys have paint chipping easily?I've found today a chip on my Nomad C frame and I didn't even notice any hit with a rock or similar...
    Mine is black and after 3 weeks of heavy thrashing it had some chips and scratches on the non-drive side of the chainstays and a big one near the BB (where the chainstays pivot). I just covered the chips and scratches with black automotive enamel paint or nail polish, so far so good...

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    I would hate to see one after a few years use!Happy with my aluminum!!!

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    i would endure the paint chipping on the carbon as the carbon rides way better than the aluminum.. i would rather go for performance rather than looks...
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    Here's mine -

    Spec list:
    Lyrik Solo Air RC2 DH - custom tuned by Drake at Isotuned Suspension
    Drivetrain - XTR 970 cranks, XTR 970 fd, XT cassette, XO rd, XO shifters
    Mavic 819/Chris King, Specialized 2.3 Clutch front, Specialized 2.3 Chunder rear
    Avid CR Mag 185/160
    KS I900R adjustable seatpost, WTB Laser V SLT
    Cane Creek XX, Thomson 50mm, Easton Havoc carbon bars
    CB Candy3 pedals
    29.15 lbs (medium frame)

    Sorry for the boring, indoor pics but this thing will never be this clean ever again!
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    my girlfriends Nomad C



    Nomad C RP23 size S
    Fox Talas 160mm
    DT Swiss EX 500 wheels
    Highroller 2.50/2.35 tyres
    Gravity Dropper seatpost
    XT drivetrain
    Avid Elixir R brakes
    CB Acid pedals

    13.4 kg


    we made a little video of her second day on her dreambike.
    enjoy it (push HD button for best quality)

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/15904456?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;c olor=46f700" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/15904456">Nomad Lady</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    helo zauberer very nice bike your girlfriend but your's is better, looks better because it's has black frame and white fox. could you send me photos yours bike on forum thanks

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    Hi Zauberer,
    Nice video. Your girlfriend looks very happy there..!

    Can I ask you what camera you use for the video?

    Mark

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    Thanks Mark!

    2 cams have been used.

    Drift HD170 helmet cam http://www.driftinnovation.com/

    Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5V http://www.sony.fr/product/dsc-h-series/dsc-hx5v




    @tomo358
    I don't have a single photo of the black bike
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    Thanks for the links. I'm interested in a helmet / bar cam and think it is something that recommendations are better than just buying one. The footage looks quite good on the helmet.

    Was it expensive?

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    answer via PM

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    Thanks mate, much appreciated..!

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    spring question

    I recently bought a nomad c and I have the rc4 on it , what rate springs are you guys running and your rider weights ?? I have a 400 lb spring and it seems not be getting the sag , it is not even close to where it should be , it seems way to stiff.
    thanks scab

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    Quote Originally Posted by scabbyass
    I recently bought a nomad c and I have the rc4 on it , what rate springs are you guys running and your rider weights ?? I have a 400 lb spring and it seems not be getting the sag , it is not even close to where it should be , it seems way to stiff.
    thanks scab
    I'm 185lbs. I started with a 400# and went to a 350#.

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    Mavis0826 , thanks for the reply . you are 185 ready to ride ? I am for sure going to try a 350 and see how it feels .

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    Quote Originally Posted by scabbyass
    Mavis0826 , thanks for the reply . you are 185 ready to ride ? I am for sure going to try a 350 and see how it feels .
    185 ready to ride. The RC4's don't need as much spring as the DHX 5.0 need.

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    Just missing the Edge AM/CK wheels and Bos Stoy shock, but it rides pretty well as it is.
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    Built it last night and rode it today - pretty sweet!


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    Nice set up, just change the green clamp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy
    Built it last night and rode it today - pretty sweet!
    bike came out looking great.

    Is that a large?
    Tapered fork? 160mm?

    looks light

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakeka
    Nice set up, just change the green clamp
    No way! I like green

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePunisher
    bike came out looking great.

    Is that a large?
    Tapered fork? 160mm?

    looks light
    Thanks
    It's a medium. Tapered Van36 160. It's a little over 30lbs, not too bad.

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    Hey. My nomad is a this address but I dont know how to make it link.
    http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?215273-Carbon-Nomad.-Pics-up!

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    Here you go bud.








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    Cheers Jockhaggis. Not very good in the IT department. Doesnt help I'm using a PS3.

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    Carbon Nomad

    I've been lurking on this forum for a long time and finally finished my build minus the reverb which should be here next week.

    Large carbon Nomad
    Rockshox 170 mm rc2dh
    Cane Creek Double Barrel
    Sram XO 2x10 drivetrain
    Cane Creek Adjustable Headset
    Formula The One brakes
    Edge Carbon bars
    Point One 70 mm stem
    Hadley Hubs laced to Stans Flow
    Twenty6 Pedals
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    Quote Originally Posted by n2fire
    I've been lurking on this forum for a long time and finally finished my build minus the reverb which should be here next week.

    Large carbon Nomad
    Rockshox 170 mm rc2dh
    Cane Creek Double Barrel
    Sram XO 2x10 drivetrain
    Cane Creek Adjustable Headset
    Formula The One brakes
    Edge Carbon bars
    Point One 70 mm stem
    Hadley Hubs laced to Stans Flow
    Twenty6 Pedals
    Lizard Skins Grip
    is that an AgleSet I see?

    a 170 will slacken out the Nomad quite a bit - are you also running an offset on the AngleSet?

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    Yes it is the angle set. I got all the different angles so I can also slacken it if Im going to be doing more climbing. As it sits now it's at 66 degrees

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2fire
    Yes it is the angle set. I got all the different angles so I can also slacken it if Im going to be doing more climbing. As it sits now it's at 66 degrees
    What headset spacer? I like that clean 1pc look.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2fire
    Yes it is the angle set. I got all the different angles so I can also slacken it if Im going to be doing more climbing. As it sits now it's at 66 degrees
    what top cup are you running now? .5, 1 or 1.5?

    slacken it if you're going to do more climbing? did you mean slacken it if you're going to do more DESCENDING?

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2fire
    I've been lurking on this forum for a long time and finally finished my build minus the reverb which should be here next week.

    Large carbon Nomad
    Rockshox 170 mm rc2dh
    Cane Creek Double Barrel
    Sram XO 2x10 drivetrain
    Cane Creek Adjustable Headset
    Formula The One brakes
    Edge Carbon bars
    Point One 70 mm stem
    Hadley Hubs laced to Stans Flow
    Twenty6 Pedals
    Lizard Skins Grip
    nice build man, can you show some closeup pics of the point one stem?

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    Mine in use

    This is during my morning ride earlier today.

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    .5 now. Yep got that backwards. Slacken for decending

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    what an amazing bike.dites m'en plus sur votre beau nomad carbon?

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    how does it feels with the spring on the shock?i will have a titanium one ....it could be fantastic....

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    There is a very good point a couple of pages back about front end height. I'm running 1 5mm spacer, 6 degree stem, and low rise sixc bars. I've been working down the height lower and lower over the last few weeks. I found I wasnt get as much front end grip in corners as I'd hoped and put it down to not enough weight over the front end.

    Just wondering if anyone else has done any experimentation with front end height ?

    Cheers.

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    What shock size (length and stroke) does the Nomad C need? Is it the same size for air and coil shocks? Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randan
    What shock size (length and stroke) does the Nomad C need? Is it the same size for air and coil shocks? Thanks in advance.
    Hey man - 8.5 x 2.5 and same size no matter the spring of choice
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Hey man - 8.5 x 2.5 and same size no matter the spring of choice
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX
    I would hate to see one after a few years use!Happy with my aluminum!!!
    this is a carbon nomad gallery post...who cares about your 1st generation aluminum nomad frame. get off the old and get with the new!

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    After a few successful rides of forcing myself to resist granny gear, I decided to remove the front shifter, front derailleur, Blackspire Stinger & bashguard and convert to 1x9 and run an MRP mini-G2. Not sure if it was a mental thing before (using granny just because it was available), the VPP or just plain new bike stoke but this bike climbs fairly well with a non-adjust 160 fork...whatever the case, the carbon Nomad has been pretty rad and has made riding that much more fun. Whenever I take the Lyrik back to Isotune for service I'll probably have the internal spacers removed and pedal the whole 170mm. 29.15lbs before the switch so I'm guessing she's in the 28ish lb range now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricardo12
    Originally Posted by socalMX
    I would hate to see one after a few years use!Happy with my aluminum!!!


    this is a carbon nomad gallery post...who cares about your 1st generation aluminum nomad frame. get off the old and get with the new!
    Yes, because he'll be totally jealous. It's like 3 people in the bike world think Santa Cruz couldn't have possibly have improved VPP1 with VPP2.
    "It looks flexy"

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    BTW, been running 1x10 for quite some time now and since it's muddy here, I can't make it up everything I can ride up in the summer I need a 24 or 26 tooth granny to do it all.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Lots of great pics of the carbon frames. Can anyone give some input on frame flex compared to an alum Nomad. I'm in the 230lb range and the Nomad Carbon or Alum is on my short list for next Spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangtime
    Lots of great pics of the carbon frames. Can anyone give some input on frame flex compared to an alum Nomad. I'm in the 230lb range and the Nomad Carbon or Alum is on my short list for next Spring.
    I'm the same range and had the Nomad AL for a while, then moved to the Carbon. The Carbon is extremely stiff - enough for a clyde to pay the extra coin for it. Especially the front triangle when you are doing berms that zig zag, etc. You'll really appreciate how the bike rides. Also, the RP23 with the stock tune works really well for me so you might not want to pay extra to upgrade the shock. JMO.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Clyde

    I too am 235 lbs and have been riding a Mk1 nomad for last 5.5 years. Got a chance to short demo a Nomad C in the spring and It is immediately noticeably stiffer. A soon as i get the coin, I will be buildiing my last bike again from the Nomad C.

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    WTF! All of you own Carbon Nomads yet there's only one review in the reviews section!! (And at least one in the wrong section.) Start writing and be a brother to those of us still on the fence. Please and thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnrunner
    WTF! All of you own Carbon Nomads yet there's only one review in the reviews section!! (And at least one in the wrong section.) Start writing and be a brother to those of us still on the fence. Please and thank you.
    For someone with only 9 posts and starting a reply with "WTF" I can't imagine anyone would want to help.

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    Bit of an update on mine... think I've pretty much finished tweaking.. only issue is dodgy avid front brake that I may change or something newer/lighter soon.

    Bling parts all installed, sixc cranks, bbg ti bash, twenty6 flats.. hovers around 28.5lbs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RSMarco
    For someone with only 9 posts and starting a reply with "WTF" I can't imagine anyone would want to help.

    Ya! What he said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonm
    Bit of an update on mine... think I've pretty much finished tweaking.. only issue is dodgy avid front brake that I may change or something newer/lighter soon.

    Bling parts all installed, sixc cranks, bbg ti bash, twenty6 flats.. hovers around 28.5lbs.

    That pic looks like it was taken in the UK..?

    Nice Nomad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajaracer1501
    After a few successful rides of forcing myself to resist granny gear, I decided to remove the front shifter, front derailleur, Blackspire Stinger & bashguard and convert to 1x9 and run an MRP mini-G2. Not sure if it was a mental thing before (using granny just because it was available), the VPP or just plain new bike stoke but this bike climbs fairly well with a non-adjust 160 fork...whatever the case, the carbon Nomad has been pretty rad and has made riding that much more fun. Whenever I take the Lyrik back to Isotune for service I'll probably have the internal spacers removed and pedal the whole 170mm. 29.15lbs before the switch so I'm guessing she's in the 28ish lb range now.
    The back plate is quite a good colour match mate.

    How do you find running the single ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2fire
    Yes it is the angle set. I got all the different angles so I can also slacken it if Im going to be doing more climbing. As it sits now it's at 66 degrees
    has it developed any creaking? does it get loose over time? happy with that setup so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonm
    Bit of an update on mine... think I've pretty much finished tweaking.. only issue is dodgy avid front brake that I may change or something newer/lighter soon.

    Bling parts all installed, sixc cranks, bbg ti bash, twenty6 flats.. hovers around 28.5lbs.
    did your chain come off the guide? it's under the roller.

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    indeed it is..... After a good clean following a typically muddy ride !

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    I've changed from Nomad alum MK2 to the Carbon, keeping all the rest and is easy to see that carbon is stiffer. Pedals better and is more precise, even required some minor suspension ajustments when I changed the frame.
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    Hello Q Dog

    Very very curious about how the Bos n’dee works in the nomad carbon. Probably the best frok to the Nomad for descending, but my doubts are really when you need to go up, because really need to do everything on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePunisher
    did your chain come off the guide? it's under the roller.
    er sort of... was rushing to put new cranks on after a my ride !... didn't quite get it all finished before I had family duties to attend to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakeka
    Hello Q Dog

    Very very curious about how the Bos n’dee works in the nomad carbon. Probably the best frok to the Nomad for descending, but my doubts are really when you need to go up, because really need to do everything on mine.
    Actually I've probably done more climbing on them than descending. I find when climbing I have to shift my weight to the front of the seat so I dont wheelie. Trouble is the fork weighs more than the frame and shock. But so smooth on the way down. 66.4 HA Ordered a BOS Stoy last week. Bike is 14.7kg ATM. Thats with 2.5 minion exo's too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q dog
    Actually I've probably done more climbing on them than descending. .
    Wouldnt you end every ride higher than were you started ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonm
    Wouldnt you end every ride higher than were you started ?
    Actually yes. The side of the carpark you come out on is higher than the side you leave from. LOL! Not by much though. Didn't really think about the statement too much but you're right. I guess it just always feels like more because the climbs take longer the descents. Therefore I'll rephrase. I've spent more "TIME" climbing than descending. But it climbs better than my Blur 4x did.

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    Hehe, true... you always feel your climbing all the time ;-)

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    Just ordered today my BOS Stoy shock and after that we will see about the fork. I'm lost between the Deville and n'dee.

    Any way I hope that with the Stoy I can get some improvement and start to appreciate the Talas 36.

    Any one with experience with BOS Deville and Stoy on a Nomad?
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    I've recently ordered a bos stoy. Should be here in 2-3 weeks. Cant wait. I would go the deville but couldn't afford it. Got ndee used. Think the deville would be better suited to the nomad. Plus its 1kg lighter. Thats a huge difference. My nomad is quite front heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonm
    Bit of an update on mine... think I've pretty much finished tweaking.. only issue is dodgy avid front brake that I may change or something newer/lighter soon.

    Bling parts all installed, sixc cranks, bbg ti bash, twenty6 flats.. hovers around 28.5lbs.

    Is that a crimp-lug electrical connection on the end of your rear deraileur cable?

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    My Awesome Bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    Is that a crimp-lug electrical connection on the end of your rear deraileur cable?
    hehe, not quite its a Gore cable system. they come in the pack.

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    hi
    and so when you convert your nomad C with one ring in 1X9 is it ok for all situtations to climb especially? how many tooth you have on the front with the mrp.?
    because mine is coming...soon at home, and i want to do the same as you.;o)

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    and what about the hope brakes? i think it's the tech m4? isn't it? do you like it?are they progressive? because i have the ancient hope moto V2 and they're too strong on the rear, i know i make a mistake on my nomad alu, i put a 203 mm disc on the rear...it's heavy and too strong.
    for exemple, in comparaison, on my V10 i have the hope tech V2, it's very nice and good.strong and progressive, so my nomad carbon 's coming soon at home, my nex frame, and so i want especially to change the rear brake only for this moment, with a hope tech m4 for enduro freeride, tell me more;
    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guesswho117
    My Awesome Bike.
    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v380/guesswho117/?action=view&current=CIMG0702.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v380/guesswho117/CIMG0702.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    That's a sweet bike. slight hijack here: I guess you were doing a Marin Headlands ride from the pic, how did the HRs feel for that? I've been debating throwing one on the rear of my trail bike but keep hearing it rolls as slow as any tire out there so I'm leaning towards an ardent rear and minion front. I guess you don't mind it, or the supertacky front? just out of curiosity what other tires do you typically run and how do the HRs feel in comparison? thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardboiled
    That's a sweet bike. slight hijack here: I guess you were doing a Marin Headlands ride from the pic, how did the HRs feel for that? I've been debating throwing one on the rear of my trail bike but keep hearing it rolls as slow as any tire out there so I'm leaning towards an ardent rear and minion front. I guess you don't mind it, or the supertacky front? just out of curiosity what other tires do you typically run and how do the HRs feel in comparison? thanks!
    I've been running the High Rollers for two years now. Definitely the best tires I've ever ridden. True they are a bit slower and heavier than most but the grip and cornering is second to none and hard to give up. Prior to these I ran Kenda Nevegals for a season. They roll a bit quicker but the grip can not compare to the HR. I like them too but the Maxxis are #1 in my book. I run the high rollers year around. If you ever had to change a UST tire you would understand. As for the ride, it was a fast pace training ride to the top of Hawk Hill. No dirt that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guesswho117
    I've been running the High Rollers for two years now. Definitely the best tires I've ever ridden. True they are a bit slower and heavier than most but the grip and cornering is second to none and hard to give up. Prior to these I ran Kenda Nevegals for a season. They roll a bit quicker but the grip can not compare to the HR. I like them too but the Maxxis are #1 in my book. I run the high rollers year around. If you ever had to change a UST tire you would understand. As for the ride, it was a fast pace training ride to the top of Hawk Hill. No dirt that day.
    thanks for the feedback. they must be slow if Nevegals roll faster! good on ya for doing a fast paced road ride on those sticky tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardboiled
    thanks for the feedback. they must be slow if Nevegals roll faster! good on ya for doing a fast paced road ride on those sticky tires
    I seen the pros shave the center knobs on the HR to reduce the rolling resistance. However since you and I aren't sponsored and do not get free tires, we just have to wear them down the old fashion way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guesswho117
    I seen the pros shave the center knobs on the HR to reduce the rolling resistance. However since you and I aren't sponsored and do not get free tires, we just have to wear them down the old fashion way.
    Pretty sure you can buy high roller semi slicks with the center knobs already removed a replaced with a low profile knurled pattern. Peaty ran them at Canberra worlds where he won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSMarco
    The back plate is quite a good colour match mate.

    How do you find running the single ring?
    Sorry for the late reply...I was on vacation for the last 1 1/2 weeks...

    Yes, the backplate was a suprisingly good color match. anyways, single ring sure does make the bike much more simpler to work on and easier to clean etc. I enjoy long technical climbs almost as much as the descent and never imagined ditching the front dereailleur/shifter in the past but I experimented and came to the conclusion that I could push it. I think it's all in the mind as I would use the granny as a crutch just because it was available to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q dog
    Pretty sure you can buy high roller semi slicks with the center knobs already removed a replaced with a low profile knurled pattern. Peaty ran them at Canberra worlds where he won.
    You can get them for $25 at Blueskycycling.com
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridebeber74
    hi
    and so when you convert your nomad C with one ring in 1X9 is it ok for all situtations to climb especially? how many tooth you have on the front with the mrp.?
    because mine is coming...soon at home, and i want to do the same as you.;o)

    1x9 has been good for all situations even climbing...I can tell that it would make a much stronger rider out of everybody but expect some hurt the first few rides. If you are in doubt, I would just experiment with your current 2x9 or 3x9 setup and ride your bike as if the granny gear isn't even there. I also do a lot of crosstraining (running, lifting weights etc.) to supplement my riding as well as eating "healthy" and it helps a lot (can't hurt, right?). I'm running a 32 tooth front and plan to go 34 when I get a little stronger.

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    Hey All,

    I see a few have carbon cranks (SIXC, Noir etc) how are these going for you - any major damage on the Carbon???

    Cheers,

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    yes bajaracer, because, i will have my nomad carbon in few days soon...arf, cannot wait and maybe my choice will be for a 10 speed shimano or sram for the derailleur and cassette, and on front a 34t chainring...WITH one mrp mini sl G2, so single ring, and i'm scared....and happy too.but until now, i don't want to continue with 2 plates, because the chain come off on the frame on the nomad alu, and i didn't put on a chain guide, with no isg05.
    so i command for the new frame the mrp for the nomad C
    will be maybe happy with it.for sure;o)

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