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    Question is - What shocks working best On Nomad C? RP23 or DHX Air (people used to say they were pants, but are they improved now?)
    Just about to move over from Med Alu Mk2 Nomad, to Large Carbon & wondering on the best shock to go for? It will be mainly for UK D/H duties with occasional Trail centre outings, thinking 2 wheel sets, DH with 2.5 Maxxis, and XC UST 2.3ish. I have a Fox Talas 160 '09.
    Want to get frame stock with RP or DHX for trail side, but will buy a RC4 or CCDB later for the DH stuff with Ti spring-
    So also what's the best on coil side, worth the extra wonga for the CCDB or pointless and stick with RC4 and spend the change on bling bits?
    Any one tried /have experience of these shocks & advantages/Dis-advantages?
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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.

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    Groan.. why are people so quick to try and prove there so superior at whatever hobby...

    Then embarrass themselves by not reading the thread back a bit....


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    dbl post

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    Quote:AGES AGO
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    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
    I'd say thanks... but its been done already and explained !

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    It looks like the RP23 BV is coming stock on these. Is that correct? Which tune does it have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pipes10
    It looks like the RP23 BV is coming stock on these. Is that correct? Which tune does it have?
    light, light, and 175psi
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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    light, light, and 175psi
    Rebound tune : L
    Velocity Tune : L
    Boost Valve Tune : 175

    Thanks very much.
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    can someone tell me what the minimum insert of the seatpost is on the NomadC? thnx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikeruben
    can someone tell me what the minimum insert of the seatpost is on the NomadC? thnx!
    I thought it said on the SC website..?

    I believe its min of 100mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSMarco
    I thought it said on the SC website..?

    I believe its min of 100mm.
    can't find it on the SCwebsite.

    Can someone confirm the 100?

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    100mm is correct. It's in the FAQ section under seatpost size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyoz
    Hey All,

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

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    No major damage after three months of good riding. I was never a big fan of carbon being anywhere near my feet and was dead set against carbon cranks but when I bought my current bike, it came with the Noirs. Initially I was concerned with how it may cosmetically look after a few rides. I ordered some crank skins and they honestly aren't that great. They tend to peel up near the edges. But they are doing it's job. The main area of concern usually is at the end of the crank arm near the pedals. I slapped two small layers of black electrical tape on the ends there and change them out every 3-4 weeks. I wish the Noirs has the rubber protector at the end of the crank like the Sixc. My cranks are still looking pretty good after three months.

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    This new coil toy justifies another post. Proper testing not made yet but is clear the improvement made from the previous DHX 5 air and now is the Talas 36 unbalancing a little bit the set up.

    Best bike doesn’t exist, but this one is really surprising me more and more. For that I thank mainly to Santa Cruz, BOS, Fulcrum, Hope, Kindshock, SMP, Shimano, FOX, Crankbrothers, Goodridge, Continental and Thomson.





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    Do those have needle bearings or DU bushing? Cool lookin'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Balakeka
    This new coil toy justifies another post. Proper testing not made yet but is clear the improvement made from the previous DHX 5 air and now is the Talas 36 unbalancing a little bit the set up.

    Best bike doesn’t exist, but this one is really surprising me more and more. For that I thank mainly to Santa Cruz, BOS, Fulcrum, Hope, Kindshock, SMP, Shimano, FOX, Crankbrothers, Goodridge, Continental and Thomson.





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    Is needle bearings and they really work fine. I never had ridden such a smooth shock and is really impresive, like it reacts to every gram of charge that you put with a movement.
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    I love my bike.
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    Bad camera great bike

    Sorry I dont know how to resize the pics...
    Large Frame DHX air 5.0
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    Point one podium pedals, a side note: had to add an extra washer so the pedals don't rub on the crankarm boots
    Specialized enduro seat
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    Formula the one brakes
    formula rotors 8" front, 7" rear
    point one 70mm stem
    Custom lizard skin peaty grips
    King inset low stack headset
    Carbon Edge rims
    Bladed Black sapim CXray spokes
    King hubs
    Big Betty 2.5 Freeride front and back tubeless with stans
    30lb 12oz ready to ride
    few mods and finishing touches to come

    My dream bike came to life late November
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    Wow Liberatorx, nice build! Borrow a better camera and repost.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Nice built liberatorx and 2 questions
    - Does the Sixc crank set work fine with 10 speed shimano?
    - Review about EDGE rims with CK on a Nomad C, that are missing on mine?

    I think you are just missing a coil on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyoz
    Hey All,

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

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    Mine is the first Bike in the thread with the Six C cranks. A **** load of time in Downieville and Northstar and the Six C cranks are flawless. This bike rocks! I will admitt it may not climb as well as my old Remedy 9 but MAN does it Decend. Could be the 2X10 as opposed to the 3ring XTR on the Remedy or could be I am getting Old. Not as fun as my V 10 at Northstar but certainly capable.

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    balakeka , very nice bike...amazing...i'm waiting mine......

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    Thats a sick build. You have to post some better pics!

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    Maybe i missed it on here in the first 7 pages, but has anyone ran a Angle set with a 170mm DH Lyrik or 180mm Fox fork? Seems like it might work well @ 65.5 for light weight DH on tight, steep trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrooveNinja
    Maybe i missed it on here in the first 7 pages, but has anyone ran a Angle set with a 170mm DH Lyrik or 180mm Fox fork? Seems like it might work well @ 65.5 for light weight DH on tight, steep trails.
    A 180mm Fox would yield a head angle in that range without an Angleset. My Fox 36Van 160mm with an external lower cup is 66.6 degrees.

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    Just got mine back form the shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by liberatorx
    Sorry I dont know how to resize the pics...
    Large Frame DHX air 5.0
    Fox 36 180 fork
    Reverb Post
    Sixc crankset
    Sixc Bars
    Point one podium pedals, a side note: had to add an extra washer so the pedals don't rub on the crankarm boots
    Specialized enduro seat
    xtr 980 rear der.
    xtr 970 front der.
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    Blackspire stinger guide
    Formula the one brakes
    formula rotors 8" front, 7" rear
    point one 70mm stem
    Custom lizard skin peaty grips
    King inset low stack headset
    Carbon Edge rims
    Bladed Black sapim CXray spokes
    King hubs
    Big Betty 2.5 Freeride front and back tubeless with stans
    30lb 12oz ready to ride
    few mods and finishing touches to come

    My dream bike came to life late November

    Nice bike. You will regret using those Sapim spokes though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Nice bike. You will regret using those Sapim spokes though.
    Why would he regret purchasing some of the nicest spokes on the market? Sapims and DT have always been neck and neck as far as quality is concerned. Personally I always build with DT Swiss but a lot of my buddies have wheels with Sapims and they hold up great. Almost as light as titanium with none of the strength or price drawbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523
    Why would he regret purchasing some of the nicest spokes on the market? Sapims and DT have always been neck and neck as far as quality is concerned. Personally I always build with DT Swiss but a lot of my buddies have wheels with Sapims and they hold up great. Almost as light as titanium with none of the strength or price drawbacks.
    There is a reason Sapim CxRays are formed in an Aero shape, they were originally developed for lightweight road wheels. On a bike that's meant for riding hard those spokes will flex negating the use of a high dollar carbon rim. Spoke cross section is very small on those spokes along with Race's, DT Aerospeed and Revolution. None of these spokes should be used in hard riding applications. People are so concerned with weight they create these lightweight fragile long travel bikes, why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    There is a reason Sapim CxRays are formed in an Aero shape, they were originally developed for lightweight road wheels. On a bike that's meant for riding hard those spokes will flex negating the use of a high dollar carbon rim. Spoke cross section is very small on those spokes along with Race's, DT Aerospeed and Revolution. None of these spokes should be used in hard riding applications. People are so concerned with weight they create these lightweight fragile long travel bikes, why?
    My friend ran Sapim CXray spokes on his Ventana DH bike with no problems. I don't know where you're getting your info but it seems to be a bit flawed.

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    I'm running CXray spokes on DHraces, it's light but not ideal. It's true that these spokes have more stretch, it makes the wheels less stable and give the nipples more chances to unlock, which result in spokes losing their tension. ( got these spokes on 800-1100N). My next wheelset will run sapim race spokes.

    maybe getting slightly off topic

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523
    My friend ran Sapim CXray spokes on his Ventana DH bike with no problems. I don't know where you're getting your info but it seems to be a bit flawed.
    You can build a wheel with any spokes you want, just don't expect them to be durable over the long haul if you ride hard. Aside from my own personal experience building with CxRays (built about 50 sets of wheels in my time) look on the forums, those spokes are notorious for breaking at the J-bend becuase they lose ductility in the manufacturing process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy
    A 180mm Fox would yield a head angle in that range without an Angleset. My Fox 36Van 160mm with an external lower cup is 66.6 degrees.
    I have a -1 degree AngleSet an 170mm Lyrik and love it. How are people measuring head tube? Any idea how accurate the iPhone Handy Level app is? Mine is saying 65.7 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_k
    I have a -1 degree AngleSet an 170mm Lyrik and love it. How are people measuring head tube? Any idea how accurate the iPhone Handy Level app is? Mine is saying 65.7 degrees.
    That sounds about right. Given the difference in axle to crown length between my Van36 and your Lyrik (+10mm) and the difference in lower cup stack height, your -1 degree cup should yield about a degree slacker than my bike.

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    I've had my Nomad C now for a few weeks but due to mixture of the weather and illness i've only been out on it a few times. However, earlier this week i took a trip to Whinlatter in The Lake District.
    I'm still trying to dial in the rear RP23 shock. All geared up I'm about 205 and am havig to run about 225lbs in the shock to get 18mm sag on the shock shaft. But at this it feels a little harsh. Are any of you running more sag and if so does is it at the detriment of the pedalling ability?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUR'b
    I've had my Nomad C now for a few weeks but due to mixture of the weather and illness i've only been out on it a few times. However, earlier this week i took a trip to Whinlatter in The Lake District.
    I'm still trying to dial in the rear RP23 shock. All geared up I'm about 205 and am havig to run about 225lbs in the shock to get 18mm sag on the shock shaft. But at this it feels a little harsh. Are any of you running more sag and if so does is it at the detriment of the pedalling ability?
    My opinion is that if you run more sag it never pedals in the 'anti-squat zone' of the VPP2 design and that = poo pedaling but very plush travel. Did you turn your propedal knob off? I think it makes the bike feel a little harsh. Your psi sounds about right but as the shock breaks in and smooths out you might end up running a little less psi for the same sag. Don't forget to check your pivot bolt tightness after 3-4 hours of riding as the bearings seem to settle in and need a re-torque.
    "It looks flexy"

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    gticlay - I've never really felt the need for turning the propedal on (well, not in the few rides i've had so far). I might try reducing the psi in 5 psi increments over the course of the next few rides to see how it reacts.

    One thing i have noticed after the last ride is the chips to the carbon 'eggshell' around the lower pivot link. I'm wondering about cutting an old tyre into a 't' shape and attaching it to this area to prevent further damage. is this something you have noticed on yours and if so have you taken any steps to limit the damage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUR'b
    gticlay - I've never really felt the need for turning the propedal on (well, not in the few rides i've had so far). I might try reducing the psi in 5 psi increments over the course of the next few rides to see how it reacts.

    One thing i have noticed after the last ride is the chips to the carbon 'eggshell' around the lower pivot link. I'm wondering about cutting an old tyre into a 't' shape and attaching it to this area to prevent further damage. is this something you have noticed on yours and if so have you taken any steps to limit the damage?
    No damage but I did wrap the entire chainstay with an old inner tube. There's pics of that above.
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    5'10" carbon nomad riders
    What size frame are you on ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcrrick
    5'10" carbon nomad riders
    What size frame are you on ?????
    Large

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    Looking for a deal on a carbon nomad frame. Obviously i dont wanna pay full retail so is there anywhere you guys can refer me to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhiyno
    Looking for a deal on a carbon nomad frame. Obviously i dont wanna pay full retail so is there anywhere you guys can refer me to?
    There have been a few in the classified ads here.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcrrick
    5'10" carbon nomad riders
    What size frame are you on ?????
    5'10" I bought a medium and sold it for a large. Wouldnt do anything different. I run a 50 mm stem and ride EVERYTHING on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcrrick
    5'10" carbon nomad riders
    What size frame are you on ?????

    No question, get a large. At 5'10" 235, for me, the medium is too stuffy unless you want to run a 120mm riser stem. don't have my Nomad c yet but the geometry is the same from metal to carbon. Demo'd the carbon large and fit like I had been riding it for 5 years.

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    I was leaning towards the large

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    Spring rate help
    175lbs rider
    what coil spring rate?????

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    According to the SCB website, you need a 400 to 450# depending on your preference.

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    350 would be enough
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    I will start at 400

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    I have a set of steel springs I can let go cheap if someone wants to try a variety.
    "It looks flexy"

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    The Nomad is probably one of ht most visually stunning bikes of today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudaripu
    The Nomad is probably one of ht most visually stunning bikes of today...


    Ya and they ride twice as good as they look.

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    spring rate !

    wcrrick ,
    I am the same weight as you are and I felt the 400 was too stiff , switched it out for a 350 and it felt awesome down and still pedaled really well .
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    hi guys,
    i have a question,
    i have the nomad carbon like you too...loland want to install the mrp G2.
    i didn't try yet to install it, but soon, is it complicate to install it?do you have and keep the small spacer localised on the bottom bracket with aluminium frame? because it's a 73mm bottom bracket.
    if you know where i can find a pictorial for the mrp G2..it will be fine, but otherwise, it will be not complicate to install it.and i have the XTR cranks....2007 or 8
    see ya and merry christmas my friends.
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    another white nomad......
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    more pics again again...!

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    mine......
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    @ljsilver - not that your bike doesn't look cool, but you can get the same bars in black/white... unless you were trying to match the CCDB. How does it ride?
    "It looks flexy"

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    helo surendermonkey very nice bike. look's goods because it's has black frame and white fox. could you send me photos yours bike on forum...more pics thanks

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    Update on my build. Rockshox Reverb now purchased and can't wait to fit the post. Will post pics once complete.

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    What sort of stem length are people running ? For trail riding stuff ? I've got a 50 on but just not feeling it on trails, thinking of going up to a 70mm..

    ta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonm
    What sort of stem length are people running ? For trail riding stuff ? I've got a 50 on but just not feeling it on trails, thinking of going up to a 70mm..

    ta.
    5'9" on a medium with a 70mm stem. I had a 50mm stem on mine at first and agree that it felt a little short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonm
    What sort of stem length are people running ? For trail riding stuff ? I've got a 50 on but just not feeling it on trails, thinking of going up to a 70mm..

    ta.
    5'11" on a large. 70mm stem with 745mm bars. Test rode one with a 50mm stem and it was way too short for me. Loving the 70mm.

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    I went with a compromise 60mm stem. Shorter steers funky/quick, longer feels too long and slow, IMO.
    "It looks flexy"

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    5'11" run a 65mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonm
    What sort of stem length are people running ? For trail riding stuff ? I've got a 50 on but just not feeling it on trails, thinking of going up to a 70mm..

    ta.
    6'0" on a Large with a 50mm stem, Monkeylite DH high riser bar and about an inch of spacers between the stem and the headset. I know it's kind of and upright position but this setup works great for me.

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    5' 11", Large and 50mm stem. Seems to work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liberatorx
    Sorry I dont know how to resize the pics...
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    few mods and finishing touches to come

    My dream bike came to life late November
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    Thanks for feedback on stem sizes. Switched to a 75mm x 6 degree and the bike is feeling MUCH better on trails for me now. I'm 5'6" riding a small, I think I fall sort of between a small and medium frame size so maybe the longer stem works for my size on a small frame.

    Anyway, loving he handling now..

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    That may be the case. I'm 5'7" and ride a medium alu Nomad2 with a Thomson Elite X4 stem at 50mm zero rise and love the way it feels. Glad it's sorted for you.
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    Carbon Nomad Build

    Well I have finally been able to get some photos of my carbon nomad amid all the rain we have been having here in the UK.

    Take a look and let me know what you think. I have been thinking about switching out the DHX Air for an RC4 coil. Thoughts?

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    nice!
    i would change two things....
    the maxxis sticker and the big ring for a bash.

    dhx air vs. rc 4 is sth. you have to try.
    personally i found the dhx air was not a good choice for the bike. but i never liked that shock on any bike i owned or tried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hball
    nice!
    i would change two things....
    the maxxis sticker and the big ring for a bash.

    dhx air vs. rc 4 is sth. you have to try.
    personally i found the dhx air was not a good choice for the bike. but i never liked that shock on any bike i owned or tried.
    Isn't that version of the xtr crank a 2 x10 set up? If he looses the big ring he'll have no gears left...?

    whats sth?
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    Beautiful bike travelly.

    I would move your xtr levers more inboard for better finger braking position.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiingya
    Isn't that version of the xtr crank a 2 x10 set up? If he looses the big ring he'll have no gears left...?

    whats sth?
    uups!
    Sokrates is dead, Galilei is dead, Newton is dead, Einstein is dead, Pantani is dead and i am feeling sick too.

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    There's a new pharmaceutical tv ad out. Did'nt catch the name or the condition it treats, but it was obviously marketing towards a "lifestyle" type of health improvement cuz they have part of the montage with guy taking off downhill on a mountain bike. At first I'm like "BS" on that, but looking closer I'm pretty sure it's a Carbon Nomad!
    Keep an eye out!
    SC is the drug for me!

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    Sweet rig.. what's the weight and what do you think of the reverb?
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    Heres my build

    Only one ride on it since i broke my hand Christmas Day but it is FAR SUPERIOR to my 2010 Tracer VP.


    Large Carbon Nomad W RP23
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    ZTR Flows with DT240 Hubs
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    34 and 36 tooth Single Ring (depending on terrain)
    XO 10spd Cassette
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    XTR pedals
    Chris King BB
    Cane Creek XX HS
    Point 1 50mil Stem

    Weighed 26 lbs even before pedals and dried dirt. I would assume that im closer to 27 the way it sits. Built it up specifically for the Oregon Super D Series. Light, Fast, and Reliable!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tintr
    Only one ride on it since i broke my hand Christmas Day but it is FAR SUPERIOR to my 2010 Tracer VP.


    Large Carbon Nomad W RP23
    2011 Float 36 W Kashima
    ZTR Flows with DT240 Hubs
    Sixc Cranks & Bars
    34 and 36 tooth Single Ring (depending on terrain)
    XO 10spd Cassette
    XO Rear Der
    XO Brakes
    XO Shifter
    Reverb Post
    XTR pedals
    Chris King BB
    Cane Creek XX HS
    Point 1 50mil Stem

    Weighed 26 lbs even before pedals and dried dirt. I would assume that im closer to 27 the way it sits. Built it up specifically for the Oregon Super D Series. Light, Fast, and Reliable!
    Tintr: I'm currently on an '09 Tracer VP but have been considering a Nomad-C. I'm curious as to why you feel the Nomad is superior to the Tracer? Flex, ride, etc.?

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    Even tho I rode my vp for a year solid and have only been on the carbon nomad once the differences were immediate! It accelerates like no other long travel bike I have ever been on, it is extremely stiff which makes any rooted, rutted out rocky section feel like nothing and the suspension oddly enough feels endless. It climbs better than my tracer did too. It's hard to explain being they are almost identical besides the material but the nomad carbon just oozes confidence. Buy one, it'll reward you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tintr
    Even tho I rode my vp for a year solid and have only been on the carbon nomad once the differences were immediate! It accelerates like no other long travel bike I have ever been on, it is extremely stiff which makes any rooted, rutted out rocky section feel like nothing and the suspension oddly enough feels endless. It climbs better than my tracer did too. It's hard to explain being they are almost identical besides the material but the nomad carbon just oozes confidence. Buy one, it'll reward you!
    Thanks for the info! Overall, I'm happy with my Tracer, but I started browsing the SC thread because I was considering a Tallboy. Then, I started reading the Nomad-C threads and saw a lot of positive things and it got the wheels turning in my head.

    I like your choice of the Float 36 as well. I'm currently running a Talas, but would like to switch to a Float. For me, I think I have used the Talas feature maybe 2-3 times and would rather have just a lock out for climbing.

    Thanks again for the feedback- great looking bike and hope you heal soon!

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    @ Travelly,
    Nice build mate..!

    Can I ask you to add more info on the Reverb and Chain Guide. I want to convert to a double and guide on mine and your guide looks like what I am after. I'm a UK Nomad C owner too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tintr
    Only one ride on it since i broke my hand Christmas Day but it is FAR SUPERIOR to my 2010 Tracer VP.


    Large Carbon Nomad W RP23
    2011 Float 36 W Kashima
    ZTR Flows with DT240 Hubs
    Sixc Cranks & Bars
    34 and 36 tooth Single Ring (depending on terrain)
    XO 10spd Cassette
    XO Rear Der
    XO Brakes
    XO Shifter
    Reverb Post
    XTR pedals
    Chris King BB
    Cane Creek XX HS
    Point 1 50mil Stem

    Weighed 26 lbs even before pedals and dried dirt. I would assume that im closer to 27 the way it sits. Built it up specifically for the Oregon Super D Series. Light, Fast, and Reliable!
    You lucky man, sweet ride. I STILL have to ride my Mk 1 for the Oregon Super D. Rode Hood river last year and had a blast. See you in post canyon in may.

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    26lBs! really?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tintr
    Only one ride on it since i broke my hand Christmas Day but it is FAR SUPERIOR to my 2010 Tracer VP.


    Large Carbon Nomad W RP23
    2011 Float 36 W Kashima
    ZTR Flows with DT240 Hubs
    Sixc Cranks & Bars
    34 and 36 tooth Single Ring (depending on terrain)
    XO 10spd Cassette
    XO Rear Der
    XO Brakes
    XO Shifter
    Reverb Post
    XTR pedals
    Chris King BB
    Cane Creek XX HS
    Point 1 50mil Stem

    Weighed 26 lbs even before pedals and dried dirt. I would assume that im closer to 27 the way it sits. Built it up specifically for the Oregon Super D Series. Light, Fast, and Reliable!
    Not doubting you & sounds like some super light (& expensive) kit on there, but is that 26lbs really true? can we see that on a digi scale?
    Only i built a blur xc c +float kashima, xtr etc & that is only just 25.5lbs. I wanna sell my Nomad Mk2 alu med for a large carbon & this sounds awsome at 26lb, floaty light!
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    Yes 26 Lbs

    fresh build w/o pedals.
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    thats light man

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    If you cut your zip ties you might be down to an even 26lbs

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    Mine. 26Lbs with Crank Brothers Acid Pedals!










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    There's a new pharmaceutical tv ad out. Did'nt catch the name or the condition it treats, but it was obviously marketing towards a "lifestyle" type of health improvement cuz they have part of the montage with guy taking off downhill on a mountain bike. At first I'm like "BS" on that, but looking closer I'm pretty sure it's a Carbon Nomad!
    Keep an eye out!
    SC is the drug for me!
    the dude in the ad is MTBR member Empty_Beer who rides an aluminum Nomad

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruiabreu
    Mine. 26Lbs with Crank Brothers Acid Pedals!










    I'd rather have my reverb post and be 26 lbs
    Nice build man

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    I really feel sorry for all you guys with 26-7 lb Carbon Nomads, I mean when i can't clear an obstacle or crest a hill I get to blame my heavy @$$ bike!!!
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    I am seeing more and more sick light builds. Parts keep shedding weight as the bikes get better and better. Now just to thrash them every chance instead of letting it sit in the garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tintr
    I'd rather have my reverb post and be 26 lbs
    But you would need pedals to ride....

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    ... and if we just ... 26lb Nomad

    Quote Originally Posted by Tintr
    fresh build w/o pedals.
    Tintr, thanks, thanks a lot, i feel bad for doubting after that proof.
    Only downside is a) i gotta spank a whole load o cash to change out current parts list to match that (my Mk2 is 32lbs! -6lb...how? ££££'s) b) as the other guy says, there's no excuses now, just fitness!
    Fair play, nice build, go ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruiabreu
    Mine. 26Lbs with Crank Brothers Acid Pedals!
    Hey ruiabreu, where is this store? Are you UK based?
    I have seen the exact same photos in mtbr.com on the Nomad Mk2 forum with the same bike only in aluminum.
    Very nice build indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806
    Hey ruiabreu, where is this store? Are you UK based?
    I have seen the exact same photos in mtbr.com on the Nomad Mk2 forum with the same bike only in aluminum.
    Very nice build indeed.
    Hi. Our store is based in Braga, Portugal.
    But now it's like stiingya says! No excuses!!!! Just ride!!!! :-)

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    Some awesome bikes in here!

    I see there are many people running the 2011 Fox 160mm RLC Float and TALAS forks.
    Would you be willing to share your thoughts about these forks in my thread here:
    Fox 36 Float 160 FIT RLC Anyone have quality time on one?

    Thanks!

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    Nice bike Tintr. How do you like that saddle? I just received mine in white/camo from chainlove. Sure is light but seems a bit "firm" although I haven't put it on yet.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Nice bike Tintr. How do you like that saddle? I just received mine in white/camo from chainlove. Sure is light but seems a bit "firm" although I haven't put it on yet.
    Been using that saddle on all my bikes ever since it came out and love it. it does take some breaking in and it's not shaped for everyone. My buddy cannot stand it.

    I came from Selle Italia Flite saddles - so the shape was natural to me.

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