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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
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    Mavic 819 with Kings
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    Gamut guide
    Thompson masterpiece seat post
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    2011 Fox DHX air
    XO shifters and rear derailure
    Avid Elixer brakes 8 and 7 inch
    31.5 pounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by minn
    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
    Gamut guide
    Thompson masterpiece seat post
    WTB saddle
    2011 Fox DHX air
    XO shifters and rear derailure
    Avid Elixer brakes 8 and 7 inch
    31.5 pounds
    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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    PAINT IT BLACK

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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
    PAINT IT BLACK

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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.

    Darren
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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

    Mark

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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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