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    Frame swap... sold the nomad 1.5.

    New frame is XL nomadc (6.6 lbs.), 27.6 lbs. w/ pedals. The rp23 works well with the bike, I think I will stick with it for now. I can't get over how light the back end of the bike feels on the trail. Yes there seems to be a small bump comp. loss but I kind of like how sensitive the suspension is now, especially for xc riding. Also, couldn't resist switching to 1x10. Only complaint is the paint is a little prone to chipping.
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    Hey tboned, what tooth u run in the front?

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    Just bought a salsa 32t and running a mrp 1x guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Here's a dirty NomadC.
    Hey gticlay, how do you find riding the Nomad C 1x9/10?
    I am thinking of going 1x9 on my alu Mk2 Nomad as well.
    Is it worth it for aggressive all-mountain riding? How is the suspension behaving?

    Currently I am running a XT triple with e13 heim 3rs

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806
    Hey gticlay, how do you find riding the Nomad C 1x9/10?
    I am thinking of going 1x9 on my alu Mk2 Nomad as well.
    Is it worth it for aggressive all-mountain riding? How is the suspension behaving?

    Currently I am running a XT triple with e13 heim 3rs
    I like everything about it except it's not an easy thing to pedal on some trails here - 32 front and 36 out back is the same as running a 24t granny with a 27 tooth in back. Pretty hard to push in the mud up a steep trail. But it does get rid of the pedal kick back feel in granny gear which is nice and it's super quiet, etc.
    "It looks flexy"

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    I use a triple XTR with the e13 heim 3 and is a good solution that calms the chain, that allow you to climb everything and go really fast down or in the road when is necessary.

    Not yet sure on the reliability.
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    hello tintr,
    can you send a picture on your frame, how many spacers (1mm or more?) you add to install your mrp G2 mini sl? please? because i install now this, and i want to be sure at which distance to the base /frame the pulley should be...
    does the lower guide pulley should be over or in front of the right base aluminium piece? or a bit at the same area?
    if you have lots of pics from top down etc... and the distance that you can provide me, it will be great, mate.
    thanks a lot

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    Just got this together, it's replacing my Ellsworth Moment. have not been out on it yet.

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    You will EFFIN love that bike. Just rode mine on a nice 1 hr night ride. Worked awesome as usual! It'll be perfect once you go Shimano anyway


    Quote Originally Posted by Jimba
    Just got this together, it's replacing my Ellsworth Moment. have not been out on it yet.

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    "It looks flexy"

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    Jimba - what chainstay wrap is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baltik
    Jimba - what chainstay wrap is that?
    :LOL: That is how it comes from the factory.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    :LOL: That is how it comes from the factory.

    Yup, stock, and funny you ask because I normally wrap it with 3M wrap that works great.

    gticlay, funny you say that about Shimano, I have been a Shimano guy for a long time and recently switched to Sram, so far i'm impressed with Sram shifting. they both have their strength and weaknesses though.

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    What position is your LG1+ to get it to mount correctly? Would you mind snapping a photo of any spacers etc. that you needed to get it to run. The LG1+ is a pain on this bike, but I've got my mind made up already.

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    Yea I did have to fool with spacing quite a bit but got it really good now.

    Ended up with no spacer between the drive side BB cup and frame. I used the thin gold washers under the LG1, in fact i used a file and knocked the bur off the sharp edge of the washer to make it as flat as i could. the bottom guard is on the "W" position and you can see the clocking i mounted it at.

    When I'm in the 36 in the rear the chain does not rub, when it is in the 12 it gets just a bit of rub.

    pretty happy with it over all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakeka
    I use a triple XTR with the e13 heim 3 and is a good solution that calms the chain, that allow you to climb everything and go really fast down or in the road when is necessary.

    Not yet sure on the reliability.
    Hey Balakeka, can you post a pic of your setup with the triple and chain guide?
    Also how is it behaving when in the big ring, and doing drops, jumps, rock garden and generally aggressive all-mountain rinding?

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    Jimba, what cables are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    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.
    can you a make a couple quick comparisons between the nomad/firebird? might get either one, handling, jumpability, climbability etc. THANKS man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Hardy
    can you a make a couple quick comparisons between the nomad/firebird? might get either one, handling, jumpability, climbability etc. THANKS man
    I wish they made a Carbon Firebird. They are both pretty good bikes but I guess I'd pick the 'bird if I could only have 1 bike. They both jump great, the Firebird, IMO, has a better HTA for a long (170 or 180) fork, and climbs well with more small bump sensitivity. I guess search for firebird with gticlay as the author in advanced search as I have put up some stuff in the past.
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    gticlay - Did you ever put the RC4 on the NomadC, if so, how did it ride compared to the RP23? Any improvement with small bump compliance?

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    well I don't think I need to go bigger than a 160mm fork and ya I can only have one bike so you would go with the bird huh? thats what i'm leaning toward gotta see the price comparison tho.

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    Question for everyone running a float or any other non-travel adjust fork. How does the nomad carbon climb with said fork, does it flop around/require a lot of body English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by disjointed
    gticlay - Did you ever put the RC4 on the NomadC, if so, how did it ride compared to the RP23? Any improvement with small bump compliance?
    I did on my aluminum framed nomad 2. Maybe its time to give it another try, especially since I dropped the granny when I bought the carbon. I'll report back ASAP... probably tomorrow night.
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    I have a 36 Talas on mine and have not been compelled to drop it from 160 to 130 very often,
    as compared to my Turner RFX, which was definitely more squirrely in 160. The NomadC
    climbs like a dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_k
    Jimba, what cables are those?
    The brake lines are Goodridge SS braided with clear, so your seeing the SS braid.

    The rear derailleur is a Jagwire Sterling silver. matches the above pretty well.

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    So I threw an RC4 on my NomadC

    Feels weird putting a coil on the carbon bike, but what the heck. It's been so long since I rode VPP2 with coil..... back when I had the aluminum Nomad2.
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    But the Firebird is one ugly bike!

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    [QUOTE=Jimba]Just got this together, it's replacing my Ellsworth Moment. have not been out on it yet.

    1 X 10 Sram.

    Curious... How come the 719' as opposed to the 819's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curbhuck
    Question for everyone running a float or any other non-travel adjust fork. How does the nomad carbon climb with said fork, does it flop around/require a lot of body English?
    I think a 170 fork with a regular stack headset is really pushing it. I never have problems, but it rode better overall with a 160 Float 36 on there. I don't really feel like the extra 10mm helped it much pointed down either. There's a magical jump going from 160 to 180 that just doesn't happen when going from 160 to 170.

    If you run a 160 fork, you absolutely do not need travel adjust, IMO.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    If you run a 160 fork, you absolutely do not need travel adjust, IMO.
    x2!

    In fact, I have a Talas 36 that I'm trying to get rid of so I can get a Float 36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Feels weird putting a coil on the carbon bike, but what the heck. It's been so long since I rode VPP2 with coil..... back when I had the aluminum Nomad2.
    Ever get out for that ride? Any improvement over the RP23?

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    Quote Originally Posted by disjointed
    Ever get out for that ride? Any improvement over the RP23?
    I have the shock on my bike but something weird happened with my back. I've NEVER had back problems but as of about 6pm last night I could barely move it. Painful to breathe all last night. This morning it was difficult to put my socks on. Some shooting pains when walking up steep steps at work today.... But as of right now, I'm getting way more mobile. I'm going to go to the gym in the morning and do cardio on the elliptical machine and hopefully that'll loosen up everything and I can at least to a short ride on Sunday.

    I think I landed funny off a jump on either my Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday ride and hurt something that didn't stiffen up for a few days but ????? Getting close to 40 and people tell me that this chit just happens when you start getting older.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Curious... How come the 719' as opposed to the 819's?[/QUOTE]


    My guess is that has discovered that you can put light tubes in a given tire and it will be lighter than most ust tires.

    I was going to buy a set of the carbon haven wheels (according to easton are the lightest all mountain wheel out there) but after calculating tire wt. into the wheel the mavic 521's with king hubs was only .2lbs heavier than the havens, plus I can build 3 sets of them for the price of the havens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Getting close to 40 and people tell me that this chit just happens when you start getting older.

    Wait til your 46 ! !

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Getting close to 40 and people tell me that this chit just happens when you start getting older.
    Booooooo!!! Excuses thats all they are. Never grow up, never get old!! FWIW I will be 40 in july and I feel like a 19yr old!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523





    27.4 lbs ftw.
    But you have built versions - "28.24 lbs with the Command Post. Not too bad. A new 36 Talas RLC would drop a little weight..."

    You will send photos of these versions
    thanks

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    [QUOTE=mbc4386]
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimba
    Just got this together, it's replacing my Ellsworth Moment. have not been out on it yet.

    1 X 10 Sram.

    Curious... How come the 719' as opposed to the 819's?
    Didn't want UST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomo358
    But you have built versions - "28.24 lbs with the Command Post. Not too bad. A new 36 Talas RLC would drop a little weight..."

    You will send photos of these versions
    thanks
    He doesn't own this bike anymore.
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    Rode the RC4 a bunch today. It's pretty darn fantastic. It's easy to dial the shock in with all the adjustments available. For instance, the RP23, IMO, has too much LSC and like a click too little HSC. No problem with the RC4.

    The bike still isn't "PLUSH" like an old school Stinky with a coil felt back in the day. It's more of the modern control over comfort feel. The bike is very tight... but I will say it felt like the bike had more travel than when running the RP23. It also tended to run higher in the travel than with the RP23. Hmmmmmmmm.

    Anyway, not worth buying an RC4 with a ti spring if you already have the RP23 but it felt pretty, ahem, rad today.
    "It looks flexy"

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    This is my Carbon c, amazing bike!!!
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    Hey tomo, why no gold chain? I love the custom ano parts.
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    Damn! he fixed that quick!

    Looks good Tomo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomo358
    now this is just stupid. i'm all for light bikes, but my WW 7.9kg xc hardtails has bigger tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Hey tomo, why no gold chain? I love the custom ano parts.
    I did not build this bike. I wait for Nomad C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evil zlayo
    now this is just stupid. i'm all for light bikes, but my WW 7.9kg xc hardtails has bigger tires.
    Well obviously the tires don't exactly match the frames best attributes, but stupids a bit harsh.

    During winter I do mostly desert XC riding, so I put similar "light" tires on my long travel bike. (granted we got a bit of an early thaw and went up on the mountain and I used those tires on a few rocky downhill runs and got my @$$ handed to me!!!) BUT, my point is that there's nothing wrong with setting up your bike for specific riding conditions. You don't always need big rubber...
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    what seat post is that?

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    Small Nomad C

    Does anyone know if it is possible to use a flush headset on a small Nomac Carbon frame or will the fork knobs hit the downtube? Thanks

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    Carbon Nomad Gallery-foto0675.jpgClick image for larger version. 

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    Time to get her dirty,....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimba
    Time to get her dirty,....
    The bike or the girl?

    Tomorrow morning at dawn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimba
    Yea I did have to fool with spacing quite a bit but got it really good now.

    Ended up with no spacer between the drive side BB cup and frame. I used the thin gold washers under the LG1, in fact i used a file and knocked the bur off the sharp edge of the washer to make it as flat as i could. the bottom guard is on the "W" position and you can see the clocking i mounted it at.

    When I'm in the 36 in the rear the chain does not rub, when it is in the 12 it gets just a bit of rub.

    pretty happy with it over all.
    What size front ring are you running? That's the setup I am planning on running glad to see it works.

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    One from down under... Australia. 27.3lbs with the E2200's. Very happy with how it ended up.

    EDIT: 28.7lbs... my mistake.


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    I have a nomad C with RP23 shock, I'm not really liking the action of this shock, the Pro pedal doesnt appear to make much difference to action..

    What shock does everyone think works best with the Nomad C ?

    Cheers

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    Why don't you try this, for a refreshing change

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=59821

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobywan
    One from down under... Australia. 27.3lbs with the E2200's. Very happy with how it ended up.

    i'm calling bs on this one.. 27.3 pounds? i find that hard to believe
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    Me too, I think that scale needs adjusting.

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    definitely doable with that spec

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc-ock
    i'm calling bs on this one.. 27.3 pounds? i find that hard to believe
    Oops... you'd be right. I was converting from Kgs... that clearly didn't go so well.

    It's 28.7.

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    Hello guys, I noticed on my nomad c that the rear triangle is very flexible in the sense that it twists a lot. I tried to push the rear wheel with his hands and the rear triangle moves very laterally, while the rear triangle of my blur lt alu is very hard compared to this .... What about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuore di tenebra
    Hello guys, I noticed on my nomad c that the rear triangle is very flexible in the sense that it twists a lot. I tried to push the rear wheel with his hands and the rear triangle moves very laterally, while the rear triangle of my blur lt alu is very hard compared to this .... What about?
    First check to make sure the pivot are tight. Mine needed re-torturing (er, torqing!) after a few rides. Second check to make sure your wheel bearings aren't somehow loose. I had that happen too. Where are you grabbing to check?
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    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    First check to make sure the pivot are tight. Mine needed re-torturing after a few rides. Second check to make sure your wheel bearings aren't somehow loose. I had that happen too. Where are you grabbing to check?


    I took the bike Saturday, February 5, I have not used yet, except a little around town. I do the test by taking the top of the wheel and moving from right to left. I think the pivot are tight but I have to check. The wheel bearings are ok.My impression is that the rear triangle is very flexible( too much?) when compared to an aluminum frame .... I hope not to the point of breaking

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuore di tenebra
    I took the bike Saturday, February 5, I have not used yet, except a little around town. I do the test by taking the top of the wheel and moving from right to left. I think the pivot are tight but I have to check. The wheel bearings are ok.My impression is that the rear triangle is very flexible( too much?) when compared to an aluminum frame .... I hope not to the point of breaking
    Yeah, check the links first. Check your wheel anyway. It should be rock solid. Maybe take the wheel off and see why the triangle wiggles. It's a very stiff trangle.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Finally she's done. Thanks to Fernando and Curtis of Bicycle Emporium for building the bike can't wait to ride and get it dirty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Yeah, check the links first. Check your wheel anyway. It should be rock solid. Maybe take the wheel off and see why the triangle wiggles. It's a very stiff trangle.

    I did this test because during the tour on Sunday, when I looked at my bike while a friend tried, I saw that the rear wheel moving in a strange way ..... but the rear wheel bearings and Qr are new

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuore di tenebra
    My impression is that the rear triangle is very flexible( too much?) when compared to an aluminum frame .... I hope not to the point of breaking
    Your impression is not correct. It is much stiffer than the aluminum frame.

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    In my case I've changed the frame from Al to C, keeping all the rest, just to feel the difference.

    So I'm positively, absolutely, completely sure that you need to some look for another cause, because is very clear the stiffness improvement from one model to another, even if there is not a version without the standard QR in the rear wheel, which is a pity by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakeka
    In my case I've changed the frame from Al to C, keeping all the rest, just to feel the difference.

    So I'm positively, absolutely, completely sure that you need to some look for another cause, because is very clear the stiffness improvement from one model to another, even if there is not a version without the standard QR in the rear wheel, which is a pity by the way.
    I did the same thing when I switched. No comparison - the "C" was way stiffer.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuore di tenebra
    I took the bike Saturday, February 5, I have not used yet, except a little around town. I do the test by taking the top of the wheel and moving from right to left. I think the pivot are tight but I have to check. The wheel bearings are ok.My impression is that the rear triangle is very flexible( too much?) when compared to an aluminum frame .... I hope not to the point of breaking
    You are mistaken. Carbon = Stiffer. end of story.

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    I would say, failing loose links and pivots (which would be unlikely) I would be pointing my finger at the wheel.

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    Now I'm waiting to arrive the same bike to my friend and check if it is my impression or is it a feature of this frame. I confirm that the wheel bearings is ok and the pivot is tight.

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    The wheels in your picture don't look very stiff either. They look like lighter wheels.
    "It looks flexy"

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    What do you guys expect! Buying plastic bikes! AL all the way. hahah jk love the nomad c
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    The wheels in your picture don't look very stiff either. They look like lighter wheels.

    Are dh wheels, rims mavic 823 ust, hubs hope pro II and spokes dt swiss 2mm, Ant 20mm PP, rear Qr 10mm by Protone components. Very Stiffer wheels.....

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    nice bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuore di tenebra
    Are dh wheels, rims mavic 823 ust, hubs hope pro II and spokes dt swiss 2mm, Ant 20mm PP, rear Qr 10mm by Protone components. Very Stiffer wheels.....
    OK, my mistake. lo siento. I thought they looked like the lower end mavic wheels.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Careful with those XT wheels, look what happened to mine:

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/my_jBZZQ0XEQeIQk9Ro6rkCKY6djIisEb1uO78RTyVg?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_T6QN5GZ_JD8/TEyFLGo4YBI/AAAAAAAAC7I/0T457jHfX5A/s640/IMG_0485.JPG" height="360" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/galindo.d/MTB?authkey=Gv1sRgCLXxz_3r0uqMnQE&feat=embedwebsit e">MTB</a></td></tr></table>

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    Holy crap - what did you do? I've been riding mine hard for 2 years, including at Whistler and they are still perfect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Febo
    Careful with those XT wheels, look what happened to mine:

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/my_jBZZQ0XEQeIQk9Ro6rkCKY6djIisEb1uO78RTyVg?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_T6QN5GZ_JD8/TEyFLGo4YBI/AAAAAAAAC7I/0T457jHfX5A/s640/IMG_0485.JPG" height="360" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/galindo.d/MTB?authkey=Gv1sRgCLXxz_3r0uqMnQE&feat=embedwebsit e">MTB</a></td></tr></table>
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Febo
    Careful with those XT wheels, look what happened to mine:

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/my_jBZZQ0XEQeIQk9Ro6rkCKY6djIisEb1uO78RTyVg?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_T6QN5GZ_JD8/TEyFLGo4YBI/AAAAAAAAC7I/0T457jHfX5A/s640/IMG_0485.JPG" height="360" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/galindo.d/MTB?authkey=Gv1sRgCLXxz_3r0uqMnQE&feat=embedwebsit e">MTB</a></td></tr></table>
    Looks like a unique Valentine for someone special.

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    I lost control and went down the side of a steep hill, everything was fine until this last drop/jump where the front wheel couldn't take it and failed.

    To be fair, it was a pretty big drop and I was going very fast but had the wheel not failed then I would have made it all the way down...

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    Bent wheelWhat

    What wheelset wouldn't have bent from that impact?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.P
    But you would need pedals to ride....

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    Tintr/Mr.P where do you see that minus 1 Lb?? Is that in the X0 Group set? or the wheels and tyres?? those Ardents are heavy ish? are the WTb tubeless??
    Love the idea of a 26lB with reverb post, is that a large frame? 26.5 with pedals?
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    build question

    New to the forum. Just about to order my NomadC frame and get to building. I'll post some photos and spec as I start the process. Some beautiful builds in this forum!

    I have a question for any of you with experience installing headsets in carbon. I like the idea of building this completely on my own but I don't have any experience with pressing headsets or crown races. Am I asking for trouble or is it fairly easy with carbon? My understanding is the headtube does not need to be faced - so just clean it, grease it and press it? Nothing against my LBS, I just like being able to do things on my own.

    I searched a bit for answers but didn't find any. If I missed a forum discussion on this I apologize. Just link me over and I'll start there.

    BTW, in case it is relevant, the only place I really went cheap is with the headset - FSA Gravity 1. On a budget and I wanted a KS i900 more than a nice headset. Anyway, thanks in advance for any help.

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    Velvethammer: You do not need to worry about corrosion at the headset with carbon. Just press and go.
    "It looks flexy"

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    hi guys. wanna try out 2x10 on my nomad c but damn sram made their 2x10 x0 cranks with an other size for the chainguides. So you must take the 3x10 - but can I put every chainring on ? cause wanna swap the 22-33 to 24/36 . does anyone of you guys who is running 10speed know if you need special chainrings for it? or does it work out also with usual 9x chainrings?! for example normal truvativ rings?

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    The old

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    how do you like that BOS fork boubouleroi?

    were pics taken at a different time? noticed the different saddles.

    nice bike!

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    I'm french and i find this bos fork as well as a Fox 36 VAN
    The saddles are différent becquée the wtb syndicate is New
    I've also put the santacruz logo sticker near the headtube

    29 lb or 13,6 Kg
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    HEY BOUB!
    Nice bike man. Love the build.
    "It looks flexy"

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    tiens un frenchie !

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Hey gticlay, what size chairing did you use upfront with the straitline guide and what cassette on the back?
    Did you have to use narrow or normal chainring outer bolts on the front to attach the bash to the front ring?

    How do you find AM riding with a 1x9 on the Nomad so far? Especially going on uphill technical rocky trails?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806
    Hey gticlay, what size chairing did you use upfront with the straitline guide and what cassette on the back?
    Did you have to use narrow or normal chainring outer bolts on the front to attach the bash to the front ring?

    How do you find AM riding with a 1x9 on the Nomad so far? Especially going on uphill technical rocky trails?
    Actually it's 1x10. I'm running the 11x36 with a 32 up front (and the smaller of the two Straitlines). I ride pretty muddy, steep stuff so it's been somewhat hard going for me but I've stuck with it anyway. I think I'm using regular bolts with the Straitline and some wide Raceface nuts with the Gamut bash that is on my Firebird because it's thicker.
    "It looks flexy"

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    I'm really curious on the BOS Deville at Nomad.

    Since the improvements when I changed the FOX DHX5air for the BOS Stoy were just amazing, I expect that the transition from FOX 36 Talas to the Deville would cause the same effect. Probably not possible since they both are air forks, but the BOS hidraulic system should make a big diference.
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    Thanks a lot for the info, mate.
    I have a 11-32 XT cassette on the back and initially I was thinking of putting a 34T front chainring, but on second thought perhaps it would be better to start my 1x9 setup with a 32T front.
    I think it will make my foray into 1x9 a tad bit easier for general AM riding.

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    Hi! I would like to share some pics of my nomad carbon.













    thanks for looking
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    Quote Originally Posted by doc-ock
    Hi! I would like to share some pics of my nomad carbon.



    thanks for looking
    Is there a jealous button I can press somewhere??

    Nice ride.

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    Does anyone have any photo's and opinions of the stock X0 1x10 Kit? I'm leaning towards getting a Nc with it. Cheers.

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    Okay, heres a story.......

    Originally ordered a Bullit, which i have bought many parts for (including a 2010 boxxer wc fork). The Bullit order had lots of delays and the shop then asked whether I wanted to take another frame at a discount.
    Having been reading more on nomad c's (yes its a bit of a step up from a bullit!) I decide to order one and take advantage of a good discount.
    Now i'm faced with a dilemma - do i fit the boxxers to the nomad c (?). The head angle might be a bit slack (but form what i've read the talas 180's have a similar A to C distance to the boxxer wc's) but what else?
    SCruz also say "no more than 180mm in their website for warranty etc - but then claim that the nomad c is their strongest frame?)

    Input required from fellow nomad c riders! (i'm going to be mainly using for AM and lite DH duties and I am not a heavyweight rider at 74kg - approx 164lbs)

    Alternative is to ebay the boxxers and get 160mm fox/rockshox.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrecker74
    Okay, heres a story.......

    Originally ordered a Bullit, which i have bought many parts for (including a 2010 boxxer wc fork). The Bullit order had lots of delays and the shop then asked whether I wanted to take another frame at a discount.
    Having been reading more on nomad c's (yes its a bit of a step up from a bullit!) I decide to order one and take advantage of a good discount.
    Now i'm faced with a dilemma - do i fit the boxxers to the nomad c (?). The head angle might be a bit slack (but form what i've read the talas 180's have a similar A to C distance to the boxxer wc's) but what else?
    SCruz also say "no more than 180mm in their website for warranty etc - but then claim that the nomad c is their strongest frame?)

    Input required from fellow nomad c riders! (i'm going to be mainly using for AM and lite DH duties and I am not a heavyweight rider at 74kg - approx 164lbs)

    Alternative is to ebay the boxxers and get 160mm fox/rockshox.....
    If you are stuck with the fork, it's already been done. I think people checked the ATC with the Boxxer vs with a Totem and they are the same. You could lower the front a little bit with the right stem, a low stack headset, and low bars (although only the headset and lowering the crowns on the stanchions will make a difference to your angle).
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    If you are stuck with the fork, it's already been done. I think people checked the ATC with the Boxxer vs with a Totem and they are the same. You could lower the front a little bit with the right stem, a low stack headset, and low bars (although only the headset and lowering the crowns on the stanchions will make a difference to your angle).
    thanks for your input gticlay. What do you think about the 200mm front and 160mm rear - unbalanced to say the least?!!

    I think i'll go with it and see what happens. 8 weeks before the frame arrives - can't wait!

    Cheers

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    Can't you also decrease the travel on the Boxxer? There's a guy on here that did it with a '09 Boxxer WC, don't know about the newer ones though.

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