Carbon Nomad Gallery
2011 Nomad Carbon finally finished after waiting 3 weeks for the fork. 28.4lbs
lrg w/ dhxair
king devo tapered
xtr topswingdual fder
rface sixc carbon 24/36 crankset
elixir cr 203/185
yes it works perfect w/out xx crank/fder
more to come..
What he said ^^ but 2x! :D
Originally Posted by davidsthubbins
Little update - my NomadC has arrived at the shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I should have it Friday :D :D :D :D :D
Update #2 - Have it in my hands now...
Cool cranks. I want the handlebars they make (SixC) - very wide for their weight.
What no Carbon Easton Haven Wheels? you cheap bastard!
Sorry, I am building 2 more this coming week so i will keep the pics flowing..
maybe this gallery will last!
yea easton haven wheels almost here..along with the groupo...will match this new
Not quite, those cable need tidying up, otherwise I'm going to kick a puppy or punch a kitten!:thumbsup: :p
Originally Posted by aphis
Large frame with DHX RC4 w/ Renton ti spring
Chris King headset
DT 240s with star ratchet upgrade, DT Alpine triple butted spokes, WTB Laser Disc FR rims
Hammerschmidt AM cranks, set up 24t-38overdrive.
X9 rear der
XT cassette w/ XTR chain
Formula One brakes
Gravity Lite Stem and carbon bars
Joplin 4 seatpost
Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 tubeless front tire, and High Roller 2.35 rear
Damn nice bike dude! :thumbsup:
Originally Posted by curtykills
By the way, how is the stiction on this new '11 36 TALAS? Tolerances are tight?
Thinking of replacing my '07 Marz 66 with this one, will it be on par?
Damn nice bike, did I say this already? :D
The Grips are the Portland Design w/ alloy pressure point. The forks felt smooth but you can tell its not broken in at all..dampning was good but not worn in yet. lockout and new talas was nice..ideal for this bike's setup!
neskafee, nice pics! trail looks fun as well. is that a blackspire stinger on a stylo crank? if so, how much mod (if any) did it take to mount that on. my chainring bolts rubs against the stinger despite shaving down the stinger bolts. seems to be a problme with the Stylo cranks.
FLY RIDER whats the weight of your build?
One of the best lookin' nomads I've seen.
Is that a 180mm fox fork?
I'm not a fan of Fox suspension, but the decals on those new 36's combined with black paint and the gold on the stanchions - wow. First NomadC in this thread FTW (curtykills). Love the SixC stuff - would be putting it on my Nomad2 if I could afford it - but for now will settle for my AtlasAM.
Why are people putting narrow carbon on their Nomads? I can't imagine anything more narrow than 711mm... most people around here are running 30"+ low pro bars like the Race Face Atlas at almost 31"!!!. I want to try the SIXC bars on my bike - 28.5" (725mm) and only 220g? That's SIC...X.... er something.
Still a few changes to make, but thought I'd post anyways to provide an example of an XL carbon nomad.
The thing rides amazingly well. I'm a DHer at heart, and wanted something that could handle going down as well as going up. I have a longer stem as well for those long days in the saddle, but right now I'm running the shorty Thomson because I've been riding trails that are up then down as opposed to rolling. Anyways, the bike pedals well, descends well, and is generally a total blast. As nearly everyone says, the nomad is an exceptional do it all kinda bike.
Build: some of this stuff was new, some I had lying around, and some I got from a buddy. All in all, it worked out pretty well, as I spent less than I would have with a full build from Santa Cruz but got what I wanted.
XL nomad C
Fox DHX Air on loan, RP23 to come
Fox Talas 36 1.5 from '09, in white!
RF Atlas bars, cut to just over 30"
Juicy 7s with 8" rotors, but going to put smaller ones on once I get them
X9 rear derailleur
XT front derailleur
Chris King BB
Hone cranks 22/36 w/ bash
Schwalbe Big Betty 2.4 freeride casing - soon to go tubeless
KS post - arguably the best part of the bike... If you haven't tried one (or something like it) you should.
Wow... nice rigs. However for close to the same price i think i'd go with this.... fun factor 10x ;>)
OK, so I was about to push the button on a Blur LTc build until I saw that German Nomad with the 180mm 36. That has to be the most amazing Nomad build I've seen yet! It looks insane!
Some questions on the new Fox forks for those in the know:
Firstly, do the forks on the complete bikes shipped by SCB have the Kashima coating? The stanchions on the 180s on the bike builder on their site look suspiciously less gold than the ones in the thread here.
Secondly can anyone point me to A2C measurements for the new 36 160 and 180 TALAS in its different travel settings?
Thirdly do TALAS forks work the same in each of their travel settings? ie could I run the 180 in its 140mm setting most of the time and still get decent performance out of it? I've heard mixed things about the plushness of TALAS, but apparently they've got it a bit better sorted for 2011. I know a few people running older Floats on Nomads with the travel set to 140 - it would be cool to have that but also the option to pop it out to 180 when it's time to go crazy.
It has now become my mission to build a Nomadc with a 180mm fork to 27lb :D
Most OEM forks do not have Kashima Coat. Most articles have said aftermarket only. I think talas feels the same either setting, reports are that they are especially good on the 2011 forks.
Originally Posted by Max Gough
To the motocross bike. Yeah, right... where you gonna ride that thing, on MTB trails? Yeah, I didn't think so!
Re: Kashima - that's a bummer if it's true. Seems like a big thing to miss out on if it makes as big a difference to the plushness of the fork as they're claiming.
It's not like we're talking about a cheap bike build here, so to end up with second rate fork performance is a bit galling really. Hmmm.
I emailed Fox earlier to find out a couple of things, so can hopefully shed some more light on various differences between fork specs soon.
Having stumbled upon an A2C length of 565mm for the 180 in full travel mode, I'm estimating head angles of 66° in 180 and 68° in 140. Essentially the same as running a 160mm Float chassis at 150mm I think??
No, it's 'regular' in that at 180mm, it rides like a 160+20mm. If you limited the fork (which is an option) to 160mm, it would ride like 160mm, not 150mm. At 140mm, it rides like 140mm.
Originally Posted by Max Gough