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    Carbon Nomad Gallery

    2011 Nomad Carbon finally finished after waiting 3 weeks for the fork. 28.4lbs

    lrg w/ dhxair
    talas36 RLCFIT
    king devo tapered
    crossmax sx
    weirwolf 2.3tcs
    xx shifters/rder/1090r/11/36cass
    xtr topswingdual fder
    rface sixc carbon 24/36 crankset
    gravitydropperturbo
    purevteam
    rface nextsl
    thomson xr90
    elixir cr 203/185

    yes it works perfect w/out xx crank/fder

    more to come..
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    You bastard!

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    Perfection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsthubbins
    You bastard!
    What he said ^^ but 2x!
    "Though my life is changing fast,
    My roots are planted in the past,
    Who I am, is who I want to be
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    Little update - my NomadC has arrived at the shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I should have it Friday
    Update #2 - Have it in my hands now...
    Cool cranks. I want the handlebars they make (SixC) - very wide for their weight.
    Last edited by gticlay; 07-23-2010 at 01:52 PM.
    "It looks flexy"

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    What no Carbon Easton Haven Wheels? you cheap bastard!

    So jealous!

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    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
    xtr well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphis
    Perfection!
    Not quite, those cable need tidying up, otherwise I'm going to kick a puppy or punch a kitten!

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    Large frame with DHX RC4 w/ Renton ti spring
    Totem Coil
    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.
    XO shifters
    X9 rear der
    XT cassette w/ XTR chain
    Formula One brakes
    Gravity Lite Stem and carbon bars
    Joplin 4 seatpost
    Flite saddle
    Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 tubeless front tire, and High Roller 2.35 rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtykills
    2011 Nomad Carbon finally finished after waiting 3 weeks for the fork. 28.4lbs

    lrg w/ dhxair
    talas36 RLCFIT
    king devo tapered
    crossmax sx
    weirwolf 2.3tcs
    xx shifters/rder/1090r/11/36cass
    xtr topswingdual fder
    rface sixc carbon 24/36 crankset
    gravitydropperturbo
    purevteam
    rface nextsl
    thomson xr90
    elixir cr 203/185

    yes it works perfect w/out xx crank/fder

    more to come..
    Damn nice bike dude!
    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?

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    What grips are those?
    "It looks flexy"

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    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!

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    Smile Nice

    Found this one:







    More pics (SC owner gallery): http://www.gocycle.de/

    Ride on,

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    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.

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    FLY RIDER whats the weight of your build?

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    One of the best lookin' nomads I've seen.

    Is that a 180mm fox fork?

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    Looks like a 180 in one of these photos: http://shop.shiftycart.de/f.php/shop..._Nomad_Carbon/
    "It looks flexy"

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    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.

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    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.
    "It looks flexy"

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    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!
    Thomson stem
    Acros headset
    RF Atlas bars, cut to just over 30"
    ODI ruffians
    Juicy 7s with 8" rotors, but going to put smaller ones on once I get them
    X9 shifters
    X9 rear derailleur
    XT front derailleur
    Chris King BB
    Hone cranks 22/36 w/ bash
    1750 wheels
    Schwalbe Big Betty 2.4 freeride casing - soon to go tubeless
    XTR cassette
    SRAM chain
    CB Mallets
    WTB seat
    KS post - arguably the best part of the bike... If you haven't tried one (or something like it) you should.
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    Wow... nice rigs. However for close to the same price i think i'd go with this.... fun factor 10x ;>)


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    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

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Gough
    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

    Cheers!

    Max
    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.

    To the motocross bike. Yeah, right... where you gonna ride that thing, on MTB trails? Yeah, I didn't think so!
    "It looks flexy"

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    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??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Gough
    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.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Kootenaytallboy - how you liking those Schwalbe Big Betty tires? I'm riding the 2010 Prowler XT 2.3 UST in the soft compound on the back and the Muddy Mary 2.35 UST on the front (the triple compound). Both are awesome tires... the Muddy Mary are frigging killer front tires in all conditions we have here. I read the Big Betty isn't so great on the front when it gets a little wet, muddy, or slippery and I'm curious what you think about yours.


    Quote Originally Posted by kootenaytallboy
    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!
    Thomson stem
    Acros headset
    RF Atlas bars, cut to just over 30"
    ODI ruffians
    Juicy 7s with 8" rotors, but going to put smaller ones on once I get them
    X9 shifters
    X9 rear derailleur
    XT front derailleur
    Chris King BB
    Hone cranks 22/36 w/ bash
    1750 wheels
    Schwalbe Big Betty 2.4 freeride casing - soon to go tubeless
    XTR cassette
    SRAM chain
    CB Mallets
    WTB seat
    KS post - arguably the best part of the bike... If you haven't tried one (or something like it) you should.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Ah, I think got my numbers wrong

    160mm 36 A2C @ 160mm = 545mm = 67° HA
    160mm 36 A2C @ 140mm = 525mm = 68° HA

    180mm 36 A2C @ 180mm = 565mm = 66° HA
    180mm 36 A2C @ 140mm = 565-40mm = 525mm = 68° HA

    Sorry, that's one of the perils of trying to fit work into my day when I should be concentrating on bikes

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    Curtykills: "yes it works perfect w/out xx crank/fder"

    How is this? Crank non issue, but front der? I found that the XX front shifter pulls about half the cable as an XT front shifter. This should result in the XX shifter getting that XTR front derailleur about half the distance it needs to travel to complete a shift. Did you modify the frnt der cable pull? Clamp the cable on the "wrong" side of the pinch bolt?
    If this works, I'd really like to know how. Thanks in advance!!

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    I would guess he's using a Shimano shifter or XO.
    "It looks flexy"

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    gticlay, or anyone really.

    Don't put velcro on your frame to protect it.
    Find an auto window tint shop that also installs paint chip protection film. Ask if you can by some of the 3M Chip Protection Film from them (I got about a 12" piece of a 30" roll for $25). Then cut pieces to fit wherever you get cable rub or want protection and apply. It's totally clear and cables won't rub through it.

    If you get a long enough piece you can run a strip on the down tube to protect from rock spray and shuttle trucks. I'm not a obsessive clean bike guy but I figured this would help keep my frame looking fresh and protect it without being over the top. So far it's worked out great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    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.
    I just picked up some of the SIXC bars, let me tell you, these things are epic. Plenty wide, very light, and they seem to glow in sunlight ! They are well worth the cash and I highly recommend them.

    Oh and everyone's carbon nomads, these things are beautiful. Congrats on your great builds
    2013 Medium Santa Cruz Blur Trc in Matte/Silver, full XT kit, 1x10 with 32T wolftooth ring, 25 pounds 7 ounces

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    Has anyone confirmed whether or not the forks from Santa Cruz are 2011 Fox Forks? I have a hard time believing that Santa Cruz would build new bikes without the best available product on them. Also don't think that Fox would make a new fork, 36 180mm in two different stanchion material. Just be good to see if anyone has received a complete NomadC with fox forks on the bike and what year model that fork was.

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    I believe the kashima coating is only for the 36 and 40 fox forks. The 32 fox forks do not get the kashima coating. With the larger diameter stanchions and contact area it is harder to get the 36 and 40 forks moving which is why they went with the kashima coat.

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    The kashima coating is only available on aftermarket forks for 2011 and you will have to wait until 2012 for it to filter down to complete bikes. It will come on all 32, 36 and 30mm forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeachesN'Cream
    gticlay, or anyone really.

    Don't put velcro on your frame to protect it.
    Find an auto window tint shop that also installs paint chip protection film. Ask if you can by some of the 3M Chip Protection Film from them (I got about a 12" piece of a 30" roll for $25). Then cut pieces to fit wherever you get cable rub or want protection and apply. It's totally clear and cables won't rub through it.

    If you get a long enough piece you can run a strip on the down tube to protect from rock spray and shuttle trucks. I'm not a obsessive clean bike guy but I figured this would help keep my frame looking fresh and protect it without being over the top. So far it's worked out great.
    Or get this for the whole bike:
    http://www.frameskin.com/product.php?id_product=77
    ... or if that doesn't look like it'll work for NomadC, contact Alan at Frameskin and you'll find he's prob not far off having a template ready for one anyway.

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    I'm sort of thinking I should have bought another white bike. I was getting sick of white since my current aluminum one is white, but they look so damn good.
    "It looks flexy"

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    I put a kashima coated fox fork up against a black Nomad C the other day - the gold in the Kashima is a near perfect match for the gold around the SC stickers. The black Nomad C is made for Kashima, looks very sweet and balanced. You'll be right gticlay.

    Besides, when you ride the thing, you'll be in a different world to us ordinary bike owners...cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamK
    I put a kashima coated fox fork up against a black Nomad C the other day - the gold in the Kashima is a near perfect match for the gold around the SC stickers. The black Nomad C is made for Kashima, looks very sweet and balanced. You'll be right gticlay.

    Besides, when you ride the thing, you'll be in a different world to us ordinary bike owners...cheers
    Sweet. What I'm really hoping is that the stiffness of the Carbon frame will allow me to see what a bike feels to someone that's not so damn fat
    "It looks flexy"

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    Where's the mediums.......???????????

    In a few weeks I'm looking forward to having this big trailbike sitting somewhere around 27lbs in my shed

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    Hey Gripo how are you doing mate. Hasn't Tim got a medium. Have you been in to see one - I felt the back end, wow and wow. That is silly stiff. What a very special bike. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamK
    Hey Gripo how are you doing mate. Hasn't Tim got a medium. Have you been in to see one - I felt the back end, wow and wow. That is silly stiff. What a very special bike. Cheers
    Haven't been in there in person, believe only blacks available atm.....

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    I saw a white one on the display stand, but it might be a L. They have both colours, so it's good to decide on the colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamK
    I saw a white one on the display stand, but it might be a L. They have both colours, so it's good to decide on the colour.
    Must be a L or it's someone else's...... I have a M White on order, will be a few weeks so they say.....hope not though.....

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    Re Big Betty tires - to be honest, I can't give a super informed opinion on these tires, as I haven't tried any of their direct competitors. However, I can say that I'm quite impressed thus far. I come from a DH background, and these things compare quite favourably to the DHFs on my big bike. In fact, I originally had DHFs on the Nomad until the BBs came in, and when I switched, I didn't feel like there was a huge difference in traction. To be sure, there was some difference, but it wasn't as big as I expected. My good buddy is a big believer in Muddy Mary tires, and I hummed and hawed for some time before choosing. Ultimately, I figured the Big Bettys would roll just a little better without giving up too much on the downhill, at least in dry conditions. Everything is a compromise I suppose, and that's the one I chose. I'd like to think I'm right, but as I said at the outset, I'm really not too sure. All I know is that I'm happy so far.

    Re Velcro - ya, 3M tape or some other vinyl adhesive is great for protecting paint and, to some degree, the actual material of your frame, but it doesn't have some of the other benefits of velcro. Obvoiusly, its not going to be as protective. It also won't last in some areas, particularly those subject to chain slap. On that note, I've used adhesive velcro on my DH bike (around chainstays, etc) for some time now, and I gotta say its pretty damn awesome ripping downhill with nothing but the sounds of your freehub and rubber on dirt. With a long or even middle length rear derailleur, along with the metal surroundings of a front derailleur, its hard to get a 2x9 set up as quiet, but one can still try

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    is there one who have the weight of a nomad c in xl/air damper. sc says there are only 0,06 pounds between the nomad ant the blur in carbon - could that be right?
    Last edited by psisp; 07-07-2010 at 11:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbjtd
    Wow... nice rigs. However for close to the same price i think i'd go with this.... fun factor 10x ;>)

    No shite!

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    Sorry to contribute but I thought this was the Nomad carbon gallery? More chatter than pictures. Just sayin...

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    Last edited by gticlay; 08-05-2010 at 11:25 AM.
    "It looks flexy"

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    I'm in the same boat as you, gticlay. I've had the parts kit assembled for weeks now, just need a frame.

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    Any ride reports yet?

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    Finally Finish

    Here is mine... 14 kg. (30.9 lbs.) with pedals... Now let's go out and ride!
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    Wow, very nice...like the pic with the driver 8.

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    Looking forward to hearing how the SIXC cranks hold up; they look nice! Real nice build.

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    The picture looks like your right brake lever is hooked up to your front brake. I've seen some ex motorcycle guys set it up like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuuk
    The picture looks like your right brake lever is hooked up to your front brake. I've seen some ex motorcycle guys set it up like that.
    Plus NZ, Aussie, UK (not sure about the better part of Europe) and probably a whole bunch of other countries outside of the US. The pros and cons have been debated endlessly in other threads, with no real reason for changing from the motorcycle setup. IMO the front brake on the LHS makes for fugly cable-routing, but other than that it's personal preference.

    I would love to have a back-to-back ride on a carbon gonad and Mojo HD. Anyone ridden both?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El3ctroplatano
    Here is mine... 14 kg. (30.9 lbs.) with pedals... Now let's go out and ride!
    Man, you gave me some inspiration for my new bike! Awesome build! Congrats!

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    sweet build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black RONIN
    Man, you gave me some inspiration for my new bike! Awesome build! Congrats!
    Did you not like your Mojo HD?
    "It looks flexy"

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    EXACTLY! FOR MY MOJO HD! But it hasn't arrived yet!
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    Here's my black one. 29.4lbs without pedals.
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    How do you ride it w/o pedals? (j/k)
    "It looks flexy"

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    LOL.. I had it weighed at the shop before i brought it home and put my own pedals on it.

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    Yes, I need to cut some cables and knock the headset race down, I was just pretty stoked and wanted to take a pic now :0








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    that's a great black, gold/yellow combo. nicely done stunzeed - now go get it dirty!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed
    Yes, I need to cut some cables and knock the headset race down, I was just pretty stoked and wanted to take a pic now :0







    for me too much
    but awesome ride !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbjtd
    Wow... nice rigs. However for close to the same price i think i'd go with this.... fun factor 10x ;>)

    Shity geometry...I'll stick with a carbon Nomad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfmoto39
    Shity geometry...I'll stick with a carbon Nomad.
    Yeah, who wants a single pivot 69'er anyway?
    "It looks flexy"

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    You get the BLING award...very nice

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    27.4 lbs ftw.

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    Headset for Nomad Carbon

    What's the headset on that black nomad with the Lyrik fork?

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    Love the gold, nice job!

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    Dam mrbeef(I HATED WRIGHTING THAT) you make me want to sell my 08!Real clean...

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    How can you run a 2.2 tire on back? I blew out my Prowler Mx 2.3 and had to put my UST Mtn King 2.4 and it looks like a 1999 2.1 tire. So skinny!
    "It looks flexy"

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    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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    nice! i guess your black nomad c is the first one i saw that doesn't have gold accents
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    And the very first Bike on MTBR (at least that I see here!) to sport the new XTR! Very Nice!

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    Nice mate! Looks amazing. Where do you get the 980?

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    I got the 980 from the box of bits under the bench in my shop! Seriously though, I have most of the XC range available now, Trail will be a few more weeks, XT and SLX 10sp next week. Runs better than XX in as far as it shifts better and is quieter, and besides it matches the bike!

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    Posted some pics a while back - now have it with all the parts I wanted on it. Been riding it like I stole it - and it loves it! It is not as pretty as some of the other bikes here though!
    Weighs 28lb 4 oz.
    Nomad parts list:
    Race Face Sixc carbon bar – full length
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    Interesting choice on the XTR cranks with XT shifting. If anything I would have done the inverse.

    Also I'm sure those rims are nice, but the graphics on them kinda ruin the flow of the bike. Now if you could get your hands on some custom gold lamé stickers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523
    Interesting choice on the XTR cranks with XT shifting. If anything I would have done the inverse.

    Also I'm sure those rims are nice, but the graphics on them kinda ruin the flow of the bike. Now if you could get your hands on some custom gold lamé stickers...

    Yea, I would have gone with XT over XTR cranks too....and what were you thinking putting those ugly Edge composites on your bike

    On a serious note....your Nomad C is probably one of the best looking so far. Bling has no place on a mountain bike in my humble opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsthubbins
    Yea, I would have gone with XT over XTR cranks too....and what were you thinking putting those ugly Edge composites on your bike

    On a serious note....your Nomad C is probably one of the best looking so far. Bling has no place on a mountain bike in my humble opinion.
    Your "bling" statement is hilarious. I laughed pretty hard at that one. You're pretty disillusioned.

    What I was saying about the XT vs XTR thing is that I would have spent the extra buck on XTR shifters and derailleurs and run XT cranks instead of the other way around.

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    Is everyone whose opinion differs from yours "disillusioned"?

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    yes, because he doesn't see it your way.

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    Okay - I will give you my reasoning, however lame it may be! Rotating weight means a lot more to me than stationary weight. XTR shifters and derailers cost more and the weight savings is minimal and it does nothing to reduce the amount of weight you are cranking around and around as you climb the mountain! You are probably going to laugh at me for scrimping a little on the brakes and XT parts and then spending the ridiculous amount of money for the edge wheelset as well! But I have blown up a few rear derailers over the years on rocks and logs, so I have a hard time convincing myself to spend extra money on somthing that I know there is a good chance I will trash. I have never destoyed a wheel set - dinged a rim or two, knocked them out of true, but they were always still trueable/usable. It will be interesting to see how the Edge wheels hold up - I can tell you I am not giving them any mercy at the present time! Pick the rockiest line and launch off every rock I can! I love what some of these guys have done color coordinating there bikes - but I am too impatient too wait for all the parts too make everything look perfect color wise - I like too ride these babies! My only current thing I am thinking of changing on this bike is doing a 2x9 setup with a bash/chain guide as i have lost the chain a couple times - and one time it got wound under the ISGC tabs - thought I was going to have to remove the cranks to get it out! not a pretty picture when it is still 5 miles to the trail head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATM
    Okay - I will give you my reasoning, however lame it may be! Rotating weight means a lot more to me than stationary weight. XTR shifters and derailers cost more and the weight savings is minimal and it does nothing to reduce the amount of weight you are cranking around and around as you climb the mountain! You are probably going to laugh at me for scrimping a little on the brakes and XT parts and then spending the ridiculous amount of money for the edge wheelset as well! But I have blown up a few rear derailers over the years on rocks and logs, so I have a hard time convincing myself to spend extra money on somthing that I know there is a good chance I will trash. I have never destoyed a wheel set - dinged a rim or two, knocked them out of true, but they were always still trueable/usable. It will be interesting to see how the Edge wheels hold up - I can tell you I am not giving them any mercy at the present time! Pick the rockiest line and launch off every rock I can! I love what some of these guys have done color coordinating there bikes - but I am too impatient too wait for all the parts too make everything look perfect color wise - I like too ride these babies! My only current thing I am thinking of changing on this bike is doing a 2x9 setup with a bash/chain guide as i have lost the chain a couple times - and one time it got wound under the ISGC tabs - thought I was going to have to remove the cranks to get it out! not a pretty picture when it is still 5 miles to the trail head.
    Yeah, get yourself an ISCG stinger asap. Don't want to thrash your frame and pivot mounts. I like your thinking. Rotating mass affects your ride much more than a couple of grams on the rear derailleur or shifter pods. Yeah the XTR looks fickin' rad but big deal when you are trying to clear something tough.

    MY bike is 90% built..... but I have XT 10 speed on the way right this second. Should be here by Monday or Tuesday.... was planning on riding my new Carbon Nomad Sunday but now I'm thinking of waiting till the 10 speed stuff arrives. I'm going 1x10 after all.... I have NO idea what my bike will weigh, but here is what my build will be:

    2010 white Carbon Nomad
    Either a 2011 RP23, a Pushed FloatR, an RC4, or a DHX-air. I have all those shocks because my Firebird uses the same shock size
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    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsthubbins
    Is everyone whose opinion differs from yours "disillusioned"?
    No, only those whose comeback insults are thinly veiled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523
    Interesting choice on the XTR cranks with XT shifting. If anything I would have done the inverse.
    I went the same way BATM did, XT RD/FD and shifters are pretty tough and performance-wise they are pretty much the same as the XTR. Now, the precision of the XTR drivetrain is outstanding. Went with XTR cranks, cassette and chain on my Pitch. Plus the XTR cranks are nice and strong. Brakeset is Elixir too, but the CR carbon version though. Anyway, nice spec all the way. Love those EDGE rims. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523
    No, only those whose comeback insults are thinly veiled.


    So....since my opinion on the appearance of a bicycle is different than yours, I'm "disillusioned".....but only because my comeback insults are thinly veiled. Otherwise I would be entitled to my opinion?

    Ouch, my head is hurting.

    Not sure what you're taking offense to.....If it's the sarcasm from my original post, I apologize. I just didn't like the fact that after the numerous compliments on your bike another guy posts his and you proceed to tell him whats wrong with it. If you're taking offense to the fact that I like his build better than yours then screw you....it's my opinion and I can think what I like. You have a sweet bike, I'm just not a fan of blinged out mountain bikes. You obviously are and that's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black RONIN
    I went the same way BATM did, XT RD/FD and shifters are pretty tough and performance-wise they are pretty much the same as the XTR. Now, the precision of the XTR drivetrain is outstanding. Went with XTR cranks, cassette and chain on my Pitch. Plus the XTR cranks are nice and strong. Brakeset is Elixir too, but the CR carbon version though. Anyway, nice spec all the way. Love those EDGE rims. Enjoy!

    XT cranks are just as strong as XTR, if not a tad stronger, and the XTR shadow derailleur with XTR triggers is a more precise shift than the XT, which I have always felt was way too clunky. Also with the XTR shifter you get multi-release for upshifting, which is nice for the descents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    How can you run a 2.2 tire on back? I blew out my Prowler Mx 2.3 and had to put my UST Mtn King 2.4 and it looks like a 1999 2.1 tire. So skinny!
    The 2.2 works fine for where I ride, plus it's ridiculously light.

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    Hi here is my baby nomad carbon....just done my setup yesterday..
    Love it n enjoyed it alot...

    total weight w pedals 27.5lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsthubbins


    So....since my opinion on the appearance of a bicycle is different than yours, I'm "disillusioned".....but only because my comeback insults are thinly veiled. Otherwise I would be entitled to my opinion?

    Ouch, my head is hurting.

    Not sure what you're taking offense to.....If it's the sarcasm from my original post, I apologize. I just didn't like the fact that after the numerous compliments on your bike another guy posts his and you proceed to tell him whats wrong with it. If you're taking offense to the fact that I like his build better than yours then screw you....it's my opinion and I can think what I like. You have a sweet bike, I'm just not a fan of blinged out mountain bikes. You obviously are and that's great.

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    27lbs

    Here's mine.

    Weighs in a hair under 27lbs.

    You can check out more pics here:
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    MRP Lopes guide
    Formula One Brakes with Ti Bolts and R1 two-piece rotors
    KS i900r seatpost with crankbrothers lever
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    I want to see that weight hanging on a bike scale! seems very light for the parts you have on it. If it is that light I am going to be looking at changing some parts! Good looking bike! I love the white bikes, makes me want to change colors!
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    Here you go. First ride last night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikedrd
    Here's mine.

    Weighs in a hair under 27lbs.

    You can check out more pics here:
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    The Build
    Medium Frame, RP23
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    Stans Kit
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    XTR Cranks, 34t ring
    XTR pedals
    MRP Lopes guide
    Formula One Brakes with Ti Bolts and R1 two-piece rotors
    KS i900r seatpost with crankbrothers lever
    Carbon railed saddle
    Cane Creek headset, flush upper (way lighter than King)
    2011 Float RLC 36, Kashima
    Thomson 70mm stem
    Edge riser bars
    Racers edge grips

    Parts-wise your bike is nice, but aesthetically it looks like all the rest. White frame, white fork, white wheels. It's becoming a new trend these days, and few can escape it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523
    Parts-wise your bike is nice, but aesthetically it looks like all the rest. White frame, white fork, white wheels. It's becoming a new trend these days, and few can escape it.
    Not much different than going black on black on black now is it?
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeef523
    Parts-wise your bike is nice, but aesthetically it looks like all the rest. White frame, white fork, white wheels. It's becoming a new trend these days, and few can escape it.
    I know. Not really a trend following decision so much as lack of choices, a bit. My only choice was the grips, which was "might as well" decision.

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