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    Quote Originally Posted by persing
    Hi Krolik, how does it ride with Rohloff? Isn't an unsprung mass in the rear too much obvious?
    It is noticible but can be tuned on the shock. This is mainly why I went with the ccdb.
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    thats one sweet sweet ride fidib. nice build~

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidib
    Hi all!!!

    What do you think about the color???
    its hot`n`fresh

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidib
    Hi all!!!

    What do you think about the color???

    I'm still testing my new Nomad 2009 vs my old Nomad 2006...

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    Man, you just answered what I've been asking myself all the time - how would a pair of Yodines look on a Jalapeno Nomad? - and damn, it looks GOOD.

    I hope mine is coming soon and it is a Jalapeno as well. This is indeed a beautiful color.

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    w00t, so excited, most of the stuff for my build has arrived, it gets built this afternoon, pick it up tomorrow then putting hubbys nomad together (the one he stole off me) for a sweet ride on sunday. So excited!

    For those interested here is the build blog http://www.flickr.com/photos/nordynz...7621565835268/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordy
    w00t, so excited, most of the stuff for my build has arrived, it gets built this afternoon, pick it up tomorrow then putting hubbys nomad together (the one he stole off me) for a sweet ride on sunday. So excited!

    For those interested here is the build blog http://www.flickr.com/photos/nordynz...7621565835268/
    Nordy, this bike will look wicked. Please, post the pics as soon it's up!

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    http://www.vorb.org.nz/now-bike75-t98036-30.html thats teh build in progress

    And yes my mechanics name really is ChickenMan
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    Nordy, I know you'd lose the X-0 shifters red clamps, but why not trying some Matchmakers? I have them on both my bikes and they work very well, plus it really gives a clean look to the brake lever/shifter area.

    BTW, the 36 is tapered?

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    i was going to get match maker but i wanted the red :P when matchmaker comes in red then i will get matchmaker

    i asked and no 1.5 steerer top to bottom.
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    Tapered is when the steerer tube is 1.5" by the crown and slims into a 1.1/8" on the way up to better fit a regular stem.


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    seems odd to me, mine is 1.5 from top to bottom.
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    Nordy, just checked your mechanic's update and it's almost done! Liked the blue bits along the red ones!

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    hes even ordered teh dinner of champions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black RONIN
    Man, you just answered what I've been asking myself all the time - how would a pair of Yodines look on a Jalapeno Nomad? - and damn, it looks GOOD.

    I hope mine is coming soon and it is a Jalapeno as well. This is indeed a beautiful color.
    My first choice was a Ano Slate... but finally I only a could get the Jalapeno or wait some months (her in Spain). I allready had the orange iodia and I was i shock about the mix... but finally I think is something new.

    Now my conecern is to test some rear coils shoxs and see how perforn in the new Nomad2.

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    loving the red, loving the blue, better pics to follow later. including a pic of old nomad with new nomad
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    old bike and new bike side by side.

    old bike is 16.3kg new bike is 14.7kg.... w00t for weight reduction.
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    yeowch! ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    that hurts my eyes...

    nice parts but the colors don't agree with my stomach....
    maybe it's my monitor... yeah, that's probably all it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordy
    old bike and new bike side by side.

    old bike is 16.3kg new bike is 14.7kg.... w00t for weight reduction.

    Nordy, How are the Nobby Nic's working for you guys???
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    @A. Nony Moose the colours work really really well, thats not a great photo of them.

    @Lowball really happy with them, switched from Maxxis and wont go back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordy
    @Lowball really happy with them, switched from Maxxis and wont go back.
    Isn't it more of a "xc type"? How has it been for trail/light freeride? Good grip, no damage to side wall, etc???
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    I am running tubeless Nobby Nics front and rear and my bike is more of an XC setup but hubby is running a Nobby Nic front and Muddy Mary on the rear and his is more of a FR setup and hes been running them for a good six months now and he reckons no problem at all. He wont go back to High Rollers which everyone here swears by as the cool stuff tyre of choice.
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    Nordy, the bike is beautiful. Don't you have more pics of it, profile and details? I really liked how the red/blue parts connected. Congrats!

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    Thanks
    I didnt want to flood the thread so put all the pics in my Flickr Build Blog http://www.flickr.com/photos/nordynz...7621565835268/

    I will take more once the new cranks turn up. They are still on a boat somewhere in the ocean.... Blue Raceface Atlas FRs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordy
    Blue Raceface Atlas FRs
    yes, the ultimate blue bling...

    Today I just got my Mallets in silver with red springs. They are last year's model, but got a smoking deal 50% off, so I nailed them. So far so good, I just need to know which color is my frame to pick the other parts. Anyway, planning my way to Europe next year, and NZ is in the plans. Maybe I run into you guys when I'm over there!
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    Well looks like I will be getting a black PC Nomad2 in a month or so as the mediums are out of stock at the moment. I'll be swapping parts from my Transition Double frame (which I must also sell). Thankfully all the parts with the exception of the seatpost, headset, and chainguide will transfer over. I'll post pics when she's done but here's the build for now (a little beefy):

    Frame - black PC Nomad2 (medium)
    Shock - RC4
    Fork - Lyrik coil u-turn
    Wheelset - 823s on red Hope Pro 2s
    Brakes - Juicy 7 w/ Straitline levers
    Crankset - '09 Saint
    Shifter - X9
    Rear mech - X9
    Guide - Gamut p20 (32-34t)
    Cassette - PG990 11-32t
    Tires - Minion DHF 1ply 60aTubeless front, Highroller 60a Tubeless rear
    Post - Joplin R
    Saddle - TBC Freeride (will more than likely get a SLR TLD Phobia)
    Seat collar - Deity Choker
    Chain - PG991
    Bar - EA70
    Stem - Thomson Elite X4
    Grips - Lizard Skinz Logo lock-ons
    Headset - Cane Creek Double XC Flush II
    Pedals - Atomlab Aircorp
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    I'm 180#s, the Santa Cruz and TF Tuned sites both say I am a 400-450 spring rate. Anyone have any insight on which would be the better choice for me? If not no worries as I will just get both and sell the one I don"t need.
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    @Black RONIN thats why I went red and blue, orginally thought I was getting white (seriously not my fav colour), then they sourced me a Liquid Blue but that's the same colour as my old Nomad so then they found me the Green which I love. But red and blue theme goes with all the colours the Nomad comes in (well the ones i will buy anyways)

    The Mallets you got, are they the grub screw ones or the old style with end plates? I am now on 50/50s due to ankle issues but hubby uses the grubscrew mallets on my old bike and he loves them. Only downside is the grubscrews are shredding his shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pipes10
    I'm 180#s, the Santa Cruz and TF Tuned sites both say I am a 400-450 spring rate. Anyone have any insight on which would be the better choice for me? If not no worries as I will just get both and sell the one I don"t need.

    I'm 170# and had to go with a 350 spring in order to achieve a 30% sag. Originally I had the 450.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricardo12
    I'm 170# and had to go with a 350 spring in order to achieve a 30% sag. Originally I had the 450.

    Thanks very much for the info. I'm gonna start with a 400 and drop it down if it's too firm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitek79
    So I've had a the bike for a couple of weeks now and f-ing love it! It was everything I hoped for and more. Here's a few pictures. I swapped out those hideous Nevegals and put my Command Post and this bike climbs unbelievably.





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    I think we talked briefly at Chimney Gulch. You had a flat. I have a Ano green MKII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordy
    The Mallets you got, are they the grub screw ones or the old style with end plates? I am now on 50/50s due to ankle issues but hubby uses the grubscrew mallets on my old bike and he loves them. Only downside is the grubscrews are shredding his shoes.
    I got those with the plates, Mallet M. Originally I considered the 5050, but these came in at my LBS and I decided to get them. They look nice, and they are not heavy, only 460g for the pair. Couldn't test them yet, but I'll set them up on my 575 this weekend for a ride. But I will probably buy a pair of 5050XX as well, I like flat pedals.

    So far this is what I've got:

    - XT wheelset 20mm
    - SLX cranks (w/ XT small ring) and front derailleur
    - XT 11-34 cassette, chain, shifters and rear derailleur
    - RT-79 180/160 rotors
    - Joplin R seatpost
    - Gobi XM saddle
    - Mallet M pedals
    - MonkeyLite XC handlebar (but strongly considering the MonkeyBars EA70 instead)
    - Peaty lock on grips
    - Hope black skewers (will use only the rear), spacers and seatpost collar
    - 2010 TALAS 36 RC2 on the way
    - Still deciding if I go with Hope or XT for brakeset, but will probably go with the XTs for the value.

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    I went with the peaty grips just for the red clamps they came with.

    Looks like a nice build so far, when do you anticipate riding it by? I know my build was 6 months in the planning/buying/building.... worth the wait though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordy
    I went with the peaty grips just for the red clamps they came with.

    Looks like a nice build so far, when do you anticipate riding it by? I know my build was 6 months in the planning/buying/building.... worth the wait though.
    I forgot to mention my Peatys are black and came with the red lock rings as well! They are awesome, I'm already riding them (another pair, in white with red/blue lock rings) on my Yeti and they are very good, nice grip and comfortable.

    I think I'll have to wait for a month or so yet. I'm waiting for 3 months now, since my original order was on a BLT2 (was between the BLT2 and the Nomad, went with the BLT, but never stoped wondering what if it was a Nomad...), but after two and half months they send me a Blur XC carbon instead! They asked me if I wanted to keep the order on the BLT, and I decided to go with the Nomad then! And to avoid any chances of them sending me the wrong frame again, I placed an order with 3 color choices; if the first choice was not available at the moment, then there would be a 2nd and then a 3rd to pick from. The first choice is Jalapeno, the second is Slate and the third, White. Now I'm only waiting to know which color they got for me, so I can get either a red or black CK HS and BB. I really want the green, and if I get it, I'll probably order a red Hope skewer and grip doctors too. It won't be that much flashy, but the small red bits will be nicely spotted! But all that red stuff will look good on the white too...

    But I'm also getting a white Mojo SL with all red links, and all the white stuff (fork, pedals, grips, brakeset and saddle) on my 575 will be transfered to it, so I've got enough "flash" for a lifetime! I'm even getting a red SRAM mech like yours to match the links and make it even more unbareable to look at!

    So the Mojo will be the light XC bike, the 575 will be my heavy duty trail and the Nomad, well, it will be the Nomad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    Is that Mt Falcon?

    I think we talked briefly at Chimney Gulch. You had a flat. I have a Ano green MKII.

    -Simon
    Yup, that's me! I ended up having a second flat with those Nevegals. Got my Maxxis on there and no such issues.

    The last picture is actually from Morrison Slide at Matthews Winters.

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    Yo im about 5'9-5'10. what size would you guys that have rode alot of them mk2's suggest?

    im thinking a medium?

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    I'm 5'9" and on a medium. Fits great.

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    I'm 5.985" and ride a medium.

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    5'10" and ride a large... FWIW, Mk2 Nomad mediums are smaller than most IMO

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    I know this is some kind of uncommon question, but could anyone please be so courteously and post pictures of the rear dropouts? With and without tire installed?

    Thanks a lot in advance!

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    Not the full bike yet...

    Got this beauty yesterday. The build will have to wait till next week when I get back from Whistler...

    The ano green looks amazing in person. Waay better than the pics.
    The scale reads 6.9lbs... for a Large frame. Not too bad... haha. I was actually surprised.

    Can't wait to build it up. Will post pics when I get back!




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    Nice to see all these Jalapenos showing up!
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    Well i made the plunge. After owning a Blur LT 2 for 6 months i decided to get a Nomad.

    Here it is. Unsure of weight or how it rides yet!

    Specs

    Frame - Small
    Shock - Cane Creek Double Barrel Ti 375 spring
    Fork - Fox Vanilla RC2
    Wheelset - Hope ProII with Stans Flow rims & tubless conversion
    Brakes - Avid Elixir
    Headset - Chris King Devolution
    Seatpost - Gravity Dropper Turbo
    Crankset - SLX
    Shifters Sram X9
    Rear Der - Sram X-9
    Front Der - XT
    Chainguide - Blackspire Stinger
    Bars - Pro Moto Salsa Flat 710mm


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    That is beautiful. How tall are you? Please post more pics if you have any.
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    why switch to nomad

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    Could anybody please be so kind and post photos of the rear dropouts?

    Thanks in advance!

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    1 more month to go. so looking forward to my nomad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabarinza
    Could anybody please be so kind and post photos of the rear dropouts?

    Thanks in advance!
    There are some close up pics on the Nomad section of the SC website:
    http://www.santacruzmtb.com/nomad/index.php?details=1
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabarinza
    Could anybody please be so kind and post photos of the rear dropouts?

    Thanks in advance!
    try here, just click on the frame picture for more details:
    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/mo...omad-5163.html

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    Thanks guys for the links.
    But I would need a much more detailed photo, especially from the left one. Couldn't someone be so kind and grab his camera and post one or two pics? I'd be really grateful.

    Greets from Vienna!

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    As I posted earlier, I was originally going to swap parts from my Double over to the Nomad once I get it (looks like mid Sept) but I decided to keep the Double too. So my Nomad build has changed a little with some high end parts that I found on sale or used but still new. Here's the updated build (changes in bold):

    Frame - black PC Nomad2 (medium)
    Shock - RC4
    Fork - Lyrik coil u-turn
    Wheelset - Crank Brothers Iodine (orange)
    Brakes - Elixir CR Carbon
    Crankset - '09 SLX
    Shifter - X0
    Rear mech - X0
    Guide - Gamut p20 (32-34t)
    Cassette - XT 11-34t
    Tires - Minion DHF 1ply 60a Tubeless front, Highroller 60a Tubeless rear
    Post - Joplin R with a Thomson Elite for back up
    Saddle - Selle Italia SLR TLD Phobia
    Seat collar - Deity Choker
    Chain - Dura-Ace
    Bar - EA70
    Stem - Thomson Elite X4
    Grips - Lizard Skinz Logo lock-ons
    Headset - Cane Creek Double XC Flush II
    Pedals - Deity Decoy
    Bar Ends - Hope


    I always told myself that I would never run X0 anything and stick with X9 but the X0 were less than the price of the X9 (used). The build should be in the 32 lbs range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pipes10
    Brakes - Elixir CR Carbon

    Shifter - X0
    Rear mech - X0
    Cassette - XT 11-34t - Have you thought about the SRAM PG-990 here???
    Chain - Dura-Ace

    I always told myself that I would never run X0 anything and stick with X9 but the X0 were less than the price of the X9 (used). The build should be in the 32 lbs range.
    You will not be disappointed with the X0! That's my exact setup but with the 990. I can see why you would match XT with Dura-Ace chain though...maybe a bit lighter too.

    And I hear the Elixir's are sick! Awesome modulation! They will be my next upgrade whenever I decide I need new brakes. Have the Juicy 7's with dangerboy levers and love them but even more modulation/stopping power would be sweet.
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