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    This is mine :)



    Sold the aluminium Nomad and bought a carbon one instead!

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    A bit hard to see, but there is a sweet Nomad Mk2 getting dirty in Sedona in both these photos....



    Sedona 2012 - a set on Flickr
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    nice bike~!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fk3chung View Post
    nice bike~!!
    Thanks man!

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    I have a 2012 Kashima RC4 on the way. My plan was to get a Nomadc frame to replace this one but the V-10c won out. Here's a dirty pic of my Mad (28.63 lbs clean, 30.75 lbs by the time this ride was done. Yes, I weighed it, lol).
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    Sick man! I would pack up to 25 pounds of mud on my race quad at times! Love the dirty look!!!

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    My Ride

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    Nice build Beamer, with coil all around, but what's the weight?
    Probably around 15-16 kilos? (35-36lbs)

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    Is that Stock, or did you get it through the new CCCP?
    Gloss or satin finish?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806 View Post
    Nice build Beamer, with coil all around, but what's the weight?
    Probably around 15-16 kilos? (35-36lbs)
    Thanks. You're right on the money, it's ~35lbs. It's no weight wienie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dansMTB View Post
    Is that Stock, or did you get it through the new CCCP?
    Gloss or satin finish?

    Thanks
    It's just a raw finish brushed, no clear coat.
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    My Nomad (final version).





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    Looks great. I've said "final version" about mine as well. I think I'm on final version 5.0, lol.
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    Thx!
    I am afraid one's never really finished building a bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kleinerHai View Post
    My Nomad (final version).




    Beatifull just need some I9am wheelset in green...

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    Last upgrades for my N2.
    Full X0,XTR cranks+e-13.

    13,3 Kg(29,39 lb)


    Licensed to confuse...

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    Powder Coating: New Life For An Old MTB Frame | Mountain Bike Blog || SINGLETRACKS.COM

    Some of you may have seen this already but I had my Nomad repainted so it looks new.
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    SIXC cranks added. More changes to come in the next short while. Wonderful cell phone pic.
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    Heres myne: 2012 Nomad Clear.

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    And that´s my friend Jony Anderson Nomad´s, also a 2012 like myne.

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    This pic is of our first ride whith the new Nomads, a trail through the tropical jungle which is 20 kilometers long here im my hometown Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro-Brasil. Note all bikes are Santa Cruz Bicycles.

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    New paint job.


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    Update of my rig.
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    Latest update for 2012:
    -Fox 36 VAN 160 RC2 (last year on production, very hard to find new now)
    -Crank Brothers mallet 3 SPD pedals or DMR Vault flats
    -Continental Rubber Queen 2.4 UST front tire
    -Selle Italia Flyte Max gel-flow saddle

    Now 36 months on, and still going strong, best bike ever, will never need anything else (almost given it up, for a Knolly Chilcotin, but personal circumstances did not allow it).
    Nevertheless, I am so happy with my trusty Nomad now!
    Sorry for the bad cellphone pics.
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    Switched over to a 1x10 drivetrain. Weight is 28.21 lbs. iPhone pic (I really need a camera).
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    * Frame Size & Color: Matte Black Nomad (L)
    * Fork: Lyrik RC2DH
    * Brakes: Elixer 5
    * Cranks: XT 38x26
    * Front Derailleur: SLX
    * Rear Derailleur: XT
    * Chain Device: MRP 2X
    * Pedals: Forte Flat Pedals / XT trail clipless
    * Handlebar: Atalas 780mm
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO
    * Front Rim: Stans Flow
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro 2
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 321
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: XT

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    Just built it up last night

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    To prepare for a race there is nothing better than a good pheasant, some champagne and a woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipes10 View Post
    Switched over to a 1x10 drivetrain. Weight is 28.21 lbs. iPhone pic (I really need a camera).
    That is a sexy bike!
    "It looks flexy"

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    Wonderful bike!

    Can you tell me, if the decals are just stickers or if they are under the clearcoat?

    I am thinking about pulling the trigger on a NOMAD AL, but I´d like to put on retro Santa Cruz decals.

    Greetings and thanks a lot!

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    Clear coat

    Hey Zarf,
    The stickers are clear coated over, as best as I can tell. There is no way to hook a fingernail under them. I didn't specify as to how I wanted the bike painted etc as I was getting a "bro deal" and didn't want to look a gift horse in the mouth. I'm pretty sure you can order your bike with paint and decals to your liking from SC.

    Hope this helps.

    PS the DHX rc4 is the bomb. Get it. It's worth the extra oz's.
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    Anyone 5'7" running a small? Been riding a medium for a few seasons now and thinking about switching to a small.
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    This is mine
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    Updates during this season/ summer:
    -50mm stem, with 750 bars (was 65 and 711 previously) > much better, feels same lenght top tube-wise, but with more leverage and better nose pick-up.
    -Evolver ISX 6 shock and air volume reducers for Float R (been using both shocks), both have their sides, but ISX is a better overall as it allows lower airpressures and better small bump sensitiveness
    -Specialized Black lite post
    -Spank spike pedals
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    Nice bikes. Always liked Nomads. The mk1.5 (tehdually's bike) always looked better to me than the mkII. Its the top tube slope and it just looks more badass to me. Although the mkII would likely fit my riding style more than the mk1/mk1.5s.

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    Update on mine. Running an angleset to get the HA at 65.4* and loving it so far. Other changes since last pic include Muddy Mary FR 2.35" tires (won't ever change again) and X0 Trail brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex31 View Post
    For folks in this SC forum....





    Spec as follow;
    Santa Cruz Nomad Lime Green Powercoated M size 2012
    Fox DHX RC4 Kashima
    Fox 36 Van 160 Fit RC2 Kashima

    cockpit
    handlebars - RaceFace Sixc Carbon Handlebar 2011 730mm
    stem - RaceFace Diabolus D2 Stem - Limited Edition 2012 50mm/0 degree
    grips - RaceFace Grips Diabolus Grips With Locks Brown
    brakes - Hope M4 Special Edition 203mm F&R
    seatpost - Thomson Elite InLine Seatpost 30.9mm 410mm BLACK
    seat - WTB Saddles Silverado Lopes LE 55 Saddle 2011 Black - Ti Rails
    pedals - Time Pedals Clipless - MTB Z Freeride Pedals Black

    wheels
    front hub - Chris King 20mm Mango
    rear hub - Chris King Funn bolt upgraded Mango
    rims - ZTR Flow Mango
    spokes - Wheelsmith

    front tire - Maxxis Highroller 2.35 UST
    rear tire - Maxxis Ardent 2.25 UST

    gears
    shifters - XTR 9 Speed
    front der - Shimano SLX Front Mech Top Swing 9sp M665 34.9mm -Dual Pull -36-22T
    rear der - Shimano Saint Rear Mech 9sp M810 Mid Cage
    cranks - Shimano Saint Chainset Double M810-2
    bash- Saint
    cassette - Shimano XT Cassette 9 Speed M770

    Where did you get those hoops? planning to build myself new wheelset and the one slapped on yours is what I plan to... can you share details where you purchased them? thanks... I'm in the Philippines by the way... thanks!!!

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    Sorry for the ignorance but not up to speed on everything, whats the difference between a nomad and a nomad MK2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saddle pimp View Post
    Where did you get those hoops? planning to build myself new wheelset and the one slapped on yours is what I plan to... can you share details where you purchased them? thanks... I'm in the Philippines by the way... thanks!!!
    Hi Pimp,

    Got those locally in Singapore and in limited numbers. If you have mates in singapore, get them to hup leong (distributor) or Two wheel action (build mine there)..

    cost about the $200ish..

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    Quote Originally Posted by saddle pimp View Post
    Where did you get those hoops? planning to build myself new wheelset and the one slapped on yours is what I plan to... can you share details where you purchased them? thanks... I'm in the Philippines by the way... thanks!!!
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    Idea!

    FYI, mine is mango colours, not gold... Not found in project 321

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    My Weekend pleasure.....

    The bike cheks:

    Freeride / Enduro Gravity 's Alu SC Nomad - rizwan.rizal's Bike Check - Vital MTB (Click the link)
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    Just picked up the frame.... more to come. At least there's one function I can try out before its built up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tehdually View Post
    This is mine
    NICE!

    (fyi, i posted the same question at the carbon nomad gallery)
    can anybody tell me how to fit the cb opium wheelset on an aluminum nomad? afaik, the opium rear hub is 150mm and the nomad is made for 135mm. i've seen nomads on the net which are equipped with this wheel. how can this be done? thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boost View Post
    NICE!

    (fyi, i posted the same question at the carbon nomad gallery)
    can anybody tell me how to fit the cb opium wheelset on an aluminum nomad? afaik, the opium rear hub is 150mm and the nomad is made for 135mm. i've seen nomads on the net which are equipped with this wheel. how can this be done? thanks!
    Must be the Iodine wheelset which is available in either 135 or 142TA and 20mm front.
    http://=http://www.bikebling.com/Cra...3-wheelset.htm
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    Must be the Iodine wheelset which is available in either 135 or 142TA and 20mm front.
    I wish they were indeed Iodines (in red). That would make things a lot easier for me.

    BUT they are really Opium wheelsets on Nomads...
    I'd post a link to pics but it says I need 10 posts before I'm allowed to

    How do they do it?!

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    Contact Crank Brothers. Pretty sure I remember that people can custom build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boost View Post
    I wish they were indeed Iodines (in red). That would make things a lot easier for me.

    BUT they are really Opium wheelsets on Nomads...
    I'd post a link to pics but it says I need 10 posts before I'm allowed to

    How do they do it?!
    Could be a Transition special build. I know they ran CB stuff for their team at least last year. I could see the them needing that build. You would be well served with a set of Chris King hubs built with Stan Flow rims. Mine are pretty light and super bulletproof having held up with almost no truing for quite some time including multiple trips to Whistler bike park. LOVE them.

    The thing about 150 hubs - the disc is in the wrong place for 142 and 135 frames so it can't be the 150 hub. I wouldn't be surprised if the rims are the same for Iodines. Why would this even be such a big deal? Don't make no sense to me.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    Could be a Transition special build. I know they ran CB stuff for their team at least last year. I could see the them needing that build. You would be well served with a set of Chris King hubs built with Stan Flow rims. Mine are pretty light and super bulletproof having held up with almost no truing for quite some time including multiple trips to Whistler bike park. LOVE them.

    The thing about 150 hubs - the disc is in the wrong place for 142 and 135 frames so it can't be the 150 hub. I wouldn't be surprised if the rims are the same for Iodines. Why would this even be such a big deal? Don't make no sense to me.
    To be honest I really just want the Iodine wheelset in red. CB doesn't make them and reserves the red color for the Opium. I was excited when I saw these Nomads with Opiums on them but couldn't figure out how it was installed.

    I currently have Hope Pro 2s, Wheelsmith spokes and 819 Mavics. This is more than enough for my skill level. But I've always wanted a Nomad and now I'm seriously considering to upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boost View Post
    To be honest I really just want the Iodine wheelset in red. CB doesn't make them and reserves the red color for the Opium. I was excited when I saw these Nomads with Opiums on them but couldn't figure out how it was installed.

    I currently have Hope Pro 2s, Wheelsmith spokes and 819 Mavics. This is more than enough for my skill level. But I've always wanted a Nomad and now I'm seriously considering to upgrade.
    The ones you were asking about look orange on my screen.
    "It looks flexy"

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    This guy has a set of red Opium rims laced to a 135mm hub. Again, contact CB as I'm pretty sure you can custom build wheelsets (ie: iodine rims on 150mm, Opium rims on 135mm, etc...). You can also try contacting the guy in the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipes10 View Post
    This guy has a set of red Opium rims laced to a 135mm hub. Again, contact CB as I'm pretty sure you can custom build wheelsets (ie: iodine rims on 150mm, Opium rims on 135mm, etc...). You can also try contacting the guy in the link.
    That's exactly what I'm aiming for. Thanks pipes

    I'll see how I can manage to order or have this done from where I am (Hong Kong) but I'm sure there's a Crank Bros distributor here.

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    '09 SC Nomad Mk2 alu: best AM/Enduro bike by far still going strong!!!
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    mk2

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    Overhauled my Nomad this past year:

    - new front triangle [went from XL to L]
    - painted rear triangle to match [sort of!]
    - Velocity P35 rims + Hope Pro II hubs
    - Conti Trail King 2.4" setup tubeless
    - Shimano Zee 10spd with 11-36 cassette + new SRAM chain
    - fresh RaceFace 32T ring + MRP GS SL guide
    - Kona Wah Wah pedals
    - Selle Anatomica saddle
    - Spank bars
    - had Avalanche tune my Fox DHX Air 5.0
    - installed SC Pro Pack in VPP



    My bike feels new!



    How she looked when new.
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    We pimped out my GF's Nomad as well - mostly the Velocity P35 rims on her stock hubs + Conti Trail King tires in 2.4"....
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    I installed the eThirteen TRS dual chain guide on my Nomad. Whenever I am in the large chainring and a lower gear in the rear and back peddle the chain will want to slide over on the pulley wheel, then drop to the smaller chain ring. How can I stop this, it's quite annoying? I have the pulley as far forward as it can be slid (32 tooth chain ring) and I have the chain guide rotated as far clockwise. Any thoughts?

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    anyone know if you can swap the rear triangle from a 2010 to the new 142x12 rear triangle?

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    Man vikb your bikes are fantastic.

    Great colors!

    The GF will be happy!

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    nice bikes all of them!!!!...

    are some one interested in selling your frame???... I have a Talas 32 - 1.5in ST - 150mm Travel -15mm TA to use... Im between small and medium size...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Znarf View Post
    Man vikb your bikes are fantastic.

    Great colors!

    The GF will be happy!

    Greetings Znarf
    Thanks! The GF's turned out super nice. She's stoked. We'll be taking both bikes to Sedona AZ to get 'em dusty!
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    Lets see those new Nomad Mk2's-nomad.jpeg New to me 2010, loving it so far.

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    I'm planning to use a TALAS RC2 180 mm. Will this be a huge improvement with my Float 36 160 mm??? Or can I get 180 float instead? any feedback for those who have tried it is much appreciated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by saddle pimp View Post
    I'm planning to use a TALAS RC2 180 mm. Will this be a huge improvement with my Float 36 160 mm??? Or can I get 180 float instead? any feedback for those who have tried it is much appreciated...
    No it wont be a huge improvement ( or even a improvement),Talas is know for having more stiction than a Float,you wil gain in travel but loose in front tire grip and spolied your geometry.Keep your money and spend it elsewhere.

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    thanks for the reply... how about an angle set? what's the stock HA on a 160 mm Fox Float? How much will I add? .5, 1, 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saddle pimp View Post
    thanks for the reply... how about an angle set? what's the stock HA on a 160 mm Fox Float? How much will I add? .5, 1, 2?
    I'm not sure how you are using your bike but I am acutally lowering my fork on my nomad tonight from 170mm to 160mm to actually have a steeper headangle because I have been having a fair amount of front tire slip. if you have to climb alot of your rides don't make the front end of your bike too tall or slack. it will really kill your climbing performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saddle pimp View Post
    thanks for the reply... how about an angle set? what's the stock HA on a 160 mm Fox Float? How much will I add? .5, 1, 2?
    If memory serves me correct, the HA with a 160mm Float and a CC XXII bottom cup (stack of about 10-12mm) is 66.5*. I'm running an Angleset to slack it out by a degree and its at 65.4*. I'm really not noticing much hindrance when it comes to climbing but it feels amazing on the descents.
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    will try it out, i have a cane creek angle set lying around, still haven't got the chance to swap it out. I'll start with 1 degree then check if there is any noticeable change...

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    In my opinion, -1 Angleset is pretty much a must for Nomad. The default 67 HA is outdated for a bike in this category and makes the bike feel like xc/trail bike. Angleset makes it like a modern AM/Enduro bike, and is much more confidence inspiring on downhills.

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    a slacker angle would be the answer then? this would be my first time to play around with angle head sets so any advice with this set up is much appreciated. thanks guys!!!

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    bought and built this nomad in january. finally got to ride it as the snow has melted. Let me tell you the CCDB air is awesome. Wish i could afford one for my other bike. KS LEV on the way


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    I can't believe there haven't been any new posts in this thread since 2013!!

    We've got 2 Nomad Mk2's in the garage that are still going strong in the PNW as our winter bikes.

    I just pulled out my Nomad and I'm swapping in some fresh parts to get it ready for the wet winter season.

    - new SLX brakes
    - upgrading rotors to 203/180 from 185/160
    - new SLX rear dérailleur
    - new chain
    - new Conti Trail King 2.4" rear tire
    - servicing suspension at both ends

    I keep telling myself that when I wear this bike out I can have a new ride, but I can't seem to kill it. All the main components are going strong since I bought it in 2009. It's still quiet and no issues with the suspension at all.



    I need to inspect the GF's Nomad and see what it needs before winter riding starts.

    Soi far I know I need to:

    - service the suspension at both ends
    - new Conti TK 2.4" rear tire
    - new brake pads
    - check chain wear and maybe replace

    Who is still riding the MK2 Nomad? Post up something and let's keep this thread alive.
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    Lets see those new Nomad Mk2's-20150921_142231_hdr-01.jpg

    Still going strong for me!

    Lets see those new Nomad Mk2's-dscf4436.jpgLets see those new Nomad Mk2's-dscf4437.jpg

    Updated to 11 speed recently and M8000 brakes on the way as I'm planning to do the epic trail in Mt Buller, Australia in November. So I figured some component refresh would be good.

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    Still rocking my Nomad 2C. Picture taken on Tunnel Vision at Whistler in July this year. I'd love a Nomad 3 or Bronson 2 but still very happy with my current ride.

    Lets see those new Nomad Mk2's-tunnelvision.jpg

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    So little Nomad Mk2 love on MTBR these days.

    I busted my Nomad out as it's winter here in the BC version of the PNWet. Decided to add a bit of fender action to keep my butt dry and protect the expensive bits of the bike from the constant stream of gritty water and mud that is our local trail riding for the next 5 months.

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    The Nomad still rides amazingly well and holds it's own against bikes that are 7yrs younger than this 2009 model.

    If you are still rocking a MK2 post up a photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post


    So little Nomad Mk2 love on MTBR these days.

    I busted my Nomad out as it's winter here in the BC version of the PNWet. Decided to add a bit of fender action to keep my butt dry and protect the expensive bits of the bike from the constant stream of gritty water and mud that is our local trail riding for the next 5 months.

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    The Nomad still rides amazingly well and holds it's own against bikes that are 7yrs younger than this 2009 model.

    If you are still rocking a MK2 post up a photo.
    I agree... mostly are rocking the latest Nomads... still rocking mine...Went COIL front and back... might install a PUSH linkage soon... still in the fence though...


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    I've got a Pivot Mach 6 as my summer bike and ride the Nomad in the winter. I got my rear shocked tuned by Avalanche and it's 1000% better.

    My only real compliant with the bike is that it's heavy compared to the new carbon wonder bike. I get tempted to tear it down and rebuild it with bling parts, but then I get cheap and figure heavy is better in the winter for training purposes and really do I want to trash a fancy bike in our PNWet slop-fest?

    You've got a nice looking rig there.
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    Here's mine, 2011 Nomad 2 Carbon, all coil at 31.5 lbs still rides great though the Bronson 2 looks very nice and could easily figure in future plans.
    Lets see those new Nomad Mk2's-img_0542.jpg

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    Here's mine


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    Great to see the MK2's being posted. Looks like some sweet rides.

    I figure in 2019.....10yr after she was made I'll take my MK2 down to Santa Cruz to shred and roll it into the mothership for a visit.
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    Another Nomad 2...

    Drive side photo might have been more interesting.. x0 crank, x9 type 2 rear.

    Thinking of upgrading the rear shock... anybody experience with the Debonair?

    Works 1.5 angleset waiting to be installed...

    Lets see those new Nomad Mk2's-foto-15-05-15-14-38-50.jpg

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    Got out for a nice late afternoon ride yesterday. Rode until it was getting hard to see in the forest without lights and then cruised back to my car.



    Nomad Mk2 is such an amazing bike. Buying it was one of the best decisions I've made in my riding career and one a smiles/$$ basis it is way out in front of any other bike I have owned.
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    Bit of a grave dig but....

    My new (to me) Nomad C.
    Fox dhx rc4 w/ ti spring and push link.
    Fox 36 talas 180 -160.
    Easton haven carbon wheels.
    Ks lev 150 dropper.
    X9 10sp drivetrain.
    Zee brakes.
    Zee cranks.

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    Nomad Mk2 [red] and Nomad Mk1 on ground [gunmetal] ^^^ working our way around the trails clearing trees after a storm.

    It's a worthy thread to keep digging up.

    My buddy upgraded to a new bike and gave his Nomad Mk2 to his son...a year later he's on pinkbike looking to buy a used one for himself as he really misses it.
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    Got the Nomad out for the winter season here in the PNWet. At ~8lbs heavier than my summer bike it's a workout rolling this beast around, but she rides great and is a lot of fun.

    Was on a ride yesterday with two buddies on the latest bigger wheeled carbon wunder bikes. This obsolete Nomad cleaned more climbs and lead the pack on many of the descents.
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    The Nomad taking a break mid-ride yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrentD View Post
    Still rocking my Nomad 2C. Picture taken on Tunnel Vision at Whistler in July this year. I'd love a Nomad 3 or Bronson 2 but still very happy with my current ride.

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    Nice. Keep riding the Mk2 and get a Nomad Mk7 when they come out with hover jets!
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    Not the bike's fault there are chubby middle aged folks spoiling the photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Nice. Keep riding the Mk2 and get a Nomad Mk7 when they come out with hover jets!
    Great suggestion! Recently back from a week in Queenstown, NZ on mine and couldn't have been happier with the bike. It's already booked for its third trip to Whistler next year, such a great bike for the Sea to Sky corridor.

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    I'm going to try and jam a 26" x 2.75" Surly Dirt Wizard into the rear of my Nomad. I think it can swallow 26+.

    I'm just on the other side of the Strait of Georgia from Whistler. Wave when you get there.
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    We got a rare dump of snow here on Vancouver Island so I got the Nomad out and we shredded the trails.



    I sold my fatbike after moving to the coast. My 2.4" Trail Kings were more than enough rubber for today's conditions. I got up and down 95% of what I normally ride.



    Despite a lot of sticky snow hanging off the bike it pedalled, shifted and braked just fine.



    Because it was a weekday and snow riding isn't a thing around here I got first tracks on most of the trails.



    It's supposed to dump another 10cm+ tonight. I might get out early tomorrow so I can beat the weekenders and score some more fresh tracks.
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    We don't get many significant snowfalls on the south end of Vancouver Island so when things got white this weekend I made sure to get out for a ride. Once again 2.4" tires were more than enough to cruise the trails.

    I suspect that will be the last snow my Nomad sees this winter.
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    Replaced the lower link and the axles in my nomad c and took her for a quick spin. Feels much, much better.


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    Nice, loving the Roo in the background

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishGent View Post
    Nice, loving the Roo in the background
    Yes. Even the Roo is thinking "Nomad C Mk2? Nice! That's a classic bike."
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    Deep in the forest in search of singletrack...
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    Took the Nomad to Squamish this weekend since it's got fenders and forecast [and reality] was wet. Great riding on this bike.

    I think that's the last ride this season and time for my summer bike to get dirty. The Nomad will need some love before I ride it again. So time to decide if it will be my winter bike again next year or if it will get hung up for a long rest.
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    Stripped, cleaned, polished.
    Now 1X11
    Ready to shred.........



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    Nice. ^^^

    Sad to say I finally sold my Nomad Mk2. At least I will get to keep seeing it as I sold it to a friend. The GF is keeping her Mk2 for this winter at least so we'll still have one SC in the garage.
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