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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    Re XT deraileurs, I to have never broken one but i did end up twisting two of the 06~07 models. As I was getting a bit over shelling out for for a mundane bike part I went a LX. A few years,a few stick attacks and a few bikes latter Im still using this LX deraileur on my BLT2. Im not sure but maybe the old LX resists being twisted out of wack due to the steel rear plate in the parallelogram.

    The absolute durability winner of any deraileur I have ever owned is an 1996 short cage XTR. This deraileur has been on so many bikes and it was only 9 speed that put it out of action only to be dragged back from retirement when I learned how crap 9 speed was (in the early days). It now recides on my renovators delight, a 99 GT STS theroplastic carbon fibor wunder bike. The STS is ... another story...
    I can vouch for an XTR M950. (the flat grey looking one) 8spd, using it for over 10 years. I currently have it on my Chameleon which I purposely setup 8 speed. Shifts sooo much better than 9 speed. Just set it and forget it...

    Funny you should bring up the STS... I snapped the headtube clean off mine about 1 year after I got it...
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    Don't wanna be an @ss, there's a plenty of good talk/info here, but the BLT2 pic thread started pretty much this way... lot of words, not as many pics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black RONIN
    Don't wanna be an @ss, there's a plenty of good talk/info here, but the BLT2 pic thread started pretty much this way... lot of words, not as many pics...
    I think most of us are hanging out in here waiting for our bikes to get shipped. At least that's my situation. I got no pics to post.....yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black RONIN
    Don't wanna be an @ss, there's a plenty of good talk/info here, but the BLT2 pic thread started pretty much this way... lot of words, not as many pics...
    Sorry mate

    and sorry for no Nomad in action photos but Im out of action due to an incompatibly issue regarding the interface between my shoulder and hard ground which occurred last Sunday on my BLT2. Result, two torn ligaments in my shoulder and no riding for six weeks .

    Hopefully this nice pic of my latest understated-bling will help make up for my ramblings...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    I think most of us are hanging out in here waiting for our bikes to get shipped. At least that's my situation. I got no pics to post.....yet.

    -Simon
    I got my new Nomad about a month ago, but live in New England. So with the single digit temps and the onslaught of snow we've had over the last month and half now, I haven't been too motivated to it get built just yet. But I've got 98% of the parts now and temps are suppose to drop into the 40's this weekend, so I might be able to get it built up and photo'd soon. I really do hate winter...

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    A couple pics of mine on the trail. Pretty rushed, but its something. Ive put over 60 miles and almost 10k on this bike in 3 rides and it just keeps getting faster. I love it.



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    i love this bike! and red is a great color! don΄t know why all the guys buy white ones.....
    can΄t wait til i get mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxracer33x
    I did! Actually I got it and a case of the stomache flu as well. bad enough I didnt even touch the frame till this morning. Here is a quick shot in the mess tonite. Ill take it for a spin tomorrow then hopefully really beat on it on Sunday.

    29.5 pounds. XL Nomad Frame was 7lb 6 oz. Thats 0.5 lb heavier than the XL Anno BLT2 Frame.

    I gained .5 lb in the frame and .5 in a 2 step Lyrik, then a 3 oz in a headset and stem for the 1.5 fork.

    I like the look of that classic steel surly singlespeed in the back. That also looks like a fun bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricone
    I like the look of that classic steel surly singlespeed in the back. That also looks like a fun bike!
    thats my "spare parts bike" I bought the frame/fork off ebay for a steal, and then got a seatpost and stem and some SS chainrings/cogs. It handles really well and is a complete change from the Nomad or blur. This weekend will be my first SS race, should be interesting. I use it for training and cylocrosss stuff mostly, but its a pretty sweet commuter as well. Im even ditching the camel back for the race, since I have a biek wit hwater bottle cages I might as well use it! It will be sporting a frame pack for the nostalgiac look as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveDH
    i love this bike! and red is a great color! don΄t know why all the guys buy white ones.....
    can΄t wait til i get mine
    In my case it was "white" or wait. It was nearly five months from when I put down my deposit till when I got my bike so I was so, so over waiting. I wanted a red one but the SC importer nabbed that one as his personal bike.

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    My 09 Nomad

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    Hi all
    New To MTBR This is me on my new Nomad on the Negro canyon single track above Donner lake in Dec. Its my first mtb, I really love it! Have some parts on order to "make it my own" The pictures don't do the red justice.
    Look forward to a lot of riding this year, been to Auburn and Chico ( upper bidwell ) so far this winter.
    See ya on the trail
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    Quote Originally Posted by Underdog13
    Hi all
    New To MTBR This is me on my new Nomad on the Negro canyon single track above Donner lake in Dec. Its my first mtb, I really love it! Have some parts on order to "make it my own" The pictures don't do the red justice.
    Look forward to a lot of riding this year, been to Auburn and Chico ( upper bidwell ) so far this winter.
    See ya on the trail
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    Hi Underdog, sweet looking bike. When did you order it?? Mines still "coming" ha ha!! What are the specs?? What are you planning to change or replace on the ride?? Welcome to Mtbr and SC!! You should have a blast on that machine!!
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    Thanks Red PeeKay
    Glad to be here. I got my bike through a friend of a friend so I never really ordered it. I had the money put aside and was looking for a bike and was told one day that there was a red
    09 nomad available.
    Frame is a medium
    lyric 2 step fork
    fox dhx air shock
    sram xo shifters and r/d shimano f/d
    truvative noir cranks
    dt swiss wheel set
    bike came built this way. I don't have anything to compare it to but I have been told its a great bike! I come from a bmx background so just getting used to it. I am going to put a longer stem on it for a bit more room it came with a 60mm syncros so going up to 80mm
    putting a blue hope seat post clamp on it, some new tires and going to a 185mm rear disc as well.
    I am also a big fan of Chris King stuff( all my bmx bike have King stuff on them ) so I will be putting on a 1.5 blue headset and building a wheel set with blue king hubs. I am really used to the ring drive feel of the Kings. I might also play around with the bars at some point. I know I could leave it alone and be fine but bikes are my hobby and I love making it custom.
    Really like the Hammerschmidt but I think the verdict is still out on that for the nomad right now.
    Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by mxracer33x
    A couple pics of mine on the trail. Pretty rushed, but its something. Ive put over 60 miles and almost 10k on this bike in 3 rides and it just keeps getting faster. I love it.
    MXRacer, is that rear RWS a TB? If so, how did you manage to fit it in the ST hub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black RONIN
    MXRacer, is that rear RWS a TB? If so, how did you manage to fit it in the ST hub?
    Its just a RWS skewer. Not the big hefty bolt on. It is a notable improvement over a QR though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underdog13
    Thanks Red PeeKay
    Glad to be here. I got my bike through a friend of a friend so I never really ordered it. I had the money put aside and was looking for a bike and was told one day that there was a red
    09 nomad available.
    Frame is a medium
    lyric 2 step fork
    fox dhx air shock
    sram xo shifters and r/d shimano f/d
    truvative noir cranks
    dt swiss wheel set
    bike came built this way. I don't have anything to compare it to but I have been told its a great bike! I come from a bmx background so just getting used to it. I am going to put a longer stem on it for a bit more room it came with a 60mm syncros so going up to 80mm
    putting a blue hope seat post clamp on it, some new tires and going to a 185mm rear disc as well.
    I am also a big fan of Chris King stuff( all my bmx bike have King stuff on them ) so I will be putting on a 1.5 blue headset and building a wheel set with blue king hubs. I am really used to the ring drive feel of the Kings. I might also play around with the bars at some point. I know I could leave it alone and be fine but bikes are my hobby and I love making it custom.
    Really like the Hammerschmidt but I think the verdict is still out on that for the nomad right now.
    Thanks again
    Cheers
    Nice Friend!! That's some really nice gear on your bike!! Like you I've upgraded the headset to a silver CK, upped the brakes to 203mm. Totem air on the front and coil on the back, mavic crossmax sx wheel set. Will drop down to a double ring + bash. Undecided on the seat post clamp, I've been reading some ordinary things about the SC clamp that comes with the bike, however will wait till the bike arrives. Like you I'm still umming and ahhing about the hammerschmidt, particularly at what they want for it. Will let time be the ultimate judge on that. Happy riding mate!!
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    Anyone ride both the Nomad MK1 and the Nomad Mk2?...I know there were some changes made, but with the same components is there any practical difference in the ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb
    Anyone ride both the Nomad MK1 and the Nomad Mk2?...I know there were some changes made, but with the same components is there any practical difference in the ride?

    Comparing a 2007 to a 2009, The 2009 remains more active throughout the stroke, and pedals better standing or sitting. It is hard to know why the differences occur, due to 2 completely different shocks on the bike. A DHX Air on the 07 and a Monarch on the 09.

    The 2009 has a 1* slacker headtube than my 07, at 66*, but it turns alot better than the 07. I dont notice any brake jack, and the braking traction has improved with the new VPP design, this is one of the most noticable changes (on a LT2 or 09 Nomad).

    Again the 2009 feels more nimble than the 2007, yet descends with alot more confidence. On very rough terrain at about 28 mph the 2007 would start to get pretty nervous, but the 2009 seems to track a bit better in the high speed, allowing you to go faster. Testing on the same trails resulted in higher speds with alot less effort.

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    Thanks for this feedback on the comparison between the current and previous model. I've been looking for this kind of information. If anyone else has more to add I'd love to hear it!

    Quote Originally Posted by mxracer33x
    Comparing a 2007 to a 2009, The 2009 remains more active throughout the stroke, and pedals better standing or sitting. It is hard to know why the differences occur, due to 2 completely different shocks on the bike. A DHX Air on the 07 and a Monarch on the 09.

    The 2009 has a 1* slacker headtube than my 07, at 66*, but it turns alot better than the 07. I dont notice any brake jack, and the braking traction has improved with the new VPP design, this is one of the most noticable changes (on a LT2 or 09 Nomad).

    Again the 2009 feels more nimble than the 2007, yet descends with alot more confidence. On very rough terrain at about 28 mph the 2007 would start to get pretty nervous, but the 2009 seems to track a bit better in the high speed, allowing you to go faster. Testing on the same trails resulted in higher speds with alot less effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    Thanks for this feedback on the comparison between the current and previous model. I've been looking for this kind of information. If anyone else has more to add I'd love to hear it!

    I would love to see some more detailed comparo's as well. I am thinking of trading my 08' frame for an 09' mainly for the longer top tube and better pedalability. Im not sure I understand the diffrent headangle though. I thought they did not change that? They are both listed at 67?

    Thanks!

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    here is another one in white....

    hey there, i built one up in white, my favorite color and i am rally happy with it.
    i am rally impressed with the float 36, really amazing fork!
    here are the specs:
    Frame – Santa Cruz Nomad 2 (09) L
    Rear shock – Monarch 3.3
    Front shock/fork – Fox 26 FLOAT RC2 09 1.5”
    Handlebars – FSA Gravity Pro 710mm
    Stem - thomson elite x4 onepointfive
    Headset – Cane Creek Double X 1.5
    Grips - Sunline Logo Thick, with endcaps
    Saddle – WTB Pure V Pro
    Seatpost – Nuke Proof Warhead
    Front brake – Avid elixir 203mm
    Rear brake – Avid elixir 185mm
    Cranks – Shimano SLX M665
    Chainguide – will be a e13 some time soon
    Chain – SRAM PG971
    Pedals – Wellgo MG-1
    Front derailleur – SRAM X9
    Rear derailleur – SRAM X9 medium cage
    Front shifter – SRAM X9
    Rear shifter – SRAM X9
    Cassette – Shimano XT M770 11-34
    Front hub – DT Swiss 340
    Rear hub – DT Swiss 340 with xlite QR
    Front rim – Spank Subrosa
    Rear rim – Spank Subrosa
    Spokes – DT Swiss Competition
    Nipples - hard
    Tyres – for now Conti Mountain King 2.4(more 2.25), for the rough stuff prob. Big bettys or rubber queens
    Tubes – Michelin Aircomp ultralight 2.1
    Total weight – beween 13.5 and 14kg

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    hellow jurgs, how tall are you ? do u find the x4 stem a thad too short ?

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    Bad photo, but so far I`m loving the bike!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jurgs
    hey there, i built one up in white, my favorite color and i am rally happy with it.
    i am rally impressed with the float 36, really amazing fork!
    here are the specs:.......


    Spokes – DT Swiss Competition
    Nipples - hard
    Tyres – for now Conti Mountain King 2.4(more 2.25), for the rough stuff prob. Big bettys or
    Funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    Funny.
    Think I might go out and grease up my nipples ...

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    [QUOTE=jurgs]hey there, i built one up in white, my favorite color and i am rally happy with it.
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    Damn, another white nomad in Oz! They're getting to be a bit garden variety..... may have to switch to the anodised grey (sorry about that aardvark..... I can hear a heart breaking from up here!! )
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    [QUOTE=Red PeeKay]
    Quote Originally Posted by jurgs
    hey there, i built one up in white, my favorite color and i am rally happy with it.
    /QUOTE]

    Damn, another white nomad in Oz! They're getting to be a bit garden variety..... may have to switch to the anodised grey (sorry about that aardvark..... I can hear a heart breaking from up here!! )

    dont worry too much, since mine is moving on, its going to go home (santa cruz in april)and then to germany,
    might be a while for it to be seen in oz again after that....
    its a nomad after all

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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    Think I might go out and grease up my nipples ...
    lucky they supply a greasy gun these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cup
    hellow jurgs, how tall are you ? do u find the x4 stem a thad too short ?
    182 cm, or almost 6ft. i feel like its a great size for me, enough legroom and all,
    sometimes when climbing steep stuff i feel like a little mit more weight on the front could be a good thing though...

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    [QUOTE=Red PeeKay]
    Quote Originally Posted by jurgs
    hey there, i built one up in white, my favorite color and i am rally happy with it.
    /QUOTE]

    Damn, another white nomad in Oz! They're getting to be a bit garden variety..... may have to switch to the anodised grey (sorry about that aardvark..... I can hear a heart breaking from up here!! )

    yeah yeah, just another white Nomad!!! Nothing a couple cans of spray paint from Auto Barn wont fix...

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    Okay, not the best photo, but here is my Nomad:



    Build:
    Frame: Large Santa Cruz Nomad
    Shock: Fox DHX 5.0 Coil with 500 lbs RCS Ti Spring and Rock Shox shock hardware
    Fork: Fox FLOAT RC2
    Headset: Chris King 1.5 with 1.125 Devolution Kit and Chris King Spacers
    Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
    Bars: Truvativ Holzfeller World Cup - 1.2 Rise
    Grips: ODI Ruffian Lock-Ons
    Brakes: Avid Elixir-CR Carbons with 185 mm Rotors F/R
    Derailleur: SRAM X.0 SS
    Shifter: SRAM X.0 Rear only with SRAM Flak Jacket cable/casing kit
    Cranks: Shimano XT with 32 Shimano Ring
    Guide: E13 STS with SRS wide boomerang and 36t SuperCharger
    Chain: SRAM PC991 Cross-Step PC-II
    Cassette: SRAM PG-990 11/34
    Pedals: Straitline SC Platforms
    Seat Post: SDG I-Beam
    Seat: SDG Bel-Air SL I-Beam Saddle
    Seat Clamp: Salsa Flip Lock
    Wheels: Mavic EX721 36 Holes with Hadley Racing Hubs, DT 14/15 Comp Spokes and Pro Lock Nipples
    Tires: WTB Prowler MX's 2.4 F/R

    Total Weight: 33.75 Lbs

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    hey guys, got a off topic question that i'd like to ask regarding cassette, how do u choose between a 11-34 and a 11-32. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jurgs
    182 cm, or almost 6ft. i feel like its a great size for me, enough legroom and all,
    sometimes when climbing steep stuff i feel like a little mit more weight on the front could be a good thing though...
    How are you getting along with a 36t ring, i've got a 34lb Nomad and switched back to 32t. For all round riding the 36t was just too much for me and i didn't like it at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cup
    hey guys, got a off topic question that i'd like to ask regarding cassette, how do u choose between a 11-34 and a 11-32. thanks
    Generally most people will run a 11-32 but for people that do alot of climbing, will choose a 11-34 as it would be easier uphil.

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    I run a single ring up front, even though it's a 32, I still prefer a 11/34 for longer rides and lots of climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridge_Rider
    Okay, not the best photo, but here is my Nomad:

    This is my favorite white Nomad so far, love the supple use of blue
    I also have a white one but I dont have he patience to color coordinate my bling Mines white , black and grey.

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    so far i am ok with it, i am more wondering if the 22 at the front is smaller than i ever need?
    and 24 would probably make the shift smaller and more usefull...


    Quote Originally Posted by A MAN CALLED HORSE
    How are you getting along with a 36t ring, i've got a 34lb Nomad and switched back to 32t. For all round riding the 36t was just too much for me and i didn't like it at all.

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    ok thanks guys. will post my bike when i get it. will be up hopefully by end of 09's july..

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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    This is my favorite white Nomad so far, love the supple use of blue
    I also have a white one but I dont have he patience to color coordinate my bling Mines white , black and grey.
    Thanks! I didn't want to go too crazy with the blue or the white for that matter, so I just picked a few key parts and ran with the blue. The blue in the forks decals and the anno blue stuff on the fork and shock definitely help to tie things together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridge_Rider
    Thanks! I didn't want to go too crazy with the blue or the white for that matter, so I just picked a few key parts and ran with the blue. The blue in the forks decals and the anno blue stuff on the fork and shock definitely help to tie things together.
    It looks nice. If it were mine, I'd do Silver or black pedals and a black or clear bashguard i/o white... but that is just me. I like all the other blue!
    "It looks flexy"

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    Moar pics of Nomad Mk2's with Totems?

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    [QUOTE=Ridge_Rider]Okay, not the best photo, but here is my Nomad:


    Build:
    Frame: Large Santa Cruz Nomad
    Shock: Fox DHX 5.0 Coil with 500 lbs RCS Ti Spring and Rock Shox shock hardware
    Fork: Fox FLOAT RC2
    Headset: Chris King 1.5 with 1.125 Devolution Kit and Chris King Spacers
    Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
    Bars: Truvativ Holzfeller World Cup - 1.2 Rise
    Grips: ODI Ruffian Lock-Ons
    Brakes: Avid Elixir-CR Carbons with 185 mm Rotors F/R
    Derailleur: SRAM X.0 SS
    Shifter: SRAM X.0 Rear only with SRAM Flak Jacket cable/casing kit
    Cranks: Shimano XT with 32 Shimano Ring
    Guide: E13 STS with SRS wide boomerang and 36t SuperCharger
    Chain: SRAM PC991 Cross-Step PC-II
    Cassette: SRAM PG-990 11/34
    Pedals: Straitline SC Platforms
    Seat Post: SDG I-Beam
    Seat: SDG Bel-Air SL I-Beam Saddle
    Seat Clamp: Salsa Flip Lock
    Wheels: Mavic EX721 36 Holes with Hadley Racing Hubs, DT 14/15 Comp Spokes and Pro Lock Nipples
    Tires: WTB Prowler MX's 2.4 F/R

    Total Weight: 33.75 Lbs

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    What do you mean by "Rockshox Hardware" - did you put the aluminum through pin on it? How much was that stuff? The steel through pins I've been buying are $20 per end and really heavy - feel like lead.

    Also - you could get a red set of those pedals and match the knobs on the FOX. I really like your bike - it's built almost like mine is but you have the ti spring that I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    What do you mean by "Rockshox Hardware" - did you put the aluminum through pin on it? How much was that stuff? The steel through pins I've been buying are $20 per end and really heavy - feel like lead.
    I swapped out the stock Fox bushings in favor of Rock Shox hard annodized hardware which is much easier to remove and its Teflon impregnated, which really seems to free up the shock a lot. It's like $15.00 per side, which is a bit pricey but I think it's worth it.

    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Also - you could get a red set of those pedals and match the knobs on the FOX. I really like your bike - it's built almost like mine is but you have the ti spring that I want.
    Thanks!

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    hey guys, may i know which chain guides will be good for the nomad mk2 ? i plan to run 2 chain rings up front and a 11-34 rear cassette . thanks for the inputs guys

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    Blackspire Stinger.
    I have had great luck with mine. Zero chain drops and much less chain slap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cup
    hey guys, may i know which chain guides will be good for the nomad mk2 ? i plan to run 2 chain rings up front and a 11-34 rear cassette . thanks for the inputs guys
    I'm running the ISCG05 Stinger but DMC makes a nice looking one that is very close to the same design and E.13 makes one called "DS" which looks slightly beefier than the Blackspire or the DMC. The e.13 has a steel back plate all drilled out and a fully enclosed bottom roller. I researched the heck out of them because nothing was in stock but I ended up finding a Blackspire last second before ordering the e.13. I'm happy with it except the pan head screw heads stick out and rub on the granny chainring bolts so I spaced out the cranks 1.4mm till I get bolts that sit flush.

    Also, you can see pics of the stinger on my bike here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridge_Rider
    I swapped out the stock Fox bushings in favor of Rock Shox hard annodized hardware which is much easier to remove and its Teflon impregnated, which really seems to free up the shock a lot. It's like $15.00 per side, which is a bit pricey but I think it's worth it.



    Thanks!
    You don't happen to have the part numbers do you?
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    Here you go:

    Info: Rock Shox 1/2" eyelet shock mount hardware 21.8mm x M8

    Part #: 11.4115.012.000

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    My Nomad in Moab, Utah yesterday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vik


    My Nomad in Moab, Utah yesterday...
    Is that the first time riding your Nomad? It looks like it has never hit the dirt before. Nice bike!

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    My Nomad in Moab, Utah yesterday...
    Sweetness. I can't wait to get my out to Moab!

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    what pedals are those vik ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67degrees
    Is that the first time riding your Nomad? It looks like it has never hit the dirt before. Nice bike!


    Yup...first time on dirt... Did some urban assault back in Canada, but didn't have the heart to take her out on the sloppy winter trails....I've got a Pugsley for that!...

    Quote Originally Posted by cup
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    Those are NRG Slabalanche pedals. Nice low profile BMX pedals.

    My buddy got some Kona Wah-Wah pedals that look similar. NRG is a Canadian company so I'm not sure how easy they are to get in the US - assuming that's where you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxracer33x
    A couple pics of mine on the trail. Pretty rushed, but its something. Ive put over 60 miles and almost 10k on this bike in 3 rides and it just keeps getting faster. I love it.



    Man that looks a lot like chico....

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    It is

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    Quote Originally Posted by vik
    Yup...first time on dirt... Did some urban assault back in Canada, but didn't have the heart to take her out on the sloppy winter trails....I've got a Pugsley for that!...
    Whereabouts in Canada is that shot??? Everything around here is covered in snow!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red PeeKay
    Whereabouts in Canada is that shot??? Everything around here is covered in snow!!

    Does this look familiar???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red PeeKay
    Whereabouts in Canada is that shot??? Everything around here is covered in snow!!


    Moab!...

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    Amazing pic. And nice Flickr gallery as well. This pic is now my desktop wallpaper. I still will visit Moab. One of the most beautiful places on Earth.

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    Just got an email from my LBS here in Canada...... nomad frame ships next week and wheel set is in Montreal. Should arrive same time!! Whooo hooooo
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    im getting the new 09 nomad with R AM build this friday
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    $2300! Wow that's a great deal. I was quoted $3100 on the exact same build. Where did you get it at?

    Please post some pictures I'd like to see some detailed shots before I put down my deposit, as my LBS doesn't stock and SC bikes.

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    yep ! i got a really really smokin deal and i couldnt let it pass.

    i will post some pics up soon as i get it.
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    hey guys, i'm about 230 lbs and thought of going air over coil, is that a wise option ? or i should stick to good old coil. if i go for coil, should i go with SC website recommendation or something different. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbie Wan Kenobi
    yep ! i get pro-discount and management discount..

    i will post some pics up soon as i get it.
    pro deal prices...
    EP prices..
    Bro deal prices...

    IMO not something you should be posting on public forums.

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    I see there is some here running the RS Monarch 3.3 on their Nomads Mk2. How is the shock doing so far?

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    those of you with the new truvativ aka 1.5 stem, what is the actual stack height on it? i've rear 38mm and 45mm from diff sources... one will work one wont for me. thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJensen
    those of you with the new truvativ aka 1.5 stem, what is the actual stack height on it? i've rear 38mm and 45mm from diff sources... one will work one wont for me. thanks!
    Mine is 45mm. Same as syncros AM 1.5

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    Good job! From Med. '06 to Large '09... thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Red PeeKay
    How do you find the handling, ride etc when comparing the two there Phil?? Interested to hear your feedback. I'm 6'2" with probably longer arms and legs, but have a large on order.
    Hey Red,

    Had my first ride out on it yesterday, in the snow and ice albeit…

    The large felt much more balanced than the medium for me. I had to have the saddle well back on its rails with a setback post on my medium. With the large, I'm sitting nicely at mid rails on the saddle, obviously much more efficient pedaling.

    I did some measurements and the TT is about 1" longer and the wheelbase is also 1" longer (old Med. Nomad to '09 Large). This made a huge difference. I stayed with a 90mm stem, so I was able to fit the cockpit just a tad more stretched out than the medium with the layback. I have to say, it felt great, even in the tight stuff, where I thought the wheelbase would be a problem.

    Some basic thoughts about the ride itself; it had a very snappy takeoff! Very noticeable from one bike to the other (my buddy was on a medium '07 and we switched back and forth a few times). The bike simply felt light and sprightly underneath me. The travel, although reduced on the new model, felt bottomless. My sag was set at 30% and the bike didn't feel at all like it was sluggish on the flats. I felt sluggishness with the old one when I set it really plush. I bottomed it out once, I think, and this was from a 2 ft. to flat drop. I may have to add some air to the shock.

    So far I'm extremely pleased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black RONIN
    I see there is some here running the RS Monarch 3.3 on their Nomads Mk2. How is the shock doing so far?
    i got the rockshox monarch 3.3 that came with my bike, i know youre probably concerned of those reviews. i was on the same boat until i tried it ! i was suprise how the monarch handled my weigth at 240 lbs without loosing any air at all, that was my first concern so i went and checked it from time to time when i was riding this weekend..

    i set it at 200 psi before the ride and it stayed the same after the ride, so far so good "knock on wood" im very suprise on how the monarch perform you can set it in 3 different settings, i personally dont even lock it out, i click the lever in the middle for climbing and click the lever to the right for going down..

    the monarch is pretty beef'd up for an air shock without the piggy back, really easy to set up, and to be honest i didnt even bottom that thing out ! just make sure to rub some 5w oil on the stachion before and after you use it.. the stiction f**ks up the internals and thats how f**k em up, this is off some forum that ive read regarding this shock..

    but i rub oil on my suspensions anyways so it doesnt matter, well incase anything messed up with my rockshox suspensions theres a local mechanic here that i know that went to SRAM academy. he can pretty much fix anything by SRAM.. so thats a plus on my ..
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    Got any pics of your new ride Newbie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cup
    hey guys, i'm about 230 lbs and thought of going air over coil, is that a wise option ? or i should stick to good old coil. if i go for coil, should i go with SC website recommendation or something different. thanks
    At 230, I would say go coil, but I sounds like some people are having good luck with the Monarch 3.3. But I think you'll like a coil better. As far a which coil, I don't know much about that. Fox dhx coil is pretty popular but there are better quality ones out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimx1cr
    Got any pics of your new ride Newbie?
    yep ! my first upgrades are bunch of stickers to cover some cable rub spots, plus to add a little bit of red coz the bike is too darn white..

    not the best build yet but it will get there, but suprisingly enough i was very impressed with all the parts that came with the RAM build. i never like narrow bars, long stem, avid juicy fives, raceface stuff, i pretty much didnt like anything that came with it BUT from the way my bike performed this weekend i dont even know if i wanna change anything haha. the bike is very color co-ordinated with this build by the way !






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    my next upgrades will make this beast sick !

    i dont know if im going shimano yet though i could get the whole groupo for less than $600 + tax oops ! hahaha, my bro is also in the phillipines right now and he could probably get it alot cheaper there, i will find out..

    im truly a SRAM fan and also its the cheapest route for me.. kinna diggin the 09 stylo oct mirror black to match my fork stachion..

    im getting a lyric coil and im also planning to convert my 302 domain to 318 without lokcout.
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    Is it just me or does your saddle seem especially low?

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    I was told mine would be here in about two weeks. We shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimx1cr
    I was told mine would be here in about two weeks. We shall see.
    Will keep my fingers crossed for you jim What colour?? Specs??
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    It is exactly like Newbie's. White with an R AM build. You can see the spec of that kit at SC's website. It was really the only way for me to get a nomad on my budget. It is for sure a step up from my Spec FSR XC. I gained allot of travel and didn't get a bike that is any heavier. My FSR weighs in at 33 lbs, about the same as this nomad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimx1cr
    It is exactly like Newbie's. White with an R AM build. You can see the spec of that kit at SC's website. It was really the only way for me to get a nomad on my budget. It is for sure a step up from my Spec FSR XC. I gained allot of travel and didn't get a bike that is any heavier. My FSR weighs in at 33 lbs, about the same as this nomad.
    Did you get it as is (ie. as per the RAM build) or swap some stuff in?? I did that with the X.9 build, used that as the basis and varied the specs to suit!
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    Yes, as per the RAM build. Was the only way to keep it within my budget.

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    As was said in another thread. The monarch shock won't be available for some time. I'll more than likely upgrade to the DHX Coil. Hopefully it gets here this week.

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    That is friggin sweet. Mine should be here this week!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricardo12
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    Very nice ricardo, which bar ends are those, they look great!!?? Nicely put together bike. Have you ridden it yet?? What does it weigh in at??
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    Hey Ricardo, there is a few people who would love to know hows the Nomad is with a shorter fork. Is that a 32 140 or 150 Fork?

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    Does that Santa Cruz chain stay "lizard skin" come standard on the Nomad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    Does that Santa Cruz chain stay "lizard skin" come standard on the Nomad?
    yes...if you buy a Nomad2 it will come with one SC chainstay protector

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    yes...if you buy a Nomad2 it will come with one SC chainstay protector
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red PeeKay
    Very nice ricardo, which bar ends are those, they look great!!?? Nicely put together bike. Have you ridden it yet?? What does it weigh in at??
    Thanks RedPeeKay!! I got the bar ends at www.purelycustom.com. They have a nice selection of various designs and I think you can upload your own image as well. I just selected a generic one to match the color of the headset.

    Yes, I've got about 50hrs on the new bike and already wiped out twice w/o any damage to it. I did have to sacrifice my knees and elbows, though....=).

    As displayed with the 140mm Talas and the DHX Air, it weighs in approx 30.7lbs. With a 160mm Float and DHX Coil (not pictured) it weighs in at 32.5lbs. In both setups, I'm running Stan's no tubes.

    Ultimate goal would be to get the Mavic ST wheelset with some Conti Raceking Supersonic wheels in hopes to get the overall weight down to about the high 28lbs for long XC use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    Hey Ricardo, there is a few people who would love to know hows the Nomad is with a shorter fork. Is that a 32 140 or 150 Fork?
    Yes, I noticed the 140mm with Nomad thread and responded a few days ago to it - you can checkout my setup as well.

    Pictured is the 32 140 Talas. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricardo12
    Thanks RedPeeKay!! I got the bar ends at www.purelycustom.com. They have a nice selection of various designs and I think you can upload your own image as well. I just selected a generic one to match the color of the headset.

    ... With a 160mm Float and DHX Coil (not pictured) it weighs in at 32.5lbs. In both setups, I'm running Stan's no tubes.
    Thanks ricardo, will check that site out!! I'm hoping mine will come in around the 32lbs mark. Will find out in the next day or so once it's fully fitted out (lower would be nicer!!)!
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    And you get a SC flip lock seat post clamp, and SC ODI grip clamps!!
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    VERY nice looking bike Acadian. Did you chemically strip the paint and then??? I'm thinking of doing that to mine.

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    Looks great and no more worrying about scratching the paint to!

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    What about a real light glass bead blast? That would look cool.
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    Arcadian, simplicity at its best. Nice clean looking bike!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    VERY nice looking bike Acadian. Did you chemically strip the paint and then??? I'm thinking of doing that to mine.
    Clay check out this thread, good info on dipping your brand new frame!!
    Polished anyone?
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