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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.
    "It looks flexy"

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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.

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/152...hain-Guide.htm
    Enjoy every ride!

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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:

    New Nomad 2 Pics
    "It looks flexy"

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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?
    Thanks!
    "It looks flexy"

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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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