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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!...

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    what pedals are those vik ?


    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hilldown
    Man that looks a lot like chico....
    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
    Kick ass!!

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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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