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  1. #976
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    Very good setup, mate. I had almost an identical drivetrain setup with a E13 Heim 3RS and XTR rear der.
    But I opted for the KISS principle and converted to a 1x9 now, so much better.
    How do you find the CCDB working in relation with the VPP2?

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    Where I ride you need more than 1 ring...

    The CCDB is an awesome shock on the Nomad2. I can get more control with LSC on the begining of the stroke and fine tuning with the HSC and HSR to minimize the difference between the middle stroke and the end.

    Now I can fly on the rocky garden were I ride! The extra weight is worth for me.

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    After hitting a slump and not riding for a couple of months I decided to sell my heckler and pick up a Nomad. Picked the frame up on Thursday hit the dirt on friday afternoon.


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    fdib, I just got a CCDB for my MK2 and will be here this week. Fully stoked.

    Any help on the settings on the CCDB? Be good to have an idea of what is working well for someone else. Thanks!
    Burl till ya hurl...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoFrosty
    fdib, I just got a CCDB for my MK2 and will be here this week. Fully stoked.

    Any help on the settings on the CCDB? Be good to have an idea of what is working well for someone else. Thanks!

    Read the entire manual. Any setup is individually because every rider is different...

    LSC and LSR
    Be careful with the end all the way out of the LSC and LSR!!! It’s easier to setup with a plain screw driver instead the included tool. You got 24 clicks. At first, change the same clicks for LSC and LSR. A good starting point is 18 clicks from fully closed.

    HSC
    This adjust its very critical because in the Nomad2 affect the middle of the stroke and the end. If you close it too much you get harsh feeling in the middle. For me works all the way out, because I don’t do big drops. Make changes in half turns like you can read in the manual. You got 2.5 turns.

    HSR
    At your preferences. I like to start fully open and make half turns adjustments.

    Have fun with the CCDB!

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    Thanks fdib! That helps!

    Gettting a RS Lyrik U-turn on the MK2 now replacing the Lyrik Solo Air. Next the CCDB!
    Burl till ya hurl...

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    raw Nomad

    I just added the Elka Stage 5 shock. Very impressed w/ it's performance.








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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806
    Since the rider is on a diet, I decided to put the bike on a diet too.
    Below are the results.
    A lean, mean, hard-hitting AM fighting machine!
    Single ring and color coded!!! (I know the green is out of sync, but I will change to blue or black polymers next month).
    Any comments/suggestions for improvements are welcomed.
    How do you like the Manitou Evolver?
    Narrow is the path to life, few are those who find it.

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    Just finished up a new one.


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    at Catalina Island
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    I can edit a post, but can't delete it...weird
    Last edited by met'lwrks; 04-04-2011 at 06:31 PM.

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    Got a Lyric for cheap off ebay, bike looks all murdered out. Maybe I'l peel the last of the stickers off the frame and rims too. Just need to get a black bar, actually have the same one in black on my hardtail, but changing bars takes work.


    Bent up my chainguide backplate so I welded a brace on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilsonblur
    How do you like the Manitou Evolver?
    This air shock is very good for the Nomad, but I don't have anything to compare against since it is the first one I have tried on my bike. I have demoed the DHX 5.0 air in the past though; not even close.
    I have used various coil shocks on the other hand, and the ISX-6 for a VPP2 bike is as close as it gets for an air shock to the feeling of a good coil. Not the same but damn close enough for the type of AM riding I do. (Rocky limestone-filled, technical trails and about 5-6 foot drops to flat).
    Needs some trial and error to get it setup right, since every change in the settings does have a noticeable effect on the behavior on the trail.
    All in all, it is a very good shock and probably the best air shock for VPP2 bikes.
    Definitely give it a try!

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    That bike in Catalina looks awful familiar with those green anodized brake caliber holders....must belong to Brian. To bad I couldn't join you guys, weather was perfect I see. Though I will not be missing Gooseberry, see you there if you're going.

    Adi

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamminadi
    That bike in Catalina looks awful familiar with those green anodized brake caliber holders....must belong to Brian. To bad I couldn't join you guys, weather was perfect I see. Though I will not be missing Gooseberry, see you there if you're going.

    Adi
    Hey Adi, you are correct sir!! Catalina was fun, so so riding, but it was a good little getaway nonetheless.

    Yep, c-ya in Gooseberry.

    Brian

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    Haven't posted in a while. Only changes for 2011 season are the 2011 Lyrik Solo Air and Fat Alberts. Weight is 29.14 lbs.
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    Built this one up in 6 weeks ago.

    Large frame
    Lyrik Solo Air DH (set at 170mm for now)
    RC4 shock with ti coil
    mavic 823's on hope hubs
    Maxis Ardent 2.6, highroller 2.3
    Sram X.0
    Truvativ Stylo
    E13 DRS
    Easton Haven bars
    KS Seatpost

    Weight- ???, don't really care. This thing is amazing! Perfect for the trails around here in SLO.
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    Kinda late joining the party but here's mine...



    P.S. Fancy seeing you here pipes10

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    Very sexy.Where did you get the red thingy for the shimano cranks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Lu
    Very sexy.Where did you get the red thingy for the shimano cranks?
    Hi there! Thanks!

    The red thingy is from NC-17. Here's the link for it...:
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=31842

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    Better late than never BROTHER!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigb73
    Better late than never BROTHER!!
    Yeah, have to agree with that!

    Btw, anyone has any suggestions on where to get a Ti spring for the RC4 other then from DSP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigb73
    Better late than never BROTHER!!
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    Made the switch from a medium to a large frame and to a 1x10 setup. Just perfect.

    Santa Cruz Bronson - Santa Cruz Highball - Ibis Mojo HD3 on order!

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    Some updates since last picture.
    Last summer
    - KS i950-r seat post
    - Specialized Henge 143 saddle
    This spring
    - Marzocchi Roco Air TST
    - Syncros AM 1.5 stem 70mm
    - Sunline V-One 711 low rise handlebar

    So far no problems with the i950-r. It has made my riding more aggressive and more fun. IMHO a height-adjustable seat post is simpy a must with a bike like Nomad. Do yourself a favor and get one if you already haven't.

    I bought the Roco before I even received my frame. A great deal from eBay ($200). It has been my spare shock and being a bit lazy I hadn't even tried it until now. Having ridden all winter with my Blue Pig, first ride with Nomad and DHX Air just didn't feel good. I decided to try the Roco and after two rides I can say it feels way better than DHX Air. Now I know what people mean by lack of mid-stroke support.

    Being excited with the Roco I purchased a Manitou Evolver ISX-6 Intrinsic too but haven't tried it yet. This year is going to be more experimental.

    10mm shorter stem and 20mm wider bar gave noticably more confidence while going downhill, but didn't affect climbing too much. Nice.
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