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    ... and if we just ... My Precious

    Finally got it all built up today! Too bad Ohio's weather is sucking right now, might try it out Saturday though. Took it around the yard and rides beautifully, can't wait to feel what it's like once it's all dialed in.
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    Beautiful...

    What's it weigh built up like that?

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    Now that's a beauty!
    Gotta love the Deemax. The frame is Anodized slate right? Will be getting a slate VP-free very soon with deemaxes, so it was nice to see how it will look. Not to shabby i have to say.

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    Love IT! I thought I was the only one....The Deemax's Really kick ass.. I also just got my DHX Coil today can't wait to try it out...

    Here's my DeeMax and Nomad Love

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    Nice ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattlechronic
    Love IT! I thought I was the only one....The Deemax's Really kick ass.. I also just got my DHX Coil today can't wait to try it out...

    Here's my DeeMax and Nomad Love
    your's was the bike I saw that made me want to get the ano black. however it was a 10 week wait for ano black versus a one week wait for ano slate. Don't get me wrong, I'm perfectly happy with the ano slate especially since it kinda changes color depending on the light.

    I love the Deemax wheels! I don't care if they are a tad heavy or over burly for what I ride

    on the POS bathroom scale it weighs somewhere between 32 and 34 pounds. I'm going to try and weigh it on better scale this weekend.
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    B1tchin'

    Both of those are indeed, sweet! Nice work.

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    Why did you decide to go for the Coil Over?

    I have the 5th Element gravity on my Nomad and it works great for XC but bottoms out anytime I drop bigger than a curb.

    I'm thinking about the Fox DHX Coil Over but can't seem to find any insight as to how it will work on the Nomad.

    Please let me know what your impressions are, and/or what caused you to go for it.

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    sweet ride!

    which h/s is that?

    awesome ano slate, I wanted one but had the opposite to you (wait on ano slate, ano black available immediately)

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    Both are sweet Nomads... I really like that ano slate and yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOhNSAI!!!
    Finally got it all built up today! Too bad Ohio's weather is sucking right now, might try it out Saturday though. Took it around the yard and rides beautifully, can't wait to feel what it's like once it's all dialed in.

    Thought I'd add mine too........ Taking her out for my first big ride this weekend but hav edone my local trails each day this week and am loving it........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferkules
    I have the 5th Element gravity on my Nomad and it works great for XC but bottoms out anytime I drop bigger than a curb.

    I'm thinking about the Fox DHX Coil Over but can't seem to find any insight as to how it will work on the Nomad.

    Please let me know what your impressions are, and/or what caused you to go for it.
    I've always liked coil over better than air. I didn't want to take the chance with the DHX air, although I'm sure it is a good shock. I really likes the Vanilla RC's that were on my other bikes so I figured that the DHX coil would be just as good if not better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arandal
    which h/s is that?

    awesome ano slate, I wanted one but had the opposite to you (wait on ano slate, ano black available immediately)
    It's a WTB momentum with grease guard circa 1998. New old stock I found online. I just wanted a yellow headset

    I'd like to get a yellow seatpost clamp but can't find anything
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    Here it is in its more natural color scheme
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattlechronic
    Love IT! I thought I was the only one....The Deemax's Really kick ass.. I also just got my DHX Coil today can't wait to try it out...

    Here's my DeeMax and Nomad Love
    So hows the dhx coil ? I too have the dhx air on my nomad and I'm not impressed, I'm thinking of the coil also.

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    Here is the updated Nomad with the DHX COil Also...All I can say is WOW. The DHX Air 5 is nice but now I understand what my Coil spring Buddies were talking about when they say PLUSH. The DHX COIL Is soo SWEEET!!! Quite a difference!!!!



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    very nice and mean bikes

    i have an heckler whith deemax ust too,they are heavy but they look like nothing else.hey HEEZAGEEZA are that rims suns? they are amazing.thanks and have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by quedas
    i have an heckler whith deemax ust too,they are heavy but they look like nothing else.hey HEEZAGEEZA are that rims suns? they are amazing.thanks and have fun
    Yeah, Sun MTX in the winter camo. Couldn't resist with the ano slate frame. The pic was a bit small though so I've put another one up. I'm thinking about the DHX Coil as my next upgrade, love the Air but have found I'm using up all hte travel even on 4 ft drops and that is with 275 psi in the main chamber!
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    Have to admit:

    I didn't like this bike until I saw this Post. Nice looking frame and build up. Now I want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOhNSAI!!!
    your's was the bike I saw that made me want to get the ano black. however it was a 10 week wait for ano black versus a one week wait for ano slate. Don't get me wrong, I'm perfectly happy with the ano slate especially since it kinda changes color depending on the light.

    I love the Deemax wheels! I don't care if they are a tad heavy or over burly for what I ride

    on the POS bathroom scale it weighs somewhere between 32 and 34 pounds. I'm going to try and weigh it on better scale this weekend.
    How do you find the e-Thirteen for reducing chain noise hitting front derailleur? I can't quite tell if you running dual ring or not but I find I get a lot of chain noise and was thinking of getting the DRS?

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    how you like the grav. drop.? use it much?

    Quote Originally Posted by HeezaGeeza
    Yeah, Sun MTX in the winter camo. Couldn't resist with the ano slate frame. The pic was a bit small though so I've put another one up. I'm thinking about the DHX Coil as my next upgrade, love the Air but have found I'm using up all hte travel even on 4 ft drops and that is with 275 psi in the main chamber!
    HeezaGeeza, how do you like the gravity dropper? DO you use it much (iam considering one eventually).

    Sick bike, love the camo rims and the ano slate...

    I also use(d) up all the travel in my DHX air..even with 275psi...will get a coil when I can afford it...also

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    Quote Originally Posted by arandal
    HeezaGeeza, how do you like the gravity dropper? DO you use it much (iam considering one eventually).

    Sick bike, love the camo rims and the ano slate...

    I also use(d) up all the travel in my DHX air..even with 275psi...will get a coil when I can afford it...also
    Got to admit I love the Dropper. First time I used it it put a big smile on my face. My local ride has two or three rock gardens that you have to roll down (well I do) and it's great to be able to drop the seat on the fly. Before I had to run with the seat a bit lower which meant less power elsewhere on the trail, or run it higher and risk being bucked off the seat. Now it's the best of both worlds. I also drop it on some downhill trail sections as it lowers my centre of gravity considerably as well.

    It's actually well built as well and feels solid as well. Service is also great as I overtightened the handlebar bracket and cracked it. They just sent me a new one no questions.

    As for weight, I didn't even notice when I swapped it over. It's definately recommended.

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    I got the ano slate too. Originally wanted the ano black.
    It really does change colors depending on lighting.
    Where did you buy the gravity dropper?
    How do you guys like the Fox 36?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudd
    I got the ano slate too. Originally wanted the ano black.
    It really does change colors depending on lighting.
    Where did you buy the gravity dropper?
    How do you guys like the Fox 36?
    I bought the Gravity Dropper direct from their website. It was delivered to Australia in a matter of days.

    As for the 36, I've got the TALAS and I love the versatility of the fork. Have to day that for my current riding it is great which is mainly All Mountain, but I want to challenge myself and I think I'll probably swap to a coil front and rear. I've bene using the TALAS though and the drop in height does help on some technical climbs. Not really possible to adjust on the fly though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeezaGeeza
    Yeah, Sun MTX in the winter camo. Couldn't resist with the ano slate frame. The pic was a bit small though so I've put another one up. I'm thinking about the DHX Coil as my next upgrade, love the Air but have found I'm using up all hte travel even on 4 ft drops and that is with 275 psi in the main chamber!
    That is really sweet. I ordered ano slate because it was in stock (not that that has helped for the delivery time). My first choice was ano black. Seeing your bike makes me think I may have lucked out with the right colour choice.

    What size is the frame? Is it a small?

    I ordered mine with the 36 TALAS and DHX 5 Air. I think I'm going to swap the TALAS for the VAN when it arrives (which also was a blessing in disguise - this way I get all 3 springs as opposed to the standard one from SC which is only rated to 180 pounds).

    What side did you mount the GD lever on? What side do you think is best? I ask this because I believe you can order the GD with either a left or right side trigger. Is your GD the standard 3" drop? Assuming it is, would you buy it again or would you go for the 4"?

    Thanks.

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    Yo Bohnsai

    I reconize that bike. I met you last weekend at Great Seal park...I was the one riding the Paragon. Nice to meet you and thanks for the trail advise. One day soon I will have to make it down there to ride all of the trails. Here's my ride just in case you don't remember who I am...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm...kona

    What size is the frame? Is it a small?

    I ordered mine with the 36 TALAS and DHX 5 Air. I think I'm going to swap the TALAS for the VAN when it arrives (which also was a blessing in disguise - this way I get all 3 springs as opposed to the standard one from SC which is only rated to 180 pounds).

    What side did you mount the GD lever on? What side do you think is best? I ask this because I believe you can order the GD with either a left or right side trigger. Is your GD the standard 3" drop? Assuming it is, would you buy it again or would you go for the 4"?

    Thanks.
    mmmm....Kona, You won't regret the slate. I orignally had black from ordered the website because it was quicker but then I saw slate and black in my local LBS and thought it salte looked way better. Then the shop I ordered from online said somone had cancelled and both were available I took the slate.

    The size is actually a large. I'm 6ft 2in and it feels just right. Could have gone for a XL but I think it would be as nimble. Plenty of cockpit room thorugh, even with a 50mm stem.

    VAN is the way to go for bigger stuff, but the TALAS is fairly capable as well. I think I'll upgrade as my confidence goes up a notch or two. I've got the front and rear pretty much dialled in and it feels great now. Opened the bottom out chamber fully and put 140psi in to help on the drops.

    As for the GD, I've gone for the left, because that's my front mech control side. Not sure if you run the opposite where you are (I only discovered a few days ago that in the US the front brake lever is on the left side of the bars and the rear on the right. ordered my bike from the US so I nearly went over the bars first time one that one). Anyway, I'd say put in whatever side your front mech lever is on. Especially with SRAM it's so easy to control gears with the thumb then drop the post when needed. If you put on the rear mech side of the bars you may find you're using them too often to get to the GD when you need it IMO.

    I got the 4" one actually. If you're gonna get one to get teh seat out of the way, may as well go the whole hog I say. One thing, when you first get it, don't curse it for being faulty. It took me a few attempts to work it properly because you have to push the lever and hold it in while you put weight on it to lower or rise. Then release the lever. Makes sense to avoid accidental drops. Never had one yet. Very well built and so little flex that you don't notice it, especially on a good rear sus.

    When is you're due and what's your build, AM, XC or DH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeezaGeeza
    mmmm....Kona, You won't regret the slate. I orignally had black from ordered the website because it was quicker but then I saw slate and black in my local LBS and thought it salte looked way better. Then the shop I ordered from online said somone had cancelled and both were available I took the slate.

    The size is actually a large. I'm 6ft 2in and it feels just right. Could have gone for a XL but I think it would be as nimble. Plenty of cockpit room thorugh, even with a 50mm stem.

    VAN is the way to go for bigger stuff, but the TALAS is fairly capable as well. I think I'll upgrade as my confidence goes up a notch or two. I've got the front and rear pretty much dialled in and it feels great now. Opened the bottom out chamber fully and put 140psi in to help on the drops.

    As for the GD, I've gone for the left, because that's my front mech control side. Not sure if you run the opposite where you are (I only discovered a few days ago that in the US the front brake lever is on the left side of the bars and the rear on the right. ordered my bike from the US so I nearly went over the bars first time one that one). Anyway, I'd say put in whatever side your front mech lever is on. Especially with SRAM it's so easy to control gears with the thumb then drop the post when needed. If you put on the rear mech side of the bars you may find you're using them too often to get to the GD when you need it IMO.

    I got the 4" one actually. If you're gonna get one to get teh seat out of the way, may as well go the whole hog I say. One thing, when you first get it, don't curse it for being faulty. It took me a few attempts to work it properly because you have to push the lever and hold it in while you put weight on it to lower or rise. Then release the lever. Makes sense to avoid accidental drops. Never had one yet. Very well built and so little flex that you don't notice it, especially on a good rear sus.

    When is you're due and what's your build, AM, XC or DH?
    Your bike looked so good that I had my LBS call SC and swap the Tompson seatpost for the GD. Thanks for the info on it.

    My Nomad is as follows:

    - slate ano frame - large - I'm 6'
    - XOAM build
    - Juicy 7's to be swapped out at LBS for Juicy Carbons
    - Stylo crank to be swapped out at LBS for XT or XTR (haven't decided)
    - 36 TALAS RC2 to be swapped out at LBS for 36 VAN RC2
    - Thompson seatpost swapped out at SC for GD post

    It's a few weeks late but who cares - there's a ton of snow where I am right now. I'm trying to hit the rollers as much as I can.

    Your bike has really made me excited to get mine now. Those rims are the nicest I have seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm...kona
    Your bike looked so good that I had my LBS call SC and swap the Tompson seatpost for the GD. Thanks for the info on it.

    My Nomad is as follows:

    - slate ano frame - large - I'm 6'
    - XOAM build
    - Juicy 7's to be swapped out at LBS for Juicy Carbons
    - Stylo crank to be swapped out at LBS for XT or XTR (haven't decided)
    - 36 TALAS RC2 to be swapped out at LBS for 36 VAN RC2
    - Thompson seatpost swapped out at SC for GD post

    It's a few weeks late but who cares - there's a ton of snow where I am right now. I'm trying to hit the rollers as much as I can.

    Your bike has really made me excited to get mine now. Those rims are the nicest I have seen.
    Sounds like a great build. I had the AM as well. Good idea to swap th Stylo, the front crank has a poor shift spacing on the teeth that delays the shift sometimes. XT seems to be the norm. Carbons will be nice too. If you're 6ft and want to ride a bit more aggressively, you may want to swap the Race Face Low Riser XC bar as well for a DH one a bit wider and shorten the stem. I have a 100mm Thompson and 50mm as well and love the responsiveness of the 50mm in turns. Wider bar just seems to suit my shoulder width more. That's my opinion.

    I was like you a few weeks ago, so excited about getting the bike. Now I just get excited about riding it. Luckily it's the end of summer here is Australia, but even in Winter the temp is about 18 - 21 degrees and I've never seen snow here, so riding is good all year round.

    Out of interest, what were you riding before. Kona I assume? I just switched from a Colier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm...kona
    Your bike looked so good that I had my LBS call SC and swap the Tompson seatpost for the GD. Thanks for the info on it.

    My Nomad is as follows:

    - slate ano frame - large - I'm 6'
    - XOAM build
    - Juicy 7's to be swapped out at LBS for Juicy Carbons
    - Stylo crank to be swapped out at LBS for XT or XTR (haven't decided)
    - 36 TALAS RC2 to be swapped out at LBS for 36 VAN RC2
    - Thompson seatpost swapped out at SC for GD post

    It's a few weeks late but who cares - there's a ton of snow where I am right now. I'm trying to hit the rollers as much as I can.

    Your bike has really made me excited to get mine now. Those rims are the nicest I have seen.
    Very nice build mmmm...kona. Mine will be almost like a bigger brother
    All the parts have arrived (except tires, but will put something else on for the time). Will probably build it up monday.

    SC Nomad ano Slate XL
    Fox DHX Air 5.0
    Fox 36 VAN RC2
    DT EX 5.1 rims
    DT 440 hubs
    DT supercomp spokes
    Sram X.0 r.der
    Shimano XTR f.der
    Shimano XTR cranks
    Sram X.0 trig.
    Avid Juicy 7 Carbon 203/185
    Thompson Elite seatpost
    Thompson 4x 90mm stem
    Easton MonkeyLite XC OS
    Fizik Gobi Ti
    Maxxis High Roller 2.35 LUST
    Crank Brothers Mallet M
    Chris King headset
    SRAM PG990 cassete
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOFTBUTT
    Yo Bohnsai

    I reconize that bike. I met you last weekend at Great Seal park...I was the one riding the Paragon. Nice to meet you and thanks for the trail advise. One day soon I will have to make it down there to ride all of the trails. Here's my ride just in case you don't remember who I am...
    Yeah, that was me, it's a pretty hard to miss bike. I recognize the bright yellow fisher too. I'd be glad to show you some of the new stuff that we've been working on on the trails. Right now though they are too muddy to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeezaGeeza
    Sounds like a great build. I had the AM as well. Good idea to swap th Stylo, the front crank has a poor shift spacing on the teeth that delays the shift sometimes. XT seems to be the norm. Carbons will be nice too. If you're 6ft and want to ride a bit more aggressively, you may want to swap the Race Face Low Riser XC bar as well for a DH one a bit wider and shorten the stem. I have a 100mm Thompson and 50mm as well and love the responsiveness of the 50mm in turns. Wider bar just seems to suit my shoulder width more. That's my opinion.

    I was like you a few weeks ago, so excited about getting the bike. Now I just get excited about riding it. Luckily it's the end of summer here is Australia, but even in Winter the temp is about 18 - 21 degrees and I've never seen snow here, so riding is good all year round.

    Out of interest, what were you riding before. Kona I assume? I just switched from a Colier.
    I just picked up the Thule Sidearm today, which is identical to the old Sportworks Bob Ratchet before Thule acquired it. It looks like it will work good with the 36 VAN.

    I used to ride an upgraded Kona Bear and a 2004 Stinky Primo. I sold both within the past couple of months to make way for the Nomad.

    The only issue left is whether to swap the Stylo crank for the XT or XTR crank. My head says XT, my heart says XTR. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    When my bike arrives, I'll dig out your post and check out the stem/bar issue that you raised then.

    Thanks.

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