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    Just my luck... I only found out they were doing another sale just a few hours ago, right when I'm looking for a new frame to replace my old 2004 Heckler for a few reason...

    And just my luck they have the new 6.1 Heckler in stock.. In my size.. for only $550. Oh and the updated geometry (slight update), solves my big issue with the frame. Oh and it has an air shock which I was about to just drop $300 on.

    Just my luck.. Because now I am $550 poorer and my old, beautiful Heckler is going to be disassembled and likely sold at a ridiculously low price to someone.

    Damn.

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    Good job! More frames.

    Different frames showing up on the SC sale page.

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    Damn! just saw the Nomad up and I just bought an 07 about 1 month ago.

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    The page seems flip flop between two sets of frames one day to the next... some days I see the Nomad yesterday I saw an aluminium Tallboy and V10 offered.

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    Id love to see a tallboy lt frame on there

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    Noob question here. If I were to buy one of the Chameleon frames how much would it cost to build up a "value" type build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tincup69 View Post
    Noob question here. If I were to buy one of the Chameleon frames how much would it cost to build up a "value" type build?
    Almost impossible to answer because I consider the mulit-thousand dollar SPX kit a good value. You, however, may not.

    Another approach question might be "If I buy one of the Chameleon frames, would I be able to build a complete bike for [insert budget here]?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Almost impossible to answer because I consider the mulit-thousand dollar SPX kit a good value. You, however, may not.

    Another approach question might be "If I buy one of the Chameleon frames, would I be able to build a complete bike for [insert budget here]?"

    Great point, thanks.

    If I were to buy a frame would it be possible to build a complete bike for around $1100-1200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tincup69 View Post
    Noob question here. If I were to buy one of the Chameleon frames how much would it cost to build up a "value" type build?
    "It depends"

    That's a very hard question to answer. I picked up one of the Hecklers on sale and built up the entire bike (including frame cost) for ~$900. But, I'm not a Noob. I have piles of old and new parts laying around, plus friends to give me a hook up on parts I don't have.

    If you're a Noob, it's generally more cost effective, time effective, and less frustrating to just buy a pre-built bike. On the other hand, building your own bike can be very rewarding... Look at some build kits here:

    Some build kits here to give you an idea:
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    Make sure your estimate includes a fork, a wheelset, and labor (or tool costs if you plan to do it yourself). It adds up pretty quickly...
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    for 1100-1200 absolutely you can build up a great bike!

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    Thanks guys!


    Hopefully some Highball AL frames pop up for a good price, I'd really like to get a 29er.

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    Damn no trc in black/green size L. That could have been very tempting.

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    got me a Nomad will be here this Tuesday =). this will be my first Santa Cruz coming from a Rocky Mountain Slayer, cant wait!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tincup69 View Post
    Noob question here. If I were to buy one of the Chameleon frames how much would it cost to build up a "value" type build?
    you can look on ebay and see complete XT groups (brakes, crankset, derailleur etc) for about $1000. That gets you almost everything, then you need seat, seatpost, stem, bar, grips, wheels and tires, cables. Fork anywhere from 300-800

    That is few enough items that you can price them out individually. wheels might be less than 500, tires maybe 30-50 each, bar 50, stem 30. etc. maybe another 600-800. This is much higher than a value build though. Maybe 1800?


    slx groupsets are around 750 on ebay. You can get away with prob 300 for a cheap wheelset. so maybe 1500 for a very good value setup.

    assuming you got all the correct parts, your bike shop will put it together for maybe 100-150.

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    Come on M green NomadC frame. Heck, even a S.
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    Damn...
    I can't buy a frame because I'm from Russia, but I understand why, I know how it works, we have dealers that have to be protected.

    But I can't understand why no one want to sell a used one outside US?
    With such a massive domestic sale it is ridiculous.
    On ebay US only, here in classifieds no response at all (I hope the guy is OK) etc...
    Sorry for my english.

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    Well pulled the trigger on weekend but my order remains pending, anything can happen
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    How long does this sale last?

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    Looking for a Highball (Med) Matte Black

    Just my luck, they aren't showing any Highballs in size (med). Any suggestions on the best place to find a 'deal' on a medium Highball in the matte black/silver? Thanks guys!

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    the chamelion here is very tempting (the price) but how does it measure up with the new one coming out with the tapered head tube, ICG tabs, new drop out design, and lighter wt,,, The LIZARD is going to be my next project bike... will i get the one on sale or wait for the new one to come out? need help here... =(

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    Quote Originally Posted by saddle pimp View Post
    the chamelion here is very tempting (the price) but how does it measure up with the new one coming out with the tapered head tube, ICG tabs, new drop out design, and lighter wt,,, The LIZARD is going to be my next project bike... will i get the one on sale or wait for the new one to come out? need help here... =(
    I think the more important change is the somewhat slacker geometry. The new chameleon is in line with the TRc and other trailbikes where the old chameleon has a more classic geometry. This may effect your choice one way or another.

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    I just jumped on the sale. This will be my first mountain bike in many years, and my first Santa Cruz ever. I ordered the Nickel 1.1 with the Float RL shock. For 600 bucks I couldnt say no, espicially after Demo riding one here in Utah a couple months back. Cant wait to get it put together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevocastro View Post
    Well pulled the trigger on weekend but my order remains pending, anything can happen
    They just changed my status to shipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomaskrap View Post
    They just changed my status to shipped.


    I bet it moved... I know mine wood... (see what I did there?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomaskrap View Post
    They just changed my status to shipped.
    Got a UPS mail with tracking number on it

    What you got?

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    Heckler

    Just put in an order for a M black Heckler! Wish I had the money for a Nomad...but I'm excited build this and replace my Hardrock!

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    I've been wanting a Heckler since 2006. I stumbled upon the SC sale ironically the same day that my Parker frame sold on eBay. Now my Parker is shipped and my new Large Heckler in Clear Raw has been shipped and expected to be here Friday. Funny how things work out.

    My build for now:

    '12 Heckler with Fox CTD
    Rockshox PIKE coil U-Turn
    Hope Pro 2 / DT EX 5.1d wheelset
    UST Kenda Excavators
    Red ano Raceface Atlas crankset (1x9)
    XT Shadow RD
    XT Rear shifter
    Avid Elxir R 180 / 160 brakes
    Thomson 27.2 post shimmed to 30.9
    WTB Rocket V Team Ti saddle
    Ragley Stubbing stem
    Easton EA70 Hi Rise bars
    Peaty grips


    That's my hardtail torn down. I'd like to switch to some lighter Nevegals and maybe a Sektor Solo Air with a MoCo damper. This should drop everything down about 2-2.5lbs. For now...I may just stick with the build and see if it's necessary. The big ol' 2.35 Excavators running tubeless at 32psi grip like non other and the PIKE is the best fork I've ever owned.
    I get my boards at Lux-RC.com

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    Status now shows shipped! Damn I have a lot of parts to go get now.

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    Damn highball (It Seems to be carbon) frame or a tallboy Al. 814 vs 900 usd. What should I do? Right know for my riding I've been happy with my alloy Ht 29er (merida Big 9). But should i get a FS? What Would you do?

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    Mine still shows pending on SCs site, but I have a tracking number, delivery date of Friday, and have been tracking the package on line.

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    What sizes and colors have been available in the NomadC?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosmontiel View Post
    Damn highball (It Seems to be carbon) frame or a tallboy Al. 814 vs 900 usd. What should I do? Right know for my riding I've been happy with my alloy Ht 29er (merida Big 9). But should i get a FS? What Would you do?
    If you already have the Merida it seems like a no-brainer to get the Tallboy Al even if you're swapping parts over. Going from the Big 9 to the Highball Al won't be much of a change. If you're not swapping parts then you'll have a nice HT and a nice FS!
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    UPS left my new Tallboy frame at my warehouse, since I'm currently out of town can't snap pics of the frame, can't wait to build it
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    I pulled the trigger on a heckler Tuesday night. I'm getting a bit nervous though....it's pending...no shipping notice as of yet...

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    Hello ,
    Just wanted to ask if the Hecklers on sale are the 2012 ones with revised geometry and tapered headset.? If they are its worth having a relative there purchase one and have it shipped to us.
    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugrans View Post
    Hello ,
    Just wanted to ask if the Hecklers on sale are the 2012 ones with revised geometry and tapered headset.? If they are its worth having a relative there purchase one and have it shipped to us.
    Thanks in advance
    That would be great but no it's not. It has a straight 1 1/8" headtube, non ISCG-05 tab and older geometry. The only thing I miss most is not having the ISCG-05 tab.

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    Thanks too good to be true i guess. the 2012s go for 1070 dollars here but only medium available ,too small for someone around five nine or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
    Would a medium Nickel frame be reasonable for a 5' 9" rider? I like to run short stems and worry that I'd be better on a large.

    @jabrabu, that Blur TR Carbon looks fantastic.
    medium is perfect.

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    Just picked up the med. Nomad Al. I'm 5'10" and coming off a large Bullit, so I'm thinking that with a 60mm stem this thing should fit like a glove. For only $1000 I figure I cant go wrong!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    I hope that doesn't happen to my gal's Nickel order! She'll be devastated!
    I just built a white one, the supplier I got mine from had over 200 in stock.

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    I ordered a Highball and I live in Santa Cruz, CA. I emailed SC bikes last night to ask if I could pick it up, waiting for a response and I'll doubt they say yes, but anyone have experience with picking up a frame directly?

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    Nickle

    I just built this beauty
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    Mine just showed up a bit ago... of course its snowing like crazy outside at the moment haha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingnome View Post
    Mine just showed up a bit ago... of course its snowing like crazy outside at the moment haha...
    You will not be disappointed this bike is bad ass. There are several forums out right now that have awesome build ideas.

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    Just got my shipment confirmation! I'll be building a Heckler this winter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBforlife View Post
    I just built this beauty
    Very nice. Anyone else sometimes try to click "like" from Facebook here?
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBforlife View Post
    I just built this beauty
    Very nice indeed, the Santa Cruz typo looks kinda vintage
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBforlife View Post
    You will not be disappointed this bike is bad ass. There are several forums out right now that have awesome build ideas.
    Hey thanks a lot, I have been searching all around and my imagination has been going wild. Figured since I didn't buy prebuilt I have the chance to build it my way and take my time, especially since its my first Mountain bike in many years. I would post pics but I don't have enough posts yet haha. It's Red lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingnome View Post
    Hey thanks a lot, I have been searching all around and my imagination has been going wild. Figured since I didn't buy prebuilt I have the chance to build it my way and take my time, especially since its my first Mountain bike in many years. I would post pics but I don't have enough posts yet haha. It's Red lol.
    I increased the travel on my bike by taking off the 200x50 rear shock and putting on a 200x57. That will increase the travel to 142mm rear travel.

    There are guys turning them into 650B, as well.

    These frames offer several options. Just type in Nickle in the Search and away you go.

    or check out my profile and check out the forums I have been visiting related to the Nickle.

    Cheers.

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