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    2011 Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon

    Is 1000 for this bike a good deal? I'm looking for my first bike since I was a kid and have a budget of 1000. I'm looking for something that I can do a rough and bumpy commute with then take to the woods for some rocky, stumpy, rooty trails on the weekends. I want to buy a bike used and somewhat older so that I can still get a decent bike for a decent price.

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    I think that's a great deal for that bike. Just check all the components, frame and bushing for any damage. I've been wanting a Nomad myself, especially a carbon one.

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    7 year old carbon frame? those nomads get ridden hard..idk?
    also, it's too much bike for what you describe...

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    Yeah, I'd shoot for a cheapo earyy 90's hard tail for the commuter. Save the nomad for the trails.

    Condition is key though, if everything is worn out stay away. If it's been kept up, not a terrible deal. Suspension needs to have been rebuild or at least serviced.

    Oh, and if it's the wrong size walk away. don't look back.

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    Edit for carbon: $1,300 for immaculate all the way down to $800ish for fair according to bicyclebluebook.com


    I have a 1st gen Nomad. Great bike for the downs, but it's no climber... and certainly no commuter!

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    Scratch that, my fat fingers pressed the alloy version.

    1k seems about right. Plenty of nice used 650b or 29ers out there if you look around for similar pricing though.

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    those frames are crazy tough. Check this video out for proof. Fatigue life is super long too so baring any major damage to the frame, you can ride it as long as you want without worry. The build will be the wild card, not the frame so much.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/santa-...-test-lab.html

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    Do you have a lik or any photos of the bike?
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    Do you have a lik or any photos of the bike?
    here is the post's text from the seller: 2011 Santa Cruz Nomad CarbonSize large (I'm 5'10)Elixr 9 brakesRockshox forkCane Creek DB air shockXT cranksXT derailleurDT Swiss ex500 wheelsDT SLX Hub sounds mean
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    That's a lot of bike 1k. Frame looks really clean. Those mat white frames tended to show use too. The two stage rebound on the DB is awesome. It's kind of crazy how much bike you can buy for so little these days.

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    Nomad is a great bike. Super capable. The price seems reasonable IF it all checks out. That said, the Nomad is WAAAYYY more bike than you need at this point. You can find PLENTY of more pedalling friendly bikes for the riding you describe unless minimal climbing and then pointing that steed downhill at the gnar for long distances is on your radar. If you get it, I'd bet you would get real tired of it in pretty short order.

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    If you build a light nomad, it'll pedal all day long. Thats kind of the whole theme of the "nomad" naming theme, roam anywhere all day. I trail ride a 2010 giant reign with ~165mm of travel, and its no problem. Nomad is in the same ballpark.

    Its a good deal, but id want to swap out most parts for something lighter.

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    You get it?

    Frame can handle 570mm a2c no problem...take a lot of abuse it can, rims are butter soft tho




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    Yeah man, you been riding this bike? Or did you find something else? Why save money when you can spend it on bikes.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    I have the exact same bike, it's been beat to hell but refuses to die. I ride it hard and so did the guy who owned it before me. Every now and again I think about updating but I still love the way this bike rides.

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