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    Tomac Bikes!

    I'm surprised there hasn't been more recent discussion of Tomac Bikes. Granted, they've had a storied past given the ABG ownership, but Joel Smith and Co, the new owners, are 100% committed to the brand. We recently picked up Tomac. I've been impressed with every aspect of the operation. The frames are sweet - well made with good attention to detail. Joel, Clarke, and Carrie at Tomac have been great to deal with as well.

    We just got this Tomac Carbide SL built up. I was pretty stoked to see how well it came together. I was kinda jealous of Chris when he pedaled away on it .

    Any other new school Tomacs out there? Let's see 'em!


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    I just started looking into Tomac again. I remember their 98 special was such a nice bike back in 02'. Is the Carbide the only bike you have received from them so far? I am thinking of contacting them to become a dealer if you've had good experience with them so far.

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    Hey Mt Dora. I've got a lot of faith in new Tomac. So far, we've got in a couple of Snyper 140s and a Carbide SL. Joel and Clarke are great to deal with and they've taken care of everything I've needed. Great crew. The bikes are top notch, too. Looks like they've got their QC dialed in completely so far. I wish my Snyper 140 demo was a large instead of a medium. Then I could go beat on it
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    Love my 2008 Carbide XC1. Bought it as a complete bike, but put some Ergon's and Conti Race King 2.2 SS's on it and it flies. The deal fell through on the local shop I was going to buy it from, and Joel and Co. were very accommodating and are second to none in customer service.

    The bike was flawless out of the box, lightweight, tracks great, doesn't feel fragile, which I kind of expected (It's my first carbon bike). The only time I use pro-pedal on the rp23 is riding to the trailhead, otherwise I don't need it. I did flip the shock to get a little more clearance for the water bottle.

    Writing these bikes off because of the ABG years would be a mistake. QC on my bike was perfect.


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    I just picked up an old school Tomac Revolver for a stupid low price...but can't find any specs or geometry anywhere...trying to build it and wouldnt mind knowing a little bit about it...any help would be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by augustiner
    I just picked up an old school Tomac Revolver for a stupid low price...but can't find any specs or geometry anywhere...trying to build it and wouldnt mind knowing a little bit about it...any help would be appreciated
    I've got some old catalogs at home, what size do you have?

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    its a ML...which I believe they had medium, ml, and large...its red anno finish, so i think that makes it the comp, im guessing 03-05 from what i can find...

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    The red ano was from 05 I believe, here's the geometry on that one:

    M/L

    TT = 24"
    Head Tube Angle = 70
    Seat Tube Angle = 72
    Chainstay Length = 16.76"
    BB Drop = .75"
    Wheelbase = 42.52"
    Fork Rake = 1.5"
    Standover = 28.3"
    Head Tube Length = 4.75"
    Frame Weight = 5.49lbs

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    awesome...i appreciate it..

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    i would give my left testical for a first generation buckshot hardtail frame with a 24" or longer top tube in good condition with good paint.
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    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drag_slick
    The deal fell through on the local shop I was going to buy it from, and Joel and Co. were very accommodating and are second to none in customer service.
    So you bought it direct from Tomac? I don't want to be a dealer for them if they are doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mount Dora Cycles
    So you bought it direct from Tomac? I don't want to be a dealer for them if they are doing that.
    They need sales somehow.

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    i dont have one but i got to meet the man in the mid 90's. he was born and raised in my home town of Owosso, MI he is the reason i started riding bikes everyday. the local bike shop, House of Wheels, has a signed jerzey he wore.

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    Tomac will sell direct if there are no area dealers. They refer customers to dealers in their local area if they have them. Joel has been in the biz quite a bit and knows what he's doing. Much unlike ABG, it seems so far.
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    So you bought it direct from Tomac? I don't want to be a dealer for them if they are doing that.
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    This is correct. We were trying to go through a local shop first, but it didn't work out, so I got it direct. They are not in the business to compete with the local dealers.

    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Tomac will sell direct if there are no area dealers. They refer customers to dealers in their local area if they have them. Joel has been in the biz quite a bit and knows what he's doing. Much unlike ABG, it seems so far.

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    Old Tomac Eli 2006, if you don't mind
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    My Carbide XC....enjoying it too much to put into words!

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    Well, sent Joel my info today. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I will be a dealer and get a Carbide XC1 in for demo. It will be interesting to see how much interest I can get for the bike in Florida.

    Drag Slick: Any problems you've encountered so far? creaking frame? anything you've added to improve the feel of it? Thanks for any feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mount Dora Cycles
    Well, sent Joel my info today. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I will be a dealer and get a Carbide XC1 in for demo. It will be interesting to see how much interest I can get for the bike in Florida.

    Drag Slick: Any problems you've encountered so far? creaking frame? anything you've added to improve the feel of it? Thanks for any feedback.
    I've only got 220 miles on it so far, we've had a crazy wet spring, hasn't allowed me on the trails as much as I want, but here's my observations.

    Frame is quiet, no noise whatsoever from the pivots, had a slight creak from the handlebar area, re-torqued the mounting bolts for the handlebar, took care of the problem.

    For the life of me, I was dropping the water bottle more when riding while trying to stuff it back in the cage. Joel suggested flipping the rp23 so the propedal lever was up to gain some additional clearance, and that solved my problem. The lever is still easily accessible when riding, the propedal setting knob is slightly harder to adjust, but I set it at 1 and have left it there. The only time I even flip propedal on is riding on pavement to the trailhead.

    I put Ergon grips on, my wrists like them, have no trouble with slipping on the Monkeylite carbon bar.

    The Nevegals that it came with were nice, swapped them out for some Conti Race King SS 2.2's, which is more of a fit for the trails around here. There's plenty of clearance in the chainstay for those tires.

    Only thing I'm considering swapping out now are the Ringle skewers it came with. They always seem to be slipping on me.

    Other than these minor things, the bike has been absolutely perfect.

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    I just built up a Snyper 140 for myself. So far, I've got just a few rides in Crested Butte and a couple of local rides. I'm completely impressed. Pics and a prelim review up soon.
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    400 miles on the Carbide now, slight creaking from the BB area. Cleaned and greased the main pivot bolt, problem solved. It's dead silent again.

    I've beat all my best times on the local loops this summer. Not sure if it's new bike syndrome or what, but I sure am fast on this thing

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    my Snyper

    I sold my Tracer VP and built up a Snyper 140 a little while ago. I really like it. It's funny. The Tracer VP was uber sweet. Great bike, US production and pretty much a full XTR build was about all I could ask for. I built the Tomac up with X9 bits, inexpensive FSA crank, bar, and stem - generally a much, much cheaper bike than the Tracer. With the same fork, Gravity Dropper, and wheels that were on the Intense, this Snyper is within .1 lbs of the Intense. And it would retail for $1500-$2000 less, too. Nice!



    Performance of the Snyper has been top notch. It's super stable, predictable, and really seems to reward a rider with an aggressive riding position and riding style. I put a review up in the reviews section on mtbr here, but I will post a thouroughly detailed review on this thread after a few more 9 hour thrash sessions.

    This bike is available for demo and I've got a medium built up, too. And Joel Smith and co have been a pleasure to deal with
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    I have a customer looking into this bike so thank you for the review.

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    Tomac 2010

    The new 2010 Tomacs look great. Here's some photos Joel Smith took of the new line in Colorado...

    the 2010 Tomac Snyper 140, $1400msrp frame


    A new bike for Tomac, the 2010 Tomac Vanish, 160mm travel, $1600msrp frame


    Another new one, the 2010 Flint 29er. $500msrp frame - der hanger, full cable routing, and eccentric bb for running SS or gears


    The Automatic gets bumped up to 120mm of travel, $1200msrp


    Clark from Tomac stopped in here at Redstone other day to show off some 2010 Tomac Bikes goodies.


    So far, I'm pretty impressed with the 2010 lineup. All they have right now is some pre production prototypes so I didn't take super detailed shots of everything as a few things are changing. I did snap a photo of the new Snyper and of the new Instant Active Suspension (IAS) link, though.

    Here's the new Snyper. It's got the same geometry and angles of the current Snyper (yay) but some small tweaks have been made to the front and rear triangle. The front triangle changes to a traditional diamond frame for more water bottle room and a traditional front der mount. The rear triangle loses the carbon flex stay and adds a verticle brace on either side.


    Also added is the new IAS link between the rear triangle and the swing link.


    The IAS link yields better small bump absorption than the previous carbon flexstay. A quickie ride on the new Snyper felt like the old Snyper, but a bit more buttery. Good call on the IAS guys. Can't wait to see the production models! If you look closely in this last photo, you can see a seatstay bridge has been cut out. Original designs had the bridge but no vertical braces. The addition of the verticle braces yeilded way more stiffness which allowed Tomac to remove the bridge for added tire clearance.
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    Not available til Jan 1st. Ugh I can't take it

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    For sale 2009 carbide xc1 frame if anyone is interested.

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    It is used but in good shape

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    Sorry size large

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    Sorry size large

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    What are you looking for, evilhead?
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    Not available til Jan 1st. Ugh I can't take it
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    Snyper. It's 79 degrees outside! Killin me.

    Here's a question - does avail Jan really mean it doesn't show up til late Feb?
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    Getting my first Carbide in tomorrow. Can't wait to build it up. Anyone seen the January 2010 Mountain Bike Action Mag.? They reviewed the Carbide SL and seemed to love it.

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    Sweet! Grats man. I didn't see that review but I did see the Snyper one they just did, two months before the new IAS models come out. Now they won't look at it again for God knows how long. D'oh.

    I just got my demo today, shipped to my house from Tomac HQ. Yay! I'll have to get pedals & a torque wrench. Boo! But I'm stoked, its an awesome bike, you can tell its quality.


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    That's awesome, Grease. Did you get the AIS demo or the original style? The more time I spend on my Snyper, the more I'm loving it. Drop the saddle on descents and it feels like a mini downhill bike.
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    700 miles on the Carbide, zero issues, except, well, finding more time to ride

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    It's an '09 still. Brand new frame though, still has the protective film on the headtube logo. Very nice... then there's like 10yr old shifters on it.. hehe. Whatever, they work. Put some new Cbros Candy SLs on it.. great bike... still just fiddling with all the suspension settings. And not a fan of the little racerboy saddle but that's just me.

    Should be a fun week! Tho there was rumors at the shop that it's gonna rain tomorrow

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    come pry it from my cold dead hands

    Well, I liked the Snyper so much I bought the demo. What can I say, it's the best bike I've ever ridden. /shrug

    One question, how can you tell if you have a 140 or 150mm fork?? I measured the stanchions, and there's 160mm showing? That can't be right...

    It's a 32 Float FiT RLC; does the FiT mean it's a 2010? Uhhh

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    yo Tomacites

    Got sick of the rain here so went to Tucson for the weekend - she rides beautifully! Mid-60s & dry on the day after X-mas; they have it good down there in winter. Was bummed to have to head home so soon, had a blast & ran into some nice folks


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    hahaha I made virtually the same trek and found the same things as you greasemeat only we went to Phoenix. Great winter riding down there. I put a post up in Passion about the trip. I even threw in a little Tomac love.

    oh - FIT does = 2010
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    Oh man what are the odds, the same weekend? Too weird - ok I'll check it out thanks bud.

    & thanks on the fork, asked Fox, its 150mm too, schweet.

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    Hey ignaz - question. If you grab say your top tube and lift the rear end off the ground, then grab a carbon seat stay and push/pull up & down, is there any clicking travel goin on there? Never noticed this before...

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    No - could be a couple of things, though. It could be a worn eyelet bushing in the shock or loose pivots. Put your fingers by where the bolt runs thru the shock eyelet and see if you can feel any play. Also check all the pivots to make sure they're tight. I had a couple of mine creep loose - had to Loctite them.
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    Oh. That was easy. Gave left side pivot a tiny turn w/ the hex, blam, done. Durp durp.

    Thank you sir.

    BTW - love this ad.

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    I get a kick out of that ad too. My youngest is 12 weeks old and I showed the wife that ad and she asked if that's what he's gonna look like.

    My oldest got a black Kona Makena for Christmas, only thing he was concerned about was getting color cause he wanted one that looked like my Carbide.

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    Looking for Pictures of tricked out Type X's

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    Tricked out, like, with 100 spoke wheels and a chain steering wheel?

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    Just some very light type X's.. hhhmmmm a hundred spoke wheels.. tempting
    Mine in Currently just under 8KG.. still peacing together some stuff.. saw one on a German forn at 6.9 6kg.. and yeas ride able.. he had done several races with it..

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    I love your enthusiasm for the Tomac Type X. I don't have any in my store yet so no pictures, sorry. I did get the Carbide XC in the other day as a demo bike and took it out for spin. Very fun bike. I wished it was a size larger for me but had to go with majority. I might get the Type X for myself, it seems more my style being more of a roadie.

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    Hello all-

    I am trying to get some ride reports on the Automatic 120. I really like the way the bike looks and the geometry appears to be spot on. Since the new auto has not been out long, I heave not gathered much in the way of how it feels. Any shops on the thread have any customer feedback or personal saddle time?

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    I'm sure if you contact Joel at Tomac, he could lead you to some people who have purchased the bike and get feedback from them. I myself haven't seen or tested the new Automatic's.

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    Snyper indoor shots ......

    This bike absolutely rocks the trails up here in Western Canada. What a sweet ride Here are a few indoor pics of my 2009 Snyper.
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    09 Snyper pic's

    Just finished putting her together.
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    Anyone got some 2010s yet??

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    I see they've updated the photos on their site at least. Paint scheme is different now. Got to say I prefer the 2009 pinstriping etc but supposedly they ride better & that's what matters...

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    Hot bike, fellas, looks good in black. I have the white one. You know I had planned to trade up to a 2010 Snyper or Vanish, but I love mine so much I'm just gonna keep her. Go figure.

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    Just came back from a demo event here at our local Mtn bike park. Has a LOT of people enjoy riding the Carbide Xc I have and a Snyper Joel sent me. The most attention came to the Flint 29er by far though. I only had a frame so no test rides on it.

    All the big names were there also, Trek, Specialized, Giant and Felt. I took a Specialized Epic 29er out for a spin myself. $9000 bike and I absolutely HATED it. Only shining point of the bike I rode was the SRAM XX drivetrain. I could go on about what I hated about it but this is a Tomac thread. I wouldn't trade the ride of the Carbide and at half the cost for anything I rode there. But what do I know, I ride skinny tires most of the time.

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    Noticed a lot of people here from Colorado talking up the Carbide. There is one on closeout in Lakewood at Treads Bicycle Outfitters in size medium. It was like $2700. Not to put out a shameless plug but it seemed like one hell of a deal for the right person. Wished I had the money myself. All I hear about is how good the Carbide is for epic rides and racing.
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    My 2010 Snyper will be here early next week. Unfornately, it's been pretty busy at the shop here so I won't be able to build 'er up right away. I'll put some frame pics up when I get it. Can't wait!
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    Nice!! We have contact - what color? Yeah they're not gonna be @ Sea Otter tomorrow, boo hoo.. so looking fwd to your pix!

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    Send it down to me. I have plenty of time to build it up for you and...umm... test it....

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    Some pix of a few Tomac racers I saw @ Sea Otter Classic

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    Rocking the Flint 29er

    I know lots of people have been interested in this bike/frame for its weight and price so I thought I'd show it off!

    Only one ride so far, but I'm smiling

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    No pics of my new 2010 Snyper (yet) but here's a teaser. Just got this Automatic 120 built up for a good customer. It's a small. Beautiful bike. I got the Auto and the Snyper at the same time. This Automatic looks just like a mini Snyper - very cool.



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    Can't wait to get mine built up and ridden! MDC, if you were closer, I'd hit you up on your offer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    No pics of my new 2010 Snyper (yet) but here's a teaser. Just got this Automatic 120 built up for a good customer. It's a small. Beautiful bike. I got the Auto and the Snyper at the same time. This Automatic looks just like a mini Snyper - very cool.



    drive side shot of the IAS linkage.


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    Can't wait to get mine built up and ridden! MDC, if you were closer, I'd hit you up on your offer!

    The automatic looks sweet! If I had the money I would have gotten that frame too along with my Flint.
    What does yours weigh built up like that?

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    [QUOTE=gcavy1]I know lots of people have been interested in this bike/frame for its weight and price so I thought I'd show it off!

    Only one ride so far, but I'm smiling



    We have a frame hanging up here at the shop. I've been pondering building it up. Looks pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greasemeat
    Yea the Auto is hot I want one for my lady
    That's exactly what this one was built for. Gcavy1 - it was about 27.5 as you see it pictured.
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    seat stay question 09 Snyper

    I have a 5cm mark rite in the middle of the seat stay at the flex point near the brake caliper of my 09 Snyper and it looks like the paint is chipping should i be concerned or is this normal for carbon stays to do this.

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    Mine was pretty chipped up but I attribute that to rocky terrain taking off the clear coat and I didn't worry about it. Pics would probably help as it really is hard to tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoli8
    Nice carbide............ just got my Eclipse Tubes for the Type X
    Will throw them on tonight..

    at 7.86 right now.. Just ordered a Flint frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoli8
    at 7.86 right now.. Just ordered a Flint frame...
    17 and half lbs!!?? AWESOME! is that with pedals!?

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    Yes with 4 ti's and new lightning cranks...

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    Thats good to hear that it is normal for this carbon seat stay. I will try and fire of some pic's (having a little camera trouble).

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    photo?

    Quote Originally Posted by slayer 50
    I have a 5cm mark rite in the middle of the seat stay at the flex point near the brake caliper of my 09 Snyper and it looks like the paint is chipping should i be concerned or is this normal for carbon stays to do this.
    I notice that on mine the seatstay bridge now has odd warping lines and a couple chips, but not really cracks (I hope).. kind of sketches me out but its probably ok.

    Wish I had some touch up paint, getting more & more chips every day.
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    I had a couple clearcoat chips on top of the BB shell on my Carbide that I emailed to the company to get checked out.

    Forward your pics in and see what they say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Mine was pretty chipped up but I attribute that to rocky terrain taking off the clear coat and I didn't worry about it. Pics would probably help as it really is hard to tell.
    I have my camera working for now.
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    2.4's

    Check out these WTB 2.4's on my Snyper it gives the bike a hole new look.
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    Pretty cool shots. I don't know about that scratch/crack, looks kind of sketchy how it's along the stay like that but what do I know

    Hey I just happened to search for any new news on the Vanish & this article was posted today.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...radar-hq-25910

    Nearly May & still no Vanish; if anyone sees one in a shop or reviewed anywhere please let me know!
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    Cambria Bike has 'em on their site. But it's a special order, none in stock to visit on site

    BTW use code "TWENTYOFF" to save over a grand on the bike! But only til May 1 apparently
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    2010 Snyper pics

    I finally got some shots of my new 2010 Snyper. I took all of the parts off my '09 Snyper, slapped them right on and felt right at home. After a week or so, I put a new stem and bar on there. New wider bar = much better.

    The IAS link so far has been a great addition. More buttery suspension on the ground and a better pedaler, too. I like! Weight on this build as pictured (size large) is about 29lbs.





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    My '09 Snyper is my first full suspension bike. Here's some pics after a few rides, and it's first cleaning. The seat is now positioned a bit further ahead and angled differently in the rails. I am super stoked on the way it rides!

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    Does anyone know the shock eye to eye length for a 98 Special Pro please?

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    200mm or 7.87"

    It just so happens I had one and had bought a replacement shock for it some years ago.
    Sadly, the frame cracked and it's collecting dust in the garage.

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    My 2009 Snyper is creaking like a mofo. I had BB & main pivot "checked out" - but it's still doing it on uphills/low gears. Maybe its the black bolt in the shock pivot, no idea. Really getting annoying tho, used to be a dead-silent bike.
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    You had the pivots checked out or serviced? Did you take it to a LBS or your buddy across the street?

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    Oh it was a good bike shop, they regreased them, I could see red & greenish goo around the pivots after. So I'm thinking that black shock link pivot might be doing it. That or the whole BB needs to be replaced... but wouldn't they see something while its out? I dunno...
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    8mm Hex/Allen key is still too small, any idea what size that black pivot link is?
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    I think it's a 10mm.
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    Yeah 10 thanks. Regreased/tightened everything, nothing was loose. So it's not the Tomac, the frame is still silent as ever & smooth. Its the banged up components I have bolted onto it. Check out the carbon crank stuff around the chainring bolts, a couple look cracked & chewed up? Maybe that's it. I've cleaned regreased & tighted all the bolts even put some new ones in, still creaking. Then I go to wash it and see this:
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    If it's creaking only when pedaling or under power, chances are likely that it's the bb. Easy fix, though. Just pull the crank off, pull out the bottom bracket, clean the heck out of everything, regrease the bb shell heavily and reinstall. That should take care of it. Creaks can be hard to diagnose, though, especially on the internets.
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    Yeah bike shop fully serviced it. No play or anything. So not sure. Decided not to get a new BB just yet. I am now on a hunt.. greased both QR skewers, seatpost, new crankbolts & all pivots. It's at the shop now, they're going to check out those spider bolts hopefully its just cosmetic. Could be coming from there. Man I hope I don't need new cranks

    I tightened the handlebar bolts when it looked crooked in the stem, don't have a torque wrench so they're going to tweak that, I don't have that friction paste either, it does creak on the climbs but not the same sound.

    Rear rotor slightly bent or something, makes an odd chime once per revolution, pads look good though.

    Maybe its the cassette? They're going to adj. the rear hub.

    All I can think of that's left is re-grease or even rebuild the CBros Candy pedals, and grease up the derailleur hanger??

    Also putting 203mm rotor on front, removing big ring & installing Gamut dual ring.

    See how she sounds when she's back!

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    check your saddle

    I had a creak that has been driving me crazy for the last year. I checked all the usual suspects and finally figured out my WTB Pure V was the culprit. A couple squirts of silicone spray where the rails go into the saddle base and she was quiet.
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    Not saying you need a new bb. Typically creaks are caused by dirt and contamination. Don't replace the bottom bracket, just pull it out and clean all of the surfaces on the bb as well as the frame. Re install with liberal amounts of grease on the bb shell. Anytime I hear "creaking under power or while pedaling" the bottom bracket is the first thing I aim for. Have you done that yet?
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    Yeah bike shop fully serviced it. No play or anything. So not sure. Find out when its back. If I need new cranks I'm gonna cry.
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    There wouldn't be any play. He is saying there will be contaminants causing the noise. Needs to be cleaned and greased, not replaced.
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    Just ordered a 2009 Snyper frame from Cambria. Cant wait for it to get here.

    Quick question- I'm still using an old school ISIS type BB set up. Does anyone know what width spindle I need to get the correct chain line?

    Thanks for the help
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    Almost same for me

    Quote Originally Posted by denjen
    Just ordered a 2009 Snyper frame from Cambria. Cant wait for it to get here.

    Quick question- I'm still using an old school ISIS type BB set up. Does anyone know what width spindle I need to get the correct chain line?

    Thanks for the help
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    Just got the frame last night. Its f-in beautiful, probably the nicest frame I have ever owned.

    Unfortunately its been almost 100 degrees and pure humidity for the past week here in Virginia. Not looking forward to sitting in a hot ass garage to build it up.

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    ouch!

    Quote Originally Posted by denjen
    its been almost 100 degrees and pure humidity for the past week here in Virginia. Not looking forward to sitting in a hot ass garage to build it up.
    And to think my ex father-in-law almost had me talked in to moving back there Best decision I never made!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    And to think my ex father-in-law almost had me talked in to moving back there Best decision I never made!
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    Yes the summers here suck. The good thing is that from mid september to may the weather is usually very nice and I can ride as much as I want

    How is the KHS working out for you?

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    That's some good months of riding

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    Yes the summers here suck. The good thing is that from mid september to may the weather is usually very nice and I can ride as much as I want

    How is the KHS working out for you?
    Frames not built up yet. Still paying off in layaway. End of summer hopefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    Frames not built up yet. Still paying off in layaway. End of summer hopefully.

    I hear you on that one. I broke my other frame on May 1st. Had to sell stuff and save my pennies till now to get the frame

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    Tell me it wasn't a KHS

    Quote Originally Posted by denjen
    I hear you on that one. I broke my other frame on May 1st
    Here's what's sitting in storage @ my lbs. Hopefully not too much dust will have settled on it by the time it's paid in full.
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    Got it built up last night, gonna break it in Saturday.

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    Just don't break it though

    [QUOTE=denjen]Got it built up last night, gonna break it in Saturday.[QUOTE]

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    Got a couple rides in this weekend. Have to say I really like it so far. It pedals better with the propedal off than the Transition Covert it replced did with it on in the #2 position. I was climbing stuff in the middle ring that I usually had to drop down into the small ring for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denjen
    Got a couple rides in this weekend. Have to say I really like it so far. It pedals better with the propedal off than the Transition Covert it replced did with it on in the #2 position. I was climbing stuff in the middle ring that I usually had to drop down into the small ring for.
    Could it be you're getting stronger?? What do I know, I'm running a 34-11/34 1x9 now. I don't have the luxury of Granny.
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    A friend I ride with has been trying to get me to go 1x9 for awhile now. Once I get a couple trips to the mountains in to see how the bike rides I may make the swap

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    Right....

    Quote Originally Posted by denjen
    A friend I ride with has been trying to get me to go 1x9 for awhile now. Once I get a couple trips to the mountains in to see how the bike rides I may make the swap
    I just converted my ss ht to 1x9 to try out for awhile. Only cost was the front chain guide.

    When I'm able to put the new f/s frame together think I'm going 2x9. Like to climb and want some more versitility with this bike since it will be about 10lbs. heavier.

    **Edit** ....and I'm over 50.
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    Nice bike Denjen. looks beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mount Dora Cycles
    Nice bike Denjen. looks beautiful.

    Thanks. Quick question, how much sag is are you running on yours?

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    Trail (Snyper/Vanish): 25-35% of total shock travel in sag. This should be 14mm and 20mm between the O-ring and shock seal on the Snyper and 16mm to 22mm on the Vanish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mount Dora Cycles
    Trail (Snyper/Vanish): 25-35% of total shock travel in sag. This should be 14mm and 20mm between the O-ring and shock seal on the Snyper and 16mm to 22mm on the Vanish.

    Yeah I saw that on the site. I was having a hard time finding the sweet spot for me. Ended up just taking the pump along with me for the ride. 155 psi seems to work great.

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    That's the best thing you can do. After you've been riding for a bit, check to see that you're using all of your travel. The o ring will be all the way at the bottom if you are. If you're not regularly (every ride or so) using all of the travel on the bike, back a few pounds out of it. You want the shock to come as close to bottoming as possible without hitting a mechanical bottom.

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    Yeah I saw that on the site. I was having a hard time finding the sweet spot for me. Ended up just taking the pump along with me for the ride. 155 psi seems to work great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    That's the best thing you can do. After you've been riding for a bit, check to see that you're using all of your travel. The o ring will be all the way at the bottom if you are. If you're not regularly (every ride or so) using all of the travel on the bike, back a few pounds out of it. You want the shock to come as close to bottoming as possible without hitting a mechanical bottom.

    I check the o ring constantly to see how much I am using. Using almost all the travel everyride. Ive only bottomed hard once, when I did a smal drop and my foot came unclipped. Landed with all of my weight on the saddle.

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    finally done !

    after month of researching, ordering and wrenching my new trail bike finally came together in june.
    below a couple of picture for memory lane - it will never bee that clean and scratch-free again).

    ordered the '09 from tomac directly and joel has been a great help to work out some issues with matching up the components. first quality service over there and a first quality frame.
    the snyper replaced my old iron horse mk III. the rear suspension on the snyper takes much less fiddling to get it right. feels very responsive and bottomless with 25% sag and no propedal. the 150mm revelation dual air matches well and provides some all mountain abilities beyond the designated trail application of this frame. my home trail has a couple of 5-7 drops into transitions that i was able to take with the same confidence as with my 160mm gt sanction.

    the industry nine am wheels with the specialized captain elite have really helped to drop the weight. very happy with the sunline components as well. overall a fantastic ride for very reasonable money.
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    Well done dabear. Looks nice in black, I like your grips. I recommend Jagwire rubber cable bumpers up at the head tube junction b/c eventually those cables will rub the paint. Mine has returned to ninja snyper silence again, I think it was a loose/dry rear skewer but not sure. Anyway, taking her to Downieville tonight; I can't wait!

    BTW the new Automatic is reviewed in latest issue of Bike. Was hoping for a Vanish test, still haven't seen a peep about it anywhere.
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    The Vanish is killer. We've had a couple roll thru the shop. Think Snyper but bigger, plusher, stiffer. Good stuff.
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    Wow, can't believe they don't have a dedicated Tomac forum here.

    I just picked up an '09 Type X frame with Truvativ Noir cranks, Juicy Ultimate brakes, X0 gripshifters, PG990 red cassette, PC991 chain, Truvativ carbon bars and seatpost, SDG Ti Fy saddle, SID world cup (factory tuned) forks and mavic 717 rims with XTR hubs.

    The frame is brand new and the rest of the parts are second hand, but in great condition.

    Still room for improvement though obviously. The first to go will be the X7 rear derailleur and the Shimano LX front derailleur. I'm undecided on the Gripshifters. My FS bike is a full XT build and I like the trigger shifters on that so might go that way?. Will give it a week or so of riding then decide if I like the gripshifters.

    I'll also be either adding a stans kit to the wheels or buying a set of XT wheels and going tubeless to drop a little more weight. It's currently sitting just under 10kgs, so should be able to strip a kg or two with a few upgrades.



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    Nice looking bike.

    Yes it is unfortunate that Tomac does not have its own forum. They make great bikes and I don't think most people take the time to check them out.

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    Great looking bike there Magilla. We've got a few team guys here on Type Xs and they are loving them. Light fast, and good looking.
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    WOW...Lots of bike porn in here.

    Picking up my Type X 3 on Monday. Already set my username to reflect that. lol..

    I'll post pics when I pick it up. Keep the pics coming.......

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    There's a great type x thread in the weight weenies forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoli8
    There's a great type x thread in the weight weenies forum
    Thanks! I already checked it out. The Type X I'm picking up doesn't have all the top of the line gear, but it's a frame worthy of upgrades.

    Your white Type X is sweet!

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    When is Tomac going to get it's own forum?
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    How do we appeal to MTBR for a forum..I sent a mail , but no response..
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    Does anyone think the next flint or version of will be Carbon..

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    I don't think we'll see a carbon Flint, but stay tuned - there's definitely some cool stuff coming up from what I hear
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    I saw a Aluminium Flint sketch at the Polish distrubutor's website:

    http://www.leader.pl/index.php?produkt=864

    It has different decals and a newly designed headtube, maybe its a leaked drawing of the new one.
    The decals look very nice though.

    I also saw a pic of an Automatic 120 Carbon on a british website...

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    There’s a sneak preview of two new bikes on this site. I’m quite interested in the Diplomat…

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    Thanks for that mountain flyer link. The Supramatic looks sweet!

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    Just got my Type X 3. Not as high end spec as some of the bikes here, but definitely will be fun to upgrade as I go.

    I cannot believe the great service I got from Joel at Tomac Bikes. I was surprised he responded personally.

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    I love it.. I got some lighter seat collars if u want one...

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    What pedals are those...?

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    Ritchey V-4 Comp.. Not super light, but super affordable. lol

    I don't race, but may decide to give it a try. Then maybe I'll be more concerned with the weight. I really like the ride quality of the Type X. I am just a XC guy, and still like the hardtails. My Giant XTC is still in pretty good shape, but this Type X is a beautiful bike. I would like to have my first upgrade be a tubeless wheel set. Maybe X-mas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomactypeX
    Ritchey V-4 Comp.. Not super light, but super affordable. lol

    I don't race, but may decide to give it a try. Then maybe I'll be more concerned with the weight. I really like the ride quality of the Type X. I am just a XC guy, and still like the hardtails. My Giant XTC is still in pretty good shape, but this Type X is a beautiful bike. I would like to have my first upgrade be a tubeless wheel set. Maybe X-mas...
    The great thing is you have a super frame to upgrade around, and yeah, I've never dealt with a company that has better customer service. Even my stupid suspension setup questions.

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    Lookn for a Cortez frame...for a build for my mother in law.. Small frame.

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    Finally - Vanish is reviewed in latest MBA. Thumbs up!!
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    I had a couple Vanishes thru here this summer. Very sweet bike if you're looking for something for burlier terrain. I especially like the rear axle. It yeilds a super stiff rear.

    Think of the Automatic as a lighter, snappier Snyper and the Vanish their burlier big brother.
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    How would you rate the suspension /vs other similar travel single pivot designs - is it more plush or firm would u say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greasemeat
    Finally - Vanish is reviewed in latest MBA. Thumbs up!!
    I'm liking all the increased publicity for Tomac bikes. I'm really loving my Automatic. It's quick, climbs well, and seems to take anything I throw at it with the burly build I put on it. I'm hoping they'll review the Automatic as well to complete the trifecta. Bike looked at it last month, but I like MBA's reviews a lot better. Bike magazine seems to just give a brief overview of the bike without any actual solid testing results.

    I'm guessing you have a subscription and you're referring to the new issue that hasn't hit newstands yet? I'll have to check it out.
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    Yep /agree with the Bike reviews, they are much shorter, 2/3rd the page is a photo of the bike. I was surprised to see MBA recently trash talking the Joplin pretty bad hehe. Although a Bike reviewer will sign his name & MBA seems to operate under general anonymous "staffers"

    Yes I'm subscribed, got it a few days back, October ish. Doesn't even say anything about the Tomac, just happened across it inside. Was pleasantly surprised. They did also review the Santa Cruz Butcher (similar rides) and spoke more about its suspension than they did the Vanish, so kinda wondering.
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    Has anyone ever heard of a Lefty mounted on a Tomac? I'm considering the synper as a replacement for my beloved but aged 2005 prophet, and the lefty is just too perfect to dispose of. It has 5.5" travel and very rigid; seems a perfect match with the Tomac.
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    I've seen in a Type X and Cortez... Loved the look

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    The Lefty won't work with the Snyper, as the Snyper is still 1 1/8 on top of the head tube. The Lefty is 1.5 compatible only.


    Grease - I've had quite a few of the new Tomacs in with the IAS link on them. I definitely like the added sophistication of the new link. It's more buttery on smaller bumps but doesn't seem to impact the rest of the travel so much. I have plans to keep my Snyper for a while

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtvet
    Has anyone ever heard of a Lefty mounted on a Tomac? I'm considering the synper as a replacement for my beloved but aged 2005 prophet, and the lefty is just too perfect to dispose of. It has 5.5" travel and very rigid; seems a perfect match with the Tomac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    The Lefty won't work with the Snyper, as the Snyper is still 1 1/8 on top of the head tube. The Lefty is 1.5 compatible only.


    Grease - I've had quite a few of the new Tomacs in with the IAS link on them. I definitely like the added sophistication of the new link. It's more buttery on smaller bumps but doesn't seem to impact the rest of the travel so much. I have plans to keep my Snyper for a while
    Can you use a project 321 adaptor..Look up Eliflap in the cannondale forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    The Lefty won't work with the Snyper, as the Snyper is still 1 1/8 on top of the head tube. The Lefty is 1.5 compatible only.
    Not anymore!
    First of all there are already adapter kits available, but Cannondale is also releasing some in 1 1/8 to also reach the regular market apart from its own system integration.
    At least that was a big announcement several months ago in Bike Magazine.

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    http://www.project321.com/bike2.php
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    Ever wanted to ride a Cannondale Lefty on a non-Cannondale frame? Now you can. PROJECT321 has developed an adapter that will allow you to run a Lefty on nearly any frame with a 1.125" head tube. " from project 321 site

    We manufacture two types of adapters, one for the "bonded" Lefty and one for the "clamp-on" Lefty.

    You can read up on stuff here..

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    Ya Tyler, the Lefty for All is what one form called it.. it looks good...

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    Good call on that fellas. I was thinking Headshok. The horror, the horror...
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    I just got some info regarding 2011 Tomac! Here's some highlights

    Automatic gets tapered headtube.
    Snyper gets ISCG05 tabs.
    Vanish/Auto/Snyper stiffer rear triangles.

    Sounds like they're making minor tweaks to an already sweet lineup. I had planned to keep my Snyper because I love it so much but...
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    I saw Bike magazine mentioning a flexy rear tri on the Auto, so good to see its already being addressed. That carbon Supermatic looks cool too.

    How bout that new logo eh... no more eagle's head, just a wing

    Know how you feel about your Snyper.. still love my 09 but confess to checking out her younger sister.. wonder if the '11 rear triangles'll look any different.

    Wonder why the shift from maxle rear axle & Sram stuff over to Shimano...
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    Quote Originally Posted by greasemeat
    I saw Bike magazine mentioning a flexy rear tri on the Auto, so good to see its already being addressed. That carbon Supermatic looks cool too.

    How bout that new logo eh... no more eagle's head, just a wing

    Know how you feel about your Snyper.. still love my 09 but confess to checking out her younger sister.. wonder if the '11 rear triangles'll look any different.

    Wonder why the shift from maxle rear axle & Sram stuff over to Shimano...
    Yeah, I saw the 2011 sneak peak on singletrackworld. I'm pretty sure I like the old logo better. I thought it was more "clever" how it was incorporated into the name. Now it's just Tomac with an eagle wing attached. Sounds like they have a solid lineup for 2011 though.

    http://www.singletrackworld.com/2010...11-first-look/

    I've been really enjoying my Automatic 120 custom build. I've been putting it through a lot. Personally I haven't noticed any flex and I'm a big guy, but I haven't really been looking for it either. It feels pretty solid underneath me, and it's handled everything I've thrown at it. There might be some there, but I haven't felt it.

    I mentioned that "review" earlier. Bike magazine has great riding stories, but I'm not a fan of their bike tests. They don't seem to give much helpful information, more like a product overview than a bike test.
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    Almost forgot the original purpose of this thread. Here's 2 shots of my Automatic 120 after her last ride. She needs a little cleaning. I may change a few things but this is the current build.

    Frame purchased from Redstone Cyclery and most parts transferred over from previous bike.

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    Love this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greasemeat
    She's a beauty. Where do you ride? I got bucked off today
    I ride the front range everywhere within about 2 hours of Denver. Sucks you had a fall, no serious injuries though I take it?

    I wanted to switch my current cockpit over to my hardtail and try something new on my Tomac. I was running a 90mm stem with 8 degree rise and 680mm 1.5 inch riser bars. I wanted to go lower and wider. Since I don't have a tight tree problem on most of the trails I ride out here, I decided to drink the Koolaid and see how wide I could go and still be comfortable. Local bike shop had these in stock, so I put on some Deity Dirty 30s. I also added a Thomson X4 80mm stem. I'll have to get it out on the trail to see how it feels. It's probably way overkill, and I may end up cutting the bars down an inch or so, but they are really light with a great feel, so I'll have a sweet bar either way.

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    Nice, both my folks are from Colorado, beautiful place. I'm ok, I had been playing with the fork settings, and just got randomly pogo'd off somehow, landed right on my chest. Kind of funny how I socked myself in the jaw with my forearm on the way down hehe. Anyway yeah my bars are nearly 28, I think they are fine, but wouldn't mind trying slightly wider. Time for new grips tho. When I crashed the brake lever popped forward, but clicks back into place without issue, which is a nice 'feature'

    With the new logo I wonder if the headtube badge'll still have the eagle's head. I understand them wanting to distance themselves from that earlier tomac bikes logo which was similar... but the pinstriping was really nice on the 08-09s imo.. early pics of the 2010s were in the same colorway and looked sweet but now I'm more meh about it

    Oh, Bike mag's latest ish made me lol, its getting pretty bad:

    Specialized Enduro SL Pro Carbon: "Climbs like a trail bike & descends like a freeride machine, all in a lightweight, adjustable package."

    Santa Cruz Carbon Nomad: "A lightweight machine that pedals like an XC bike yet descends like the solid all-mountain beast it is."

    Ibis Mojo HD: "This carbon jewel has the heart of a cross-country champ & the soul of a downhill superstar."

    Man these kids have it pretty good over at the bike mag office. Bang out stuff like this in between trips to whistler/fruita etc & get paid to do so, sheeyit I'll wear a flatbrim too I don't care when can I start
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    Has anyone had issues with the stock Tomac QR seatpost clamp? When using it I seem to have issues with my seatpost dropping while riding and the post spinning easily when the saddle is bumped as well. I don't recall having as many issues when using another QR clamp (Woodman Death Grip). It had a plastic cam though and it broke, so I'm using the Tomac one again until I can get another clamp with a better cam mechanism. I may just go with a bolt on clamp though.

    I don't know if I'm having issues because I'm using a seatpost with a shim or not, but I had the same seatpost with a different size shim on a previous bike and had no problems. I was going to get a regular 30.9 post to use instead of my current one with shim, but I'm waiting for the Reverb to come out and don't want to buy a post then only use it for a few months.
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    I had same issues.. Had to ditch the shim... I was using a USE plastic shim..
    No issues with current post.. You can try to abras the shim on the inside so the post kinda sticks better.. My shim needed the roughn up treatment.. But at the same time got a new Masterpiece off flea bay .. Uber cheap

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    Well my shim isn't plastic, it's aluminum.
    I threw a bolt-on clamp on there and will test to see if it works any better on my next ride. It definitely didn't spin easily like it did before. They seem well made, but I'm just not sure the Tomac QRs have a lot of clamping force, at least in my case.
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    My Snyper came with a salsa seat clamp which was a pleasant surprise. I did read in one of the reviews that the stock clamp was a little finicky.

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    New bolt-on clamp seemed to mostly solve it. Didn't have any issues on my today with the post spinning, but it was just slightly lower at the end of a 15 mile ride. It wasn't nearly as much as before though.
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    Did anyone see Tomacs drop bar Type X on Facebook...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoli8
    Did anyone see Tomacs drop bar Type X on Facebook...

    I did..... Sweeeeet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoli8
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    I saw it! I think they could offer it as an option when buying your complete build from them. I'd like to try it, not sure if I would like it much though.

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    If they were to market a Drop Bar specific bike, they need to shorten the top tube length.

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    I saw a carbide in the local shop and it has the funky seat collar.. can those be changed or are the frame specific.. look heavy

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    The collars silver similar to the ones above..

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    I'm checking to see if anyone 5'11 is riding a medium snyper..
    My friend is selln his, but I'm to far away to try it.

    I know sizing is based on comfort fit..
    But wanna see if anyone out their is riding one in this height range

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoli8
    I'm checking to see if anyone 5'11 is riding a medium snyper..
    My friend is selln his, but I'm to far away to try it.

    I know sizing is based on comfort fit..
    But wanna see if anyone out their is riding one in this height range

    I am 6' 0" and ride a large. There is a huge difference between the medium(22.7") and large(23.9). No way could I drop down that far and get the bike to fit right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoli8
    I saw a carbide in the local shop and it has the funky seat collar.. can those be changed or are the frame specific.. look heavy
    If you saw my post above you'll see I switched mine to a bolt-on. Any 34.9 clamp will do. I put on a red straitline one. I've had too many issues with qr clamps so I've switched to bolt-ons for both my bikes. Planning on getting a drop post for my Tomac so won't need a qr anyway.
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    Saw your post was just double checking...

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    The carbide clamp is specific to the frame. I'm sure you can use another type but it would look funny. It's not a heavy clamp, but not sure why the weight of a clamp would matter? What are we talking? 10-30 grams difference between different clamps? Are you really going to feel that? NO.

    As far as slipping clamps, ditch the shim and buy the right post and it will solve that problem. If you want to keep using the shim trying using fiber paste to grease it or a cheaper method is grease it then throw dirt on it. The dirt will add friction to keep it from spinning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mount Dora Cycles
    The carbide clamp is specific to the frame. I'm sure you can use another type but it would look funny. It's not a heavy clamp, but not sure why the weight of a clamp would matter? What are we talking? 10-30 grams difference between different clamps? Are you really going to feel that? NO.

    As far as slipping clamps, ditch the shim and buy the right post and it will solve that problem. If you want to keep using the shim trying using fiber paste to grease it or a cheaper method is grease it then throw dirt on it. The dirt will add friction to keep it from spinning.
    Any clamp would work as long as you don't over-tighten it on the carbon frame. I don't know why it would look weird. The default clamp looks a little weird to me to be honest, though not bad or anything.

    Ordering a Reverb soon so not wanting to spend money to replace my post until I get that, though a Thomson has been really tempting in the meantime. Thanks for the info though.
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    Tomac Snyper 140

    Here is my newly built Tomac Snyper 140. Size large weighing in at 28 lbs. Too much red maybe?...








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    Gotta keep this thread alive!

    Now with RockShox Reverb





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    Quote Originally Posted by BaeckerX1
    Any clamp would work as long as you don't over-tighten it on the carbon frame. I don't know why it would look weird. The default clamp looks a little weird to me to be honest, though not bad or anything.

    Ordering a Reverb soon so not wanting to spend money to replace my post until I get that, though a Thomson has been really tempting in the meantime. Thanks for the info though.
    Next time go look at a Carbide and the seat clamp. You will see the frame is designed to use THAT seat clamp. The frame is notched out for it meaning it will look weird with any other seat clamp, like I said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mount Dora Cycles
    Next time go look at a Carbide and the seat clamp. You will see the frame is designed to use THAT seat clamp. The frame is notched out for it meaning it will look weird with any other seat clamp, like I said.
    Point taken. I've never actually seen the bike without the clamp on. I just assumed it was like all the other Tomacs. No need to get so defensive about things. I hope you're a bit nicer to your customers in person.
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    Yes, I am. And I wave at every cyclist I pass too.
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    Hey

    I just went to the Tomac site to contact em about some touch up paint and the web site has been redesigned. Haven't looked at it in depth but looks pretty good!!

    Still posting that old 'original' paintjob pic of the Vanish tho
    /end nit picks

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    I like the new site, one thing I did notice is the Cortez isn't listed anymore, wonder if it's dead? Maybe some good closeout deals then?

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    Hmmm... Looks like it's been dropped in favor of the Sliver

    http://www.tomac.com/bikes.php?year=2011&model=sliver#2

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    Here is a quick updated pic of my XC race rig.

    I'm considering replacing the 80mm SID with a 100mm Reba or Fox to make general trail riding a bit more enjoyable, but still allow me to race it. The frame is designed for a 100mm fork, so might as well keep the Tomac designers happy


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    Not bad. Anyone know what a 180 Talas would be like on the Vanish 160? I figure with an Angleset it'd manage alright?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greasemeat
    I just went to the Tomac site to contact em about some touch up paint and the web site has been redesigned. Haven't looked at it in depth but looks pretty good!!

    Still posting that old 'original' paintjob pic of the Vanish tho
    /end nit picks

    Anyway back to the ballgame
    Yeah, the new site is sweet. I missed the large hi res images and the photos of the complete bikes on the website though. Emailed them about it and Joel Smith answered my email. Great guy. He said they need to reshoot all the photos since they changed the logo, but they'll have them back up.
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    I have seen locally a "Tomac" hardtail aluminium bike but after seeing closely, the decals dont seem original? Are Tomac HT build with wishbone seatstays?

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    My fork was due for service anyway, so I just got my Revelation PUSH'ed on Wednesday. I got the full factory system. I had them remove the stupid pushloc and put in the regular motion control knob so I had some compression settings instead of full open/locked out only. The Tomac should ride even better now. I drove up to their shop since they're local. The guys were pretty cool and got my fork done the same day. I'm looking forward to riding it this weekend. Initial impressions are good. Seems like it will have a lot less brake dive now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rudymexico
    I have seen locally a "Tomac" hardtail aluminium bike but after seeing closely, the decals dont seem original? Are Tomac HT build with wishbone seatstays?
    Did it look like this? http://www.tomac.com/bikes.php?year=2011&model=sliver

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    Quote Originally Posted by drag_slick

    No, No...

    wishbone as like this...

    https://www.firstflightbikes.com/_borders/P1010135.JPG

    Seat stays coming off a larger tube and it looks like a upside down "Y" or a wishbone hence the name given.

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    Nope, all the old ones I've seen from the Buckshot, Black Talon, Taos, Cortez all had CNC'd seatstay's



    Quote Originally Posted by rudymexico
    No, No...

    wishbone as like this...

    https://www.firstflightbikes.com/_borders/P1010135.JPG

    Seat stays coming off a larger tube and it looks like a upside down "Y" or a wishbone hence the name given.

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    Thanks...then it is not a Tomac.

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    does anyone have pricing for a 2011 diplomat frame only?
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