Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

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Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby Mojo_666 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 14:59 pm

I sold my Nerve AM 9.0 Frame and Forks along with my Torque FRX complete bike and built this up instead.
The only surviving part from the Canyons is the crank, although brakes and wheels came from ugrades to the Nerve.
I got the forks and headset via C2W, the build didn't cost anything on real terms but I only have the 1 bike now.

Santa Cruz Nomad 2014 Tennis Yellow
Fox CTD Shock
Fox 36 Float RC2 Forks
RockShock Reverb Stealth Dropper
Selle Italia Saddle
Hope M4 Stealth (Braided Hoses)
Hope Rotors
Mavic 719 Rimms on Pro Evo 2 Hubs (DHF HR2)
Mavic 319 Rimms on Pro Evo 2 Hubs (Wet Screams)
XTR Crank with Renthal 33T
Renthal Fat 30.8 Bars
Renthal Duo Stem
XT Shifter
Zee Rear Mech
Superstar Grips and Pedals


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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby Russyh » Tue Sep 24, 2013 21:13 pm

smooth man, smooth!

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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby JBA » Tue Sep 24, 2013 22:45 pm

That looks very, very nice. 8)
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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby DCR00 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 15:38 pm

Very nice build

You wont be disappointed with the 36s. I have the 2010 model on my Tracer and they are epic.

How did you manage to get forks on the C2W ?

Have you considered a narrow/wide chainring ? i had a Renthal on my Spesh, and they are very good, but i wouldnt go back since using a RaceFace narrow/wide one. Not one dropped chain.

Needs a bashring though.

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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby Mojo_666 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 19:02 pm

DCR00 wrote:Very nice build
How did you manage to get forks on the C2W ?


You just need a LBS who is willng to play the system. :lol:

DCR00 wrote:Have you considered a narrow/wide chainring ? i had a Renthal on my Spesh, and they are very good, but i wouldnt go back since using a RaceFace narrow/wide one. Not one dropped chain.
Needs a bashring though.


I went for the Renthal because it had 33t, not sure if they are made by anyone else but that was in stock when I needed it..no reason to change now.

Loving this bike though, I have done maybe 350k on it so far and loving everything about it.

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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby RockmonkeySC » Wed Sep 25, 2013 21:09 pm

Very nice bike. I really like Nomads.
I would stick with the Renthal chain rings, they are so light and a narrow wide is no substitute for a chain device.

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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby DCR00 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 09:17 am

RockmonkeySC wrote:Very nice bike. I really like Nomads.
I would stick with the Renthal chain rings, they are so light and a narrow wide is no substitute for a chain device.


thats what i thought, but i havent lost my chain once since making the switch

off to Antur on the 6th, so we will see if it can take a proper beating, but from what ive seen so far, i think it will be fine

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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby RockmonkeySC » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:25 am

A chain device stops the chain slapping around, a narrow wide chain ring won't do that, even combined with a clutch mech it's not as good as having a bottom guide of a chain device.

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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby felix.london » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:57 am

très belle
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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby Mojo_666 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:51 pm

Thank's, one thing I notice with the Nomad vs the Canyon's is that people I meet on trails comment how nice a bike it is, with the Canyon's people just commented on how good "value" they are for the money. :|

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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby paul.skibum » Thu Sep 26, 2013 20:52 pm

That is quite pleasant.
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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby RockmonkeySC » Thu Sep 26, 2013 21:24 pm

You don't buy a Santa Cruz because of it's good value. You buy it because it's the best.
These things are great to ride.

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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby ej2320 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 21:46 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:You don't buy a Santa Cruz because of it's good value. You buy it because it's the best.
These things are great to ride.


IMO Santa Cruz are some of the most desireable bikes, my dream is a Bronson..

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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby Kowalski675 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 22:29 pm

Never ridden one, but the ones I've oggled in Stif Cycles look lurvely. I think it must've been Santa Cruz Sunday at Gisburn last weekend - they were everywhere. I felt distinctly plebian on my Boardman, lol...

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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby RockmonkeySC » Fri Sep 27, 2013 06:56 am

ej2320 wrote:
RockmonkeySC wrote:You don't buy a Santa Cruz because of it's good value. You buy it because it's the best.
These things are great to ride.


IMO Santa Cruz are some of the most desireable bikes, my dream is a Bronson..


Strangely, the Bronson is the Santa Cruz which least appeals to me. I really want a carbon nomad and a V10

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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby welshkev » Fri Sep 27, 2013 07:47 am

I've got a nomad too, i'm sure mike copied me...or was it the other way around? :lol:
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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby Thewaylander » Fri Sep 27, 2013 09:28 am

Its a nice all round bike.

Test rode the aluminium bike, but i prefered my Mondy by a good margain as the Nomad wasnt as capable down. If i had 2 bikes htough a DH/play bike and a trail bike then i would have this over my Mondy as a trail machine anyday though as it pedalled way better and was plenty for downs.

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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby felix.london » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:24 am

RockmonkeySC wrote:I really want a carbon nomad and a V10


aye
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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby Mojo_666 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:59 am

ej2320 wrote:
RockmonkeySC wrote:You don't buy a Santa Cruz because of it's good value. You buy it because it's the best.
These things are great to ride.


IMO Santa Cruz are some of the most desireable bikes, my dream is a Bronson..


I was thinking of a Bronson tbh, but opted for the Nomad instead.

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Re: Out with the Nerve in with the Nomad

Postby Mojo_666 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:59 am

welshkev wrote:I've got a nomad too, i'm sure mike copied me...or was it the other way around? :lol:


Didn't we both copy Biggins Kev? :lol:


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