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2008 models of the nomad have a 1.5 headtube.. but why???

- It's ugly..
- For all mountain/trailriding you don't need 1.5 if you ask me.
- I just don't get it...
 

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Stronger with no appreciable weight penalty. I think more people than you might imagine are going huge with their nomads and it suits them. My only issue is I need to get a larger tube to seat the race on the new 1.5" lyrics that we got and I honestly think the look is growing on me.
 

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mmmh yeah the advantage of it that's clear to me... but it looks like they just swap the 1 1/8 for a 1.5 without re-design the frame to make it looks good.
 

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DaCruz said:
Help me out:

2008 models of the nomad have a 1.5 headtube.. but why???

- It's ugly..
- For all mountain/trailriding you don't need 1.5 if you ask me.
- I just don't get it...
You would be surprised how good it looks built up. I have a white one with the 1.5, my friend has a white with a 1 1/8", side by side mine looks better :thumbsup:
 

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You would be surprised how good it looks built up. I have a white one with the 1.5, my friend has a white with a 1 1/8", side by side mine looks better :thumbsup:
show us a pix of your 1.5 please:)
 

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1.5" tube can work out for some, especially if you need the extra cleareance for the right fork. and its not too big a deal to slap in a headset with a 1 1/8 headset spacer. Although I dont think Chris King makes a 1.5", and that makes me sad
 

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1.5" tube can work out for some, especially if you need the extra cleareance for the right fork. and its not too big a deal to slap in a headset with a 1 1/8 headset spacer. Although I dont think Chris King makes a 1.5", and that makes me sad
Chris King are almost there........... I have had a good run thus far with my FSA 1.5 Head set though...

It is cool really, the RS Totem fork is lighter in the 1.5 fork than the 1 1/8... So can put a thinner tubing in the fork and get the same strength... Could all be marketing hype...

But I am hapy as a pig in shiat with a 1.5 fork and head set....

I agree too, there is some Nomads doing some bg stuff, after a week in Whistler, there were somoe Nomads set up real DH'ish...... And many V10-s too

from the CK website < One Point Five 1.5" NoThreadSets will be available in limited quantities sometime in 2007. We'll keep you posted.

http://www.chrisking.com/
 

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Do know that motocross bikes have 1" headtube..!? :) // no comment.. and 1.5" looks ugly d:
Hmmm, this Honda CRF 250 headtube looks just a bit bigger then 1" ??

& as far as 1.5 being ugly, that's just your personal opinion, as I think it looks cool :thumbsup:
 

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Exactly..personal taste. Pulled right beside a 1.5" and compared mine with a 1 1/8" and I like the look of mine better. It looked like the Nomad is growing a cancer.:eek:
 

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For me Its all about having lowest stack as possible.Im on a 07 right now and selling it to get the new one.I personally find the front end quite tall when I run the fork at its highest setting and I end up reducing the travel to make the bike handle better
 

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For me Its all about having lowest stack as possible.Im on a 07 right now and selling it to get the new one.I personally find the front end quite tall when I run the fork at its highest setting and I end up reducing the travel to make the bike handle better
If you are running a single crown, you will most likely have to use the standard bottom like I have, then use a flush for the top. I was in a hurry & installed the lower flush cup only to find my fork would hit the down tube pretty bad when turned :eek:
 

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You would be surprised how good it looks built up. I have a white one with the 1.5, my friend has a white with a 1 1/8", side by side mine looks better :thumbsup:
At your old stomping grounds I ride with more Nomads than any other bike, just last weekend I saw the first 1.5 though. Way nicer looking then those scrawny little 1 1/8's. ;)
 

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I have a 1.5" on the way and I'm using the Syncros hesdset the Thomson stem and Lyric fork, but none of those came with a starnut or topcap?? I see some 1.5" starnuts online but no luck with a topcap?? anybody know where to get one??

thanks!
 

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moto bikes use dual crown forks. remember pastrana (sp) with that SC bike he flared a few years back. the new thing specialized has with the 1.5 bottom and 1 1/8 top is sweet. i like a very much (borat)
 

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the new thing specialized has with the 1.5 bottom and 1 1/8 top is sweet. i like a very much (borat)
It looks cool, and allows the use of internal bearings on the bottom to cut front end height, but precludes running 1.5 steerer forks. That's a bad tradeoff IMHO.

I've got a 1.5 headtube bike, and I like it because it lets me drop the front as much as possible with a zero stack HS. It's running a DC fork though so I've got no worries about shearing knobs off.
 
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