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'Key improvements

Bike pedals much better - this is the result of a lower instant center that
tracks the chain line more closely. Old Nomad had a high IC and was very
anti-squatty particularly when climbing

Rear end of bike is much more responsive and tracks much better as a result
of shorter chain stays (4mm shorter) and a flatter shock rate curve. People
complain about the old bike feeling wallow-y. This has been completely
fixed. New bike feels much more lively descending and through tight turns

New pivot systems with grease ports improves serviceability and reliability

Overall weight reduced by about 1/3 lb. - current frame weight for large
powder coated is 6.9lbs

Better rear triangle tire clearance particularly in the chain stay yoke area

ISCG tabs

Front end of the bike is stiffer as a result of extensive stress analysis on
both the new and the old bikes and adding material in the right areas. This
is another way of saying that monocoque tubing cannot be butted - the new
bike does not use a monocoque which allows the tubes to be thicker near the
head tube and thinner in less critical areas

Rear wheel travel is 160mm

Tubing is 6000 series triple butted aluminum for front triangle and double
butted for swing arm'











My psychedelic version, cheers !!

 

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Nice....but pleeeeeze tell me the upper link isn't made of a resin like material...it looks like the stuff they make those resin wheel barrows out of.........:skep:
 

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man w/ one hand said:
Nice....but pleeeeeze tell me the upper link isn't made of a resin like material...it looks like the stuff they make those resin wheel barrows out of.........:skep:
Looks like CNT composite - like Easton carbon bars and stems
 

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man w/ one hand said:
Nice....but pleeeeeze tell me the upper link isn't made of a resin like material...it looks like the stuff they make those resin wheel barrows out of.........:skep:
Either composite or mouldy metal! :D That's a nice bike, even better in a nicer colour too.:thumbsup:
 

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Upper link looks like thermoplastic?
Lower like much improved with the zerk fittings!

Where's the new VP-Free pix's
 

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V3 Nomad

A simplistic call is to say it's just an enlarged BLT2....... No(it's)Mad

Anyway if it had a 180mm rear travel ie. VPFree territory, I would of sold/traded/hocked my new Bullit.

Would be a fair to say the original Nomad was a bike with a confused place in the market, too light for proper DH/too heavy for a trailbike.
Seems that by the refit SC has planted the V3 Nomad firmly in the AM camp.
 

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Interesing?

So they reduced travel and revised the rear to make it more all-mountain then added ISCG mounts? Seems odd.
Trying to make it more slope style perhaps?
 

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So they reduced travel and revised the rear to make it more all-mountain then added ISCG mounts? Seems odd.
Trying to make it more slope style perhaps?
ISCG doesn't necessarily mean "hardcore", e13's DRS is meant for a bike like this, also
juniour riders can use a bike like the Nomad as their first DHer.
 
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