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I wanted to make my 08 Nomad a bit more DH friendly since I started going to a few more parks lately. The DH parks in Ontario aren't that great, so instead of selling the Nomad, and buying a DH bike, I ended up keeping the Nomad, and swapped a few parts around. I picked up a 2010 Marz 66 RC3 Ti, and a KS adjustable post, and sold my 2010 Talas for about the same money for the Marz and post.

Then I send my DHX 5 to PUSH for their MX mod, and so far, the rear end is just so plush. I can't wait until the snow melts!

Here she is with all the mods!






 

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b-kul said:
sick! how much does it weigh? is it still praticle to use as a trail bike?
Thanks :) I think it'll end up around 35 - 37 pounds in the end. I haven't weighed it yet. The fork and seat post should have put 2 pounds onto the bike. I ride my Blur LT with a 150mm float most of the time anyways, so the Nomad will be mostly used for DH or when I head out for a slow group ride with people from work :cool:

b-kul said:
oh btw in the first pic what is that wire that seems conected to nothing?
I also swapped the drive train. Sold the X9/XT kit for a X0/XTR. That cable is my rear shifter housing. I haven't gotten my shifter cables in the mail, so the bike is not completely finished yet :(
 

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macming said:
Thanks :) I think it'll end up around 35 - 37 pounds in the end. I haven't weighed it yet. The fork and seat post should have put 2 pounds onto the bike. I ride my Blur LT with a 150mm float most of the time anyways, so the Nomad will be mostly used for DH or when I head out for a slow group ride with people from work :cool:

I also swapped the drive train. Sold the X9/XT kit for a X0/XTR. That cable is my rear shifter housing. I haven't gotten my shifter cables in the mail, so the bike is not completely finished yet :(
hahaha i see. sounds like you have a pretty sweet quiver!
 

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Blksocks said:
If you don't know what your bike weighs, try to look each part up and add the grams up to get an estimate.
and then tack on a couple more pounds. i did that and my bike should weigh 32.5 pounds but it really weighs closer to 33.5 or 34 pounds.
 

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I weighed it in Moab and it came in at 33.5 pounds, since then I went from a 160mm Van to a 180mm 66 Ti. Plus I added the chain guide, wider bar and the KS post. So I'm thinking 35 - 36 pounds should be pretty close :)

It still pedals like a dream and should climb pretty well. The nomad will rarely be the first up a mountain anyways, so I'm not too worried about weight on this bike :)
 

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b-kul said:
and then tack on a couple more pounds. i did that and my bike should weigh 32.5 pounds but it really weighs closer to 33.5 or 34 pounds.
But it works, lol. My AM build = 13 220 grams = 29.1451111 pounds. The only thing I didn't add was the cables and cable housing. :skep:
 

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b-kul said:
and then tack on a couple more pounds. i did that and my bike should weigh 32.5 pounds but it really weighs closer to 33.5 or 34 pounds.
At least;) Last time I put up my AM bike on the paper it weight 30.5 lbs that's after 1 additional lb for misc items, actual weight? 33.7lbs. Claimed weight and actual usually not encouraging.

BTW macming, what's your frame weight with shock?
 

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saturnine said:
that will do well at kelso.
Indeed! I rode the Nomad at Kelso last fall before these upgrades, and it was a blast. It should even better now :)

The bike even did well at Blue, but I wanted to make it even better.

mimi1885 said:
At least Last time I put up my AM bike on the paper it weight 30.5 lbs that's after 1 additional lb for misc items, actual weight? 33.7lbs. Claimed weight and actual usually not encouraging.

BTW macming, what's your frame weight with shock?
I find there are always some hidden surprises with claim weights :) I got a few pounds that I could lose, so I don't really mind a few extra pounds to have a burlier build. Plus I've already got a really light bike that I'm afraid of breaking.

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Nice job. That is a great built for for this part of the country. You should definitely bring it up to Bromont or Mont-Sainte-Anne. You will have a blast.
Thanks! I was talking to my DH friends about doing some trips within 8 hours of Ontario in Quebec, NY and NJ. Also, I was thinking of going to BC for a week this summer. Probably ride North Shore, Squasmish, and Whilster :)
 

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Before these upgrades, I actually took this Nomad to Moab for a week last year. It weighed 33.5 pounds back then with a 160mm Van.

The bike climbed pretty well considering its weight, and my friend and I were always the first ones at the bottom of the hill ;) and not always the last one up.

I remember riding Amassa Back with the Nomad, and was that ever a chore! Climbing 2000 ft (may be longer) for an hour or so straight, but the ride down was well worth it.
 

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Blksocks said:
But it works, lol. My AM build = 13 220 grams = 29.1451111 pounds. The only thing I didn't add was the cables and cable housing. :skep:
its pretty much a mountain bike law that your calculated weight and actual weight will vary. it just seem to always happen. throw your bike on a scale and i bet is a few pounds heftier than 29 lbs.
 

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mimi1885 said:
At least;) Last time I put up my AM bike on the paper it weight 30.5 lbs that's after 1 additional lb for misc items, actual weight? 33.7lbs. Claimed weight and actual usually not encouraging.

BTW macming, what's your frame weight with shock?
Oh, the frame with shock should be in he 7.5 - 8 pound range. I never stripped the bike to weight the frame :(

I just got the MX mod from PUSH as well where they remove some parts from the DHX, I don't know if that makes any difference. Also, I'm running a 500 pound Ti spring, so that should save me 1/4 - 1/2 pound over a steel spring :)
 
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