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I've been riding my Carbon Nomad now for a few months - great bike! So glad that I bought it over the BLTc,

Only issue I'm having so far is the damage being caused by rocks etc being thrown up by the front wheel that then hit the carbon lower link on the rear swingarm. I'd be interested to hear what if any mods others have carried out to protect this part of the frame. Personally, I've zip-tied a piece of old tyre to the link - seems to be working to some extend, just looks awfull!
 

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BLUR'b said:
I've been riding my Carbon Nomad now for a few months - great bike! So glad that I bought it over the BLTc,

Only issue I'm having so far is the damage being caused by rocks etc being thrown up by the front wheel that then hit the carbon lower link on the rear swingarm. I'd be interested to hear what if any mods others have carried out to protect this part of the frame. Personally, I've zip-tied a piece of old tyre to the link - seems to be working to some extend, just looks awfull!
Huh? The lower link is forged aluminum.
 

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I've been riding a Nomad2 AL first, then Carbon. No link damage at all. I guess because I ride 99% on dirt, not rocks? It sort of sounds like you are having damage to your rear triangle where the link connects?
 

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BLUR'b said:
I've been riding my Carbon Nomad now for a few months - great bike! So glad that I bought it over the BLTc,

Only issue I'm having so far is the damage being caused by rocks etc being thrown up by the front wheel that then hit the carbon lower link on the rear swingarm. I'd be interested to hear what if any mods others have carried out to protect this part of the frame. Personally, I've zip-tied a piece of old tyre to the link - seems to be working to some extend, just looks awfull!
First post the photos. Tomorrow I'll post my photos on my bike for the protections of the lower link and rear swingarm (and frame). Again, post the photos of the damage if you need advice Tks
 

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is very strange that a member of the forum to write about a similar problem on the frame and then disappear(4 days) like that, without answer or post photos of the damage. Not even a thank you to those who responded to his requests. I hope I am wrong but it is really strange ..... bye bye
 

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Apologies for not responding soon CdT, sometimes work kinda gets in the way of play!!

I can try to take a few photos of the affected area, but at the moment there is very little damage or anything to show. All I've got are a few small chips of paint missing from the frame where the lower link joins it. My original post was to see if anyone has come up with a neat idea / means to protect this vulnerable area. I've seen your photos and you frame looks very well protected, but I'm after something a little more discrete if possible!

Anyway, the bike is in pieces at the moment as I've sent the forks off to TF Tuned to be serviced and fettled with in a hope that they will be more small bump compliant.
 

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BLUR'b said:
Apologies for not responding soon CdT, sometimes work kinda gets in the way of play!!

I can try to take a few photos of the affected area, but at the moment there is very little damage or anything to show. All I've got are a few small chips of paint missing from the frame where the lower link joins it. My original post was to see if anyone has come up with a neat idea / means to protect this vulnerable area. I've seen your photos and you frame looks very well protected, but I'm after something a little more discrete if possible!

Anyway, the bike is in pieces at the moment as I've sent the forks off to TF Tuned to be serviced and fettled with in a hope that they will be more small bump compliant.
Okay, no problem but if you look in Thread Carbon Nomad Gallery you can see my bike with these protections and are almost invisible in the normal position. Bye bye

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=7736756#poststop
 

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That protector is a great idea! My AL nomad swing arm at the link and the link look like someone took a hammer and chisel to them. I've been wondering how the nomad c will deal with exposure to rocks. I live in CO where 99% of my riding is over loose and fixed rock. I've busted the lower grease nipple off 4 times too.
 
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