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Check out this Pimpalicious AM Nomad ride I'm building! Lots of attention to detail, and some cool unique mods designed to raise your descent fun factor... :thumbsup:

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Enoy the ride!
 

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Can't...really...see...it. Pics are too close for me!
 

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THis frame design doesn't stiffen up much under braking so why use it. I am sure there is a cannondale frame which needs one though
 

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Or a Bullit...LOL!

daisycutter said:
THis frame design doesn't stiffen up much under braking so why use it. I am sure there is a cannondale frame which needs one though
Actually it might be a noticeable improvement, but yeah, my Nomad is smoother under braking than my Bullit in rocky terrain.
 

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Your camera's macro mode is your friend. Push the little button with an icon of a flower next to it before you shoot your next close-up shots.
 

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Yeah he made a post on the AM forum too and I was curious reagrding the floater reasoning as well? No reply yet.....
 

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curious reagrding the floater reasoning

:nono: By the way if you talk to knowledgeable engineering designers in the bus. they will tell you that all designs stiffen up under braking, most of them more than a true Horst link (the way they used to be where the pivot was not a 1/8" from the drop out). Some designs stiffen more than others. Go ahead and read the latest article in Dirt Rag which is mostly accurate ( Although if your smart you should take everything you read in our mt bike mags with a grain of salt! ) ( and even more grains of salt when it comes to marketing! ). If floating rear brakes are not beneficial I wonder why they are running them on track sport bikes, or why many DH/Free ride rigs have them or why many pros run them. I know from a source that was involved that they did some testing and ran them on VP Free's, I think its about company control, image, and politics that Santa Cruz is not embracing them on more bikes. But the last time I checked the V10 comes standard with one.

I mean lets face it here boys, there are people out there who still think you should ride a single speed fully rigid. So I guess its what you like, want, and feel you benefit from, and enhances your enjoyment fo the ride... Right?! :thumbsup:

I did not start this thread to get into a debate I was trying to share my new rig I'm building which I am excited about, and thought some of you out there would get a kick out of.

Interesting that nobody has commented on that through axle mod. Pretty *****en:eekster:
And if any of you start telling me its not going to stiffen up the rear end or help tracking I will have to say your the same chaps that said that front suspension thing would not catch on... Then I will be forced to call all those DH bike companies and tell them their rear through axles don't help and design there bikes with old fashion drop outs and no through axles. :madman:

That rear axle is by Brake therapy, they can modify most hubs for a 10MM set up and some bikes/hubs for a 12mm set up. So if you like to get it on-on the DH get yourself this *****en upgrade.

More cool stuff to come...
 

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nice bike

I don't know if any of what you said is right and to be honest not that bothered, what i do know is that, that is going to be one nice bike, i think the nomad looks fan bloody tastic in red and the c/k hubs look great too, have you seen the red spoked wheels and hubs on one of the other threads, i think there made by a american company, we don't get them over here in the uk. looks good though, very bling!!!!!! you won't won't to get it dirty.
 

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Relax and enjoy

dhinkey said:
:nono: By the way if you talk to knowledgeable engineering designers in the bus. they will tell you that all designs stiffen up under braking, most of them more than a true Horst link (the way they used to be where the pivot was not a 1/8" from the drop out). Some designs stiffen more than others. Go ahead and read the latest article in Dirt Rag which is mostly accurate ( Although if your smart you should take everything you read in our mt bike mags with a grain of salt! ) ( and even more grains of salt when it comes to marketing! ). If floating rear brakes are not beneficial I wonder why they are running them on track sport bikes, or why many DH/Free ride rigs have them or why many pros run them. I know from a source that was involved that they did some testing and ran them on VP Free's, I think its about company control, image, and politics that Santa Cruz is not embracing them on more bikes. But the last time I checked the V10 comes standard with one.

I mean lets face it here boys, there are people out there who still think you should ride a single speed fully rigid. So I guess its what you like, want, and feel you benefit from, and enhances your enjoyment fo the ride... Right?! :thumbsup:

I did not start this thread to get into a debate I was trying to share my new rig I'm building which I am excited about, and thought some of you out there would get a kick out of.

Interesting that nobody has commented on that through axle mod. Pretty *****en:eekster:
And if any of you start telling me its not going to stiffen up the rear end or help tracking I will have to say your the same chaps that said that front suspension thing would not catch on... Then I will be forced to call all those DH bike companies and tell them their rear through axles don't help and design there bikes with old fashion drop outs and no through axles. :madman:

That rear axle is by Brake therapy, they can modify most hubs for a 10MM set up and some bikes/hubs for a 12mm set up. So if you like to get it on-on the DH get yourself this *****en upgrade.

More cool stuff to come...
Relax and enjoy your bike I was only having some fun at your and Cannondales expense. I enjoy my Nomad and I hope you enjoy Nomad.enuf said. PS I add a Gravity Dropper seatpost its the **** on this bike.
 

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dhinkey said:
:nono: By the way if you talk to knowledgeable engineering designers in the bus. they will tell you that all designs stiffen up under braking, most of them more than a true Horst link (the way they used to be where the pivot was not a 1/8" from the drop out).................................
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Brake therapy
Now that you mentioned Brake Therapy, that explains everything. :rolleyes::prft::eek:ut:
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
get off the brakes

I'm with you:thumbsup:
I don't run big rotors! I know so many guys who run big rotors that I scope as I blow by them on the DH.
 

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dhinkey said:
I'm with you:thumbsup:
I don't run big rotors! I know so many guys who run big rotors that I scope as I blow by them on the DH.
OH PLUHLEEZ!! The only Dh'ers your passing, are the ones you pass under on the chairlift going back up for their 3rd run, while your still on your first. :ciappa:

And don't think that floater is going to help either.

BWAHAHA!!!:devil:
 

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dhinkey said:
:nono: But the last time I checked the V10 comes standard with one.
Last time i checked it didnt come standard. :confused:
 
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