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This frame started out as a Trans-blue front with a black ano rear.. As much as I like trans blue, the blue/black just wasn't doing it for me, so I sent it off to the guys at Sycip for freshening. I chose the color almost literally on a whim, but I'm pretty excited about the result!

Build kit is the XO-All mountain with (of course) a set of Formula Puro's, and a Bontrager carbon handlebar. I don't know the precise weight, but it rides a lot lighter than you'd expect.. (As many of you well know!)

I'm happy to say the bike has some dirt on it now!
 

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sweet:)

looks nice!

it might look even cooler if u put the black decals on it instead of the silver. would stand out more :D
 

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Sweet color...never thought about Sycip for a paint job...how much did they charge for that?
 

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I love it, very one of a kind!

What do you think of the brakes?
 

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Sweet...

Sweet lookin ride and color choice... Nice to see that other people are repowdercoating their bikes before they even get them. That color looks like something that you'd see on a car from the late 50's. I'm having a blast riding my Nomad and I am sure you'll dig yours too.

( PM me if you'd like to buy my two month old DHX air )


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Sweet lookin ride and color choice... Nice to see that other people are repowdercoating their bikes before they even get them. That color looks like something that you'd see on a car from the late 50's. I'm having a blast riding my Nomad and I am sure you'll dig yours too.

( PM me if you'd like to buy my two month old DHX air )


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Thanks for all the compliments guys!

This was actually a frame that I inherited from my business partner. It had been ridden quite a bit, and the bearings were in pretty sorry shape thanks to a really muddy trip he took to Whistler.

Since I had the frame apart to replace the bearings, I figured I might as well turn it into something that was really my own, and one thing led to another. Once the smoke (from my credit card) cleared, I had the bike you see here.

I thought about going with the black decals, but I like the understated effect of the silver.. If anything painted sparkly toothpaste blue can be called understated.

Since I work for Formula in the US, I got a pretty good deal on the brakes.. I think they work really well, but I may be biased. :p We're now the secondary supplier for Santa Cruz, so it's possible that if you order a build kit from them you could get a set of our brakes in the kit. (The K24, not the Puros.) I'll stop spamming now.

The bike is a riot to ride. I had a Truth for four years before getting this rig together, and I just have way more fun riding this bike.
 

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Sweet Ride

That's are really sweet looking and one of a kind Nomad. On my computer, that color reminds me a lot of the Seafoam Green that was available from Volkswagen in the early sixties. Very cool bike! Enjoy!!!!
 

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Wow, a nice muddy one!

I see you have a strait seatpost and the bike looks pretty sloped with the 36 in front. Did you try out a few position and do you feel well positionned above the crank for pedalling with that post? thanks

Bora said:
Ok this is mi "new color" i think i prefer.....



sry
 

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Yes..because whit the seatback post moves the rider to the rear of chassis even a small amount will weight the rear wheel too much while climbing and cause the front tire to become too light (but if you chose the smalest frame!!!!!!!you m ust put the seatback post)..... i think this bike had the magic seat/head angle......................................and jumps perfectly..that is the advantage to for the straith post......................................try it and you will see
 

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This was actually a frame that I inherited from my business partner. It had been ridden quite a bit, and the bearings were in pretty sorry shape thanks to a really muddy trip he took to Whistler.
:eek: :eek: :confused:
Why no comments about this? The frame can't be more than a few months old (8 to 9 max if was pre-production) and the bearings are shot already?

That is scary!
 

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:eek: :eek: :confused:
Why no comments about this? The frame can't be more than a few months old (8 to 9 max if was pre-production) and the bearings are shot already?

That is scary!
Muddy Whistler kills bearings like nothing else. Doesn't really matter how old it is, take it to Whistler during a muddy spell and you can kiss the bearings goodbye-unless you tear it down and rebuild it every day.
 
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