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Hell, I pretty much have my of an Ultimate Nomade already.....

However, there are a few things that'd make it perfect.....

A. 'Zoki 66rc2x fork
B. 8" rotors instead of 7"
C. 'Zoki Rocco coil shock
D. I9 wheelset.

I might amend this, as soon as I get my hands on some of those TAG wheels. :D
 

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This is still a work in progress, still learning what will work and what won't

Frame: Santa Cruz Nomad
Fox DHX Coil, Anodized (3280 Grams)
Fork: Fox 36 Talas RC2 Fork (2007) with FREE King NoThreadset
(2390 Grams)
Headset: King 1-1/8 Inch NothreadsetT
Green (121 Grams)
Stem: Hope Stem
31.8mm (OS) Clamp, 90mm Length, 100º Rise, Black (162 Grams)
Handlebar: Easton EC70 Monkeylite Carbon Bar
Nanotube Carbon 26" Low Rise for 31.8mm OS Stem (170 Grams)
Grips: Lizard Skins Lock-on Grips Bonus Pack
Logo Black (130 Grams)
Shifters: SRAM® X.0T Twist Shifter (2006)
Complete Set (null Grams)
Front Derailleur: SRAM® X-Gen Front Derailleur
Black (182 Grams)
Rear Derailleur: SRAM® X.0T Rear Derailleur
Medium cage (210 Grams)
Front Brake: Hope Mono 6ti Disc Brake
51mm IS Mount, Front (530 Grams)
Rear brake: Hope Mono 6ti Disc Brake
51mm IS Mount, Rear (530 Grams)
Seatpost: Easton EC70 Carbon Seatpost
31.6mm x 400mm (205 Grams)
Saddle: WTB Laser V ProGel Saddle
Black (350 Grams)
Crankset: FSA K-Force Carbon MegaExo Crankset
172.5mm 39/53t Integrated Bottom-Bracket (790 Grams)
Bottom Bracket: FSA Platinum ISIS Bottom Bracket
68 x 108mm (226 Grams)
Chain: SRAM® PC-991 9-Speed Chain
Hollow pin (null Grams)
Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet C Pedal
Black (535 Grams)
Cassette: SRAM® PG-990 9-Speed Mountain Cassette
11-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32 (295 Grams)
Skewers: Salsa Flip-off Skewers
Pair, Stainless, Green (104 Grams)
Front Tire: Hutchinson Python NG MRC UST Tire
26 x 2.3", Kevlar, Black (875 Grams)
Rear Tire: Hutchinson Python NG MRC UST Tire
26 x 2.3", Kevlar, Black (875 Grams)
: DT Swiss EX5.1d All-Mountain Disc Rim
32-hole (500 Grams)
: King 20mm ISO Thru-axle Front Hub
Green 36h (207 Grams)
Drive-Side: DT Swiss Competition Spokes
Black, 14/15 Gauge (5.97 Grams)
Non-Drive-Side: DT Swiss Competition Spokes
Black, 14/15 Gauge (5.97 Grams)
: Stans NoTubes Rim Strip
Standard/UST (null Grams)
: DT Swiss EX5.1d All-Mountain Disc Rim
32-hole (500 Grams)
: King ISO Disc Rear 135mm Hub
Green 32h (306 Grams)
Drive-Side: DT Swiss Competition Spokes
Black, 14/15 Gauge (5.97 Grams)
Non-Drive-Side: DT Swiss Competition Spokes
Black, 14/15 Gauge (5.97 Grams)
: Stans NoTubes Rim Strip
Standard/UST (null Grams)
 

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If "ultimate" means most versatile do it all bike then:

- coil but light 140-150mm fork like Marzo AM series or Pike, higher forks mean less fun uphill
- coil shock with TI spring and no platform like Marzo Rocco, Avy or CCDB
- Mavic Xmax tubeless wheels
- 2.3 to 2.5 light tires converted with Stans like Nevagal or BigBetty
- SRAM X0 transmission
- RaceFace Deus crank
- RaceFace Deus seatpost and stem
- 1 to 2 inches light riser like Answer Protaper
- Juicy Ultimate brakes
- CrankBrother Mallet M pedals

A kit like this will be around 31-32lbs, relatively light for uphill, quick wheels, plush coil suspension and snappy transmission, the ultimate Banzai version do it all bike!
 

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Too many possible "ultimate Nomads"...

starsky said:
How would you spec and build your ultimate Nomad and why?
There are so many ways of building this bike up, from long legged XC to full FR rig... But thats what makes the Nomad so nice: It really CAN play as the One Bike for a lot of folks.
 

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Here's mine

OK, here's mine;

Frame: Black Ano
Shock: DHX Air
Fork: TALAS RC2 2007
Hubs: King ISO
Rims: DT EX 5.1 d
Spokes: DT Competition
Rear Mech: SRAM X0
Front Mech: SRAM X0
Shifters: SRAM X0
Chainset: RACE FACE Deus XC
Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 with carbon levers
Bar: Easton EC70
Stem: Tune
Seatpin: Tune
 

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"There is a reason that I pay Specialized, proper positioning of the Horst link is th

:nono: :nono: :nono: Oh No You di-int... Not any more folks. Seen the latest models of Faux bar Turners. Or the recent short article in the mtbk mags. Apparently he is going back on those words. Hmmmm... Truth, or marketing........???
 

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dhinkey said:
:nono: :nono: :nono: Oh No You di-int... Not any more folks. Seen the latest models of Faux bar Turners. Or the recent short article in the mtbk mags. Apparently he is going back on those words. Hmmmm... Truth, or marketing........???
- Well, cut the guy a little slack, he found a better design. VPP.
Ohhhhh, wait a second.......That was Intense that did that. ;)

Horst Link, Schmorst Link I say!!! :D

- Relevent content to the Thread (Ultimate Nomad) : MY Nomad of course.

Large Blue (for now) Frame w/DHX Air
TALAS 36RC2
Easton Havoc AM Wheels, CNT Seatpost & Bar and EA70 Stem
XTR Group
Triple Ti Eggbeaters
Specialized Rival SL Seat, Resolution 2.2 Tires & Turbo UL Tubes
Chris King Headset
Oury Grips

28.5 pounds all said and done.
 
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