Thanks for the review. Have you tried a coil shock on the Nomad? If so, what model? Wondering how that would compare to the Vivid. I want to upgrade the shock, and am thinking about a coil.
That may be the case. I haven't looked into at all. I have no problem sending to Push when it finally does need some love.gticlay said:Not sure, but don't you have to have special tools or send it to push or something for a service?
Is he running the same tune as El Chingon and the other guy (the light setting, dunno what letter that is).dbuilt said:I agree EL C - the vivid air makes the bike come alive. Had a 1st then a 2nd gen nomad and never could get the second gen to feel good all around.No longer have a nomad but rode my buddys carbon nomad last year with a vivid air and was really impressed with the ride up and down. The carbon stiffened up the frame and took care of the rear end wag the aluminum bikes have.The really nomad needs to be specked with the vivid. the shock makes the bike ride MUCH better than the other shock options that are offered with it. I hear the Push kit also changes the bike for the better. :thumbsup:
I dont know the set up. It as a stock shock not a push shock . Just rode it for 1 ride and did not adjust anything. All I can say is I rode the DHX air and coil, rp2 , rp23 and a large volume rock shock air shock on my Version I and II nomad. I never could find a setting with any of the above shocks that made the VII feel as good as the VI. the carbon VII I borrowed was a total different bike in a really good way with the vivid - IMO just have a hard time justifying a $2400 frame and then having to drop another 600+ or more to get a shock to make the bike feel good.I will say the cabon frame is nice and stiff too. also it will take a beating and hold up.gticlay said:Is he running the same tune as El Chingon and the other guy (the light setting, dunno what letter that is).
Was at a Santa Cruz demo (with their trailer) couple of weeks ago, most of the carbon nomads they have to demo are now set up with the vivid air. Course none of the bikes are set up with standard build kits since their trailer bikes are sponsored by sram if my understanding is correct. Bottom line though, the SC guys are aware how good the NomadC is w/the vivid air and I wouldn't be surprised to see it as an option in the future. It really does kick ass.El Chingon said:Santa Cruz needs to pull their heads out and start spec'ing their bikes with superior equipment.
You have to mess with it... The neg spring has to be properly charged, etc. I liked about 35% sag on mine.Thread resurrection.. Just bought a vivid air for my nomad c. I'm 80kg. Suggested air pressure? Same as rp23? I ran a 400# pound spring on the coil vivid that I've just taken off the bike. Thanks