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Santa Cruz Nomad 650b build

Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
edited April 2015 in Your mountain bikes
My Santa Cruz Bronson has gone to pastures new and I have bought a new Nomad to replace it, oh and a Solo/5010C as well :oops:

I loved the Bronson I really did, its a great bike, does everything well and I never tired of riding it. Then the Nomad came out and I thought I fancied one but it was so close to the Bronson there was no point unless I sold the Bronson, but then I'd be short of a full suspension bike for general use, so I decided to buy a Solo C too.

Anyhow enough of that. Here is the spec, the frame is due mid to end of June, I cannot bloody wait!

Nomad 650b,
Monarch Debonair shock,
Pike 160mm forks (until I can get a new 36 :D ),
Reverb seatpost 150mm,
Fizik Gobi carbon saddle,
Easton Haven stem,
ENVE DH bars,
ENVE AM rims,
DT240S hubs,
XX1 Cassette,
XX1 Rear mech,
XX1 Chain,
XX1 Trigger shifter,
Race Face Next SL 2014 chainset,
36 tooth Race Face chainring,
Easton lock-on grips,
Maxxis HR II tyres,
XTR M988 Trail brakes,
200mm ice tech front rotor,
180mm ice tech rear rotor,
Invisiframe frame protection.

As people will see almost everything is getting carried over from my Bronson with a few minor changes.

Got these few bits and changed the fork over tonight:
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Out with the old and in with the new:
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  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    Seriously wtf do you do for a living?!?! :shock: :lol:
  • Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
    lawman wrote:
    Seriously wtf do you do for a living?!?! :shock: :lol:

    As little as possible and still draw a wage!

    If its any consolation the Solo is not going on Enve's, I'm about to order some Light Bike rims for it. Ive sat and juggled prices and I just cannot justify a set of Seventy30's for this to move these onto a Solo.

    The only consideration is do I get them to build them or do I just buy rims, I'm thinking just rims tbh and have them built here.
  • BigAlBigAl Posts: 3,122
    lawman wrote:
    Seriously wtf do you do for a living?!?! :shock: :lol:

    As little as possible and still draw a wage!.

    Don't believe that for one minute! Successful people have many attributes but they're rarely lazy

    Nice bikes, you're a lucky boy
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    lawman wrote:
    Seriously wtf do you do for a living?!?! :shock: :lol:

    As little as possible and still draw a wage!

    If its any consolation the Solo is not going on Enve's, I'm about to order some Light Bike rims for it. Ive sat and juggled prices and I just cannot justify a set of Seventy30's for this to move these onto a Solo.

    The only consideration is do I get them to build them or do I just buy rims, I'm thinking just rims tbh and have them built here.
    That is very little consolation to me :p
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  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    ...and cue dream bike
    "Why have that extra tooth if you're not using it?" - Brian Lopes

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  • Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
    WAHOO The frame will be ready for collection a week today :D
  • road_donutroad_donut Posts: 284
    Tissues at the ready for another Rick build!!!
  • jrduqueminjrduquemin Posts: 791
    lawman wrote:
    Seriously wtf do you do for a living?!?! :shock: :lol:

    As little as possible and still draw a wage!

    If its any consolation the Solo is not going on Enve's, I'm about to order some Light Bike rims for it. Ive sat and juggled prices and I just cannot justify a set of Seventy30's for this to move these onto a Solo.

    The only consideration is do I get them to build them or do I just buy rims, I'm thinking just rims tbh and have them built here.

    Rick, as you're always so secretive about your job we can only assume that you must be a spy or a hitman, for the following reasons:

    1. You always ride around on the blingingest kit available, so you must be freelance as the British Government probably don't pay their spies that well :-) CIA perhaps?
    2. You tend to fly off around the world at the drop of a hat. You must have a humongous amount of airmiles.

    You make the rest of us look inadequate but hats off to you for keeping us safe :-)
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  • Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
    LOL.

    I'm always flying off around the World as I work for a large UK based airline!
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    That would go some way to explaining it :p
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  • jrduqueminjrduquemin Posts: 791
    ilovedirt wrote:
    That would go some way to explaining it :p

    It certainly would :-) Maybe that's his cover story though....
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    2013 Yeti SB66
  • Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
    Racked:

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  • BeardfaceBeardface Posts: 5,495
    LOL.

    I'm always flying off around the World as I work for a large UK based airline!

    Trolley dolly... knew it. :lol:

    Can't wait to see your new build, it's going to be amazing for sure!
  • Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
    Stav wrote:
    Trolley dolly... knew it. :lol:

    It was not through choice! Said airline closed where I worked down and it was a case of leave or go to another base in the UK as crew. I chose the latter :D
  • buddy_clubbuddy_club Posts: 935
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    Ah, another person on the forum using the Trailhead..... that means your living locally ay.... you going on holiday this year? Need a bikesitter? :D
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  • tom_howardtom_howard Posts: 789
    What colour you gone for? If it's black the invisiframe is a bloody nightmare....

    Pick mine up on Saturday :-)
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    Deviate Guide
    Specialized Sequoia Elite
    Pivot Mach 429SL
    Trek Madone 5.2 Di2
    Salsa Mukluk Carbon
    Specialized Turbo Levo Expert 29er
  • Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
    Few more new bits have arrived :) Just need the frame now. Headset is for the Solo:
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  • Dawesy92Dawesy92 Posts: 606
    Wanna see both your new bikes....
    Hurry up and get the new frame!!!
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    So excited, mine will be here tuesday hopefully. I can't believe the trailhead have 6 framsets already! Must have got the orders in bloody early!!!
  • Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
    buddy_club wrote:
    Ah, another person on the forum using the Trailhead..... that means your living locally ay.... you going on holiday this year? Need a bikesitter? :D

    I'm using them as they offered me a great deal on the two frames, plus the invisiframe dude is right on the doorstep so they can drop them in to have it fitted and then pick them up :D Plus its pretty much on my drive home from work so I can swing in and get them.

    As for the colour, there is only one colour worth getting one in :oops:
  • tom_howardtom_howard Posts: 789
    I know right? Obvs it's stealthninjaassassin black, rather than baby blue and pi... Sorry, cyan and magenta. ;-)
    Santa Cruz 5010C
    Deviate Guide
    Specialized Sequoia Elite
    Pivot Mach 429SL
    Trek Madone 5.2 Di2
    Salsa Mukluk Carbon
    Specialized Turbo Levo Expert 29er
  • Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
    I've gone for the black :P

    Not really :lol: Out with the old and in with the new:
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    All ready for Thursday nights jet lagged build 8)
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  • ej2320ej2320 Posts: 1,543
    :shock:

    That's going to be incredible
  • Dawesy92Dawesy92 Posts: 606
    Can't wait to see this built up!! :)
  • James QJames Q Posts: 201
    This is going to look incredible :)
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    James Q stole my post word for word...
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  • bennyybennyy Posts: 141
    While its going to look cool as f*ck, and I'm very jealous, I would of mixed it up more with the coloured stickers, it looks like you have stickers it up the same as the full builds from SC. I would of done one wheel pink, the other blue, then flipped it oposite on the other side of the wheels, driveside front pink, rear blue, non driveside front blue, rear pink.

    It's the subtle differences that make them stand out from the crowd that little bit more, otherwise, sexyyy.
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Well, this is going to be my favourite mountain bike on the forum!

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
    Thanks everyone.

    The Pikes are destined for the Solo so I decided to go with decals that looked good on the pictures rather than mess around experimenting. This will be getting some 36's, hopefully I can track down a set in America next month :) I ideally wanted one with no shock but it was not a option.
  • Dawesy92Dawesy92 Posts: 606
    Why what shock did you want to put on?
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