Santa Cruz Nomad carbon - Ultimate AM bike

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Santa Cruz Nomad carbon - Ultimate AM bike
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Posted: Sep 29, 2011 at 15:42 Quote
Dear PB'ers,

if you haven't seen it yet, you should now. After a few rides now, I've decided to post this thread since I can tell more about the bike and the components. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask!

SPECLIST and WEIGHT

Chassis
- Frame: 2011 Santa Cruz Nomad carbon with RP23 and stock seatclamp = 6.06lbs / 2.75kg
- Fork: 2012 Fox Talas RLC FiT 160mm tapered = 4.75lbs / 2.11kg
- Headset: 2011 Cane Creek 110 ZS49 top and Cane Creek 110 EC49 bottom = 0.32lbs / 0.15kg

Cockpit
- Stem: 2011 Easton Haven 55mm = 0.32lbs / 0.15kg
- Handlebar: 2011 Easton Haven carbon 711mm = 0.37lbs / 0.17kg
- Seatpost: 2011 Rock Shox Reverb 420mm = 1.17lbs / 0.54kg
- Saddle: 2010 Fizik Gobi XM K:ium rails = 0.51lbs / 0.23kg
- Pedals: 2011 Point One Racing Podium pedals = 0.79lbs / 0.36kg
- Grips: 2011 Ergon EG1 Enduro = 0.35lbs / 0.16kg

Wheels
- Wheels: 2011 Easton Haven carbon wheelset, 10 x 135mm rear and 20 x 110mm front = 3.20lbs / 1.45kg
- Tires: 2011 Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4" Evo, Trailstar = 3.60lbs / 1.62kg

Drivetrain
- Chainguide: 2011 E-Thirteen Heim 2 = 0.15lbs / 0.06kg
- Crankset: 2011 Shimano XTR Trail 26/38t = 1.50lbs/ 0.67kg
- Cassette: 2011 Shimano XTR 11/34t = 0.55lbs / 0.25kg
- Derailleurs: 2011 Shimano XTR, low clamp front, long cage rear = 0.69lbs / 0.31kg
- Shifters: 2011 Shimano XTR = 0.48lbs / 0.22kg
- Chain: 2011 Shimano XTR = 0.50lbs / 0.26kg
- Brakes: 2011 Shimano XTR Trail = 1.71lbs / 0.78kg

TOTAL WEIGHT ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURERS = 27,02 lbs / 12.24kg
(That is without grease / tyre sealant / chainstay protector / frame patches)

TOTAL WEIGHT ACCORDING TO THE BIKESHOP SCALE = 28.30 lbs / 12.85kg
(That is with grease / tyre sealant / chainstay protector / frame patches)

finished project and I m damn proud of it

Santa Cruz Nomad carbon completed.

Shimano XTR brake shifter on Easton Haven carbon handlebar.

Fizik gobi XM

Rock Shox Reverb

Shiny bling feature from Easton...

XTR in the sun.

Easton Haven carbon. Precision hand built is not a lie that quality of finish is amazing

Cheers Beer

Posted: Sep 30, 2011 at 5:21 Quote
I am more interest in a price break down Eek


Absolutely amazing build. And that thing could be even lighter if you really wanted.

Posted: Sep 30, 2011 at 5:42 Quote
ninjatarian wrote:
I am more interest in a price break down Eek


Absolutely amazing build. And that thing could be even lighter if you really wanted.

I will not share the exact price I paid, but I can tell you that I have a normal job (nothing fancy, nothing underpaid either) and I worked 8 months while paying my bills and going out in weekends, doing stuff, buying presents for my friends.. to afford this baby.

I ordered at Singletrack Bike Parts, Jenson USA, Chainreaction Cycles and Bike-components. I had to do this for stock reasons, but also product availability and pricing.

I could have gone lighter, yes. I didn't because this bike is lighter than my previous bike (Specialized Enduro SL 2007) and is a lot stiffer, the suspension is much much better, the shifting couldn't be better and it accelerates much faster. I think all those advantages, in addition to some weight saving (0.8kg / 1.7 lbs) are more than enough for me to justify the hours I worked for it. I could leave the dropper post to gain some weight, but it is very usefull for my riding style since I like to climb and also go downhill. If weight was my concern, I shouldn't have bought a Nomad in the first place. A Scott Genius would have done the job then.

Posted: Sep 30, 2011 at 6:02 Quote
The Nomad is an all time favorite of mine. I was obsessed with it when it was introduced. I cant imagine how nice that must ride. Those wheels are what really grabbed my attention. With hoops that light, it must accelerate like a bat outta hell.

Posted: Sep 30, 2011 at 6:53 Quote
ninjatarian wrote:
The Nomad is an all time favorite of mine. I was obsessed with it when it was introduced. I cant imagine how nice that must ride. Those wheels are what really grabbed my attention. With hoops that light, it must accelerate like a bat outta hell.

Glad to see we feel the same about the Nomad Wink . The wheels help a lot! That is not good for training, but I guess I'll just have to give it a 110% instead hehe Big Grin

Posted: Sep 30, 2011 at 7:05 Quote
very nice build sir amazing specification

Posted: Sep 30, 2011 at 11:36 Quote
Amazing looking bike and fantastic spec. Drool

Posted: Oct 1, 2011 at 0:01 Quote
Congrats on your choice. But she would look much better dirty.

Posted: Oct 1, 2011 at 4:20 Quote
Wow! Awesome bike mate. Rides like a dream i bet? Great weight aswell.

Posted: Oct 2, 2011 at 10:39 Quote
beautiful bike, I love it!

Posted: Oct 4, 2011 at 22:58 Quote
Just finished my build and it's ready to rock!

Chassis
- Frame: 2011 Santa Cruz Nomad carbon in Black with 2012 Fox RP23
- Fork: 2012 Fox Talas RLC FiT 160mm tapered
- Headset: Chris King DEVOLUTION

Cockpit
- Stem: Thomson X4 - bolts replaced with gold titanium
- Handlebar: 2011 Easton Haven carbon
- Seatpost: Thomson Elite - bolts replaced with gold titanium
- Pedals: Time MTB Atac Carbon XS - Titanium Pedals
- Grips: ODI Grips Troy Lee Lock-On with Gold Clamps
- Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM Saddle Black/Gold with Braided Carbon Rails

Wheels and tyres
- Wheels: Industry Nine Enduro hubs - gold hubs with gold spokes laced to Mavic 819 UST rims
- Tyres: Continental Mountain King UST (2.4 front and 2.2 rear)

Drivetrain and stoppers
- Chainguard: Mountain Racing Products Double Chain Ring Skid - ISCG-05 mounted
- Crankset: 2011 Shimano XTR Trail Chainset M980 10 Speed 175mm 4-Bolt 38.26t
- Cassette: 2011 Shimano XTR 10 Speed M980 11-36
- Derailleur - Rear: 2011 Shimano XTR 10 Speed M980 GS Medium Cage - Carbon - deconstructed and rear plate anodised gold
- Derailleur - Front: Shimano XTR Front Derailleur Top Swing M980 34.9mm - Dual Pull - Triple - mounting bolts replaced with gold titanium
- Shifters: 2011 Shimano XTR M980 - hangers stripped and plated with a gold ceramic plating - mounting bolts replaced with gold titanium
- Chain: 2011 Shimano XTR
- Brakes: Formula The One - mounting bolts replaced with gold titanium

2011 Santa Cruz Nomad carbon in Black with 2012 Fox RP23

Santa Cruz Carbon Nomad

2011 Shimano XTR M980 - hangers stripped and plated with a gold ceramic plating - mounting bolts replaced with gold titanium Formula The One - mounting bolts replaced with gold titanium 2011 Easton Haven carbon ODI Grips Troy Lee Lock-On with Gold Clamps

2011 Shimano XTR M980 - hangers stripped and plated with a gold ceramic plating - mounting bolts replaced with gold titanium Formula The One - mounting bolts replaced with gold titanium 2011 Easton Haven carbon ODI Grips Troy Lee Lock-On with Gold Clamps

Chris King DEVOLUTION in Gold

Formula The One - mounting bolts replaced with gold titanium 2012 Fox Talas RLC FiT 160mm tapered

Nine Enduro hubs - gold hubs with gold spokes laced to Mavic 819 UST rims Formula The One - mounting bolts replaced with gold titanium

2011 Shimano XTR 10 Speed M980 GS Medium Cage - Carbon - deconstructed and rear plate anodised gold Industry Nine Wheels in Gold laced on Mavix 819 rims

2011 Shimano XTR 10 Speed M980 GS Medium Cage - Carbon - deconstructed and rear plate anodised gold

2011 Santa Cruz Nomad carbon in Black with 2012 Fox RP23

Posted: Oct 4, 2011 at 23:41 Quote
That is SIMPLY GORGEOUS, what did it cost if you dont mind me asking...

Posted: Oct 4, 2011 at 23:51 Quote
davidstuartkelly wrote:
That is SIMPLY GORGEOUS, what did it cost if you dont mind me asking...

Not something I need to remember but tobe honest it wasn't as bad I thought - all parts from CR and a few specifics out of the US. Got the frame at Santa Cruz list price which I was happy with being in Australia.

Have built all year so the pain hasn't been too bad!

COst me about 75% of what my Nomad 1 with XTR cost me in 2006!

Posted: Oct 5, 2011 at 8:18 Quote
Wah Wah We Wah! This is like, the posh thread. Wish there were more bikes like these posted on this site.

Posted: Oct 5, 2011 at 8:33 Quote
that bike has style! lots of bling! i like how you matched everything to the kashima coatDrool

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