Nomad 4 and Megneg

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Posted: Aug 26, 2019 at 21:48 Quote
Has anyone tried this on the Super Deluxe shock on a nomad 4? Is it worth it?

Posted: Sep 18, 2019 at 20:58 Quote
I just put it on a customer V3 bronson and he likes it better than with the standard air can. Original setup was 210psi with 3.5 tokens (1 gnar and 1 regular token). With the megneg, we went with 1 negative air spacer, 1 positive spacer and 260 psi. His original sag was around 30-32%. Now it's 35% but it has way more pop for jumping and support in berms. With the added pressure we also added one click of rebound damping.

Posted: Nov 15, 2019 at 7:02 Quote
Has anyone known a basic start point to try?
tokens, bands, air pressure, etc..

I weight about 76 - 77k geared.
Currently running 29% sag with 200psi, basically I would like to increase the medium support without losing traction (small bumps)
I've just bought this MegNeg to try it in my Nomad v4...
I'm also hesitating about if it will become too progressive because almost nobody has posted about it.
Any suggestion is super welcome!

Posted: Jan 31, 2020 at 12:17 Quote
razacr wrote:
Has anyone known a basic start point to try?
tokens, bands, air pressure, etc..

I weight about 76 - 77k geared.
Currently running 29% sag with 200psi, basically I would like to increase the medium support without losing traction (small bumps)
I've just bought this MegNeg to try it in my Nomad v4...
I'm also hesitating about if it will become too progressive because almost nobody has posted about it.
Any suggestion is super welcome!

How did it go? Do you like it?

Posted: Feb 13, 2020 at 14:12 Quote
72kg in gear, 175psi no tokens and no bands great for me!
Previously had standard can 145psi 3.5 tokens which I was really happy with but the Megneg is better forsure.

Posted: Feb 13, 2020 at 17:39 Quote
noplacelikeloam wrote:
razacr wrote:
Has anyone known a basic start point to try?
tokens, bands, air pressure, etc..

I weight about 76 - 77k geared.
Currently running 29% sag with 200psi, basically I would like to increase the medium support without losing traction (small bumps)
I've just bought this MegNeg to try it in my Nomad v4...
I'm also hesitating about if it will become too progressive because almost nobody has posted about it.
Any suggestion is super welcome!

How did it go? Do you like it?

Hi, yes I like it, I'm running the MegNeg with 4 bands in the negative chamber, hasn't tried a different setup yet. But, so far the bike feels more planted over high speed sections in steep chunky terrain, so it's a improvement here but I think it lost a bit of pop and live feeling over more flowy trails so I've added a couple of clicks of compression (normally I run fully open) to the shock (RCT). 31% sag and 200psi. I will try removing all the bands to check the difference as @Risker mentions.

Posted: Feb 13, 2020 at 18:13 Quote
Risker wrote:
72kg in gear, 175psi no tokens and no bands great for me!
Previously had standard can 145psi 3.5 tokens which I was really happy with but the Megneg is better forsure.

Hi, whats about your shock compression/rebound setup?
I noticed a bit of sluggish in pedaling uphill, with the 4 bands on the neg. Good traction and it seems to use all the travel, but the mid support looks a bit less lively for pedaling purposes to me.

Posted: Feb 14, 2020 at 0:21 Quote
razacr wrote:
Risker wrote:
72kg in gear, 175psi no tokens and no bands great for me!
Previously had standard can 145psi 3.5 tokens which I was really happy with but the Megneg is better forsure.

Hi, whats about your shock compression/rebound setup?
I noticed a bit of sluggish in pedaling uphill, with the 4 bands on the neg. Good traction and it seems to use all the travel, but the mid support looks a bit less lively for pedaling purposes to me.

Compression fully open, rebound one click from fully open in the winter with the cold, two clicks in the summer!

Posted: Feb 18, 2020 at 16:45 Quote
Thanks, Risker, I'm running your last setup recommendations (removing 4 bands in Neg chamber, compression fully open and 2 clicks of rebound). So far it feels much more pop, very active. In mellow terrain the nomad performs really good, I went into a long exposed roots section where I felt the bike was kind of floating over them but at the same time feeling the back tire bouncing more that I like but not too hard, and it was composed at speed regardless of the super small loss in traction.
I'll try more time on this setup, going to the same trails in different locations I went with the 4 bands set up, just before more experiment with bands.
I will share my thoughts then.
Regards, Enjoy

Posted: Feb 18, 2020 at 23:03 Quote
razacr wrote:
Thanks, Risker, I'm running your last setup recommendations (removing 4 bands in Neg chamber, compression fully open and 2 clicks of rebound). So far it feels much more pop, very active. In mellow terrain the nomad performs really good, I went into a long exposed roots section where I felt the bike was kind of floating over them but at the same time feeling the back tire bouncing more that I like but not too hard, and it was composed at speed regardless of the super small loss in traction.
I'll try more time on this setup, going to the same trails in different locations I went with the 4 bands set up, just before more experiment with bands.
I will share my thoughts then.
Regards, Enjoy


Would definitely try a little extra rebound on my setup to compensate for the extra pressure you’re running Smile

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