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Santa Cruz NomadC for Santa Cruz Mountains

Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon 2012, 135x10 rear
Rear Shock Fox Racing Shox Float RP23 Kashima
Fork Fox Racing Shox 36 Talas 160 RLC 2012, Lockout was a silly idea, looking to switch to RC2
Headset Chris King Inset 5
Handlebar Easton Haven Bars 720mm
Stem Easton Haven
Grips ODI Ruffian Lock-On
Brakes Shimano XTR Trail
Brake Levers Shimano XTR Trail
Shifters Shimano Zee
Rear Derailleur Shimano Zee Shadow +
Chainguide Straitline Silent Guide Chainguide
Cranks Shimano Zee
Chainrings / Sprocket SRAM 32
Bottom Bracket Shimano
Chain Shimano XT
Cassette / Rear Cog Shimano XT 11-36
Pedals Kona Wah Wah Had these forever, love these pedals
Front Rim Easton Havoc UST, 1750g for the pair, and solid as hell
Rear Rim Easton Havoc Got the free bearing upgrade kit and installed easily
Hubs Easton Havoc
Spokes Easton Stock w wheels
Front Tire Schwalbe Hans Dampf
Rear Tire Schwalbe Hans Dampf
Saddle SDG Bel Air RL Ti Rail Saddle
Seatpost RockShox Reverb 125mm
Seatpost Clamp Other Santa Cruz Quick Release
General Info
Model Year 2012
Riding Type Trail / All-Mountain
Weight 30 lb 8 oz (13835 g)
Additional Info Set up for blasting but light enough for XC loops. Unreal difference from my 2007 Enduro Expert. This bike plows through whatever you throw at it but is super nimble and playful. Riding on familiar trails feels like a completely different experience than before, pops off everything and accelerates so well. XC rides are just fine although the bike feels a bit much compared to the lighter duty trail bikes out there. Need the 32 up front to get up the hills with my little legs but would not go back to a 2x setup, the cockpit is so clean without too many levers, and it simplifies the riding thought process when you don't have the option of dropping into the little ring. Bike can jump and drop everything within my limits and then pedal all day. The tubeless Schwalbe Hans Dampf are awesome tires, and after six months of 1-2x week ripping, showing little signs of wear.
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