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Pro Bike Check: Mihai Moga's Santa Cruz Nomad C 30

My Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon, ready for the trail.
My Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon, ready for the trail. RockShox Lyrik RC2DH up front and Vivid Air with medium tune out back. Works Components headset with 1.5-degree cup. Slacks the bike out really nicely. Truvativ Boobars cut to 30-inches and Avid X0 Trail brakes with 180mm and 160mm rotors. I heat shrink-wrapped my cables to see how it would work. As you can see it works great! So I was able to get my hands on a RockShox Reverb Stealth, but Nomads aren't prepped for the cable to run through the frame. I had a friend X-ray the frame to see if the cable would even be able to make it through the BB area. It could. <font color="#FF0000"><b>THIS WILL VOID YOUR FRAME WARRANTY AND IS NOT APPROVED BY SANTA CRUZ!</b></font> Even though I knew my warranty would be voided, I went for it anyways and created an entrance hold for the Reverb Stealth cable. Look at how nice and clean she is! I've been riding the bike hard, casing jumps and so far, so good. SRAM X0 drive train. I love the type 2 derailleur with clutch system. It keeps the bike quiet. Burgtec Penthouse flats with Ti spindles. Flats are most fun for everyday riding, but when I race, I'll throw on clips. I love a quiet bike, so I've used 3M mastic tape in every nook and cranny I can to keep noise down. Around the chainguide... On the chainguide...it just dampens the sound and lets me hear my knobs ripping the dirt. Over-the-top? Maybe, but it's how I roll. My timing system inspired by TJ Sharp. A cheap watch, and iPod cable and a Radio Shack Trigger button. Under $10 and more accurate than Strava. My timing system inspired by TJ Sharp. A cheap watch, and iPod cable and a Radio Shack Trigger button. Under $10 and more accurate than Strava. My timing system inspired by TJ Sharp. A cheap watch, and iPod cable and a Radio Shack Trigger button. Under $10 and more accurate than Strava. Chillin' at Red Rocks. Tongue out, flat out.
Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon Size Medium with some modifications like *custom* Reverb Stealth capability and plenty of Mastic tape to keep things quiet.
Rear Shock RockShox Vivid Air R2C Medium tune
Fork RockShox Lyrik RC2DH with Travel Adjust
Headset Other Works Components using 1.5-degree cup
Handlebar Truvativ Boobar Cut to 30-inches
Stem Thomson X4 50mm
Grips SRAM Lock-on
Brakes Avid X0 Trail 180mm front and 160mm rear
Brake Levers Avid X0 Trail
Shifters SRAM X0 Rear only
Rear Derailleur SRAM X0 Type 2 Love how quiet the clutch is
Chainguide e*thirteen LG1+ Chainguide
Cranks Truvativ X0
Chainrings / Sprocket e*thirteen Guidering 36t
Bottom Bracket Truvativ
Chain SRAM PC-1091R 10SPD Hollowpin Chain
Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM X0 10-speed, 11-36
Pedals Burgtec Penthouse Flats Mk3 Pedal with Ti Axle I will run clips for racing if necessary
Front Rim Sun Ringle Equalizer
Rear Rim Sun Ringle Equalizer
Hubs Burgtec 20mm front, 10x135
Spokes DT Swiss
Front Tire Specialized Butcher SX 2.3
Rear Tire Specialized Ground Control 2.3
Saddle SDG Duster with Ti Rails
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth Yes, a Stealth on a Nomad. The video below will explain : )
Seatpost Clamp Thomson
General Info
Riding Type Trail / All-Mountain
Additional Info The video will provide more details on set up and build. Hope you get inspired! -Moga <iframe src="http://www.vitalmtb.com/v/16542?width=600&height=338" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe>
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