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New bike

Postby revans1961 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:17 am

I want to purchase a new all mountain 26 inch full suspension. Not sure what to get. Currently I own a Trek superbly 100 Elite upgraded just about everything to Shimano XTR with Enve wheels. My oldest son took over my Trek Remedy 9 so I want another 26 bike. Not really set on any brand but would like something Carbon with at least Shimano XT and then upgrade from there. I do not want to spend more than six thousand. Any sugestions would be appreciated thanks.
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Re: New bike

Postby fleetwood » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:49 am

Heck, I'll play with your money: Santa Cruz Nomad C.

http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/nomad_carbon/

Cooking up the Nomad carbon involved a pretty simple recipe: take everything people loved about the Nomad, shake it up and add carbon fiber. The result is a leaner, sleeker, and even more responsive Nomad. Supplanting the aluminum frame with carbon fiber reduced weight by 3/4 of a pound AND increased frame strength and stiffness dramatically. It is the kind of strength that makes life easy when it comes coping with 5,000 foot rock garden descents, cased gap jumps and drops to flat on a daily basis, or whatever else a true Nomad might encounter in his or her wanderings.

Never ridden one, but I love my Nickel. There are four kits on the SC website for $6k or less. Syndicate!

Personally, if I had 6 grand to play with, I'd probably forgo carbon for an aluminum frame and get it tricked out with the nicest components I could find. I mean, are you dealing with 5,000 foot rock garden descents, cased gap jumps and drops to flat on a daily basis? Then again, I don't have 6 grand to play with, so maybe I would get carbon.

Good luck. Can't wait to see what you get.
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Re: New bike

Postby mtbgreg1 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:25 am

fleetwood wrote:
Personally, if I had 6 grand to play with, I'd probably forgo carbon for an aluminum frame and get it tricked out with the nicest components I could find.


Shoot, even with $6k you can probably get a carbon FS bike with GREAT components on it (X0 or X9 build). Personally, if I was going to get an FS 26er and had the money for it, I'd get an Ibis Mojo. Get whichever one would fit your riding style: SLR = more trail oriented, HD = all mountain. But even the HD is so light and so adjustable that you could easily do long trail rides on it!

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Re: New bike

Postby maddslacker » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:22 pm

@mtbgreg1, You said great and Sram in the same sentence ... :twisted:

@OP, check out the Devinci Dixon Carbon RX:
http://www.devinci.com/bikes/browse_24#24_83_326

http://www.dirtragmag.com/webrag/interb ... las-carbon

We checked out several Devinci models at Outerbike and they were excellent.

And at $4300, it leaves you room to do some immediate upgrades. They also sell it as a bare frame so that you could build it up how you want.
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Re: New bike

Postby mtbgreg1 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:27 pm

maddslacker wrote:@mtbgreg1, You said great and Sram in the same sentence ... :twisted:



Ha!

Well I'm sure you could do XT too...
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Re: New bike

Postby fleetwood » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:17 pm

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Re: New bike

Postby maddslacker » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:23 pm

Seriously, these were really really nice carbon bikes to ride.
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Re: New bike

Postby revans1961 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:37 pm

Thanks for the advice. I am learning more and more every day. Started riding a couple years ago and just fell in love with it.
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Re: New bike

Postby John Fisch » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:08 pm

I'm three months now on my Yeti 5 Carbon and loving it more every day. The thing is wicked fast, super nimble, and practically climbs hills by itself. It won't be as plush as that Nomad Fleetwood mentioned though, which also has a very different geometry, thus underscoring the need for you to throw a leg over a few rides to see how they feel before plopping down that much coin. My usual riding buddy swears by his Ibis Mojo carbon as well.
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Re: New bike

Postby guzmanword » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:16 am

me too,learning more and more every day. Started riding a couple years ago and just fell in love with it.Image
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Re: New bike

Postby revans1961 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:09 am

Found a new used Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon. Built with all XTR and easton carbon rims. The guy is asking 7,500 he spent 8,400. Another good thing is he is right down the street a bit.
Sent a e mail asking what his bottom line is. I know its a great bike but is it worth what he's asking. Also on the sizing chart for Santa Cruz Im right in the middle of a large and X large. I am 6"2 196 LBS. Comments appreciated Thanks http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/3428235636.html
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Re: New bike

Postby maddslacker » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:58 pm

For that much coin, I'd look at a brand new Turner Burner 650b XTR build for $6,700.

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The Turner is aluminum, but is built in the US by Turner, as opposed to the Santa Cruz which is built in Taiwan by Giant. (I own a Giant, so that's not an issue for me, but just thought I'd throw it out there)
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