Megatower CC XO1 Coil 4

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Frame: Santa Cruz Megatower CC. Misc.: Large
Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate. Misc.: 500lb spring
Fork: Fox Racing Shox Float 36 Performance Elite. Misc.: 90psi
Headset: Cane Creek
Handlebar: Other Santa Cruz Carbon 35mm
Stem: Race Face Affect 35
Grips: ODI Elite Flow
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
Brake Levers: SRAM Code RSC
Shifters: SRAM XO1 Eagle
Front Derailleur: -------
Rear Derailleur: SRAM XO1 Eagle
Chainguide: MRP
Cranks: SRAM SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB
Chainrings / Sprocket: SRAM XO1 Eagle
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB Threaded
Chain: SRAM XO1 Eagle
Cassette / Rear Cog: SRAM XO1 Eagle
Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet E
Front Rim: Other Race Face Arc30
Rear Rim: Other Race Face Arc30
Hubs: DT Swiss 350
Front Tire: Maxxis Minnion DHF 2.5 WT. Misc.: MaxxTerra EXO
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minnion DHR II 2.4 WT. Misc.: MaxxGrip DH
Saddle: WTB Silverado Ti
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb 170mm
Seatpost Clamp: Other Santa Cruz
General Info
Model Year: 0
Weight: 34 lb 0 oz (15422 g)

Vital MTB member 7willmorris 7willmorris 4/16/2019 9:35 PM

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hi,
nice bike
how you can compare this bike to ypur N4? speccialy on rough and steep terain?
I have also N4 and thinking of MT but wondering if the MT have the same margin for errors and can go head to head with Nomad on rough and steep trails.
tahnks in advanced and enjoy your bikes

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So far the megatower feels more stable than the nomad charging through steep and rough stuff, the limit is when there are sharp corners on extremely steep faces. I'd say in that scenario the nomad has a slight edge. Straight line speed on the MT is nuts and the bike is noticeably more composed through chunder than the nomad, especially with the coil shock out back. They both feel similar in the air, although the megatower is slightly easier to pop and more playful feeling overall, at least in a straight line. The Nomad is better suited to being an idiot in corners and you can enter on a tighter line and hold a tighter radius better.The Megatower is just as fast if you're taking intelligent lines but less forgiving of cutting inside and spraying dirt in terms of exit speed. Climbing wise they're very similar although I think the Nomad is slightly better at grinding up logging roads and the Megatower has the edge on technical or loose trails. This isn't a straight comparison though because I had an airshock on the Nomad and a coil on the Megatower. In terms of chassis feel, the Megatower's rear end is noticeably stiffer, especially when landing a bit sideways or really pushing the rear end into a corner and braking loose. That's not to say the Nomad was a wet noodle though, and I think the frame itself tracked better through really rough stuff due to the extra compliance. Hope that answers your question!

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