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    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    Well the darndest thing... My top tube paint is starting to look like it's delaminating...

    Now I have to find my receipt and go down the warranty road.... I sweat a lot, but am pretty good about wiping down/washing this bike, so I'm a little surprised.
    It's definitely a problem. Now that I've been down that road more people are saying the same about their bike. Even my plastic handlebars have a spot that is flaking. Salt is tough stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    It's definitely a problem. Now that I've been down that road more people are saying the same about their bike. Even my plastic handlebars have a spot that is flaking. Salt is tough stuff.
    Seems like they are top notch.. I just failed on my end to actually register the bike when I should of (who wants to pull a shock mount screw out)...

    We'll see what they have in stock for Hightower LTs or what they'll warranty.

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    Hmm, actually my plastic SC bars are showing some unusual surface wear in the clear coat after 3-4 seasons. Maybe I’ll send some pics their way ...
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    My bars are raceface. I bet a lot of these guys are using the same clearcoat product.

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    Plastic bars?!?

    YOU GUYS GON' DIE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    Seems like they are top notch.. I just failed on my end to actually register the bike when I should of (who wants to pull a shock mount screw out)...

    We'll see what they have in stock for Hightower LTs or what they'll warranty.
    Well, one submission and an email later and we're moving forward with replacement.... wow, that's amazing service. And since it's cosmetic, it sounds like I just need to donate my existing bike. Replacement will need a 160mm 29er fork though... so, anyone interested in a FOX 36 Float Performance Elite 150mm

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    Just get a new air shaft assembly? It's like a $40 part and 1 beer job.

    Also, interesting to see these issues with the paint. The Nomad I used to have had a bunch of what appeared to be fading up around the head tube. I had the "stealth" color, and it looked like the gloss finish had dissolved off. I wondered if the previous owner had gotten some DOT fluid on it, but didn't think so because the bike came with XT brakes. I never used any particularly strong soap, just Muc-Off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andeh View Post
    Just get a new air shaft assembly? It's like a $40 part and 1 beer job.

    Also, interesting to see these issues with the paint. The Nomad I used to have had a bunch of what appeared to be fading up around the head tube. I had the "stealth" color, and it looked like the gloss finish had dissolved off. I wondered if the previous owner had gotten some DOT fluid on it, but didn't think so because the bike came with XT brakes. I never used any particularly strong soap, just Muc-Off.
    Just realized this when I was looking into it..... but, I thought I had a good excuse to upgrade the fork

    Mine is right below my nose (literally), so I attributed it to sweat.

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    Santa Cruz

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    Build your own fucking bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    So, this is getting built up as I type:

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    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    So, this is getting built up as I type:

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    If you plan on keeping the Super Deluxe Air, consider a retune as it comes stock Med/Med and that's what seems to be mostly responsible for the 'harsh' ride of the Megatower. I believe this is what either Vorsprung or Fluid Function (Whistler custom tune shop) promote...worth talking to anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beece View Post
    Build your own fucking bike.
    I wouldn't have it done for a few weeks, and don't own the tools, and can help keep a mechanic employed while it snows.. but thanks anyway for the fucking advice.
    Quote Originally Posted by robnow View Post
    If you plan on keeping the Super Deluxe Air, consider a retune as it comes stock Med/Med and that's what seems to be mostly responsible for the 'harsh' ride of the Megatower. I believe this is what either Vorsprung or Fluid Function (Whistler custom tune shop) promote...worth talking to anyway.
    That's what the MTBR crowd has been squawking about. Seems like there are a dozen people complaining and a few thousand not, so we'll see if I fit within that things sweet spot or not, if not megneg or whatever has been discussed. I'd rather put my money into a better set of wheels/upgrading the hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    That's what the MTBR crowd has been squawking about. Seems like there are a dozen people complaining and a few thousand not, so we'll see if I fit within that things sweet spot or not, if not megneg or whatever has been discussed. I'd rather put my money into a better set of wheels/upgrading the hubs.
    MTBR info is generally useless IMO on the Megatower, same few dudes spewing misinformed verbal diarrhoea. I'm speaking from my experiences riding the Mega and the multitude of friends, tuners, and shop peeps around Western Canada who ride the bike with the general consensus seemingly:
    Coil shock=good
    Stock Air shock=not so good
    Megneg does NOT seem well suited to this bike as it's progressive enough and doesn't require the added progressivety of the Megneg can. The Hightower runs nice with the stock air can as it comes with a Low/Low tune where the Megatower is more 'race' tuned with the Med/Med. Anyways, just adding a datapoint and personally would send my shock into Vorsprung for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    I wouldn't have it done for a few weeks, and don't own the tools, and can help keep a mechanic employed while it snows.. but thanks anyway for the fucking advice.
    EXACTLY why I don't mount my own fucking bindings.

    I was just giving ya shit. That said, building bikes is one of my very favorite things to do. It's like meditation for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnow View Post
    MTBR info is generally useless IMO on the Megatower, same few dudes spewing misinformed verbal diarrhoea. I'm speaking from my experiences riding the Mega and the multitude of friends, tuners, and shop peeps around Western Canada who ride the bike with the general consensus seemingly:
    Coil shock=good
    Stock Air shock=not so good
    Megneg does NOT seem well suited to this bike as it's progressive enough and doesn't require the added progressivety of the Megneg can. The Hightower runs nice with the stock air can as it comes with a Low/Low tune where the Megatower is more 'race' tuned with the Med/Med. Anyways, just adding a datapoint and personally would send my shock into Vorsprung for a change.
    Thanks! The megneg can is new info, the rest is what I've gathered too. Maybe santa will be nice with a coil shock or something. I kinda want to stay air as the thing is a pig, wonder how the fox performs with this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beece View Post
    EXACTLY why I don't mount my own fucking bindings.

    I was just giving ya shit. That said, building bikes is one of my very favorite things to do. It's like meditation for me.
    I meditate when climbing... hence why I want the damn thing so I can go get my last ride in the desert before skinning here.

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    Just curious: what pushed you towards the Mega vs. any number of other good enduro bikes right now?

    I ask because I've had incredible experiences with SC in the past, but have been really reluctant to even bother trying the Mega because it's so much bike (and the stock tune is bad). Hightower would probably be enough for me, but no coil = no go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andeh View Post
    Just curious: what pushed you towards the Mega vs. any number of other good enduro bikes right now?

    I ask because I've had incredible experiences with SC in the past, but have been really reluctant to even bother trying the Mega because it's so much bike (and the stock tune is bad). Hightower would probably be enough for me, but no coil = no go.
    1. Impulse
    2. Warranty (they warrantied my Hightower LT and the only thing I didn't love was the STA). This is bigger, better STA and supposedly climbs better
    3. It may very well be too much bike, but thought that I could flip this at the bike park faster than a Hightower if I didn't like it.

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    All very good reasons. Last point on it's own is a pretty good reason to try a new Santa Cruz, as they're pretty easy to sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Filled out the warranty claim online and attached pics.
    Thanks Jackstraw! Another very satisfied customer here : got a new 2019 Nomad frame in exchange for sawing the BB off of my 2015 Nomad!

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