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  • iolo
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    Probably a numpty question but how different is this to a Bronson?

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    iolo
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    It’s blue with a pink sticker. Those cheap looking wheels have pink stickers as well. Nothing a bit of work with a hair dryer can sort out.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    its also a far bit slacker at the front and has a much longer cockpit

    Hob Nob
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    The black one looks nice.

    Why did they have to build it the way I wanted my old NomadC to be. Bugger. This may be an expensive year.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    15mm more travel, slacker beefier probably
    [video]http://vimeo.com/90614894[/video]

    Great video, I’d have one of the 26″ bikes if I had the terrain for it, I want to demo one somewhere that will actually test it though.

    Straight to 1x Only is interesting. Probably a solid choice for the intended uses.

    waldo1
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    The numbers look good. Finally a Shortish rear cs from Santa Cruz.
    I also hated the kickback from the previous vpp, hopefully they’ve addressed the kinematics with this one.

    scruff
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    More info on bikerumor.

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    woo hoo someone dropped the kinematics bomb already and JCL hasn’t even got here 🙂
    http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en/au/nomad-carbon#builder
    more info

    robidoo
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    Not sure about that vid, those trails looked pretty tame.

    I have a Nomad C are there any vids out there showing how it should be ridden?

    looks very nice that, santa cruz will run away with the top end market soon, theyve always made nice looking bikes, but the last 3 in the bronson, solo and now nomad are pretty stunning to look at! expensive, but stunning

    also 28lbs for a 165mm, probably a touch too much for me travel wise, but doubt its a slouch climbing at that weight

    toons
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    Probably a numpty question but how different is this to a Bronson?

    slacker
    longer
    lower bb
    steeper seat tube
    more travel
    shorter chain stays
    redesigned VVP

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Also comes in murdered out colourways. Or black, to the uninitiated.

    Shut up and take my money!

    Houns
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    I love stealth, but also love pink, I’ll have one in each

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    how about stealth with pink? Like batman meets barbie

    Premier Icon darrenspink
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    My first thought was that it looked like my 9yr old girls bike.

    _tom_
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    65 degree head angle seems a bit silly, that’s slacker than a lot of DH bikes isn’t it?

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    Like batman meets barbie

    Describes how I’d ride it

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    darrenspink – Member
    My first thought was that it looked like my 9yr old girls bike.

    ironically with a decent reach and steeper SA its got much less ‘women specific’ geometry than previous Santa Cruz bikes

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    Not sure about that vid, those trails looked pretty tame.

    ^this.

    I think Santa Cruz make some superb videos to promote their bikes, but I judge the intent of a bike by the trails it’s being ridden on. The Bronson vid last year – with Peaty and co – was a superb pumpy, jumpy mini-downhill promotion, Ratboy’s TRc vid showed that raw talent will make a relatively short-travel bike do some amazing stuff and the 5010 vid filmed up in Scotland was another great example of versatile bikes being ridden harder than the target market will ever manage. This video – promoting their supposed “big bike” – was just a fast hoon down relatively smooth trails. Why do I need 165mm for riding that?

    PS At least I know why I can’t drift very well; I’m not grabbing a handful of back brake like these dudes

    Houns
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    Black & Pink just like 2 of my bikes 8)

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    650b wheels, natch

    looks like theyve updated the reach and HA to almost modern standards

    Im not sure if the new colour scheme is an april fool

    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/first-look-santa-cruz-nomad-2014.html

    cfinnimore
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    Expensive beyond comprehension for me, but it looks nice.

    Just another bike.

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    cfinnimore – Member
    Expensive beyond comprehension for me, but it looks nice.

    about the same RRP as the Enduro Expert Carbon
    http://wheelworld.com/product/14specialized-enduro-expert-carbon-29-193286-1.htm

    It’s about the price point for top end carbon, 1×11 level kit these days, direct comparison is 4k UK + 20% VAT

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    I umm, well, it would appear that, I, sort of, might have, errr, ordered one…

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    how much was it tomhoward?

    robj20
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    Same price as the old one, £2699 for the frame.

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    Rrp is 5899 for xo1, 150 mm reverb stealth, pikes and hope hoops.

    Upgrade rrps are £250 to the debonair shock, 300 to go to xx1, 1500 for enve rims, and one for a BOS fork but I forget that.

    Full builds only at the moment, frames later in the year. No alloy version.

    Had to be quick, jungle sold 90% of their uk allocation in under an hour!

    scruff
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    I wonder what the UK allocation is though?

    phildowling
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    As said above, terrible video compared to there previous offerings.

    Looks more like a flowing singletrack, awesome on a hardtail or the Tallboy but not looking the part for the Nomad!

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    I know what it is, but I’m not putting it on here. Orders are currently at double the first drop. Not sure if I made the cut for the first one. Fingers crossed I’ll have it in 2 weeks!

    Edit to previous post, the 250 is an upgrade to a vivid air, from the monarch debonair.

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    65 head angle and that colour scheme, must be april fool?

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    I liked that video .. big country riding. Isn’t that what the bike is meant to be about?

    Wants

    Annoyingly the USD price for a complete bike equates to £4k – why are we constantly ripped off in the UK?

    mindmap3
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    I like the blue and pink!

    It’s nice to see SC putting proper length top tubes on their bikes at last. 65 degrees on a bigger wheels is pretty slack.

    My Rune is 65.5 (neutral flip chips) and it climbs fine for a chunky bike so I guess this should too.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    I liked that video .. big country riding. Isn’t that what the bike is meant to be about?

    It’s not exactly big terrain though. The way I interpreted the video was “Here’s a bike that is more bike than you need to ride these trails, but since it’s so heavy and ponderous up hill we’ll get some nags to give you a lift to the top then pick you up when you get to the road”.

    There are other bikes in the SC range that would be more than capable of riding those trails at those speeds and still be versatile enough to ride there and back as well.

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    Annoyingly the USD price for a complete bike equates to £4k – why are we constantly ripped off in the UK?

    I don’t think those prices include local taxes, also different import duties to the UK. Pretty sure it’s cheaper to export into the US than the other way round.

    Also of course we (or some) are willing to pay (biggest reason).

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    ST, I didn’t read that much into it, just saw big hills, big bikes and some guys having fun on them by going PDQ. I’m a sucker for the landscapes and not very bothered about the bike itself, looks good though. A bigger bike than most will need but that’s never been a reason to dismiss anyones choices – I’m not going into the ‘over-biked’ stuff! : )

    codybrennan
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    A woman in Wellington wet her whistle with a wild man
    From way back when,
    She sucked her thumb and she held her head for the man she didn’t ken
    A Nip in Nippon napped a nod and knew a new nomad[/i]
    Near the nearside window of his Mitsubishi
    His kid was scared he said he thought it was something new

    Just like nothing on earth
    Just like nothing on earth
    Just like nothing on earth
    Just like nothing on earth
    Just like nothing on earth

    (sorry)

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