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Interesting........

The Link in the Santa Cruz Forum shows the Nomad with a Float AVA RP3.
That shock there looks like dare I say a DHX Float???

- Sounds like it's going to be a pretty sweet ride.
 

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a little write up from another forum:

April 14th, 2005

Hello from Santa Cruz This is our second official SCB newsletter, and once
again we have some big news. While we realize we may be setting the bar
pretty high for the future in trying to keep this newsletter interesting and
exciting, this news is too good to hold back.

Filling the Gap
Riders familiar to our line up have most likely noticed a bit of a gap in
the VPP model range. That perhaps there was a need for something more than a
5.3-inch travel trail bike like our new Blur-LT, but something less than an
all-out 8.5-inch travel freeride bike like our VP-Free.

Enter the Nomad

Some might read this name and think of old Chevy station wagons. Others
might think of lean people in sparsely populated regions who follow seasonal
paths known only to their tribes. So, on the one hand, you have this sturdy
and stylish cult classic vehicle. And on the other hand, you've got these
long ranging, leathery skinned hard-asses who are made of gristle and can go
forever. That sort of describes our new bike. Nomad. Taking a similarly
stout approach as on the V-10 and VP-Free models, we created a frame with
beefy formed tubes (very strong, and deco stylish) and meaty linkages
delivering a rock solid frame with 6.5 inches of rear wheel travel. But we
also kept the flab to a minimum, using a lightweight aluminum alloy for the
frame and retaining a standard 135mm, q.r. friendly rear dropout spacing. It
can be built up either as a do-everything, ride everywhere, long lasting
middleweight or a rock crushing, cliff hucking bomber.

The Nomad is now in the final pre-production prototype stage and is expected
to be available before the tradeshow season hits us in the fall. Final spec
or pricing details are not available at this time, but we'll let you know
when we've got it all finalized. Stay tuned.
 

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WheelieMan said:
Let's see... should I get the Blur LT, Blur 4x, Nomad, VP-free, Bullit, or Heckler for trailriding? Santa Cruz needs to weed out some of their models, they have wayyyy too many.
- Or -

You can look at it as they have a Trailbike in most every price point....
 

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I don't think they need to do any weeding out... The only trail bikes I see mentioned above are the Blur LT, Nomad, and Heckler. The 4x should be used for slalom (4.5 inches of travel)... The VP-Free for freeriding (8.5 inches of travel)... and the Bullit for freeriding and maybe hardcore trail riding (7 inches of travel)... They are making a line of VPPs and a line of single pivots. Not everyone can afford a $1700 (or higher) VPP frame. Especially since their single pivot frames with a stable platform kick a$$.
 

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Something Clever... said:
I don't think they need to do any weeding out... The only trail bikes I see mentioned above are the Blur LT, Nomad, and Heckler. The 4x should be used for slalom (4.5 inches of travel)... The VP-Free for freeriding (8.5 inches of travel)... and the Bullit for freeriding and maybe hardcore trail riding (7 inches of travel)... They are making a line of VPPs and a line of single pivots. Not everyone can afford a $1700 (or higher) VPP frame. Especially since their single pivot frames with a stable platform kick a$$.
u dont judge bikes on travel (most of the time)

i do agree with u though 4x for 4x, vpf for fr, bullit for fr/trail etc
 
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