Agreed. The N3 is my best bike for going big and can be ridden around town well, plus having a gorgeous look that I love. For my riding I can't ask the N3 for more. I understand the scientific necessities SC claims for the new design. But do they forget that aesthetics is also another big factor that they're known for? How many SC fans are willing to pay almost 10 grands for this weird, GT-looking new bike? And oh, those two-decade-ago color choices... SC should better pay attention to how Scott and Intense paint their frames, sorry, just my opinion.I understand how people aren't liking the appearance of the bike, especially the colors, I'm surprised on the no black option. I really love my N3 because of its down capability but also because I can use it more as an all around one bike solution, I don't see the N4 as a one bike solution, but I love the direction SC took with it, they did go in the right direction with it. If the Bronson could get a touch more progressive leverage ratio I don't think people will really miss the N3 as much.
I appreciated SC's brave decision to push the Nomad burlier bike employing lessons learned from V10 in terms of suspension kinematics, but I really don't understand why they threw away lessons learned from their previous bikes in terms of beauty?
I think many ppl in this thread already have their own answers regarding the look of the new bike. But we still have to wait for more reviews and demo ride report to better know how the newmad really feels though. My guess is that it must be plusher than N3, but not sure if that's enough to convince N3 owners to buy.