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I narrowed my decision on a new build between the Yeti 575 and the Nomad.Yes I posted the same question in the Yeti section.Spending this kind of $$$,I want to make sure im happy.What do you like best about the Nomad?Thanks...
 

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I ended up riding with a guy on a 575 on Sovreign trail at Moab...just going the same way at the same time...me on my Nomad. I talked with him a good bit and we got to see each other ride some of the gnarlier spots. My Nomad had a 160mm fork and he was running a 140mm fork. My take on the 575 is that it's not really an exact competition to the Nomad...probably more to the BLT2. My Nomad was way more competent in the rough sections, and his bike appeared easier to climb the uphills...but not by much. I think it will depend a lot on what kind of riding you'll do. For a bigger hit bike, the Nomad is extremely efficient. The 575 is lighter, and that is its advantage. It's not a bomber bike IMO...at least not compared to the Nomad. The Nomad probably bridges the gap between a bigger hit bike and a trail bike about as good as any available.
 

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Thanks,thats kinda where im stuck,do I want a climber that can take a downhill run in stride.Or do I want a bomber that will suck at climbing.If they are that close in climbing,that is great to know,that puts the Nomad ahead so far.
 

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I'm sorry, but there might be a comparison between the Heckler and the 575, but the Nomad BLOWS the 575 outta the water if you want a 'do fun XC and DH day after the other'. There just isn't any comparison.
 

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TNC summarize very well the comparaison, i own both, i mean a Heckler and a 575.
Even between those there are differences. For me 575 is a light and sharp enduro bike which will climb almost like a XC bike. In dh section, suspension work very well better than Heckler Single Pivot for an air shock setting, but it's a light bike more for enduro marathon race. I'll not drop or gap with a 575. If you are planning extreme practice and freeriding as well as small XC run (30-40 km) go for a Nomad
 

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Thanks,thats kinda where im stuck,do I want a climber that can take a downhill run in stride.Or do I want a bomber that will suck at climbing.If they are that close in climbing,that is great to know,that puts the Nomad ahead so far.
I would say very strongly that the Nomad won't suck at climbing unless you build up the bike with all the absolutely heaviest stuff you can find. Looking at your avitar and screen name, I have to ask if you are a dirt motor head? If so, I think you will like the characteristics of the Nomad over the 575. My Nomad is as much like my dirt motors in a positive way as any mountainbike I've ever ridden...and I've ridden quite a few.
 

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do I want a climber that can take a downhill run in stride.Or do I want a bomber that will suck at climbing.
Have you seen the Mojo HD already? That may be a good answer to your needs and solve two problems at once. Very light, very effective pedaling, very strong to take on almost everything you throw at it. Take a look at it and you may have a new bike to consider on you list.
 

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I would say very strongly that the Nomad won't suck at climbing unless you build up the bike with all the absolutely heaviest stuff you can find. (...) If so, I think you will like the characteristics of the Nomad over the 575.
TNC, if I remember, you had a 575, right? Or it was gticlay that had the 575? Now I really can't remember, sorry.

Anyway, I keep thinking if I'm not holding back myself with the 575. Somehow, I don't go too far on it, although I can't complain about its trail bike capabilities, but wonder if it's me that's not letting me go over the bike, or if I'm short with it to cope with what I want. Strangely, I imagine myself over a Nomad everytime when I ride it, but I don't think I'm going that much where a Nomad can go, so could you give me some feedback on that, if you felt that way when riding your 575 and when you got on the Nomad if it was kind of... liberating? :rolleyes:

Not that the 575 is not a great bike - damn, it is, and it's what makes it hard to assume - but I feel I'm becoming a bit limited on my riding once in while. I'm not smooth, and I like to let the bike go by itself and just go with the flow on it. Does it make any sense to any of you?
 

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Hi, black Ronin, i told you in my last post. I own a 575 and i know very well the nomad (i know what it bring regarding to Heckler). If you think to freeride your ride go Nomad. Otherwise if you are a " trail-er" that you like going down and climb, downhilling by jumping small step, if you don't need to ride at 200 Mph on rough and rocky section (like a dh bike) than the 575 is enough and will bring you lot of pleasure.
 

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Hi, black Ronin, i told you in my last post. I own a 575 and i know very well the nomad (i know what it bring regarding to Heckler). If you think to freeride your ride go Nomad. Otherwise if you are a " trail-er" that you like going down and climb, downhilling by jumping small step, if you don't need to ride at 200 Mph on rough and rocky section (like a dh bike) than the 575 is enough and will bring you lot of pleasure.
Hi Burak. Yes, I read your input and I second that all. Just don't get me wrong, I love riding the 575. I guess there are only a few bikes that are this good, balanced and completely at hand over the trail as the Yeti is. I'm a trail rider indeed, but I wouldn't say I'm a smoother rider, specially when I take the harder path, so sometimes I wonder if I wouldn't be better on a bike like the Nomad, only because it may give you enough to take it further with no worries from that point you start to hold back thinking: "This might not be a good idea!". The 575 is very capable, but still is a trail bike at its heart. My 575 is built very strong, it gives me a lot of confidence, but I'm aware of its limits, so I don't tend to cross the line. But the 575 is an outstanding bike nonetheless. The Nomad only would be the next step up. And since I also have a Mojo SL, which is considerably lighter and as much capable as the 575 for trail riding, having a Nomad or something like it (the Mojo HD just blew my mind!) would give me more options to diverse my riding.
 

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Thanks for the input guys!Looks like a Nomad will be in my near future.I love my 09 Marin Mount Vision as a lightweight XC trail bike but would like a little more confidence inspiring ride and the 575 sounds more like what I already have.
 
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