New demo bikes at the Tustin shop!
2014 Santa Cruz Nomad with XO1 build, sizes medium and large. Tani (The Path Bike Shop owner) took it out for a ride last week and said, "This bike is so confident, and it manuals like it wants to."
Our longtime customer (and multiple Santa Cruz bicycle owner) Milton had this to say about the new Nomad:
"The big question being asked was Nomad and pedaling. The bike actually pedals quite well. Doesn't pedal like a downhill bike. The only issue is climbing on steep grades, the front end tends to lift, as expected from a slack head tube. Tani recommended moving forward and weighting the front tire, works like a charm. Also, the 32t single chainring may be too tall for some. If you climb a lot, I would go 30t or even 28t. If you are used to XC bars, the nomad bars may be too wide.
As for descents, it's very stable. It makes my Tallboy feel twitchy. I'd say 15-20% better than the Tallboy on descents, Tallboy may be 5-10% better on the climb (if you weight the front on steep)."
Check out our Demo & Rental Bikes page for a complete list of rental bikes and rental prices. We've got a great "try before you buy" program.