I agree with grimwood in that the nomad v4 pedals way better than I expected. I currently ride a '17 bronson and they felt very similar going up one of my local trails, only on the steepest sections could I feel the nomad's extra beef. I did prefer the the nomad when it came to descending, however, since I have to pedal up every trail and most are pretty technical and often steep I went with the bronson. This new one is very intriguing and I can't wait to try one.