I would say for one, shorter legged riders who like steep terrain may prefer the Nomad. Which coincidentally describes me. I have tried 29ers and cannot get along with them as I have quite short legs (I contact a 27.5 more than I'd like already), but I'm looking forward to getting my Nomad next month as I want the larger front wheel. Love my current Nomad, but I've definitely felt the benefits of the larger front wheel.
I'm also a big fan of getting the back wheel loose, and I find the 29er doesn't allow it as freely. I have yet to try the new Nomad, but it sounds like it's going to be my kind of thing.
Joined Sept. 14, 2021
Commented on 2023 Santa Cruz Nomad - 1 week, 6 days ago
I would say for one, shorter legged riders …