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  1. #1
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    heavy duty trail bike- which one from lbs?

    I need a good do it all hd trail bike. Gotta be able to do kingdom trails and burke/killington on the same trip. Technical new England trail riding rest of the time. Was able to test them all but only in parking lots. These are the only options my lbs has

    v3 nomad cc

    2018 or newer
    -Bronson carbon
    -Trek fuel alloy
    -Trek remedy alloy
    -Devinci troy

    I didn't really want to buy a bike that was a discontinued design but the geometry seems to be spot on. New nomad is way overkill
    Downside to the nomad would be resale if I didn't like it since they only made them for a couple years. I am thinking the v3 nomad is so light it might be fine for trail riding duties.

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    I'm a carbon slut. So alloy treks are out. Troy head angle is too steep for my liking. That comes down to the nomad or bronson. For me the answer is clear. Nomad! goes up almost as good as bronson, decends better. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

    3 of years ago i would have called the bronson as the one bike to rule them all. But now i think 160mm is the new 150mm. They climb pretty much the same and decend better. Weight is about the same its a win win!

    But if you prefer snappily ripping easier single track as apposed to roosting the technical tracks then go bronson.

    PS There is nothing wrong with V3 Nomad. Its an amazing machine.

  3. #3
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    just found a great post re the nomad vs Bronson and its exactly what I am after.
    Cant bring my dh bike everywhere so I think the nomad will fit the bill. Don't think I want to lug the v4 nomad on trails but I do think the v3 will do the trick

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    Jan 2012
    Just as an addition. If your shop has Trek they'll also have access to all the bikes in all the Trek warehouses too. So your options would include an ordered bike and a few days wait.

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