The fourth generation design saw a substantial shift to the lower-link mounted shock configuration. The shock rate is a short-travel version of the V10—which means feather-light small bump sensitivity from the word go, supportive mid-stroke, and an overall progression you’d normally only encounter riding a DH bike.
With all the newfound capability, the geometry was changed to suit. With a longer and lower-slung design ensuring maximum stability and confidence on anything you throw at it. At the same time, the Nomad’s still a trail bike. It pedals well and tackles valley-to-valley alpine runs and all-day missions without missing a beat—a fact helped by its pedal-friendly seat tube angle and standard 170mm dropper post fit.