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Gear Talk / Thorn Nomad or eXp?
« on: May 06, 2005, 07:59:02 pm »
Many thanks for the info folks.

I have ordered two Nomad's from Thorn. They should arrive next week, I can post update info if anyone is interested.

Thorn themselves said that the Nomad would have no problem with the divide, so that, coupled with the advice I have had and the long lead time on the eXp (we hope to do lands end 4 weeks from now, and the eXp's are on a 6 week lead time) made the decision a little easier.

The conclusion I came to is that both bikes are capable of on and off road touring, but the eXp is more focused for off road, and the nomad is more focused for on and off road (I don't consider it to be road focused). I think this may be ideal for us.

If anyone has any further comments I would be really interested to hear them.

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Gear Talk / Thorn Nomad or eXp?
« on: May 05, 2005, 01:35:06 pm »
My wife and I have been looking for bikes which can complete the great divide (mostly off road), but also Lands end to John o Groats (entirely on road), neither in a particular hurry.
 
We have been looking at the Thorn Nomad, and toying with the idea of the expensive Thorn eXp. We have come to the point where we are erring away from a bike with suspension forks, as we need distance & comfort specific geometry and also need to carry heavy loads without trailers, meaning loading on the front forks.

Nomad's seem to have been everywhere, but now the eXp is marketed as the expedition bike of choice.

Should we go for the eXp, or save some money and go for Nomad's?

Any comments appreciated.

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