Zach Petersenwrote a review of Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad Carbon 27.5" X01 Complete Mountain Bike on June 1, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
a member of a people having no permanent abode, and who travel from place to place to find fresh pasture for their livestock.
Steep and gnarly, Crush it. Fast and flowy, pin it. Big climbs, stomp it. There's a reason its called a nomad. It goes anywhere, and finds its "fresh pasture". I find myself doing laps in the park, shuttle runs, and all day epics all in the same weekend on this bike. The build kit is absolute perfection. With the new pike and monarch plus the ride is smooth and predictable. 11 speed drivetain means you're never feeling held back by too small of a range of gears. XT brakes give you confident braking power.
The bike is sick. I'm gonna go ride mine now.