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stuckifywrote a review of on August 19, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 9

I've got to be honest, these shoes never really hit the spot for me. Really there are 2 reasons: The massive toe box and the quality of the workmanship on the sole. I wear a 9, and ordered them a half size down due to a few reviews that made that recommendation. The 8.5 felt "box-ey" and loose around the front of my foot yet my toes pressed against the end of the shoe. So I exchanged for the size 9. These were the right size, but the toe box felt massive. In order for my feet to feel naturally secure in the shoe I would have to tighten them way down and that was uncomfortable across the front of my ankle. (Is that a real place on your foot?) Every time I put them on I simply wasn't happy with the fit . That being said my feet always felt nice and cool which perhaps is the reason for the roomy toe box? Maybe the best way I can describe it is I felt like these shoes were designed to be worn with thick winter socks or something. Anyways, I'm done with the fit.
Other issue is a simple one, the sole of both shoes started peeling off after a few weeks of riding. Across the middle beneath the arch of my foot. Super lame. I guess the toe box was able to keep my feet cool but not the glue so the sole peeled right away. Dang it I drifted back to the fit!

Positive note(s):
Grippy sole
Light Weight
Durable (besides the sole there was no obvious destruction after weeks of aggressive riding)

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stuckifywrote a review of on February 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I ride the stock X01 build with pike fork and debonair rear. This bike is just an incredible ride. My previous all-mountain ride had 180mm travel but the Nomad (with 15mm less travel than I'm accustomed to) is SO much more aggressive. I recommend the Nomad with total confidence. Climbs as good as anything in it's class and is flat out amazing on the down.

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