Os paso un comunicado emitido hoy mismo desde santa cruz, la nueva criatura se llama Nomad 16.5 cm de recorrido, vpp..... April 14th, 2005 Hello from Santa Cruz This is our second official SCB newsletter, and once again we have some big news. While we realize we may be setting the bar pretty high for the future in trying to keep this newsletter interesting and exciting, this news is too good to hold back. Filling the Gap Riders familiar to our line up have most likely noticed a bit of a gap in the VPP model range. That perhaps there was a need for something more than a 5.3-inch travel trail bike like our new Blur-LT, but something less than an all-out 8.5-inch travel freeride bike like our VP-Free. Enter the Nomad Some might read this name and think of old Chevy station wagons. Others might think of lean people in sparsely populated regions who follow seasonal paths known only to their tribes. So, on the one hand, you have this sturdy and stylish cult classic vehicle. And on the other hand, you've got these long ranging, leathery skinned hard-asses who are made of gristle and can go forever. That sort of describes our new bike. Nomad. Taking a similarly stout approach as on the V-10 and VP-Free models, we created a frame with beefy formed tubes (very strong, and deco stylish) and meaty linkages delivering a rock solid frame with 6.5 inches of rear wheel travel. But we also kept the flab to a minimum, using a lightweight aluminum alloy for the frame and retaining a standard 135mm, q.r. friendly rear dropout spacing. It can be built up either as a do-everything, ride everywhere, long lasting middleweight or a rock crushing, cliff hucking bomber. The Nomad is now in the final pre-production prototype stage and is expected to be available before the tradeshow season hits us in the fall. Final spec or pricing details are not available at this time, but we'll let you know when we've got it all finalized. Stay tuned.