The Thorn Nomad MK2 is known as one of the best bicycle touring bikes ever made. The bicycle is very strong and reliable and can carry heavy loads. So much for the theory…
As this is my first touring bicycle and I just bought my Thorn Nomad MK2 I cannot provide a detailed review right now (December 2017). But as I am about to attempt an adventure bicyle tour from Mexico down to Argentina I will keep you up to date and provide some information how the bike will hold up along the way. I already put down the specification further down and a detailed review will follow after my first 10000km 🙂 Stay tuned!
Update April 2018: There will be no detailed review about the Thorn Nomad MK2 on my page as I stopped bicycle touring due to very unlucky personal reasons.
For the 2000 km I was riding the Thorn Nomad it was always a reliable partner for me (yeah, at least the bike!). Especially in the mountains of Guatemala I was often suprised about how strong my bicycle actually was. I am pretty sure I could have had a great trip with this bicycle all the way down to Argentina. If you’re looking for a strong and reliable touring bicycle – go for it!
Thorn Nomad MK2 – The specification
- Thorn Nomad MK2 Frame & Fork Set – matt black
- straight bars – Thorn eXp flat bar
- Ergon GP5-L Anatomic grips – large – black
- Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 CC 14
- Shimano Deore V Brakes
- Schwalbe Marathon Mondial folding tyres 26”
- Rims Black Andra 30 CSS 26” & SwissStop pads
- Thorn 104mm BCD 4 arm reversible single chainring 3/32 inch – black – 38T
- SKS chromoplastic mudguard set 26” x 65mm – black
Brooks B17 Standard Leather saddle honey with black steel rails
- Shimano Saint PD-MX80 flat pedals
- JTek dynamo hub
- Sinewave Cycles Reactor USB Dynamo Powered charging device
- Schmidt Edelux II High Power LED Headlight
- Moon pulsar rear light
- 3x Profile Design bottle cages
Topeak Mountain Morph Mini Track pump
- Pletscher Esge rear mount bike stand
- Thorn MKV low loader & Expedition rear pannier rack
If you are interested in further information about the Thorn Nomad MK2 I recommend the website of ThornCycles which is the manufacturer.
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