Well, I thought I had all this figured out. I need a good trail bike capable of some light DH and stunts, but also good for some long trail rides. I know the Heckler fits the bill pretty well, but I gotta wonder about this Nomad. Who has ridden both and how do they compare? The nomad costs about $600 more, but this bike is going to have to last me a while...I wont have money as Im headed back to school full time, so I need the right bike. E-pinions anyone? The bike will be taking a pike and double ring btw. thanks for the help.