Thorn has revamped their Nomad S&S touring bike by:
- offering the frame with or without the S&S couplers
- changing the frame and fork to be compatible with 80-100mm suspension forks
- offering new colours [gloss yellow and matte black]
- offering 6 sizes vs. 5 for the Mk1
Here is the Nomad Mk2 brochure in PDF.
I think having an option for a bike without S&S couplers is a great idea. I know that it put off a lot of potential buyers who didn’t want the extra cost of a feature they had no intention of using. I’m not sure how many Nomad MK2 owners will fit a 100mm suspension fork? The Mk1 frame was offered with an 80mm fork which seems like plenty if you want suspension on your touring bike. My guess is most Nomad MK1s and MK2s will remain as rigid bikes for simplicity and reliability.
Overall I can’t argue with any of the changes. They are sensible and will either make people happy or will not cause any issues if you aren’t interested in them.