While Santa Cruz’s Nomad Carbon was no secret to, well, anybody, the Nickel and Butcher were.
The two new bikes use a linkage Santa Cruz dubs the APP (Actual Pivot Point). APP revolves around a single pivot design, but use a series of links to emulate the the spring rate of a VPP bike. This allows Santa Cruz to create bikes that ride like its flagship VPP rigs, but keep the wallet a bit thicker. The price point of these bikes will be close to $2,000 complete.
The Nickel is a trail-oriented rig with 5 inches of travel, while the Butcher takes on more all-mountain duties with 6 inches of squish.