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Thorn Nomad EXP 530 UK Built Expedition Touring Bike- USED

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This late 90's UK built Thorn bike is truly amazing, it's in near new condition having hardly ever been used. To many its name might confuse, this was built as an expedition grade Nomad, as many will know we later dropped the Nomad part and this model became simply the infamous Thorn EXP.

Frame Sizing:

Would suit an average rider 5ft7" - 5ft10"

Seat Tube Centre to Centre = 49cm, Centre to Top = 51.5cm.
Top Tube Centre to Centre = 55cm.
Headtube = 14cm.
Chainstay = 45cm.
Wheelbase = 106cm.
Standover at mid tube = 76cm.
Standover at head tube = 78cm.

Frame : Thorn Custom Renolds 725 tubing, heavy duty touring grade design, bosses for racks, multiple cages and dynamo. Reynolds 531 Touring Forks.
Transmission : Ultegra Bar End Shifters, Shimano Deore XT Rear Mech, 8 Speed 13-26 HG70 Cassette, Sram PC80R Chain, Deore XT front Mech, Shimano Exage Cranks, Talon 48/36 Dural Alloy Rings, 24t Stronglight Steel inner ring, Shimano UN72 Bottom Bracket.
Brakes : Shimano RSX Levers, Suntour XC Pro Front Brake, Suntour Pro SE Selft Engergising Rear Brake, Both brake blocks upgraded to Kool Stop Dual Compond Blocks.
Wheels : Shimano XT Hubs (M750), Competition DT Spokes, Sun Rhyno Lite rims 36 hole. Schwalbe Marathon 26x1.6" Tyres with presta tubes.
Finishing Kit : SR TCO2 Seat Post, San Marco Rolls Saddle, ITM Europa 44cm Handlebars, 100mm Trans-X Alloy polished front loading stem, Silca Black Handlebar Tape.
Accessories : Blackburn EX1 Rack

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Questions & Answers (3)
Why was the Thorn EXP "infamous" and not famous?
01 Oct 2018
Hi there,

I believe that this is simply an error. There is definitely nothing that has bad quality on it!

Can this bike be fitted with a Rohloff hub and carbon belt?
21 Aug 2018
I am just wondering about the size. I am 5'11with a 32 inch inside leg. Is the frame size right for me?
Yes you could fit Rohloff hub but it would not be optimal, in order to fit a carbon belt you would need to split the seat / chain stay which this bike has not got the provision for.

For any information or advice on any of Thorns bikes, frames or forks please contact out dedicated Thorn bikes sales team either on 01278 441505 or at and they'll be able to provide you with all of the information you need.

Condition report
15 Nov 2017
Hi - I'm interested in the Thorn EXp expedition bike
- you say it is used but in near new condition - could you say a little more about what this means? how many miles its done? replaced parts? wear n tear etc?
Hi there,

All the parts are are the original ones except for the tyres. We would say that the bike has done about 1000 miles, if that even.