The February issue of Adventure Cyclist has a great review of the Nicasio, summed up with this quote from reviewer Patrick O'Grady:
"If you have any doubts about the real-world value of a $750 bicycle, a quick test ride on the Nicasio should erase them. It's a fine choicer the aspiring tourist, especially if the biker will be assigned to other tasks between expeditions.
The Marin Nicasio is not a WorldTour bike. But it could be a YourTour bike."
Read the full review here.