The Nomad's reputation is built on consistently pushing the envelope on how lawless a single-crown bike can get while still remaining a capable daily driver.
The latest iteration nudged the travel and geometry further towards the outer limits, and we surprised ourselves at just how well-rounded it turned out.
The fourth generation design saw a dramatic shift to the lower-link mounted shock configuration. The shock rate is a short-travel version of the V10—which means feather-light small bump sensitivity right off the bat, supportive mid-stroke, and overall progression that you'd normally only experience on a DH bike.
To handle all this newfound capability, the geometry was adapted too. It's longer and lower-slung to ensure maximum stability and confidence on absolutely everything. At the same time, the Nomad’s still a trail bike. It pedals well and tackles valley-to-valley alpine runs and all-day missions without skipping a beat—a fact helped by its pedal-friendly seat tube angle and standard 170mm dropper post fit.
Brand: Santa Cruz
Type: Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes
Frame in inches: 18.5"
Riding Style: Enduro
Wheel Size: 27.5"
Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
Item condition: New
FORK - FOX 36 Float Performance 170
REAR SHOCK - RockShox Super Deluxe R
REAR DERAILLEUR - SRAM GX Eagle
SHIFTERS - SRAM GX Eagle
CRANK SET - SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)
CASSETTE - SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T
CHAIN - SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD
BRAKES - SRAM Code R
BRAKE ROTORS - Avid Centerline 200mm
HEADSET - Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
BARS - Race Face Aeffect R
STEM - Race Face Aeffect R 50mm
GRIPS - Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
FRONT HUB - DT 370 15x110 32H
REAR HUB - DT 370 12x148 32H
RIMS - Race Face AR Offset 30 27.5" (OPTIONAL RIMS - Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim)
SPOKES - DT Competition (32)
FRONT TYRE - Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5"x2.5", 3C Silkshield
REAR TYRE - Maxxis Minion DHR2, 27.5"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
TUBES - Stans Sealant 2oz
DROPPER POST - RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
SEAT - WTB Silverado Pro