Built for the biggest races.
When Santa Cruz racers travel to big mountains like the Chilean Andes for the Andes-Pacifico, they bring their Nomads. One look at the terrain tells you why – it’s rough, steep and more worthy of being a World Cup DH course than an enduro stage. Under these circumstances, the Nomad’s aggressive 65-degree head angle delivers V10 handling at Syndicate speeds. 165mm of VPP™ travel is delivered via a V10-style upper link and neatly recessed lower link design that’s been extended to the Bronson and 5010.
The Nomad is uncompromising in its purpose, and as such has been designed specifically around one-by drivetrains only. One-by offers a wide range of options for just about any kind of riding, and the design permits some seriously compact chainstays. On the front end of the bike, the rangy cockpit and relatively steep seat tube angle make for a surprisingly efficient pedaling position for such a capable descender. Internal cable routing comes courtesy of thin carbon fiber tubes molded into the frame from entry to exit, ensuring completely integrated, hassle-free routing every time.
The C-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the CC-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams more, due to the use of some less-expensive carbon fibre. Using this material doesn’t impact the performance of the bike at all, but Santa Cruz have to use a bit more of it to make the bike to their exacting specifications, which results in the 280g weight gain.
The CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the C-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fibre. Using this material in key places allowed Santa Cruz to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.
Nomad CC (Carbon C) with RockShox Monarch Plus- $4790
Nomad C R1 AM with RockShox Monarch Plus / RockShox Yari RC 170 build – $6990
Nomad C S AM with RockShox Monarch Plus / RockShox Lyric RC 170 build – $7990
Nomad CC (Carbon C) X01 AM with RockShox Monarch Plus / RockShox Lyric RCT3 170 build – $10390
Nomad CC (Carbon C) XX1 AM with RockShox Monarch Plus / RockShox Lyric RCT3 170 build – $11500
Available on any model at XT level or above: + $2750
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