V10 handling at Syndicate speeds
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 Santa Cruz surprised themselves 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.
27.5″ Wheel size, 170mm travel front and rear.
Framesets: (all prices shown are GST inclusive)
Nomad CC Rock Shox Super Deluxe RCT $5,190*
Nomad CC Rock Shox Super Deluxe Coil RCT $5,190*
* Make the most of your new bike – get it built by the experienced professionals at Bike Culture for $200.
Complete bikes: (all prices shown are GST inclusive)
Nomad C R,
Rock Shox Super Deluxe R (R 27.5 kit, Rock Shox Yari RC170)
Nomad C S,
Rock Shox Super Deluxe R (S 27.5 kit, Fox Float Performance 170)
Nomad C S Reserve,
Rock Shox Super Deluxe R (S 27.5 RSV kit, Rock Shox Lyric RC170)
Nomad CC X01,
Rock Shox Super Deluxe RCT or RCT Coil (X01 27.5 kit, Fox 36 Performance Elite 170)
Nomad CC X01 Reserve,
Rock Shox Super Deluxe RCT or RCT Coil (X01 RSV 7.5 kit, Fox 36 Performance Elite 170)
Nomad CC XX1 Reserve,
Rock Shox Super Deluxe RCT or RCT Coil (XX1 RSV 7.5 kit, Fox 36 Factory 170)
Nomad CC XTR Reserve,
Rock Shox Super Deluxe RCT or RCT Coil (XTR RSV 7.5 kit, Fox 36 Factory 170)
Pricing current at time of publication. Please give us a call or email to check current pricing and availability. Or better still, call in to the shop to see for yourself!