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.
- Carbon CC frame
- FOX 36 Float Performance Elite 170 fork
- Choice of RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate OR RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate rear shock
- Choice of Race Face ARC Offset 30 Rims or Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rims
- 12-speed SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain
- RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Pedals sold separately
|Fork||FOX 36 Float Performance Elite 170mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate|
|Rims/Wheels||Race Face ARC Offset 30 27.5" Rims OR Santa Cruz Reserve 30 27.5" Carbon Rims|
Front: DT 350, 15x110mm
Rear: DT 350, 148x12mm, XD
|Spokes||DT Competition Race|
Front: Maxxis Assegai 27.5x2.5" EXO+ TR
Rear: Maxxis Assegai 27.5x2.5" EXO+ TR
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x800mm|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R 50mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm|
|Accessories & Extras||E13 TRS+ 1x Guide ISCG05 chainguide|
* Subject to change without notice.