Santa Cruz Nomad

Santa Cruz Nomad; V10 handling at Syndicate speeds.

The Santa Cruz 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. 

 

  • Available in:Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC 
  • Wheel size:27.5″ 
  • Front travel:170mm 
  • Rear travel:170mm

R KIT Aluminum

Fork: RockShox Yari RC 170

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select

Groupset: SRAM NX Eagle

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE

S KIT Aluminum

Fork: Fox 36 Performance 170

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Groupset: SRAM GX Eagle

Brakes: SRAM Code R

R KIT Carbon C

Fork: RockShox Yari RC 170

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select

Groupset: SRAM NX Eagle

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE

S KIT Carbon C

Fork: Fox 36 Performance 170

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Groupset: SRAM GX Eagle

Brakes: SRAM Code R

R KIT Carbon CC

Fork: Fox 36 Performance Elite 170

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate

Groupset: SRAM XO1 Eagle

Brakes: SRAM Code RSC

R KIT Carbon CC

Fork: Fox 36 Float Factory  170

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select

Groupset: SRAM XX1 AXS Eagle

Brakes: SRAM Code RSC

Geometry & Sizing

  XSSMLXL
 Reach390mm420mm440mm460mm490mm
 Stack584mm593mm602mm611mm620mm
 Head Tube Angle65°65°65°65°65°
 Seat Tube Length375mm390mm420mm450mm480mm
 Front Center704mm738mm762mm787mm821mm
 BB Height344mm344mm344mm344mm344mm
 BB Drop10mm10mm10mm10mm10mm
 Wheelbase1134mm1168mm1192mm1216mm1251mm
 Chainstay Length430mm430mm430mm430mm430mm
 Head Tube Length90mm100mm110mm120mm130mm
 Top Tube Length540mm573mm596mm619mm653mm
 Seat Tube Angle74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°
 Standover Height710mm712mm728mm726mm718mm
 Eye to Eye Length230mm230mm230mm230mm230mm
 
 Seatpost Length125mm125mm150mm170mm170mm
 Crank Length170mm170mm170mm170mm170mm
       
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Frame Sizing
XS: 142 — 155cm   S: 155 — 165cm   M: 165 — 175cm
L: 175 — 185cm   XL: 185 — 196cm