SANTA CRUZ NOMAD - R / CARBON C / 27.5
More travel than a white van
Big mountain riding is a nomadic existence. Meeting friends in farflung car parks. Pinpointing trails you're not sure are even rideable. Sending the ones you know are. Shiny new bling gets battered, shattered and bruised. That’s life. That’s how it should be. That's why the Nomad exists.
Probably the most abused bike in our line up, every Nomad has a story to tell. But each Nomad we've made keeps coming back for more. It's not Stockholm Syndrome, it's called sealed bearings in all pivots, a lower link grease port, shuttle guards and free bearing replacements. Why scrap a frame when a simple bearing service can make one last a lifetime? That's our stance on sustainability at least, and it's why our carbon fiber doesn’t just mean lighter, it means tough as hell backed up by a lifetime warranty and crash replacement support.
There’s no time for puzzling when on a road trip either. That's why we chose 27.5 wheels as the go-to for the widest variety of riding styles and rider sizes. When peeling your bike out of the van at a new spot your only question should be “Is this a full face or a half lid kinda ride?” The 64-degree head angle and 77-degree seat angle puts you in the sweet spot when winching up to the top of a big drop in. Meanwhile proportional chainstay lengths mean handling is never compromised, regardless of frame size.
And when we say big travel, we're not talking about your Transit's odometer. We're talking 170mm of 38mm diameter fork and 170mm of VPP rear suspension compatible with both coil and air shocks. The details are completed by a neat mud flap to protect the rear shock, plus tidy cable routing within the frame and swingarm, and rubberized DT protectors to shrug off strikes.
So van-lifers unite. The Nomad is the kind of bike you need never worry about all summer long. Sorry we can't say the same for the locked public washrooms and parking tickets.
Weight 15.59kg / 34.36lbs Material Carbon C Fork RockShox Zeb, 170mm, 27.5" Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd Shifters SRAM NX Eagle Crankset SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t Cassette SRAM PG1230 11-50t Chain SRAM NX Eagle Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB Brakes SRAM Guide RE Brake Rotors Avid Centerline 200mm Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset Bars E13 TRS Base Stem E13 Base Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips Front Hub SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h Rear Hub SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 27.5" Rim Options Chainguide E13 TRS Race SL ISCG05 Spokes Sapim Race Front Tire Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, Maxx-GRIP, EXO+, TR Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO+ Tubes Stans Sealant 2oz Seat Post SDG Tellis Saddle WTB Silverado Race Saddle
Frame Only Pricing:
Carbon CC Frame with Fox Float DHX2 Factory (Air or Coil option) - 200,000
*Please note, the Oxblood CC frame features translucent paint, the Oxblood C frame is opaque.