Santa Cruz Bicycles

Nomad

  • Gloss Emerald & Yellow
  • Matte Carbon & Yellow

Price & Customize

Customizations:

Frame Color

  • Gloss Emerald & Yellow
  • Matte Carbon & Yellow

Shock

  • Rock Shox Monarch Plus
  • Rockshox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair

Fork

  • Rock Shox Yari RC Solo Air 170
  • Rock Shox Lyrik RC Solo Air 170
  • Rock Shox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 170

ENVE Wheels

  • White
  • Grey
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Black
  • Magenta
  • Light Blue
  • Lime Green
  • Burgundy
  • Mint
  • Emerald
  • Orange
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Mint
  • Tangerine
  • Slate Blue
  • No ENVE
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Build Kit Options

R

From $3799 USD

  • Rock Shox Yari RC Solo Air 170 Fork
  • SRAM NX Derailleur
  • SRAM Level T Brakes
  • Race Face Aeffect AL Cranks
S

From $4899 USD

  • Rock Shox Lyrik RC Solo Air 170 Fork
  • SRAM GX 1x11 Derailleur
  • SRAM Guide R Brakes
  • Race Face Aeffect AL Cranks

Overview

Built for the biggest races. 

When our 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.

This C-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our CC-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams more, due to the use of some less-expensive carbon fiber. Using this material doesn't impact the performance of the bike at all, but we have to use a bit more of it to make the bike to our exacting specifications, which results in the 280g weight gain.

Build Kit Options

X01

From $6699 USD

  • Rock Shox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 170 Fork
  • SRAM X01 Eagle Derailleur
  • SRAM Guide RSC Brakes
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon Cranks
XX1

From $7999 USD

  • Rock Shox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 170 Fork
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle Derailleur
  • SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle Cranks

Overview

Built for the biggest races. 

When our 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.

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.  

R
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon C
ForkRock Shox Yari RC Solo Air 170
ShockRock Shox Monarch Plus
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Rear DérailleurSRAM NX
ShiftersSRAM NX
Chainring Size32 Tooth
CranksetRace Face Aeffect AL
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM XG1150 10-42
ChainSRAM PC1110
BrakesSRAM Level T
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 10 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsRace Face Chester, 785mm, 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Ride, 35mm clamp
Grips<a href="/en-US/taxonomy/term/375" class="modal-link modal-load">Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on</a>
Front HubNovatec D711; Torque Cap; 15x110mm
Rear HubNovatec D772; 12x142mm
RimsWTB STP i29 TCS; 32h
SpokesDT Swiss Champion
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra TR; 27.5.x2.5
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR2 TR; 27.5x2.4
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRace Face Ride 31.6x400mm
SaddleWTB Volt Race
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S
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon C
ForkRock Shox Lyrik RC Solo Air 170
ShockRock Shox Monarch Plus
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ChainguideE13 TRS+ 1x Guide
Rear DérailleurSRAM GX 1x11
ShiftersSRAM GX
Chainring Size32 Tooth
CranksetRace Face Aeffect AL
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM XG1150 10-42
ChainSRAM PC1130
BrakesSRAM Guide R
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsRace Face Chester, 785mm, 35mm clamp
StemRaceface Turbine Basic 35mm clamp
Grips<a href="/en-US/taxonomy/term/375" class="modal-link modal-load">Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on</a>
Front HubNovatec D541 Torque Cap; 15x110mm
Rear HubNovatec D542; 12x142mm; 32h
RimsRace Face AR 30
SpokesDT Swiss Champion
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra TR; 27.5.x2.5
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR2 TR; 27.5x2.4
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M-L), 170mm (XL)
SaddleWTB Volt Race
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X01
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon CC
ForkRock Shox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 170
ShockRockshox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair
About
ChainguideE13 TRS+ 1x Guide
Rear DérailleurSRAM X01 Eagle
ShiftersSRAM X01 Eagle
Chainring Size32 Tooth
CranksetSRAM X1 Eagle Carbon
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM XG1295; 10-50t
ChainSRAM X01 Eagle Powerlock
BrakesSRAM Guide RSC
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40
Bars<a href="/en-US/taxonomy/term/365" class="modal-link modal-load">Santa Cruz Carbon 800mm Bar, 35mm clamp</a>
StemRaceface Turbine Basic 35mm clamp
Grips<a href="/en-US/taxonomy/term/375" class="modal-link modal-load">Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on</a>
Front HubDT Swiss 350 110x15 Torque CapDT Swiss 350 110x15 Torque Cap
Rear HubDT Swiss 350 142x12DT Swiss 350 142x12
RimsRace Face ARC 30m70/30 ENVE Rims with custom color options
SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra TR; 27.5.x2.5
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR2 TR; 27.5x2.4
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M-L), 170mm (XL)
SaddleWTB Silverado Team
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XX1
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon CC
ForkRock Shox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 170
ShockRockshox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair
About
ChainguideE13 TRS+ 1x Guide
Rear DérailleurSRAM XX1 Eagle
ShiftersSRAM XX1 Eagle
Chainring Size32 Tooth
CranksetSRAM XX1 Eagle
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM XG1295; 10-50t
ChainSRAM XX1 Eagle Powerlock
BrakesSRAM Guide Ultimate
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 110 series tapered, cartridge bearing
Bars<a href="/en-US/taxonomy/term/365" class="modal-link modal-load">Santa Cruz Carbon 800mm Bar, 35mm clamp</a>
StemRace Face Turbine R; 35mm
Grips<a href="/en-US/taxonomy/term/375" class="modal-link modal-load">Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on</a>
Front HubIndustry Nine Torch Torque Cap; 110x15mmIndustry Nine Torch Torque Cap; 110x15mm
Rear HubIndustry Nine Torch; 142x12mmIndustry Nine Torch; 142x12mm
RimsRace Face ARC 30m70/30 ENVE Rims with custom color options
SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra TR; 27.5.x2.5
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR2 TR; 27.5x2.4
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M-L), 170mm (XL)
SaddleWTB Silverado SLT
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Frame Only Options

  • Carbon CC Frame & Rockshox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair: $2999 USD

Model Info

Features

  • 142mm rear axle spacing
  • 165mm (6.5") VPP™ suspension
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Forged upper and lower links
  • Full carbon frame and swingarm
  • Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
  • Recessed lower link protected from rock strikes
  • Single grease port on lower link for swift and easy maintenance
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket

Tech Info

63mm
Suspension SystemVPPTM
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post31.6mm
Eye to Eye length216mm
Fork Compatibility160-180mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.5"
Water Bottle Mountsyes

Geometry

All measurements reflect installation of a fork with a 554.1mm axle-to-crown height.

SMLXL
Reach392.1mm15.44"415mm16.34"437.8mm17.24"460.7mm18.14"
Stack591mm23.27"600mm23.62"609.1mm23.98"618.1mm24.33"
Head Tube Angle65°65°65°65°65°65°65°65°
Seat Tube Length393.7mm15.5"419.1mm16.5"457.2mm18"495.3mm19.5"
BB Height340mm13.39"340mm13.39"340mm13.39"340mm13.39"
Wheelbase1142.7mm44.99"1169.8mm46.06"1195.4mm47.06"1223.9mm48.19"
Chainstay Length433.1mm17.05"433.1mm17.05"433.1mm17.05"433.1mm17.05"
Head Tube Length90mm3.54"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"
Top Tube Length558.8mm22"584.2mm23"609.6mm24"635mm25"
Seat Tube Angle74.2°74.2°74.2°74.2°74.2°74.2°74.2°74.2°
Standover Height726.5mm28.6"725mm28.54"731.9mm28.81"742.6mm29.24"

Sizing

S
5'0" — 5'5"
M
5'5" — 5'10"
L
5'10" — 6'2"
XL
6'2" — 6'6"

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Support

Tech Info

Shock: Rockshox Vivid Air R2C

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)100 psi18-23 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)120 psi18-23 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)140 psi18-23 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)160 psi18-23 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)180 psi18-23 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)200 psi18-23 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)220 psi18-23 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)240 psi18-23 mm

Shock: Rockshox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)105 psi18-23 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)125 psi18-23 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)145 psi18-23 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)165 psi18-23 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)185 psi18-23 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)205 psi18-23 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)225 psi18-23 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)245 psi18-23 mm

Tech Info

Can I mount a front derailleur?

No, this bike is not compatible with a front derailleur.  Single ring only!

What is the torque spec for the seat collar?

We don't provide a torque spec for the seatpost, because it really depends on what seatpost you are using. Some seatposts are slippery, and require more torque to stay put, and others are very thin- and can be crushed by overzealous tightening. Some are both slippery and thin... Make sure you use the Carbon Assembly Compound included with your frame, and use some common sense.

You will not damage your frame by overtightening the seat collar, assuming you have a 31.6 seatpost in there.

What size bottom bracket shell does this bike use?

We use a standard 73mm threaded BB. Nearly any crank on the market (besides BB30 cranks) will fit.

What size rear hub do I need?

This bike uses a 142x12 through-axle rear hub, and includes a DT RWS axle.

What size seat collar do I need?

The Nomad requires a 36.4mm seat collar to lock in your 31.6mm seatpost. 

What size seatpost do I need?

This bike uses a 31.6mm seatpost.  Always ensure it is inserted into the frame a minimum of 4" (100mm).

What size shock does it use?

This bike uses a 216x63mm shock with 22x8mm eyelet hardware (21.8mm x 8mm for SRAM). Please do not use any other shock size or modify with eccentric shock bushings- this can cause damage or clearance issues with the frame.

Warranty & Registration

Lifetime Frame Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame it determines to be defective. The warranty will be in effect for lifetime of the original, registered owner. In order to confirm that you are the original owner, please register using our Warranty Registration Form at the time of purchase. Frames purchased prior to May 1, 2015 will be covered under the previously existing 5 year warranty. Warranties do not cover custom finishes. 

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles pivot bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: fill out the Warranty Bearing Replacement Form, upload a copy of your purchase receipt, and we'll get a new set of bearings out to you within 48 hours! 

Handlebars

Santa Cruz carbon handlebars are warranted for a period of five years from the date of purchase. 

No-Fault Replacement

Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement frame parts available to the original owner at a minimal charge in the event of a crash or other non-warranty situation for the life of the bike.

File a Warranty Claim

Something not right? Use our Warranty Claim Form to file a warranty claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible. 

 

If you have any other questions, or would like to follow up on a warranty claim, contact our Warranty Department.