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Nomad 3 MY16




Overview

Too much of a gravity bike for your needs?  If so, perhaps check out the Bronson instead.

Want something more DH specific?  Then only a V10 will do!

Proud owner of a new Nomad? Take a minute to register it with us. 

Geometry and Sizing

Size Chart

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

Geometry Table

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"

Tech Info

Suspension SystemVPPTM
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post31.6mm
Eye to Eye length216mm
Stroke63mm
Fork Compatibility160-180mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.5"
Water Bottle Mountsyes

Shock Setup

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
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