Santa Cruz Bicycles

Nomad

  • Tan & Black
  • Ink & Gold

Price & Customize

Customizations:

Frame Color

  • Tan & Black
  • Ink & Gold

Shock

  • RockShox Super Deluxe R
  • Super Deluxe Air RCT
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RCT

Fork

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

Wheel Upgrades

  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Santa Cruz Reserve
  • No Upgrade
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Build Kit Options

R

From $7249 AUD

  • Rock Shox Yari RC Solo Air 170 Fork
  • SRAM NX Derailleur
  • SRAM Guide R Brakes
  • Race Face Aeffect Cranks
S

From $8449 AUD

  • Rock Shox Lyrik RC Solo Air 170 Fork
  • SRAM GX* Derailleur
  • SRAM Code R Brakes
  • SRAM GX* Cranks
XE

From $9499 AUD

  • Rock Shox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 170 Fork
  • Shimano XT M8000 GS Derailleur
  • SRAM Code RSC Brakes
  • Race Face Turbine Cranks

Overview

The Nomad's reputation is built on consistently pushing the envelope of how DH a bike can get while still remaining usable on most trails. With each iteration we nudge the travel and geometry further towards the outer limits, and each time we surprise ourselves at just how completely rideable the end result remains.

The fourth generation design sees a dramatic shift to the lower-link mounted shock configuration. This is the first time that learnings from years of V10 development have translated across to one of our trail bikes.

The shock rate is now almost completely linear—which means feather-light small bump sensitivity right off the bat, a supportive midstroke and overall progression that you'd normally only experience on a DH bike. To keep the gravity vibe going we've ensured the Nomad can run both standard metric coil shocks and lighter air units to suit any preference.

Full shock compatibility creates challenges when trying to cram everything into the precious bottom bracket area. But the continued evolution of our carbon tech means we're able to create a svelt, strong, swingarm/front triangle combo that's as much art as it is engineering.

We even managed to squeeze in a flip-chip feature on the lower link too. Think of the high setting as "regular", the way the bike's mostly meant to be ridden, and the low setting as being closer to full on DH status.

To handle all this new-found capability the geometry has adapted too. It's longer and lower-slung than ever to ensure maximum stability and confidence on absolutely everything.

The whole package is crowned with a raft of subtle yet essential details. Bolt-on downtube protectors and shuttle guards act as a helmet for your frame—a replaceable front line against abuse. An integrated shock fender has also been added to keep crud out of the suspension.

The crowning glory of the Nomad, however, has been in the making longer than the frame itself: the all new Santa Cruz Reserve carbon wheels.  Spec'd exclusively on the Nomad for now, you can read more about how these wheels came into being right here

Build Kit Options

X01

From $10999 AUD

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

From $12449 AUD

  • Rock Shox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 170 Fork
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle Derailleur
  • SRAM Code RSC Brakes
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle Cranks

Overview

The Nomad's reputation is built on consistently pushing the envelope of how DH a bike can get while still remaining usable on most trails. With each iteration we nudge the travel and geometry further towards the outer limits, and each time we surprise ourselves at just how completely rideable the end result remains.

The fourth generation design sees a dramatic shift to the lower-link mounted shock configuration. This is the first time that learnings from years of V10 development have translated across to one of our trail bikes.

The shock rate is now almost completely linear—which means feather-light small bump sensitivity right off the bat, a supportive midstroke and overall progression that you'd normally only experience on a DH bike. To keep the gravity vibe going we've ensured the Nomad can run both standard metric coil shocks and lighter air units to suit any preference.

Full shock compatibility creates challenges when trying to cram everything into the precious bottom bracket area. But the continued evolution of our carbon tech means we're able to create a svelt, strong, swingarm/front triangle combo that's as much art as it is engineering.

We even managed to squeeze in a flip-chip feature on the lower link too. Think of the high setting as "regular", the way the bike's mostly meant to be ridden, and the low setting as being closer to full on DH status.

To handle all this new-found capability the geometry has adapted too. It's longer and lower-slung than ever to ensure maximum stability and confidence on absolutely everything.

The whole package is crowned with a raft of subtle yet essential details. Bolt-on downtube protectors and shuttle guards act as a helmet for your frame—a replaceable front line against abuse. An integrated shock fender has also been added to keep crud out of the suspension.

The crowning glory of the Nomad, however, has been in the making longer than the frame itself: the all new Santa Cruz Reserve carbon wheels.  Spec'd exclusively on the Nomad for now, you can read more about how these wheels came into being right here

R
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon C
ForkRock Shox Yari RC Solo Air 170
ShockRockShox Super Deluxe R
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ChainguideE13 TRS Race SL ISCG05
Rear DérailleurSRAM NX
ShiftersSRAM NX
Chainring Size30 Tooth
CranksetRace Face Aeffect
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM XG1150 10-42
ChainSRAM PC1110
BrakesSRAM Guide R
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 203mm Front, 200mm Rear
HeadsetCane Creek 10 Series; integrated
BarsRaceFace Aeffect R, 780mm, 35mm clamp
StemRaceface Ride
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubNovatec D711; 15x110mm
Rear HubNovatec D462 - 12x148mm
RimsWTB STP i29 TCS; 32h
SpokesDT Competition double butted spokes and alloy nipples
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, 27.5x2.5
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR - 27.5x2.4
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRaceface Aeffect Dropper
SaddleWTB Volt Race
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S
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon C
ForkRock Shox Lyrik RC Solo Air 170
ShockRockShox Super Deluxe R
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ChainguideE13 TRS+ 1x Guide
Rear DérailleurSRAM GX*
ShiftersSRAM GX*
Chainring Size32 Tooth
CranksetSRAM GX*
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM XG1275
ChainSRAM GX*
BrakesSRAM Code R
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40, Integrated
BarsRaceFace Aeffect R, 780mm, 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Aeffect R
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubNovatec D641 - 15x110mm
Rear HubNovatec D642 - 148x12mm
RimsE13 TRS 30mm
SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, 27.5x2.5
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR - 27.5x2.4
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M), 170mm (L-XL)
SaddleWTB Volt Race
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XE
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon C
ForkRock Shox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 170
ShockSuper Deluxe Air RCT
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ChainguideE13 TRS+ 1x Guide
Rear DérailleurShimano XT M8000 GS
ShiftersShimano XT M8000 SL
Chainring Size30 Tooth
CranksetRace Face Turbine
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteE13 TRS Race; 9-46t
ChainShimano SLX M7000
BrakesSRAM Code RSC
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40, Integrated
BarsSanta Cruz Carbon 800mm Bar, 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Aeffect R
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubNovatec D641 - 15x110mm
Rear HubNovatec D642 - 148x12mm
RimsE13 TRS 30mm
SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, 27.5x2.5
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR - 27.5x2.4
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M), 170mm (L-XL)
SaddleWTB Silverado Pro
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X01
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon CC
ForkRock Shox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 170
ShockSuper Deluxe Air RCT
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ChainguideE13 TRS+ 1x Guide
Rear DérailleurSRAM X01 Eagle
ShiftersSRAM X01 Eagle
Chainring Size32 Tooth
CranksetSRAM X1 Carbon
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM XG1295; 10-50t
ChainSRAM X01 Eagle Powerlock
BrakesSRAM Code RSC
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40, Integrated
BarsSanta Cruz Carbon 800mm Bar, 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Aeffect R
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubDT Swiss 350 110x15 Torque CapDT Swiss 350 110x15 Torque Cap
Rear HubDT Swiss 350 148x12DT Swiss 350 148x12
RimsE13 TRS 30mmSanta Cruz Reserve Rims
SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, 27.5x2.5
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR - 27.5x2.4
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M), 170mm (L-XL)
SaddleWTB Silverado Pro
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XX1
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon CC
ForkRock Shox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 170
ShockSuper Deluxe Air RCT
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 Code RSC
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 110, Integrated
BarsSanta Cruz Carbon 800mm Bar, 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Turbine R; 35mm
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubIndustry Nine Torch Torque Cap; 110x15mmIndustry Nine Torch Torque Cap; 110x15mm
Rear HubIndustry Nine Torch 148x12Industry Nine Torch 148x12
RimsE13 TRS 30mmSanta Cruz Reserve Rims
SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, 27.5x2.5
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR - 27.5x2.4
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M), 170mm (L-XL)
SaddleWTB Silverado SLT
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Frame Only Options

  • Carbon CC Frame & Super Deluxe Air RCT: $5199 AUD
  • Carbon CC Frame & RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RCT: $5199 AUD

Model Info

Features

  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 170mm VPP™ suspension
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Bolt-on shuttle guard and downtube protector
  • 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
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket

Tech Info

Suspension SystemVPPTM
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated; IS41 upper, IS52 lower
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length230mm
Stroke60mm
Fork Compatibility170-180mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.5"
Water Bottle Mountsyes
Shock Mounting Bolt Front8x20mm
Shock Mounting Bolt Rear8x30mm (compatible with standard or Rockshox bearing eyelet)

Geometry

High

XSSMLXL
Reach390mm15.35"420mm16.54"440mm17.32"460mm18.11"490mm19.29"
Stack584mm22.99"593mm23.35"602mm23.7"611mm24.06"620mm24.41"
Head Tube Angle65°65°65°65°65°65°65°65°
Seat Tube Length375mm14.76"390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"480mm18.9"
Front Center704mm27.72"738mm29.06"762mm30"787mm30.98"821mm32.32"
BB Height344mm13.54"344mm13.54"344mm13.54"344mm13.54"344mm13.54"
BB Drop10mm0.39"10mm0.39"10mm0.39"10mm0.39"10mm0.39"
Wheelbase1134mm44.65"1168mm45.98"1192mm46.93"1217mm47.91"1251mm49.25"
Chainstay Length430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"
Head Tube Length90mm3.54"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"130mm5.12"
Top Tube Length540mm21.26"573mm22.56"596mm23.46"619mm24.37"653mm25.71"
Seat Tube Angle74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°
Standover Height710mm27.95"712mm28.03"728mm28.66"726mm28.58"724mm28.5"

Low

XSSMLXL
Reach386mm15.2"416mm16.38"436mm17.17"456mm17.95"486mm19.13"
Stack587mm23.11"596mm23.46"605mm23.82"614mm24.17"623mm24.53"
Head Tube Angle64.6°64.6°64.6°64.6°64.6°64.6°64.6°64.6°64.6°64.6°
Seat Tube Length375mm14.76"390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"480mm18.9"
Front Center704mm27.72"738mm29.06"762mm30"787mm30.98"821mm32.32"
BB Height339mm13.35"339mm13.35"339mm13.35"339mm13.35"339mm13.35"
BB Drop15mm0.59"15mm0.59"15mm0.59"15mm0.59"15mm0.59"
Wheelbase1135mm44.69"1169mm46.02"1194mm47.01"1218mm47.95"1252mm49.29"
Chainstay Length431mm16.97"431mm16.97"431mm16.97"431mm16.97"431mm16.97"
Head Tube Length90mm3.54"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"130mm5.12"
Top Tube Length541mm21.3"574mm22.6"598mm23.54"621mm24.45"654mm25.75"
Seat Tube Angle74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°
Standover Height704mm27.72"706mm27.8"722mm28.43"720mm28.35"718mm28.27"

Sizing

XS
4'8" — 5'1"
S
5'0" — 5'5"
M
5'5" — 5'9"
L
5'9" — 6'1"
XL
6'1" — 6'6"

Detail Images

Support

Tech Info

Shock: Super Deluxe Air RCT

Rider WeightAir Pressure
120lbs (54.4kg)135 psi
140lbs (63.5kg)155 psi
160lbs (72.6kg)175 psi
180lbs (81.8kg)195 psi
200lbs (90.7kg)215 psi
220lbs (99.8kg)235 psi

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RCT

Rider WeightSpring RatePreload
120lbs (54.4kg)300 lbs1 turns
140lbs (63.5kg)350 lbs1 turns
160lbs (72.6kg)400 lbs1 turns
180lbs (81.8kg)450-500 lbs1 turns
200lbs (90.7kg)500-550 lbs1 turns
220lbs (99.8kg)600 lbs1 turns

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

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