Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad 6 - Gloss Gypsum
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad 6 - Gloss Gypsum

ALL THE TRAVEL AND MX WHEELS

Load up the van, hit the road, climb a mountain, hammer it back down, huck the gap, throw the bike back in the van, drive to the bike park and do laps on laps. Hell, you could even rock up to the startline of the world's wildest races. The Nomad’s forte is being ready and willing to go wherever, whenever. The only thing it needs is a rider willing to press send.

Key Features:

Available in: Carbon C and Carbon CC
Wheel Size: MX
Front Travel: 170mm
Rear Travel: 170mm

Design Details

Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad 6 - Rear shock and upper link

Design Details

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170mm travel

All the travel anyone needs in a single-crown bike intended for the steepest and deepest of trails.

Glovebox

Place your ride essentials securely beneath a new high-quality latch and panel in the Nomad's downtube. The Glovebox comes with a fitted Tool Wallet and Tube Purse to keep your tools close to hand.

Proportional geometry

Chainstay length and seat angle are matched to the frame size (STA steepens and rear centre grows as frame size increases) so that every rider, no matter what height, gets the same balance of geometry and handling characteristics.

MX wheels

The mixed wheel configuration of a 29-inch wheel up front provides traction and stability, while the 27.5-inch rear wheel allows for quick back wheel steering and lifting. Mixing the best of both worlds.

Flip your chip

In the Low position, the shock rate becomes more progressive, particularly at the end of the stroke, and there’s some bottom-out resistance to be gained. In the High setting, the bike rides a little higher in its travel and supplies the rider with more mid-stroke support.

Frame stiffness tuned by size

Bigger riders means bigger stresses on bigger frames. So we tailor stiffness for every size to make sure everyone gets the same ride quality.

Details matter

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.

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VPP™ Suspension

Riding the Santa Cruz Nomad 6

VPP™ Suspension

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VPP™

VPP™ suspension can be optimized to strike a balance between pedaling efficiency and all-out bump-chomping prowess. The Nomad is exceptional at absorbing the biggest hits so its rider can charge harder, with more confidence, in the very worst terrain. But because it's still pedal efficient, getting up to the best, highest trails isn't a chore like some other bikes.

All the travel

If you're stomping gaps and stamping passports you're no stranger to travel. 170mm of 38mm diameter fork and 170mm of VPP™ rear suspension, compatible with both coil and air shocks.

Sensitivity and constant traction

On the Nomad, lowering the anti-squat reduced pedal kickback on big square-edge hits at speed, all while improving the overall sensitivity of the suspension to maintain traction at all speeds. Up and downhill.

Flat-out bump control and tracking

By reducing the starting leverage of the latest Nomad, we were able to improve body-weight influenced geometry stability throughout the travel. While reducing progression allowed the suspension to have consistently better tracking qualities throughout the stroke.

Built to last

Short, stout counter-rotating links connect the front and rear triangles to create an extremely robust chassis that reduces lateral flex. Simple expanding collet axles hold things together, pivots run on large diameter axles and bearings (which we offer free lifetime replacement for) and the lower link includes a grease-port for quick, easy maintenance.

Geometry

All units are in millimeters or degrees.

SMLXLXXL
Reach | hi/lo430/427455/452475/472495/492520/517
Stack | hi/lo616/618625/627638/640656/658670/672
Head Tube Angle | hi/lo63.8/63.563.8/63.563.8/63.563.8/63.563.8/63.5
Seat Tube Length 380/380405/405430/430460/460500/500
Front Center | hi/lo770/770799/799826/826855/855886/886
BB Height | hi/lo346/343346/343346/343346/343346/343
BB Drop (front) | hi/lo27/3027/3027/3027/3027/30
BB Drop (rear) | hi/lo8/118/118/118/118/11
Wheelbase | hi/lo1209/12091239/12401269/12701301/13021336/1337
Rear Center | hi/lo439/440440/441443/444446/447450/451
Head Tube Length 90/90100/100115/115135/135150/150
Top Tube Length | hi/lo570/571594/594612/613637/638666/667
Seat Tube Angle | hi/lo77.2/7777.4/77.277.9/77.677.8/77.577.7/77.5
Standover Height | hi/lo709/705716/713723/719722/717725/720