Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
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STOMPING GAPS AND STAMPING PASSPORTS

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.

Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC
Wheel size: MX
Front travel: 170mm
Rear travel: 170mm

Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad

STOMPING GAPS AND STAMPING PASSPORTS

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.

Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC
Wheel size: MX
Front travel: 170mm
Rear travel: 170mm

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Please note: Price, Weight, and Parts Spec information is subject to change.

 

R

   

34.32 lbs / 15.57 kg

S

   

33.41 lbs / 15.15 kg

GX AXS

   

 

X0 AXS

   

 

X0 AXS RSV

   

 

Frame

   

7.21 lbs / 3.27 kg

Material
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Material
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Material
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Material
Carbon CC

CC denotes our highest grade carbon fiber frames. Use of the very best materials in the composite results in the lightest, best handling bikes. CC level bikes are also specced with the best wheels, drivetrains and suspension on these models.

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Material
Carbon CC

CC denotes our highest grade carbon fiber frames. Use of the very best materials in the composite results in the lightest, best handling bikes. CC level bikes are also specced with the best wheels, drivetrains and suspension on these models.

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Material
Carbon CC

CC denotes our highest grade carbon fiber frames. Use of the very best materials in the composite results in the lightest, best handling bikes. CC level bikes are also specced with the best wheels, drivetrains and suspension on these models.

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Travel
170mm

Travel
170mm

Travel
170mm

Travel
170mm

Travel
170mm

Travel
170mm

Wheel Size
MX

MIXED WHEELS: The larger 29-inch wheel adds traction and stability up front, while the 27.5-inch rear keeps the bike nimble and fun in corners.

Wheel Size
MX

MIXED WHEELS: The larger 29-inch wheel adds traction and stability up front, while the 27.5-inch rear keeps the bike nimble and fun in corners.

Wheel Size
MX

MIXED WHEELS: The larger 29-inch wheel adds traction and stability up front, while the 27.5-inch rear keeps the bike nimble and fun in corners.

Wheel Size
MX

MIXED WHEELS: The larger 29-inch wheel adds traction and stability up front, while the 27.5-inch rear keeps the bike nimble and fun in corners.

Wheel Size
MX

MIXED WHEELS: The larger 29-inch wheel adds traction and stability up front, while the 27.5-inch rear keeps the bike nimble and fun in corners.

Wheel Size
MX

MIXED WHEELS: The larger 29-inch wheel adds traction and stability up front, while the 27.5-inch rear keeps the bike nimble and fun in corners.

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select, 230x65

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 230x65

Rear Shock
Fox Float X Performance Elite, 230x65

Rear Shock
Fox Float X2 Factory, 230x65

Rear Shock
Fox Float X2 Factory, 230x65

Rear Shock
Fox Float X2 Factory, 230x65

Fork
RockShox Zeb Base, 170mm

Fork
FOX 38 Float Performance, 170mm

Fork
FOX 38 Float Performance Elite, Grip X2, 170mm -or- RockShox Zeb Select+, 170mm

Fork
FOX 38 Float Factory Elite, Grip X2, 170mm -or- RockShox Zeb Ultimate, 170mm

Fork
FOX 38 Float Factory Elite, Grip X2, 170mm -or- RockShox Zeb Ultimate, 170mm

Fork
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Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
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Right Shifter
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Right Shifter
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Right Shifter
SRAM AXS Pod Bridge

Right Shifter
SRAM AXS Pod Controller Rocker Paddle

Right Shifter
SRAM AXS Pod Controller Rocker Paddle

Right Shifter
-

Cassette
SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

Cassette
SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

Cassette
SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

Cassette
-

Chain
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd

Chain
SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd

Chain
SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd

Chain
-

Chainguide
E.13 TRS Race SL, ISCG05

Chainguide
OneUp Bash Guide

Chainguide
OneUp Bash Guide

Chainguide
OneUp Bash Guide

Chainguide
OneUp Bash Guide

Chainguide
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Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB

Bottom Bracket
-

Headset
FSA IS-2/47/42 ACB or Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
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Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+

Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+

Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, Double Down

Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, Double Down

Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, Double Down

Rear Tire
-

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO+

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO+

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO+

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO+

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO+

Front Tire
-

Front Hub
SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt 32h

Front Hub
DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 6-Bolt, 28h

Front Hub
DT Swiss 370, 12x110, 6-Bolt, 28h

Front Hub
Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, 6-Bolt, 28h

Front Hub
Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, 6-Bolt, 28h

Front Hub
-

Front Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29"

Front Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29"

Front Rim
Reserve 30|SL AL 6069 -or- Raceface ARC 30

Front Rim
Reserve 30|SL AL 6069 -or- Raceface ARC 30

Front Rim
Reserve 30|HD Carbon

Front Rim
-

Rear Hub
SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, HG, 6-Bolt, 32h

Rear Hub
DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h

Rear Hub
DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 32h

Rear Hub
Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 32h

Rear Hub
Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 28h

Rear Hub
-

Rear Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30, 27.5"

Rear Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30, 27.5"

Rear Rim
Reserve 30|HD AL 6069 -or- Raceface ARC 30 HD

Rear Rim
Reserve 30|HD AL 6069 -or- Raceface ARC 30 HD

Rear Rim
Reserve 30|HD Carbon

Rear Rim
-

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline, 200mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline, 200mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2 200mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2 200mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2 200mm

Front Rotor
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Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline, 200mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline, 200mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2 200mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2 200mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2 200mm

Rear Rotor
-

Brakes
SRAM G2 RE

Brakes
SRAM Code R

Brakes
SRAM Maven Bronze Stealth

Brakes
SRAM Maven Silver Stealth

Brakes
SRAM Maven Silver Stealth

Brakes
-

Crankset
SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB 32t

Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 32t

Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 32t

Crankset
SRAM X0 Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 32t

Crankset
SRAM X0 Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 32t

Crankset
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Handlebars
e13 TRS Base

Handlebars
Burgtec RideWide Alloy

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
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Stem
e.13 Base

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
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Saddle
WTB Silverado, CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado, CroMo

Saddle
SDG Bel-Air V3, Lux-Alloy Atmos

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium Fusion, CroMo SL

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium Fusion, CroMo SL

Saddle
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Seatpost
SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6

Seatpost
OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 or RockShox Reverb, 31.6

Seatpost
OneUp Dropper Post, 31.6

Seatpost
OneUp Dropper Post, 31.6

Seatpost
OneUp Dropper Post, 31.6

Seatpost
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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

Learn More

Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

Learn More

Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
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Battery Charger
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Battery Charger
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Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery & Charger

Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery & Charger

Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery & Charger

Battery Charger
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Watch The Nomad Race Down A Glacier

Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad

Watch The Nomad Race Down A Glacier

Watch The Nomad Race Down A Glacier

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

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.

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.

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Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad

"If the Megatower is pitched as a privateer enduro race bike where efficiency and speed against the clock is the priority, the Nomad feels very much like a seasonaire’s bike with a focus on being built for reliable fun over countless bike park laps" - MBR

Pinkbike

NSMB.com

[R]evolution MTB

MBR

Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad

"Yes, it's very good." - Pinkbike

Pinkbike

NSMB.com

[R]evolution MTB

MBR

Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad

"This is an excellent bike that performs exceptionally well on all the trails I love to ride." - NSMB.com

Pinkbike

NSMB.com

[R]evolution MTB

MBR

Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad

"I've been super tempted not to send this one back, I hope they don't ask for it anytime soon." - [R]evolution MTB

Pinkbike

NSMB.com

[R]evolution MTB

MBR

Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad

"If the Megatower is pitched as a privateer enduro race bike where efficiency and speed against the clock is the priority, the Nomad feels very much like a seasonaire’s bike with a focus on being built for reliable fun over countless bike park laps" - MBR

Pinkbike

NSMB.com

[R]evolution MTB

MBR

Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad
Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad

"Yes, it's very good." - Pinkbike

Pinkbike

NSMB.com

[R]evolution MTB

MBR

Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad

The Santa Cruz Stone King Touring Club - the ultimate MTB route

The Santa Cruz Stone King Rally was an annual six-day, point-to-point enduro mountain bike race. It followed an original itinerary from across the Southwestern Alps to the Mediterranean Coast.

Racing aside, The Stone King is also a journey which lends itself to being enjoyed outside of a competitive setting. The Stone King Touring Club now allows anyone to enjoy this extraordinary MTB route. The Touring Club is a structure of information to help all avid, experienced mountain bikers enjoy their own adventure along the route.

Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad

The Santa Cruz Stone King Touring Club - the ultimate MTB route

The Santa Cruz Stone King Rally was an annual six-day, point-to-point enduro mountain bike race. It followed an original itinerary from across the Southwestern Alps to the Mediterranean Coast.

Racing aside, The Stone King is also a journey which lends itself to being enjoyed outside of a competitive setting. The Stone King Touring Club now allows anyone to enjoy this extraordinary MTB route. The Touring Club is a structure of information to help all avid, experienced mountain bikers enjoy their own adventure along the route.

The Santa Cruz Stone King Touring Club - the ultimate MTB route

The Santa Cruz Stone King Rally was an annual six-day, point-to-point enduro mountain bike race. It followed an original itinerary from across the Southwestern Alps to the Mediterranean Coast.

Racing aside, The Stone King is also a journey which lends itself to being enjoyed outside of a competitive setting. The Stone King Touring Club now allows anyone to enjoy this extraordinary MTB route. The Touring Club is a structure of information to help all avid, experienced mountain bikers enjoy their own adventure along the route.

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Nomad Frame Specifications

Suspension SystemVPP
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length230mm
Stroke65mm
Fork Compatibility170-180mm
BB Shell73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size2.5"
Water Bottle Mounts1
Shock Mounting Bushing Front30x8
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear30x8
Brake Mount200 PM
Fork Offset44mm

Suspension Setup

Take a look at detailed sag, high/low rebound, and high/low compression recommendations for shocks and forks in each build.

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
Nomad Frame Render

Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

The Nomad is available in sizes small - extra extra large (S-XXL).

Hightower 3 Size Chart
Hightower 3 Size Chart

FAQ's

Exploded Diagrams

If you're looking for more information about your bike check our the Santa Cruz Bicycles Owner's Manual.

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