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V10 handling at Syndicate speeds.

The Nomad is designed to stay one step ahead of enduro racing’s ever more DH trajectory.

An 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 unique to this model.

The one-by only design permits some seriously compact chainstays.  While the rangey 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 fibre tubes molded into the frame from entry to exit, ensuring completely integrated hassle-free routing every time.

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!

Key Features:

  • Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC More Info
  • Wheel size: 27.5"
  • Rear travel: 170mm
  • Designed for: Trail & Freeride

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Géométrie et dimensionnement

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

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XSSMLXL
Rider4'8"+1.42m+5'0"+1.52m+5'5"+1.65m+5'9"+1.75m+6'1"+1.85m+
AAtteindre390mm15.35"420mm16.54"440mm17.32"460mm18.11"490mm19.29"
BEmpiler584mm22.99"593mm23.35"602mm23.7"611mm24.06"620mm24.41"
CTube de direction supérieur65°65°65°65°65°65°65°65°65°65°
DLongueur de tube de direction375mm14.76"390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"480mm18.9"
EFront Center704mm27.72"738mm29.06"762mm30"787mm30.98"821mm32.32"
FHauteur de pédalier344mm13.54"344mm13.54"344mm13.54"344mm13.54"344mm13.54"
GBB Drop10mm0.39"10mm0.39"10mm0.39"10mm0.39"10mm0.39"
HEmpattement1134mm44.65"1168mm45.98"1192mm46.93"1217mm47.91"1251mm49.25"
ILongueur de la base430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"
JLongueur de tube supérieur90mm3.54"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"130mm5.12"
KLongueur de tube supérieur540mm21.26"573mm22.56"596mm23.46"619mm24.37"653mm25.71"
LAngle de tube de direction74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°
MHauteur d'enjambement710mm27.95"712mm28.03"728mm28.66"726mm28.58"724mm28.5"
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Tech Support

The geometry chart shows two settings- how do I adjust that?

There's a "flip chip" on the lower link where the shock mounts.  Just remove the lower shock bolt and flip the chips to the setting you desire

What kind of rear brake mount does it use?

The Nomad 4 uses a 180mm post mount.  You cannot run a smaller rotor than that.  The Lyrik and Yari that we spec are also 180mm post mount.

What size fork is the Nomad designed for?

We designed it around a 170mm fork, and this will be ideal for the balance of the bike.  A 180mm fork would work as well, if you're looking for an even more gravity-oriented bike.

Puis-je monter un anti-déraillement sur mon vélo?

Oui, ce vélo est équipé avec des plots ISCG05 pour un montage facile. Il existe de nombreux anti-déraillement compatible avec ce standard.

I see you offer some models with a choice of coil shock or air shock- which should I get?

There is a difference in feel between the two, but neither is better than the other- just different.  The air shock is more progressive than the coil, which allows for a slightly softer setup without worrying about bottoming-out.  This will generally offer a smoother ride, but one that can still be ridden very aggressively and not struggle.  
The coil has a slightly more linear feel/ less bottom-out resistance, which encourages a firmer overall setup.  This offers the maximum mid-stroke support for berms/park riding/ pushing into turns.  If you like a more responsive/firmer feel, you will probably prefer the coil.  If you set the air shock up to offer a similar feel in the mid-stroke, you may struggle to achieve full travel.  These aren't huge differences, but they are enough that we wanted to offer both.  Obviously, the air shock offers the advantages of being lighter and easier to tune, so this will be the right choice for the majority of riders.   

We know metric-sized springs are a bit hard to come by at the moment, so if you're looking to swap out the spring on your coil shock, a spring sized for an 8.2x2.5 shock will work on the 230x60 shock spec'd on the Nomad. 

Dois-je graisser le jeu de direction avant de l'installer?

Oui nous vous le recommandons. N'utilisez pas la pate de montage pour pièces carbone qui va rendre plus difficile un éventuel démontage.

What kind of headset does the aluminum version of this bike use?

The aluminum version of this bike uses integrated headset cups. The the upper up is 41mm and the lower cup is 52mm. The SHIS name is IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

This bike uses integrated headset cups. The upper up is 41mm and the lower cup is 52mm. The SHIS name is IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40.

What size seatpost does the Nomad use?

31.6mm.  We spec/recommend the Reverb without the Connectamajig to maximize the amount of seatpost insertion available.