V10 handling at Syndicate speeds.
The Nomad's reputation is built on consistently pushing the envelope on how lawless a single-crown bike can get while still remaining a capable daily driver.
The latest iteration nudged the travel and geometry further towards the outer limits, and we surprised ourselves at just how well-rounded it turned out.
The fourth generation design saw a dramatic shift to the lower-link mounted shock configuration. The shock rate is a short-travel version of the V10—which means feather-light small bump sensitivity right off the bat, supportive mid-stroke, and overall progression that you'd normally only experience on a DH bike.
To handle all this newfound capability, the geometry was adapted too. It's longer and lower-slung to ensure maximum stability and confidence on absolutely everything. At the same time, the Nomad’s still a trail bike. It pedals well and tackles valley-to-valley alpine runs and all-day missions without skipping a beat—a fact helped by its pedal-friendly seat tube angle and standard 170mm dropper post fit.
- Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC
- Wheel size: 27.5"
- Front travel: 170mm
- Rear travel: 170mm
Nomad 4 Alloy (Super Deluxe Select) - $3,699.00
Nomad 4 CC (RS Super Deluxe Ultimate) - $5399.00
Nomad 4 CC (RS Super Deluxe Coil) - $5,399.00
Nomad C S Build Kit
RS Super Deluxe Select+, Fox Float Performance 170
Nomad C S RSV Build Kit
RS Super Deluxe Select+, RS Lyric RC 170
Nomad CC X01 Build Kit
RS Super Deluxe Select Ultimate OR Coil (400-XS/S, 450-M/L, 500-XL), Fox 36 Performance Elite 170
Nomad CC X01 RSV Build Kit
RS Super Deluxe Select Ultimate Air OR Coil (400-XS/S, 450-M/L, 500-XL), Fox 36 Performance Elite
Nomad CC XX1 AXS RSV Build Kit
RS Super Deluxe Select Ultimate Air OR Coil (400-XS/S, 450-M/L, 500-XL), Fox 36 Factory 170
Not keen on any of the build kits listed above? Talk to us about the components you would like and your budget and we can build your dream bike.
Please contact us to check availability and current pricing / specials.
For more info on colour options, sizing, geometry and build kits, visit https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/nomad