Santa Cruz Alloy Nomad 4 2018
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V10 handling at Syndicate speeds
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 svelte, 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 on all the model year 2018 bikes, you can read more about how these wheels came into being right here.
Complete bikes available in both Alloy, Carbon C and Carbon CC.
Contact Bespoke Cycles for full build options and prices.
- Item condition: New
- Availability: In-store
- Brand: Santa Cruz
- Category: Full Suspension Mountain Bikes
- Gender: Unisex
- Size: Large
- Colour: Blue
- Size Inch: 19"
- ID: 49554
- Riding Style: Enduro
- Material: Aluminium
- Wheel Size: 27.5"
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX
- 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
- 170mm VPP™ suspension
- 27.5" wheels
- 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
- Radial contact bearings maximize stiffness
- Recessed lower link protected from rock strikes
- Single grease port on lower link for swift and easy maintenance
- Threaded Bottom Bracket
- Lifetime warranty on frame and bearings
Suspension System VPPTM
Front Derailleur No compatibility
Headset/Headtube Integrated; IS41 upper, IS52 lower
Seat Post 31.6mm
Seat Clamp 36.4mm
Eye to Eye length 230mm
Fork Compatibility 170-180mm
BB Shell Standard
Max Tire Size 2.5"
Water Bottle Mounts yes
Shock Mounting Bolt Front 8x20mm
Shock Mounting Bolt Rear 8x30mm (compatible with standard or Rockshox bearing eyelet)
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