Santa Cruz Nomad 4 C (2018)



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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 Santa Cruz nudges the travel and geometry further towards the outer limits, and each time they surprise theirselves 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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz was able to create a svelt, strong, swingarm/front triangle combo that's as much art as it is engineering.

Santa Cruz 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 exclusively on the Nomad for now, you can read more about how these wheels came into being right here

XE Kit pictured

  • Frame Material: Carbon C 
  • Fork: Rock Shox Yari RC Solo Air 170 
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe R 
  • Chainguide: E13 TRS Race SL ISCG05 
  • Rear Dérailleur: SRAM NX 
  • Shifters: SRAM NX 
  • Chainring Size: 30 Tooth 
  • Crankset: Race Face Aeffect 
  • Bottom Bracket: Included w/ crankset 
  • Cassette: SRAM XG1150 10-42 
  • Chain: SRAM PC1110 
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R 
  • Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline; 203mm Front, 200mm Rear 
  • Headset: Cane Creek 10 Series; integrated 
  • Bars: RaceFace Aeffect R, 780mm, 35mm clamp 
  • Stem: Raceface Ride 
  • Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on 
  • Front Hub: Novatec D711; 15x110mm 
  • Rear Hub: Novatec D462 - 12x148mm 
  • Rims: WTB STP i29 TCS; 32h 
  • Spokes: DT Competition double butted spokes and alloy nipples 
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, 27.5x2.5 
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR - 27.5x2.4 
  • Tubes: Stans Sealant 
  • Seat Post: Raceface Aeffect Dropper 
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Race
  • Frame Material: Carbon C
  • Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik RC Solo Air 170
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe R
  • Chainguide: E13 TRS+ 1x Guide
  • Rear Dérailleur: SRAM GX*
  • Shifters: SRAM GX*
  • Chainring Size: 32 Tooth
  • Crankset: SRAM GX*
  • Bottom Bracket: Included w/ crankset
  • Cassette: SRAM XG1275
  • Chain: SRAM GX*
  • Brakes: SRAM Code R
  • Brake Rotors Avid Centerline; 180mm
  • Headset Cane Creek 40, Integrated
  • Bars: RaceFace Aeffect R, 780mm, 35mm clamp
  • Stem: Race Face Aeffect R
  • Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
  • Front Hub: Novatec D641 - 15x110mm
  • Rear Hu:b Novatec D642 - 148x12mm
  • Rims: E13 TRS 30mm
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, 27.5x2.5
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR - 27.5x2.4
  • Tubes: Stans Sealant
  • Seat Post: Rockshox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M), 170mm (L-XL)
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Race
  • Frame Material Carbon C 
  • Fork Rock Shox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 170 
  • Shock Super Deluxe Air RCT 
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RCT
  • About 
  • Chainguide E13 TRS+ 1x Guide 
  • Rear Dérailleur Shimano XT M8000 GS 
  • Shifters Shimano XT M8000 SL 
  • Chainring Size 30 Tooth 
  • Crankset Race Face Turbine 
  • Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset 
  • Cassette E13 TRS Race; 9-46t 
  • Chain Shimano SLX M7000 
  • Brakes SRAM Code RSC 
  • Brake Rotors Avid Centerline; 180mm 
  • Headset Cane Creek 40, Integrated 
  • Bars Santa Cruz Carbon 800mm Bar, 35mm clamp 
  • Stem Race Face Aeffect R 
  • Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on 
  • Front Hub Novatec D641 - 15x110mm 
  • Rear Hub Novatec D642 - 148x12mm 
  • Rims E13 TRS 30mm 
  • Spokes DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted 
  • Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, 27.5x2.5 
  • Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR - 27.5x2.4 
  • Tubes Stans Sealant 
  • Seat Post Rockshox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M), 170mm (L-XL) 
  • Saddle WTB Silverado Pro

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