The all-new

NOMAD

SEND IT ANYWHERE.

The new 6th generation Santa Cruz Nomad is a 170mm travel, MX wheel trail weapon.

If you've landed on this page, we're guessing you know what you're looking for. A bike designed to amplify fun on the downhills by finding every little root and rock to jib off, the Nomad has always been for riders willing to sacrifice a little bit of overall speed in favor of more style.

The new Gen6 Nomad refines the already favored package with a host of new features and tweaks that don't change the category; they evolved it.

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THE LIFE OF A NOMAD

You're just as likely to search for trails that are only found based on their GPS coordinates as you are packing up your gear and shuttle all day. You're the type of rider who isn't upset when your shiny new ride gets a scratch while searching for the most fun line down a new trail you didn't know was rideable, and while modern enduro racers are looking for all-out speed, you're more concerned with style points.

For you, picking a new bike isn't about following the biggest trends; it's about making sure your bike can take a beating and keep riding. You're less interested in a carbon fiber lay-up dropping pounds and more interested in how much more durable the frame is thanks to impact protection. That way, when you make a little mistake and find yourself ass-over-teakettle and swimming in baby head filled dirt, you know you can take a deep breath, collect your yard-saled ego, and drop back in again.

Looking for more speed? Check out the Megatower.
Looking for more all-around usability? Check out the Hightower.

KEY FEATURES

  • Wheel size: MX Wheels 29" Front / 27.5" Rear
  • Front Travel: 170mm
  • Rear Travel: 170mm
  • Tire Clearance: 29x2.6" Front / 27.5x2.6 Rear
  • Size Range: S - XXL
  • Frame material: C of CC Carbon
  • Colors: Gloss Gypsum (grayish purple) & Matte Carbon (Black)

WHAT WE LOVE.

It doesn't matter if you're riding your home trails or exploring new ones; Santa Cruz always works hard to add features that elevate and refine their bikes. While many things have changed on the Nomad 6, these are some of our favorites.

Geo tweaks

Updates to the Stack and reach, head tube angle, and seat tube angle helps make more confidence at speed without sacrificing agility.

Suspension Choice

From the factory, you can pick between high volume rear air shock or super smooth coils.

MX Wheels

You asked, and Santa Cruz provides. New MX (29"front / 27.5" Rear) wheels help get the front end over big trail features without sacrificing maneuverability.

FULL FEATURED.

A bike meant to seek out new trails needs to come with Swiss Army Knife utility; It needs to get you where you're going and, even more importantly, get you back home. The new Nomad 6 comes packed with new features to make the trail more fun and to take a load off your back.

Glove Box Internal Storage

Like the new Megatower and Hightower, the Santa Cruz Glove Box adds internal frame storage for anything you need to carry on the trail. Paired with the Tube Purse and Tool Wallet, all of your stuff will be organized and right where you need it when the time comes.

Lifetime Warranty

All Santa Cruz and Juliana frames, pivot bearings, and reserve carbon rims come with a lifetime warranty. Whether you have a Mike's Bikes shop down the street and want to drop the bike off and let us take care of it, or you need direct support from Santa Cruz - if you've got a problem, we've got you covered.

Proportional Chainstay

No matter what size frame you ride, you'll get the ride Santa Cruz intended. Every size bike gets a custom CS length that scales with the bike's geometry to keep the same playful feel regardless of size. This translates to more than a 10mm difference in CS length depending on the size.

Suspension Tune

Increased suspension sensitivity thanks to lower anti-squat keeps the rear wheel pushed into the ground for more traction and less pedal kickback, while a lower starting leverage ratio helps you get into the bike's travel more easily and maintains a linear path all the way to bottom out.

Geometry

Size Large w/ lo Chip Setting Geo Comparison.  

Nomad 6 Nomad 5 Megatower Hightower

Stack

640mm

626mm

640mm

636mm

Reach

472.4mm

472mm

472mm

472mm

HT Angle

63.5°

63.7°

63.5°

64.5°

ST Angle

77.6°

77.5°

77.5°

76.4°

Wheelbase

1270mm

1257mm

1266mm

1245mm

Front Center

826mm

821mm

826mm

836mm

Rear Center

443.8mm

436mm

441mm

438mm

BB Height

343mm

340mm

343mm

338mm

BB Drop (F/R)

30mm/11mm

14mm

30mm

34mm

Top Tube Length

613mm

610mm

613mm

627mm

Standover Height

719mm

728mm

718mm

706mm

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).

Personal Preference

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).

Body Dimension

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.

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