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.
|FRAME||SC Nomad Alloy 27.5”, 170mm|
|FORK||RockShox Yari RC 170mm|
|REAR SHOCK||RockShox Super Deluxe Air R|
|HEADSET||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM NX Eagle Long Cage|
|CRANKSET||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (XS,S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|CHAIN||SRAM NX Eagle|
|CASSETTE||SRAM PG1230 11-50t|
|BRAKES||SRAM Guide RE|
|WHEELSET||WTB ST i29 TCS 27.5, SRAM MTN Hubs|
|FRONT TIRE||Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5"x2.5", 3C Silkshield|
|REAR TIRE||Maxxis Minion DHR2, 27.5"x2.4", 3C Silkshield|
|HANDLEBAR||Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm Rise|
|STEM||Race Face Ride, 50mm|
|GRIPS||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|SEATPOST||Race Face Aeffect 31.6 Dropper|
|SADDLE||WTB Silverado Race|