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 Material||Carbon C|
|Fork||FOX 36 Float Performance|
|Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe R|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Crankset||SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Brakes||SRAM Code R|
|Brake Rotors||Avid Centerline 200mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Bars||Race Face Aeffect R 35x780|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R 50mm|
|Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Front Hub||DT 370 15x110 32H (28H w/Reserve upgrade)|
|Rear Hub||DT 370 12x148 32H (28H w/Reserve upgrade)|
|Rims||Race Face AR Offset 30 27.5" RIms|
|Spokes||DT Competition (32)|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion DHF, 2.5" 3C Silkshield|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Minion DHR II, 2.4" 3C Silkshield|
|Tubes||Stans Sealant 2oz|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro|