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||Nomad C Carbon|
|Fork||Fox 36 Float Performance, 170mm|
|Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe R|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd|
|Chain Device||E13 TRS+ 1x Guide ISCG05|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd|
SRAM Stylo 7K 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (S,XS), 175mm (M,L,XL)
|Cassette||SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Code R|
|Rotors||Avid Centerline, 200mm|
|Handlebar||Race Face Aeffect R|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R, 50mm|
|Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro Saddle|
Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5"x2.5", 3C Silkshield
Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
|Front Hub||DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 28h|
|Rear Hub||DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 28h|
|Rims||Santa Cruz Reserve 30 27.5" Carbon|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition Race|