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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad Carbon C S Complete Mountain Bike

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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad Carbon C S Complete Mountain Bike

 

The Santa Cruz Nomad has always been a bike for the aggressive rider who seeks every opportunity to get airborne, charges downhill at ridiculous rates of speed, and prefers technical lines to dumbed-down options. It's also been a bike that could climb back uphill after the blistering descent is finished, giving it a bit more balance than many bikes in the long-travel category. Building on this legacy for the 2018 model year, the Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon C S Complete Mountain Bike dives deeper into the gravity spectrum with its lower-link mounted shock and flip-chip with high/low geometry settings. This redesigned platform takes inspiration from the downhill-crushing V10, yet like all previous Nomads, it retains the ability to pedal back up for one last heart-pumping descent.

Although the previous generation Nomad was aimed squarely at enduro domination, the newest generation is less of a dedicated race bike and more of a gravity rig that you can actually pedal uphill without struggling like other long-travel sleds. Think of it as a freeride bike for riders seeking one that's versatile enough to lap the resort park and shuttle downhill laps, then pedal along backcountry epics the very next day. The 65-degree head tube angle (in high setting) and longer reach keep things calm and comfortable on wicked descents, yet the steeper 75-degree seat tube angle puts you in an optimal pedaling position without struggling to shift your weight forward on steep climbs. 

The flip-chip integrated into the swingarm provides the ability to fine-tune its geometry to your exact riding preferences and local terrain. Keep it in the high setting for a more efficient pedaling platform on rides with a mix of blistering descents and steep climbs. Conversely, you can switch it to the low setting for an even slacker geometry (head tube of 64.6 degrees) that's purely aimed on downhill laps at the resort and shuttle runs up the pass where climbing isn't an issue. Ultimately, its adjustable geometry lends the ability to push the bike to the absolute limit on lift-accessed days or retain more balance for earning your turns across large and imposing alpine terrain.

Moving to the revised shock placement, the engineers at Santa Cruz sought to achieve a more linear shock rate with the fourth-gen Nomad, much like you'd find with the V10. The VPP suspension is driven by a lower-link mounted shock, marking a radical departure from the likes of Bronson and Hightower. This revised shock placement eliminates the Nomad's previous tendencies to settle in the middle of its travel, meaning it feels more active and tracks to the ground noticeably better across steep descents and rugged terrain. And even though its shock rate is more linear, it doesn't sacrifice support deep into the travel, meaning it never feels harsh on bigger hits and downhill runs.

This C build boasts a Carbon C frame, which retains the legendary stiffness and strength that first placed Santa Cruz on the map as leaders in carbon frame construction. It's decked out with SRAM's newest GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, which gives you the largest 1x gear range on the market. You'll find RockShox's Lyrik RC 170-millimeter fork paired with a RockShox Super Deluxe R air shock in the rear for an optimal balance of big-hit composure and small-bump suppleness. This rear shock gets metric sizing, which makes it all the more futureproof, should you decide to upgrade to a coil option down the road. Besides its impressive component spec, you'll be impressed with Santa Cruz's placement of protective bits—mainly with the shuttle guard that keeps your frame scratch-free, but also with the mud-blocking shuttle guard and aluminum ear cover that prevents dropped chains from damaging the rear swingarm.

Aggressive redesign pushes deeper into gravity realms

V10-inspired chassis with lower-link mounted shock

Adjustable flip-chip with high and low geometry settings

75-degree seat tube angle optimizes pedaling efficiency

Longer reach shifts weight forward for better traction

Carbon C frame is impressively stiff and reliably strong

Protective details: shuttle guard, shock fender, aluminum ear cover

SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain + RockShox Super Deluxe R air shock

 

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad Carbon C S Complete Mountain Bike

Frame Material:

Carbon C

Suspension:

VPP

Rear Shock:

RockShox Super Deluxe R

Rear Travel:

170mm

Fork:

RockShox Lyrik RC Solo Air

Front Travel:

170mm

Headset:

Cane Creek 40, Integrated

Shifters:

SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed

Front Derailleur:

n/a

Rear Derailleur:

SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed

ISCG Tabs:

yes, w/E13 TRS+ 1x Guide

Crankset:

SRAM GX

Bottom Bracket:

threaded

Crank Arm Length:

170mm

Cassette:

SRAM XG1275 Eagle (10-50t)

Chain:

SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed

Brakeset:

SRAM Code R

Brake Type:

hydraulic disc

Rotors:

Avid Centerline, 180mm

Handlebar:

RaceFace Aeffect R, 35mm

Handlebar Width:

780mm

Grips:

Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on

Stem:

RaceFace Aeffect R

Saddle:

WTB Volt Race

Seatpost:

RockShox Reverb Stealth, [S] 125mm, [M] 150mm, [L-XL] 170mm

Seatpost Diameter:

31.6mm

Wheelset:

E13 TRS, 30mm

Hubs:

[front] Novatec D641, [rear] Novatec D642

Front Axle:

15 x 110mm BOOST

Rear Axle:

12 x 148mm BOOST

Tires:

[front] Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR

Tire Size:

[front] 27.5 x 2.5in, [rear] 27.5 x 2.4in

Recommended Use:

freeride

Manufacturer Warranty:

lifetime on frame

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad Carbon C S Complete Mountain Bike

GEOMETRY CHART

Nomad

High

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

XS

14.76in

21.26in

22.99in

15.35in

27.95in

3.54in

65°

74.5°

0.39in

16.93in

44.65in

S

15.35in

22.56in

23.35in

16.54in

28.03in

3.94in

65°

74.5°

0.39in

16.93in

45.98in

M

16.54in

23.46in

23.7in

17.32in

28.66in

4.33in

65°

74.5°

0.39in

16.93in

46.93in

L

17.72in

24.37in

24.06in

18.11in

28.58in

4.72in

65°

74.5°

0.39in

16.93in

47.91in

XL

18.9in

25.71in

24.41in

19.29in

28.5in

5.12in

65°

74.5°

0.39in

16.93in

49.25in

Low

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

XS

14.76in

21.3in

23.11in

15.2in

27.72in

3.54in

64.6°

74.1°

0.59in

16.97in

44.69in

S

15.35in

22.6in

23.46in

16.38in

27.8in

3.94in

64.6°

74.1°

0.59in

16.97in

46.02in

M

16.54in

23.54in

23.82in

17.17in

28.43in

4.33in

64.6°

74.1°

0.59in

16.97in

47.01in

L

17.72in

24.45in

24.17in

17.95in

28.35in

4.72in

64.6°

74.1°

0.59in

16.97in

47.95in

XL

18.9in

25.75in

24.53in

19.13in

28.27in

5.12in

64.6°

74.1°

0.59in

16.97in

49.29in


Warranty Information

2 Years Warranty

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