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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad Carbon C XE Complete Mountain Bike

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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad Carbon C XE Complete Mountain Bike

 

Though the Nomad has come to be celebrated as enduro royalty, we always thought of it as a throw-down party bike. After all, it's original iterations were built for sessioning more than racing, and it was only the third generation that went all-in on enduro. For the fourth generation, Santa Cruz pushes back on this trend, resituating the Nomad Carbon C XE Complete Mountain Bike as a mini-DH freeride bike that's a few mm of travel and a dual-crown fork away from being a proper gravity sled. That's not to say it doesn't like to pedal—quite the opposite, actually. The Nomad won't rocket up risers like a Highball, but it settles into a good rhythm on long climbs, so you'll be able to pedal out when sidecountry singletrack lures you away from the chair lift.

The swingarm features a flip-chip, an increasingly common addition across Santa Cruz's line that gives you the ability to fine-tune the geometry to your exact riding preferences and local terrain. It raises or lowers the bottom bracket, shifting the head tube between 65 and 64.6 degrees. Combined with a longer reach, that slack front end keeps things calm and comfortable on wicked descents, yet the 75-degree seat tube angle puts you in an optimal pedaling position, so you're never struggling to shift your weight forward on climbs. In fact, the Nomad makes you feel like you don't have to worry about your weight at all; it feels centered and stable, no doubt the result of the long, slack geometry and short chainstays.

Moving to the revised shock placement, the engineers at Santa Cruz sought to achieve a more linear shock rate with the fourth generation Nomad, much like you'd find with the V10. The VPP suspension is driven by a lower-link mounted coil shock, marking a radical departure from the likes of Bronson and Hightower. This revised shock location 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. It doesn't sacrifice support deep into the travel, either, meaning it stays pillowy, never feeling harsh on bigger hits and downhill sections.

Santa Cruz's Carbon C frame construction remains unchanged, so the latest Nomad enjoys the same durability and stiffness of previous generations. Santa Cruz uses a single layup for both triangles instead of a jigsaw puzzle of individually cured carbon tubes, allowing the engineers to wrap the fibers continuously around structurally important junctures like the head tube and bottom bracket. This continuous wrapping strengthens the frame, dissipates the force from impacts, and more efficiently channels pedal input. Efficiency, durability, and even a touch of weight loss compared to building with individual tubes — the advantages of Santa Cruz's construction methods go some way toward eliding the differences between Carbon C and Carbon CC while also setting the Nomad even further apart from its peers.

Any Santa Cruz bike is an investment, and the California-based brand protects that investment with some thoughtful additions to the bike's sensitive regions—mainly the cleanly integrated shuttle guard, but also the mud-blocking shock fender and aluminum ear cover that protects the swingarm from dropped chains. Like most SC frames, the Nomad is a well-functioning beauty, so these little details are especially welcome because they help it stay that way. One final detail proven the "well-functioning" point is SC's insistence on sticking with a threaded bottom bracket, which increases frame longevity compared to PressFit models and—much more importantly—reduces creaks and pops.

A freeride sled for flow sessions and enduro racing

V10-inspired chassis with lower-link mounted coil shock

Adjustable flip-chip with high and low geometry settings

Seat tube angle keeps climbing steady and

Longer reach shifts weight forward for better traction

Protective elements maintain pristine form and function

Build kit blend targets everything from adventure to racing

Carbon frame and threaded BB combines the best of new and old tech

 

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad Carbon C XE Complete Mountain Bike

Frame Material:

Carbon C

Suspension:

VPP

Rear Shock:

RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RCT

Rear Travel:

170mm

Fork:

RockShox Lyric RCT3

Front Travel:

170mm

Headset:

Cane Creek 40

Shifters:

Shimano XT M8000

Front Derailleur:

n/a

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano XT M8000

ISCG Tabs:

ISCG 05

Crankset:

30t Race Face Turbine

Bottom Bracket:

English threaded 73mm

Crank Arm Length:

[XS, S] 170mm, [M - XL] 175mm

Cassette:

9 - 46t E13 TRS Race

Chain:

Shimano SLX M7000

Brakeset:

SRAM Code RSC

Brake Type:

hydraulic disc

Rotors:

180mm

Handlebar:

Santa Cruz AM carbon

Handlebar Width:

800mm

Grips:

Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on

Stem:

Race Face Aeffect R

Stem Length:

50mm

Saddle:

WTB Silverado Pro

Seatpost:

RockShox Reverb Stealth

Seatpost Diameter:

31.6mm

Wheelset:

E13 TRS 30mm

Hubs:

Novatec D641/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

Pedals:

not included

Recommended Use:

enduro

Manufacturer Warranty:

lifetime on frame

 

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad Carbon C XE 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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