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.




  • 27.5
  • Eggplant
    Gloss Carbon
  • FOX 36 Float Factory, 170mm, 27.5″, Grip 2
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate / RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
  • E.13 TRS+ 1x Guide, ISCG05
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB 32t – 170mm
  • SRAM XG1299 Eagle Rainbow, 12spd, 10-50t
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM Code RSC
  • Avid Centerline 200mm
  • Santa Cruz AM Carbon
  • i9 A35
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Hope Integrated Headset
  • KS Lev Integra w/ Remote
  • WTB Silverado Team Saddle
  • Maxxis Assegai 29″x2.5″, 3C EXO+ TR
  • Maxxis Assegai 29″x2.5″, 3C EXO+ TR
  • F: i9 Hydra, 15×110, 28h
    R: i9 Hydra, 12×148, XD, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 27.5″ Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Stan’s Sealant
Additional information

CC XX1 AXS Reserve, CC XX1 AXS Reserve Coil


Carbon Gloss, Eggplant

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