|Frame:||Nomad C Full Carbon|
|Fork:||RockShox Yari RC 170|
|Rear Shock:||RockShox Super Deluxe R|
|Headset:||Cane Creek 40 ZS|
|Rear Hub:||Novatec D462 - 12x148mm (XD)|
|Front Hub:||Novatec D711 - 15x110mm|
|Rims:||WTB ST i29 TCS|
|Tyres:||Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR - 27.5x2.5"/Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR - 27.5x2.4"|
|Shift Levers:||SRAM NX - 11 speed|
|Rear Derailleur:||SRAM NX - 11 speed|
|Cassette:||SRAM XG1150 - 10-42t|
|Crankset:||Race Face Aeffect 30t - 170mm|
|Seat post:||Race Face Aeffect - 31.6x125mm (S-M), 150mm (L-XL)|
|Saddle:||WTB Volt Race|
|Handlebar:||Race Face Aeffect R - 35x780mm, 20mm Rise|
|Stem:||Race Face Ride - 50mm|
|Grips:||Santa Cruz Palmdale|
|Brakes:||Avid Centerline - 180mm (F/R)|
|Brake Levers:||SRAM Guide R|
The fourth generation design sees a dramatic shift to the lower-link mounted shock configuration. This is the first time that learnings from years of V10 development have translated across to one of our trail bikes.
The shock rate is now almost completely linear—which means feather-light small bump sensitivity right off the bat, a supportive midstroke and overall progression that you'd normally only experience on a DH bike. To keep the gravity vibe going we've ensured the Nomad can run both standard metric coil shocks and lighter air units to suit any preference.
Full shock compatibility creates challenges when trying to cram everything into the precious bottom bracket area. But the continued evolution of our carbon tech means we're able to create a svelt, strong, swingarm/front triangle combo thats as much art as it is engineering.
We even managed to squeeze in a flip-chip feature on the lower link too. Think of the high setting as "regular", the way the bike's mostly meant to be ridden, and the low setting as being closer to full on DH status. To handle all this new-found capability the geometry has adapted too. It's longer and lower-slung than ever to ensure maximum stability and confidence on absolutely everything.
The whole package is crowned with a raft of subtle yet essential details. Bolt-on downtube protectors and shuttle guards act as a helmet for your frame—a replaceable front line against abuse. An integrated shock fender has also been added to keep crud out of the suspension.
The crowning glory of the Nomad, however, has been in the making longer than the frame itself: the all new Santa Cruz Reserve carbon wheels. Spec'd exclusively on the Nomad for now, you can read more about how these wheels came into being right here.
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