Santa Cruz 2018 Nomad4 - CC XO1 (Demo) - Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2018 Nomad4 - CC XO1 (Demo)

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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 that's 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 on all the model year 2018 bikes, you can read more about how these wheels came into being right here. 

Weight                       

13.01kg / 28.68lbs

Material                      

Carbon CC

Fork                            

RockShox Lyric RCT3 170

Shock                        

RockShox Super Deluxe Air RCT

Shock Options           

Super Deluxe Coil RCT

Rear Derailleur          

SRAM X01 Eagle

Shifters                      

SRAM X01 Eagle

Crankset                    

SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 30T (170mm)

Cassette                    

SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T

Chain                         

SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD

Bottom Bracket       

SRAM GXP Team BB

Brakes                       

SRAM Code RSC

Brake Rotors            

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset                     

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Bars                           

Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x800

Stem                          

Race Face Aeffect R 50mm

Grips                          

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub                  

DT 350 15x110mm 28H Torque Cap Front Hub

Rear Hub                   

DT 350 148x12 28h Rear Hub XD

Rims                          

E13 TRS+ 27.5 28h 30mm

Rim Options             

Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim

Spokes                      

DT Competition (28)

Front Tire                  

Maxxis Minion 27.5x2.50 DHF 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire                    

Maxxis Minion 27.5x2.40 DHR II EXO TR

Tubes                         

Stans Sealant 2oz

Nipples                      

Sapim Secure Lock AL Silver Nipples (28)

Seat Post                   

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle                       

WTB Silverado Pro