Santa Cruz 2019 Nomad4 CC XO1
V10 handling at Syndicate speeds.
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 is 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.
- Available in: Carbon CC
- Wheel size: 27.5"
- Front travel: 170mm
- Rear travel: 170mm
FOX 36 Float Performance Elite 170
SRAM X01 Eagle
SRAM X01 Eagle
SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)
SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T
SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD
SRAM Code RSC
Avid Centerline 200mm
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
SCB AM Carbon
Race Face Aeffect R 50mm
Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
DT 350 15x110 28H
DT 350 148x12 28h XD
Race Face ARC Offset 30 27.5" Rims
DT Competition (28)
Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5"x2.5", 3C Silkshield
Maxxis Minion DHR2, 27.5"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
WTB Silverado Team Saddle