The Nomad's reputation is built on consistently pushing the envelope of how DH a bike can get while still remaining usable on most trails. With each iteration we nudge the travel and geometry further towards the outer limits, and each time we surprise ourselves at just how completely rideable the end result remains.
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.
Frame Material Carbon CC
Fork Rock Shox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 170
Shock Super Deluxe Air RCT
Chainguide E13 TRS+ 1x Guide
Rear Dérailleur SRAM XX1 Eagle
Shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle
Chainring Size 32 Tooth
Crankset SRAM XX1 Eagle
Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset
Cassette SRAM XG1295; 10-50t
Chain SRAM XX1 Eagle Powerlock
Brakes SRAM Code RSC
Brake Rotors Avid Centerline; 180mm
Headset Cane Creek 110, Integrated
Bars Santa Cruz Carbon 800mm Bar, 35mm clamp
Stem Race Face Turbine R; 35mm
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front Hub Industry Nine Torch Torque Cap; 110x15mm
Rear Hub Industry Nine Torch 148x12
Rims E13 TRS 30mm
Spokes DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, 27.5x2.5
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR - 27.5x2.4
Tubes Stans Sealant
Seat Post Rockshox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M), 170mm (L-XL)
Saddle WTB Silverado SLT
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