Santa Cruz Nomad frame only
V10 handling at Syndicate speeds
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.
Wheel size: 27.5″
Designed for: Trail, Freeride
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.
Frame only / Custom
Frame spec Travel: 120mm/130mm Wheel size: 29" Suspension: Split Pivot Designed for: TrailSize: SM, MD, LG, XL Colour: Lime/Black, White/Black
Frame spec Travel: 160mm
Head Angle: 65º/64.7º Wheel size: 29" Designed for: Enduro/Freeduro
GX build kit Fork: Fox Factory 36 GRIP2 160mm Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe air or coil Headset: Cane Creek Inset 40 Bar: Burgtec RideWide Carbon Stem: Raceface Turbine Crank: Sram X01 Eagle DUB Rear Dear.: Sram XO1 Cassette: SRAM 1295 Eagle 10X50 Shifter: Sram XO1 Eagle Brakes: Sram Code RSC Post: Fox Transfer Factory Kashima Wheels: DT350/DT481 hand built wheels Tyre F: Maxxis Assegai EXO+ Tyre R: Maxxis Assegai EXO+ Saddle: WTB Volt Race
Frame spec Travel: 120mm or 130mm Wheel size: 29" or 27.5+" Designed for: Trail
3RD GENERATION RIPLEYThe Ripley LS is a 29″ wheel trail bike with 120mm of rear wheel travel, mated to a 130mm travel front fork. The talented Mr. Ripley, our first 29er trail bike, has been in production for 4 years. During that time it’s grown a little burlier, a little longer, and become slacker. With the Generation 3 release, we’ve added clearance for the new generation of not quite plus sized, wide rim specific tires. It will come stock with pretty much perfect-for-a-29er Schwalbe 2.6″ rubber. If you’re an enduro bro, and like to point it downhill through rock gardens without using your brakes very much, this new Ripley also has clearance for burly Maxxis 2.5 WT tires. Both the Schwalbe 2.6 and the Maxxis WT are designed specifically for the wider rims that we’ve been producing for the last few years. And just like that, the Ripley became even more versatile. Frame Spec Travel: 4.7″ (120MM) Trail Weight: 5.9 lbs (2.67 kg) Wheel Size: 29" Designed for: Trail
Shimano XT Build Kit Fork:Rock Shox Pike RCT3 Boost Shock: Fox Float Performance DPS Headset: Cane Creek 40 Bar: Raceface Aeffect R Stem: Raceface Aeffect R Crank: SRAM Descendant DUB Rear Der.: SRAM GX Eagle Cassette: SRAM 1230 NX Eagle Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle Brakes: SRAM Guide R Post: Raceface Aeffect – 1x Lever Wheels: Raceface Aeffect R 30mm Tire Front: Ardent 2.4 Fold Exo/Tr Tire Rear: Ardent 2.25 Fold Exo/Tr Saddle: Wtb Volt