Nomad 4 C XE-Kit - 2018
Nomad 4 C XE-Kit - 2018 Nomad 4 C XE-Kit - 2018

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Nomad 4 C XE-Kit - 2018

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$5,899.00 $4,129.00
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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, Santa Cruz nudge's the travel and geometry further towards the outer limits, and each time they surprise everyone 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 their 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 they'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 Santa Cruz's carbon tech means they're able to create a svelte, strong, swingarm/front triangle combo that's as much art as it is engineering.

Santa Cruz engineers 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.

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Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Size: 27.5"
Rear Axle Standard: 12x148mm Boost
Rear Shock: Rock Shox Super Deluxe Air RCT
Rear Shock Size: 230mm x 60mm
Rear Shock Hardware: 8mm x 20mm Top / 8mm x 30mm Bottom
Rear Suspension Travel: 170mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
Headset Standard: IS41mm/IS52mm
Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik RCT3 170mm
Fork Axle: 15x110mm Boost
Wheelset: e13 TRS 32H rims / Novatec D641/D642 hubs
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR 2.5" front / Minion DHR II EXO TR 2.4" rear
Crankset: Race Face Turbine 30T
Chainguide Tabs: ISCG '05 3-Bolt
Chainguide: e13 Upper Guide with Bash
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
BB Standard: 73mm BSA
Chain: Shimano SLX M7000
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8000
Cassette: e13 TRS Race 9-46T 11sp
Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb Stealth
Seat Post Diameter: 31.6mm
Seat Post Clamp: Santa Cruz
Seat Post Clamp Diameter: 36.4mm
Seat: WTB Silverado Pro
Shifters: Shimano XT M8000
Handlebar: Santa Cruz AM Carbon 800mm
Stem: Race Face Aeffect R 50mm
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale
Brakes: SRAM Code R w/ 200-180mm Centerline Rotors
Water Bottle Cage Mounts: One
Intended Use: DH/FRAM/Enduro
Warranty: Lifetime on Frame
  • 170mm VPP™ suspension
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Bolt-on shuttle guard and downtube protector
  • Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Forged upper and lower links
  • Full carbon frame and swingarm
  • Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
  • Recessed lower link protected from rock strikes
  • Single grease port on lower link for swift and easy maintenance

mm / inches

Low Setting with 170mm Fork

Seat Tube 375 390 420 450 480
Top Tube 541 574 598 621 654
Reach 386 416 436 456 486
BB Height 339 339 339 339 339
Head Angle 64.6 64.6 64.6 64.6 64.6
Seat Angle 74.1 74.1 74.1 74.1 74.1
Standover 704 706 722 720 718
Chainstay 431 431 431 431 431
Head Tube 90 100 110 120 130
Wheelbase 1135 1169 1194 1218 1252

cm / ft

Rider Height (cm) 142 - 155 152 - 165 165 - 175 175 - 185 185 - 198