Santa Cruz Nomad 5 CC X01 RSV
Big mountain riding is a nomadic existence. Meeting friends in far-flung car parks. Pinpointing trails you're not sure are even rideable. Sending the ones you know are. Shiny new bling gets battered, shattered, and bruised. That's life. That's how it should be. That's why the Nomad exists.
Probably the most abused bike in our line up, every Nomad has a story to tell. But each Nomad we've made keeps coming back for more. It's not Stockholm Syndrome, it's called sealed bearings in all pivots, lower link grease port, shuttle guards, and free bearing replacements. Why scrap a frame when a simple bearing service can make one last a lifetime? That's our stance on sustainability at least, and it's why our carbon fiber doesn't just mean lighter, it means tough as hell, lifetime warranty, and crash replacement support.
There's no time for puzzling when on a road trip either. That's why we chose 27.5 wheels as the go-to for the widest variety of riding styles and rider sizes. When peeling your bike out of the van at a new spot, your only question should be "Is this a full face or a half lid kinda ride?" The 64-degree head angle and 77.5-degree seat angle puts you in the sweet spot when winching up to the top of a big drop in. Meanwhile, proportional chainstay lengths mean handling is never compromised, regardless of frame size.
And when we say big travel, we're not talking about your Transit's odometer. We're talking 170mm of 38mm diameter fork and 170mm of VPP rear suspension compatible with both coil and air shocks. The details are completed by a neat mud flap to protect the rear shock plus tidy cable routing within the frame and swingarm, and rubberized DT protectors to shrug off strikes.
So van-lifers unite. The Nomad is the kind of bike you need never worry about all summer long. Sorry we can't say the same for the locked public washrooms and parking tickets.
|Frame||Carbon CC 27.5" 170mm Travel VPP|
|Fork||FOX 38 Float Factory, 170mm, 27.5"|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float X2 Factory 2-Position lever|
|Rims||Reserve 30 27.5" Carbon|
Front: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
Rear: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
Front: Maxxis Assegai 27.5 x 2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO+, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5 x 2.4", 3C, EXO+
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC|
|Rotors||Avid Centerline 200mm|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team|
|Accessories & Extras||OneUp Bash chainguide|
* Subject to change without notice.
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