Ripping through berms, blasting off lips, and charging through chunder—with Santa Cruz's Nomad C, you're one step ahead of the enduro game. This is a "charge it first, ask questions later" sort of beast. It's C-carbon frame is light, responsive and ready to take a beating, while the 165mm VPP suspension takes it all in stride. The Nomad C is only compatible with one-by drivetrains so Santa Cruz could make the chainstays as short as possible. The frame is long across the top to accommodate a short stem and wide bars, and the angles are optimized to make a downhill monster that pedals pretty nicely, too. All this great geo delivers a ride that corners quick, slashes corners with ease, and is ready for the most brutal enduro stages you can imagine. The Nomad C is built trail ready with a RockShox Pike RC, SLX brakes, Reverb Stealth dropper post, and SRAM's venerable X1 drivetrain.
|Frame||Santa Cruz C carbon, 165mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox Pike RC, 160mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Easton AR 27|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Champion|
|Tires||Front: Maxxis Minion DHR2, TR, 3c, 27.5 x 2.3; Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR2, TR, 27.5x2.3|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1150 10-42|
|Handlebars||Race Face Chester, 785mm, 35mm clamp|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale|
|Stem||Raceface Turbine Basic|
|Brake Levers||Shimano SLX|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX, 180mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth, 150mm dropper post (125mm on Small)|
* Subject to change without notice.