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.

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 exclusively on the Nomad for now.

 

CCXTR Coil Reserve

 

  • 27.5
  • Black 
    Orange 
  • Fox 36 Float Factory, 170mm, 27.5"
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RCT
  • Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 11/12spd
  • E13 TRS+ 1x Guide ISCG05
  • Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec
  • Shimano XTR M9120 148, 32t - 170mm
  • Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51t
  • Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/ Quick Link
  • Shimano XTR M9120
  • Shimano XTR Ice. Tech Rotors, Centerlock, 203mm
  • SCB AM Carbon
  • Burgtec
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Hope Headset
  • KS Lev Integra w/ Remote
  • WTB Silverado Team Saddle
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5"x2.5", 3C Silkshield
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • F: DT Swiss 240, 15x110, Centerlock, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 240, 12x148, HG, Centerlock, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 27.5" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Stan's Sealant

 

CCXTR Air Reserve

 

  • 27.5
  • Black 
    Orange 
  • Fox 36 Float Factory, 170mm, 27.5"
  • RockShox Super Deluxe RCT
  • Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 11/12spd
  • E13 TRS+ 1x Guide ISCG05
  • Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec
  • Shimano XTR M9120 148, 32t - 170mm
  • Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51t
  • Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/ Quick Link
  • Shimano XTR M9120
  • Shimano XTR Ice. Tech Rotors, Centerlock, 203mm
  • SCB AM Carbon
  • Burgtec
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Hope Headset
  • KS Lev Integra w/ Remote
  • WTB Silverado Team Saddle
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5"x2.5", 3C Silkshield
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • F: DT Swiss 240, 15x110, Centerlock, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 240, 12x148, HG, Centerlock, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 27.5" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Stan's Sealant

Santa Cruz Nomad CCXTR Reserve Coil / Air

£8,399.00Price