Santa Cruz Nomad


Now in it’s fourth generation, the burliest (non-DH) bike in Santa Cruz’s lineup is set to destroy all boundaries. Redesigned linkage, shock rates, and adjustable frame geometry create a totally new experience for those riders who want to send the gnarliest lines. One part art, two parts engineering, and three parts madness - this bike will eat up whatever you can dish out. When the CC frame is combined with the Santa Cruz Reserve 30 carbon wheels and a wide-range SRAM Eagle 12 speed drivetrain, this monster isn’t afraid to tackle big, rugged climbs.


  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 170mm VPP™ suspension
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness and longevity
  • 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
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
  • Recessed lower link protected from rock strikes
  • Single grease port on lower link for swift and easy maintenance
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket


SizeRider Height
XS4'8” - 5’1”
SM5’0” - 5’5”
MD5’5" - 5’9"
LG5’9" - 6’1"
XL6’1" - 6'6"

Rider Feedback

The new Nomad 4 is a seriously impressive machine. Building confidently on a legendary reputation, the new 170mm travel Nomad is brilliantly controlled and surprisingly efficient. The linear feel of the rear end, incredibly plush top stroke, and supportive mid-stroke, combine to consistently eat up nasty, repetitive bumps, jumps and drops. With the Rear end set in the ‘H’ position, and the compression damping engaged the new Nomad is surprisingly well-mannered on the climbs. The slack 65 degree head tube angle is offset slightly by the upright 74.5 degree seat tube angle when the climbing gets steep. This keeps your body weight feeling centered, your power into the pedals, without feeling like you are going to fall off the back of the bike. If you like to go fast and get rowdy on the downhills, this is the bike to try. As far as pedaling to the top - well, you might be pleasantly surprised!