Santa Cruz keeps pushing the envelope with the Nomad, nudging this enduro bike ever closer to true downhill territory. The latest Nomad has 170mm of suspension travel in the front and rear. The rear shock is mounted to the bike’s lower link, which is the same configuration used in the venerable V10 downhill bike. With a flip of a chip on the lower link, the head tube angle slackens from 65° to 64.6° and the bottom bracket drops another 5mm to 339mm.
The Santa Cruz Nomad is available in aluminum, carbon “C”, and carbon “CC” frames, with prices starting at $3,599 and going up to $9,399.