· PINKBIKE FIELD TEST Santa Cruz Nomad. Words by Mike Kazimer, photography by Tom Richards. This is the fifth generation of the Nomad, a bike that’s been a mainstay in Santa Cruz’s lineup ever
2020-12-15 · PINKBIKE FIELD TEST Nomade from Santa Cruz Words by Mike Kazimer, photograph by Tom Richards This is the fifth generation of the Nomad, a bike that has been a mainstay of the Santa Cruz lineup since its introduction in 2005.
The Santa Cruz Nomad has returned for its fifth generation, and it seems that the Californian brand has got the formula pretty close to perfect, as there are only slight changes between the old
Santa Cruz provides riders with a lifetime warranty on the Nomad’s carbon frame and bearings. The well-tuned, lower-link VPP suspension with 170mm of rear travel, allows riders of the Nomad to descend with confidence. Experts were impressed with how well the Nomad
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
Santa Cruz’s cheaper carbon blend is heavier but feels good on the trail. The bike is designed to use a single chainring only, underlining its gravity riding bias.
Santa Cruz Nomad CC X01 Reserve frame. It’s worth clearing things up early on, this isn’t a 29er. Odd maybe, considering the Syndicate’s push to get a big wheeled V10 for the rigours of
Photos: Anthony Smith. You could say that a true nomad is at home everywhere and nowhere. That’s certainly true of this Nomad. For the fourth generation of its 27.5-wheeled enduro bike, Santa Cruz has lengthened, lowered and slackened the frame’s geometry and increased front and rear travel to a freeride-worthy 170 millimeters.
· Frame: Santa Cruz Nomad Mk1 revA bearings Totally rock-solid. I've gone through 4 DU-bushings, but other than that no issues until this summer when I finally started having some bearing play. For 6 years they were free of any noise or play. Totally solid with zero maintenance (aside from washing them with a garden hose).