Santa Cruz Nomad 5 C 2021

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2021 Santa Cruz Nomad 5 C

Big mountain riding is a nomadic existence. Meeting friends in farflung 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 exists.

Probably the most abused bike in our line up, every Nomad has a story to tell. But each Nomad we've made keeps coming back for more. It's not Stockholm Syndrome, it's called sealed bearings in all pivots, a lower link grease port, shuttle guards and free bearing replacements. Why scrap a frame when a simple bearing service can make one last a lifetime? That's our stance on sustainability at least, and it's why our carbon fiber doesn’t just mean lighter, it means tough as hell backed up by a lifetime warranty and crash replacement support.

There’s no time for puzzling when on a road trip either. That's why we chose 27.5 wheels as the go-to for the widest variety of riding styles and rider sizes. When peeling your bike out of the van at a new spot your only question should be “Is this a full face or a half lid kinda ride?” The 64-degree head angle and 77-degree seat angle puts you in the sweet spot when winching up to the top of a big drop in. Meanwhile proportional chainstay lengths mean handling is never compromised, regardless of frame size.

And when we say big travel, we're not talking about your Transit's odometer. We're talking 170mm of 38mm diameter fork and 170mm of VPP rear suspension compatible with both coil and air shocks. The details are completed by a neat mud flap to protect the rear shock, plus tidy cable routing within the frame and swingarm, and rubberized DT protectors to shrug off strikes.

So van-lifers unite. The Nomad is the kind of bike you need never worry about all summer long. Sorry we can't say the same for the locked public washrooms and parking tickets.

2021 Nomad C R Spec

Fork
RockShox Zeb, 170mm, 27.5"
Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Handlebar
E13 TRS Base
Stem
E13 Base
Headset
Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Brakes
SRAM Guide RE
Shifters
SRAM NX Eagle
Crankset
SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t
Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette
SRAM PG1230 11-50t
Chain
SRAM NX Eagle
Seatpost
SDG Tellis
Saddle
WTB Silverado Race Saddle
Front Hub
SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
Rear Hub
SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
Spokes
Sapim Race
Rims
WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 27.5"
Tyres
Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, Maxx-GRIP, EXO+, TR / Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO+

2021 Nomad C S Spec

Fork
FOX 38 Float Performance, 170mm, 27.5"
Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Handlebar
Burgtec Alloy
Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Brakes
SRAM Code R
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle
Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
Saddle
WTB Silverado Pro
Front Hub
DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h
Rear Hub
DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h
Spokes
Sapim Race
Rims
RaceFace AR Offset 30 27.5"
Tyres
Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, Maxx-GRIP, EXO+, TR / Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO+

2021 Nomad C XT Spec

Fork
FOX 38 Float Performance Elite, 170mm, 27.5"
Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Handlebar
Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser
Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Brakes
Shimano XT 8120
Shifters
Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Crankset
Shimano XT M8100, 32t
Rear Derailleur
Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Cassette
Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
Chain
Shimano XT, 12spd
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
Saddle
WTB Silverado Pro
Front Hub
DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
Rear Hub
DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 28h
Spokes
Sapim Race
Rims
RaceFace AR Offset 30 27.5"
Tyres
Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, Maxx-GRIP, EXO+, TR / Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO+

2021 Nomad C XT Reserve Spec

Fork
FOX 38 Float Performance Elite, 170mm, 27.5"
Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Handlebar
Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser
Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Brakes
Shimano XT 8120
Shifters
Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Crankset
Shimano XT M8100, 32t
Rear Derailleur
Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Cassette
Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
Chain
Shimano XT, 12spd
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
Saddle
WTB Silverado Pro
Front Hub
DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
Rear Hub
DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 28h
Spokes
Sapim Race
Rims
Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim
Tyres
Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, Maxx-GRIP, EXO+, TR / Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO+
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Santa Cruz have a reputation for making some of the finest carbon fiber mountain bikes money can buy. It's well deserved. Their VPP Suspension system is neat, highly effective and tuneable allowing a different character to be designed into each model in the range, it's easy to look after too. Whilst their top of the line CC range has no expense spared, the same technology trickles down into the rest of the range at a more attainable price point. You're also covered by a lifetime warranty for complete piece of mind.

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