- Will be ordered for you from the manufacturer. Delivery time will be approximately 10 - 14 days
- The delivery time for bikes which are currently in stock will be approximately 3-5 working days
Santa Cruz Nomad CS – Enduro (160-170mm)The Nomad CS has been completely redesigned by Santa Cruz for model year 2020 and now offers a generous 170 mm front and rear travel. Of course the full suspension bike features a premium carbon frame with a unique design and excellent functionality. Thanks to the SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, the Enduro is amazingly suitable for everyday use and masters steep climbs with flying colors.
The Santa Cruz Nomad CS in detail
The Nomad's reputation is built on consistently pushing the envelope on how lawless a single-crown bike can get while still remaining a capable daily driver. The latest iteration nudged the travel and geometry further towards the outer limits, and we surprised ourselves at just how well-rounded it turned out.
The fourth generation design saw a dramatic shift to the lower-link mounted shock configuration. The shock rate is a short-travel version of the V10—which means feather-light small bump sensitivity right off the bat, supportive mid-stroke, and overall progression that you'd normally only experience on a DH bike.
To handle all this newfound capability, the geometry was adapted too. It's longer and lower-slung to ensure maximum stability and confidence on absolutely everything. At the same time, the Nomad’s still a trail bike. It pedals well and tackles valley-to-valley alpine runs and all-day missions without skipping a beat—a fact helped by its pedal-friendly seat tube angle and standard 170mm dropper post fit.
Santa Cruz carbon frame
We don’t just use carbon to build bikes because it looks cool and everyone is doing it. We pioneer advanced materials and production methods to build the most durable and high-performance bicycles because it’s the way to ensure that riders can just enjoy riding their bike. Our experience with carbon production allows us to build bikes that are extremely reliable.
We design, test and prototype our carbon technology in Santa Cruz, CA. Our carbon lab gives us the capacity to research carbon layup optimization that we can apply to our production frames, and research and test new manufacturing processes and techniques. Our production bikes are strong as hell, and we feel we have a good handle on our toolbox of materials, but having the carbon facility in the same building as the engineers allows us to push our understanding forward, and take advantage of emerging materials technology.
Our frames are manufactured in our exclusive factory (Skybox). We founded this manufacturing facility ourselves because we wanted to be able to control how our designs were produced, to ensure quality control, and to make sure the advancements we design remain proprietary to us (we’re not being selfish, it just sucks when someone peers over your shoulder to get the answer you’ve worked hard to figure out). What’s more, if something needs improving, we have the capacity and capability to change it, before it gets into your hands.Santa Cruz Virtual Pivot Point (VPP®) Suspension Design
We’ve been using VPP® suspension since 2001. Rather than contracting a series of kooky inventors to try to build ever more complex and wack-a-doo suspension designs or proprietary shocks so the Marketing department has something to talk about, we’ve stuck with what is an extremely versatile and high-performance mechanism. VPP® is designed to work with the best available technology from suspension manufacturers that will be supported long-term. It doesn’t require novelty shocks and hardware that offers dubious long-term support.
VPP® can be optimized to strike the right balance between pedaling efficiency and all-out bump chomping prowess. The suspension on our cross-country bikes is tuned so that every ounce of energy a rider can generate is transferred to the forward trajectory. And our bigger-hitting, longer travel bikes are exceptionally capable of isolating impacts from the rider so they can ride harder with more confidence in the very worst terrain. Short counter-rotating links connect the front and rear triangles to create an extremely robust chassis. Simple linkages contain the pivot points to prevent slop from developing over time; grease ports make it serviceable; pivots run on large diameter axles and bearings, which we offer free lifetime replacement for.
Eagle-eyed riders may have noticed that we have two styles of the VPP® design now. The lower-link mounted shock configuration gives a very progressive rate with excellent small bump, mid-stroke support and great bottom out resistance. Ideal for bikes that are designed for challenging terrain. The upper-link mounted shock style that we use on other trail bikes gives more pedal platform, ideal for bikes that require maximum support and good bottom-out resistance to make them snappy handling, pedal-efficient flyers. Having control over a versatile design like this allows us to tune the suspension to the characteristics we most want for each application.
Recommended frame size
- S: 155 - 165 cm
- M: 165 - 175 cm
- L: 175 - 185 cm
- XL: 185 - 196 cm
Please note that pedals are not included!Model year: 2020Model year: 2020
Frame Carbon C 27.5" 170mm Travel VPP™ Colour Gloss Carbon Fork FOX 36 Float Performance 170 Travel 170 mm / 170 mm Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ Brakes SRAM Code R Brake discs Avid Centerline 200mm Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset Stem Race Face Aeffect R 50mm Handlebar Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 Bar grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips Saddle WTB Silverado Pro Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6 Crankset SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 32t - 165mm (XS), 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XXL) Bottom bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB Rear derailleur SRAM GX Eagle Gear shifters SRAM GX Eagle Chain guide E13 TRS+ 1x Guide ISCG05 Cassette SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T Chain SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD Front tyre Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5" EXO+ TR Rear tyre Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5" EXO+ TR Front hub DT 370 15x110 32H (28H w/Reserve upgrade) Rear hub DT 370 12x148 32H (28H w/Reserve upgrade) Spokes DT Competition (32) Rims Race Face AR Offset 30 27.5" Rims Pedals not included Other details Sealant: Stans Sealant 2oz Total weight 14.56 kg
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