Hot News: Santa Cruz releases 27.5-inch Nomad Carbon

27.5 Enduro News

Photo © Santa Cruz Bicycles

Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon 27.5 Key Stats
  • 165mm VPP suspension
  • New compact lower link and V10-style upper link
  • Full carbon frame and swingarm in S, M, L & XL sizes
  • Single-chain-ring-only design
  • Internal routing
  • 27.5-inch wheels, with new carbon ENVE M70 option
  • RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air160mm fork
  • RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair or Vivid Air RC2 shock
  • Frame weight from 6.2 pounds
  • Complete from 27.1 pounds

Photo © Santa Cruz Bicycles

  • Internal routing made from molded carbon tubes
  • 31.6mm seat tube: accommodates 150mm dropper seat posts
  • Bottle cage mounts within front triangle: works with piggyback shock
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protectors
  • Forged aluminum upper link and lower link
  • Single recessed grease port on lower link: feeds all for four bearings
  • Collet axle pivots: lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Angular contact bearings on collet pivot axles
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
  • Co-molded aluminum hardware on frame pivots
  • Carbon ISCG-05 tabs
  • 142 mm rear axle spacing
  • Threaded BB: creak-free riding and easy installation
  • 5 year warranty
  • Lifetime bearings and crash replacement warranty

Shipping April 1, 2014—now

  • $2,999 frame only
  • $6,599 complete, SRAM X01
  • $7,999 complete, SRAM XX1

Video: Not only is there an intro video for the new Nomad Carbon, there’s even a director’s cut.

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  • Loll says:

    When will the aluminum version come out?

  • gringo says:

    Ed. please note that frame comparison overlays are easier to understand when you use the BB as the ‘same’ point. as you have it here with HT’s lined up it’s difficult to compare CS length ST length, etc….maybe try again?
    Thats how we do it in the industry.


    • joeg says:

      gringo, the BB lining up works well if the BB height is the same, but when the wheel diameter, fork length and BB heights are all different its hard to find a point of reference. I think at that point, its better to use the ground and do an overlay of two bikes not two frames

  • roger says:

    I just ordered the frame to build up 26″ w/ 66 up front.

  • Deano says:

    I totally agree with Gringo’s comments. The BB is the common contact point when on the bike. From here you can then see the reach, stack, axle drop all in context.

    The bottom link upper pivot location has me intrigued, thinking that this location is very similar to the DW link.


    • Bob says:

      I was think exactly the same thing, starting to look a lot less like VPP and more like DW Link… What does that say about VPP if Santra Cruz is copying DW?

  • tyrebyter says:

    The video was silly. Not sure what that trail had to do with 160mm bikes, but the soundtrack almost saved it.

  • Tom Jones says:

    Love the Yeti turquoise frame and shorts being warn. Nice, not do subtle, marketing ploy.

  • Nick Weinstock says:

    Great Video, Love the Santa Cruz bikes.

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