Santa Cruz Nomad 3.0 GX 2017
When our racers travel to big mountains like the Chilean Andes for the Andes-Pacifico, they bring their Nomads. One look at the terrain tells you why – it’s rough, steep and more worthy of being a World Cup DH course than an enduro stage. Under these circumstances, the Nomad’s aggressive 65-degree head angle delivers V10 handling at Syndicate speeds. 165mm of VPP™ travel is delivered via a V10-style upper link and neatly recessed lower link design that's been extended to the Bronson and 5010.
The Nomad is uncompromising in its purpose, and as such has been designed specifically around one-by drivetrains only. One-by offers a wide range of options for just about any kind of riding, and the design permits some seriously compact chainstays. On the front end of the bike, the rangy cockpit and relatively steep seat tube angle make for a surprisingly efficient pedaling position for such a capable descender. Internal cable routing comes courtesy of thin carbon fiber tubes molded into the frame from entry to exit, ensuring completely integrated, hassle-free routing every time.
This C-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our CC-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams more, due to the use of some less-expensive carbon fiber. Using this material doesn't impact the performance of the bike at all, but we have to use a bit more of it to make the bike to our exacting specifications, which results in the 280g weight gain.
Frame Material Carbon C
Fork Rock Shox Lyrik RC Solo Air 170
Shock Rock Shox Monarch Plus
Chainguide E13 TRS+ 1x Guide
Rear Dérailleur SRAM GX 1x11
Shifters SRAM GX
Chainring Size 32 Tooth
Crankset Race Face Aeffect AL
Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset
Cassette SRAM XG1150 10-42
Chain SRAM PC1130
Brakes SRAM Guide R
Brake Rotors Avid Centerline; 180mm
Headset Cane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing
Bars Race Face Chester, 785mm, 35mm clamp
Stem Raceface Turbine Basic 35mm clamp
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front Hub Novatec D541 Torque Cap; 15x110mm
Rear Hub Novatec D542; 12x142mm; 32h
Rims Race Face AR 30
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra TR; 27.5.x2.5
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR2 TR; 27.5x2.4
Tubes Stans Sealant
Seat Post Rockshox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M-L), 170mm (XL)
Saddle WTB Volt Race
We are a boutique-style bike store, offering specialized goods and services, staffed with cyclists, racers and experts in everything road, MTB and triathlon cycling.