Santa Cruz Nomad 3.0 XX1 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 CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.
Frame Material Carbon CC
Fork Rock Shox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 170
Shock Rockshox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair
Chainguide E13 TRS+ 1x Guide
Rear Dérailleur SRAM XX1 Eagle
Shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle
Chainring Size 32 Tooth
Crankset SRAM XX1 Eagle
Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset
Cassette SRAM XG1295; 10-50t
Chain SRAM XX1 Eagle Powerlock
Brakes SRAM Guide Ultimate
Brake Rotors Avid Centerline; 180mm
Headset Cane Creek 110 series tapered, cartridge bearing
Bars Santa Cruz Carbon 800mm Bar, 35mm clamp
Stem Race Face Turbine R; 35mm
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front Hub Industry Nine Torch Torque Cap; 110x15mm Industry Nine Torch Torque Cap; 110x15mm
Rear Hub Industry Nine Torch; 142x12mm Industry Nine Torch; 142x12mm
Rims Race Face ARC 30 m70/30 ENVE Rims with custom color options
Spokes DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
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 Silverado SLT
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