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Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad Carbon - SPX AM Complete Bike

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At just over 28 pounds, you might think the Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon SPX with All-Mountain build is a fully-rigid carbon XC race rig. Wrong. The Nomad Carbon is packin' 6 inches of travel front and rear. It also has one of the toughest frames on this big blue ball. That's right -- the Nomad carbon can handle more punishment than most DH bikes due to Santa Cruz's ingenious one-piece carbon layup.

  • One-piece carbon layup front triangle, including junctions, shock mounts, and pivot points, increases frame strength while reducing frame weight
  • Rock Shox Lyrik RC2 DH fork with nearly 6.5 inches of travel takes a beating and begs for more
  • Race-proven Shimano Deore XT drivetrain provides the perfect balance of light weight and durability for slaying the mountain up and down
  • Tried-and-true DT Swiss wheelset won't weigh you down on the climb and handles punishment like a wrecking ball or an anvil or other punishment-handling stuff

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Pivot Type:
Rear Travel:
160 mm
Rear Shock:
Fox Float RP23
1.125 - 1.5 mm Cane Creek 40
RockShox Lyric 160RC2C SA
Front Travel:
160 mm
Rear Axle:
135 x 10 mm
DT Swiss EX500
DT Swiss 350
14 / 15 gauge DT Swiss
Front Derailleur:
Shimano M780
Front Derailleur Mount:
34.9 mm top swing-top pull
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano M780 SGS (XT) 10-speed
Shimano M780 (XT) 10spd
Shimano M780 (XT)
Chain Rings:
42 / 32 / 24 T
Crank Arm Length:
[large] 175 mm
Bottom Bracket:
Shimano XT
Brake Levers:
Shimano XT
Brake Calipers:
Shimano XT
Rear Rotor:
160 mm Ice Tech
Front Rotor:
180 mm Ice Tech
Easton Haven
Handlebar Width:
711 mm
Handlebar Rise:
Lizard Skin Peaty lock on
Stem Length:
[large] 75 mm
Shimano HG74
11 - 36 T Shimano M771
Maxxis High Roller
Tire Size:
26 in x 2.35 in
Valve Stem:
Thomson Elite
Seatpost Diameter:
30.9 mm
Seatpost Length:
[large] 410 mm
Seat Collar:
34.9 mm quick-release
WTB Volt
2794 g
Measured Effective Top-Tube Length:
[large] 23.8 in
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years on frame

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5 5

Santa Cruz Nomad C

This bike drives itself. Perfect all mountain geometry, excellent wheels and suspension travel. Overall this bike was well put together. Check Santa Cruz's lab in the link below.

Santa Cruz Nomad C
5 5

Takes biking to another level

I just picked up one of these but with the talas 160 up front. Have finally had a chance to take it on all sorts of terrain and have been blown away with how sick this rig is. It eats up everything and climbs better than my old superlight. Stop telling yourself no and just pick one up. I guarantee you will not look back once to get on it.