Nomad Carbon CC X01 Eagle Air Mountain Bike
Why We Like The Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon CC X01 Eagle Air Mountain Bike
From enduro racing to sending gnarly lines, the Santa Cruz Nomad is at the top of our list of highly capable mixed-wheel shred sleds. Purpose-built around a mixed-wheel setup, the Nomad gets a 29-inch wheel up front for navigating black-diamond descents with ease and a playful 27.5-inch rear wheel for popping off jumps and roosting berms. 170mm of VPP rear travel ensures the Nomad is ready for whatever we throw at it, and it sports a revamped leverage curve with lower anti-squat values to minimize the harshness from square-edge impacts. A downhill-esque 63.5-degree headtube angle (low position) gives us the stability at speed we demand for high-speed enduro courses, while a steep seat tube angle puts us in a comfortable and efficient pedaling position for long stage transfers. Santa Cruz didn't leave any stone unturned with the new Nomad and added an in-frame Glovebox storage compartment allowing us to stash tools, snacks, and even a spare layer.
The Nomad Carbon CC X01 Eagle Air is smartly spec'd with high-end components that shave as much weight as possible while maintaining the durability and dependability needed for enduro racing. The ultra-light Carbon CC frame construction gets a size-specific layup process, ensuring every size rider gets the same balanced ride feel. The SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain handles our shifting duties with precision and gives us a wide gear range so we're not feeling over or under-geared out on the course. Factory-level Fox suspension components supply a plush yet responsive ride feel with a seemingly bottomless Float X2 shock and a torsionally-stiff 170mm Factory 38 fork. 4-piston SRAM Code RSC brakes give us the speed modulation we demand for tackling steep sections, while a pair of Race Face ARC Offset 30 perfectly balances stiffness and compliance for a smooth ride. The Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon CC X01 Eagle Air Mountain Bike is just begging for us to take a no-holds-barred approach to our next enduro race or big mountain outing.
*Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Mixed-wheel bike for enduro racing and big mountain freeride
- Carbon CC frame construction is responsive and lightweight
- Mixed-wheel design offers rollover prowess and agile playfulness
- 170mm of VPP suspension provides tons of extra traction
- Fox Factory 38 fork tracks predictably with 170mm of travel
- SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain shifts smoothly every time
- Downtube Glovebox storage stashes on-trail essentials and snacks
- Carbon handlebar and cranks shave off precious grams
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