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Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad Carbon CC XX1 Reserve RCT Air Complete Mountain Bike - 2018

Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad Carbon CC XX1 Reserve RCT Air Complete Mountain Bike - 2018
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Description

Pedal to the metal.

More heavy metal than classical in composition, the fourth-gen Nomad loves nothing more than dropping into raucous downhills, sending A-line jumps, and ripping the steepest lines on the mountain. The fourth-gen Nomad gets a rowdy redesign with a V10-inspired chassis mated to an elongated wheelbase and super-slack geometry that screams of aggression. You'll find thoughtful details protecting the Nomad's sensitive regions—from a cleanly integrated shuttle guard to the mud-blocking shock fender and aluminum ear cover that protects the swingarm from dropped chains.

While the previous generation Nomad was aimed squarely at enduro racing, the newest version is less of a dedicated race bike and more of a gravity/freeride rig that you can pedal uphill without struggling like other long-travel sleds. Think of it as a freeride bike for riders seeking one that's versatile enough to destroy lift-accessed downhills and park laps, then pedal along backcountry epics the next day. The 65-degree head tube angle (high setting) and longer reach keep things calm and comfortable on wicked descents, yet the steeper 75-degree seat tube angle puts you in an optimal pedaling position, so you're never struggling to shift your weight forward on climbs.

The flip-chip integrated into the swingarm gives you the ability to fine-tune its geometry to your exact riding preferences and local terrain. Keep it in the stock high setting for a more efficient pedaling platform or switch it to the low setting for an even slacker geometry (64.6 degrees) that's purely focused on gravity disciplines. Ultimately, its adjustable geometry lends the ability to push the bike to the absolute limit on downhills or retain more balance for earning your turns across imposing alpine terrain.

Delving into the revised shock placement, the engineers at Santa Cruz sought to achieve a more linear shock rate with the fourth-gen Nomad, much like you'd find with the V10. The VPP suspension is driven by a lower-link mounted coil shock, marking a radical departure from the likes of Bronson and Hightower. This revised shock placement eliminates the Nomad's previous tendencies to settle in the middle of its travel, meaning it feels more active and tracks to the ground noticeably better across steep descents and rugged terrain. Even though its shock rate is more linear, it doesn't sacrifice support deep into the travel, so it never feels harsh on bigger hits and steep trails requiring most of its travel.

This build achieves its lightweight disposition from a XX1 drivetrain alongside the Carbon CC frame, making it more lively and efficient than many long-travel bruisers. We don't have any definitive figures on hand for its weight savings, but a typical Carbon CC frame weighs about eight to nine ounces lighter than Carbon C versions. It's running SRAM's crisp-shifting XX1 drivetrain with a massive 10 to 50-tooth cassette giving you the largest range of usable gears from a 1x configuration.

Another detail to note, this Nomad Carbon CC comes with a RockShox Super Deluxe Air RCT shock, versus the coil shock available on other Carbon CC builds. This air shock not only shaves significant weight for greater efficiency, but it's also a great choice for rider seeking greater tunability from their rear shock with a bit more end-stroke progression to prevent harshness on bigger hits. We think the air shock is best for the majority of riders pedaling up before descending, versus those using the Nomad strictly as a mini downhill bike.

  • Aggressive redesign pushes further into gravity realms
  • V10-inspired chassis with lower-link mounted air shock
  • Adjustable flip-chip with high and low geometry settings
  • 75-degree seat tube angle optimizes pedaling efficiency
  • Longer reach shifts weight forward for better traction
  • Carbon CC frame drops weight without sacrificing strength
  • Protective details: shuttle guard, shock fender, aluminum ear cover
  • XX1 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain + RockShox Super Deluxe Air RCT shock

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
Carbon CC
Suspension:
VPP
Rear Shock:
RockShox Super Deluxe Air RCT
Rear Travel:
170mm
Fork:
RockShox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air
Front Travel:
170mm
Headset:
Cane Creek 110, Integrated
Shifters:
SRAM XX1 Eagle 12-speed
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM XX1 Eagle 12-speed
ISCG Tabs:
yes, w/E13 TRS+ 1x Guide
Crankset:
SRAM XX1 Eagle
Bottom Bracket:
English
Crank Arm Length:
170mm
Cassette:
SRAM XG1295, (10-50t)
Chain:
SRAM XX1 Eagle Powerlock
Brakeset:
SRAM Code RSC
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
Avid Centerline, 180mm
Handlebar:
Santa Cruz Carbon, 35mm
Handlebar Width:
800mm
Grips:
Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on
Saddle:
WTB Silverado SLT
Seatpost:
RockShox Reverb Stealth, [S] 125mm, [M] 150mm, [L, XL] 170mm
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6mm
Wheelset:
E13 TRS, 30mm
Hubs:
Industry Nine Torch
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm BOOST
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm BOOST
Tires:
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR
Tire Size:
[front] 27.5 x 2.5in, [rear] 27.5 x 2.4in
Recommended Use:
freeride, enduro
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame

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Geometry Chart

Santa Cruz

Geometry Chart

 

Nomad
High
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
XS 14.76in 21.26in 22.99in 15.35in 27.95in 3.54in 65° 74.5° 0.39in 16.93in 44.65in
S 15.35in 22.56in 23.35in 16.54in 28.03in 3.94in 65° 74.5° 0.39in 16.93in 45.98in
M 16.54in 23.46in 23.7in 17.32in 28.66in 4.33in 65° 74.5° 0.39in 16.93in 46.93in
L 17.72in 24.37in 24.06in 18.11in 28.58in 4.72in 65° 74.5° 0.39in 16.93in 47.91in
XL 18.9in 25.71in 24.41in 19.29in 28.5in 5.12in 65° 74.5° 0.39in 16.93in 49.25in
Low
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
XS 14.76in 21.3in 23.11in 15.2in 27.72in 3.54in 64.6° 74.1° 0.59in 16.97in 44.69in
S 15.35in 22.6in 23.46in 16.38in 27.8in 3.94in 64.6° 74.1° 0.59in 16.97in 46.02in
M 16.54in 23.54in 23.82in 17.17in 28.43in 4.33in 64.6° 74.1° 0.59in 16.97in 47.01in
L 17.72in 24.45in 24.17in 17.95in 28.35in 4.72in 64.6° 74.1° 0.59in 16.97in 47.95in
XL 18.9in 25.75in 24.53in 19.13in 28.27in 5.12in 64.6° 74.1° 0.59in 16.97in 49.29in

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