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  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon S Reserve Complete Mountain Bike
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Santa Cruz BicyclesNomad
Carbon S Reserve Complete Mountain Bike
$6,499.00

Item # SNZ00HP

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Description

Go even faster.

With a reputation built on aggressively fast descents, catching air, and picking apart technical lines, then climbing back up to do it all again, the latest version of the Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon S Reserve Complete Mountain Bike has an adapted travel and geometry configured to ensure maximum stability and confidence on absolutely everything. This redesigned platform takes inspiration from the downhill-crushing V10, yet like all previous Nomads, it retains the ability to pedal back up for one last heart-pumping descent.

Santa Cruz built upon the idea that the Nomad should be less of a dedicated race bike and more of a gravity rig that you can actually 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 lap the resort park and shuttle downhill laps, then pedal along backcountry epics the very next day. The 65-degree head tube angle (in high setting) and longer reach keep things calm and comfortable on wicked descents, yet the steeper 74.5-degree seat tube angle puts you in an optimal pedaling position without struggling to shift your weight forward on steep climbs.

The flip-chip integrated into the swingarm provides the ability to fine-tune its geometry to your exact riding preferences and local terrain. Keep it in the high setting for a more efficient pedaling platform on rides with a mix of blistering descents and steep climbs. Conversely, you can switch it to the low setting for an even slacker geometry (head tube of 64.6 degrees) that's purely aimed on downhill laps at the resort and shuttle runs up the pass where climbing isn't an issue. Ultimately, its adjustable geometry lends the ability to push the bike to the absolute limit on lift-accessed days or retain more balance for earning your turns across large and imposing alpine terrain.

Moving to 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 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. And even though its shock rate is more linear, it doesn't sacrifice support deep into the travel, meaning it never feels harsh on bigger hits and downhill runs.

This build boasts a Carbon C frame, which retains the legendary stiffness and strength that first placed Santa Cruz on the map as leaders in carbon frame construction. It's decked out with SRAM's GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, which gives you the largest 1x gear range on the market. You'll find Fox's 36 Float Performance 170-millimeter fork paired with a RockShox Super Deluxe R air shock in the rear for an optimal balance of big-hit composure and small-bump suppleness. This rear shock gets metric sizing, which makes it all the more futureproof, should you decide to upgrade to a coil option down the road. Besides its impressive component spec, you'll be impressed with Santa Cruz's placement of protective bits—mainly with the shuttle guard that keeps your frame scratch-free, but also with the mud-blocking shuttle guard and aluminum ear cover that prevents dropped chains from damaging the rear swingarm.

  • Aggressive redesign pushes deeper into gravity realms
  • V10-inspired chassis with lower-link mounted shock
  • Adjustable flip-chip with high and low geometry settings
  • 74.5-degree seat tube angle optimizes pedaling efficiency
  • Longer reach shifts weight forward for better traction
  • Carbon C frame is impressively stiff and reliably strong
  • Protective details: shuttle guard, shock fender, aluminum ear cover
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain + RockShox Super Deluxe R air shock
Tech SpecsGeometry
Tech Specs
Frame Material
Carbon C
Suspension
VPP
Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe R
Rear Travel
170mm
Fork
Fox 36 Float Performance
Front Travel
170mm
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle (12-speed)
Front Derailleur
n/a
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle (12-speed)
ISCG Tabs
yes, ISCG05
Crankset
SRAM Stylo 7K DUB
Chainring Sizes
32t
Crank Arm Length
[x-small - small] 170mm, [medium - x-large] 175mm
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB
Bottom Bracket Type
BSA threaded
Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle (12-speed)
Cassette Range
10 - 50t
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle (12-speed)
Brakeset
SRAM Code R
Brake Type
hydraulic disc
Rotors
200mm Avid Centerline
Handlebar
Race Face Aeffect R
Grips
Santa Cruz Palmdale
Stem
Race Face Aeffect R
Stem Length
50mm
Saddle
WTB Silverado Pro
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth
Wheelset
Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon
Hubs
DT Swiss 370
Front Axle
15mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm
Tires
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF 3C Silkshield, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C Silkshield
Tire Size
[front] 27.5 x 2.5in, [rear] 27.5 x 2.4in
Pedals
not included
Recommended Use
downhill, enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime on frame
Geometry

High

 
XSSMLXL
a Seat Tube
14.76in15.35in16.54in17.72in18.9in
b Effective Top Tube
21.26in22.56in23.46in24.37in25.71in
c Stack
22.99in23.35in23.7in24.06in24.41in
d Reach
15.35in16.54in17.32in18.11in19.29in
e Stand Over
27.95in28.03in28.66in28.58in28.5in
f Head Tube
3.54in3.94in4.33in4.72in5.12in
g Head Tube Angle
6565656565
h Seat Tube Angle
74.574.574.574.574.5
i Bottom Bracket Height
     
j Bottom Bracket Drop
0.39in0.39in0.39in0.39in0.39in
k Chainstay
16.93in16.93in16.93in16.93in16.93in
l Wheelbase
44.65in45.98in46.93in47.91in49.25in

Low

 
XSSMLXL
a Seat Tube
14.76in15.35in16.54in17.72in18.9in
b Effective Top Tube
21.3in22.6in23.54in24.45in25.75in
c Stack
23.11in23.46in23.82in24.17in24.53in
d Reach
15.2in16.38in17.17in17.95in19.13in
e Stand Over
27.72in27.8in28.43in28.35in28.27in
f Head Tube
3.54in3.94in4.33in4.72in5.12in
g Head Tube Angle
64.664.664.664.664.6
h Seat Tube Angle
74.174.174.174.174.1
i Bottom Bracket Height
     
j Bottom Bracket Drop
0.59in0.59in0.59in0.59in0.59in
k Chainstay
16.97in16.97in16.97in16.97in16.97in
l Wheelbase
44.69in46.02in47.01in47.95in49.29in
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