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Santa Cruz Bicycles
Nomad CC Air Mountain Bike Frame

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Why We Like The Santa Cruz Nomad CC Air Mountain Bike Frame

From bombing down our local bike park to long days with steep climbs and steeper descents, the Santa Cruz Nomad is one of our favorite bikes to whip out when aggressive riding and steep terrain are in the forecast. The Nomad is an aggressive enduro bike that features slack geometry, a mixed-wheel setup, and 170mm of lower-link VPP suspension. The Nomad was designed to slay the roughest and rowdiest lines and still remain efficient enough to climb back up and do it all over again. With a slack 63.8-degree head tube angle, the Nomad gives us loads of confidence when we are sending it downhill by getting our front wheel farther ahead of us to provide us with more stability and confidence. Size-specific seat tube angles, averaging at 77.5 degrees, ensure every rider on a Nomad gets the same perfectly centered position to be as efficient as possible on the climb back up, no matter what size frame we have. The Nomad's mixed-wheel setup takes its capability even further, giving us essentially two bikes in one with the efficient rolling 29-inch wheel up front taking care of trail obstacles and maintaining the rolling speed, while the 27.5-inch rear tire gives us an enhanced turning radius and better agility. Size-specific chainstays ensure the optimal balanced and stable ride for all sizes, and a low top tube allows for more stand-over height to fit a broader range of riders. For the steepest and deepest trails, we flip the chip in the shock link, making our geometry lower, slacker, and longer for more confidence and a better center of gravity on steep trails. The Nomad is fitted with a Glovebox internal frame storage system that allows us to store our ride essentials in the frame's downtube. Additionally, integrated chainstay and downtube protectors keep our frame safe from rock strikes and chain slaps, while the shuttle guard allows us to throw our bike into the back of our truck bed so we can shuttle to the trailhead without worry about scratching or denting our downtube.

*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.


  • Aggressive enduro bike made to conquer the steepest trails
  • Carbon CC frame uses premium materials for optimal performance
  • 170mm of VPP suspension descends ruthlessly and climbs efficiently
  • Glovebox internal frame storage system holds our ride essentials
  • Integrated frame protection keeps our bike looking new
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Frame Material
Carbon CC
Wheel Size
[front 29in, [rear] 27.5in
Rear Shock
Fox Float Factory X2
Rear Travel
Fork Travel
[recommended] 170mm
Head Tube Diameter
1 1/8in - 1 1/2in
Headset Included
Bottom Bracket Type
Cable Routing
Brake Type
Hydraulic, post mount
Seatpost Diameter
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tire Clearance
[rear] 2.6in
Glovebox integrated frame storage, tool wallet, tube purse, downtube protector, chainstay protector, shock fender, shuttle guard, Flip chip, SRAM UDH compatible
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
[frame, handlebar, bottle cage] limited lifetime, [paint, finishes, decals] limited 3 year, [Reserve Carbon Wheel] limited lifetime

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