The Santa Cruz Nomad needs no introduction. If you do not know this bike you must have been under a rock, and not one of the rocks that the Nomad has skidded out of the way. It is the bike heavy hitting race machine that has taken the world by storm.
The fourth generation design sees a dramatic shift to the lower-link mounted shock configuration. This is the first time that learnings from years of V10 development have translated across to one of our trail bikes. The shock rate is now almost completely linear—which means feather-light small bump sensitivity right off the bat, a supportive midstroke and overall progression that you’d normally only experience on a DH bike. To keep the gravity vibe going we’ve ensured the Nomad can run both standard metric coil shocks and lighter air units to suit any preference.