The Nomad's reputation is built on consistently pushing the envelope on how lawless a single-crown bike can get while still remaining a capable daily driver.
The latest iteration nudged the travel and geometry further towards the outer limits, and we surprised ourselves at just how well-rounded it turned out.
The fourth generation design saw a dramatic shift to the lower-link mounted shock configuration. The shock rate is a short-travel version of the V10—which means feather-light small bump sensitivity right off the bat, supportive mid-stroke, and overall progression that you'd normally only experience on a DH bike.
To handle all this newfound capability, the geometry was adapted too. It's longer and lower-slung to ensure maximum stability and confidence on absolutely everything. At the same time, the Nomad’s still a trail bike. It pedals well and tackles valley-to-valley alpine runs and all-day missions without skipping a beat—a fact helped by its pedal-friendly seat tube angle and standard 170mm dropper post fit.
- Aluminum frame
- RockShox Yari RC 170 fork
- RockShox Super Deluxe Select rear shock
- WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 27.5 Rims with SRAM hubs
- Maxxis Assegai tires
- 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain
- Race Face Aeffect dropper seatpost
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Pedals sold separately
|Fork||RockShox Yari RC 170|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select|
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 27.5" Rims|
Front: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
|Spokes||DT Competition (32)|
Front: Maxxis Assegai 27.5x2.5 MaxxGRIP 3C
Rear: Maxxis Assegai 27.5x2.5 MaxxGRIP 3C
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG1230 11-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Handlebars||E13 TRS Base|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RE|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race Saddle|
|Seat Post||Race Face Aeffect 150mm|
|Accessories & Extras||E13 TRS Race SL ISCG05 chainguide|
* Subject to change without notice.