Santa Cruz Nomad AL 27.5 - R1 Kit - Gloss Ink-Gold

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keyboard_arrow_right Description

Santa Cruz Nomad AL - R1 Kit

V10 handling at Syndicate speeds
The Nomad's reputation is built on consistently pushing the envelope of how DH a bike can get while still remaining usable on most trails. With each iteration we nudge the travel and geometry further towards the outer limits, and each time we surprise ourselves at just how completely rideable the end result remains.
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.
Full shock compatibility creates challenges when trying to cram everything into the precious bottom bracket area. But the continued evolution of our carbon tech means we're able to create a svelte, strong, swingarm/front triangle combo that's as much art as it is engineering.
We even managed to squeeze in a flip-chip feature on the lower link too. Think of the high setting as "regular", the way the bike's mostly meant to be ridden, and the low setting as being closer to full on DH status.
To handle all this new-found capability the geometry has adapted too. It's longer and lower-slung than ever to ensure maximum stability and confidence on absolutely everything.
The whole package is crowned with a raft of subtle yet essential details. Bolt-on downtube protectors and shuttle guards act as a helmet for your frame—a replaceable front line against abuse. An integrated shock fender has also been added to keep crud out of the suspension.


keyboard_arrow_right Features

  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 170mm VPP™ suspension
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Bolt-on shuttle guard and downtube protector
  • Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Forged upper and lower links
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
  • Radial contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Recessed lower link protected from rock strikes
  • Single grease port on lower link for swift and easy maintenance
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • keyboard_arrow_right Specifications

    • Kit: R
    • Weight: 15.07kg / 33.22lbs
    • Fork: RockShox Yari RC 170
    • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Air R
    • Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX Long Cage
    • Shifters: SRAM NX
    • Crankset: Race Face Aeffect 30T (170mm)
    • Cassette: SRAM XG1150 CS 10-42T
    • Chain: SRAM PC1110
    • Bottom Bracket: 
    • Brakes: SRAM Guide R
    • Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline 200mm
    • Headset: Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
    • Bars: Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm Rise
    • Stem: Race Face Ride 50mm
    • Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
    • Front Hub: Novatec D711 Front Hub 15x110
    • Rear Hub: Novatec D462 Rear Disc Hub 12x148 (XD)
    • Rims: WTB ST i25 TCS 27.5
    • Spokes: DT Competition (28)
    • Nipples: Sapim Secure Lock Brass Nipples 14mm (28)
    • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion 27.5x2.50 DHF 3C EXO TR
    • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion 27.5x2.40 DHR II EXO TR
    • Tubes: Stans Sealant 2oz
    • Seat Post: RF Aeffect 31.6 Dropper
    • Saddle: WTB Volt Race

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