Big mountain riding is a nomadic existence. Meeting friends in far flung car parks. Pinpointing trails you're not sure are even rideable. Sending the ones you know are. Shiny new bling gets battered, shattered and bruised. That's life. That's how it should be.
That's why the nomad exists.
Probably the most abused bike in our line up, every Nomad has a story to tell. But each Nomad we've made keeps coming back for more. It's not Stockholm Syndrome, it's called sealed bearings in all pivots, lower link grease port, shuttle guards and free bearing replacements. Why scrap a frame when a simple bearing service can make one last a lifetime? That's our stance on sustainability at least, and it's why our carbon fibre doesn't just mean lighter, it means tough as hell, lifetime warranty and crash replacement support.
There's no time for puzzling when on a road trip either. That's why we chose 27.5" wheels as the go-to for the wildest variety of riding styles and rider sizes. When peeling your bike out of the van at a new spot, your only question should be "is this a full-face or a half lid kinda ride?" The 64° head angle and 77° seat angle puts you in the sweet spot when winching up to the top of the big drop in. Meanwhile proportional chainstay lengths mean handling is never compromised, regardless of frame size.
And when we say big travel, we're not talking about your Transits odometer. We're talking 170mm of 38mm diameter fork and 170mm of VPP rear suspension compatible with both coil and air shocks. The details are completed by a neat mud flap to protect the rear shock plus tidy cable routing within the frame and swingarm and rubberised DT protectors to shrug off strikes.
So van-lifers unite. The Nomad is the kind of bike you need never worry about all summer long. Sorry we can't say the same for the locked public washrooms and parking tickets.
Fork Travel : 170mm
Fork Compatibility : 170-180mm
Frame Travel : 170mm
Shock Size : 230x62.5
ICSG-05 Tabs : Yes
Brake Mounts : 180mm Post Mount
Headset : Integrated (IS41/52)
Seatpost Diameter : 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Diameter : 36.4mm
BB Shell : 73mm Threaded
Max Tyre Size : 2.6"
Max Chaingring Size : 36t
Shock Mounting Bushing Front : 20x8
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear : 30x8
Fork - FOX 38 Float Performance Elite, 170mm, 27.5"
Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Select or RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select
Rear Derailleur - Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Shifter - Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Crankset - Shimano XT M8100, 32t
Cassette - Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
Chain - Shimano XT, 12spd
Brakes - Shimano XT 8120
Rotors - Shimano XT, Ice Tech, Centerlock, 203mm
Handlebars - Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser
Stem - Burgtec Enduro MK3
Grips - Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Headset - Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost - RockShox Reverb Stealth
Saddle - WTB Silverado Team Saddle
Front Tyre - Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO+, TR
Rear Tyre - Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO+