Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2021 Nomad 5 C XT

  • $9,049.99


In-Store Pickup Only

More travel than a white van

Big mountain riding is a nomadic existence. Meeting friends in farflung 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, a 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 fiber doesn’t just mean lighter, it means tough as hell backed up by a 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 widest 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-degree head angle and 77-degree seat angle puts you in the sweet spot when winching up to the top of a 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 Transit's 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 rubberized 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                  

FOX 38 Float Performance Elite, 170mm, 27.5"

Shock               

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Shock Options 

RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select+ (400 S, 450 M, 500 L-XL, 550 XXL)

Rear Derailleur

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Shifters            

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Crankset          

Shimano XT M8100, 32t                                                                      

Cassette           

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t

Chain               

Shimano XT, 12spd                                                                              

Bottom Bracket                                                                                                             

Shimano XT 68/73mm     

Brakes              

Shimano XT 8120                                                                                 

Brake Rotors   

Shimano XT RT-86, Ice Tech, 203mm/180mm

Headset           

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Bars                  

Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser

Stem                

Burgtec Enduro MK3                                                                           

Grips                

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub        

DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h

Rear Hub         

DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 28h

Rims                 

RaceFace ARC Offset 30 27.5"

Chainguide      

OneUp Bash                                                                                         

Spokes             

Sapim Race                                                                                           

Front Tire         

Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO+, TR

Rear Tire          

Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO+

Front Tire (Coil)        

Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP Double Down, TR

Rear Tire (Coil)         

Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR

Tubes               

Stans Sealant 2oz                                                                                 

Seat Post         

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle              

WTB Silverado Pro