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Santa Cruz 2021 Nomad 5 C XT - Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2021 Nomad 5 C XT

  • $9,049.99


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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  

* Specifications are subject to change without notice