Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2021 Nomad 5 CC X01 Reserve

  • $12,699.99

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.


FOX 38 Float Factory, 170mm, 27.5"


Fox Float X2 Factory 2-Position lever

Shock Options               

Fox DH X2 Factory Coil 2-Position Lever

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 Eagle


SRAM X01 Eagle


SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t


SRAM XG1295 Eagle 12spd 10-52t


SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD

Bottom Bracket       

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB



Brake Rotors   

Avid Centerline 200mm


Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset


Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser Bar


Burgtec Enduro MK3


Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub        

DT 350 15x110 28H

Rear Hub         

DT 350 148x12 28h XD


Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rims


OneUp Bash


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


Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post         

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6


WTB Silverado Team Saddle