The Nomad's reputation is built on consistently pushing the envelope on how lawless a single-crown bike can get while still remaining a capable daily driver.
The latest iteration nudged the travel and geometry further towards the outer limits, and we surprised ourselves at just how well-rounded it turned out.
The fourth generation design saw a dramatic shift to the lower-link mounted shock configuration. The shock rate is a short-travel version of the V10—which means feather-light small bump sensitivity right off the bat, supportive mid-stroke, and overall progression that you'd normally only experience on a DH bike.
To handle all this newfound capability, the geometry was adapted too. It's longer and lower-slung to ensure maximum stability and confidence on absolutely everything. At the same time, the Nomad’s still a trail bike. It pedals well and tackles valley-to-valley alpine runs and all-day missions without skipping a beat—a fact helped by its pedal-friendly seat tube angle and standard 170mm dropper post fit.
- Carbon C frame
- FOX 36 Float Performance 170 fork
- RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ rear shock
- Race Face AR Offset 30 27.5 Rims
- 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain
- RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost
|Fork||FOX 36 Float Performance 170mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+|
|Rims/Wheels||Race Face AR Offset 30 27.5" Rims|
|Hubs||Front: DT 370 15x110
Rear: DT 370 12x148
|Tires||Front: Maxxis Assegai 27.5x2.5" EXO+ TR
Rear: Maxxis Assegai 27.5x2.5" EXO+ TR
|Crankset||SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Aeffect R 35x780mm|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R 50mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Code R|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm|