First Look: 2014 Santa Cruz Nomad

Apr 1, 2014
by Mike Kazimer  


santa cruz nomad teal
santa cruz nomad dimensions

Completely Redesigned

The new Nomad sends the all mountain category into Andean Mountain sized territory. Now in its third generation, the full carbon frame has been completely redesigned to stay ahead of enduro racing’s ever-more DH trajectory.

Aggressive Geometry

An aggressive 65 degree head angle delivers V10 handling at Syndicate speeds. We've also added a V10-style upper link, increased VPP travel to 165mm and improved small bump performance.

Recessed Link

The one-by only design also permits a neatly recessed and protected lower link, resulting in some seriously compact chain stays.

santa cruz nomad rear triangle

Longer Reach

With an inch more reach in the cockpit, the Nomad's got the ideal geometry for tearing down the side of Chilean stratovolcanoes!

Internal Routing

And as ever with carbon technology, it's what's on the inside that counts. The internal cable routing is so trick it's a shame it never sees the light of day. Thin carbon fibre tubes molded into the frame from entry to exit, ensuring completely integrated hassle-free routing every time.

VPP Efficiency

The ground-up redesign incorporates a steeper seat tube angle, creating an efficient pedaling position for total liaison stage domination. Read more about VPP here.

Custom Colours

Available now in stealth black or aqua/magenta colors with coordinated fork and wheel decals, the new Nomad shows just how rad things can get with some single-ring-minded focus.

santa cruz nomad black

Key Facts

• 165mm VPP suspension
• New compact lower link and V10-style upper link
• Full carbon frame and swingarm in S, M, L & XL sizes
• Single-chain-ring-only design
• Internal routing
• 27.5” wheels, with new carbon ENVE M70 option
• RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air160mm fork
• RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair or Vivid Air RC2 shock
• USA pricing from $6,599 complete for SRAM X01 build, inc. Reverb Stealth
• $2,999 frame only
• Frame weight from 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg)
• Complete from 27.1 lbs (12.3kg)

Availability

• Shipping April 1, 2014

www.santacruzbicycles.com

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359 Comments

  • + 182
 Much fancy. So carbon. Such money. Wow.
  • + 18
 Nomage
  • + 9
 its a Ferrari having a V12 engine.
  • + 6
 oh my gerhd!
  • + 11
 *er mah Wink
  • + 16
 That black frame is a sassy beast. The weight is down and now I'm interested. All the old Nomad owners are getting tight.
  • + 3
 That is one sexy beast!!! Mclovin the stealth black build...
  • + 4
 Im on my 2013 flat black NOMAD-C now and I simply love her! The only thing I see better here is the internal routing(which is sick IMO). She is pretty much unstoppable on the downs and climbs like a monkey in heat!
LONG LIVE THE NOMAD-C!
  • - 14
flag E-ROG (Apr 1, 2014 at 7:36) (Below Threshold)
 Why did they make a chick bike targeted at dudes.?.?.? What is going on in Santa Cruz CA...or is the teal & pink bike meant for the ladies? Specs & geometry look amazing, internal guided cable routing is awesome, black bike looks bad-to-the-bone! Have to look and see when & where SC demo days will be this season, would love to ride this & the new Slash before buying.
  • - 22
flag scary1 (Apr 1, 2014 at 7:37) (Below Threshold)
 Wait.
That sissy pants, blue bike with pink stickers ISN'T an April fools joke?!

Man, I can't figure which way is up today.

Maybe the joke is that it is isn't supposed to be a joke, so you're double tricked?
  • + 6
 Pink + Teal = Swagger

Nice job, SC!

Curious, though...more rear travel than front?
  • + 14
 Pivot could learn a thing or two about logo placement... what a beauty.
  • + 5
 I don't understand. This is the same price as a tracer carbon with an x01 build, and there's even a less expensive tracer model with xt and fox, yet everyone seemed to be shitting themselves over the price. What happened?!
  • - 14
flag TheDeadSailor (Apr 1, 2014 at 8:39) (Below Threshold)
 Whoa! Are you guys LE redditors too??!?! LE LE XDDDD bacon narwhals. Stfu and stop this doge bullshit
  • - 21
flag scary1 (Apr 1, 2014 at 8:52) (Below Threshold)
 Seriously? I get negged for that?!
Some of you have been so immasculated over the last 30 years, surprised if you even have any testosterone left in your bodies.
If I see some "dude "on the trail with this hipster, vulva bike...We are f***in arm wrestling right there in the dirt!
Be ready, PUNK!
  • + 21
 Over the last 8-10 years most of my bikes have been from santa cruz, Ive been looking a getting a new Am bike for a while and loving santa cruz bikes am really impressed with the new nomad, but why no 26" option? Im not against 29ers or 650b at all but I have a garage full of 26" wheels, tires and forks, do I have to throw them away now Frown not happy Frown
  • + 5
 Buy closeouts, profit.
  • + 5
 Sissy pants aren't worn because of the color, and one isn't any less badass for riding a blue bike with pink wheel decals... That is, if you can shred this rig like its suppose to be shredded. If not, then yes, you should be worried about looking like a 'sissy'.
  • - 14
flag E-ROG (Apr 1, 2014 at 9:57) (Below Threshold)
 Dude walks into a store to buy a t-shirt. Store has t-shirts available in every color you can think of. Dude says to the store clerk "I'll take the PINK one". Clerk asks, "is it a gift for your girlfriend"? Enough said...
  • + 8
 If in doubt, slacken it out
  • + 19
 Funny that everyone complaining about the pink and teal paint job is flipping out and writing comments on a website called... wait for it... Pinbike!!!

On the other hand, how could you pass up that black paint job?
  • + 2
 The teal bike is soooo 80'...
Back in time I would have ride it any time at Mamoth Kamikaze with a pair of Razorblades.
@ bmar
Effectively, you can pinbike on Pinkbike...
  • + 3
 Pinbike??
  • + 1
 @dbox123, this season they still built and shipped a bunch of the classic 26" nomad! they aren't pushing them on their site of course, but a lot of retailers should have them.
  • - 2
 If they dropped the magenta/pink for say... orange/goldenrod, sales would go up. Slap on some other gold ano bits, and that would be on fine looking rig! Of course, you could always go to a sign shop and have them make the custom colour decals...
  • + 12
 Ok, I feel compelled to get in on the Pink discussion. F*@#$king hell people, it's a color! It either looks good or it doesn't. Colors don't mean gender or anything else but........ wait for it....... COLOR. It's your social brainwashing that makes you believe that there are masculine and feminine colors.

I actually think of it a bit differently. You better shred on a LOUD colored bike, because you are naturally drawing a lot of attention to yourself. If you suck with bright/loud colors on... people are going to notice. If you can shred, choice of colors be damned. Have you seen the modern kits some people wear? compared to most of that crap, this color way looks SICK!
  • + 2
 ONLY A FIVE YEAR FRAME WARRANTY… WHAT!?!?
  • + 8
 @richierocket... don't you think if it survives 5 years of riding it is probably free of manufacture defects??? Probably 1% of original owners will still own them in 5 years anyway.
  • + 0
 wtf it was whole lotta love but it wasn't the right lyrics
  • + 2
 V10 has more rear than front. You can always get a lyrik if you ate worried about it.
  • + 1
 Lyric is only 26. I prefer more rear travel because I like to have a softer shock
  • + 1
 The lyrik can use the pike lowers. I'm sure the 650b model will be out in a couple months.
  • + 1
 speechless...
  • - 1
 @ironxcross I've never really liked the nomad1-2, or carbon, didnt really like the curved toptube where it dips down to the pivot on the top link, I know it rides awesome but if Im going to pay £2.5k for a frame asthetics is also a consideration.

This reminds me of the old SC vp-free, i was gutted when they stopped production, i had one of those and it was awesome, anyone remember Randy Spangler shredding a vp-free on drop in Tv? (I am so old now).

www.pinkbike.com/photo/1461453
  • + 1
 There are now 6 pages of used Nomads for sale in the PB Buy/ Sale page as of today! Pump and dump, good move Santa Cruz!
  • + 2
 Hah ya I totally agree I always hated the curvy lines of the Nomad. Lucky for me I'm a fan of 27.5 so this new release was great news all around. I'm pumped that they fixed the aesthetics, updated the geo, and incorporated 27.5s. Certainly bad news for those hoping to get a burly 26" AM bike... but if that's your jam there's always the enduro evo.
  • - 1
 @ Dbox123,
I still ride the VP-Free haha check it out on my page! I love it. And yeah i agree these Nomad's look are similar in look, just without the seatpost mast. I do wish they went bigger on the rear travel, I'm hoping my VP-Free (with next upgrade of angle-set, 1x offset bushing, already short-shocked) will fill that role with a fairly close geo and a 64.5HA, 14.3"BB, but with 195mm (7.75") of rear travel.

I do wonder, does the rear of this nomad still use 8.5x2.5? This is all theory crafting, but I'm thinking one could put on a 8.75x2.75 shock, then 1 offset bushing (shock mount) to help the top linkage to clear the seattube or to push up the shock a bit in case of clearance issue/even things out. HA at this point is 65.5deg, then an angleset of 1.0deg to put it down by a 64.5deg. BB would rise a miniscule amount because of larger shock (+ offset reduces the BB height). So 185mm rear travel, 170-180 fork up front, 64.5HA...sounds nice. Imo, you either go mini-DH rear travel, or go home..
  • + 3
 what ru talking about spicy-mike?? Thanks to modern geometry and suspension tech. you dont need to have 170mm of travel....you might need a little more skill but there is no way that you would be able to out ride a Nomad...
  • + 0
 Lol /facepalm. Just reread what you said. This only entails someone who would like a Mini-DH bike with 180mm travel and discussing a said theory for

Why don't you start doing some full-on DH with 160mm, etc. What are you going to do, Up the PSI past the point of stupidity? Up the HSC/LSC and sacrifice ride quality? A guy can do a DH with 100mm of travel, pro or not, and say he/she did it. That's not the point. The point is someone wants to have a specific machine that is more tailored to mini-dh for example. With such an aggressive geo, it seems pretty odd to go halfway on geo then lower rear travel. I only stated that what if you wanted to up the travel to 180mm.
  • + 1
 If you put a 222x76 on it you'd get 173mm travel. 2 offset bushings would have you 2mm too long though, effectively 218x76. I wonder if it would have the space....
  • + 47
 That thing looks great. Longer front, shorter rear, slacker head angle. 65 degrees for 27.5 that is really aggro! No front mech option - thank you, more of those please, the new generation of MTBers will thank any company ditching front mechs. Also no Fox shock in the back is a big plus. I am really impressed Santa Cruz!
  • + 0
 The Pike is the fork of the day (for some reason the industry is ignoring the Marzocchi 55CR which is an awesome fork... now 650b perhaps?). I had a Monarch Plus RC3 though and I thought it was shit.... maybe that's just air shocks in general?

This new bike looks great overall though. Basically what I've been looking for for the past 18 years. A light carbon bike with medium travel and slack angles to be used for majority DH riding. 65 deg HA is going to climb like shit but who cares as long as it rips on the downs?
  • + 1
 I have a transition C covert... It has DH geometry and destroys descents. But my buddy has a C Bronson.. His bike climbs 5x better than mine and nothing to complain about on descents. I was thinking if the bronson had a little more aggressive geometry and 160 or 165mm travel it would be THE PERFECT trail bike..... so much for being in love with my C Covert >,
  • + 0
 Right now I am riding Blur Trc with CTD Float, Factory tune and... it is crap. Honestly if I go ride my hardtail and feel more confident on board of it, and way better it general, then sumting is wong!

I will ask my friends to lend me 2010 Fox 36Rc2 Float and 2014 Pike. 36 RC2 had a bladder pressurizing the system just like Pike has now, I am suspecting that apart from 250g difference, not much changed... I am after making a series of articles about true innovation, true performance in bike products, I do not buy the argument that everything new is better. Just as you say, AIR is not exactly the remedy, but it is the most often played ball. However I think it is about a package: spring, damper, chassis. I have Sektor with coil spring, and it is pure crap, it dives more than Fox Float RLC.
  • + 5
 I'm currently running a bronson with 160 solo air pike and mm tune monarch+ shock and to be honest I can't fault either. With the lightness of the bike and the VPP suspension the bike tends to skip across the top of bumps so you do need a shock that can't take quick consecutive hits without s***ting its shelf.
  • + 4
 I just got bike envy and i ride a Mojo HD lol, good stuff SantaCruz!
  • + 15
 Is this a post for the new Nomad, or where you complain if you have a couple of crappy forks?
  • + 1
 biggest problem is that fox has not addressed a VPP tune in there shocks. My intense tracer has the same issue as all vpp bikes. sag is insane, but ride is incredible. If you ask me the 2013 nomad was the one to own. so fewer options on this bike. Thats just my opinion I guess.
  • - 1
 Nobody can make a shock tune for a counter rotating link bike. The leverage rate change is a mess.
  • + 7
 The standard MM tune monarch works well on mine... And that's compared to previous BOS VipR on a yt and CCDB on a Nicolai.
The nomad is gonna be a great bike and I'm sure Santa Cruz will sell a shed load, but I think that unless you live in an alpine style place or do a lot of uplift days it's a lot of bike for most of the time.
On a recent trip to finale I never really felt 'under biked' on the bronson, which is in essence a 150mm (abeit with 160 pikes) trail bike. Crazy what you can do on modern trail bikes with decent angles/ suspension and bigger wheels. It's a good time to be a mountain biker Big Grin
  • + 0
 I unfortunately have yet to ride an air fork that I feel comfortable on. I guess I should be happy since what I like is usually cheaper.
  • + 2
 Shakey-yakey. I rode the first gen Nomad for over 5 years. It was already a very capable descender. In 2011 I bought a Pushed rp23 to it and I was blown away with how capable XC/trail machine that is given travel adjustable fork. It was just great. I bought blur tr to get something longer and more I ride it the more disappointed I am. Nomad felt better on xc trails. I will send the shock for pushing and if it wont work I will sell the bike.

Honestly though looking at the price and the fact that SC does their stuff in Asia, If I were after such bike, I'd buy YT Capra.
  • + 2
 ^ It can be hard to tune it exactly down to perfection, but there are definitely air-forks out there when tuned are amazing and provide good alternatives to coil.

And VPP's leverage ratio over the years have been evened out, for the most part. I ride a VPP1 bike where the ratio jumps/insanely high, and even then I have relatively sorted it out.

I still wish the Nomad stayed 'more' true to the VP-Free it has evolved from. Money/Sales aside, it would be awesome if they some how incorporated dual-traveling setting or a Nomad with 180mm travel. I'm still with a VP-Free and it has served that niche of Mini-DH (with updated geo of course). But it's all imagination at this point.
  • + 1
 WAKi - the old MTB'ers won't thank ditching the front mech. In 25 yrs of riding, I have never had my front derailleur fail (loose linkages, but never fail). It is the second most durable component next to the seat post clamp on mtb bikes.

I like variety for sure in drivetrains, but my rides usually entail pinning it for sections on the road followed by long uphill dirt climbs. I don't see how I could get by without my big ring and granny - she's just swell.
  • + 2
 Ok, noob question here, what is reach? The bike has the same top tube measurement but reach has increased by one inch, and u don't know what it means. Frown
  • + 5
 Triber66 - reach is the horisontal distance between BB and top of the head tube axis. Effective top tube is a horisontal distance between top of the head tube axis and the seat tube. On this Nomad it stays more or less the same as on the previous because the new one has two degrees steeper seat angle, which pushes the saddle forward by approximately a full inch on a large frame..,

Deepcovedave - I too ride asphalt to the woods, sometimes for 45 minutes. My single ring theory works on a basis that if someone can spin out a 36t up front on 11t rear on the flat asphalt on a bike with 2.3 knobby tyres, he is then strong enough to climb that 36t with 36t back to the top of 3000ft mountain. The only excuse is living in terrain with sharp rocks where the use heavy tyres with double casings is necessary. If someone needs double casings in other situation that means that he is so fast on donwhills that he rips the single casings off the rim, that means he is most probably strong enough to climb on 1:1 ratio for hours. I personaly struggle to spin out a 34t to 11t on asphalt, I tend to stroll on 13t cog in the rear. Yet I climbed fire roads my Nomad on 34-36t on 2000ft hills... It requires a bit of strength training with a good program. Mine takes 1h 3 times a week and I am a bomb comparing to what I was before I started.

I am not trying to intimidate you or talk training crap to you or anyone else. I am just reporting my own experience, and I respect that other people have different lives and muscle structure.
  • + 4
 I don't ride any fox stuff anymore. And im glad to see the other companies going mass market. I like what rockshox is doing. I would also like to see more Xfusion and Marzocchi, which I ride exclusively now and am stoked.
  • + 1
 Waki I'm right with you re: the YT Capra. If buying a complete bike, you'd be mad to buy this Nomad over the Capra. You're looking at 700 Euro extra for the whole bike with YT vs a Nomad frame only. I love VPP but hey, it's still made in China and you still have to use that crappy external cup bottom headset. I liked the old swoopy top tube better too. The stealth black with Vivid Air looks pimp as hell though. I'd love to put a DVO green bar/stem and pedals on one.
  • + 2
 Yt are great bikes, I bought a wicked ltd with the plan just to steal the bits for another build but ended up sticking with the frame as it proved to be great..... I will however say after owning one that unless they start offering an XL and you're over 6ft then ya pretty much out of luck. The large comes up similar to Santa Cruz's 'large' ie a slightly bigger medium. Also anything warrenty wise is a send back to Germany affair, which when decked out with sram and BOS can be an issue.
  • + 1
 I have the TR also but I threw on a CcdBairCS and the bike changed significantly especially wide open for DH (ish) or closed for the climbs. Also put a lowered (140mm) '14 34float CTD. Much better but yes, my 36 float was miles better, more mid support etc...all that makes for a great trail bike but has it's limits that's why I ordered the Nomad!
  • + 41
 Wow that is rad
  • - 6
flag jaame (Apr 1, 2014 at 1:23) (Below Threshold)
 That is a rude looking bike. I'd prefer a 56mm head tube bottom but hey, that's a small thing. They have really listened to the market here I guess, but I thought it looked like 26" wheel; until I got to the bottom. Isn't it the same as the Bronson now though?
  • + 8
 Bronson is 150mm travel and a little steeper head angle. Different animals.
  • + 111
 after watching the vid i wanted to buy a horse
  • + 10
 ziggy u killed me
  • + 8
 @ ziggy, yea i was thinking after watching all the videos with cars getting up, and leaving the cars up in the hill. The horse would be the only thing that would come back down by it's self Big Grin soo actually, that is great idea!
  • + 2
 after watching this I WILL own a horse and a Nomad one day!
  • + 10
 Nomad is to Bronson as tracer is to carbine
  • + 9
 ^ i finally understand analogies now. where were you when i was taking the SATs?!
  • + 1
 Where you been mang? analogies ain't on SATs no mores.
  • + 3
 godam i'm old
  • + 0
 I still think it's too close to the bronson. 15 mm of travel and slightly different geometry isn't enough for a whole different bike. You could make modifications to a either a bronson or a nomad to get your "fit". Stock setup is rarely right for anyone. You'll end up swapping stems, bars, etc. so with that in mind it seems to me that Bronson and Nomad together are overkill.
  • + 0
 Agreed. It is too close to the Bronson. If you think 15mm of travel is noticeable, the marketers have done their job. 65 deg HA is too slack for anything even slightly uphill though, so I guess this is a Bronson with an angleset in effect. At least it won't creak!
  • + 1
 I see what you guys are saying, but it's not necessarily a bad thing! Remember, Santa Cruz had the 26" Superlight and Heckler from 199X-200X, and the Nickel/Butcher more recently, which were very close in geometry before the 2006 iteration of the Heckler, and for a number of years they didn't see the need to widen that gap in terms of geometry numbers. So maybe it's manufacturer specific? Santa Cruz can afford to do this because they're Santa Cruz, and I think companies like Santa Cruz really connect with the enthusiast at heart and fulfill every iteration of mtb imaginable, saving us the trouble of customizing a bike in a fashion that's not optimal for the frame's geometry, like we did in the 90's. So I say, GOOD ON THEM! The big 3 - Trek, Giant, Spesh - generally stick to 3 or 4 price points because of them being huge companies by nature; you have board of directors, cXo's, investors, etc who all have a say and want to be pleased…. If you've ever worked at a corporation - or seen Office Space - you'd totally understand! lol

In other words, you've proven their point. You know exactly what you want and need in a bike, and it won't be simultaneously the Bronson and Nomad because you've already chosen in your mind which bike is for you based on their very specific, but - in your words - not so different geometry numbers Wink
  • + 38
 The black one! The black one!!! I WANT TO SAVE GOTHAM CITY ON IT!!!!
  • + 2
 Too funny!! You batman
  • + 17
 Oh god... I want this... If I had two kidneys, I would sell one of them for this bike. And the bike trip of a lifetime... And a new truck and an entire race season and a slew of bikes, of course. But alas. I only have one.
  • + 15
 How much do you think kidneys are worth!
  • + 18
 He should know he's already sold one for his last project Smile
  • + 6
 *she
  • + 0
 Shit off. I've got 4, but 3 are no damn good...I'll swap 3 dead for 1 New Nomad?!?
  • + 5
 I would do some weird things for that bike!!!
  • + 2
 Sorry ambatt (she ) Wink
  • + 4
 Dropping 1 Kidney is like dropping the front der, good weight savings for something entirely useless... as long as you're healthy and in shape Wink
  • + 2
 Well, @stillclaimndp, after drilling holes in my carbon hoops and STILL not having them light enough (whilst at %3 body fat), I decided to just stop with the pretense and remove my non-necessary organs... Kidney here, a few ribs there. It helped a LOT. Now I'm like, %72 percent faster on my Enduro transfers. Wink
  • + 6
 And I'm richer, too... By about $300k. Well, I was. Until hookers, blow and my outstanding gambling debt caught up to me.
  • + 1
 Dont Forget to take a dump and use dehydrated water ...
  • + 17
 One does not simply mix Led Zeppelin with The Beatles!! BTW, I've found the joke. Internal cable routing.....for about 6 inches of the entire frame!
  • + 4
 The music really bugged me, kept expecting awesome vocals/solo's only to be let down haha. apart from that it was stella
  • + 2
 who did the remixed song
  • + 3
 The mix was brilliant.
  • + 0
 No. No it wasn't. Mash-ups are the evil spawn of bad ideas. What's next, a mash-up of movies? Paintings? Bikes??? Zep and the Beatles, for shame! Someone should perish for that...
  • + 15
 Ouch, would not like to be a bronson owner right now, this seems like a much more capable bike!
  • + 9
 I think that really depends on why you have a Bronson in the first place. I bought mine as a trail bike, and it works amazingly at that, not to mention it still manages to get me down any of the rugged steep dh trails I've taken it down. I'd have to assume that if Santa Cruz is putting near-downhill geometry on this bike, it's going to suffer a bit when it comes to climbing and cornering in tight technical singletrack, which gets away from what I want out of a trail bike in the first place. If I'm shuttling or riding the bike park I'm going to be happily monster-trucking over everything with my v10 anyways, so it really comes down to your intended use.

If you only had the space/money for one bike however... it sure is purdy....
  • + 9
 Ya if pedaling is a priority Bronson is still a clear winner here...
  • + 2
 Hahaha disregard everything I said about the Bronson above. I have a Troy, and somehow melded the two into Troy Bronson and thought they were the same.... my god is it still Monday? I guess the argument still applies about the Nomad sacrificing some things on the pedalling end though
  • + 2
 really surprised they dont spec a pike dual position on this..

i couldnt ride my 170mm bike w/o it..
  • + 4
 I'm a Bronson owner. Short of the shorter chainstays, I really wouldn't want this bike over mine. Don't get me wrong, it's rad, but it's not what I was looking for. I bought the Bronson as a big trail bike that i could use on a lift day or two, not a downhill bike that i would occasionally pedal uphill. The Nomad is more than i needed.
  • + 1
 Yeah sorry guys, my original comment was a bit mean and of course the bronson has it's place. I just think it's a bit rough for bronson owners having been sold the bronson after that amazing video of the syndicate riding an ex-WC track in cap d'ail on trail bikes, then a year later to the day saying "actually no, this is the enduro bike you need!"
  • + 1
 whilst I agree the Bronson and Nomad are close in numbers, it always boils down to how the bike feels when riding. Different suspension and it's respective tune really makes a huge difference in the feel. Clearly with a bigger rear shock and [probably] plusher factory tune, this bike is going to 'feel' like it gobbles up more than the Bronson.

Personally I would rock this Nomad for Enduro racing (as it's timed parts are mainly DH) and gnar, and then use the 5010 for everything else.
  • + 13
 So it's now pretty much a mini dh bike?
  • + 20
 possible bike for Pietermaritzburg?
  • + 1
 Yep, it has the same head tube angle and wheelbase as the V10.
  • + 2
 yep, comes with a horse to bring you up
  • - 1
 It's pretty much a DH bike, 2 years ago, the Giant Glory had a 65 degree HA. Seems like freeride truly is dead if a bike with about 6.5" of travel and geometry this slack is considered an "enduro" bike
  • + 6
 The black version looks sick but I don't really get it, the MTB industry is a complete mess. If this bike had been released 2 years ago it would have been called a freeride bike, even the advert has guys uplifting (all be it via cool way) and then loading back into a pick up. What the hell exactly is Enduro riding? I still have no clue.

Perhaps this is a Freeride Enduro bike ? another new category of MTB ?
  • + 4
 I can see the way things are going, steeper angles, suspension between "all mountain" and DH, in a couple years maybe put coil shocks on to toughen it up even more. It will be an all new class of bikes! We'll call it "ride free" or something close
  • + 0
 Yeah history tends to repeat itself. "Free ride" lives on !
  • + 2
 Freeride indeed... I can't wait for the rebirth of the 20mm axle. It seems to be getting harder and harder to find these days. A pike or Marzo 350 with 20mm axle would be my choice. Only BOS are offering a 160mm travel fork with 20mm axle now it seems. Maybe Fox are too, but I wouldn't want one.
  • + 1
 Have you looked at XFusion Vengeance and Metric, both solid looking forks with 160-170mm travel and 20mm axle.
  • + 1
 Good point someguy. I looks at the Metric earlier this year and loved it. Very light but also burly. Shame about the axle though, pinch bolt style. I need a QR for ease of getting it in the car or on the rack. I reckon in a year or so there will be a 20mm rebirth, after they have successfully forced everyone onto 15mm. For me, for the sake of cross compatibility and getting it on the rack, 20mm is essential. I don't just hate 15mm for the sake of hating. My Thule rack has a 20mm tube to clamp the fork to.
  • + 1
 I understand. Your best bet is prolly the Vengeance, 55, or BOS Deville. Honestly I would take any of these three instead of the current fox or rockshox offerings.
  • + 1
 I've got a 55 now and it's rude. 44mm offset for the 26in verison is 2mm more than a 650b pike. A2C is 3mm longer... so it would work if clearance wasn't so tight. I think x-fusion have canned the vengeance haven't they?
  • + 1
 I can't confirm if the Vengeance is still in production but it is listed on their website. If you like the feel of 55 and going 650b then get a 350. QR and still same good old Marzocchi feel.
  • + 1
 It would be my choice, but sadly it's only available in 15mm axle
  • + 4
 What? 195 comments and not one raging about the price or the industry-wide conspiracy of 650b wheels? It's got to be April 1.

As for the color -- neon and pastel is how we rolled back in the day, riding our GTs, Haros and Hutches.
  • + 3
 Mmm, Hutch! Maybe I should get a Nomad and put a set of bear traps on it...
  • + 1
 Your shins will love you for it.
  • + 4
 That's a gorgeous bike, no question, but as somebody who forked out their life savings for a 2013 Nomad (alloy), I'm not too upset. I bought the Nomad because I only want to own one bike, and it was the closest thing I found to a do-it-all package. It seems to me, with this new frame, those days are over. Single ring, DH geometry: great stuff but not jack of all trades any more, I don't think.
  • + 4
 Do you know what the saddest thing is.... there are so many great looking bikes, with great looking numbers and geo recently here on PB... and here in Japan there is virtually nowhere to ride them to their potential. I want to go live in BC please... my ten days there last year were epic and I need some more! Here, this Nomad makes, unfortunately, less sense for most of what we can do than many other bikes. Bugger.
  • + 2
 Dave there are plenty of mountains and trails in Japan man! Get out there and start riding!
  • + 1
 Agreed Motard5, there are plenty of trails and you will find me out there any time there is a window Sir... this is a great place to live and ride...

Usually though we don't need 6 or 7 inches of suspension, 4 or 5 is usually enough and that is what I meant to make more clear, sorry.

No matter how much I want to think I need a new Nomad.... I know I don't here. Bugger!

Seriously though, it is a shame that 6 or 7 inch suspension bikes just can't be really pushed to the boundaries of what they are capable of over here very often mainly because there is a reluctance on the part of legit trail builders to build in features that would push the bikes capabilities due to the worry over litigation: the biggest bike park in Japan, Fujimi Panorama, had it's land owners get them remove features for that reason. Oh, and the fact I don't have a pair big enough to need all that travel!
  • + 7
 That soundtrack - am I the only one who's brain was hurt by the Helter Skeltor lyrics over Whole Lotta Love music?
  • + 0
 Great looking bike. Fecking awful butchering of a Led Zep classic.
  • + 8
 Got to have color matched Enve decals..
  • + 8
 Magenta my arse…. its pink!!
  • + 3
 I will totally rock pink.
  • + 0
 Today on the trail, as I BLEW by some guys on the downs, and then on the UPS, they sure didn't seem to call me a sissy on the pink bike.
  • + 4
 It's amazing that 27.5 has become so ubiquitous and expected that they didn't even feel the need to announce it as a 27.5. I had to scroll clear down to the full spec listing at the bottom to be sure.
  • + 3
 I don't think that's an accident. Releasing new bikes and not drawing too much attention to wheel size is a great way to get us to go with the flow rather than talk about wheel size. As much as I'm sick of the wheel war, we should never stop talking about the different characteristics of wheel sizes. A strong case can be made for 26" being advantageous for a bike like the nomad, but will we continue to debate that? You can't say 26" is better anymore without being labeled a close minded hater. One thing we should all be cognizant of is how much money has been invested into 650b. For those that don't think that will affect an objective wheel size comparison, you're in denial.
  • + 2
 Rob. Precisely because it is a risky move, it is alienating to customers who loved the 26" bike, so SC are not making 27.5 out as a big selling point. Play the wheel size casual don't draw attention. Make the swap. Act confident. In short. Sell. Sell. Sell. Rob remember your motto as moronic customer - "As long as I are having fun who cares what my savings account say!" .. Wink
  • + 3
 This had better not be a joke Wink .

In all seriousness though, I am really impressed by you Santa Cruz. Aggressive geometry, designed with a 1x/650b setup in mind, light-yet-burly frame, good component setup (a bit higher end than I would go, X01, Zee brakes, & I9's for me please, but that is what the frameset option is for Big Grin ), and last but certainly not least...as a mechanic, THANK YOU for fully guided internal routing. While mountain bikes are typically a lot easier to route internally, I hope that other bike designers see your example and incorporate it as well. Routing a triathlon bike would be far easier if everyone just did this, no more fishing for cables inside of small carbon tubes and no more risk of accidentally winding the cables during routing. Sick bike guys, I hope to get on one sometime soon.
  • + 5
 It's all very well having these super slack head angles , but surely single crown forks are gonna be taking a hammering on any flat landings ?
  • + 1
 I can imagine a bike company like Santa Cruz would factor that in when building up certain key structural areas of the frame, you must have seen that testing video of theirs?
  • + 2
 I'm talking about the forks that will go into the frames dude, not the frames , sure a carbon frame will take the shit but those skinny alloy legs on forks , I'm not so sure.
  • + 4
 FYI: Santa Cruz company colors are teal and red since the 70's... its not "for girls" its for people who are awesome... know your brands people...
  • + 2
 Awesome! Haven't seen either of those in ages! Brings back glorious memories
  • + 2
 Thanks for leaving the ones that doesn't want/can't afford a carbon bike out of your new awesome Nomad, but for those who are wondering if it would be a good option because it doesn't have a front derailleur mount... www.blackspire.com/qs/product/83/5947/320894/0/0 you're welcome.
  • + 7
 dead sexy
  • + 2
 OK.
This one for days when I hate the World,
Tallboy LTC for riding around with friends.
Pinarello Dogma for the days when I feel gayish.
And Bugatti Veyron (with bike carrier, of course) for transportation.
Yep, that would do. Big Grin
  • + 7
 literally DEAR SANTA!
  • + 3
 Wonder if any of the Syndicate will run it at the PMB round of the DH WC? This update to the Nomad has been a long time coming, but it looks like it has been well worth the wait.
  • + 4
 Longer, lower, slacker - all the things I wanted in a Nomad. Just a shame they picked a colout that just about nobody will like..
  • + 12
 yea, but look at the dark one daaaaaaaaaumn!!
  • + 2
 I agree the colored one is a bit feminent. I prefer the black one that looks rough Beer
  • + 1
 You cant go wrong with black on black really.
  • + 0
 The black looks almost too understated. And maybe it's the beefy wheels, but the Pike in the pic looks like a skinny 32 fork. Just not grabbed the way I was lasts time - spent ages lusting over the Nomad C when it came out..
  • + 1
 I have an 11 Nomad in black and a 13 in flat black and want to sell both of them right now for the new evil.
  • + 5
 Keeping the April first tradition rolling
  • + 1
 Lets see disadvantages :
• Only 165mm VPP suspension
• Only Full carbon frame and swingarm
• Single-chain-ring-only design
• Internal routing
• 27.5” wheels
• USA pricing from $6,599 complete
• $2,999 frame only

Wink
  • + 3
 I'll put it out there, but I wouldn't want this bike. I couldn't ride it to its full potential without worrying about breaking something when I come off.
  • + 4
 Yes because like in the video, I need 65 deg and 165mm travel to ride nice smooth, sandy, not really steep tracks!!
  • + 2
 That blue and pink has gotta be an april fool! but a santa cruz with a decent amount of reach and an almost slack enough headangle santa cruz are almost up to speed with geometry now
  • + 2
 Afraid not. I rode with one of the guys who was testing them about 2 weeks ago... and it was blue and pink. It actually doesnt look that bad in the flesh!
  • + 1
 My new Heckler came in that ugly blue colour...but after seeing it in person the colour actually rocks! No way I'd ever go for the boring black bike again.
  • + 6
 i love bikes
  • + 5
 Shut up and take my money!
  • + 4
 Intense threw a punch, an Santacruz punched back. Wow this thing is so sick
  • + 0
 Is this frame just going to be carbon? They're not going to offer if in Alu at all? Funny that as the carbon construction process is refined and the volume of SC's carbon bike sales increases the cost goes up too. They should be able to offer the same frame in Alu for less than half the price.
  • + 1
 1x only, slack, low, short chain stays, carbon only, with a Pike. F-yes. Signing up now, In dealers when? And turquoise and pink? hell yes. I wish I could afford Enve wheels. Price is right!
  • + 4
 would like to see how it climbes
  • + 1
 I just PR'd all of the climbs today on a nomad. Coming from a carbon enduro at 28 lbs without pedals, on 1x10 drivetrain. This 28.4 lb xx build nomad climbed with a 34 t front ring as easily as my enduro with a 32. It's honestly really surprising. I'm blown away.
  • + 4
 Too much fire road. Great bike.
  • + 0
 No kidding. The Solo introduction vid was way more "enduroradamgnar".
  • + 1
 Cant afford one but as of now i think its my dreambike! I see they also introduced a through-axle at the back, loving the slack geometry, what a bike.. maybe it will be available in alu as well at a price for mortals Smile
  • + 3
 tell me more about this M70 rim from ENVE. Is it the same rim spotted on Ratboy's bike this past weekend at the BDS?
  • + 2
 Not sure if anybody else's spotted it, but that's a Fox 36 right there. Regular 36 fitted with 27.5 wheels (is there enough clearance?) or new 27.5 specific one?
  • + 2
 Pause at 57 sec into the vid for a good look at the fork.
  • + 1
 The proper fork hadn't arrived in time for filming.
  • + 2
 Bit longer longer in the top tube and a slacker HA? looks like santa cruz have just up with yetis's sb66c;-) looks very nice but i'll keep my 26er for now
  • + 1
 Why are SC allowed to call them 27.5" wheels?
I'm not a fan of specialized, but at least they are not misleading people into thinking that this wheel size is midway between 26 and 29.
Anyway, sweet bike. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
  • + 1
 alright back to the real talk here. how dose this beast shred. dose it fly quite nicely drop like a beast and over all eat nasty trails for dinner i can not find any videos to back this up
  • + 1
 wicked riding. Was pretty pumped on the music but was quickly disappointed to hear somebody messed with it. Do what you want with today's crap music, but leave the classics alone!
  • + 3
 That is one metrosexual paint job! Awesome bike- stealth black for me though for sure.
  • + 2
 Good lord :-), baby blue and pink? WTF is that? Someone at Santa Cruz is smoking crack. This is a paint scheme you would see on a girls Walmart bike :-).
  • + 1
 great bike, but ever since 2007 the nomad had got more boring looking, the first version was an absolute stunner and rode like a dream. give her some more curves santa cruz, men love curves
  • + 2
 Mehhhh...
  • - 1
 No newer version ever felt as good as the original either (ok maybe the carbon did)
  • + 1
 This is sweet! I can't tell if it's an April fools prank or the real deal though? The article doesn't say a whole lot and gives very basic info compared to what PB's usual article lengths look like
  • + 4
 no pink tassels! what a joke
  • + 3
 If I had a dollar for every Whole Lotta Love remix i've heard in a MTB video, I would be able to afford this bike.
  • + 0
 Geo -> matching Yeti SB66c but inch shorter TT. Weight -> both 6lbs frames. Unless you care for specific wheel size or suspension design (Switch Tech v VPP) - nothing really screams revolution to me. As always custom builds will vary from lightweight trail-specific to full on enduro/DH - the choice is yours, and it's good to have it!
  • + 4
 Looks a lot more aggressive than previous years, so sick
  • + 2
 Do they do it on April 1 on purpose?

I am not sure I like this 1 only trend. It works fine on my trail bike, but on a heavy rig... climbs are long and steep around here..
  • + 2
 This bike has a slacker head angle than my old downhill bike. Wut.
  • + 1
 They released the Tallboy LTc on April 1st also. Its a trend with them...
  • + 2
 Under 28lbs for a full build ain't heavy! What's with the new enve decal,anything happening there?
  • + 1
 I was wondering the same thing minty, I haven't seen that 70 on any of their wheels before...
  • + 1
 Enve will release new AM and DH wheels. There was an spy shot on Vital
  • + 1
 Didn't SC release the Bronson on April 1st? I remember at the time thinking "this must be a joke when the main selling point was colour matched decals on Enve wheels" (there was very little extra info in the vid beside coloured decals!). Turns out they weren't joking and the MTB community is just a sucker for colour matching Wink
  • + 1
 It would be an April's fools joke if it had 26" wheels. This bit here is 100% serious!
  • - 1
 As mentioned already, Santa Cruz always times new model/new version releases for April 1. The Bronson was unveiled to pinkbike readers last year for example....

www.pinkbike.com/news/Santa-Cruz-Bronson-650B-Enduro-Racer-in-Carbon-and-Aluminum.html
  • - 4
flag WAKIdesigns (Apr 1, 2014 at 1:53) (Below Threshold)
 Sorry deeeight I never read the comments, I write things 100% randomly on purpose, to irritate people with writing something that looks like I missed something obvious that someone said before.
  • + 0
 Hopefully the release of more and more "1x-only" bikes means that a cheaper 1x11 system is on the horizon. X01 is a pretty sizeable investment for the cheapest system on the market.
  • + 1
 Depends when Shimano goes 11 in back for mountain, they just unveiled the new 105 group with it so XTR is likely to get it also in its next update. Then XT/SLX will follow a year later. That's how it usually goes with the mountain lineups. Shimano most likely are NOT going to change their freehub bodies for 11 speed mountain so we'll still not have smaller than an 11T cog, and SRAM's pinning theirs around the XD freehub design limits their options for making cheaper cassettes.
  • + 0
 It's a 6 lb frame... I think heavy is a bit harsh.
  • + 1
 Many drive trains, including high end components are still available in 9 speed so I guess it will take at least 5 years for the 10 speeds to eventually become hard to find. However the explosion of small scale manufacture of narrow wide chainrings and large cassette sprockets may maintain the level of demand for the aftermarket 9 and 10sp solutions.
  • + 1
 X1 is the trickle down xx1/xo1 and bowtie comes spec'd as an option on the nomad.
  • + 1
 I don't understand... is this an Enduro specific bike? I am not sure because both riders were wearing full face helmets, but not full DH kits. This is the most confusing video this month.
  • + 1
 In a proper enduro, you should be wearing a fullface.
  • + 1
 Enduro riding, or Enduro racing?
  • + 2
 Enduro is a race format, everything else is just mountain biking ;-)
  • + 4
 Fox is DEAD!
  • + 0
 I HATE Fox shocks and forks.
  • + 1
 Slap a dual crown fork on it and call it a DH bike. They want us to ride 650b now anyway, right??? #know-exactly-what-all-the-DH-weight-junkies-will-be-riding

lawlz...
  • + 1
 Dang, wish Santa's didn't run small.
At 6'2", a 24tt/17"reach is tight, then the xl is lil long, especially wb @1200+.
Modern large should be 24.5ish/17.5-18, w/40-55 STEM.
  • - 1
 Sounds like a winner for SC, however, I wish they had been brave and released it on 26". There are enough similarities with the Bronson that Santa Cruz had the room to have a running model running on 26". This is not a high volume bike and they could have made a nod to the crowd that is not hot on larger wheels.

By the way, another video/edit shot in Chile. Chile is clearly becoming the place to go for Mountain Biking, especially in the northern winter months. With the Enduro World Series having their season opener there, it is sure to become a great MTB destination.
  • + 0
 April fools.......baby blue and pink was the giveaway, you can fool us with bigger wheels fatter axles etc etc but really who the fuck is gonna buy a girls bike, well except girls and shit hot riders that just dont care!!
  • + 3
 very proud to see the new nomad in my trails!
  • + 1
 Numbers look good, bike looks good. Shame about the video, would be nice to see the bike on some more hardcore trails, and see the suspension working.
  • + 2
 So if I'm understanding this video correctly, they can't climb and they skid really well.
  • + 0
 Bummed about that cable routing. Bummed about the seat post size change (reverb is not the only dropper post in the world). Bummed there is no external routed dropper post routing.
  • + 2
 Damn, I'm going to have to check my sexuality after reading the comments cuz I really dig the blue/pink one : /
  • - 1
 My Nomad (2012) is the shit for riding trails around where I live (and descending everywhere, actually) but it climbs like poop... I'm over it on any rides > 15 k... It seems like an artifact of the VPP, BUT will be interested to see how the changes in geometry have effect? Seems as how it's morphing into a V10 I suspect it won't be too much better. That's ok, still shreds the DH, perhaps just need to consider another bike for more "XC" (and grow a pair for pedaling)
  • + 1
 So how about running this with dialled-down 2015 Boxxer as a Mini-DH bike?
Then I'll keep my Pike on my Stump EVO 29 as my trail bike?
  • + 0
 65 head angle is no april fools joke. ..wow!

Threaded bb, light, awesome to pedal.

Why would anyone want any other model of aggressive trail bike, if money isn't a big priority?
  • + 2
 well, you said it. money
  • + 2
 Hey Santa Cruz spend less on the video cramp and paying racers and gives a F$#%&* better deal on your frames
  • + 0
 Seriously why hasn't any one ripped the price on this nomad but was in utter up roar about the intenseTracer t275 from a smaller company that has to factor their Vpp licensing cost from the bigger Santa Cruz.
  • + 4
 I wanna be on you
  • + 2
 I just checked the PB Buy/ Sell, huge surge of 26" Nomads for sale! Get em while the getting is good!
  • + 2
 Wow the trails in that video looked like something my little sister would ride. You wouldn't need a dually for that!
  • + 1
 A lot of this 'easy' terrain traverses a lot of ads for long travel full suspension bikes and I don't get it as well! Big bikes need big terrain, right?
  • + 3
 Ohh look!! a carbon VP FREE
  • + 1
 I wish I could join this parade, but I'm no physically tall enough to ride 27.5 or 29ers. But good things are coming, frame sale on the 26s!!!!!
  • + 1
 I had to wait through 3 lame April Fools posts to get to this. It was worth it. Can't wait to hear how it compares to the Rallon and Process 153.
  • + 2
 Love the bike, but loving the weather and the scenery more. I'd be happy riding my old 1989 Raleigh Maverick there.
  • + 1
 Thank you Santa Cruz, after assessing all the specs and info I'm totally and utterly sold.. I'll be out to make my purchase tomorrow.. a Chevy truck and a horse
  • + 2
 I will take a cheap large bronson c from someone who will by this new beast!
  • + 1
 Another rockshox setup, I sure that fox will disappear in enduro, it's just an observation of the evolution of factories montages ....
  • + 3
 Alloy version for us "normies"?
  • + 1
 Boom,so there it is. Ain't as pretty as the old madc but liking the changes,time to start saving me thinks. Wonder what travel you can run comfortably up front though.
  • + 0
 the old nomad was WAY better looking to me, but this one looks like a definite winner with those angles and a revised VPP.... good work santa cruz.
  • + 3
 i think i would like to do sex to the black one
  • + 2
 Great, looks like so many other Santa Cruz bikes now...
  • + 1
 Oh lord... My 1. gen rev B Nomad is cracking and this baby comes up. If it only would cost 1/3 of that Big Grin
  • + 2
 Fucck Bronson! I want this!
  • + 1
 Have the colour consultants and lawyers from Yeti been informed of the use of that aqua colour?
  • + 1
 Just letting yall know nomad absolutely RIP corners if you have a good set of tires! Most playful bike I've ever riden!
  • + 2
 that stealth black version is so nice!
  • + 1
 If Seal team 6 rode bikes into the Bin Laden compound this is what they would have ridden.
  • + 1
 The handle bars were worth more than the truck that they put the bikes in at the end
  • - 1
 I have an aluminum Nomad, and I've been thinking about installing an Angleset to get a more slacked geo. Any thoughts? Also, what happens if I put on a longer stem to lengthen the cockpit, does this screw up the ride?
  • + 1
 This looks like every gravity riding drooling dream ... let's hope it's not a April fools haha Wink
  • + 1
 Why can't anyone afford ~ 4 ounces for frame and bash protection?

www.pinkbike.com/photo/10776598
  • + 1
 i just ordered one the day i cracked my ISCG frame....now im getting one that has ISCG 05..bummed i cant use it might have to bite the bullet and buy another
  • + 1
 Decently priced full out build that looks amazing. April fools... It actually costs your first born child.
  • + 1
 First Jackal became just another dog, now Nomad became just another horse...Where are those curves making it so special?!!
  • + 3
 Welcome back VP-Free!
  • + 3
 That's what I was thinking, just seems like they crossed a vp and a Bronson. Seems like the end result is pretty sweet!
  • + 1
 Shipping April 1st? I see another PB prank. But hot damn I hope this thing is real. So sexy.
  • - 2
 Wow I've just read my favourite new enduro bullshit sales pitch - '.....incorporates a steeper seat tube angle, creating an efficient pedaling position for total liaison stage domination' genius! Nice one Santa Cruz, keep feeding the market, it's clearly working our just fine for you.
  • + 2
 I want some of those wheels in 26" theyre sooo hooge!
  • + 2
 light-bicycle.com
  • + 2
 Finally they have altered the head angle and made it slacker!!
  • + 2
 blue/pink paint job looks gash
  • + 7
 Whaaaat?! It's so enduro! 90's XC lycra colour schemes are so in bru Wink
  • + 1
 Sram can't develop a brake set for this type of build? Are those even xt brakes on this?
  • + 1
 Amazing area to ride at... and of course the bike is perfect Smile
  • + 0
 74.2 seat tube angle? WTF....Why not just make it 90 and we could lay down and pedal.
  • + 1
 awesome looking bike - great footage too
  • + 1
 does this mean no more 26" wheel option for nomad? Frown
  • + 1
 I have a medium carbon if anyone wants one.
  • + 1
 Nice !
but 3000$ without shox !?
  • + 1
 what is the background music?? very good for the first one
  • + 2
 Bad @ss
  • - 3
 I love love my ano green Nomad! I hate hate this aqua/magenta color, why God...why! I'm so conflicted. I really miss the sexy curve of the tube but also really interested in a more aggressive spec. No front delrail, get it. Not a 26er, ugh not sure at all. No Fox fork, just don't know. New price, SOB ouch! SC you are my guys but your kinda freaking me out.
  • + 2
 Change can be hard Dally, hang in there. Hey it woud be cool if neg props were more specific, I know that evertime I open my garage and see the green machine there my heart skips a beat, everytime man. I guess what I saying I have the feer. Will I like it or what I know to be a Nomad is over? I still hate the blue/pink though. Time will tell. so tell it!
  • + 2
 OMG, Again ????
  • + 1
 New advert for Chevrolet perhaps? In keeping with Volvo and Jeep.
  • + 1
 Looks nice would love one of these
  • + 1
 What camera did they use? The quality is ludicrous!
  • + 1
 This would have been a perfect 26" Freeride bike!
  • + 0
 I am surprised that there wasn't any comments on the vid....AWESOME RIDING!!!!
  • + 1
 April Fools!!!!!! the frame is only $1000 !!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 I'll wait for the 4th gen. Wink
  • + 1
 Sweet! Now where am I gonna get the money for that!?
  • + 2
 no aluminum?
  • + 1
 yeah i would seriously consider this bike, but only in aluminum. anyone have insight?
  • + 1
 very nice but a bit pricy!!..
  • + 1
 Not read all comments but is that a new monarch I see ?????????
  • + 1
 can't stand that teal/pink color... sooo 80s...Miami vice is calling SC!
  • + 1
 I guess with a 1X10 you need a truck or horse to get up or home
  • + 1
 has enduro colours. must be win?
  • + 1
 If this a prank, it is an elaborate and very cruel one
  • + 0
 Except the paint job, that is funny, and I think it's real
  • + 1
 what to say: Kona Process
  • + 1
 I can't even handle this right now.
  • + 1
 1x, slack, low, short chain stays and a Pike! Sick, in my dealer when?
  • + 1
 why's Dylan riding his girlfriends bike?
  • + 1
 Nice and smooth Nomad, nice and smooth traisl in Chile, I love both!!
  • + 0
 Es una PERRA! , siempre soñamos con lo mas grande! V10 pero... que no hace la NOMAD??? alguien se lo pregunto?
  • + 1
 Nice mash up! Im glad I don't have to ride in the desert.
  • + 1
 Oh that is sweet, and apparently enve have new wheels/rims?
  • + 1
 You can still mount 26inch wheels on this frame.
  • + 1
 I've rode with Iago before, that dude is sooo fast
  • + 1
 It's not about the bike?
  • + 0
 Whole Lotta and Helter Skelter remix....WHOA who knew....
  • + 0
 The end of the brand new Bronson???
  • + 0
 Yeah I'm not feelin' the homo paint job.
  • + 1
 Sick Bike, SC is amazing
  • + 0
 Thanks to that last pic, I am now nursing a semi....
  • + 1
 OhmaGawddd
  • + 1
 can it run 26" wheels?
  • + 0
 it looks way better than the previos ones
  • + 1
 Ummm... Aluminum...?
  • + 0
 Where are those trails? looks effin' sweet!
  • + 0
 YESSS BEATLES AND ZEPPELIN FUCK YEEEAHHH
  • + 0
 I know it looks like no joke but i cant help being doubtful.
  • + 1
 yep. I want it.
  • + 0
 Hot Pink is the new dayglo green!
  • + 0
 Only comes in carbon, wtf??
  • + 0
 I think i just soiled myself
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 This is mow my dream bike. Better start saving my pennies
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 At that price only Bill gates can afford one.
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 Lol. So many people not reading.
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 What's with the rear suspension on the black bike?
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 THE BROMAD
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 This New Nomad c is actually still 26, April Fools!
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 Love
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 Sick Bike
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 APRIL FOOLS!!!
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 ruined it going 650b !!
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 Love the Led Zepplin/Beatles mashup. HOT $#!+ right there.
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 OHHHHH MYYYYYY
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 She's a looker
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 Looks very enduro
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 Wow, SC totally ripped off Specialized's stealth colour scheme !!
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 you mean giants?
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 Legal action imminent. Don't SC know that Spesh own the bcolour black? They also own red, so don't even think about it....
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 You mean Pivots
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 Looks like your other garbage got deleted. Because it was bollocks.
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