Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad X9 AM 1.5

18 Reviews for Nomad X9 AM 1.5

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 Bought mine as a Frame set from LBS in March 2008.Its awesome beyond belief, paid a little extra for the anodised finish and its well worth the money. Only a few marks from my SPD shoes and a little mark from using tyres that were too big...It really is an awesome all round bike, light enough for all day riding at trail centres etc.Not light enough for out and out XC riding imo.My beast weighs about 32 pounds, its built up pretty robust too. It cleans really easy too,the anodizing is so easy to look after. no real need to polish it as it looks great with just a wipe.Buy one and you will not regret it....
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 I bought one of these when I first moved to the states and rode it for about a month (until it got stolen). For the type of trails you can find here around the bay area and up in Tahoe it is a really fantastic bike. It is really a go anywhere bike and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a 6" travel train bike.
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 I live in the Rockies and I treat this as my XC bike which I can still do 6'drops with. For anything more stupid than that I take my VP free. With this build, it's around 30 lbs and with the talas 36 fork it climbs very well. It's not a race XC bike, bit it does everything else well. I've owned a heckler for years and this thing is so much better. No comparison.
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 My Nomad is built up pretty big for freeride or light DH, crazy fast as a DH race bike. Last year I toned it down as I got a bigger DH bike. The Nomad is a superb all mountain machine, I can outclimb most of my buds who are on XC bikes and leave 'em in the dust on the gravity sections. Truly the 1 bike that can do it all.
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 You can build this bike to suit all your riding needs. It is the jackknife of all trades and is my primary go to bike. I have 2 different setups one for AM using air suspension shocks at 28lbs and one for Freeriding at 32lbs using coil suspension.
AM setup for all day treks slam on the coil fork and shock and it can handle any park you want!!! Really I cant ask for anything more from a bike and I have built and ridden many approx. 30 bikes over the last 10 years of riding.

If there is One Bike to Rule it all this is it. Throw it in your stable you will never regret it.
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 Great bike, you can go everywhere with it. I got one a couple months ago and it's perfect you can go off big drops with it and you can also climb i was pretty amazed ! I definitely recommend it !
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 BRAAAP. Feels like a downhill bike, rides like a dowhill bike and is as easily at quick as a downhill bike. The fact that you can pedal back to the top is pretty much awesome as well!
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 It's difficult to set this bike up wrong. I've set mine up as a big hit bike, a park bike, and an AM trail ripper, and no matter how I have it set, it's always nimble, responsive, and forgiving.
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 Just a tad heavier than the Blur LT2 this will have you grinning like a Cheshire cat from beginning to end. Totally confidence inspiring and as sure footed as they come. Great fun.
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 Recommending the carbon version,by far the best bike i have owned,does it all well,have pushed the front and rear fox shocks put a set of enve rims on and use this bike for big hit days,faultless!
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 I have ridden 5 different type of suspension bikes, this one is different especially on ascent and 170mm lyrik rc2dh fork. New vvp works!!
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 This is a f*cking beautiful and great bike! One of the best ever made! Pretty expensive but this is the price for quality like that!
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 better the carbon frame !!!!!! see my video and photos in corsica an alpes frenche ..........................http://vimeo.com/user1575256/videos
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 Built mine from the frame up and this bike ROCKS. Had a VP-Free with at a 40 and it was 45 LBS. this is 34 LBS and goes up and down like a cheerleader! Love it!
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 Build it lite and ride it all day and keep up with your xc buddies then when it's time to go home you will rip every section they can't.
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 Ridden on demo day in Afan, Wales - brilliant bike, lihtweight, loads of travel, exceptional acceleration and climbs well for such a big bike.
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 da bomb
a perfect bike for all trails and trips. very high durability, equiped with mavic crossmax sx and fox talas RC2
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Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad X9 AM 1.5 (MSRP $4799) — Freshly redesigned, reaping the benefits of next generation VPP technology, the all-new Nomad further messes up the boundaries between trail riding and gravity performance. 160mm rear travel meets 1.5" headtube and ISCG05 chainguide mounts in a lightweight but aggressive aluminum frame. Newly revised shock rates, grease ports in the lower link, carbon fiber upper link, 15mm diameter pivot axles rolling on angular contact bearings are part of the plush, stable, flex free design. So, what is it? A heavy-duty trail bike? The new all-mountain contender? Freeride lite? Yes.

Specifications Compare to other All Mountain/Enduro/XC

Price $4,799
Travel 160mm
Rear Shock DHX Air
Fork Lyrik Solo Air 1.5
Headset 1.5 Cane Creek Double X
Cassette SRAM PG 980, 11-34
Crankarms SLX M660 22/32/44
Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9 long cage
Chain SRAM PC 991
Front Derailleur Shimano M770A (XT)
Shifter Pods SRAM X9 triggers
Handlebar Easton EA 70 lowriser, 31.8, 685mm width
Stem Syncros AM 1.5 stem
Grips Lizard Skin lock on
Brakes Avid Elixir CR Carbon w/ 185mm rotor (f) and 160mm (r)
Wheelset DT 5.1 rims laced to DT 340 hubs w/DT 14/15 spokes, alloy nipples.
Tires Kenda Nevegal 2.35 folding
Seat WTB Pure V Stealth
Seatpost Thomson

Dimensions

Size SM M L XL
Frame Weight
Bike Weight
Headtube Angle 67 ° 67 ° 67 ° 67 °
Seattube Angle 71.5 ° 71.5 ° 71.5 ° 71.5 °
Headtube Length 109.22 mm 129.54 mm 129.54 mm 144.78 mm
Chainstay Length 441.96 mm 441.96 mm 441.96 mm 441.96 mm
BB Height 355.6 mm 355.6 mm 355.6 mm 355.6 mm
BB Width
Seat Post Diameter 30.9 " 30.9 " 30.9 " 30.9 "
Front Derailleur Width
HeadTube Diameter 1.125 1.125 1.125 1.125
Top Tube Length 553.72 mm 579.12 mm 604.52 mm 629.92 mm
WheelBase 1 092.2 mm 1 117.6 mm 1143 mm 1 170.94 mm
Standover Height 718.82 mm 736.6 mm 739.14 mm 739.14 mm

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