Santa Cruz 2022 Nomad 5 C XT - Steed Cycles
Santa Cruz 2022 Nomad 5 C XT - Steed Cycles
Santa Cruz 2022 Nomad 5 C XT - Steed Cycles
Santa Cruz 2022 Nomad 5 C XT - Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2022 Nomad 5 C XT

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Santa Cruz Nomad Review

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 Performance Elite, 170mm, 27.5"

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur
Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Shimano XT M8100, 32t

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t

Shimano XT, 12spd

Bottom Bracket
Shimano XT 68/73mm

Shimano XT 8120

Brake Rotors    
Shimano XT RT86, Ice Tech, 203mm

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser

Burgtec Enduro MK3

Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar

Front Hub         
Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h

Rear Hub          
Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, XD, 6 Bolt, 28h

RaceFace ARC Offset 30 27.5" Rims

Rim Options     
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+

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post          
RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt

* Specifications are subject to change without notice

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