2011 Santa Cruz Nomad Freeride Bike (discontinued)

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The All Mountain Beast

Rating:
The Good:

The VPP suspension is a no argue fact that this bike has to accomodate various trails

The Bad:

nothing so far

Overall Review:

I used to ride this bike either for all mountain trails rides and xc rides, the bike is predictable even when Im on speedy ride down the hill.

I totally recommend this bike for you who seek the all mountain rig and be your daily best friend.

Overall Review:

I used to ride this bike either for all mountain trails rides and xc rides, the bike is predictable even when Im on speedy ride down the hill.

I totally recommend this bike for you who seek the all mountain rig and be your daily best friend.

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Vital MTB member taka
20835 taka http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/20835/avatar/c50_bearo.jpg?1357653731 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/taka,20835/all 01/08/13 5 1

The chosen all around bike

Rating:
The Good:

- The Geometry and VPP are the big advantage for all around bike. - The weight to stiffness or strength ratios are really efficient

The Bad:

- BB height is not really an advantage for turning and berm, thus heven't seen racer use this bike for dual slalom....

Overall Review:

All Around bike and diffidently my chosen enduro bike...it geometry lets the rider to control the bike not the other around. However my next upgraded bike will be Nomad with 6.5' travel

Notes For Santa Cruz: Watch Specialized , they launch New Specialized Enduro with extended travel to 6.5'

Overall Review:

All Around bike and diffidently my chosen enduro bike...it geometry lets the rider to control the bike not the other around. However my next upgraded bike will be Nomad with 6.5' travel

Notes For Santa Cruz: Watch Specialized , they launch New Specialized Enduro with extended travel to 6.5'

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Vital MTB member rizwan.rizal
10179 rizwan.rizal http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/10179/avatar/c50_1463600_10151813387737449_230806780_n_1420452108.jpg?1420451511 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/rizwan-rizal,10179/all 08/20/11 8 2 1 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/rizwan-rizal,10179/setup 2 66 5

2010 nomad

Rating:
The Good:

bike feels amazing downhill and pedals like a hardtail uphill. half the time i don't even use the pro pedal it barely moves when u pedal. grease ports of suspension linkages. flys real nice

The Bad:

bit heavy and pricy but no realy major flaw, bigger rear axel would be nice

Overall Review:

great bike to add to the collection can take 4-5ft drops to flat with ease and im a big guy. really makes you feel comfortable on the downhill. the whole bike has made me more confident. once u have it dialed in this is one hell of a all mountain machine!

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Vital MTB member mclabufo
3125 mclabufo http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/3125/avatar/c50_284263_10150731650625576_660135575_19747723_5945623_n.jpg?1335070279 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/mclabufo,3125/all 06/16/10 4 1 33 2

2010 Nomad

Rating:
The Good:

Proven design - really does pedal well without giving up too much small bump sensitivity. Weight (7.5 lb frame w/Fox DHX Air, Size L). Great looking frame and easy access to the shock.

The Bad:

Flex - why no 12mm rear option? Also would like a steeper seat tube. -1 star

Overall Review:

Build is 32lbs with still capable parts. Fox 36 Float and DHX air rear well balanced. I can see myself riding this frame for years as a fun, capable trail bike.Build recommendations: I put a zero stack headset, a short stem, and a flat bar to bring the front end down and really like the cockpit feel. For sizing, I usually choose a meduim frame for DH steeds, but the Large Nomad fits short so was spot on for me (6' tall).

Overall Review:

Build is 32lbs with still capable parts. Fox 36 Float and DHX air rear well balanced. I can see myself riding this frame for years as a fun, capable trail bike. Build recommendations: I put a zero stack headset, a short stem, and a flat bar to bring the front end down and really like the cockpit feel. For sizing, I usually choose a meduim frame for DH steeds, but the Large Nomad fits short so was spot on for me (6' tall).

Specifications

Product Santa Cruz Nomad Freeride Bike
Model Year 2011
Riding Type Trail, Freeride
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L, XL View Geometry
Size S M L XL
Top Tube Length 21.8 22.8 23.8 24.8
Head Tube Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
Head Tube Length 4.3 5.1 5.1 5.7
Seat Tube Angle 71.5 71.5 71.5 71.5
Seat Tube Length 15.5 17.5 18.5 19.9
Bottom Bracket Height 14 14 14 14
Chainstay Length 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.4
Wheelbase 43 44 45 46.1
Standover 28.3 29.1 29.1 29.1
Reach
Stack
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Aluminum
Rear Travel 160mm
Rear Shock Fox DHX 5.0 Air
Fork Fox Float 36 RC2
Fork Travel 160mm
Head Tube Diameter 1.5
Headset 1.5 Cane Creek Double X
Handlebar Easton ML XC Low Riser 31.8mm
Stem SRAM AKA 31.8mm
Grips Lizard Skin Peaty lock on
Brakes Avid Elixir CR Mag w/185mm front 160mm rear rotors
Brake Levers Avid Elixr Carbon
Drivetrain
Shifters SRAM X.0 Triggers
Front Derailleur Shimano M970 (XTR)
Rear Derailleur SRAM X.0 Medium
ISCG Tabs Yes
Chainguide N/A
Cranks TruVativ Noir XC
Chainrings 22/32/44
Bottom Bracket Included with Crankset
Pedals N/A
Chain KMC X9 SL
Cassette SRAM PG 990, 11-34
Wheel Size
Rims DT EX500
Hubs DT 240S
Spokes DT 14/15
Tires Maxxis High Roller 2.35 folding
Saddle WTB Devo SLT
Seatpost Thompson Elite
Seat Post Diameter 30.9
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 10x135mm
Max. Tire Size 2.6
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Powdercoat: Black, White, Blue, Red, Yellow, Green. Anodized: Green, Black
Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty
Weight 29 lb 5 oz (13296 g)
Miscellaneous
Price $5,435
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