Santa Cruz Nomad 2015 - Hillside Cycling Enduro Edition 7

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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Santa Cruz Nomad 3 Carbon 2015, size Large
Rear Shock Cane Creek Double Barrel Coil 350 spring
Fork Marzocchi 350 NCR titanium
Headset Chris King InSet 3 Black
Handlebar Renthal FatBar Carbon 20 mm rise / 780 mm
Stem Renthal Apex 60 mm
Grips ODI SDG Hansolo Lock-On Black/Fusion Gold
Brakes Hope Tech 3 E4 F: 203 mm / R: 183 mm
Brake Levers Hope Tech 3 E4 Goodridge hose
Shifters Shimano Saint M820 10spd I-spec B mount
Rear Derailleur Shimano Saint RD-M820 Shadow+ 10 speed
Chainguide Blackspire DER Guide Modified with roller
Cranks Hope Technology Cranks, black 175 mm
Chainrings / Sprocket Other Hope Retainer 32 N/W Direct mount
Bottom Bracket Hope Technology Stainless Steel BB 68/73 mm
Chain Shimano XT HG95
Cassette / Rear Cog Shimano XT M771 11-36
Pedals Shimano XT M780
Front Rim WTB Frequency i25 No decals
Rear Rim WTB Frequency i25 No decals
Hubs Hope Technology Hope Pro 2 Evo 32 h, silver. Custom rear axle.
Spokes DT Swiss Competition DB Silver
Front Tire Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 Evo PaceStar Tubeless
Rear Tire Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 Evo PaceStar Tubeless
Saddle SDG Circuit Ti Alloy Fusion
Seatpost 9point8 Fall Line 150 mm
Seatpost Clamp Other Santa Cruz 30.9 mm post / 34.9 mm collar
General Info
Model Year 2015
Riding Type Trail / All-Mountain
Weight 31 lb 11.9 oz (14400 g)
Additional Info Photo: Natasja Jovic / Hillside Cycling. Bike builder: Leo Ranta / Hillside Cycling. Photo location: Marstrand, Sweden. This bike was built to replace my trusty old Santa Cruz Bullit. The parts are carefully selected to suit hard All Mountain / Enduro & Trail riding. Color matching the parts was hard, but I think we nailed it. The frame is protected with InVisiFrame bike shield. Visit us on: Cheers! /Leo & Natasja UPDATE1(2015-08-15): New tyres, Maxxis Minion DHR2 2.3" 3C MaxxTerra UPDATE2(2016-04-30): New grips, matching black/fusion gold SDG Hansolo Lock-Ons by ODI. UPDATE3(2016-06-07): New tyres, back to Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35" PaceStar. Faster, lighter, but not better or worse wear rate than Maxxis (Rear tires only lasts for 4 months, guess I'm riding hard). UPDATE4: New dropper post, 9Point8 Fall Line 150 mm.
  • Hillside Cycling

    6/9/2015 1:18 PM

    Short video from one of the trail rides with this Nomad.,28995/Hillside-Cycling,26127

  • David.Max

    5/8/2015 2:20 PM

    How is the handling with the 40mm offset on the 350 NCR? I've been thinking about using that fork, but I'm a little worried about it slowing the handling down to much. For comparison's sake the Pike is a 42mm offset and the 36 is 44mm. Giant chose to use a custom 46mm offset Pike on the Reign which also has a long wheelbase and 65 degree head angle which seems like it might make sense on a bike with this geometry.

    I really wan to give the Marzocchi a try, but I'm not sure if it's the right choice for this bike. Any input you have would really be appreciated!

  • Hillside Cycling

    5/9/2015 12:44 AM

    Hi, David. I really love the handling of the bike with the 350 NCR. I use the bike for enduro style trails and technical trails, where the quicker steering of the shorter offset is an advantage. I was first more worried of the Nomad's slack head angle, than the fork offset. After a few rides, I'm more than happy how good the bike handles. I found this article about fork offset, even if it's for 29:ers it's very interesting:

  • daveman

    5/5/2015 6:01 PM

    the build looks sick but trim those cables!

  • dirty booger

    5/5/2015 10:46 AM

    Size large with 350# spring? What is rider weight?

  • Hillside Cycling

    5/5/2015 10:50 AM

    I'm 179 cm tall and I weight 68 kilos.

  • iceman2058

    5/5/2015 2:18 AM

    Bike of the Day May 5, 2015!

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