Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon 13

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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon
Rear Shock Fox Racing Shox Float X
Fork Fox Racing Shox Float 36
Headset Chris King
Handlebar Race Face SIXC
Stem Spank Spike Race Bearclaw Signature Series
Grips ODI
Brakes Hope Stealth Race Evo M4
Brake Levers Hope
Shifters SRAM XX1
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1
Cranks SRAM XX1
Chainrings / Sprocket SRAM XX1 32T
Bottom Bracket Chris King
Chain SRAM XX1
Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM XX1 10-42
Pedals Shimano XT
Front Rim Spank Oozy
Rear Rim Spank Oozy
Hubs Hadley
Spokes DT Swiss
Front Tire Specialized Clutch SX 2.3
Rear Tire Specialized Ground Control 2.3
Saddle Specialized Henge Ti
Seatpost Thomson Dropper
Seatpost Clamp Other
General Info
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Trail / All-Mountain
Weight 30 lb 3 oz (13693 g)
Additional Info My dream bike.....
  • daver27

    7/9/2013 3:32 AM

    its called snowflake lacing i believe, a 90's throwback!!

  • Daniel_Layton

    7/8/2013 10:17 AM

    I've never seen wheels lased like that. What is that? Is it just an aesthetic thing? Does it compromise performance/durability? They look awesome though.

  • adeibold

    7/8/2013 10:29 AM

    They are DT Swiss Comp spokes that are twisted where they would normally just cross. My friend Zack who built them has them on every bike of his including a VPFree DH rig and has never had issues. Its just for looks but the wheels are really stiff

  • buttbongo

    7/8/2013 8:13 AM

    These new carbon nomads could actually make me a fan. They even got rid of that whale hump top tube. 30lbs pretty good but I like to get it to 28-29. Def a sick whip though.

  • adeibold

    7/8/2013 9:06 AM

    It's actually 29.19lbs with pedals, but it wont let me change it. In all honesty, I didnt even care how much it weighted because it rides like a dream, but I know where you're coming from. The Nomad's aint light.

  • Mr. P

    7/8/2013 7:08 AM

    Love the parts pic... a preview of a perfect hand picked custom build. Nice.


  • Tsetse

    7/8/2013 6:37 AM

    How is the Thomson Dropper?

  • adeibold

    7/8/2013 9:04 AM

    Only put around 60 miles on it, but LOVE it so far.

  • Tsetse

    7/8/2013 7:32 PM

    Do you think it is better than a Reverb or Lev?

  • adeibold

    7/8/2013 11:40 PM

    The feel and return is better than the reverb. Never used a Lev, but I had ordered one for this bike at one point when I didn't think I'd ever get my hands on a Thompson.

  • Tsetse

    7/9/2013 1:16 AM

    Nice! With all the good reviews, I'm tempted to swap my Reverb for some Thomson exotica.

  • tallak

    7/8/2013 3:22 AM

    You got it right!
    Awsm build!

  • iceman2058

    7/8/2013 12:25 AM

    Bike of the Day July 8, 2013!

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