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2010 Santa Cruz Carbon Nomad - First Ride: 2010 Santa Cruz Carbon Nomad - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

This bike is a beaut! As you see it, size medium, she weighs 30lbs on the button. 160mm of travel, frame weight of 6.1lbs with shock and a price of $2499. Drool on! This photo is from our first ride together with plenty more to come and long-term testing throughout the summer.

Take a look through the detail photos with a little bit of insight on some of the features from the first ride out.

Credit: gordo
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First Ride: 2010 Santa Cruz Carbon Nomad

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  • Surfwax

    7/15/2010 5:11 AM

    Uhhh, VPP isn't a single pivot.

  • kellen1230

    6/11/2010 11:05 PM

    Sure Carbon is cool....but this thing is 30 lbs at a size Medium and it costs HOW MUCH? My 2008 Enduro Comp in a size LARGE, with a chain guide, Joplin seat post, E150 dual crown, etc. only weights 32.5 lbs and the WHOLE BIKE cost about $800 more than the frame alone on this one. Then you include the fact that FSR doesn't brake jack like the single pivot design (seriously, just go sit on the two side by side and hold the back brake...its easy to feel..) and I am left scratching my head why anyone wants a Santa Cruz at all...

  • quasibinaer

    5/26/2010 4:29 PM

    You just got a brand-spankin-new session and now that beauty of a bike. Heck, you´ve got one of the best Jobs ever, me thinks. (Honestly: genius.)

  • sspomer

    5/25/2010 11:50 AM


  • Acadian

    5/25/2010 11:43 AM

    if I rub too much I might get cut by carbon shards.. ;o)

  • sspomer

    5/25/2010 11:34 AM

    i'll send you a hi-res photo luc, just to rub it in a little bit more.

  • Acadian

    5/25/2010 11:31 AM


  • Dirtnap McGillicuddy

    5/25/2010 11:29 AM

    I love the word BEAUT!

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