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Deep Loam #1 - The Nomad

A true legend that needs no introduction, the Nomad is, and always has been the benchmark for all other long-travel trail bikes.

Through the Nomad’s entire history, it's sole goal has always been to push the limits of DH capability from a bike that can be ridden all day and the latest version is pure magic.

Santa Cruz Nomad Head Tube Badge
Santa Cruz Nomad Side Shot

To ride like a V10, it must work like a V10.

The lower link driven shock is a shorter travel version of the mighty V10's and it delivers beautiful small bump feeling, support in the mid-travel and progression through the full curve.

Basically, it's just rad.

Santa Cruz VPP
Fox 36 Fork & Maxxis Tyre

Don't think that because the Nomad descends like a mini V10 that it climbs like one too, you'd be wrong. 

The Nomad has always been a trail bike that pedals unbelievably well thanks to Santa Cruz' tried, tested and ever-developing VPP linkage design. Click here for more info on VPP.

170mm travel front & back (or 180mm upfront if that's your thing) for all-round shredding, sending and "get you out of the sh%t ability". This is available in all three frame materials that Santa Cruz offer: alloy, carbon C or carbon CC. Click here to read more about Santa Cruz' carbon technology.

Ratboy riding Santa Cruz Nomad at Revolution Bike Park

Don't just take our word for it...

"the latest Santa Cruz Nomad is, again, setting the standard against which other all-mountain bikes should be judged as far as descending prowess goes"


"The Santa Cruz Nomad is a ripper. The rear suspension offers outstanding performance and remains composed in the roughest terrain. This bike’s handling is extraordinary"


"Hard not to love the Santa Cruz Nomad CC. It looks drop-dead gorgeous, pedals better than most 140mm bikes but you have 170mm to get you out of trouble."


You pick it, we'll build it.

The Nomad is available in alloy, carbon c or cc options depending on your budget and preference. From traditional metal huck machine to the beautifully finished lighter weight CC frame, each one is built to withstand whatever you throw at it.

Santa Cruz Nomad in Stif Mountain Bikes Workshop
rockshox Yari Fork
Santa Cruz headtube Badge
Sram X01 Cassette
Suspension fork fitting

Build Kit?

From the basic but solid R-Kit, which includes Sram NX 12spd groupset and RockShox Yari RC Fork right through to the battery-operated Sram XX1 AXS system and Fox Factory Kashima suspension, there's an option for everyone with the Nomad.

Prices range from £3599 - £9399 depending on what components you'd prefer and we can help advise you on what works best and what we like to run.

Finance is available on any full bike or frame and everything is built by our experienced and knowledgable in-house team of mechanics.

Santa Cruz Nomad

The Santa Cruz Nomad CC X01

The XO1 Nomad CC is a higher-end example of a build and truly ready for anything you can throw at it.

Sram XO1 Groupset is "out-of-the-box" hassle-free riding that includes stopping power by the mighty Sram Code RSC brakes, Sram X0 Carbon cranks and wide ratio 12 speed X01 Mech and Cassette. 

The XO1 Build is available with either a coil shock or air depending on which you prefer. Our shop team has experience with both and will happily talk you through the pros and cons of each to help you decide on the best one for your riding style. 

The one us lot ride...

Santa Cruz Nomad C S Kit

The Santa Cruz Nomad C S Kit

An awesome balance of components and cost, the C S kit uses Santa Cruz' Carbon C frame built with Sram GX Eagle drivetrain and Code brakes. Trickle down performance and tech from Srams higher level X01/XX1 Groupsets, it's a perfect setup that just works and lasts without breaking the bank.

Rockshox Deluxe Select rear shock is "set and forget", the Fox 36 Grip Fork can be tuned using volume spacers to dial in the progression and the Assegai front and rear tyres are crazy good!

Any option you choose is covered by Santa Cruz' amazing lifetime warranty on both their frames and bearings. Santa Cruz were one of the first to offer lifetime warranty and the level of support and commitment to their customers is unrivalled by any other brand.

This also covers the Carbon Reserve wheels if specced on your new Nomad.

Santa Cruz Nomad C S Kit

All of us here at Stif have owned or at least shredded the Nomad more than once and can offer plenty of advice and information on what will get you stoked about it and what options will work best for you.

For more information or to take a look through all the build options for the Santa Cruz Nomad, you can also contact us by phone, email, live chat or pop in store for a coffee and take a look at the bikes we have built in our showroom.

Santa Cruz Nomad demo rides at Stif

We've a full range of Nomad demo bikes available at both our stores for you to take out & ride before you decide if it's the right model for you.

This is an individual demo ride and when you arrive at the shop, we will set you up on the suspension, install your pedals and talk you through anything you need to/want to know.

Demo's are available during our store opening hours, from both stores. Click the button below for more information or give us a call on 01423 780 738

We live and breathe bikes and are lucky enough to ride & test everything we sell in our stores. 

We pride ourselves on the knowledge we have and being able to advise people on the best possible stuff is why we create the Deep Loam Articles, to pass on the collective information that we have here at Stif on our favourite bikes & products.

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