Aluminium from £3,599

C Carbon from £4,299

CC Complete Carbon from £6,499

The Nomad’s reputation is built on consistently pushing the envelope on how lawless a single-crown bike can get while still remaining a capable daily driver. The latest iteration nudged the travel and geometry further towards the outer limits, and we surprised ourselves at just how well-rounded it turned out.

The fourth generation design saw a dramatic shift to the lower-link mounted shock configuration. The shock rate is a short-travel version of the V10—which means feather-light small bump sensitivity right off the bat, supportive mid-stroke, and overall progression that you’d normally only experience on a DH bike. To handle all this newfound capability, the geometry was adapted too. It’s longer and lower-slung to ensure maximum stability and confidence on absolutely everything. At the same time, the Nomad’s still a trail bike. It pedals well and tackles valley-to-valley alpine runs and all-day missions without skipping a beat—a fact helped by its pedal-friendly seat tube angle and standard 170mm dropper post fit.


  • 170mm VPP® rear travel, 170mm fork
  • 27.5-inch wheels
  • Available in CC and C carbon and aluminum
  • Santa Cruz Reserve 30 carbon wheel option
  • Lower-link mounted shock configuration
  • Metric shock sizing – Air and coil shock compatibility
  • Bolt on shuttle guard, downtube protector and shock fender
  • Made for: Pedalling to get to the gnarliest of zones
  • At home on: The rawest and rowdiest trails or bike park booters
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL