Nomad Carbon Frame SM Gloss Green/Lime

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The Santa Cruz Carbon Nomad walks the line between an all-mountain trail rider and a gravity shredder, designed to go uphill just as well as it goes down. Santa Cruz revamped the carbon Nomad for 2013 with the addition of a 142 x 12mm rear axle, which compliments the VPP suspension and keeps the rear wheel center, hit after hit.This impressive carbon frame has a noticeably different silhouette than its aluminum predecessor. The Carbon Nomad is beefed up and smoothed out in all the right places, with substantially fatter chainstays and a 1.5" headtube, dismissing any misgivings about a carbon all-mountain frame not being strong enough.

This is the 4th carbon mountain bike frame produced by Santa Cruz, and as such, they were able to expertly apply their design and production experience to trim 1.5 lbs off the frame, while making it stronger and stiffer. The entire front triangle was laid up and cured as one piece instead of assembling or bonding separate carbon tubes together. Additionally, the underside of the downtube features eight layers of carbon fiber and has an added impact absorbent protection strip, which is also used on the drive-side chain stay. Arguably stronger than the original aluminum version, the Nomad retains its identity with consistent frame geometry and patented VPP suspension, featuring 160mm of rear travel. The frame is equipped with a Fox CTD Kashima custom valved rear shock and intended for use with a single-crown, 160mm travel fork. The 1.5" headtube keeps the front end stout and steadfast, allowing Nomad to be treated with a bit more abuse than frames using taper-steerer forks. 5 year warranty. Shock pump is sold separately.

Frame: UD carbon fiber one-piece lay-up with Next Generation VPP suspension. 160mm of rear travel. Replaceable derailleur hanger. 142x12 rear axle. Integrated ISCG05 tabs and grease ports in aluminum lower link.

Shock: 2013 Fox CTD Kashima. Frame Weight (Med): 6.1 lbs. (Medium) Recommended Fork Travel: 160 to 180mm.

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Nomad Carbon Frame SM Gloss Green/Lime


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Christmas Order Deadlines

To receive your order by 12/24, consider the deadlines listed below:

  • UPS Ground 12/15 (Packages shipped ground by 12/18 may arrive by 12/24, but are not guaranteed.)
  • USP 3-Day: 12/19 at 5pm EST
  • USP 2-Day: 12/22 at 5pm EST
  • UPS Next Day Air: 12/23 at 5pm EST
  • USPS is no longer guaranteed for delivery by 12/24/2014

For guaranteed Christmas arrival, items must be in stock at the time of the order. Also, the deadlines may be different for bikes, frames & wheels which require additional time for prep and assembly. Questions? Contact us.