The well-rounded Santa Cruz Nomad enduro bike was built to tackle the toughest downhill lines, yet offers efficient pedaling for a climbing edge rarely seen in big-hit bikes. The carbon frame's geometry is longer and lower-slung and features a dramatic shift to the lower-link mounted shock configuration. This ensures maximum stability and confidence on absolutely everything. 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. Nomad charges through just about anything, at any speed or angle.
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. So if you're searching for an enduro racer that's equally at home in a bike park or on an all-day ride, the Santa Cruz Nomad is a perfect choice.