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.
|Frame||Carbon C 27.5” 170mm Travel VPP™|
|Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe R|
|Fork||RockShox Yari RC 170|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX 11 speed Long Cage|
|Chainguide||E13 TRS Race SL ISCG05|
|Shifters||SRAM NX 11 speed|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide R|
|Rotors||Avid Centerline - 200mm|
|Crankset||Race Face Aeffect 30t - 170mm|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1150 CS 10-42t|
|Handlebar||Race Face Aeffect R - 35x780mm, 20mm Rise|
|Stem||Race Face Ride - 50mm|
|Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips - Black|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Seatpost||Race Face Aeffect - 31.6x125mm (XSM), 150mm (L-XL)|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Front Tyre||Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR - 27.5x2.5”|
|Rear Tyre||Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR - 27.5x2.4”|
|Front Hub||Novatec D711 - 15x110mm|
|Rear Hub||Novatec D462 - 12x148mm (XD)|
|Rims||WTB ST i29 TCS|