Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad 4 C XE Complete Mountain Bike 2018

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Santa Cruz Bicycles - Nomad 4 C XE Complete Mountain Bike 2018
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Bigger, badder, and more downhill savvy than ever before, the new Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad 4 C XE Complete Mountain Bike boasts a fully redesigned geometry and a progressive lower-link shock design. Complementing the raked out 65° head angle and VPP® suspension, this build features plush RockShox suspension that gives it the smooth sailing feel of a DH rig while an efficient Shimano XT 1x11 drivetrain and lightweight carbon frame work to retain pedal-ability on the ups. If you're a dirt cowboy who loves to take the spicy line and never shies away from burly features (whether natural or man-made), then the aggressively reworked Santa Cruz Nomad 4 C XE Complete Mountain Bike is the whip you oughta kick a leg over.

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Carbon C FrameA minimal weight gain of approximately 250 - 280 grams (0.6 lbs) for the C frame over the CC due to the different grade of carbon used. Whether you're riding a carbon CC or C frame, you get exactly the same legendary strength and stiffness because Santa Cruz uses exactly the same manufacturing facility and techniques.

170mm VPP® SuspensionVPP is based on the patented principle of having two short links rotating in opposite directions. This system provides huge design flexibility, allowing Santa Cruz to manipulate shock rates to the intended purpose and character of each model; from short travel endurance bikes to World Championship winning DH machines.

RockShox Super Deluxe RCT ShockSolid Threshold adjustment for pedaling performance, compression adjustment to fine tune the ride to any trail and condition, and the proven performance of RockShox’s revolutionary Super Deluxe rear shock in a package that’s ready to tackle any challenge.

Shock AdjustmentsExternal Rebound Damping / 3-Position Compression (Open, Pedal, Lock) | Air Spring Pressure Adjust

Progressive Lower-Link Shock ConfigurationSimilar to that of Santa Cruz's V10 downhill bike, this configuration creates a shock rate that's supportive and progressive -- an ideal scenario for rough terrain.

Bolt-On Shuttle Guard/Downtube Protector + Shock FenderTo ward of wayward rocks and the sandpaper effect of tailgate transport. The integrated fender works to keep crud out of the suspension.

High & Low Geometry Settings via Flip Chip in LinkThe high setting sets the bike up for added versatility, while the low setting slacks it out to near-DH levels. In either setting, the Nomad's longer reach equates to added stability.

Air & Coil Shock Compatibility

180mm Post Mount Brake

Metric Shock Sizing


RockShox Lyrik RCT3The new Lyrik gets the new Charger 2 damper, which reduces overall weight, increases bump-sensitivity and traction, and reduces the force needed to turn knobs and lock in the best setting for the terrain. And since today’s enduro riders demand ultimate pedaling efficiency, the new Lyrik is remote compatible, which allows for on-the-fly compression control.

Fork AdjustmentsMotion Control RC Damping | External Rebound Adjust | Low Speed Compression Adjust

Drive Train

Shimano XT ShifterErgonomically designed for prolonged enjoyment. Simple, adaptable cockpit.

Race Face Turbine CranksetThe Turbine continues setting the benchmark for performance aluminum cranks and cements the Turbine legacy. Featuring the proven Race Face Cinch System interface, the Turbine is an incredibly light and stiff performance crankset for today's modern XC, trail, and all-mountain rider.

e*thirteen TRS Race 11-Speed 9-46T CassetteThe 9-46T range allows you to climb further up the mountain without sacrificing top end gearing. Clean steeper climbs and blast the descents!

Shimano XT Rear DerailleurRider tuned for sharp and silky shifts.


Avid Code RSC BrakesetCode RSC is built from the elements that made Guide a benchmark in contemporary brake design and performance, and delivers an extra 15% power to shine in all heavy duty applications. SwingLink™ and Lever Pivot Bearings ensure a smooth and progressive feel at the lever, while the additional 30% positive fluid volume ensures consistent performance even when braking harder, more frequently or with a heavier mass to slow down.

Avid Centerline RotorsThe new Centerline Rotor was designed to keep the center of friction consistent throughout rotation thereby minimizing vibration offering consistent performance and a quiet ride.

Wheel Set

Maxxis Minion DHF | Front TireThe Minion DHF is the standard by which all other downhill tires are measured. The DHF incorporates ramped knobs for low rolling resistance and channel-cut knobs to increase gripping edges, giving straight-line control and precise cornering.

Maxxis Minion DHR II | Rear TireThe Minion DHR II is a complete redesign. Acceleration, cornering and braking have all been improved. The shoulder knobs were borrowed from the legendary Minion DHF and then beefed up to handle duty as a rear tire. The center tread has been heavily ramped and siped to roll fast and track straight under braking. Pair the DHR II with the Minion DHF for the ultimate aggressive riding combo.

Additional Features

RockShox Reverb Stealth Dropper SeatpostDon’t let its familiar good looks fool you—Reverb is a whole new weapon. Its internals have been completely re-engineered to improve on its already legendary performance and to offer enhanced reliability: all the smallest details, down to the single seal, have been re-evaluated and updated to pass the hardest and longest durability tests. Additional bushing overlap also improves performance over time. This is the brand-new Reverb, engineered for the next-generation mountain biker.

Shipping Information

Oversize items can only be shipped via UPS Ground within the continental U.S.


  • Front Travel (mm): 170
  • Rear Travel (mm): 170
  • Wheel Size: 27.5" (650b)
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 35
  • Rear Travel (in): 6.7
  • Front Travel (in): 6.7
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline (180mm)
  • Brake Levers: Avid Code RSC
  • Brake Calipers: Avid Code RSC
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Frame Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Spokes: DT Competition
  • Rims: e*thirteen TRS 27.5" 32h (30mm)
  • Cassette: e*thirteen TRS Race 11S 9-46T
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame+Bearings Only); 5 Years (Bars Only)
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 3C TR | 27.5 x 2.5
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO 3C TR | 27.5 x 2.4
  • Pedals: None
  • Hubs: Novatec D641 Disc 15mm x 110m (Front) / Novatec D642 12mm x 148mm XD (Rear)
  • Stem: Race Face Æffect R (50mm)
  • Crankset: Race Face Turbine 30T
  • Handlebar Shape: Riser
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik RCT3
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth (31.6mm)
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Air RCT
  • Handlebar: Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar (35mm x 800mm)
  • Bar Tape/Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Chain: Shimano SLX M7000
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8000
  • Shifters: Shimano XT M8000
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro
  • Used For: All-Mountain
  • Gearing: 1 x 11
Size S M L XL
Top Tube (mm) 573 596 619 653
Reach (mm) 420 440 460 490
Seat Tube (mm) 390 420 450 480
Stack (mm) 593 602 611 620
Standover Height (mm) 712 728 726 724
Head Tube Angle (°) 65 65 65 65
Seat Tube Angle (°) 74.5 74.5 74.5 74.5
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 10 10 10 10
Chainstay Length (mm) 430 430 430 430
Head Tube Length (mm) 100 110 120 130
Wheelbase (mm) 1168 1192 1217 1251
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 344 344 344 344

Other Notes

Santa Cruz Bicycles products can only be shipped within the United States



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