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Santa Cruz Nomad C S Kit Reserve Eggplant

Santa Cruz Nomad C S Kit Reserve Eggplant

V10 handling at Syndicate speeds.
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 V10which 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 Nomads still a trail bike. It pedals well and tackles valley-to-valley alpine runs and all-day missions without skipping a beata fact helped by its pedal-friendly seat tube angle and standard 170mm dropper post fit. 

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THE DETAIL

Santa Cruz Reserve Wheels -

Whether it's a sunset lap with friends or a race run against the clock, a broken wheel ruins any ride. We set strength and impact resistance as our highest priority, but strength doesn't have to mean uncomfortably stiff. Our wheels are compliant enough to avoid that harsh "wooden" ride that gives some carbon rims a bad name offroad. We only make offroad bikes at Santa Cruz, so we have the privilege of being able to focus purely on the mountain bike experience. Everything from the thickness of rim beads to external spoke hole reinforcements comes purely from our experience of knowing what riders need at every level from international racing to your local trails.

    A new line of premium carbon mountain bike rims and wheels from Santa Cruz designed to be the strongest, most reliable on the market.
    Designed, tested and prototyped in Santa Cruz, California using our new our in-house carbon lab and well-established carbon fiber expertise. Made in our exclusive factory.
    Backed by the best product support program in the industry the Santa Cruz Lifetime Warranty, just like our frames.

Mountain Bike-Specific Design and Testing

One thing we knew for certain going into this project three years ago was that the industry standard impact test for carbon wheels wasn't going to cut it. That test, approved by the UCI, impacts both sides of a rim equally with a flat rubber pad without a tire mounted on the wheel. It's designed to replicate a pothole-type impact on the road.

On a mountain bike, a rock is much more likely to only hit one side of the rim, so the rim beads have to be independently strong. We created a test in our lab that simulates one side of the rim landing directly on a square-edged rock from over 3 feet in the air with no suspension, and a lightweight tire inflated to 25psi.

As we began to put some of the other rims on the market through this test, we broke a lot of them more or less like we expected to on the bead but we also found that a critical failure mode was the spoke nipples pulling through the rim due to the sudden increase in spoke tension as the wheel flexed on impact.

    Testing reveals our rims to be significantly stronger than competitors.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Fork: FOX 36 Float Performance 170mm, 27.5"

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Chainguide: E.13 TRS+ 1x Guide, ISCG05

Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Crankset: SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB 32t - 170mm

Cassette: SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Chain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Brakes: SRAM Code R

Rotors: Avid Centerline 200mm

Handlebar: Race Face Aeffect R

Stem: Race Face Aeffect R

Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1X Lever, MatchMaker, 31.6

Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro Saddle

Front Tyre: Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C EXO+ TR

Rear Tyre: Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C EXO+ TR

Wheels: F: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h
R: DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h
Rim: RaceFace AR Offset 30 27.5"
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition

Sealant: Stan's Sealant

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