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.
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