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: Rockshox Yari RC, 170mm, 27.5"
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Chainguide: E.13 TRS Race SL, ISCG05
Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Shifters: SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Crankset: SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB 32t - 170mm
Cassette: SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
Chain: SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Brakes: SRAM Guide RE
Rotors: Avid Centerline 200mm
Handlebar: E.13 TRS
Stem: E.13 TRS
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Headset: Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost: Race Face Aeffect Dropper, 31.6
Saddle: WTB Silverado Race Saddle
Front Tyre: Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C EXO+ TR
Rear Tyre: Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C EXO+ TR
Wheels: F: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h R: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h Rim: WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 27.5" Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
Sealant: Stan's Sealant