Skip to main content

10/26/2020 Shipping Estimate Update: In Stock items typically ship within 3 days

Summit Bicycles Logo

Free Shipping on Orders Over $50 Within Continental USA

The New 2021 Santa Cruz Nomad 

Epically fun, ridiculously capable, and thoughtfully redesigned

At A Glance: The 2021 Santa Cruz Nomad


 
  • Purpose: Enduro domination and rowdy trail rides
  • Front & rear travel: 170mm
  • Wheel size: 27.5"
2021 Santa Cruz Nomad in adder green

Who's it for?


The Nomad is Santa Cruz's ultra-capable 27.5" trail smasher. It's built for enduro enthusiasts and gravity-inclined trail riders who love to go big. 

170mm of front and rear travel gives you plenty of squish for the most demanding trails you can find, while the 27.5" wheels and playful geo help you carve up tight turns and get extra creative.

The 2021 Nomad is the perfect bike for riders who want to be able to throw down with the best while still maximizing the fun levels.

Read on to learn more.


What's new on the 2021 Nomad?

Descend More Confidently

A head tube slackened to 64° combined with 37mm offset forks result in wildly stable and predictable downhill chops that inspire confidence through ridiculous rock gardens and heart-stopping drops.

improved suspension

The redesigned twin swingarm uprights and improved leverage curve are big improvements for 2021. You get more of that bottomless feel when the terrain demands it and better small-bump compliance for a smooth and fast ride everywhere else.

Climb Easier

The Nomad's seat tube has been steepened to 78° in the Hi setting, allowing for much improved pedaling performance that'll make earning your turns way more enjoyable.

Extra Updates + New Colors


SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger

SRAM's ultra popular universal derailleur hanger is compatible with all the major drivetrains, provides better protection, and improves performance.

Size Specific Chainstay Lengths

With chainstays optimized for each size, all riders will be able to enjoy the same snappy, responsive feel on the aggressive trails the Nomad loves.

New Colors

Oxblood and Adder Green are two killer new colors that give you great options for a bit of flash or a more subtle look.

2021 Nomad Geometry

GeometryS (Low / High)M (Low / High)L (Low / High)XL (Low / High)
Reach422 / 425mm447 / 450mm472 / 475mm497 / 500mm
Stack603 / 601mm617 / 615mm626 / 623m648 / 646mm
Head Tube Angle63.7 / 64°63.7 / 64°63.7 / 64°63.7 / 64°
Seat Tube Length380mm405mm430mm460mm
Front Center760mm792mm821mm857mm
BB Height340 / 344mm340 / 344mm340 / 344mm340 / 344mm
BB Drop14 / 10mm14 / 10mm14 / 10mm14 / 10mm
Wheelbase1186 / 1185mm1223 / 1222mm1257 / 1256mm1297mm
Chainstay Length426 / 425mm431 / 430mm436 / 435mm441 / 440mm
Head Tube Length115mm130mm140mm165mm
Top Tube Length552mm582mm610mm644mm
Seat Tube Angle77.9 / 78.2°77.7 / 78°77.5 / 77.9°77.2 / 77.6°
Standover706 / 710mm727 / 732mm728 / 733mm727 / 734mm

2021 Santa Cruz Nomad Models

Here are the 2021 SantaCruz Nomad models for your eyes to feast on. We've broken down each model's key components, but certain models will have the option to upgrade to Santa Cruz's Carbon Reserve wheelset.

Nomad C R

  • Frame: Santa Cruz C Carbon
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select
  • Fork: RockShox Zeb
  • Wheels: Hub: SRAM MTH 716  (F) MTH 746 (R) / Rims: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0
  • Drivetrain: SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes:  SRAM Guide RE
  • Dropper: SDG Tellis

Price: $4,499

Nomad C S

  • Frame: Santa Cruz C Carbon
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
  • Fork: FOX 38 Float Performance
  • Wheels: Hubs: DT Swiss 370 (F+R) / Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • BrakesSRAM Code R
  • Dropper: RockShox Reverb Stealth

Price: $5,499

Nomad C XT

  • Frame: Santa Cruz C Carbon
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
  • Fork: FOX 38 Float Performance Elite
  • Wheels: Hubs: DT Swiss 350 (F) DT 350 (R) / Rims: RaceFace ARC Offset 30
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • BrakesShimano XT 8120
  • Dropper: RockShox Reverb Stealth

Price: $6,199

Nomad C XT Coil

  • Frame: Santa Cruz C Carbon
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select+
  • Fork: FOX 38 Float Performance Elite
  • Wheels: Hubs: DT Swiss 350 (F) DT 350 (R) / Rims: RaceFace ARC Offset 30
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • BrakesShimano XT 8120
  • Dropper: RockShox Reverb Stealth

Price: $6,199

Nomad CC X01

  • Frame: Santa Cruz CC Carbon
  • Shock: Fox Float X2 Factory 2-Position lever
  • Fork: FOX 38 Float Factory
  • Wheels: Hubs: DT Swiss 350 (F+R) / Rims: RaceFace ARC Offset 30
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • BrakesSRAM Code RSC
  • Dropper: RockShox Reverb Stealth

Price: $7,499

Nomad CC X01 Coil

  • Frame: Santa Cruz CC Carbon
  • Shock: Fox DH X2 Factory Coil 2-Position lever
  • Fork: FOX 38 Float Factory
  • Wheels: Hubs: DT Swiss 350 (F+R) / Rims: RaceFace ARC Offset 30
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • BrakesSRAM Code RSC
  • Dropper: RockShox Reverb Stealth

Price: $7,499

Explore More Santa Cruz

Want a more playful trail bike?

The 5010's 130mm of travel, 27.5" wheels, and responsive geometry make it a great choice for ripping your home town trails and epic adventures.

Want to ride longer and further?

Climb faster and ride more trails in a day than ever before with the Bullit, Santa Cruz's mullet eMTB. Same shred, less uphill dread.

Check out the full Santa Cruz lineup

Head over to our Santa Cruz buyer's guide if you're still looking for the perfect new ride. There's something for everyone.