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"
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?
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.
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
|Geometry||S (Low / High)||M (Low / High)||L (Low / High)||XL (Low / High)|
|Reach||422 / 425mm||447 / 450mm||472 / 475mm||497 / 500mm|
|Stack||603 / 601mm||617 / 615mm||626 / 623m||648 / 646mm|
|Head Tube Angle||63.7 / 64°||63.7 / 64°||63.7 / 64°||63.7 / 64°|
|Seat Tube Length||380mm||405mm||430mm||460mm|
|BB Height||340 / 344mm||340 / 344mm||340 / 344mm||340 / 344mm|
|BB Drop||14 / 10mm||14 / 10mm||14 / 10mm||14 / 10mm|
|Wheelbase||1186 / 1185mm||1223 / 1222mm||1257 / 1256mm||1297mm|
|Chainstay Length||426 / 425mm||431 / 430mm||436 / 435mm||441 / 440mm|
|Head Tube Length||115mm||130mm||140mm||165mm|
|Top Tube Length||552mm||582mm||610mm||644mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||77.9 / 78.2°||77.7 / 78°||77.5 / 77.9°||77.2 / 77.6°|
|Standover||706 / 710mm||727 / 732mm||728 / 733mm||727 / 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.