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Santa Cruz Nomad Mixes Wheel Sizes for 2023

Santa Cruz Nomad Mixes Wheel Sizes for 2023

The Santa Cruz Nomad has entered its 6th generation, following in the wake of the Bronson by abandoning the complete 27.5″ wheelset in favor of…

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The Santa Cruz Nomad has entered its 6th generation, following in the wake of the Bronson by abandoning the complete 27.5″ wheelset in favor of a mullet configuration. With the larger front wheel comes a host updates to the geometry and kinematic, including longer proportional length stays, a slacker head angle and, to satisfy the pack-haters out there, a Glovebox stowing a Tool Wallet and Tube Purse. Here’s an overview of the 2023 Santa Cruz Nomad. Santa Cruz Nomad Gen 6

The 2023 Nomad Coil Shock build options are spec’d with a Double Down Casing Tire in the rear Though its wheel sizing may have changed, its intention hasn’t; the 2023 Santa Cruz Nomad is still their “Send it anywhere” model. Marketing phrases aside, let’s compare and contrast the old and new. Intention: Enduro and Bike Park Riding

Wheel Size: 29″ Front, 27.5″ Rear

Fork Travel: 170mm

Rear Wheel Travel: 170mm

Head Angle: 63.5° (Lo)

Frame Material: Carbon (C & CC) Sizing: S-XXL Starting Price: $5,649 USD (Nomad C R) Only the lighter CC frame is available as a frameset, retailing at $4,249 USDSanta Cruz are offering the Nomad C & CC in complete builds with the choice of an air or coil shockFor 2023, travel remains at 170mm front and rear. It still runs the VPP-linkage seen across the Santa Cruz range, and changes to the suspension characteristic aren’t visible to the naked eye; minor tweaks to pivot locations has resulted in a small changes to the kinematic […]

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