Est. 1982

Santa Cruz Nomad 6

The Hub Cycle Centre

Note on Stock: If you are able to order a Nomad and pick up from our store, contact us via email for a price and latest availability. If you aren't able to pick up in store in Hastings, try your local store for stock availability.

There are various colour years and build kits available. Contact Us for latest availability and special pricing.

R / Carbon C:  $10,450
S / Carbon C:  $12,250
GX AXS T-Type/ Carbon C:  $14,340
GX AXS T-Type Reserve / Carbon C:  $16,065
XO T-Type / Carbon CC:  $16,455

Colours:  Matte Liquid Blue, Gloss Marigold Yellow, Gloss Gypsum or Matte Carbon


Load up the van, hit the road, climb a mountain, hammer it back down, huck the gap, throw the bike back in the van, drive to the bike park and do laps on laps. Hell, you could even rock up to the startline of the world's wildest races. The Nomad’s forte is being ready and willing to go wherever, whenever. The only thing it needs is a rider willing to press send.

Key Features
Available in: Carbon C and CC
Wheel Size:  MX
Front Travel: 170mm
Rear Travel) 170mm

Nomad Suspension

VPP™. VPP™ suspension can be optimized to strike a balance between pedaling efficiency and all-out bump-chomping prowess. The Nomad is exceptional at absorbing the biggest hits so its rider can charge harder, with more confidence, in the very worst terrain. But because it's still pedal efficient, getting up to the best, highest trails isn't a chore like some other bikes.

All the travel. If you're stomping gaps and stamping passports you're no stranger to travel. 170mm of 38mm diameter fork and 170mm of VPP™ rear suspension, compatible with both coil and air shocks.

Sensitivity and constant traction.  On the Nomad, lowering the anti-squat reduced pedal kickback on big square-edge hits at speed, all while improving the overall sensitivity of the suspension to maintain traction at all speeds. Up and downhill.

Flat-out bump control and tracking.  By reducing the starting leverage of the latest Nomad, we were able to improve body-weight influenced geometry stability throughout the travel. While reducing progression allowed the suspension to have consistently better tracking qualities throughout the stroke.

Built to last.  Short, stout counter-rotating links connect the front and rear triangles to create an extremely robust chassis that reduces lateral flex. Simple expanding collet axles hold things together, pivots run on large diameter axles and bearings (which we offer free lifetime replacement for) and the lower link includes a grease-port for quick, easy maintenance.

      Build Specs can be found at Santa Cruz.

      Bearings:  Santa Cruz Bicycles pivot bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. 

      Geometry (mm)

      Frame Sizing

      If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

      The Nomad is available in sizes small - extra extra large (S-XXL).

      Personal Preference

      A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

      Body Dimension

      Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.