Nomad CC 165mm VPP - 27.5"

  • Frame: £2,899
  • Custom Builds from £5,199

The Nomad is designed to stay one step ahead of enduro racing’s ever more DH trajectory.

An aggressive 65 degree head angle delivers V10 handling at Syndicate speeds.  165mm of VPP™ travel is delivered via a V10 style upper link and neatly recessed lower link design that's unique to this model.

The one-by only design permits some seriously compact chainstays.  While the rangey cockpit and relatively steep seat tube angle make for a surprisingly efficient pedaling position for such a capable descender

Internal cable routing comes courtesy of thin carbon fibre tubes molded into the frame from entry to exit, ensuring completely integrated hassle-free routing every time.

Frame Features

  • Full carbon frame and swingarm
  • 165mm (6.5") VPP™ suspension
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Forged upper and lower links
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Single grease port on lower link for swift and easy maintenance
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
  • Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
  • Recessed lower link protected from rock strikes
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • 142mm rear axle spacing
  • Threaded BB for creak-free riding and easy installation
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility

Shock Setup

Shock: Rockshox Vivid R2C

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg) 100 psi 18-23 mm
120lbs (54.4kg) 120 psi 18-23 mm
140lbs (63.5kg) 140 psi 18-23 mm
160lbs (72.6kg) 160 psi 18-23 mm
180lbs (81.8kg) 180 psi 18-23 mm
200lbs (90.7kg) 200 psi 18-23 mm
220lbs (99.8kg) 220 psi 18-23 mm
240lbs (108.8kg) 240 psi 18-23 mm

Shock: Rockshox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg) 105 psi 18-23 mm
120lbs (54.4kg) 125 psi 18-23 mm
140lbs (63.5kg) 145 psi 18-23 mm
160lbs (72.6kg) 165 psi 18-23 mm
180lbs (81.8kg) 185 psi 18-23 mm
200lbs (90.7kg) 205 psi 18-23 mm
220lbs (99.8kg) 225 psi 18-23 mm
240lbs (108.8kg) 245 psi 18-23 mm


Geometry Chart
Nomad Geometry
  S M L XL
Top Tube Length 558.8mm - 22" 584.2mm - 23" 609.6mm - 24" 635mm - 25"
Seat Tube Length 393.7mm - 15.5" 419.1mm - 16.5" 457.2mm - 18" 495.3mm - 19.5"
Head Tube Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
Seat Tube Angle 74.2° 74.2° 74.2° 74.2°
BB Height 340mm - 13.39" 340mm - 13.39" 340mm - 13.39" 340mm - 13.39"
Wheelbase 1142.7mm - 44.99" 1169.8mm - 46.06" 1195.4mm - 47.06" 1223.9mm - 48.19"
Head Tube Length 90mm - 3.54" 100mm - 3.94" 110mm - 4.33" 120mm - 4.72"
Chainstay Length 433.1mm - 17.05" 433.1mm - 17.05" 433.1mm - 17.05" 433.1mm - 17.05"
Standover Height 726.5mm - 28.6" 725mm - 28.54" 731.9mm - 28.81" 742.6mm - 29.24"
Reach 392.1mm - 15.44" 415mm - 16.34" 437.8mm - 17.24" 460.7mm - 18.14"
Stack 591mm - 23.27" 600mm - 23.62" 609.1mm - 23.98" 618.1mm - 24.33"

* Effective top tube
** Seat Tube length measured from center of BB to top of seat tube

Size Guide

5'0" — 5'5"
5'5" — 5'10"
5'10" — 6'2"
6'2" — 6'6"

Complete Bikes

All upgrade prices are relative to the standard component price.

Stock Colours:

Build Kit:



Additional Upgrades


Can I mount a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chainguide mounting.  Most chainguides on the market that are made for this standard should work.

Can I mount a front derailleur to the Nomad?

No, this bike is not compatible with a front derailleur.  Single ring only!

Can I use a dropper post on this bike?

Yes, this frame is equipped for internally routed dropper posts like the Reverb Stealth, KS Lev Integra, or X Fusion HiLo SL Strate. 

It looks like the lower link is off center in my frame- is everything ok?

Yes- this is correct. With our newer pivot system, the pivot axle draws the link over to one side in order to properly preload the bearings. This offset is accounted for in the frame design so everything ends up nice and straight in the end.

Should I grease the headset cups when I install them?

Yes, we recommend this. Do not use the Carbon Assembly Compound on the headset, as it will make it more difficult to remove from the frame.

What fork sizes are recommended?

We recommend 160-170mm forks for the Nomad. All of the forks we spec are 160mm, which offers a great all-around feel, and balances the bike.

What is the torque spec for the seat collar?

We don't provide a torque spec for the seatpost, because it really depends on what seatpost you are using. Some seatposts are slippery, and require more torque to stay put, and others are very thin- and can be crushed by overzealous tightening. Some are both slippery and thin... Make sure you use the Carbon Assembly Compound included with your frame, and use some common sense.

You will not damage your frame by overtightening the seat collar, assuming you have a 31.6 seatpost in there.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

We use a headset generally referred to as "mixed tapered". This is a 44mm internal upper cup, with an external 49mm lower cup. The SHIS name is ZS44/28.6 EC49/40.

What kind of rear brake adaptor do I need?

This frame uses a standard IS rear brake mount. Just pick your rotor size and order the correct adaptor to go from IS to post mount (all modern brakes).

What q-factor should I use for the cranks?

For cranks with optional q-factor- always choose the wider version.  For XX1, this is the 168mm version.

What size bottom bracket shell does this bike use?

We use a standard 73mm threaded BB. Nearly any crank on the market (besides BB30 cranks) will fit.

What size hub do I need?

This bike uses a 142x12 through-axle rear hub, and includes a DT RWS axle.

What size seatpost do I need?

The Nomad uses a 31.6mm seatpost.  Always ensure it is inserted into the frame a minimum of 4" (100mm).

What size shock does it use?

This bike uses a 216x63mm shock with 22x8mm eyelet hardware (21.8mm x 8mm for SRAM). Please do not use any other shock size or modify with eccentric shock bushings- this can cause damage or clearance issues with the frame.

Why does this frame use a standard thread-in bottom bracket, when many of your competitors use press-in style (BB30, Pressfit 30, BB90, BB92, BB86)

It is true that there are some slight weight savings available with the various pressfit bb designs (exact weight savings obviously vary depending on system, frame manufacturing techniques, and crank model), but we don't feel this small savings make up for the inconveniences. We are still able to make a frame that is lighter than most of our competitors, while still using a heavier bb system. There are a number of disadvantages that exist with press fit systems:

1) Special installation and removal tools are required for these parts, including a headset press. This is not convenient for most home mechanics, and they are quite expensive. Traditional external BB's can be installed or removed with a simple $10 hand tool.

2) "Permanently installed cups". Shimano doesn't recommend removing and re-installing their press in bb cups (as they may become damaged), so moving parts from bike to bike is no longer an option.

3) Creaking or shifting bb's can be common with these systems. Since the bearing is pressed into a cup, which is then pressed into the frame- it can be hard to get all of the press fits snug- without being too tight on the bearing or too loose in the frame.

4) Reasonable tube sizes. One of the most commonly claimed advantages of a larger bb shell is the larger diameter downtube that goes with it. This may be an advantage on road bikes, where tubes can be incredibly thin and large for optimal stiffness. On a mountain bike, this area of the frame sees a lot of abuse from rocks and crashing, and needs to have a certain amount of wall thickness to survive actual use. Using what we consider a "safe" wall thickness and carbon layup, and a fairly typical tube diameter, we get an exceedingly stiff, light, durable product. If we used a larger downtube, we would either have a heavier frame (same wall thickness but larger diameter), or a less durable product (thinner walls and larger diameter).

5) Chain clearance. Take a look at some of our competitors frames with press in bb shells. The down tube comes so close to the chainrings that many frames have chainsuck guards on the downtube! In our mind, the chain should be able to fall off on a mountain bike and not get jammed between your crank and thin-walled carbon downtube.

6) Backwards compatibility: Many of our customers purchase a frame and build it up with their choice of parts, or parts from an old bike. By using a standard bb, we are compatible with everything without requiring confusing adaptors.

7) Chainguide compatibility: While it may seem strange to talk about putting chainguides on a short travel bike, it is becoming more common now with 10 speed drivetrains. Thread in bb's mean the frame is compatible with bb mount chainguides. We like versatility....

Suspension SystemVPPTM
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post31.6"
Fork Compatibility160-180mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.5"
Water Bottle Mountsyes
  • Internal routing made from molded carbon tubes: ensures precise and hassle. free feeding of rear derailleur and seat post cables.
  • 31.6” seat tube: accommodates 150mm Reverb Stealth seat posts.
  • Bottle cage mounts within front triangle: works with piggyback shock.
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protectors.
  • Forged aluminum upper link and lower link.
  • Single recessed grease port on lower link: feeds all for four bearings.
  • Collet axle pivots: lock in place without pinch bolts.
  • Angular contact bearings on collet pivot axles.
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts.
  • Co-molded aluminum hardware on frame pivots.
  • Carbon ISCG-05 tabs.
  • 142 mm rear axle spacing.
  • Threaded BB: creak-free riding and easy installation.