2022 Santa Cruz Nomad 5 CC X01 Air

Article code 58-22222-113-3-684-347701
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Key Features:

Available in: Carbon C and Carbon CC
Wheel Size: 27.5"
Front Travel:170mm
Rear Travel: 170mm

More travel than a white van

Big mountain riding is a nomadic existence. Meeting friends in farflung car parks. Pinpointing trails you're not sure are even rideable. Sending the ones you know are. Shiny new bling gets battered, shattered and bruised. That’s life. That’s how it should be. That's why the Nomad exists.

Probably the most abused bike in our line up, every Nomad has a story to tell. But each Nomad we've made keeps coming back for more. It's not Stockholm Syndrome, it's called sealed bearings in all pivots, a lower link grease port, shuttle guards and free bearing replacements. Why scrap a frame when a simple bearing service can make one last a lifetime? That's our stance on sustainability at least, and it's why our carbon fiber doesn’t just mean lighter, it means tough as hell backed up by a lifetime warranty and crash replacement support.

There’s no time for puzzling when on a road trip either. That's why we chose 27.5 wheels as the go-to for the widest variety of riding styles and rider sizes. When peeling your bike out of the van at a new spot your only question should be “Is this a full face or a half lid kinda ride?” The 64-degree head angle and 77-degree seat angle puts you in the sweet spot when winching up to the top of a big drop in. Meanwhile proportional chainstay lengths mean handling is never compromised, regardless of frame size.

And when we say big travel, we're not talking about your Transit's odometer. We're talking 170mm of 38mm diameter fork and 170mm of VPP rear suspension compatible with both coil and air shocks. The details are completed by a neat mud flap to protect the rear shock, plus tidy cable routing within the frame and swingarm, and rubberized DT protectors to shrug off strikes.

So van-lifers unite. The Nomad is the kind of bike you need never worry about all summer long. Sorry we can't say the same for the locked public washrooms and parking tickets.


  • Kit - X01
  • Price - $11099CDN
  • Weight - 14.63kg / 32.25lbs
  • Material - Carbon CC
  • Fork - FOX 38 Float Factory, 170mm, 27.5"
  • Shock - Fox Float X2 Factory 2-Position lever
  • Rear Derailleur - SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Shifters - SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Crankset - SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t
  • Cassette - SRAM XG1295 Eagle 12spd 10-52t
  • Chain - SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD
  • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
  • Brakes - SRAM Code RSC
  • Brake Rotors - SRAM HS2 Rotor 200mm
  • Headset - Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Bars - Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
  • Stem - Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm
  • Grips - Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
  • Front Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h
  • Rear Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, XD, 6 Bolt, 28h
  • Rims - Race Face ARC Offset 30 27.5" Rims
  • Chainguide - OneUp Bash
  • Spokes - Sapim Race
  • Front Tire - Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO+, TR
  • Rear Tire - Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO+
  • Tubes - Stans Sealant 2oz
  • Seat Post - RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
  • Saddle - WTB Silverado Team Saddle or WTB Volt


Reach 425mm 450mm 475mm 500mm
Stack 601mm 614.5mm 623.4mm 645.9mm
Head Tube Angle 64° 64° 64° 64°
Seat Tube Length 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm
Front Center 760mm 792mm 821mm 857mm
BB Height 344mm 344mm 344mm 344mm
BB Drop 10mm 10mm 10mm 10mm
Wheelbase 1185mm 1222mm 1256mm 1297mm
Rear Center 425mm 430mm 435mm 440mm
Head Tube Length 115mm 130mm 140mm 165mm
Top Tube Length 551mm 581mm 609mm 643mm
Seat Tube Angle 78.2° 78° 77.9° 77.6°
Standover Height 710mm 732mm 733mm 732mm
Reach 422mm 447mm 472mm 497mm
Stack 603mm 617mm 626mm 648mm
Head Tube Angle 63.7° 63.7° 63.7° 63.7°
Seat Tube Length 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm
Front Center 760mm 792mm 821mm 857mm
BB Height 340mm 340mm 340mm 340mm
BB Drop 14mm 14mm 14mm 14mm
Wheelbase 1186mm 1223mm 1257mm 1298mm
Rear Center 426mm 431mm 436mm 441mm
Head Tube Length 115mm 130mm 140mm 165mm
Top Tube Length 552mm 582mm 610mm 644mm
Seat Tube Angle 77.9° 77.7° 77.5° 77.2°
Standover Height 706mm 727mm 728mm 727mm