Unfortunately, not all news is good news. Our Santa Cruz and Juliana brand links have proved more costly to manufacture than we initially budgeted for, and as a result we will be increasing their prices to $331USD starting June 16th. If you are interested in purchasing one at the current price, please place an order between now and the 16th.
Confidence-inspiring performance made possible through a leverage curve that improves small bump sensitivity and bottom out resistance at the same time. The Nomad LT link allows the bike to track across rough terrain like never before and can soak up heavy impacts with ease, allowing you to ride faster and go bigger.
The Nomad LT link was specifically designed to offer a more progressive leverage curve, increase travel, and lengthen chainstays all while maintaining stock pedaling characteristics. By making the suspension more progressive it’s possible to tune for increased small bump sensitivity while retaining the same bottom out resistance, increase bottom out resistance while retaining the same small bump, or a bit of both. Coupled with increased travel, it really turns the Nomad 4 into the ultimate enduro/freeride/dh quiver killer! The increased progression also provides much needed bottom out resistance for coil shocks and aggressive riding.
Whether your goal is to make your everyday ride burlier or build the perfect park bike, the Nomad LT link offers a substantial performance increase. The additional travel with the longer shock is well managed. It provides supple small bump sensitivity off the top and has enough mid-travel support to feel poppy off jumps and solid through turns.
Over forking a bike to make it descend better can lead to suspension that feels out of balance. As the suspension compresses it reaches a point where the rear is no longer compressing and the front is. This can moves your weight forwards and steepens the head angle. The Nomad LT link balances the rear suspension with a longer travel fork well. Running the 190 mm setup, the head angle slackens at the bottom of travel for improved stability when you need it most.
Set Up FAQs
Recommended Spring Rates
|Rider Weight||Spring Rate||Preload|
|120 lbs (54.4 kg)||400 lbs||1 turn|
|140 lbs (63.5 kg)||450 lbs||1 turn|
|160 lbs (72.6 kg)||500 lbs||1 turn|
|180 lbs (81.8 kg)||575 lbs||1 turn|
|200 lbs (90.7 kg)||650 lbs||1 turn|
|220 lbs (99.8 kg)||700 lbs||1 turn|
*All spring rates are calculated assuming 10 lbs of riding gear and a standard 64% rear weight bias. These are a fair bit different from the stock recommended rates because those are actually too low.