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    Quick question regarding the top tube length of a medium Nomad.

    On their website Santa Cruz state that the top tube length of a medium Nomad is 22.8".

    Is that the ''effective'' (i.e. horizontal) top tube length?
    or the actual top tube length?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikecy View Post
    On their website Santa Cruz state that the top tube length of a medium Nomad is 22.8".

    Is that the ''effective'' (i.e. horizontal) top tube length?
    or the actual top tube length?

    Thanks
    Mike
    Effective.

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    You have to be a bit careful with the ETT measurement on a Nomad though. The seat tube is a little slacker than other bikes at 71.5 deg so the top tube measurement is artificially longer. Better to look at the reach numbers on frames (SC lists their reach in their pdf catalog).

    I haven't run the numbers on my XL Nomadc but the TT feels more like 24.25 when I have my saddle in the right position in respect to the bb.
    SC Tallboy C : SC Nomad 3 : Giant TCX SLR : Giant Propel Adv SL

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    how tall are you bog if you don't mind me asking>?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpk1080 View Post
    how tall are you bog if you don't mind me asking>?
    6'5". The Nomad is barely OK for what I'm now using it for - slower climbs with steeper, nastier downhils. Using the top tube as a guide, before SC published reach measurements, I bought the Nomad hoping to use it as a long travel AM bike to handle some of our steeper trails. it is just too small to use it like that so I really haven't ridden it enough.
    SC Tallboy C : SC Nomad 3 : Giant TCX SLR : Giant Propel Adv SL

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