2011 Norco Complete Lineup

Jul 14, 2010 at 1:29
Jul 14, 2010
by Karl Burkat  
 
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Check out Norcos' complete range of mountain bikes for 2011. Full Specs and prices to come within the next day.

*Prices have been added to all pictures*

Over 30 studio shots inside!

2011 Norco A-Line - $3415USD, $3925CDN Avail. Sept.
2011 Norco A-Line - $3415USD, $3925CDN Avail. Sept.

2011 Norco Team DH - $4785USD, $5575CDN, Avail. Sept.
2011 Norco Team DH - $4785USD, $5575CDN, Avail. Sept.

2011 Norco DH Race - $2785USD, $3175CDN Avail. Sept.
2011 Norco DH Race - $2785USD, $3175CDN Avail. Sept.

2011 Norco Shore 2 - $2140USD, $2475 CDN, Avail. Oct.
2011 Norco Shore 2 - $2140USD, $2475 CDN, Avail. Oct.

2011 Norco Shore 3 - $1625USD, $1825CDN, Avail. Oct.
2011 Norco Shore 3 - $1625USD, $1825CDN, Avail. Oct.

2011 Norco Phaser 1 - $3515USD, $3975CDN Avail. Jan.
2011 Norco Phaser 1 - $3515USD, $3975CDN Avail. Jan.

2011 Norco Phaser 2 - $2750USD, $2950CDN Avail. Jan.
2011 Norco Phaser 2 - $2750USD, $2950CDN Avail. Jan.

2011 Norco Faze 2 - $2075USD, $2250CDN Avail. Nov.
2011 Norco Faze 2 - $2075USD, $2250CDN Avail. Nov.

2011 Norco Faze 3 - $1250USD, $1375CDN Avail. Nov.
2011 Norco Faze 3 - $1250USD, $1375CDN Avail. Nov.

2011 Norco Faze SL - $5100USD, $5900CDN Avail. Nov.
2011 Norco Faze SL - $5100USD, $5900CDN Avail. Nov.

2011 Norco Fluid 1 - $2325USD, $2640CDN Avail. Oct.
2011 Norco Fluid 1 - $2325USD, $2640CDN Avail. Oct.

2011 Norco Fluid 2 - $1825USD, $2035CDN Avail. Oct.
2011 Norco Fluid 2 - $1825USD, $2035CDN Avail. Oct.

2011 Norco Fluid 3 - $1315USD, $1455CDN Avail. Oct.
2011 Norco Fluid 3 - $1315USD, $1455CDN Avail. Oct.

2011 Norco Ryde - $765USD, $860CDN, Avail. Aug.
2011 Norco Ryde - $765USD, $860CDN, Avail. Aug.

2011 Norco Havoc 24 - $515USD, $560CDN Avail. Oct.
2011 Norco Havoc 24 - $515USD, $560CDN Avail. Oct.

2011 Norco Havoc 26 - $550USD, $590CDN Avail. Oct.
2011 Norco Havoc 26 - $550USD, $590CDN Avail. Oct.

2011 Norco One 25 - $950USD, $1075CDN, Avail. Sept.
2011 Norco One 25 - $950USD, $1075CDN, Avail. Sept.

2011 Norco 250 - $1285USD, $1450CDN Avail. Sept.
2011 Norco 250 - $1285USD, $1450CDN Avail. Sept.

2011 Norco Range 1 - $4580USD, $5000CDN, Avail. Oct.
2011 Norco Range 1 - $4580USD, $5000CDN, Avail. Oct.

2011 Norco Range 2 - $3365USD, $3650CDN, Avail. Oct.
2011 Norco Range 2 - $3365USD, $3650CDN, Avail. Oct.

2011 Norco Range 3 - $2415USD, $2625CDN, Avail. Oct.
2011 Norco Range 3 - $2415USD, $2625CDN, Avail. Oct.

2011 Norco Range SE - $6950USD, $7799CDN, Avail. Oct.
2011 Norco Range SE - $6950USD, $7799CDN, Avail. Oct.

2011 Norco Sasquatch - $1200USD, $1300CDN, Avail. Sept.
2011 Norco Sasquatch - $1200USD, $1300CDN, Avail. Sept.

2011 Norco Bigfoot - $940USD, $970CDN Avail. Sept.
2011 Norco Bigfoot - $940USD, $970CDN Avail. Sept.

2011 Norco Kokanee - $625USD, $675CDN Avail. Oct.
2011 Norco Kokanee - $625USD, $675CDN Avail. Oct.

2011 Norco Katmandu Green - $545USD, $575CDN, Avail. Sept.
2011 Norco Katmandu Green - $545USD, $575CDN, Avail. Sept.

2011 Norco Katmandu - $545USD, $575 CDN, Avail. Sept.
2011 Norco Katmandu - $545USD, $575 CDN, Avail. Sept.

2011 Norco Spade - $615USD, $725CDN, In Stock Now
2011 Norco Spade - $615USD, $725CDN, In Stock Now

2011 Norco Vixa - $2835USD, $3100CDN, Avail. Oct.
2011 Norco Vixa - $2835USD, $3100CDN, Avail. Oct.

2011 Norco Phena - $1900USD, $2150CDN, Avail. Dec.
2011 Norco Phena - $1900USD, $2150CDN, Avail. Dec.

2011 Norco Shinobi - $2850USD, $3175CDN, Avail. Dec.
2011 Norco Shinobi - $2850USD, $3175CDN, Avail. Dec.
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220 Comments

  • + 3
 I wonder if the Team DH has a Boxxer WC or Team for 2011. It looks like it has Saint brakes rather than the Elixirs, which is a good upgrade IMHO. Looking forward to seeing the full specs.
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  • + 2
 Last Norco I road was the 2007 Shore One with matching grey Totems, it was one hell of a confidence giving bike and looked solid. Loving the Range SE 2011, very nice. Some Norcos may look a bit like scaffolding and maybe they aren’t the most revolutionary company but there's nothing wrong with simple if it works.
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  • + 2
 Sometimes I wonder why Norco (and others) insist on putting bends in their tubes when really "sometimes" they do not need to. A triangle has been proven time and time again as one of the most structurally sound shapes... but once you start putting bends in them, the stress becomes more localized in certain areas. Either way, I agree with most posts that Norco bikes are looking fairly decent for 2011.
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  • + 2
 I don't see why there's so much hate here.
Norco's are great bikes and come in at a great price, the downhill bikes actually look a lot like a demo in my opinion with the downtube, the suspension design works good (I ride an 09 norco atomic) and it looks good too.

The dirt jumpers look amazing this year, plastic seats are going to be seen on most dirt jump/street mountain bikes in the future just for the weight and price savings+looks.

Norco has stepped up their game a lot this year, only disappointing thing is no designated 4X bike is present..

Good work norco!
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  • + 3
 What happened to the Shore 1?
No hammerschmidt, Totem or 1.5ht, and switch to a domain?
Must have put all the money into a nice seat...
  • - 1
 Team and Shore 1 are not being shown at this time.
  • + 1
 I get it now, they messed up the initial article and labeled the shore 2 as a shore 1, that was a bit confusing.
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  • + 1
 Ryde and Spade look pritty sweet.
Not liking the plastic seats tho... not only are they cheaping out on parts yet again, but those seats are hard as rock.

Hopefully the headset's BB's and overall components have been upgraded from 08-10 models.
  • + 1
 It's not that they are 'cheaping' out, it's that non padded seats seem to be popular (especially in BMX). The seats don't actually feel that bad. I sat on one that was on one of Norco's 2011 BMX bikes...
  • + 1
 Well plastic seats are faster and generally cheaper to make, all the plastic seats I ever sat on are just brutal, and im not a comfort whore. Yea yea, I know its the new thing for weight and bmx. But im my opinion its just a bad idea.
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  • + 1
 Does the chainstay length appear longer on the aline and dh (comparing to norco.com/bikes/mountain/dh-race-park/aline) ?

Also list price of aline drops from $3575 to $3415, so not really "down-grading the parts, but keeping, or raising the price" as someone said above..
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  • + 5
 so many hardtails, they all look the same
  • - 1
 most of norcos hardtails have always looked the same, just different paint schemes and slightly different components.
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  • + 1
 what do you think is the better frame for slopestyle riding the empire se or the yt industries play (www.yt-industries.com/shop/index.php?page=product&info=11&x0c43f=0hp9p4gf9fel3920ar4av6penj0irn4t)
i think the frame of the yt is better for dirt jumps but for wodden trails the empire would be a better frame
  • + 2
 That play frame almost looks identical to a transition double..
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  • + 2
 Where's the 4Hun?

Anyway, loving the DJ bikes, especially the 250. Prices seem nicer too, hopefully the Australian prices are lower.

Good to see the new XTR, but personally I prefer the 2010 designs.
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  • + 6
 a line looks mint!
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  • + 5
 they look nice, but i still wouldnt ride them....
  • + 2
 why? Have you ridden a Norco in the last 4 years?
  • + 1
 Last time i rode a norco, it broke....
  • + 3
 Bikes break all the time, that doesn't mean they are inherently bad...if that was the case, Kona would be out of business
  • + 4
 well a lot of the 2009 team DH frames cracked, and i saw from my own eyes a b-line headtube seperate from the down tube and the top tube...! never seen a Specialized Demo crack...
  • - 1
 norco and kona are known for shitty welds, and crappy stock components. And I agree with that. My norco 4-Hun and Shore 2 stock were terrible stock builds.
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  • + 3
 i love the dh's but not the range they look ugly and all of the dj bikes look the same basicly
  • + 0
 all the DJ bikes aside from the 24" one use the exact same frame just different parts
  • + 3
 and its dirrrttttyyyy. those plastic seats are disgusting
  • + 1
 Moongose, the 125 and the ryde may have the same frame, but it is not the same as the 250 or havoc.
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  • + 2
 So where's the carbon fiber? Seriously. Has Norco stated why they are choosing to not build a carbon bike? Or are they? The Range SE would be a good candidate.
  • + 1
 There are two carbon hardtails in the lineup - both conventional 26er race hardtails.
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  • + 1
 Only 1 29er?

Did you give up on the horrificly overpriced belt drive bike? I would have bought one if it was reasonably priced (under 1500) but at 2100 it was a complete rip off.
  • + 1
 I believe that there are 5-6 29ers in the line up, only uploaded what we had.
  • + 1
 What about the belt drive? Make it reasonably priced and I'll buy one.
  • + 1
 the belt drive's still there and still called the Judan. There's also 3 29er hardtails - Judei 1, 2, 3.
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  • + 0
 Norco screwed up this year with there bikes. Especially the DJ bikes. The DH bikes arent bad. The Team DH, and DH Race are really nice though. The bikes are getting worse and worse! All of them are really plain colors, just stripes. 2009 was the last really nice year, 2010 had some pretty nice DJ bikes. Nice DH, but the bikes are getting worse. There down-grading the parts, but keeping, or raising the price! Also why would they get rid of the Empires? Those were so nice! This year overall, I am not very impressed, and I really like Norco
  • + 2
 You should read the other comments before coming to the statement of them getting rid of bikes. The Empire isn't gone, it just wasn't unveiled yet...
  • + 0
 How come the title of this is "2011 Norco COMPLETE lineup"? And I dont want to read every single comment. Im allowed to put what I think of this years Norco linup.
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  • + 3
 SICK!! The dj line up awsome, finally a mtb company that is up to date on steel dj bikes!!
  • + 2
 .... plastic seats, they made a mistake with that. Hard as rock, sure it saves weight, but 200grams is not gonna cut it. On another note, they do look amazing this year.
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  • + 1
 ive heard alot of different things about norco's dj frames. some people say there tereble and they crack, and others say they have no problems with them. are the 2011 dj frames solid?
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  • + 1
 far too many similar hardtails... could have spent that design money on nicer looking rigs... the A- Line is identical to the DH bike... isnt the A-Line meant to be a Freeride bike?
  • + 1
 Look a little bit closer and you'll notice that the A-Line is significantly different to the DH in the fact that it has a steeper head-tube angle, this also probably equates to a higher BB. Also, can't really beat a Norco for the price, I know where I'd spend my cash. If the pricing stays the same as in the US you'll be able to buy the DH Race for 1900 pounds, thats less than most other companies framesets let alone a full bike.
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  • - 1
 They all look like f*cking shit. WTB, Rock Shox, and Suntour components? I only saw a couple Marz forks and no Sun rims. The only half decent bikes there were the One 25, 250, faze and Shore. The rest look like Wal-Mart garbage.
  • + 2
 so?, rockshox forks are alot better than marzocchi in my opinion
  • + 0
 Yes. Unfortunately they are getting better.
  • + 1
 but also rockshox is getting really expensive, but at least there is something we can agree on, suntour forks SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 3
 Range and Shinobi look great
  • + 3
 Just a quick teaser re the Range. Travel is 160mm - its 26.3lbs. MSRP will not be a bucketload of pennies though.
  • + 1
 That's the weight of the Range SE not the Range 1.
  • + 1
 looks like it'll be a bucketfull of $20's.
  • + 1
 familyman - I should have been more clear. That's for the Range SE. Thx for clarification
  • + 1
 Range leverage ratio? Shock stroke?
  • + 1
 jimeg - here's a leverage ratio graph of the Range's shock stroke compared to this years LT (which is pretty close to 2009 and 2008 LT). No answers re shock stroke and leverage as yet

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  • + 2
 The new XTR crank actually looks really nice when its on a bike... I must admit, I was very skeptical.
  • + 1
 I thought the same exact thing....I was very suprised it looked so good on a bike. It does.
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  • + 1
 MMMM. travel adjust seems gone... I was kinda linking it... I really like the Range. Probably to much for the riding around Quebec, but oh so nice...
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  • + 1
 all of the dirt/street bikes look the same!!!!!! just different colours and the 125 has front brakes >Frown i was expecting so much more norco!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 I think the bikes featured looked good overall, DH models still look a little dated IMO but I'm sure they'd be a blast to ride. COOL!
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  • + 2
 Not very keen on Norco's Though i'm sure they're good bikes to ride, i've never been particularly fond of the suspension :\
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  • + 3
 almost every bike seems to have some really nice quality parts
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  • + 2
 That Norco Range SE would be over $8800 CDN once you add the HST. YIKES !!!! Its nice ... but not that nice Smile
  • + 0
 Exactly! For $7000 US, I'll take a US Made Intense with my dream build-up!
  • + 1
 keep in mind that a lot of riders care about weight. What were the lowest weight 160mm travel bikes before? Ibis Mojo HD and RM Slayer correct? Both about 29lbs or so with stock builds. It's mind-boggling that a stock build Range SE can lop almost 2.5 lbs off that weight. What will the weight weenies do? More carbon? More titanium. The Range SE has cork grips for gawds sakes.

There won't be a lot of Range SE's made but I bet almost every one of them will be spoken for; and at close to list price.
  • + 1
 Lee - you seem to have all the details - why is there such a large differential in USD vs CAD prices - the DH bikes have a 14-16% differential whereas the recent, current, and projected actual dollar difference is only 3%. I live 5 minutes away from the Norco office, but it's cheaper for me to drive to Seattle to pick up an A-Line. Is this due to sourcing (and duty costs)and importing of the US components on the bike? This seems a little strange if so, since Norco imports the components into Canada, assembles the bike and ships back over to the US...

Other local CA brands don't seem to have the same markup.
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  • + 1
 what is with the empire series
why do they use a marzocchi 55 in the empire series ?
i think this fork isn't made for slopestyle
  • + 2
 because the DJ isn't enough, the 66 is too much. The 55 isn't made for slopestyle any more than Pikes are, yet look at the number of Pikes on the front of an SS bike...I think it's a great SS fork.
  • + 2
 Agreed. And you CAN NOT ride a dj in the woods. Trust me, Ive tried, they are terrible for anything but street/park/jump. And afterall, these are supposed to be mountain bikes.
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  • + 4
 Lookin pretty good!
  • + 17
 loving the SPADE!
  • + 3
 They look ok, still not keen on that suspension design though, the DH and Shores just look fat and heavy
  • + 13
 my dh is just shy of 38 lbs.
  • - 2
 yeah but they just look bulky, I would expect something that looks more like a Session or Glory nowadays
  • + 26
 well you cant expect every DH specific bike to look like a glory or a session.. they are meant to look big and bulky. In my opinion, norco has stepped it up.
  • + 8
 flag anthonysjb (38 mins ago)
"They look ok, still not keen on that suspension design though "

How can you not be keen on four bar suspension ? It's still one of the best around
  • + 6
 well, can't you see what I mean? Look at a TR450, Demo, Supreme, Glory, Session, Sunday etc etc, these bikes all look way cleaner and just more modern. I just can't help but think that that DH Race looks dated and cheap with the seat-tube dissected by the suspension.
  • + 5
 but the V10s seattube is like that :S
  • + 7
 my corsair's seattube is intersected like that, my supreme dh is like that, sx trails are like that, m6's are like that, v10s are like that.... last time i check those were all pretty well proven bikes so i dont see a problem
  • + 5
 Ok then, it's not the seat-tube, it just looks boring and old in my opinion. Would have thought after a few years of basically the same design they would've thought of something new to compete with these new race bikes
  • + 1
 yah lets go with norco is getting better... CAUSE THY ARE. their dh bikes are actually quite light.
  • + 6
 @anthonysjb, as far as im aware, the TR450, demo and supreme frames all have an interrupted seat-tube. and as domino pointed out above, so does the V-10, so im not quite sure what you're getting at there. some of the best performing frames are not the best to look at. sure everyone likes a clean looking frame, but if it works better than the best looking frame around, i'd sure as hell take it instead. its obviously possible to get a great looking frame around particular suspension designs, but the way that FSR is applied to big mountain frames often means that looks have to be compromised somewhat.
having said that, preferences are singular to each individual, and im not one to tell people what and what not to like. i happen to love the look of the seat tubes and have owned various interrupted seat tube frames over the past 4 years. just my 2pence...
  • + 14
 These bikes made me sad, why? Because they show that the 15mm retarded axle is here to stay...What was wrong with 20mm?? What's the reasoning behind the 15mm? It's not that much lighter, not anymore than wiping the dirt off your bike would change...Just seems to further complicate the replacement process on a race weekend/epic ride day when you're scrambling to find a 15mm wheel. And now shops have to carry 20mm, 15mm, and the standard QR. What's next, a 1.375 headtube? Razz



Other than that, all the bikes are awesome, the blue fazer paint job belongs on the ryde and the DH models though Smile
  • + 7
 liking the new dh bikes but i dunno why norco have made the sasquatch so shit now compared to what they used to be like and the new shores look a bit cheap to me .
  • + 5
 I am absolutely delighted with my 2010 Norco DH. I think the DH range look pretty poor in pictures, but nice in real life. Sure, its not as good looking as the TR450, but definitely not an eyesore. Rides great and for those who care the weight is very good at 40.9 for a stock bike, really lightweight for the money. My LBS has most of the 2010 range and I have to say the shores and fluid look very nice also. Wouldnt have rated too many of their bikes 2 years ago, but the full range is great now!
  • + 3
 luv the norco spade
  • + 6
 Whers the empire 5 :SSSS
  • + 3
 yeah why there won't be a 2011 empire 5?
  • + 3
 They have it, not pictured here, along with the shore 1 and a couple others.
  • + 3
 i never knew norco made so many bikes...
  • + 2
 no slope bike this year
  • + 4
 is it just me or do all the jump bikes have pretty much the same frame? if not the same geo? i struggle to see a difference. and those clear plastic seats? yuck! but on the bright side this is the first year when the havoc looks some what decent.
  • + 2
 @superflybiker and mehow... in case you missed some of the other comments here, the above photographs do not show norco's full range of bikes for this year. thus some previous year models could be missing. im not saying that they will be around this year, but its possible.
  • + 3
 haha i only bikes i wanted to see are the bikes taht arnt up there.......4 hun....and the empire 5
  • + 2
 Sexyyyyyyyyyyyy!
  • + 7
 All of you guys that are saying Where is the empire 5? Where is the slope style bikes?

Wait a wile, they arent about to show you all their bikes for 2011.
THIS IS JUST A SNEEK PEEK Razz
  • + 8
 wasnt yesterday the sneak peak ? And it says 2011 Norco Complete lineup
  • + 1
 ^ouch Big Grin and the dh bikes, well most of the new bikes look weird and heavy, apart from the slopestyle and dirt jump bikes, they are all preety disgusting..the gap in the headtube of the norco range's and the phasers are horrible...dirt jump frames and bmx frames look gr8 with this gap on the headtube between the downtube and the toptube but not all mountain bikes !! the team dh's all look cheap and the suspension design looks a shockerr !! cheap full sus bikes from halfords or the equivalent that cost about 99 quid have the cut seat tube, and here it looks every bit as bad...the swooping curves and bends look weird and out of place, and if bikes were souly bought on looks and not how the bike feels, i wouldnt go within a mile of these...so it makes me think, where did norco's bad reputation and the "norco's are sh*t" attitudes come from .......
  • + 8
 @alexc09: first up, suspension design; FSR has to be the most widely know and well used design on FS bikes, aside from single pivot. the fact that specialized have stuck with it for so long shows us that it is a virtually timeless design. also, norco jumping on the bandwagon only enhances this.
2nd; the gap in the headtube, you mean where the top and down tube would normally meet? obviously norco have done a tonne of research in to this and decided its the best design for those particular frames. back in 07, norco started producing the big mountain frames with a weird triangle shaped internal/external gusset at the front, i think it looked pretty bad ass, but it turned out not to work well, so they scrapped it. its all about constantly improving the performance of each and every frame they produce.
3: you say they look cheap? do enlighten us with more on that, how do they look cheap? if you were at all rationally minded you would understand that norco have produced (extremely successfully) bikes for a global market, and that sometimes looks must be sacrificed for frame performance. and by performance, i dont mean, 'that suspension looks awesome' i mean, its strength, its weight, its angles, everything which a rider can use to his/her advantage.
4: cut seat tube: read my post further up. just because every POS single pivot bike that comes out of a supermarket has a cut seat tube, it doesnt mean every single frame in production worldwide with an interrupted seat tube is terrible.
last but not least; norco's bad rep, since when have norcos had a bad rep? from what i know about the company and their designs, they produce and have produced some of the most hard wearing frames in recent MTB history. sure some of the frames were built like tanks, but hey, they worked, and worked, and worked. you get the picture.
i'd love to see your best effort at designing a suspension frame, why not give it a go... Rolleyes
  • + 4
 To all those who say Norco (or any other brand for that matter) look "cheap", like Walmart/Halfords/Costco bikes, keep in mind that the designers of these Big Box store bikes are *mimicking* these designs... albeit poorly, but still. For example, it is brands like Specialized and Norco that pioneered the interrupted seattube, and the department store brands followed - NOT the other way around.
  • - 5
 @hennerz, i didnt think you wud take my comment so to heart, and it was so long i couldnt be bothered to read it all , but maybe u havent heard the banter about norco being shit, but its quite common around here.. and the gap in the headtube, which u blabbed on about saying they have done all this research and constantly improving, which anyone cud say who doesnt have a clue, i didnt say it was not as strong or as light, i simply said it looked shite, which to me it does..the gap does increase strength, which i knew before, which you didnt and havent said, but i was saying it looks bad on a dh bike not that it worked badly or was not as strong..and the suspension...i again said it looks bad, not that it works badly...i was commenting for the whole time on thje looks of the bike, not for the performance...which i know is a different story...and thanks for the cocky comment at the end, it made reading your reply just that little bit more satisfying.
  • + 2
 Alex you may soon discover that "Banter" is generally massive over exxagerations of things to make them funny. Soon after that you may discover some friends, and have some good old "Banter" with them.
  • + 3
 "thanks for the cocky comment at the end"

but you said you couldnt be bothered to read all his comment lol
  • - 1
 woah...Muttley....where did that come from...how can a debate about bikes turn into, me having friends, somebodys mature and not childish and highly predictable, and next up, rob-k cheers for quoting me, well as i was writing my comment i could only see the bottom of his comment on my screen, so i was bound to see it, but cheers for the cheeky dip to make me look good, oh..... and you two, i notice how youve commented on nothing that i said about the bikes, you know, what we were actually talking about, and youve both decided to change topics onto irrelavant things such as friends,and details about non biking related words i had written, soo witty sarcasam on youre behalf has been reflected as purely pathetic exxagerated bullshit, so please dont waste my time unless you actually have something relevant or interesting to say
  • + 2
 GUYS! GUYS! STOP TALKING ABOUT RANDOM CRAP ON HERE.

Just go ride your bike.
  • + 0
 henners...Norco was using Horst (FSR) long before Specialized was...
  • + 0
 universe: so how come specialized ended up landing the patent on it then? and the licensing it out to norco? im genuinely interested to find out why... i'd have thought that if norco had come up with that genius suspension design, they would either have patented it straight away or if someone else had tried to patent it that they would have stopped them. :/
  • + 0
 I'm believe (and correct me if I'm wrong) that specialized didn't buy the patent for horst link until '98 or something like that, so until then Norco was free to use it without licensing it. Specialized didn't invent FSR. They just bought the patent for it.
  • + 0
 But to answer your question: Norco didn't invent FSR either. Horst Leitner did and specialized bought the patent. Not sure who owned the patent before that, if anyone.
  • + 3
 To build on Maksimbike's comment, alexc09, go ride your bike. looks don't mean shit. red paint doesn't actually make you faster and a gap between the TT and DT isn't going to affect the riding experience. I personally don't stare at my frame while riding. If you've managed to stare at yours and analyze why it looks pretty, congratufuckalations, but that's just plain dangerous. You can't talk shit about something that works. that's just pointless.
  • + 1
 cheers smike, thats cleared some stuff up for me.
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 I may not stare at my frame whle I'm riding, BUT I DO spend a lot of time staring at it when I'm OFF my bike. Most people care what their bikes look like. If I'm spending that much money, it better look pretty pimp, as well as being able to ride well.
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 but in the end, Function over form.
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 yes smike ^^ i still care about my bikes looks, especially if it involves that much money, so function and form thankyou...
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 HHahahahahaa pinkbike so fuuuunnyyy
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 The A-line looks alot better then this years one, The vixa looks pretty nice aswell. I do like how the frames arent so curvy now, Promising stuff!
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 the havoc, ryde, 125, and 250 look the same, well frame wise
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 lol yea, but with different components
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 Out of the entire range I think the only ones that really stand out are the DH, A-line and Spade. The non dj hardtails look especially cheap.
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 well being canadian i should rep norco haha specialized and giant own the dh game
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 when is the specs coming????
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 And if u wernt aware the 2011 come with a sticker pack thats y they leave them plain
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 i just bought a 2011 katmandu and its an awesome starter bike good for trails and djs
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 NNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
IMMA NORCO RIDER WAT ARE U? Wink
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 norco, what do you ride?
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 i mean what kind of norco
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 Hope No one actually reads this one but no Joke I through up in my Mouth when I saw the new Norco Dh.. Bikes. OH my each year for at least 4 year they just get worse and nasty. I have been riding bikes since before the Lime Green Dh Norco back in 99. They were once kool but now I just don't know.
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 wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nicer paint then last year and the new dh race is sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 some of the bikes are nice such as the DJ but i dont like the new ones as much as previous years
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 all they need now is the 4 hun, the bmx's and the empire
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 where is the 4hun and the empire?
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 The range and the dual crown dh bikes are really the only nice bikes, i have a feeling the range will do really well.
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 WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE SASQUATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 So there is a Fazer 2 and Faze 2? Huh? Bikes look sharp but the nomenclature is dumb.
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 where is the empire !!?!?!?!?!?!?!/
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 really liking the aline this year and the dh race, not to sure but did the bline replace the atomik? it really looks like it
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 That is the wrong picture for the b-line.
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 oh ok thanks, weres the atomik then???????
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 I don't think they are showing all models.
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 Does anybody know if the Range uses a 10 speed drivetrain? A 36-36 would be pretty interesting on an all-rounder.
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 The Range SE, 1 and 2 all use 10 speed rears and the 3 uses a 9.
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 and robot - the Range SE will have that unobtanium SRAM XX stuff. How do you like those apples?
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 No Rampage for 2011! Do any of the models have a Hammerschmidt?
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 the rydes are normaly better then the 125 but not this year haha
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 Wheres the shore 2 ?
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 Error on the description, that is a 2 and a 3 featured. Currently the Team and 1 Shores are not being shown.
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 No 4hun in the line up anymore?
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 i want that havoc 26 inch and its so cheap so f*cken bad!
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 i have 2010 norco six three fully costum
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 Love the Ryde, it has soo much potential! man
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 no XXXX and empire 5?
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 WTF no empire 5 or Xxxx
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 im digging the dh bikes
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 i know the red looks so much better in person there is one at my LBS.
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 the shores are so ugly this year!! wtf norco?
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 Loving the new look 2011 kit! I think the new A-line looks sexual!!!
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 yess finally norco is done with bomber for the most part
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 love the new ryde but still prefere mine.
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 Loving the new Norco Dh race!!
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 yeah me too
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 nice looking bikes! Very svelte!
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 I see shore 1 and shore 3 but no shore 2?
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 They labeled the shore 2 as a shore 1 then fixed it. The shore 1 is not being shown yet.
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 i likie the dirtjump line
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 dont like how on the shores, the dh rigs, and the A line, the seat pod isn't connected at all to the frame. dont like that design. sorry, reminds me of a next p.o.s
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 Is the Atomik one of the models that you guys aren't showing yet or did they just drop it ?
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 yeahh reply to this please Smile i got an atomik and id like to know if you have dropped them or not, ( hope you havent )
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 IT was not talked about today, seems like the DH race is replacing the Atomik as the great value, entry DH bike.
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 What are the geo numbers on the Shinobi? Must get hands on one.
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 67 deg HA. I'll let brule speak to the rest of the spec so as to not scoop him
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 Finally, a 29er with a slacker HA - will there be one with a nicer parts spec? Those cranks look a little ..."meh"
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 Totally utterly agree. Geo can be as important as travel. For now, just one model of Shinobi in the lineup although things can always change. It's going to be a mid to high 2k pricepoint so keep that in mind.
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 67 degrees on the Shinobi? i know you're in the know lee, but that cannot be right. That kind of slack makes no sense on a (an 'all mountain') 29er. I'm guessing 69...you sure on the 67?
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 Nuts rex - I mistyped & cannot correct the reference. It is indeed 69. Sorry! yah 67 on a 29er would be really really slack
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 69 on the Small and 69.5 on Medium, Large and Extra Large.
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 Seat tube angle 74. Wheelbase 1149 in sz 18 so a bit longer than say the RMB Altitude (1139)
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 So the range replaces the six and the Fazer replaces the LT? No shore 2?
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 LT and Six are being covered by the Range, the Fazer is a 4inch XC race bike.
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 Also recall the Six was an interrupted seat tube bike and dropped for a period of years. So now you have Fazer, Fluid, Range - all in the pedalling up category but with increasing downhill ability. I might be repeating stuff you already know so apologies in advance
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 the shore 2 and a-line accually look... kinda good Eek Frown
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 i like the spade. loooks pretty nice Big Grin
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 lol Really? look at fixies by Raleigh and Jamis
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 im getting the red havoc when it comes out its sweet!!!
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 wheres the empire and the sixes
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 when are the specs comin out ???
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 deos anyone know where i can find out the specs?
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 i wanted to see the manik
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 ya they need then 4xxx back man i love that bike
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 those cobalt wheels are soooo fkn clean and cool looking.
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 why do some bikes us kenda and other use shwable s/p
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 I do like the 250 and 125, all the DH, shore bikes i'm not a fan of those
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 When are the specs going to be out? Prices are out, but not specs?
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 soon. Next couple days.
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 just need to get up the norco bmx's
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 The Shore prototype looks nothing like the final result...
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 2011 125 looks sick
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 what about prices?
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 I like the Fazer
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 No more empire series???
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 There are a few models that are not yet being shown. We'll keep you up to date on the Empires.
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 im curious as to if the suspension layout has changed to something like the new vixa or if its similar to previous years
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 Thank you for the info Tyler
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 when will the prices be annouced?
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 Prices are now on all the pics. As for the Empire, doesn't look like there is a new one at the moment.
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 NORCO!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 No EMPIRE????????
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 info on Empire coming soon..
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 What about norco 4x?
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 they didnt make the 4x for 2010. it gone. but where is the empire 5?
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 i talked to norco rep and he said its back for 2011
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 hmm. i cant wait to see it then. if he was telling the truth...
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 loving the ryde Smile
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 if you read above they just dont have pics yet
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 Dibs on the Katmandu!!!!!! I bet it takes some big jumps!
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 why would you want that
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 Cause it's green. Razz
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 i agree, but they down graded on some things and really upgraded on the full suspension!
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 Range SE just shy of $7000...?! $7000 for a Norco? LMFAO!!! lol
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 norco kicks banshee's ass
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 For $7000 US, I'll take a US Made Intense with my dream build-up!
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