Norco bikes - Interbike 2009
The 2009 Interbike Outdoor Demo. A free set of cantilever brakes to whomever can spot me in this photoWatch the HD video and get educated by Norco's Pete Stace-Smith on some great new bikes for '10
Norco LT 6.1
We'll start with the most versatile bike of the bunch, the LT 6.1. This is the category of bike that makes sense for a lot of riders, with adjustable travel up to 6.2", a tapered head tube, and even a HammerSchmidt on this top of the line version, these are bikes that can work well in nearly any environment. Built to be tough and versatile, the LT is a slightly longer travel and slacker version of the original Fluid line.
2010 Norco LT 6.1
A burly tapered head tube on the front of the '10 LT 6.1
• Travel on all LT frames is adjustable from 137 mm to 158 mm
• All LT frames feature tapered head tubes for a stiffer and more precise front end
• Available in four sizes - XS to L
• 68 degree head angle (67.5 on XS)
Norco LT 6.1 frame detail
Norco Team DH
Next up is the heavy hitting and long legged Team DH. Bred to be a full-on DH race bike, the Team DH sports 9" of travel out back and a Rockshox Boxxer Team fork up front. Gone are the wacky curved and polished tubes, in their place is a more traditional frame with a lower center of gravity that should appeal to more riders.
2010 Norco Team DH
Rockshox Boxxer Team fork on the front of the Team DH
• Rear suspension is a handled with a Rockshox Vivid
• FSR design with 9" of rear wheel travel
• Available in 3 sizes
• 64 degree head angle
Norco Team DH frame detail
The A-line yet again has an important place in Norco's lineup of long travel bikes. The bang for your buck ripper is back for '10 and ready for action. Take it to the bike park all summer long or shuttle it every day on your local mountain, the A-Line is the bike for general shredding and all around abuse.
2010 Norco A-line
• A-Line park frame with 9" or rear wheel travel
• Fox DHX Coil 4.0
• Marzocchi 888 RCV fork
• 64 degree head angle
Rear suspension detail on '10 A-Line
Norco's 250 is exactly what a lot of DJ riders are looking for these days. With slim, but strong steel tubing and a compact drivetrain it looks the part and should be ready to rip.
2010 Norco 250
Stock parts include a microdrive setup and a steerer tube routed front brake
• Double butted chromoly frame
• Mid bottom bracket
• Rockshox Argyle 302 fork
Sleek integrated seatpost clamp
Is this a galaxy theme?
Norco Fluid 2
The LT's little brother, the Fluid series is a lighter and firmer AM bike with a bit less travel than the LT lineup. Built with light all-mountain components, the Fluid is the bike for those big excursions when you don't exactly know what is over that next rise.
2010 Norco Fluid 2
• FSR rear suspension adjustable from 116 mm to 143 mm of travel
• Rockshox suspension paring of a Recon Solo Air fork and Monarch shock
• XT/Deore drivetrain mix and Elixer brakes
• Available from XS to XL
• 69 degree head angle (68.5 on XS)
Norco's own Pete Stace-Smith with the Fluid 2
Norco Shore 3
Norco's Shore platform has been in a constant evolution since it's inception. Originally built with Vancouver's North Shore mountains in mind, thanks to the advancement of trails all around the world, the Shore bikes will be at home in many other places. While put together smart enough to be able to survive any stunt, all Shore models can still be ridden to the summit of any hill.
2010 Norco Shore 3
• FSR rear suspension with 7" of travel
• 1.5" headtube
• Marzocchi suspension, 55RS fork and ROCO Coil R shock
• Avid Juicy 3 brakes
• Dual ring Truvativ Ruktion cranks
• Available in S, M, L sizes
Norco Shore 3 detail
The Faze is Norco's go-fast and go-long bike. Built for XC but ready to get rough, the 120 mm travel Faze would be at home on any mega epic or marathon race. Pack up your big backpack and leave a note as to where you're trying to go because this is the kind of bike that could take you there, or strap on a number plate and get your hurt on at the races.
2010 Norco Faze 2
• FSR rear suspension adjustable from 100 mm to 120 mm of travel
• Butted M6 aluminum frame
• Rockshox Recon 327 Air w/ Lockout
• Rockshox Monarch 2.1 shock
• Avid Elixer 5 brakes
Mike "Kakah" Levy