Bike Check: Jason Lucas' Norco Rampage Team

Sep 8, 2021
by Sarah Moore  


When he isn't hucking all of the Field Test bikes to flat, riding the bike park on his Norco Shore, or producing videos for the Pinkbike YouTube channel, you can find Jason Lucas riding his Norco Rampage Team at the local pump track and dirt jumps.

Dirt jumping was actually Jason's first taste of mountain biking and how he got started in the sport. Although he's now just minutes away from the incredible network of trails on Vancouver's North Shore, he grew up south of Vancouver in a town that is completely flat, with just a skatepark and set of dirt jumps to ride. As a kid, he'd spend hours rotating between the skatepark, the dirt jumps, and friends’ backyards.

Jason says he thrashed a lot of bikes trying things he had no business trying back then, including a Norco 4Hun which he has fond memories of. Once he discovered trail riding (and the bike park), he didn't spend as much time on the dirt jumper, but when Norco offered up a new Rampage frame, he decided it was the perfect opportunity to build it up and relive some of those glory days.
Photos by Tom Richards
Rider Name Jason Lucas // Video Production Manager
Age: 29
Height / Weight: 185cm / 6’1”; 86kg / 195 lbs
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Instagram: @itsjasonlucas

bigquotesI’m flipping and spinning a lot less these days but the feeling of smashing through a pump track or flowing a set of jumps still puts the same smile on my face. I’m beyond stoked to put some more airtime on this bike and who knows, maybe some flipping and spinning for good measure. A huge thank you to everyone who helped make it happen.Jason Lucas



Photos by Tom Richards
Norco Rampage Team Details
Frame: Norco Rampage Team
Size: Large
Wheel size: 26”
Fork: 100mm Rockshox Pike DJ (150psi, compression 1 from closed, rebound in the middle.)
Wheels: Spank Spoon 32
Seat Post: Deity Retina
Tires: Schwalbe Billy Bonkers 26” x 2.10”, 60psi F & R
Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle, 32T chainring, 165mm cranks
Pedals: Deity TMAC
Brakes: SRAM G2 Ultimate, 160mm rotor
Saddle: Deity Frisco DJ
Cockpit: Deity 35mm Copperhead Stem, Deity Blacklabel 31.8, 25mm rise, 760mm width
Grips: ODI Elite Flow
More info: norco.com


Photos by Tom Richards
Jason's drivetrain is SRAM's X01 Eagle with a 32T chainring and 165mm cranks.

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Photos by Tom Richards
Jason rides a 100mm Rockshox Pike DJ on his Rampage with 150psi, the compression at one from closed, and the rebound in the middle.

Photos by Tom Richards
Photos by Tom Richards
Jason uses SRAM's G2 Ultimate brakes to slow him down on the Rampage, with 160mm rotors.

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Jason uses Deity's TMAC pedal.

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Photos by Tom Richards
Deity does the cockpit duties with a 35mm Copperhead Stem and a Blacklabel 31.8 handlebar with a 25mm rise. Jason rides the handlebar at 760mm on this bike and uses ODI Elite Flow grips.

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Jason has 26" Spank Spoon 32 wheels on his Rampage with Schwalbe Billy Bonkers 26” x 2.10” tires. He runs them at 60psi front and rear.

Photos by Tom Richards
Photos by Tom Richards
Deity Frisco DJ saddle.

Photos by Tom Richards



Jason’s Pinkbike content is supported by Norco Bicycles, SRAM, Rockshox, Deity Components, ODI, Schwalbe Tires, Garmin, and Pit Viper.




35 Comments

  • 52 1
 Pinkbike needs to do a reboot of North Shore Extreme and Drop In TV
  • 9 0
 Drop In was appointment viewing for my buddies and I when were in high school. Watch drop in, the. Session around town trying to table everything that looked remotely like a jump…
  • 12 1
 Put Remy, Yoann and Steve in campervan. Take mahalo my dude camera crew and voila: You got a blockbuster. F**k it, put it behind the wall to finance it and I’d buy this outside+ nonsense without even blink.
  • 2 0
 @VwHarman: as a kid who went to HS with norbraten, seeing the bus pull up and Steve romanuik get out was a rockstar moment for me
  • 15 0
 26" ain't dead.
  • 9 0
 For those that know….it never was!
  • 15 3
 love people who dirt jump with pit vipers
  • 7 0
 I need a DJ bike in my life.
  • 3 0
 Me too.
  • 3 0
 @Avanwin: me 3!
  • 11 0
 Honestly, I'm never letting this thing go. Soooo much fun.
  • 1 0
 @kilo11 Sorry...out of stock
  • 2 0
 get one, you wont regrat it! i love my Trek Ticket, finding parts was the hard part though..
  • 1 0
 @TylerG96: yeah I need to grab one to ride indoors over the winter.
  • 2 0
 @chriskneeland: my local dealer has 2 in stock if you want to pay 1000$ for a base model with an RST qr fork. Can’t get over how much prices have gone up on dirt jumpers. For a half reasonable build as in a 20mm fork it’s 1499$. The last time I bought a mid level Norco dirt jumper was 2017 and it was 1299$, the only thing that has changed is frame material from steel to aluminium. Besides that low to mid spec Norco dirt jumpers have not had a parts spec change in almost 10 years. The 2014 One25 I just picked up off of marketplace for 300$ (and she’s absolutely mint, sat in buddies garage all its life) is the exact same parts spec as a 2021 Norco Rampage 1 at 1499, the 2014 One25 sold for 1099.
  • 2 0
 Weird perspective in that front-on photo... looks like the pedals are mounted to the front axle.
  • 1 0
 Honest question, any benefits to go tubeless on DJ bike other than weight? Just got into DJ and try to save rotational weight.
  • 3 0
 I tried it briefly and found even at high pressures it was more likely to roll or squirm in hard corners on pumptracks and such.
  • 3 0
 Everyone I've ever heard of trying it has had the same experience as cgdibble, problems with tire squirm as well as burping etc.. The benefits of tubeless on a mountain bike, more tire compliance and ability to run low pressures, are undesirable on a DJ. Run lighter tubes and tires if you want to save weight.
  • 1 0
 I was just checking this out on their website. I really want to get a DJ again... can I barrow one Jason?
  • 1 0
 good luck finding some dj tires, theose billy bonkers are "like gold jerry"
  • 2 0
 DJ life!
  • 5 4
 nope to that crank and brake.
  • 1 0
 We run IDENTICAL settings in our fork.
  • 1 0
 Could this be the start of a bromance?
  • 1 0
 They forgot to mention that its 13,5kg like Buchanan's Bike :-P
  • 2 3
 Why would you put XO1 cranks on a dj?
  • 2 5
 That saddle angle tho
  • 6 0
 Perpendicular to the seatpost. That's how it should be, shouldn't it?
  • 1 4
 @vinay: parallel I think you mean
  • 8 0
 @nigelnobrakes: parallel would be pointing the saddle up into your booty hole. maybe you're thinking parallel to the top tube?
  • 2 0
 Pretty much every DJ and BMX out there runs seat parallel to TT.
  • 2 0
 I'd say the top tube is irrelevant. You usually have one foot in front of the bb, the other behind so on average next to the bb. So if you push your leg against the saddle, this somehow feels most comfortable. I think if the saddle deck would be horizontal, it would feel like it forces your leg in the wrong direction. So either way I stick with the saddle-seatpost relation. Saddle perpendicular to the seatpost.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: I agree with you. I run the seat on my bmx perpendicular to the post but on a bmx the TT and seat tube are also close to perpendicular so seat ends up pretty parallel to TT. I think that aesthetic crossed over to many DJ bikes which have way more angle on the TT. That said, quite a few bmx riders run the nose a bit higher similar to the bike in this post. I also agree horizontal seat wouldn't feel right at all.
  • 1 4
 What a Putz

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