PRESS RELEASE: Norco Bicycles
Inspired by the courses of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, we have re-defined the cross-country mountain bike with the release of the new Norco Revolver FS 100 – and developed alongside it, the Revolver FS 120 to bring XC power and efficiency and modern handling to all-day epics and multi-day stage races.
Perfectly-timed to maximize the chances of every one of our Norco Factory Team members to compete for gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The complete refresh of the race platform was the result of a months-long holistic development process that examined every aspect of the bike, and the way modern mountain bike race courses are pushing riders, and their equipment in every part of a race.
To address the evolved needs, Norco engineers designed the Revolver FS geometry so the rider’s centre of gravity is further forward and lower within the wheelbase. This new design eliminates the need for extreme rider weight shifts to adapt to varying terrain, reducing rider fatigue and increases power and control on climbs and technical terrain, with confident, aggressive descending.
From a traditional perspective, the Revolver FS is decidedly radical in its approach, which wasn't immediately embraced by Norco's World Cup XC riders – a delay they immediately regretted as soon as they rode it.
The Revolver FS 100 is targeted specifically for the XC racer who goes out week after week and burns the candle at both ends for 90 minutes – adrenaline and anaerobic threshold riders. The full-carbon frame's precision-tuned, active suspension and 40% improvement in axial stiffness is designed to ensure every Watt possible put into the drivetrain makes it to the back wheel.
The Revolver FS 120 is geared toward the rider who wants to get out and ride fast – in a multi-day race, or just a high-speed, day long adventure on their favorite trails. The 120 utilizes the exact same chassis as the 100 – and the same length rear shock – but with a longer stroke, to achieve 120mm of rear wheel travel, complemented with the RockShox SID 120 fork, a dropper post and 29x2.35 tires.
The all-new 2020 Revolver FS 100 and 120 will be released at the 2019 Sea Otter Classic, and will be available at Norco dealers in June.
Learn more about the Norco Revolver FS: www.norco.com/RevolverFS