First Ride: Norco's 2020 Revolver Cross-Country Bike

Apr 10, 2019
by Mike Levy  

It doesn't have the big jumps and big travel that make downhill racing so exciting, but that hasn't stopped cross-country from seeing a bit of a resurgence over the past few years. According to Red Bull, 2018 saw more people watch racers suffer up hills in the name of glory than watched the downhill World Cup, Lycra be dammed. It sure looks like short-travel bikes are having a bit of a comeback of their own, too, with a handful of forward-thinking rigs being released lately that are more capable than their cross-country designation suggests.

That's exactly where Norco has positioned their 2020 Revolver. It's available in two flavors: The FS 100 is a more race-focused platform with 100mm of travel front and rear, and the FS 120 is a slacker version with 120mm at both ends combined with a fun-focused build, which is what I've had in my garage for the past few weeks.

Pricing runs from $3,999 to $8,699 USD, or you can pick up an FS 100 frame for $2,799 USD if you want to piece it together yourself.
Norco Revolver Details

• Intended use: cross-country / trail
• Wheel size: 29"
• Rear wheel travel: 100mm / 120mm
• Fork travel: 100mm / 120mm
• New carbon frame
• Low, forward geometry
• Sizes: sm, med, lrg, xlrg
• Weight: 28lb 10oz (as pictured)
• Frame only: $2,795 USD (FS 100 only)
• MSRP: $3,999 - $8,699 USD

Norco Revolver photo Norco
The FS 120 (left) gets 120mm front and back, a dropper post, and wider rubber. The FS 100 (right) gets 100mm, ditches the party post, and sports a race-focused build kit.

The new frame looks kinda like the old one, but get closer and the differences are obvious. The 2020 Revolver is a much more refined design than its predecessor.

One Frame, Two Bikes
Visually, the new Revolver isn't a drastic departure from its predecessor, with the two looking similar enough that Norco's World Cup racers were actually on prototype versions of the fresh bike for a handful of big races in 2018 without anyone noticing.

Looks aside, there are drastic changes on the geometry front, and the frame is all-new from tip to tail with Norco saying that they've managed to increase rigidity up by a whopping 40-percent. They've also incorporated all the things that today's new bikes are supposed to have, like Boost hub spacing and Metric shock sizing.

The addition of Metric shock sizing is more than just a bullet point here as it has let Norco pull a clever one and use a longer stroke shock - but with the same eye-to-eye length - to deliver additional travel without altering the bike's handling more than they intended.
Norco Revolver
The old Revolver is shorter, steeper, and apparently much flexier than the new version.

On the race-bred FS 100, you'll find a shock with 37.5mm of stroke, but on the FS 120 it's a 45mm stroke shock for 120mm of travel; both have the same 190mm overall length. The FS 120 gets a 120mm fork, too, making it more of a marathon and/or really sporty trail bike compared to the Lycra-loving FS 100. Both are still race bikes in my mind, but one is just racier.

Depending on the shock spec, the Revolver's straight-forward suspension layout can deliver either 100mm or 120mm of travel.

The new Revolver's suspension looks a lot like it did on the old bike, but Norco have made some kinematic changes that have them saying there's essentially no need to ever reach for the shock's cheater switch. No bike with 120mm of travel should ever need that crutch anyway, but there you go.

They've stuck with the bearing-equipped dropout pivot as well, even though going to a flexible job like so many others have would have saved a good chunk of grams. There's even a set of double-row sealed bearings in the rearward shock mount, too; suspension quality before weight loss, it seems.

Norco's put a set of sealed bearings in the rearward shock mount for improved suspension action.

When it comes to weight, which it always does with these things, Norco isn't out here bragging about shaving tenths of grams from the frame. In fact, the new frame (and shock) is actually 95-grams heavier than the old Revolver, an increase that I was told is largely down to the move to larger Metric shock sizing. It's basically a wash if you don't factor in the shocks on both the old and new frames, though, and don't forget that's with a whopper of an increase in frame stiffness. More rigidity, same weight, and very different geometry.

Cross-country Geometry Made Fun

Speaking of geometry, these aren't like your dad's old race bike that handled like a triggered chihuahua ready to bite your ass at the mere thought of a shitty line choice. Looking at the head angles, the FS 100 sits at 68.5-degrees and the longer fork'd FS 120 at 67.4-degrees. I know, 67.4-degrees doesn't sound all that relaxed, but it's downright basset hound-like in the cross-country world. Calmer handling, in other words, and in the same dog park as other non-chihuahua cross-country bikes like the SB100 (67.8-degrees w/ a 120mm fork) and the Blur (69-degrees w/ a 100mm fork). I don't know about you, but I always have more fun when it doesn't feel like my bike has a 90-degree head angle.

The new bike is slacker and longer, but that's only half the story.

Norco has done more than just push the front-end out, though, and while they've given the new bikes the longer, lower, slacker treatment, it hasn't been all about getting the rider as far behind the front axle as possible like with so many enduro sleds. Instead, Norco says that it's actually about getting the rider's center of gravity more forward and lower within the new bike's longer wheelbase for a position that's efficient for climbing but not death-defying for descending.

It's a balance, and they're under the opinion that most cross-country bikes sacrifice too much on the downs to be quicker on the ups. What if they could do both, Norco asked themselves.


''Our XC team were asking for longer bikes with lower front-ends, so what we took from that was they wanted was a more forward riding position,'' they told me, which certainly does sound like something a cross-country type would say. But Norco wanted to create more stability at the same time, and they needed to move the rider's center of gravity from where it'd normally be on a bike of this ilk. ''We moved that forward in the bike; so we lengthened the bike, lowered the front a bit, and brought the fork out,'' they said before best describing it like a triangle whose base (front to rear axle, aka the wheelbase) is wider for more stability, and the top of the triangle (the rider's CoG) is lower for, you guessed it, more stability. Less sketchy chihuahua, more fun-loving border collie, hopefully.

''It's not a longer, lower, slacker. It's more of a redistribution of mass within the wheelbase,'' they explained to me. But it's also longer, lower, and slacker, too. However you want to put it, the goal was to make a cross-country bike that's fun to ride and doesn't feel like it might fold in half every time you stuff it into a corner. It's worth noting that my test rig showed up with a 60mm stem that I was told not to change out - it was chosen to work with the large-sized bike's roomy 478mm reach and 51mm offset.

Five Models

Norco's catalog is a bit slimmer than some of its competitors, so it makes sense to see the new Revolver only be offered in a handful of complete builds. The race-focused FS 100 can be had in two flavors; $8,699 USD gets you a mixed AXS drivetrain, a SID Ultimate with a carbon CSU, and a set of carbon wheels from DT Swiss. No excuses with that one, eh? The next (and only) step down for the FS 100 is the $4,999 USD Revolver 1 model that comes with a mixed GX/NX drivetrain, that SID Ultimate with a carbon CSU, and some aluminum DT Swiss wheels.

There's a $2,799 USD frame-only option for the FS 100, too, that includes a RockShox Deluxe RLR with a remote lockout lever because cross-country racing.

If you need a little more cushion for the push'n, there are three versions of the FS 120 to choose from. First up is the $8,699 USD top dawg that gets a similar spec to the 100mm model, but with an AXS dropper post to match the AXS drivetrain, a 120mm SID Ultimate with a carbon CSU, and wider tires. The other two bikes come in at $5,399 and $3,999 USD. No frame-only option for the FS 120, but that shouldn't be hard to figure out given that they're the same except for the shock with 7.5mm more stroke.

If your memories of cross-country bikes include being scared of where the front axle is (too close to you), where the seat is (way too close to you), and where you're pointing (close but no cigar), you owe it to yourself to spend some time on a modern, new-school example of the breed. Norco's new Revolver is exactly that.

First up, are racers really going to feel like they don't need to lock the bike's rear-suspension out? Of course not - a lot of racers are kinda crazy - but while lockout lovers will still be reaching for the cheater switch, it won't make much of a difference. My 120mm-travel Revolver pedaled with all the urgency a cross-country bike should have, but it was quite active as well, with the shock doing its thing due to the ground instead of drivetrain forces.

Barring a long road section, or maybe when I'm sprinting for gold in Tokyo in 2020, there's really no need to turn off the bike's suspension.

No surprises here, but all of the FS 100 bikes (and the frame) come with a remote lockout included anyway. The FS 120s skip the extra cable in favor of a shock-mounted switch, thank you very much.

Norco put me on a large-sized FS 120 that sports a roomy 478mm reach and that aforementioned 60mm stem that I wasn't supposed to change out. The result of that was a stretched out position that's more racer-inspired than I'd usually prefer, but also not sketchy like I'd expect. It's hunkered down, power to the pedals, get to the top first sorta ride, but the bike's length keeps it from feeling like you're about to get flicked off the trail at any moment. Some cross-country bikes feel breakable but the Revolver isn't one of them, and it never gave me that skittery, loose action that so many ''fast'' cross-country bikes seem to have when traction is more "oh shit" than "oh yes". Despite the trail being more of a stream than a singletrack, I don't recall thinking that I was about to end up on the ground at any point.


A traditional cross-country race bike can feel nearly invisible underneath you at times, partly because of its low weight but mostly because of its steep, compact geometry. Some might call that "agile" while others might refer to it as "sketchy,'' but either way, the new Revolver is a different animal. The flipside to all that stability is handling that's less lively and less engaging, but a racer isn't really looking for those things when they're blowing snot bubbles for each exhale and bouncing off their redline. The joys of cross-country racing.

In the right hands, the FS 120 that I spent time on could be an absolute weapon. Those hands probably belong to a fun-loving, open-minded cross-country racer, though, or at least someone who doesn't treat every descent as an opportunity to recover.

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  • 174 3
 I saw a couple of places where you wanted to write downcountry but stopped yourself. Well done Levy.
  • 48 0
 A rare moment of self-control. Weird.
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy: In your moment of self control - I do not see you raving about the 35 mm Sid Ultimate? Am I correct that the 120 mm Party Bike comes with the skinny 32 mm stanchions? Seems like the term Downcountry cannot be used if a 32 mm tubed fork is out front? I saw one at the LBS and it appears it gets the flimsy fork on the 120 model?
  • 118 6
 Did you ever realize that your left calf tattoo also looks like two dudes with beanies on giving each other a loving side-hug?
  • 29 4
 pretty sure it's buttlove
  • 16 2
 Perception is now changed...that can never be unseen
  • 12 90
flag jgainey (Apr 10, 2019 at 10:31) (Below Threshold)
 "two dudes" kinda insinuates you see it as a negative that the tattoo (art) would be interpreted that way.
You realize your mind went with that interpretation, not ours?

I personally see a tiddy little tush myself.
  • 82 4
 @H3RESQ: Shut up, Meg.
  • 5 1
 Two homies about to drop a dope mixtape.
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  • 1 1
 Shit, now I can't unsee it. What's it supposed to be???
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy: so clear up the mystery, what is it supposed to be ?!?
  • 4 2
 @Balgaroth: why a tatoo there in first place ? never understood the function of this..!
  • 1 0
 @RedBurn: why not ? Tatoos have absolutely 0 fonctions apart from enhancing the beauty of the wearer, in the eye of the wearer. Why do girls train to get big rounded butts but are not skiers or MTBikers ? Same same really, one is reversible tho, the other one slightly less.
  • 1 0
 @Balgaroth: this calf tatoo doesnt make Mike more beautiful IMO!
  • 1 0
 hahahahahahah looks like a hood side hug, HOMIES4LYFE
  • 58 5
 A ~29 pound cross country bike with 1 bottle cage that's ~100g heavier than the last model....that's a bold strategy cotton, let's see how it pays off...
  • 9 2
 I thought I misread the weight. That is pretty porky.
  • 5 1
 @canuck7870: It is. Bikes like the SB130 weight in at that weight.
  • 6 2
 yikes, my long travel hightower and stumpjumper are lighter.
  • 5 1
 @neologisticzand: my Mach 5.5 with 145mm travel weights less and has a 160mm Fox 36 on front. That bike is a bit porky for it's travel
  • 12 1
 I would like to read a review for a full race XC bike, 21lbs or less. Everytime a XC race bike arrives at PB for a test, first thing they do is change tires and cockpit, trying to make it a trail bike and adding 2lbs or more. Test it stock.
  • 14 1
 AXS build with carbon SID is supposedly 22.5lbs (10.2kg).

Levies build with 2.35 Forecasters and DT1900 wheels is probably contributing to that 29lb figure (plus tools/waterbottle?). Seems a bit silly to post a weight when your bike isn't close to any of the specs.
  • 4 2
 @RoboDuck: I don't think you can lose 6.5 lbs with just wheels/tires/dropper post. That seems rather ambitious. If there was a typo and they're able to hit 25.2 it would seem more believable.
  • 4 0
 @TucsonDon: Hard to say how he measured. Wheels, tires, dropper, bar/stem, cassette, cranks, fork (Sid 100mm is carbon steerer not alloy), possibly OneUp tool? It all adds up pretty quick. 29 does seem high for XC though.
  • 2 0
 @js11: And probably much pricier builds...I'd guess the AXS version is sub 25 with dropper.
  • 1 1
 @UtahBrent: not really. The price points are sub 500
  • 2 0
 @nozes: Agreed! Went back and checked the Mondraker review, and the control tires were minions. Not what I’d run on a short travel bike like that.
  • 36 0
 A review of an XC bike without using the term "whippet" or even once? Somebody give Mike a doughnut.
  • 28 0
 I deleted that word in three places before posting this story haha
  • 2 0
 Ello whippet
  • 34 3
 Five grand and you get shitty NX drivetrain? Total joke. At least put GX on it for f*cks sake. That's a straight up gougefest right there. Who in their right mind would want an XC bike with that dead weight hanging off of the rear wheel? To fix it, you have to buy a new hub or wheel and cassette. Are we to believe that electric shifters and a set of carbon wheels cost nearly 4 more grand?

Seems to me that NX is one of the worst things to happen to bicycles lately. Its a cheap as chips option for manufacturers to put 'wide range' on a bike and charge through the roof.

On a positive note, I love how the linkage for the rear shock tucks into the frame. Makes a super clean look when things aren't compressed.
  • 16 0
 Ever since NX came out I said it was going to do more harm than good to the bike industry. You used to be able to get full GX on bikes in the $2500 to $3k range. Then NX comes along and that's the new spec for that range (and above apparently). You get an unnecessary 12 speed anchor and the bike companies get to further pad their pockets.
  • 6 0
 JFYI- The "FS 2" NX build is $5000 Canadian. Retail in the US for that bike is $4000.
I'd say the "FS 1" GX build is the best value in the bunch, carbon cranks, decent wheels, upgraded shock/fork, XD cassette - lots of upgrades from the "FS 2" for an extra $1300USD.
  • 5 0
 Agree entirely. I remember the day I saw my first $5k GX was crazy.
  • 16 1
 It sounds like you think most of the world lives in the mountains. This is cycling not skiing. Yet your perspective sounds like as if you were writing for a downhill ski magazine about XC skiing, and not able to understand why anyone would want to go XC. Which would be a very relevant example to the majority of skiers, who ski downhill. By contrast, the vast majority of cyclists, even mountain bikers, do not live in the mountains and ride lift/shuttle acces every time they go out. I would bet that most have never had that opportunity. So riding XC on singletrack trails is what we do. I think it would be a great idea for Pinkbike to hire an Ontario bike reviewer who doesn’t live at the base of Blue Mountain, and when you have XC bikes ( of which there are many) have that reviewer test them out and write about it.
  • 20 6
 Stopped reading at 100mm of travel..

I don't even know what that is? If a trail bikes doesn't have 7 inches of travel for puttering along gravel walking paths, I'm not interested.
  • 3 3
 You forgot to add it should cost no less than $6k and have room for at least 3 water bottles.
  • 2 1
 "stopped reading"....but the next sentence mentions a slacker 120mm. "Just When I Think You Couldn't Possibly Be Any Dumber Norco..."
  • 10 0
 Sarcasm aside, short travel bikes are freakin rad. If your local trail network isn't super gnarly, a short travel full suspension or a hardtail will work wonders. Faster on the up so you can get more laps in and funner on the way down.
  • 4 1
 If you read the headline it specifically says "Cross-Country Bike", it doesn't say "trail bike" anywhere!
  • 2 0
 @billreilly: Canadians...Passive-aggressive and Sarcastic. Figure it out.
  • 13 1
 Is there a reason wheel size isn’t ever listed in the bike details box? One could figure out that this is a 29er, but it’s kind of annoying if you want to verify or see if it’s offered in alternate wheels sizes.
  • 11 0
 Are there still XC bikes with smaller wheels than 29" around?
  • 5 0
 @colincolin: Yes, the last generation Norco Revolver that this one is replacing.

Also refering to non-XC bike articles with the same issue, not just this one.
  • 1 1
 @ninjatarian: not since the 2017 model, IIRC. Norco has been whittling away at their 27.5 offerings, unfortunately.
  • 1 1
 @colincolin: The 2018/2019 Revolver 29" feels more like a 27" in agility but has the power of a 29". I wouldn't go back.
  • 13 0
 It's funny how my 2016 fuel ex has become an aggressive XC bike all of a sudden with similar geometry and travel.
  • 3 0
 Had the same thought, and I've been racing it in the local Wednesday Night World Championship since then. First time I've ever been a trendsetter!
  • 11 0 feckin April.
  • 3 0
 This 2020 releases while 2019 bike season hasn't even started in many places is getting quite frankly ridiculous.
  • 2 0
 @Balgaroth: Cycling industry has adopted automotive industry tactics in an attempt to further drive profits/margins. As if things weren't bad enough already.
  • 1 0
 @m1dg3t: Weird tactics, as a customer this is rather discouraging me from renewing my gear thinking "what's the point it is already obsolete". Same way that when last year GT release the new Force I was on the market for an enduro bike early on and didn't take a Sanction as I new it was impossible to sell this year, instead i waited and got a Force in September. Possibly I would have bought both If I didn't knew a new plateform was coming.
  • 11 2
 Might not be able to say it looks like a session but that weights getting awful close
  • 2 0
 Weight is wrong, Or he measured with a lot of equipment on the bike. That bike is sub 23lbs stock. He changed things like tires and added a dropper.
  • 9 0
 Riding Another Man Gold backwards is DownCountry AF.
  • 3 0
 Good eye. #DCAF
  • 7 0
 I would love to try an SB100, Blur, or this Norco, just to go ripping through the woods at high speed, while whistling Zippity Doo Dah out of my ass.
  • 16 1
 Don't forget Intense Sniper Trail. The intense is 2 lbs lighter, $500 cheaper and has a more trail oriented fork. Wish I could ride all these bikes back to back.
  • 2 1
 Also the Specialized Epic EVO, the Orbea Oiz TR, the Cannondale Scalpel SE... I love this kind of bikes!
  • 5 2
 @KotsosK: And the Spot Ryve
  • 1 0
 @dtimms: I ride an evil insurgent and demo'd a sniper trail. These downcountry xc machines are fun af.
  • 6 2
 How did the new marketing buzzword, "downcountry" not make it into this article once! I am shocked...outrageous so many golden opportunities wasted. I'm writing a letter to my senator.
  • 7 0
 It's priced as low as a Walmart bike!
  • 3 0
 "According to Red Bull, 2018 saw more people watch racers suffer up hills in the name of glory than watched the downhill World Cup"
Of course, we are half a dozen watching together, jumping on the couch, already dunk as Tracey Hannah start !
  • 5 0
 I'm stoked to see slacker head angles on a lot of these modern XC bike. Well done Norco!
  • 3 2
 My 100/100 xc race bike has a 69.5 hta and I have never thought that it should be slacker. The slacker hta are more useful on the xc hardtails.
  • 4 0
 @JohanG: The good news is that you have lots of options for 69.5+ htas on XC bikes. I personally stay far away from XC bikes because of the head angle. Now that there are some options with slacker head angles, I'm more likely to try an xc bike again.
  • 4 0
 Good to see Norco giving us the that drive on the correct side of the road the ability to run our cables through the frame without any weird bends at the front!
  • 5 1
 This is awesome, an XC bike with progressive geometry! I'm saving my $$$ for this when it is released.
  • 2 1
 preorder now, your Norco dealer can put it on backorder so you get the first shipment. It's probably going to be small and sell out fast like the first run of EVERY bike they come out with these days.
  • 6 5
 I'm a bit disappointed that there's no option with a pike or fox 34, the 32mm stanchions simply won't do. The 34 Stepcast seems perfect for the 120mm version of the bike. Failing that, they don't even let you buy the 120mm version frame only. Sure, not the end of the world to swap shocks, but it does increase the MSRP of the frameset by hundreds of dollars as the resale value of the shock that it comes with is hot garbage.
  • 2 0
 The shocks can have the travel adjusted by any service center. Same shock just with an internal spacer. Still a pain in the ass though.
  • 1 0
 @RoboDuck: and then you get the choice of a lockout or no lockout of any kind
  • 5 0
 The Rockshox 32mm forks are equal in stiffness to the 34sc.
  • 2 0
 @JohanG: Yep. But people just because it's a 34mm stanchion...
  • 3 1
 Sorta like the argument for/against running a dropper in XC - if overall a dropper gets around the course quicker than without then surely it's worth the added weight? Just gotta add a little perspective
  • 1 0
 I want one of these. I had an old version, built with an F34 120mm and Reverb that came in at 24.0 flat, with real tires, I simply loved that bike. This one looks even better...wish it fit 2.6" rubber though. Even so, I will likely pull the trigger on one of these.
  • 3 1
 Decent reach, decent seat angle, decent wheelbase, reasonable headangle with short chainstays finally an XC bike with geometry I can get behind! And surprise, surprise it rides well who would have thought, eh?
  • 2 0
 Did I understand well that I can change the shock in a 100mm Revolver to a 120mm shock? So I can buy a 100mm frame and fit it with Shimano XT for example and put a 120mm shock into that?
  • 1 0
 What do you folks find the differences to be in efficiency, comfort, handling, durability, ease of maintenance and ownership vs the Trek 9.8 or 9.9 Top Fuel, Inetense Sniper T, Pivot Mach 4 SL and others in the category?
I do not go to bike parks.
I ride the Appalachian mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, so most types of trails. I also already have a 2016 Remedy 9.8 29r so I want something lighter, more responsive, quicker, etc.
6"1' 165-170 pound rider.
Thank you.
  • 2 0
 Large frame with 478 reach and 60mm stem: Levy's junk and wrists must've been hating life. Wonder if his personal 50mm stem was hugged back at the garage.
  • 4 0
 51mm offset fork? Unrideable!
  • 3 0
 Informative AND funny. Well done as always Levy.
  • 4 0
 Tomac Revolver
  • 5 3
 Wow. Its looks like it was Norco who stole all those bikes from Rocky Mountain last year!
  • 3 0
 Mike, how do you like the new 120mm SID compared to the 34sc?
  • 4 2
 They’re a year early....
  • 6 3
 Pretty sure this bike was originally slated to be a 2019 M/Y but it's kinda embarrassing to actually release a 2019 in 2019, so they changed it lol
  • 3 1
 @mnorris122: Would you rather they rush things and make a worse bike? This was always slated to be mid 2019 AFAIK.
  • 3 2
 FINALLY, took them long enough. Wasn't this bike supposed to be a 2019 M/Y?
  • 8 0
 Spring 2019 sounds pretty MY2019 to me
  • 2 2
 @theredbike: "First Ride: Norco's 2020 Revolver..."
  • 4 0
 @mnorris122: whats your point. You can still get your bike in 2019 and it won't be until 2021 till its a new model year version. Seems like better value to me.
  • 2 0
 Any weight numbers on their top spec? Sub 25lbs?
  • 3 1
 Their last one wasn't the lightest option on the market and this frame is ~100g heavier...
  • 7 0
 AXS build with carbon SID is supposedly 22.5lbs (10.2kg).

Levies build with 2.35 Forecasters and DT1900 wheels is probably contributing to that 29lb figure (plus tools/waterbottle?).
  • 3 0
 @davidccoleman: Apparently the Metric shock and hardware is 95g lighter, so it's a wash, or so he seems to imply.
  • 1 0
 Cool bike, I'm more interested in the 3C Forekaster tires though. Presumably 2.35, Maxx Speed compound?
  • 1 0
 This seems like it replaces the Optic 29er. the revolver has 10mm more out back, and a 0.5 degree steeper head angle
  • 1 0
 Nah it doesn’t replace the Optic; they have recently made the Optic beefier
  • 3 1
 @mh731 well not quite, that bike's not out yet! This bike does replace the current optic.
  • 2 0
 my Nicolai Saturn 11 racebike from 2017 wants its geometry back
  • 3 1
 chainstays way too short.
  • 3 0
 Agreed. Front centre is long for an XC bike.
  • 2 1
 Thanks metric? Lol like shocks didn't come with different stroke/same eye to eye previously...
  • 1 0
 Hope you bring that to Sun Valley Outerbike! Norco's going to be there- right?
  • 1 0
 For a $5K bike you think they could've splashed out on a legible geo table.
  • 2 0
 it's get-down-country...
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 Buttcheek heart tat FTW
  • 1 0
 What an absolute ripper...

But seriously, 2020? April 2019?
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know if this new model will be able to be bought in the UK?
  • 2 1
 2800 for a frameset is pretty good.
  • 1 2
 Must be hunting season, I'll take my revolver! Thought mt.bikers were against hunters, but then the industry starts naming there products to weapons?
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  • 1 3
 Pretty similar to SC Tallboy thats been out a few years. HA is within .6 deg, wheelbase in check, reach very similar, only real difference is slightly steeper STA.
  • 2 1
 Looks like an Element.
  • 1 0
 Norco ASRc
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 No flex stay though.
  • 1 0
 same bike new colors?
  • 1 1
 Looks like a Fezzari to me.
  • 1 1
 I would definitely this as a XC bike . 28 pounds? For a XC bike???
  • 2 4
 Great idea! I'm looking in my garage for my roadbike to put on some 29er wheels on since is same geo!
  • 5 5
 No 27.5?
  • 3 5
 Way to up the price Norco. Thanks.
  • 4 2
 Are you actually surprised that something new costs more money? Wait a year.
  • 5 1
 The old Revolver was super cheap because Norco had those moulds working since like 2013.... parts spec to price Norco is still one of the best bang for your buck brands for a fully shop supported brand in Canada....
  • 1 0
 @ssteve: No. I'm surprised at the amount. Slapping a 2020my moniker on it is laughable.
  • 2 0
 @j-t-g: These new molds are so much different from the old ones. You're right. The retooling costs must have been massive.

The part specs aren't the greatest either. $5k for GX/NX and DT Swiss 1900s. The 120 starts @ $4k and no spec listed here. Unless I missed it?
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 @m1dg3t: Parts spec/price is pretty good for the high end one. At least compared to a Yeti...
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