We are here at the 2010 Norco Performance Bikes launch in Vancouver BC and it's going great. Today we got to see the whole line up of bikes and then head up to the North Shore for a famous Shore ride. What better bike to ride than the new 2010 Norco Team DH!Learn more about the all new Norco Team DH inside
!For 2010, Norco has stream lined the DH and Park bikes line up. No longer do we see the typical trickle down technology that we've seen in the past. Instead this year the Team DH, the DH, the Aline and the Atomik all share the same frames in looks, but the Aline and Atomiks have heavier tube sets for the rigors of life that a park specific bike leads. Gone are the swoopy tubes and in their place are larger diameter hydroformed ones resulting in a stiffer and stronger all around package.
Check out the specs for the 2010 Norco Team DH and some changes from the 2009 offering below.
2010 Norco Team DH
|Frame||Norco 2010 DH Frame|
|Rear Shock||Rockshox Vivid Coil|
|Fork||Rockshox Boxxer Team|
|Headset||FSA Orbit DL integrated 1.5” to 1-1/8”|
|Crankarms||Shimano Saint 170 mm|
|Chainring||Shimano Saint, 36t|
|Chain Guide||E Thirteen LG1|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Saint|
|Pedals||DMR V-12 Mag pedal black|
|Chain||KMC EX 9 SL chrome super light chain|
|Cassette||Sram DH cassette 11-26T|
|Rear Derailleur||Sram X-0 Short cage|
|Shifter Pod||Sram X-7 with match maker lever|
|Handlebar||Sunline V1,19mm rise bar, grey 711 or 737mm|
|Stem||Sunline Boxxer direct mount stem, grey|
|Grips||Sunline “S” lock on grip|
|Brakes||Elixer CR 8" rotor|
|Front Wheel||Sun Jumping Flea 20 mm|
Alex Supra D welded alloy double wall
|Rear Wheel||Sun Jumping Flea 150 x 12|
•Alex Supra D welded alloy double wall
|Tires||Kenda Nevagal 26 x 2.35 Stick E , Cap Casing|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado with nicro tubular rail|
|Seatpost||Double bolt white Norco 2014 Alloy|
There is a huge movement across the board with all Norco bikes to give the end consumer the best value they can in today's economic state. The Team DH is still the flagship DH machine at Norco, but the spec has been adjusted so that it's not out of the ball park for the consumer. A standard DH model has also been introduced as well as offering the same frame set up to the Aline and Atomik owners (but with a heavier tubeset). These are all steps to make bikes that will be ridden, enjoyed and affordable to the end consumer.
The new frame has oversized hydro-formed tubes that will make it stiffer and stronger. While doing this, the swoopy tubes of 2009 were eliminated. Hardware has been upgraded in all models to provide better, longer lasting and more eye pleasing results. The graphics are very distinct between the Park and DH bikes. All models will be offered in 3 sizes (Small, Medium and Large). The new 1.5" head tube is lighter and features an integrated headset on the DH and Team DH. All of the 4 DH and Park bikes will be coming with dual crown forks and running 8 inches of rear travel. All models have a 13.9" BB height and a 64 degree head tube.
Expect to see larger drop outs in the rear (MAXLE compatible) of all the bikes too. The front shock mount is now stationary over the 2009 model to save weight and really no one was using it at the end of the day. The goal for 2010 seems to be making a stiffer, stronger bike at a better value, so I can't frown at that! Congrats Norco on a great DH bike.
The Team DH for 2010 will carry a Canadian MSRP of $5,780, and will weigh in around 40 lbs. More pictures of the 2010 Norco Team DH
View all photos from the 2010 Launch
Check out our preview from the 2009 Team DH.