Mar 28, 2020 at 19:09Mar 28, 2020
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Jan 31, 2020 at 11:42Jan 31, 2020
Video: Norco Bicycles Announces New Torrent Steel Hardtail
Well I have a purple S2, so I can answer a few comments. The BB ht works. Dunno why but it does. I was concerned after reading stuff online about BB being too high and wished I bought another bike. But it's good. The 76deg seat angle works so well. My reservation when buying it was it would be a "one trick pony" as a bike review said. They are so wrong. It's great uphill and not just on smooth tracks. Going down its superb even on quite tight tracks. I also have an older NS Eccentric (steel) 27.5 and I notice that I have to use my body more on the S2. The Novatec hubs. Not sure they are an issue. I've had Hope and DT and Specialised hubs fail and I look after my stuff. Novatec make for other companies so I don't worry re the hubs. 64 deg head angle. I thought it would be too slack and long - wondering on the uphill, untidy on corners. Nope the 64 angle is awesome, rides so well. Makes me wonder why I took so long to go long and slack. The downside the S2 is a bit heavy, (1.5 kg more than my Eccentric) well I only ffing got worried about that when I weighed it!.I never noticed when out riding. The weight comes from the big wheels and tyres, to me that's a 29er problem. And the fork, it's a 35 RL Gold. Rockshox don't post the weight but I reckon it's at least 2500gm. So I plan to upgrade. So which is best my Eccentric 27.5 or this 29er. The truth is I'm not sure yet. The S2 certainly has the edge going up and monsters downs, but it's harder to ride. I don't mean it shakes your body more, I mean more input is required. The S2 is an AM bike. the Eccentic more of a fun bike. So yes I like the Norco but still not sure on 29er wheels. I also have an NS Snabb 27.5 FS which is am exceptional bike. Sorry to write such a long post, but there's alot of comment about faults that aren't there. As somebody posted - Geometry charts are great, but you have to ride the bike. .