Video: Norco Factory Team Sneak Peak

Nov 20, 2014 at 9:18
by Pinkbike Staff  
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Norco will be announcing their 2015 squad on November 26 - until then, speculate away.



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100 Comments

  • + 149
 No gloves and pedalling like a madman at the end...yeah probably Blenki!
  • + 32
 BLENKI! So glad to see him on Norco!
  • - 156
flag bigburd (Nov 20, 2014 at 9:37) (Below Threshold)
 His pedaling might look kinda cool but it made him look a right twat when mulally beat him with 2 pedal strokes and no chain.
  • - 126
flag doctorsunbeam (Nov 20, 2014 at 10:01) (Below Threshold)
 That's what I was thinking while I was watching mulally, man, this makes blenki look like a douche he should just go home now.
  • + 166
 Mulally also beat: Loic Bruni, Aaron Gwin, Steve Peat, Danny Hart, Sam Hill and Greg Minnar, who all pedaled during their race runs. What a bunch of "right twats".
  • - 159
flag bigburd (Nov 20, 2014 at 10:20) (Below Threshold)
 You are very observant aren't you ? Of course the rest of them pedaled but none of them do this stupid pedaling in the air/rockgardens/every where in way to low a gear , I love blenkis riding style but his useless pedaling in the air is pointless and looks awful
  • + 56
 I'm quite observant, i noticed he probably isn't in too low a gear he just spins it up as there is no resistance to pedalling, I also noticed if you accelerate the wheel to faster than the bike is traveling it will give a small gain on landing. Science. The main thing I noticed was how your original comment had absolutely no relevance to anything really and was just making noise for no reason.
  • - 103
flag bigburd (Nov 20, 2014 at 10:38) (Below Threshold)
 re-read the OP " pedaling like a mad man " , to which I commented about his pedaling.

And if the pedaling in the air does give you a boost why doesn't the rest of the field do it ? because it only works in your imagination ...
  • + 14
 some riders have other places they gain speed or do not feel safe doing it.
  • + 9
 pedaling in the air (spinning the rear tire faster) also brings the rear end down. Exactly like using the throttle on a moto. While it may not work as well, he could just be trying to get the rear wheel to the ground sooner. Although scrubbing probably works better on a mtn bike.
  • + 86
 bigburd you should send Blenki in a clip of you shredding and show him what hes doing wrong... Maybe all your skills, techniques, and opinions are the missing piece for his world cup glory...

And does his pedaling in the air look kinda cool, like you said in you first comment, or awful like your second comment?
  • + 7
 haha @cthorpe he scrubs more than a carwash
  • + 2
 Your right that's definitely him you know by how he holds his elbows when pedalling!

And by my guess from Bren-dogs recent social media posting that his new teammate is Danny hart due to his height in the picture, Danny's quite short isn't he?
  • + 2
 I think it's neko on scott, the guy in brendogs pictures has the same shoes as Neko always wears.
  • + 12
 Everybody here can criticize the way he rides but none of you are the WC circuit... and did you ever think maybe that's his way of being aggressive and keeping focus on just pinning it? nope
  • + 3
 No disrespect to neko, but why are you even comparing blenky to one of the least steezy riders on earth
  • + 4
 Was this supposed to be a hard guess? Probably the most unique riding style on the planet.
  • + 8
 Bigburd you should post up a video of yourself riding. I want to see the style you use to podium at worlds and win world cups
  • + 6
 Blenki has the most style of all the world cup riders in my opinion.

@bigburd: Stevie Smith is also pedalling in the air and he was World Champion, so it has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the rider or anything like that... It's probably just style and what cthrope said sounds also logic to me.
  • + 2
 The carbon Aurums are so sexy!
  • + 4
 Calling it right now, Blenki, Magnus Manson, Jack Iles. Not sure who the last guy is though.
  • + 1
 @david-l your forgetting Jill and Brinn.
  • + 3
 @makripper This is a different team than the one Jill and Brynn run.
  • + 2
 oh sweet!! would be crazy to see Magnus fully hooked up like that!
  • + 1
 Really hoping they release details on the new aurum when they announce the new team.
  • + 101
 Suprised they're not announcing it on 11/27.5, I guess they wanted to keep it old school. Wink
  • + 66
 Pretty sure that's me at the end...
  • + 22
 hopefully Blenki does well on a new bike. Probably the most stylish rider on the circuit but maybe he needs to pedal less. Ratboy doesn't pedal that much and Neko proved you don't need to.
  • + 19
 I think mulallys run is gonna have a lot of riders rethinking how they attack a trail now Razz

And yeah Ratboy barely pedals at all , infact he looks so relaxed it's hard to tell he's racing until you see the splits !
  • + 12
 It's bizarre watching Ratboy, he looks like he is just cruising and not going fast. It would be cool to have a chainless WC, be interesting to see who carries their speed best.
  • + 10
 Steve Peat without a doubt
  • - 1
 man i love to see blenki pedalling, especially when its useless to pedal
  • + 17
 This looks like Blenki. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few Blenki's in my time.
  • + 15
 Blenki, Ragot, and I sure hope they kept Bryn and Jill! Go canada. So happy to see a Canadian brand, along with devinci on top or climbing to the top of the world. Go canada.
  • + 10
 Bryn and Jill own the team, i'm pretty sure...
  • + 5
 Fully brand new team I believe. Also I heard ragot is going to mondraker. Also in the video it looks like its all men
  • + 2
 @yakimonti I wouldn't keep your hopes up... @mattsavage Bryn and Jill do own and operate their team but Norco is also the title sponsor and covers most of the operation costs....
  • + 3
 I think Bryn and jill are a different team being Norco international...i don't know if they absorbed that team into this one though?
  • + 1
 Jill wears a Red Bull helmet, I didn't see that, and no one in that video rode like her...
  • + 2
 finally blenki has home, how about danny?
  • + 1
 Bryn and Jill own Norco International. They are associated with Norco as their frame supplier and give input on frame development. I believe they choose the additional riders on Norco International.
  • + 1
 It's a brand new Facebook page and title to Norco International, there weren't any girls on that from what I could see, I believe it's a new team and Jill and Bryn have gone elsewhere.
  • + 2
 @mtb-mech they definitely did not have any say whatsoever this new roster, as a matter of fact don't even associate Bryn and Jill's team with this one... its an entirely reformatted team owned by norco internally with entirely new riders and new people in positions of power...
  • + 2
 @jasperwesselman, Jasper thanks for the clarification.
  • - 1
 The rider in the neck brace, smallest, usually last inline, is definately a girl...
  • + 1
 @mattsavage I know the guy last inline about 6 feet tall definitely not a girl you will be suprised at who is on the team
  • + 1
 Hah! @huck2flat, don't tell him I said that, then... Those other guys must be giants...
  • + 15
 I really hope they got emmeline too, it would be a great loss if she stopped racing ;(



she is very cute also hahaha
  • + 4
 I don't think the woman is Emmeline. On the video the woman riding has left foot in front. Emmeline is has right foot in front. And I've never seen her wearing a neck-brace.

I think it's Emilie Siegenthaler. (Not 100% sure though).
  • + 7
 Norco, always a soft spot in my heart. quality bikes.
  • + 5
 blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki blenki
  • + 6
 Who?
  • + 5
 Ah. Don't know how I missed it! :-)
  • + 1
 blenki?
  • + 0
 I just blinked, who is it?
  • + 4
 Blink Too late hes gone to Norco! Emmeline to Mondraker with the Heart man
  • + 0
 i am guessing neethling
  • + 9
 Neko, that helmet and those shoes in the second pic.
  • + 7
 niiice, neko confirmed... Loic Bruni commented on the wheelie/manual photo he said "I think i recognize those calf. They dont need to pedal"
  • + 12
 Illuminati confirmed
  • + 4
 Ah Pemberton, great place to call home
  • + 3
 What happened? Battery died on the camera?
How bout two minutes of this Please!
  • + 7
 it's a sneak peek....
  • + 25
 Realy? I cant read you see......
  • + 2
 how about norco hurry up and get the new range to the bike stores? l wanna try one
  • + 1
 Ill finally be throwing a leg over my new 2014 r.c. le build this weekend!
  • + 4
 I WAN'T MY 2015 RANGE RIGHT MEOW!
  • + 3
 Meow then sir, what seems to be the problem here?!
  • + 5
 You've cat to be kitten me.
  • + 2
 Hairball idea that.
  • + 3
 Usually the puns have to do with the article, we've taken it to a new level.
  • + 2
 I have the carbon range. Now im waiting for the carbon aurum!
  • + 1
 I'm catually changing from a alu Range to a carbon Range. It cat come fast enough.
  • + 4
 Samuel blenkinsop
  • + 4
 blenki.
  • + 3
 100% goggles too - definitely Blenki
  • + 2
 I think I know one of the riders well, bit I am not telling
  • + 1
 That was the probably the lamest 'teaser' video I've ever seen. Where's the last couple of minutes?????
  • + 1
 @bikercarl its a sneak peek
  • + 1
 Look at the wide bars! Look at the no gloves! BBBBBBBBBBB LENKI!
  • + 1
 That vid didn't help me speculate anyone lol
  • + 1
 Blenki style at the end!!!
  • + 1
 no gloves and leading the pack, it has to be blenki
  • + 1
 So pumped blenki is on nor I and not scott
  • + 2
 Harry heath
  • + 1
 ..no gloves....blenky!!!!
  • + 2
 BLENKI!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 He doesn't wear gloves!
  • + 1
 Blenki
  • + 1
 O WOW!
  • + 1
 woohoo!!!
  • + 1
 Harts on mondraker
  • + 1
 Yep, that's Blenki!
  • - 3
 Bleki!!
  • + 3
 Blenki*
  • - 2
 am not telling

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