Updated at 12pm Pacific: Thanks for having us today and for all of your questions. We will do our best to keep replying to anything that we've missed. Your support means a lot to us and we hope to see you all out on the trails soon.
Norco didn't make any concessions in their quest to make the Range an absolute gravity fiend, and those efforts paid off, with the Norco Range taking the 2021 Mountain Bike of the Year award.
We wanted to know more about the team behind Norco Bicycles and their process behind the development of this bike and others, so we thought it would be a perfect opportunity for you to ask Jim Jamieson, David Cox, and Colin Ryan your questions.
Jim “JJ” Jamieson – Senior Product Manager
Working his way through the company after starting his bike industry career at Norco in the warehouse in 1989, Jim Jamieson has been instrumental in the creation of many of Norco’s most iconic bikes, including the new Range.
David Cox – Design & Engineering Manager
For the past six years, David Cox has directed Norco’s design and engineering efforts, including the development of the Ride Aligned Design System, resulting in two Pinkbike Mountain Bike of the Year awards in the 3 years since the system made its debut.
How ‘Ask Us Anything' Works:
Colin Ryan – Senior Development Engineer
Hitting the ground running on his very first day, one of Colin’s first projects with Norco was refining, managing and testing the suspension kinematics on the new Range. Since April 2020, he’s been knee- deep in suspension curves, base tunes and Setup Guide data for the Range and beyond.
Starting at 10:00 AM PDT/6:00 PM GMT today, January 25th, you can type your questions for Norco Bicycles into the comment box below this article and the guys will have a crack at answering them. Sometimes your answer will pop up in a few seconds; others may take a few minutes while Jim Jamieson, David Cox, and Colin Ryan work their way through questions that are popping up. Everyone who posts a question, large or small, will be taken seriously.
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