Norco Bicycles are designed with one objective in Mind: Enhancing the riding experience.
Driven by this collective goal, they develop technologies that make you faster, more confident and more comfortable. These technologies make our bikes lighter, stronger, stiffer and more intuitive so you will get more: more hours in the saddle, more watts of energy, more terrain explored and more smiles shared with friends. FACT!
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NORCO E-MOUNTAIN BIKES
Looks like a Sight, rides like a Sight but… yeah, we put a motor in it. This is the Sight VLT. There’s nothing better than having fun out on the trails and with the Sight VLT you’ll get exactly that – just more of it.
We took all of the aggressive all-mountain qualities you love about our pedal Sight and wrapped them into a seamless, extremely capable electric-assist package. The best-in-class Shimano STEPS E8000 drive unit and 630Wh integrated battery give you the necessary boost to power up the steepest climbs, while modern geometry and optimized suspension kinematics allow you to charge down the rowdiest descents – again and again. Discover a new way to ride with the Sight VLT.
“Our Winner! 2019’s e-MTB of the year is the most balanced and versatile bike in the bunch, the Sight VLT won everybody over with its liveliness, playful demeanour and styling. This bike excites us about the future of e-bikes!”
IT ALL STARTS WITH THE FRAME
We wanted the Sight VLT to not only ride like a Sight, but to look good too! As a principle in our design philosophy, we made sure that the rider and the ride quality of the Sight VLT were top of mind throughout the development process. The drive unit and battery are enveloped into the carbon frame creating a lightweight, stiff and low-profile e-mountain bike. This makes the Sight VLT one of the lightest e-mountain bikes on the market.
IT’S A SIGHT
Evolving the proven geometry of our Sight platform, the Sight VLT features modern All-Mountain geometry with a longer wheelbase for increased stability at higher speed and a refined kinematic layout for exceptional traction and grip on a wide variety of terrain. A steeper seat tube angle and a more forward riding position makes the Sight VLT an outstanding climber allowing you to punch up steep and technical climbs effortlessly. Charge your favourite descents, and then climb back up and do it all again – the Sight VLT is the definition of “do it all”.
ALL THE POWER YOU NEED
Designed to withstand the extreme demands of e-mountain biking, the best-in-class Shimano STEPS E8000 drive unit and 630Wh battery will extend the fun you have while out on the trails. A smooth, stable delivery of power gives you the natural feel of riding a conventional mountain bike over every section of trail. The charging port with protective cover on the seat tube allows for easy access and quick charging, so you can be back on your bike in no time.
CLEAN INTEGRATION WITHOUT DISTRACTIONS
The Shimano display is compact and low-profile yet allows you to easily read and access metrics like power modes, speed, battery range and additional ride information. Easily shift between Boost, Trail and Eco modes on the fly without being distracted by any clutter on your handlebars. If you are looking for a more custom power output that matches your riding style, you can individually customize the system’s Boost and Trail power-assist levels with your smartphone and Shimano’s trailside Bluetooth connection.
NEW FOR 2020
2020 Gravel Search XR A2
The X6 butted aluminum frame and mid-modulus fork offer lightweight, agile stability, efficient pedaling, and comfortable vertical compliance. With generous tire clearance (45mm/42mm with fenders), rack, fender and bottle mounts, and a comfortably quick rider compartment, the Search XR A2 allows you to explore singletrack trails, tackle a gravel loop, or head out for an extended bike-packing excursion. With thru-axle hubs, WTB ST Light i23 TCS 2.0 tubeless-ready rims and wide range Shimano GRX/Tiagra 22-speed drivetrain and Tektro mechanical disc brakes, the Search XR A2 is ready to take on whatever adventure you’re up for. The internally routed cables and sealed Das Boot seat collar keep critical mechanical systems away from the elements on those especially adventurous adventures.
2020 Fluid FS3 Aluminium
When we set out to create our ultimate, no-compromise singletrack rig, we put everything we loved about trail riding into the Fluid Full Suspension. Starting with a clean slate, we just imagined ourselves hitting that perfect trail, rolling a mossy slab and popping a root into the next turn, and this is the bike that emerged from that process. With its confidence-inspiring progressive design, playful handling, and unmatched fun factor, the Fluid FS will take your trail riding experience to the next level.
2020 Fluid FS3 Aluminium Ladies
2020 Storm 1
The Storm picks up where road, gravel, and hybrid bikes can’t go – fatter tires, off-road-oriented progressive design, and features that’ll give riders the chance to truly experience what mountain biking is truly all about in a bike that won’t break the bank.
2020 Storm 3
2020 Charger 1
2020 Charger 2
2020 Revolver FS 120 (Coming December 2019)
The Revolver FS 120’s low, forward riding position creates powerful, efficient pedaling, maximum traction, and a front end that stays on the ground when the going gets steep, so you’re in control of where you go, and how fast you get there. The Revolver FS 120 benefits from the same stiff, lightweight chassis as our XC race bike, but is specially-designed with a longer stroke rear shock and 120mm XC fork – creating a geometry specifically designed for uncompromised control and efficiency during those larger than life rides where you don’t have the time to pick the smoothest line – because there’s a finish line to cross – whether real or imagined.
2020 Revolver FS 120 AXS
The Range Carbon is the ideal Enduro bike, purpose-built to rip downhill with category-bending capability. Available in 27.5″ and 29″ models, the Range Carbon features modern Enduro suspension performance and geometry optimized for each wheel size. It climbs efficiently but unleashes its full potential when pointed downhill – delivering confidence-inspiring stability and control for serious speed over technical terrain. Race an Enduro, shred gnarly single-track with friends, or skip the pedalling and do a few laps of the bike park – the Range Carbon is the ultimate accomplice.
Search XR Carbon Ultegra Gravel Bike
Search XR Steel Gravel Bike
2019 Fluid FS1
2019 Fluid FS1 Ladies
2019 Optic C2
2019 Sight C2
2019 Valence 105
2019 Revolver FS2
2019 Revolver FS XX1
Revolver HT XX1
Revolver HT 2
Threshold Carbon Sram Rival GS
Search XR Steel Shimano 105
Tactic Carbon 105
Tactic Ultegra Carbon
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NORCO BIKE TECHNOLOGY
Advanced Ride Technology, or A.R.T., is the direct link between engineering and experience. More than a single suspension platform, A.R.T. is a system that we optimize for each intended use. Norco’s engineering team strategically manipulates pivot locations to precision-tune suspension kinematics, ensuring that every full suspension bike will excel in the environment it was designed for. For downhill applications, we increase rearward axle path for a more controlled ride over gnarly, unpredictable terrain. For cross-country we increase pedaling efficiency and small bump compliance for a faster, smoother ride.
A.R.T. delivers four major benefits to riders: enhanced pedaling efficiency, increased square-edge bump compliance, improved braking performance and progressive suspension characteristics. These benefits are balanced in different proportions based on intended use, creating a ride experience unique to each model.
Enhanced Pedaling Efficiency
A.R.T. is designed to effectively manage chain growth to create anti-squat forces that counteract the forces responsible for suspension bob. The result is an incredibly efficient pedaling platform, superior power transfer and unmatched climbing ability.
Increased Square-Edge Bump Compliance
Rearward axle path describes the rear wheel’s trajectory as a bicycle moves through its travel. A.R.T. uses a pronounced rearward axle path that enables the wheel to travel both rearward and upward, up and out of the way of obstacles.
Improved Braking Performance
A pronounced rearward axle path also allows a bike’s suspension to remain fully active when pressure is applied to the brakes. A.R.T. delivers powerful, predictable braking with fully active suspension and superior traction at all times.
Progressive Suspension Characteristics
A.R.T. suspension uses a progressive leverage ratio curve, meaning that the forces required to engage the shock increase progressively as the shock moves through its travel. The first part of the stroke is very supple and effectively absorbs small to medium-sized impacts. Toward the end of the stroke, the shock becomes progressively stiffer, resulting in a ‘bottomless’ feel. To the rider, this progressive curve is experienced as consistent, predictable suspension at every point in the travel.
Norco’s carbon frames are manufactured with only the highest quality materials, right down to the resin we use to hold everything together. Our superior quality ArmorLite resin produces an exceptionally strong bond that enhances frame strength and increases impact resistance.
The fully proprietary GIZMO system features two-piece GIZMO plugs that create a tight seal, blocking water and debris from entering the frame. GIZMO plugs pinch and hold cables firmly in place, preventing any rattling at entry and exit points. They also enable the rider to pull cables taught so that they can be prevented from rattling around inside the frame.
With traditional frame designs, engineers adjust front-centre lengths for each frame size but use a single, fixed rear-centre length. This approach leaves riders of certain body types in a poor position when standing. Poor body position leads to uneven weight distribution and negatively affects traction, control and overall performance and ride characteristics.
A simple solution to a complex problem, Gravity Tune fixes the front-centre/rear-centre ratio across all frame sizes, effectively optimizing geometry for every bike in the line. As a result, weight is always optimally distributed – regardless of rider height. Available only on Norco Bikes, Gravity Tune means equal ride characteristics and unrivalled control for all.
A PressFit 30 bottom bracket offers all of the stiffness benefits of a BB30 bottom bracket, and adds a few unique benefits of its own. With PressFit 30 bottom brackets, bearings are housed in nylon cups that are pressed directly into the BB shell. This eliminates the need for the aluminum sleeve used in traditional BB30 designs and therefore reduces overall weight. The PressFit 30 system also creates a better seal around bearings, increasing their lifespan and reducing the possibility of a blowout. PressFit 30 BBs are less prone to creaking than other BBs and are compatible with all BB30 cranksets.
Integrated into the rear dropouts, the post mount uses half of the hardware of a normal brake mounting system and creates a stronger structure that reduces braking harmonics.
Norco’s Power Chassis Design is the ultra-efficient power transfer system that gives our Revolver hardtail XC race bikes their responsiveness and explosive acceleration. The Power Chassis is a complete pedaling platform designed to convert energy from a rider’s whole body into forward momentum. The design begins at the tapered head tube and leads down through an oversized, down tube that creates an extremely stiff linkage between the front and back end of the bike. The down tube leads into an oversized, super-stiff bottom bracket shell designed to house the most efficient cranks available today. The oversized BB area then leads through to an especially broad set of chain stays, engineered to conduct energy directly from cranks through to the back wheel where they are converted into forward thrust.
By increasing tube profile dimensions in proportion with frame size, Norco engineers are able to calibrate frame stiffness to the weight of the prospective rider. This ensures that a heavier rider on an extra large frame will experience the same ride characteristics as a lighter rider on a small frame. Though the process is labour-intensive, the result is worth the effort: optimal ride characteristics, performance and comfort for riders of all sizes.
Norco’s SmoothCore process enables us to maintain precision control over all of the inner surfaces of our carbon frames, which is particularly critical at complicated, high-stress areas like the head tube and bottom bracket junctions. At the heart of SmoothCore is our innovative mandrel system.
Tapered head tubes provide three major benefits to riders: stiffness, responsiveness and durability. A wider head tube junction leaves room for a larger down tube, enabling engineers to create a stiffer, more efficient pedaling platform. The wider junction also enables us to use forks with stiffer, stronger fork crowns and steer tubes; these forks are less prone to flex, so riders experience enhanced responsiveness and control in the handling of the bike. Tapered head tubes also enable engineers to optimize headset bearings. Oversized 1 1/2” lower bearings are stronger and more durable, and they are better at dissipating loads and handling impacts. Smaller 1 1/8” upper bearings, which experience less load, are lighter. Combined, all of these tapered head tube benefits contribute to a more thrilling ride experience.