2012 Norco Phaser, Shinobi, Range and Truax

26er 29er Pro Reviews

26” All Mountain, 160mm travel
2012 Norco Range

Norco brought us the Range in 2011 and it was a bike that could truly do it all, whether you were laying it all out on an all mountain hammerfest through your local trails, climbing into the high alpine, racing an enduro downhill event, or spending a day or two at a nearby bike park. Featuring the same frame as 2011, the 2012 Range retains all of the best traits that make it a solid performer while being built up with solid component specs at every trim level.

Key features on the Range:

  • Four trim levels (LE, 1, 2, 3) priced between $9000 USD and $2700 USD
  • Claimed bike weights between 27lbs and 31lbs, depending on trim level
  • 160mm ART suspension on all trim levels
  • Holloform ® link arm
  • Integrated dropout design: forged dropouts with axle and pivot points, integrated post mount and seatstay support gussets
  • Tapered head tube
  • All mountain 2×10 gearing on all models; 11-36t cassettes and mid-cage rear dereailleurs
  • 160mm forks with 20mm thru-axle dropouts; travel adjust forks at all trim levels
  • High volume rear shocks for a plush and linear feel
  • Syntace X12 142mm x 12mm axle system
  • 180mm rotors front and rear

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  • Craw says:

    Dear Norco, if 29ers are really good for taller riders why don’t you use a longer head tube on the bigger sizes? Pretty sure that taller riders need a taller bar height so at least leave a whole bunch of steerer tube so we have some options!

  • Oscar says:

    Dear Norco,

    Just wondering where in the heck can I buy the 2011 Phaser that is black and blue in Southern California near Downtown Los Angeles. Because your Store locator guide is not up to date and some shops don’t carry your line anymore. I like the bike for its components and the weight of course, but I would like to see if a test ride is possible for altitude climbs.

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