Norco 2009 Product Launch July 16-18

Pro Reviews

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After the Mace presentation this morning we hit the mountain. Got to ride a Shore One, Six, 5 and Fluid LT. The Shore One is way lighter than last years model and you could feel it. Very easy to throw around but very stable on the bike jumps too. The Six was super fun on the trail, but, being a light freeride bike there was flex in the rear but in handled the upper mountain like a champ.

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(’09 CRDsl Monocoque full carbon frame – just hanging around, not getting much use at Whistler)

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(RedBull pulled up in something out of MadMax, but instead of guns and arrows out the back it was LCD displays and turntables…????)

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(09 Havoc, 5mm lowered BB, shorter chainstays, Flush mount ISCG tabs, headtube designed for integrated headset)

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(Some of Norco’s ’09 city/hybrid bikes)

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(’09 Fluid LT One)

Some Notes: At this time I don’t have an answer for when the bikes will be out and when the website will be updated with the ‘o9 line. (Answer – Bikes should start rolling out late Fall and the site should be updated Aug31st.) The head bike dept. guys has gone and I’ll have to get a time frame via email. I will let you’ll know when I find out. Lots of little things have been changed like chainstays, seatstays, drops out, weight and of course the new colors. Out of the six bike I had a chance to ride I was super happy with the Fluid LT and the xxxx. The Shore One is a great bike and the Empire 5 is winning hearts left and right up here, but the top tube is just too freaking short for a 6’4″ guy like me. Couple the other big riders here had the same complaint. And the frame only comes in S and M. The Fluid LT has great specs and geometry, and it even comes with 30″ Sunline bars, point being, you can cut to your preferred size.

Highres images will be in a slide show early next week, and I’ll list out specs for the Empire 5 and other bike if you request it. Also, XC fans, unfortunately Norco didn’t have thier ’09 XC line up here, some, but not all. I do know there is a new 29er and other nice rides. There should be images in the highres images and I’ve got specs in my notebook if you’d like to know.

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  • acebikemike says:

    Norcos are sick! I’m glad to see more shops like Gearhead selling them.

  • how much 1800$ i'll bye it says:

    how much if 18oo-2000 i’ll bye it

  • bob says:

    hey you should post a pic of the 09 rampage

  • gareth says:

    i would like to see the 09 4hun i ride the 08 and if the 09 looks as good as these ones i might buy a new one. i will likely be getting the empire5 as well

  • Anonymous says:

    What is the name of the new DH bike?

  • Sébastien Déry says:

    Can I have pictures of Norco’s most expensive road bikes.
    Thanks

  • Sébastien Déry says:

    Can I have pictures of most expensive carbon road bike.
    Thanks

  • John says:

    Can I have pictures of the Dirt/Street bikes?
    Thanks

  • Bakht says:

    Is the name of the new dh bike still the norco dh or is it something else and do you know how much the norco 5 will cost

    Thanks

  • jordan says:

    hey j.w. you could send me the parts list on the empire 5 thx

  • JB says:

    Nice, truvativ new gear box thingo on the shore and rampage.

  • йа says:

    что за хрень

  • Mark says:

    When are they going to post the new bikes on their website? and what kind of tires are on the 250 (they’re kinda ugly)

  • adam says:

    Mark -

    I believe the tires on the 250 are a custom grey color for norco made by kenda. It actually, at least in my book, looks pretty good in real life. I’ve got highres images to upload later so you can take a look.

    Not sure when they plan to have the new products on norco.com but I can ask.

    -adam

  • jordan says:

    sorry about that i was refering to just wondering if i could get the parts list on the empire 5 or what ever it is called sorry

  • adam says:

    jordan,

    no worries, I’ll get the part list up tonight or tomorrow morning. I was just wondering, like, who is that? :)

  • nick says:

    xc bikes????

  • joe says:

    which one is the shore 2 and 3, i cant tell

  • Fritz says:

    Shore 2 is green, Shore 3 blue.

  • Tyler says:

    hey do you know when the empire five will be available?

    thanks

  • Adam says:

    Hey folks, I’ve answered some questions in the notes section on the post. I am going to have to wait for more specifics ono release dates/time frames.

    Also I’ve got a request out to the head bike guy about any changes in ramping rates and other tech stuff I’ll post later. I have to say, these bikes all running the four-bar design have very different feels between them, some more livily than others. Most of this of course can be changed with tweaking the shox/fork – but kind of hard to fine tune that stuff when you ride 6 different bikes in 10hrs.

    Look forward to a slide show of the highres images from Norco’s ’09 line up and Mace ’09 line up. FYI – the new Mace gear seems pretty sweet, they put a lot of thought into it even though their categories names for the clothing is kind of lame. But, I guess it helps though who don’t know know what kind of clothes you need for what type of riding conditions.

  • joe says:

    do you know the weight of the shores?

  • Anonymous says:

    Can you post the specs for the regular A-Line? Do you have a prece and weight? Thanks!

  • adam says:

    The bikes should be rolling out in the Fall as they come in and the website should be up Aug 31st.

  • Neil says:

    Would like to see what changes where made to the A-lines. Do the shore 2 & 3 have a new fork from Marzocchi? they kind of look Totem-ish.
    Great review Mtbr.

  • Adam says:

    Hey Neil,

    A-Line Park – fork – Marz 888RCV
    A-Line – fork – Marz 888RCV

  • JB says:

    I’m keeping a bit of a blog here about any 09 norco gear I find..

    Heaps of pics….

    http://rotorbolts.com/clowns/index.php/topic,1164.0.html

    Anyone know what the go with the aline dropout is? Will it be on the team dh also?

  • adam says:

    JB – I am looking at the notebook norco gave us and it looks like the drop out is going to be the way you see it in picture above. Pretty standard dropout.

  • JB says:

    thanks mate. is it on the team dh also?

  • whats the price on the rampage really want to no thanks!!!

  • Derrick says:

    hey, would like to know the weight and price of the rampage looks awsoooome this year really looking foward to biging one bin riding a norco since i was 3 years old lol theve really got ane awsome bike!!!

  • PS says:

    it is not a road bike it’s a cyclocross bike.

  • Derrick says:

    hey PS who u repliying to man

  • Derrick says:

    and adam nevermind finding the price on the rampage sorry there was a change of plans and desided to get the sasquatch can u get the price on that thanx

  • adam says:

    I think “PS” is talking to me – He was right – the red “road” bike is actually a x-bike – got the name changed.

    I am waiting to hear back from Norco about bike weights – I’ll email again. I am also waiting to hear about ramping rates for the different bikes and differences from last year.

    Prices: (Please note – Norco did say prices may change throughout the year due to global supply and economic issues – so dont get all bent if something isn’t dead on.)

    DH Team: $7100
    Aline Park: $4750
    Aline: $3700
    Atomik: $3100
    Shore 1: $5200
    Shore 2: $3600
    Shore 3: $2950
    Six 1: $4450
    Six 2: $3600
    Six 3: $2650
    Stryk: $2100
    Bline: $1850
    xxxx: $3225
    Empire 5: $3650
    Fluid LT 1: $6900
    Fluid LT 2: $3600
    Fluid LT 3: $2500
    Fluid 1: $4150
    Fluid 2: $2950
    Fluid 3: $2180
    Fluid 4: $1799
    Faze 1: $5999
    Faze 2: $3550
    Faze 3: $2375
    Ronin 1 (29er): $2125
    Ronin 2 (29er): $1399
    4Hun: $2200
    Two50: $1895
    One25: $1509
    Ryde: $1200
    Havoc: $1025
    Rampage: $2599
    Manik: $1725
    Sasquatch: $1425
    Bigfoot: $1075
    Kompressor: $950

  • Derrick says:

    thank adam and what about the sponsership thing i’m just wondering if i can even get sponcered at 13 years old and how i get there

  • adam says:

    Derrick – your best is to go over sponsorship questions on the forums. You’ll find better answers there.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/

  • eric says:

    norco got some sick bikes this year but the price went up abit.

  • Graham says:

    I am looking at purchasing 12-15 bikes for a commerial Op.,I’ve seen the Bigfoot,what other bikes at the bottom end of the range will suit with a view to price,ease to maintain, relability.I’m based in Oz.
    Thanks for this great webpage, Graham :)

  • adam says:

    Graham,

    Not sure what to tell you – your best bet would be to contact Norco directly or a regional distributor.

    good luck.

  • Joey says:

    Hey Guys,

    I was Wondering when the norco bikes were going to be available for purchase by publis… im looking forwards to buying the rampage though i was wondering if there are any other colour than the one here
    http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/norco-09-mtn-bikes-bmx-stock-images/

    Thx,

    Joey

  • Derrick says:

    is the norco stryk have 26 inch tires

  • adam says:

    “is the norco stryk have 26 inch tires”

    in the norco book it says it comes w/ 26×2.35 kenda nevegals

  • adam says:

    Joey

    The bikes should be releasing near the end of the year, late fall.

  • adam says:

    Model / Weight in lbs

    Team DH – 37.5lbs
    A-line – 46lbs
    A-line Park – 46lbs
    Atomik – 42lbs

    Shore 1 – 40lbs
    Shore 2 – 43lbs
    Shore 3 – 41lbs

    Six 1 – 34lbs
    Six 2 – 35lbs

    Empire 5 – 34lbs
    XXXX – 32lbs

    Fluid LT 1 – 31lbs
    Fluid LT 2 – 34.5lbs

    Rampage – 33lbs
    Manik – 35lbs
    Sasquatch – 35lbs
    Bigfoot – 34lbs

    4_Hun – 30lbs
    250 – 30lbs
    125 – 32lbs

    Vixa – 36.5lbs
    Ari – 27lbs

  • Derrick says:

    norco styk, weight please hope not over 35 cause theyres no resone for it to be that heavy

  • adam says:

    i dont have the weight for the styk – sorry bro.

  • John says:

    Is the empire 5 going to be sold with any other cheeper componet sets or just the one for $3650. Thanks

  • adam says:

    I don’t believe that it will come with different/cheaper components.

  • al says:

    does anyone know whether the havoc will come in all the sizes or is it a one size fits all job? why do th do that with dj bikes, anyway?

  • adam says:

    the havoc will come in S and M

  • al says:

    same with the 250?

  • jon says:

    The A-Line bikes seem rather heavy. The $3150 Atomik is 42lbs but the $4750 A-Line PE is 46lbs! How can they make the A-Line so much heavier than the Team DH using the same frame? I know the rear triangle is different and the Team is air/air but 8.5lbs? Wow. Something has gone wrong there.

    It seems that the Atomik is the bargain bike here.

  • Grixa says:

    New bikes do not look cool. Norco 05-06 was best.

  • Ciku says:

    I’d like to have a Fliud LT… wowW!!

  • Biking says:

    I like the Six-One although I think it’s about $500 too high.

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