Norco LT 6.1 – 2010 Review
Review, photos and videos by Lee Lau
First Looks and components
The Norco LT 6.1 is a long-travel bike from Norco that sits in the “all-mountain” category but with a bias to downhill performance. I’ve already taken a look at the Norco LT 6.1′s components and briefly reviewed the bike in a First Looks article for MTBR. I won’t repeat what I’ve said in that article so please read the previous writeup should you have any specific questions about specifications and geometry,
Norco’s LT 6.1 is an all-mountain bike for demanding terrain. It can be taken on longer “epic” style rides. It can handle the descents you’ll find on those rides without limiting the rider. It’s a bike that doesn’t compromise; proving that it is possible for a bike to be jack of all trades.
Norco LT 6.1 on Foreplay trails, Whistler
Lee Lau’s biases
I am 160 lbs and 5′ 11″ and have had over 15 years experience riding bikes in North Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, the Chilcotins and many other areas in B.C. and Alberta. I’ve also made many bike trips to Utah, Washington, Oregon, California and Ontario (for example) so I’ve had some experience biking in a variety of terrain. My bias is towards pedalling up and unlike many people who learned to ride bikes on North Shore trails, I actually enjoy riding (and sometimes bushwhacking) uphill.
This is a test bike that will be given back to Norco at the end of the test period. I am not sponsored by Norco and have no commercial association with Norco.
Lee in the Griffin trails – North Vancouver