Norco LT 6.1 ratings
4.0 Very Good
3.0 Above Average
- The Rock Shox suspension is superlative
- Parts spec is very intelligent – cut out the bling to save on cost but include functional parts that improve ride quality & match intended use (ie Hammerschmidt and Joplin post)
- Terrific downhill performer
- At 32 lbs its on the big-boned side of high-end bikes in this category.
- No waterbottle mounts in smallest size frame.
- Not a big fan of the tires (yes I acknowledge I’m reaching on this one, since this is a personal preference)
- The biggest problem with the LT 6.1 is the Norco LT 6.2. It’s cheaper ($3,400), has decent spec (lower-end components, no Joplin, no Hammerschmidt) and is 1 pound lighter.
See the Norco site for more information about specifications and geometry. The list price for the LT 6.1 is $ 5268 Can ($4469 US). Compare this with the previous prices for the highest-end LT ($ 5879 in 2008, $ 6859 in 2009) and it appears Norco is working hard to hit the value for money price-point.
* 68deg HA – 73 deg SA
* Frame remains largely unchanged from previous years proven designs (good) but with a stiffer tapered headtube (better)
* RockShox Lyrik 2 Step front suspension with RockShox Monarch 4.2 rear suspension
* Largely SRAM drivetrain
* Mavic XM–317 rims with Sun hubs
* Crank Bros. Joplin adjustable seatpost
* Truvativ Hammerschmidt Freeride crankset
Complete bike weight: 32lbs
Tyler Wilkes – North Vancouver