Norco Reviews and News


2017 Norco Range C9.2 review


Norco surprised us with a Range that came with 150mm of travel and 29er wheels. With a 65.5-degree head angle and steep seat angle, it came with best of breed components read to get rowdy.

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Video: 2017 Norco Sight 29er


We’ve been riding the Norco Sight 29er for a while and the bike just works without calling attention to its wheel size or its travel. It excels quietly on climbs, singletrack and descents, the type of riding that the majority of folks do on their regular fun rides.

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Pimp My Ride: Norco Aurum gets royal purple treatment


Have you traded your DH rig in for an enduro bike? Well this custom build might just leave you wanting to build up a new big bike.

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2017 Norco Range C 9.2 first ride review


Norco has debuted a pair of enduro beasts, one clad in 27.5 wheels with 170/160mm of travel, the other a 29er with 160/150mm of travel. Check out Mtbr’s thoughts after a first ride on our 29er test bike.

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Alpine Adventuring in Northern Italy on a Norco


It was late October when Thomas “der Professor” Schmitt decided to fit in one last adventure before winter hit the Alps. But Mother Nature had other plans, covering the Dolomites in heavy snowfall the night before the trip.

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Flashback to the Summer of Grom


As a kid, the highlight of the author’s summer each year was cruising my BMX around the neighbourhood and camping trips with my dad. Now that his 9-year old son Weston has fallen in love with biking, he decided to make this past summer one that he would never forget.

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Norco Sight updated with new geometry


Norco refreshes Sight with small but key updates.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Norco Optic


Good memories of the original aluminum Norco Sight moved us to take a cruise on the new Optic, an 110mm rear, 120mm front 29er setup that leans to the XC side of the trail bike category.

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12 best mountain bikes for around $1000


At this price you can expect to get an aluminum hardtail, though many manufacturers are using plus size tires to breathe new life into the category. Here are some great options from Scott, Marin, Haro, KHS and more.

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Norco Interbike 2016


A new trail bike, plus model, carbon fatty, and loads of kids bikes mean Norco’s 2017 line has an option in nearly every two-wheeled category.

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Ryan Leech celebrates 20 years with Norco


This year marks trials legend Ryan Leech’s 20th riding for Norco. It’s a remarkable run in an era in which allegiances between companies and riders are often fleeting.

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Norco Optic trail platform first ride review


Perhaps best known for their North Shore inspired gravity bikes, Norco’s latest offering is a short travel fun machine that comes in two wheel sizes. Click through to see if they pulled it off.

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9 Dream Bikes That Will Break Your Budget


Amazing bikes from GT, Marin, Norco, BMC, Intense, Rocky Mountain, Pivot, Scott and Cannondale for the Powerball winning mountain biker.

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2016′s Hottest Fat Bikes – Part 3


Our series of this year’s most exciting fat bikes concludes with snow tamers from Fatback, Fyxation, 9:Zero:7, Moots, Origin 8 and more.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: The best kid’s bikes and gear


For the little biker on your holiday shopping list, here are 15 great gift ideas ranging from balance bikes, fat bikes, and BMX bikes, to helmets, jerseys, and hydration packs.

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Round up: Best value mountain bikes under $1000


27 interesting options for the entry level rider on a tight budget from brands like Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, GT, BMC, Scott, Rocky, KHS, Kona, Marin and more.

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Round up: 13 affordable mountain bikes under $3000


Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget. Brands highlighted include: BMC, Breezer, Cannondale, Fuji, GT, Haro, Jamis, KHS, Marin, Norco, Rocky Mountain, Scott and Surface 604.

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Round up: Hot, new Plus mountain bikes for 2016


A look at some of the newest mountain bikes with Plus size tires from brands like Cannondale, Ellsworth, Foes, Fuji, Haro, Jamis, KHS, Marin, Norco and more.

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Norco Interbike 2015


Canadian manufacturer Norco has the new full suspension, carbon fiber, 650B and 29” Revolver on display, as well as it’s new Torrent 650B Plus hardtail, and Fluid kids line.

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Outerbike Whistler: Hot bikes, amazing trails, good times


Consumer-facing trade show in B.C. wonderland serves up biking bliss with hundreds of demo bikes, and access to the world’s most famous bike park.

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Sea Otter: Cross-country race bike round up


With full-suspension, short-travel cross country bikes weighing in lighter than ever, and pedaling with near-hardtail efficiency, we’re seeing pro racers and weekend warriors alike choose the extra squish. Here are some the newest choices coming into the market.

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Sea Otter: Coming soon Norco Revolver 27.5 and 29


New full-suspension bike in final stages of development now.

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Round-up: 12 awesome value mountain bikes under $3000


Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget.

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015


Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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Norco Interbike 2014


Norco’s 2015 Range and Sight mountain bike lines include redesigned alloy frames, brighter color options, and Rockshox front suspension.

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After Otter: Final round of Sea Otter gems


Here we bring you a few more gems from the great consumer tradeshow of the US known as Sea Otter. The pro racing events have dwindled but the cool products being introduced and displayed make the event so worthwhile.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 4


Welcome to Day 4 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Born on the ‘shore’ Norco Range 7.1 packs proven DH chops in AM package


The burly Norco Range Alloy 7.1 can handle the steepest and gnarliest of trails all while offering one of the best values on the market today.

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Compare-O First Look: Norco Range Alloy 7.1


Available in both carbon and aluminum, the Norco Range offers 160mm of all mountain travel derived straight from the North Shore. The Range Alloy 7.1 may be one of the best value bikes in our tests.

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27.5 All-Mountain/Enduro Bike Round Up


Is 650B/27.5″ THE Ultimate All Mountain Bike Platform? We round-up a few of the latest and greatest from Norco, Scott, Intense and Foes to compare them all side by side.

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KRob’s Outerbike 2013 Bike Demo Reviews – Part 2


Part two of KRob’s Outerbike bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Norco Sight, Pivot Firebird 27.5, Intense Carbine 275, Devinci Troy, Turner Flux 27.5 and Santa Cruz Heckler 27.5.

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Norco Interbike 2013


Dustan Sept from Norco shows us their 2014 line-up with the Range Carbon, Sight Carbon, Revolver and Fluid.

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Video: Beer Run with the Norco Bigfoot Fat Bike


How does one take a growler home, have fun on the local trails and help mother earth at the same time? Dustan is a resourceful guy so he found a way with the 2014 Norco Bigfoot Fat Bike.

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Review: Norco Range Killer B-Three 650b/27.5 All Mountain Bike


An exceptional bike considering the price, the Norco Range Killer B-Three is a fun, playful yet stable-at-speed downhill performer. But don’t expect to win any uphill sprinting time-trials.

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Video: 2014 Norco Sight Carbon 650b/27.5


Norco showed us a fascinating carbon version of their Norco Sight 650b. The Sight is a 140mm travel bike purposely designed for the 650b/27.5 wheel size.

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Norco Sight Killer B – 650b Round Up


For 2013 Norco actually has two All Mountain 650b bikes. The Sight Killer B has 140mm of travel and the Range has 160mm of travel. Being on the more “trail” oriented end of all mountain, it is no surprise that the Sight is a snappy handler that does well in all aspects of riding. It […]

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2012 Norco Sight 1 Extended Review


By Steve Sheldon and Chris Barker Introduction Back in May, I wrote some initial impressions on the Sight 1 by Norco, but like many short term bike reviews, it’s always a bit tricky to be totally objective when you are in the honeymoon phase, with a shiny new bike under you that is functioning perfectly […]

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Norco Interbike Booth


Dustin Sept shows us the lastest from Norco for 2013 that includes the new 140mm travel Sight and 160mm travel Range Killer B 650B models, the redesigned Fluid 9 29er, the Two50 hydroformed

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Norco Launches 2013 Website


Port Coquitlam, B.C., August 31, 2012 – Norco Bicycles’ complete 2013 lineup is now live at norco.com. The redesigned website showcases the all-new road race platform, the Tactic, and the new Killer B mountain bikes – featuring the much-anticipated 650B wheel size. The full lineup includes more than 175 different models ranging from kids to […]

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A Sneek Peek Into Norco 2013


For 2013 Norco Bicycles has some very exciting new models. Here’s some highlights of what’s new with Norco Bicycles for 2013. 650B wheels are finally here and the Norco Range has made the switch. 160mm of travel, Gravity Tune, and a whole load of fun. The Range falls into the All-Mountain category and shines brightest when the […]

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The Norco Roundup – Re-Designing the Norco Range


Enter 650B – The Correct Wheel for the Bike. When it comes to mountain bike wheel size it is difficult to see the big picture and how it all fits together. The world has been using 26″ wheels for so long that the adoption of 29″ took much longer than expected; and there are still […]

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The Norco Roundup – Conquering Cancer is a National Affair


The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a Huge Success! The Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer Events have come to an incredibly successful close for 2012. The first of the four events kicked off In Toronto before moving on to Vancouver, Calgary and finally Montreal. These events are the four largest charity fundraisers in Canada and […]

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Life on the Dirt Road – Living the #BusLife


We just received these photos and videos from Dirt Norco Race Team rider Jonathan Duncan. It is a behind-the-scenes racer’s look at traveling through Europe from one World Cup event to another and how it is to have a “home” on wheels. Words, photos and video by Jonathan Duncan Life on the world cup circuit […]

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The Norco Roundup – Are You Ready For Your Ride


Are You Ready For Your Ride The Ride to Conquer Cancer is Here Months of training, fundraising and anticipation are coming to close; the 2012 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer is almost here! The first of four tours starts on June 9th in Toronto Ontario. This will be followed shortly by Vancouver BC, Calgary AB […]

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The Norco Roundup – Jill K from Prototype to Podium


From Prototype to Podium – Jill Kintner’s Slalom Secret An athlete of any sport depends on several things for success to even be a possibility. Fitness, skill and experience play major roles but without the right tools, success may well be a hopeless aspiration. When it comes to mountain biking, one such integral tool is […]

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2012 Norco Sight Review


Norco has been a household name for mountain bikes here in British Columbia, Canada for as long as I can remember. They are a company that is continuously evolving

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Norco Fluid 9.2 29er and Aurum DH


Dustan from Norco shows us their new 2013 model 29er – the Fluid 9, which features 100mm of rear travel and is a less expensive option than either of the other full suspension 29er offerings (the XC Marathon race oriented Revolver and the All Mountain oriented Shinobi). Although the amount of travel is the same […]

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Norco 650b Prototypes – A.R.T. with Gravity Tuning


I got to chat with Norco’s Engineering Manager PJ Hunton about two brand new 650b prototypes. Shown here is the 160mm bike that is NOT the Range 650b. This bike has been completely designed from the ground up as a new model. This is a very early prototype and there are only 5 of these […]

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2012 Norco Revolver 1 Review


Photos by: Dave Mackie Photography The 2012 Norco Revolver 1 after a few months’ worth of testing in one of British Columbia’s wet and wild winters. MTBR.com covered the Norco 2012 Product Launch in Whistler, BC last August, where we introduced all of the company’s bikes that were slated for release over the coming months. […]

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