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Make Your Move

Asphalt Assault

Powering through endless flats, hammering up brutal climbs and tucking down harrowing descents. You ride fast, but train to ride faster. Competing against yourself, strangers on Strava and seasoned competitors on the start line, you live to race and race to win. Every race calls for a strategy; every racer needs a Tactic.

Redesigned for 2016, the all-new Tactic is lighter, stiffer, sleeker and more comfortable than ever. Engineered for performance with an ultra-stiff oversized Power Chassis and slender ARC Race stays, the feather-light 800g high-modulus carbon frame (SLR model) delivers the perfect balance of sprint-ready responsiveness and cobble-smoothing compliance. Aggressive race geometry and a tapered head tube deliver exceptional handling to carve through corners with pinpoint precision while a revamped aerodynamic profile slices through head winds with 10% less drag. For racers who live to charge down steep, eye-watering descents, the new 910g Tactic SL Disc with 140mm Shimano hydraulic brakes and dual thru-axles offers complete control in all conditions.

Chasing a coveted KOM/QOM crown or launching a stage-winning attack, the Tactic is ready - Make your move.
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Key Benefits

  1. Reengineered CARBON FRAME:

    10% stiffer, lighter and more aerodynamic for maximum efficiency and sprinting power.

  2. DISC AND CALIPER BRAKE OPTIONS:

    Available with either UCI-approved direct mount caliper brakes or 140mm hydraulic disc brakes for superior all-weather stopping power.

  3. FULL CARBON FORK:

    Cuts through the air with 35% less drag compared to the previous generation and maximizes front-end stiffness for an exceptionally responsive ride experience.

  4. Power Chassis:

    The Tactic’s tapered head tube, oversized down tube, BB shell and chain stays work together to provide a powerfully rigid pedaling platform.

  5. ARC RACE STAYS:

    Engineered to reduce fatigue from road vibrations without compromising pedaling efficiency and power transfer.

Key Technologies

Norco’s road race frames feature Applied Road Compliance (ARC) Race technology, which optimizes the frame’s vertical compliance to lateral rigidity ratio. ARC allows the rear triangle to be vertically compliant, damping road vibrations, yet remains laterally stiff for efficient power transfer.

By increasing tube profile dimensions in proportion to frame size, the frame’s stiffness is matched to the rider’s weight. This ensures a heavier rider on an large frame will experience similar ride characteristics as a lighter rider on a small frame. Though the process is labour-intensive, the result is worth the effort: optimal ride characteristics, performance and comfort for riders of all sizes.

Power Chassis is the frame’s power transfer system that gives our carbon road bikes their responsiveness and explosive acceleration. A tapered headtube and oversized downtube, BB shell and chainstays convert energy from a rider’s entire body into forward momentum.

ArmorLite resin is engineered for maximum toughness, which has the benefit of increasing the frame’s impact resistance. The resin is also very high strength, so less of it is required, resulting in an efficient, lightweight frame structure.

Smoothcore enables us to create lightweight frames by keeping the inner surfaces very smooth. This means we can use less material, resulting in an efficient frame structure with a high strength to weight ratio.

The GIZMO system features two-piece plugs that create a tight seal on the frame and hold cables firmly in place at entry and exit points to keep them quiet inside the frame. GIZMO is compatible with 4 & 5mm cables/hoses and electronic wiring.

Available Models

Tactic SL Disc

Tactic SL Disc Dura-Ace

Tactic SL Disc Ultegra RS685

Tactic SL Disc Ultegra RS505

Frame

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SL High-Modulus Carbon w/ 12mm Thru-Axles

SL High-Modulus Carbon w/ 12mm Thru-Axles

SL High-Modulus Carbon w/ 12mm Thru-Axles

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SL High-Modulus Carbon w/ 12mm Thru-Axles

SL High-Modulus Carbon w/ 12mm Thru-Axles

SLHigh-Modulus Carbon w/ 12mm Thru-Axles

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Shimano Ultegra 6800 11spd

Shimano Ultegra SL 6800 11spd

Shimano SL 6800 11spd w/Hydro Disc

Crankset

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Shimano Dura-Ace FC-9000 52/36T

Shimano Ultegra FC-6800 52/36T

Shimano Ultegra FC-6800 52/36T

Wheels

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3T Discus Team C60

DT Swiss R32 Spline

Alex XD2800 Disc 28h / Sealed Bearing

Brakes

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Shimano BR-RS805 Hydraulic Disc w/140mm

Shimano BR-RS805 Hydraulic Disc

Shimano BR-RS505 Hydraulic Disc

Tactic SLR

Tactic SLR Dura-Ace

Tactic SLR Ultegra

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SLR Ultra High-Modulus Carbon

SLR Ultra High-Modulus Carbon

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Ultra High-Modulus Carbon

Ultra High-Modulus Carbon

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Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 11spd

Shimano Ultegra 6800 11spd

Crankset

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Rotor 3D+ 52/38T

Rotor 3D30 52/38T

Wheels

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Easton EC90 Carbon Aero 55

Fulcrum Quattro Carbon

Brakes

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Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9010 Direct Mount Caliper

Shimano BR-6810 Direct Mount Caliper

Tactic

Tactic Dura-Ace

Tactic Ultegra

Tactic 105

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Mid-Modulus Carbon

Mid-Modulus Carbon

Mid-Modulus Carbon

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Mid-Modulus Carbon

Mid-Modulus Carbon

Mid-Modulus Carbon

Shifting

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Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 11spd

Shimano Ultegra 6800 11spd

Shimano 105 5800 11spd

Crankset

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Shimano Dura-Ace FC-9000 52/36T

Shimano Ultegra FC-6800 52/36T

Shimano 105 5800 52/36T

Wheels

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Fulcrum Quattro

Fulcrum Racing 5 LG

Fulcrum Racing 5 LG

Brakes

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Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9010 Direct Mount Caliper

Shimano Ultegra BR-6810 Direct Mount Caliper

Shimano 105 BR-5810 Direct Mount Caliper

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