Ithaqua 2

$3699 CAD

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Overview

The Ithaqua combines fat bike versatility with race bike performance. Whether racing on groomers, making first tracks through fresh powder, or floating across sand dunes, the Ithaqua is the ultimate ride for all-season cyclists. Featuring a lightweight carbon frame with the same Power Chassis as our XC race platform and clearance for up to 5” tires, the Ithaqua delivers the full fat experience without the weight.

Exploring a snow-covered trail in the dead of winter or cruising the beach under the heat of the summer sun, we are all-season cyclists.

Technology

Gravity Tune
Gravity Tune

Traditional frame designs disregard rear-center lengths when changing size, leading to sub-optimal riding positions for some riders. Gravity Tune fixes the f... [read more]ront-centre/rear-centre ratio across all frame sizes, effectively optimizing geometry and rider weight distribution for every bike in the line.


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Size-Scaled Tubing
Size-Scaled Tubing

By increasing tube profile dimensions in proportion with frame size, Norco engineers are able to calibrate frame stiffness to the weight of the prospective r... [read more]ider. This ensures that a heavier rider on an extra large frame will experience the same ride characteristics as a lighter rider on a small frame.


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Smoothcore
Smoothcore

Norco's SmoothCore process enables us to maintain precision control over all of the inner surfaces of our carbon frames, which is particularly critical at co... [read more]mplicated, high-stress areas like the head tube and bottom bracket junctions. At the heart of SmoothCore is our innovative mandrel system.


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Armorlite
Armorlite

Norco's carbon frames are manufactured with only the highest quality materials, right down to the resin we use to hold everything together. Our superior qual... [read more]ity ArmorLite resin produces an exceptionally strong bond that enhances frame strength and increases impact resistance.


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Gizmo
Gizmo

Our GIZMO internal cable routing system keeps out water and debris, prevents any rattling, and allows for easy setup and maintenance.

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Power Chassis
Power Chassis

Flex is the enemy when your goal is maximum power transfer. Norco’s Power Chassis design employs the careful manipulation and engineering of Revolver Hardt... [read more]ail XC frames to increase stiffness from head tube to rear axle, ensuring the most efficient ride possible.


Power Chassis is also featured on:

Gravity Tune

Gravity Tune

Size-Scaled Tubing

Size-Scaled Tubing

Smoothcore

Smoothcore

Armorlite

Armorlite

Gizmo

Gizmo

Power Chassis

Power Chassis

Specifications

Frame Assembly & TechSmall PartsCompare
  • Frameset

    Frame

    Ithaqua Carbon Fat Frame 197x12 

    Fork

    Norco Carbon 150x15 Fat Fork 

  • Wheels

    Front Hub

    KT M9CF 150x15 Sealed Hub 

    Front Hub Skewer

    150mm x 15mm TA 

    Rear Hub

    KT-M9CR 197x12  

    Rear Hub Skewer

    197mm x 12mm TA 

    Spokes/Nipples

    Stainless Steel 14g - Black 

    Rims

    Sun Mulefut 80SL 26" 32H 

    Front Tire

    Kenda Juggernaut Pro 26 x 4.5 Tubeless 

    Rear Tire

    Same as Front 

  • Drivetrain

    Shifter Rear

    Shimano SLX 11spd  

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano SLX M7000 Shadow Plus 11spd 

    Cassette

    Sunrace CSMS8 11sp 11/46 Cassette 

    Crankset

    Samox 30T Alloy Crank 

    Bottom Bracket

    PF BB92 

    Pedals

    VP Nylon Flat Pedal 

    Chain

    KMC X11-1 11spd 

  • Components

    Seat Post

    TranzX 125mm Dropper Post 31.6 

    Seat Post Clamp

    Norco Alloy Nutted Clamp 

    Saddle

    SDG Duster RL  

    Headset

    Angular Sealed Cartridge Bearings - Tapered 

    Headset Spacer

    2x10mm - Black 

    Stem

    TranzX 6061 Alloy 60mm/35mm 

    Handlebar

    TranzX 6061 DB Alloy 780mm 

    Grips

    Ergon GA30 Lock On Grip 

    Front Brake

    SRAM Level 180mm 

    Rear Brake

    SRAM Level 160mm 

    Brake Levers

    SRAM Level 

Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Geometry

Geometry Diagram
SMLXL
Wheel Size26"26"26"26"
Front Travel (mm)----
Rear Travel (mm)----
STSeat Tube Length:380430480530
HAHead Tube Angle:69.069.069.069.0
ESASeat Tube Angle (effective):73.372.972.572.1
TTHHorizontal Top Tube:590615640665
HTHead Tube Length:100110120130
FLFork length (axle to crown)511511511511
BBRBottom Bracket Rise/Drop:-60-60-60-60
BBHBottom Bracket Height:323323323323
WBWheel Base:1109113211561179
RCRear Centre:440443445448
FCFront Centre676697717738
Reach406424441458
Reach+----
Stack613622632641
Stack+----
SOHStand Over727736745750
Crank Length170175175175
Stem Length60606060

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Fatbike Republic takes the Norco Ithaqua 2S to the trails

December 15, 2017

Combining fat bike versatility with race bike performance, the Norco Ithaqua Carbon delivers the full fat bike experience without the weight. Being the ultimate ride for all-season cyclists, the Ithaqua was the subject of a recent trail bike review by Fatbike Republic that speaks to the bike’s quick ride feel and XC capabilities. “Norco really […]

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The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Team Colin Reviews the Norco Ithaqua

January 25, 2017

Team Colin, a Canadian blogger and XC racer, recently delved into what he proclaimed to be his “first legitimate demo” when he took a Norco Ithaqua home for a weekend. “To be honest, I’m still not even sure why Kevin, the rep at Live to Play Sports, let me demo the bike. True story: when […]

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POW! The All-New Ithaqua is a Knockout in Snowy British Columbia

December 16, 2016

Winter in Norco’s backyard of British Columbia is off to a very snowy start, and sales rep Pat Mulrooney is taking full advantage. Check out his epic day on the Ithaqua – Norco’s all-new carbon fatbike with clearance for 5-inch tires – and you just might want to reach for one instead of your skis next time the […]

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