Enduro, Enduro, Enduro – Putting the Range Carbon to the Test
September 30, 2014
Longterm Test: Norco Range Carbon LE 2014 Review
Article from Enduro-MTB.com
Norco hits the enduro-market with the all-new Range-series, in issue #10 the Range Carbon LE already showed its capability in the ‘Enduro World Series Bikes Test’. In a strong field of bikes the Norco finished third and impressed us for pure enduro racing. After the EWS-Bikes test we took the Range home and made some bigger plans for her.
We have been testing the Norco Range Carbon LE for nearly 1000 kilometers, on all kinds of terrain and in all kinds of weather and discovered it has an impressively wide capability. The Carbon LE isn’t available in Europe, but the other – also more affordable – models are, both in carbon as also in aluminum.
The Norco Range has a super solid carbon fiber frame, only the small chainstays and the rocker are made from aluminum. The design presents an impression of durability, all the tubes are super oversized and all frame junctions are clean. The headtube is a slack 66 degrees, the chainstays are rather short – 431mm – and the low top-tube provides good clearance. Cables are routed internally through the downtube, and on the right side also through the chainstays. The overall looks are simply clean.
Read the full article at Enduro-MTB.com