August 2016 - Norco News

Race Report: 2016 Ontario Road Race Championship

By Peter Disera Since the Canada Cup final in Whistler, BC I have been working with my Coach Kevin Simms to prepare for the upcoming Tour of Alberta. During this time, I have revived some of my ‘roadie’ stamina (lasting more than 90 minutes). Before heading out to Alberta I decided to hit up the […]

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Congratulations Jill: Queen of Crankworx!

With countless wins in downhill, pump track, dual slalom, BMX, and 4X throughout the past decade, Jill Kintner has proven herself to be one of the most dominant, versatile and accomplished gravity riders in the world. Her overall Queen of Crankworx World Tour win comes to no surprise for those who know her. When she […]

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Torrent 7.1 Featured in Fat Bike vs. Plus Bike Face-Off

The emergence of the plus bike, along with the evolution of fat bikes, recently inspired John Hardwick of Mountain Biking Australia magazine to ask the question: which is more versatile? Both platforms were tested in their respective natural habitats and beyond, with the 2016 Norco Torrent 7.1 representing the plus bike category. Each offer riders versatility in their […]

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FATBike Tests the Ithaqua on Vancouver’s North Shore

Following a recent trip to Canada, FATBike shared their impressions of the 2017 Norco Ithaqua carbon fat bike after putting it to the test on Vancouver’s North Shore: “To eventually reach the entry of our desired trails we also had to pedal up a couple 100 meters of elevation; this mostly happens on gravel roads. But […]

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South Chilcotin Mountains: #AdventureBeginsHere Contest Trip

Congratulations to Eric Meza on winning the Norco Bicycles #AdventureBeginsHere contest. We took him on an unforgettable mountain bike getaway in British Columbia’s South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park backcountry and gave him a new Norco Optic trail bike. Norco Bicycles’ Jonathan Duncan and Pat Mulrooney were there to document the adventure. Video by Jonathan Duncan, Photos […]

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Ryan Leech & Norco Bicycles: Celebrating 20 Years

Ryan has performed thousands of bicycle stunt shows around the world including Cirque du Soleil, and has been featured in dozens of mountain bike films. Norco Bicycles has been proud to support him since the very beginning of his career. Norco Bicycles’ Pete Stace-Smith signed Ryan Leech back in 1996, so 2016 marks his 20th year […]

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Norco Factory Racing EWS & Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup

By: TODD SCHUMLICK, Team Manager Sam Blenkinsop Enduro World Series – La Thuile, Italy Immediately following the Lenzerheide World Cup, Sam was off to Round 4 of the EWS in La Thuile. What an amazing place to ride! After day 1 of practice, Sam had a chat with Sam Hill, and both agreed the tracks were “mean!”. Everyone […]

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