Norco Range Tops Trek Slash in Flow Mountain Bike Shootout
May 31, 2017
The Norco Range Carbon 9.2 recently came out on top in a head-to-head shootout with the Trek Slash 9.8 V in Australia. Read on to learn why Flow preferred the Norco, and check out all of the details and comparison here.
“…whenever we got back onto the Norco our attitude changed, the skies darkened and we released our inner maniac. We rode more aggressively into the corners, braked later, jumped further and let it hang out more.” – FLOW
“For an extra $300 [$200 CAD] you get a lot for the cash with the Norco, the SRAM Eagle drivetrain is superb, the gear range is huge and had us cleaning the steep climbs easier with a few gears up our sleeve, and the shifting and operation is so crisp, quiet and smooth. The SRAM Guide RS brakes (S stands for Swing Link) have a much snappier lever feel, and the power delivery is excellent.” – FLOW
“…if you’re in the market for a bike this size with this much suspension travel you’re going to want it to descend hard and fast, and that’s what the Norco does very well. You could easily find some faster rolling tyres to bring it closer to the Trek Slash, and vice versa with the Bontragers on the Slash, but we could go on forever about spec modifications, as it stands we’d pick the Norco.” – FLOW