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Search Carbon Highest Ranked Gravel Bike by VeloNews

VeloNews recently published a list of the year’s best gravel bikes, and the Norco Search Carbon came out on top with the highest ranking. “The Norco Search Carbon defines what a great gravel bike should be. It feels like a race bike — stiff and responsive — but it’s incredibly comfortable even after long hours […]

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Norco Charger 9.2 Reviewed by Bike Exchange

Bike Exchange recently took to the trails in Sydney, Australia on a Norco Charger 9.2 and shared their impressions of the cross country rig on their blog. “Norco has a deep range spanning all price points, but it was the affordable Charger 9.2 hardtail that grabbed our attention as a bike well suited to the […]

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Race Recap: Bryn Atkinson at the Trans-Cascadia

By Jill Kintner OAKRIDGE, Oregon- September 29- October 2, 2016 – In its second year, the Trans-Cascadia PNW Backcountry MTB race went down in beautiful Oregon. With 82 miles of riding including 16,000ft of climbing, 30,000ft of descending, 16 stages, and 147 minutes of racing, this grueling multi-day enduro stage race covered some massive days on the bike. Bryn used his skills and ability […]

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Mountain Bike Action Eyes the Norco Optic Carbon 7.1

Mountain Bike Action recently tested the Norco Optic Carbon 7.1, calling it “The perfect mix of trail and cross country.” While the Optic platform is available in two wheel sizes with a range of builds, MBA noted that “Regardless of spec, the Optic’s frame is going to be its standout feature.“ Here are some of […]

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Norco Optic A9.1 Reviewed by Mountain Bike Australia

Mountain Biking Australia recently reviewed the Norco Optic A9.1 for its August/September/October issue, and they were unapologetically enthusiastic about what the bike has to offer. Calling the Optic “simply a superb bike for the type of riding that we all do on a day-to-day basis,” the magazine noted that trail bikes are making a comeback: […]

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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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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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Norco Factory Team Update – Canada Cup #5

By: Evan Guthrie On Saturday July 23rd the 5th round of Cycling Canada’s national series – The Canada Cup – took place in St Felicien (St Fe), Quebec. St Fe has hosted multiple National Championship events and a World Cup in 2007. This race followed the National Championships last weekend in Baie-St-Paul (BSP), Quebec. The […]

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