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NORCO FACTORY RACING: 2016 UCI MTB Downhill World Championships

By: Todd Schumlick (Norco Factory Racing team owner/manager) 2016 UCI MTB DH World Championships – Val di Sole, Italy (September 8-11) Sam Blenkinsop As the only member from our team selected to represent his country, Sam always feels it’s a privilege to run the black and white New Zealand jersey. 

It was in question whether Sam would participate at the World […]

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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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Owen Pemberton Talks Design with Mountain Bike Australia

Mountain Biking Australia recently caught up with Norco’s Owen Pemberton for a Q&A session with the Design Engineer. The interview appears in the magazine’s August/September/October issue. For insights from Owen on how new models like the Optic are born, modern frame geometry, and innovation in the mountain bike industry, check out the full article here.

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Norco Valence SL Reviewed in Peloton’s Design Issue

Peloton recently ride-tested the Norco Valence SL Dura-Ace Di2, including their review in the magazine’s upcoming design issue. An endurance road bike featuring a sub-1000g carbon frame, the Valence SL Dura-Ace Di2 is a go-to for granfondos, charity rides, and rougher roads. Peloton praised the well-thought-out solutions and smart engineering of the Valence SL’s traditional […]

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Happy Trails, Harry Heath

With the final World Cup event at Vallnord this past weekend, Harry Heath has retired from professional racing. Harry announced his decision in August via Instagram at Mont-Sainte-Anne: Harry had an exceptional first season with Norco Factory Racing in 2015, including 20th place overall in UCI World Cup series, after scoring 9th place finishes on the […]

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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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