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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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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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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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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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