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Explaining Advanced Ride Technology – A.R.T.

A.R.T. Overview: Norco’s Advanced Ride Technology (ART) is an optimization of the proven FSR suspension system which delivers a more efficient pedaling and improved square edge bump compliant ride than ever before.  This has been achieved by changing the location of the pivot points to achieve more chain growth and a more rearward axle path.  […]

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Suspension Sag Adjustment

Recently I posted an overview on air suspension setup which spurred on a flurry of questions about sag. First of all what is sag? and how do I set it up for my riding style? Sag is the amount of suspension that is used simply by sitting on the bike  in a neutral position. This […]

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Shock Adjustment – What does it do?

Bicycle suspension has become more and more complicated every year. In the store, your shock seemed great with knobs, valves and doofers coming out the ying-yang, the adjustability seemed limitless. Now, as you are in the moments before a ride trying to get the shock set up, the only thing limitless is confusion. Shock setup […]

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Bicycle Suspension – Part 4 – VPP vs DW-Link

The Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) and DW-Link are two relatively new suspension designs on the market. They both offer great benefits in ride quality over other, simpler designs but also have a few downfalls that will be discussed. The two designs look very similar to one another, but are in fact quite different. Both designs […]

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Bicycle Suspension – What does it mean? Part 1

Every year it seems that there is a new suspension design being released that is bo be the latest and greatest. What does all the techno-mumbo-jumbo mean? What is the difference between VPP and DW-Link? Rocker-Link and Horst-Link? Where does Single Pivot come in? There is a lot of confusion here, what does this all […]

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