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The Norco Aurum, A ‘Turn-Key Special’ DH Rig

The Norco Aurum 2 has been reviewed by Pinkbike’s Brad Walton. Brad put the bike through its paces and came out with a big smile. Norco’s redesign of the DH bike has left us with one heck of a podium contender. The Aurum’s svelte appearance and nimble, reactive handling are sure to change brand perception […]

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Mike Hopkins’ Monster of an Aurum – Video

Mike Hopkins is new to the Norco Team for 2012 and he has some big plans for the coming months. Those plans are centralized around him and his bike so let’s have a closer look at the steed that Mike will take around the world in his 2012 travels. The Aurum is the weapon of […]

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Rob’s Take on the Aurum 2

There is a ton of hype floating around these days on the 2012 Norco lineup. Much of this chatter is centered around the flagship DH rig called the Aurum. The budget-friendly Aurum 2 model was highlighted recently in MBUK magazine. Check out these remarks on the bike that everyone is talking about.

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North Shore Tested, The Aurum Through its Paces.

Still got that showroom shine after 4 months of Pacific Northwest winter riding. This winter I conducted some long-term testing aboard Norco’s latest DH offering – the Aurum. In December I shared my initial thoughts on the overall bike and build, all of which were impressive. The bright yellow Aurum gets attention wherever it goes; […]

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Flowing Italian Trails with Flowinger

Flowinger is a German rider that has been with Norco for several years now. He recently up-sized from a Truax to the Aurum and was blown away by the speed, control and acceleration of the DH platform. Here is a video from a trip to Italy that shows just how much fun Flow has been […]

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Nick Geddes – Overseas for a winter far far away.

Ever since watching the Follow Me premier and seeing Steve Smith and Gee Atherton ride the trails in Queenstown, New Zealand I have had a fixation on going there. So when my family started planning a month long trip to New Zealand I was ecstatic to finally get a chance to ride there. After months […]

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Getting Dirty with the 2012 Norco Aurum

The development of the 2012 Norco Aurum is pretty closely tied to Dirt Magazine through riders Ben Reid, Dan Stanbridge and the newest team addition Duncan Riffle. With the input of Ben and Dan and an arduous development process the result of this partnership is an all new breed of Norco downhill bikes – The […]

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A Recap from the Australian National Championships

Adelaide, South Australia, Feb 26,2012 – Leaving the nice mild temperatures and comfort of home in the Blue Mountains, Bryn and I set off on a little road trip for the Aussie National Mountain Bike Championships in Adelaide… South Australia is know to be ridiculously hot, so we rented a big 6 passenger motor-home to […]

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