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NSMB details the new Carbon Norco Range Killer B

2014 Norco Range – Now in Carbon! Killer B Goes Carbon Words by Morgan Taylor. Photos by Matt Dennison. Norco’s going all in on the 160mm, 650B Range platform with a new carbon frame for 2014. Norco introduced the current iteration last year (see our long term review HERE), killing off the relatively short-lived […]

Read More Reviews the Norco Range Killer B-2

Long Term with the 650B Range Words by Omar Bhimji. Photos by Morgan Taylor. Even if you haven’t spun a set of mid-sized wheels yourself, you’ve likely heard enough about them to start forming some impressions and opinions. The promise of the 650b wheelsize is that it provides some of the increased roll-overability of 29 […]

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Ryan Leech – Leisurely Riding At the Beach

Ryan Leech is one of the best known names in mountain biking. His frame of mind on the sport may have changed slightly over the past decade but he is an absolute inspiration to watch. All that yoga sure has paid off keeping Ryan’s riding as sharp as ever! Here is 2:54 of absolutely amazing […]

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NSMB’s First Take on the Dorado Equipped Aurum

2013 Norco Aurum 1 Dorado Testing Norco’s Sleek DH Racer Words by Morgan Taylor Photos by Morgan Taylor March 25th, 2013 Norco did it right for the 2012 model year when they introduced a DH bike that both looked fast and went fast by modern standards. For 2013 the platform sees minor revisions and an […]

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Paul Stevens and Matt Dennison Make Movie Magic

Article from Words by Paul Stevens Video by Matt Dennison This winter, with Whistler and Pemberton sitting under a blanket of snow for the last few months, most of the riding I have done has been in Squamish. The majority of the time I have been on my new Range, pedaling over a lot […]

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Waiting Out Winter

Post by Paul Stevens I like winter. Skiing is awesome, and getting as much snow in the face as I do some days makes me appreciate why Whistler is one of the leading resorts in North America in the Winter, as well as the summer. I was just getting in to the swing of winter, […]

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The Word from Jamaica on the Norco Sight.

NSMB’s resident video master Matt Dennison headed down to the 2012 Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival earlier this year, and produced some beautiful video work. First came the bike-free scenery edit, then an amazing riding edit. However, Matt had one outstanding piece of business from this trip: Norco had lent him a 2012 Sight 1 to […]

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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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NSMB’s Trade Titans: Pete Stace-Smith

Words by Cam McRae/NSMB. Date: 2012-04-02 The bike business is filled with characters. Those hungry for a fat paycheque, or an easy one, quickly move on and you are left with a rare and splendid selection of individuals. Many started out wrenching in shops and then graduated to schlepping on the road as sales reps, […]

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