If you’ve been riding a while, then you’ve seen how trails have evolved, and how bikes have adapted with them. Lines are getting scarier, gaps bigger, and technical sections are being built to push both rider and equipment to the edge.
The Torrent rages on modern trails without the need for rear suspension or advanced carbon layups – it’s just you and some hand-welded All-Mountain hardtail goodness – so you can be sure that every bit of that mud-splattered sense of satisfaction you’re feeling by the end of a tough trail comes from your skills - not just technology and suspension design.
The Torrent’s modern features and new progressive All-Mountain design provide stable, agile descending, paired with climbing capability that would make a mountain goat jealous – Perfect for any rider looking to bring their trail riding to the next level without the extra expense and complexity of rear suspension, and a new challenge for advanced riders trying to keep themselves honest.
The Torrent uses Norco's holistic approach to fit and geometry to create the ultimate all-mountain hardtail experience. The unique combination of our next generation of Gravity Tune, longer reach, slacker head tube angle and steep seat tube angle provides a more forward weight distribution within a longer wheelbase. This allows for more powerful pedaling, increased climbing traction and added grip and control when descending so you can confidently attack the rowdiest trails.
For 2021, we decided to offer the Torrent in both steel and highly engineered aluminum to give you some options for when you're fully committed to a burly line that you're fairly confident you can pull off. Steel has a reputation for being tough and compliant, and when it's engineered right, aluminum does, too.
To support riders through the lunacy that the Torrent's inspires, each bike is equipped with 4-piston disc brakes, shorter seat tubes, long-stroke dropper posts and aggressive knobby 29” tires.