The Revolver FS 100 is a complete re-think of how an XC Race bike is built. It’s light, stiff, and efficient, as you’d expect, but it’s also designed to charge descents – part of modern courses where more “traditional” XC bikes fall behind.
By re-visiting everything we know about XC performance and geometry, Norco Engineers employed our exclusive Ride Aligned™ technology to create what we, and the team, feel is the pinnacle of modern XC performance.
Because today's XC races are won and lost on every single meter of the course, we started with the rider, and focused on making the most of every pedal stroke – going up, charging down, and powering over technical sections to get to the finish line first.
The result is a revolutionary Ride Aligned™ XC Race geometry that optimizes the position of a rider's centre of gravity within the wheelbase to provides amazing traction and control on climbs. The slightly lower, forward position adds agility in technical sections and confident, aggressive descending.
The Revolver FS’s Ride Aligned™ XC design features a low, forward riding position for powerful, efficient pedaling, maximum traction, and a front end that stays on the ground when the going gets steep, so you're in control of where you go and how fast you get there.
By positioning the rider’s centre of gravity for optimum weight distribution within the Revolver FS’s wheelbase, riders are able to navigate every aspect of a race course from an optimal position. The fine-tuned Ride Aligned™ design provides increased grip and support when the rider is seated and powering through undulating terrain, which greatly reduces fatigue by minimizing the need for weight shifts throughout the race.
The Revolver FS has been designed with a fine-tuned carbon frame to optimize pedaling efficiency. We engineered the downtube, bottom bracket and chainstay junctions to provide a 40% increase in axial rigidity, ensuring every available Watt you throw down is translated into forward motion.
The Revolver FS is designed to excel on a wide variety of terrain. The Ride Aligned™ suspension kinematics maintain incredible traction both climbing and descending and provides an efficient pedaling platform without having to reach for a lockout, while tracking precisely through rough descents. Using the Ride Aligned™ Bike Setup App, your suspension sets up quickly and precisely.
In addition to the pedaling prowess of the new Revolver FS, we wanted to be sure it would charge descents – not just survive them. So, we designed it with a 68.5 degree head angle and a 60mm stem to let you open up a gap when they’re least expecting it.