Modern cross country racing has changed.
Grueling, technical climbs, challenging singletrack and hair-raising descents – Modern XC is nothing like the groomed paths they raced on a few years back. These new-school courses are the reason we created the Revolver HT.
With Norco athletes in a position to be real contenders at the postponed 2021 Tokyo Games, we created a bike that would give them the best shot at Gold. So, we reexamined everything we know about XC performance and geometry, employing a holistic design process to create what we, and our pro riders feel is the pinnacle of modern XC performance.
The result is the Revolver HT’s Ride Aligned™ design places the rider's centre of gravity forward in its longer wheelbase, which creates a strong, powerful position for climbing and technical terrain, as well as balanced, aggressive descending so you can make time on everyone else while they carefully pick their way down.
Additionally, this shifted centre of gravity means riders don't have to move around as much to accommodate for undulating terrain, which reserves more energy for that race winning charge on the last lap.
The Carbon fiber frame comes in four sizes, weighing in at a scant 1100g with paint (Size M).
Boost axle spacing provides gobs of clearance for 29x2.35 tires, so it's not just XC-Race compliant – it'll also rip on the trails to get every mile in that you can before sundown.
It’s a harsh reality for luddites, but the front derailleur is a thing of the past for XC racers. The Revolver HT is a finely-tuned machine, and we've eliminated all the extra fluff to make it the fastest it can be – and part of that is ditching the possibility of running a front derailleur.
Revolver HT is spec'd for XC with a lightweight 120mm fork, yet suits the needs of the performance trail rider with a dropper post and 2.35” tires.