2017 Valence A Claris Forma

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  • Valence A Claris Forma
    Valence A Claris Forma

Overview

The Valence Aluminum Disc is an endurance road bike featuring a lightweight X6 alloy frame with carbon fork and steerer to deliver refined, long distance comfort and performance. An integrated ARC Endurance system delivers unrivalled vibration dampening, while the super stiff Power Chassis pedaling platform is the source of the bike's punchy acceleration and a highly responsive ride feel - rewarding riders who like to get up out of the saddle. Endurance geometry means confidence-inspiring stability and control at high speeds, while disc brakes provide incredible control in any conditions.

Leaving the house before dawn so you can crack a century before lunch. Every kilometre earned. The ride is an escape and the journey is everything. The pace is up to you.

Technology

Power Chassis
Power Chassis

Norco’s Power Chassis Design is the ultra-efficient power transfer system that anchors all of our performance road bikes and gives them their responsivenes... [read more]s and explosive acceleration. The Power Chassis is a complete pedaling platform designed to convert energy from a rider’s whole body into forward momentum.


Power Chassis is also featured on:

Size-Scaled Tubing
Size-Scaled Tubing

By increasing tube profile dimensions in proportion with frame size, Norco engineers are able to calibrate frame stiffness to the weight of the prospective r... [read more]ider. This ensures that a heavier rider on an extra large frame will experience the same ride characteristics as a lighter rider on a small frame. Though the process is labour-intensive, the result is worth the effort: optimal ride characteristics, performance and comfort for riders of all sizes.


Size-Scaled Tubing is also featured on:

ARC Endurance
ARC Endurance

Norco’s Performance city frames feature Applied Road Compliance (ARC) technology, which optimizes the vertical compliance to lateral rigidity ratio for a c... [read more]omfortable yet highly efficient ride. ARC stays are designed with a distinctive bow shape that works like micro-suspension to dampen fatiguing road vibrations.


ARC Endurance is also featured on:

Gizmo
Gizmo

The fully proprietary GIZMO system features two-piece GIZMO plugs that create a tight seal, blocking water and debris from entering the frame. GIZMO plugs pi... [read more]nch and hold cables firmly in place, preventing any rattling at entry and exit points. They also enable the rider to pull cables taught so that they can be prevented from rattling around inside the frame.


Gizmo is also featured on:

Power Chassis

Power Chassis

Size-Scaled Tubing

Size-Scaled Tubing

ARC Endurance

ARC Endurance

Gizmo

Gizmo

Specifications

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Frameset

Frame

Valence X6 Double Butted Alloy 

Fork

Carbon Blades w/Alloy Steer 

Components

Seat Post

Alloy 27.2mm - Black 

Seat Post Clamp

Alloy 31.8mm - Grey 

Shifter Casing

N/A 

Saddle

Norco Sport Forma - Black 

Headset

FSA Orbit CE - ACB Integrated headset 

Headset Spacer

N/A 

Top Cap

N/A 

Stem

Alloy - Black 

Handlebar

Alloy Compact - Black 

Grips

Norco UltraComfort - Black 

Front Brake

Tektro R315 - Black 

Chain Tensioner

N/A 

Rear Brake

Tektro R315 - Black 

Brake Levers

Shimano Claris ST-2400 

Brake Cable Casing

N/A 

Brake Rotors

N/A 

Wheels

Front Hub

Norco Sport Road 32h - Black 

Rear Hub

Norco Sport Road 32h - Black 

Spokes/Nipples

1.8mm stainless - Black 

Rims

Lightweight Double Wall Alloy - Black 

Tires

Schwalbe Lugano 700x28c - Black 

Drivetrain

Shifter Front

Shimano Claris ST-2400 

Shifter Rear

Shimano Claris ST-2400 

Front Derailleur

Shimano Claris FD-2400 

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Claris RD-2400 

Cassette

Shimano CS-HG200 8speed 12-32T 

Crankset

Lasco FR650A 50/34T - Black 

Bottom Bracket

Cartridge Bearing BB 

Pedals

Wellgo resin body w/steel cage 

Chain

KMC Z-72 

Specifications subject to change without notice.

Geometry

Geometry Diagram
 
 
45.5 48 50.5 53 55.5
 
 
45.5 48 50.5 53 55.5
Wheel_Size
Wheel Size
700c 700c 700c 700c 700c
 
Front Travel (mm)
- - - - -
 
Rear Travel (mm)
- - - - -
ST
Seat tube length (centre to top)
400 425 450 480 510
HA
Head tube angle
70.75 71.25 71.75 72.25 72.5
ESA
Effective seat tube angle
75 74.5 74 73.5 73.25
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
TTH
Theoretical (horz) top tube length
497.5 510 525 542.5 560
HT
Head tube length
110 120 135 152.5 175
FL
Fork length (axle to crown)
375 375 375 375 375
BBR
Bottom bracket rise/drop
-75 -75 -72.5 -72.5 -72.5
BBH
Bottom bracket height
267 267 269.5 269.5 269.5
WB
Wheelbase
971 975 986 994 1006
RC
Rear Centre (chainstay length)
412 412 415 415 415
FC
Front Centre
571 575 582 590 602
 
Reach
359 364 370 376 385
 
Stack
517 528 542 561 584
SOH
Stand over height
703 717 735 756 783
 
Crank Length
165 170 170 172.5 172.5
 
Bar Width
380 380 400 400 420
 
Stem Length
70 80 80 90 90