Dream Build: Sam Blenkinsop's 2019 World Championships Norco Aurum HSP

2019-08-29 09:07:18
Heading into the 2019 UCI World Championships this weekend in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, the Norco Factory Downhill Team got to unwrap fresh Aurum HSP's with a custom colourway for the occasion.

The inspiration for the new look came from a 1993 Norco Vipor ZTS, which was a very early attempt at what you might call “high single pivot” mountain bikes. The Vipor ZTS never made it into production, but a built-up model has been on display in the Norco office for quite some time. When the new Aurum HSP was introduced, it was inevitable that at some point we would pay homage to the throwback ride that never quite made it out the door.
Bike Spec:
Suspension: RockShox Boxxer Ultimate and RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
Drivetrain: SRAM XO1 DH
Wheels: DT Swiss FR 1950
Tires: Maxxis Assegai and DHR II
Handlebar: Deity Black Label
Grips: Deity Knuckelduster
Pedals: HT X2

For more on the Aurum HSP, click here.
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