September 2016 - Norco News

NORCO FACTORY RACING: 2016 UCI MTB Downhill World Championships

By: Todd Schumlick (Norco Factory Racing team owner/manager) 2016 UCI MTB DH World Championships – Val di Sole, Italy (September 8-11) Sam Blenkinsop As the only member from our team selected to represent his country, Sam always feels it’s a privilege to run the black and white New Zealand jersey. 

It was in question whether Sam would participate at the World […]

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Mountain Bike Action Eyes the Norco Optic Carbon 7.1

Mountain Bike Action recently tested the Norco Optic Carbon 7.1, calling it “The perfect mix of trail and cross country.” While the Optic platform is available in two wheel sizes with a range of builds, MBA noted that “Regardless of spec, the Optic’s frame is going to be its standout feature.“ Here are some of […]

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Norco Optic A9.1 Reviewed by Mountain Bike Australia

Mountain Biking Australia recently reviewed the Norco Optic A9.1 for its August/September/October issue, and they were unapologetically enthusiastic about what the bike has to offer. Calling the Optic “simply a superb bike for the type of riding that we all do on a day-to-day basis,” the magazine noted that trail bikes are making a comeback: […]

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Owen Pemberton Talks Design with Mountain Bike Australia

Mountain Biking Australia recently caught up with Norco’s Owen Pemberton for a Q&A session with the Design Engineer. The interview appears in the magazine’s August/September/October issue. For insights from Owen on how new models like the Optic are born, modern frame geometry, and innovation in the mountain bike industry, check out the full article here.

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Norco Valence SL Reviewed in Peloton’s Design Issue

Peloton recently ride-tested the Norco Valence SL Dura-Ace Di2, including their review in the magazine’s upcoming design issue. An endurance road bike featuring a sub-1000g carbon frame, the Valence SL Dura-Ace Di2 is a go-to for granfondos, charity rides, and rougher roads. Peloton praised the well-thought-out solutions and smart engineering of the Valence SL’s traditional […]

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Happy Trails, Harry Heath

With the final World Cup event at Vallnord this past weekend, Harry Heath has retired from professional racing. Harry announced his decision in August via Instagram at Mont-Sainte-Anne: Harry had an exceptional first season with Norco Factory Racing in 2015, including 20th place overall in UCI World Cup series, after scoring 9th place finishes on the […]

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