Engineered from the ground up to be the fastest bike on the Enduro World Series, the new Range is also the most anticipated bike the British Columbia company has ever produced for Big Mountain riders craving speed on steep, technical backwoods trails. “When we set out to build a new Range, we made a list of exactly what we wanted the bike to be able to do, and this ticks off all those boxes,” said Jim Jamieson, Norco’s
Senior Product Manager of the team who developed the Range. “We wanted to build the fastest bike we could for Enduro racing, and this bike’s definitely it – and everything that makes it fast in races, makes it perfect for those high speed, rowdy days in the woods with your buddies.” First introduced into the brand’s lineup in 2012, the original Range pre-dated Enduro racing, but embodied everything the emerging sport demanded – mid-travel suspension, efficient pedaling, and stable, high speed agility on challenging trails.
10 years later, the 29-inch wheel Range is pure race – employing an entirely new take on Enduro geometry developed using Norco’s proprietary Ride AlignedTM Design System in a whole new way; creating unique rear centre lengths, seat tube angles and head tube angles for each frame size to account for the unique demands of different size riders. Ride AlignedTM also played a pivotal role in the development of the Range’s all-new High Virtual Pivot suspension design, which provides 170mm of travel with a rearward axle path to maintain momentum on rough trails. By positioning suspension mass low in the frame, the High Virtual Pivot design combines high speed stability and agility with balanced support front and rear, which remains fully active under braking and is precisely tunable for any rider using the Ride AlignedTM Setup Guide.
The new suspension design also features a strategically- positioned idler to control anti-squat for ultra-efficient pedaling, drastically reducing rider fatigue over the course of a long day in the saddle. Engineered in four frame sizes from S to XL, Range is available in three complete models and as a Frame Kit.