No matter how loose the corner, how hard the ascent or how technical the line, Norco's Range Carbon 7.1 is always a step ahead. Its 160mm of plush, RockShox-driven A.R.T. rear suspension dismantles technical downhills, and a RockShox Pike up front takes the hits and delivers complete control. Its lightweight carbon frame is stiff for excellent handling and efficiency, while the 650B wheels increase traction and hold momentum like a 29er, yet feel quick and playful like a 26. This all-mountain rig rips with a SRAM X01 1x11 drivetrain powering Kore wheels with beefy Maxxis tires, while powerful Avid disc brakes haul the speed down. Finishing touches like the RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post, wide Kore bars and a short stem prove the enduro worthiness on this shred-it-all rig.
A.R.T. stands for Advanced Ride Technology. Each frame using A.R.T. is refined for its intended purpose. In downhill applications, they increase the rearward axle path for a more controlled ride over gnarly, unpredictable terrain. For cross-country, efficiency and small bump compliance is increased for a faster, smoother ride. An optimization of the proven FSR linkage, A.R.T. delivers excellent pedaling efficiency, square-hit compliance, braking performance, along with a progressive leverage ratio for that wonderful bottomless feel.
|Frame||Norco Range carbon|
|Fork||RockShox Pike Solo Air RC, 160mm-travel w/ 15mm Through-axle|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch Plus RC3|
|Tires||Maxxis High Roller II, 650B (27.5) x 2.35|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM, 11-speed: 10-42|
|Handlebars||Kore Mega, 760mm wide|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir 7|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 7, 7/6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth|