Norco Range 1 All Mountain Full Suspension

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $5015.00

Product Description

  • New hydroform/ double butted main frame tubing with an oversize 1.5" to 1-1/8" headtube
  • A.R.T - advance ride technology suspension system
  • New one piece design link arm with hand holds
  • Syntace 142 x 12 rear dropout system with post mount disc brake mount and new tapered formed seatstays
  • ISCG 05 tabs
  • Lighter weight enduro / am frame with refined geometry and lower leverage ratio (compared to 2010 LT)
  • Top tube cable guides for adjustable seatpost cables

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jorge a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2012

Strengths:    Everything. Amazing bike, well desing, very comfortable, light, well built, great balance. Beautiful to look.

Weaknesses:    Expensive

Bottom Line:   
I have ridden a lot of bikes in the all mountain category, nomads, heckler, kona air de lux, specialized enduro, rocky mountain slayer. And this bike is the best, by far.
You will love it from the first day

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Duration Product Used:   1 year

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Stackalot

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2012

Strengths:    The geometry of the bike was what caught my eye, something that could tackle the downhill without weighing much more than my cross country bike. With the wide bars, the geometry feels perfect. The components have been awesome, have taken a beating and still going strong.

Weaknesses:    The climbs are a little slower than they were on my slightly lighter, slightly less slack cross country bike. But I can still get up the hills with the quicker of my mates.
Nobby Nics have been great, but the tread does wear off pretty quick.
I need to put less than recommended air in the forks, they bounced me around even after full adjustment. The shop recommended I have them rebuilt with some new internals, I am a bit of a light weight.

Bottom Line:   
I LOVE this bike!! I spent a few years finding my biking feet, becoming very familiar with the act of supermaning over the front of the bike and eating dirt! This bike has changed my life! Overnight I could keep up with the boys down our local trails, jumps, drops, flat out fanging and then whoop their arses climbing back up for another run! With a reverb seatpost, the ride is just awesome and can take me anywhere!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by skooks a Weekend Warrior from North Vancouver

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2011

Strengths:    Technical Climbing, fast, tight descents, airing it out.

Weaknesses:    Stock tires, price

Bottom Line:   
This bike flat out rocks for agressive all-mountain and light free-riding. The ART suspension really works for climbing over rough terrain. I keep expecting to get hung up on a root or rock but the rear wheel just rolls right over it. The through-axle rear end and beefy rocker arm result in a very stiff design with very little flex. Geometry is spot on for efficient climbing and riding. The bike fits a bit large (I'm 5'7" on a medium), which took some getting used to after riding a size small Stinky. I think the Range is in the same class as the 2011 Slayer (another superb bike).

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Favorite Trail:   7th Secret

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Similar Products Used:   2006 RM Slayer, Kona Stinky

Bike Setup:   Stock except for tires (replaced with 2.35 Nevegal stickies)
Medium frame, 180 psi in shock, 50 psi in fork (165 pound rider).

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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Norco Range 650B 2 vs Shinobi 1

It's that time again. :D I'm looking for a new "All Mountain" bike. I live in SE Idaho and Race a HT 29er. So I enjoy the climb up to the top to enjoy the gravity down. I have a 150mm Scott Genius 10 that I am replacing. I have ridden 29 and 26 wheels and have felt the + & - of each, but have become ... Read More »

Pick me a bike in the newb $1,500 to $2,000 range

Hi guys. I've been reading a lot of information on bikes and like everyone else i dont want to buy something an get deeper into the sport and wish i had gotten something different. I went riding with my buddies a few weeks ago on one of their 29er hardtail so now i am trying to find something that ... Read More »

Buying first mtn bike for 5' 1" wife- $600-$800 range?

Shopping for my wife's first mountain bike. She currently rides a 7 speed Electra Townie, but I want her to be able to ride dirt trails with me. I'm going to get a chariot baby trailer for my Cannondale Rush 4SL and she can follow along on her bike. I'm thinking a nice disc brake hard tail with ... Read More »

Range 3 or Fluid 1?

I have to decide which bike to get and I am rather unexperienced about all the parts, I simply like riding the current Fluid 4 that I have and want to go further. I like to do a lot of all mountain riding, but I am also looking forward to getting into some light free ride. I also do a little shore-s ... Read More »

Afline 501 lacking gear range in 1-4

[B]Anyone else experience this issue? [/B] It shifts smoothly in all gears and the gear range is noticable from 4-8. However in 1-4 the gear range feels non-existant. [B]My 8 speed feel more like a 4 speed![/B] Could it be incorrect cable tension? or a defect in the hub? I was careful to f ... Read More »

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