Norco Range All Mountain Full Suspension

4.17/5 (6 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 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James Andreassen a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2014

Strengths:    -jack of all trades.
-geometry is great if you love a mix between enduro and free ride with a HT angle of 66.7 degrees
- super playful bike while not being a 26r
- amazing bike for the price.
- has that FSR suspension feel, just floats over everything

Weaknesses:    - issues with front mech
- crappy chain ring
- if you like having really low granny gears, this bike is not for you
- not the best climber out there. but hey its got 160mm of travel, but what do you expect

Bottom Line:   
I recently bought the 2014 range 7.1 which is norco's entry level frame starting at 2400. Overall this bike capable of just about everything I've thrown at it such as light xc rides to moderate technical trails to all day bike park sessions. with the 160mm of travel it powers through downhill sections but also has minimal pedal bob with going up hills. What really shines on this bike is its versatility. It can easily accommodate a coil over shock thus converting it to a free ride/ park bike or swap the air shock back in than have a fun trail/ all mountain bike. OVERALL, if you are looking for a bike to hit the trails with friends then later join others up in the mountains for a bike park session without switching bikes, while also putting a smile on your face in doing both, this bike is for you.

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Favorite Trail:   rocket (aliso woods canyon) and westridge/ party wave (snow summit)

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   specialized enduro

Bike Setup:   stock except for pedals. HT A03

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by John

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2013

Strengths:    Fork, shock, and brakes.

Weaknesses:    Kinda heavy. Poor shifting

Bottom Line:   
I have the exact same problem as the other reviewer. I just can't get the bike to shift smoothly. Very disappointed :-/

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:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Terry a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2012

Strengths:    ART suspension, Lyric adjustable forks & Fox shock.

Weaknesses:    Shifting is absolute crap on my 2012 Range 2.

Bottom Line:   
I bought a 2012 Norco range 2 Aug 23rd from Westwood Caps, I have had very bad service just a heads up. I have owned this bike for 3 weeks but Caps has had it for half of that time so only able to somewhat ride it for 10 days.

This bike does not have consistent shifting from the upper 6,7,8 gears and the lower 3rd gear. No matter if you are shifting up or down, and sometimes it will click for a few seconds then decide to drop or jump up a couple seconds after you have completed shifting...

I took it back to the bike shop and after a few hours, then days & component swaps they realized it had a 9 speed crank on a 10 speed drive train. After reading up on the Sram web site the mechanic found that it is clearly stated that there 9 speed crank is not compatible with the 10 speed drive train.

Norco replaced the 9 speed crank set with a 10 speed and also charged me $62 dollars to install a bash-guard that came standard on the 9 speed in the 1st place...

Bike performs amazing down advanced tec trails like 7th secret, Executioner & Dream weaver on Fromme mountain but the shifting was garbage on my bike nothing but problems when I wanted to do XC trails in Squamish, shifting while climbing most times I had to get off and shift while lifting rear tire.

Not happy with Norco or bike shop but bike performs great down hill. New crank set seems to have made it better but today was my 1st ride with new crank and the shifting is still making a clicksound out of the blue and clunked down a gear a couple seconds after I changed gears????
Not sure if it`s the cheap X7 shifters with the plastic inside, I`ll know after I put on my Sram XO shifter from my King Fisher 1...

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Favorite Trail:   Burke Mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 weeks

Price Paid:    $3248.00

Purchased At:   Westwood Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Garry fisher, Big sur, King Fisher 1

Bike Setup:   2012 Range 2 is stock except for the 10 speed crank, & the Bash-guard I was charged $62 for...
King Fisher has 888 forks and maxxis minion front rubber on both wheels.

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).

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