Norco return to roots with 2021 Shore lineup
Norco are looking to their own backyard for inspiration with the release of the 2021 Shore. Featuring the popular Ride Aligned System, updated suspension and available in size 27.5, the Shore combines the best of the present and yesteryear.
So, what exactly does this mean?
There will be four models available in Australia, starting at $3199 and maxing out at a reasonable $7199.
Shore A Frame 2021
Shore A1 Park 2021
Shore A1 2021
Shore A2 2021
Both the Shore 1 and 2 offer riders 180mm of rear travel, single crown forks and 12-speed drivetrains. The Shore 1 boats a Fox Factory 38 FLOAT fork with a Fox Factory DHX2 Factory Coil shock and a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain. Brakes are provided by the 200mm Code RSC 4-piston.
The Shore 2 meanwhile features the RockShox Zeb R fork with a Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil DH shock. The drivetrain is provided by Shiman’s 12-speed Deore system. The brakes are also from Shimano in the form of the 203mm MT520 4-piston.
Both Shore 1 and 2 also share a 34.9mm adjustable-travel TranzX Dropper Post.
Meanwhile the Shore Park has 190mm rear travel alongside a 200mm dual crown fork and a 7-speed drivetrain. The suspension is a RockShox BoXXer Select RC and a custom tuned RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate DH shock.
The SRAM GX 7 speed 11-25T drivetrain lines up alongside 200mm SRAM Code R 4-piston brakes.
Ode to the past
For Norco the Shore is in many ways a love song to their own Canadian backyard.
“This ever-evolving trail system that defined the Freeride Generation 20 years ago is the inspiration for Norco’s return to its mossy, muddy freeride roots with the introduction of the all new Shore lineup,” Norco said upon the Shore’s launch.
“Norco was at the birthplace of freeride during its inception - when cantilever brakes and 2-inches of fork travel were considered high-tech, and when Roach-padded knees shook uncontrollably atop rail-thin, towering trail obstacles.
“Early Norco VPS bikes were among the few early-adopters to withstand the neck-snapping drops-to-flat that typified the early Shore scene, and were some the first to bring disc brakes and modern long-travel, pedal-able suspension to prominence in an era when the rest of the mountain bike scene was still cutting calories and racing NORBA XC events.”
All models are expected to arrive in Australia in December. For more information head to Norco's website.