Norco Torrent aims to get riders back to basics

Norco are buying into the simplicity trend with their latest release, the Norco Torrent, announced on Friday.

 

Built with a ‘progressive’ All-Mountain design, the Torrent aims to keep riders in the saddle in the face of ever-changing trails in the years ahead.

 

Two things that do stand out are the lack of rear suspension and advanced carbon layups which probably push this bike towards the more technical crowd.

 

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Other highlights include 4-piston disc brakes, shorter seat tubes, a long-stroke dropper post and knobby 29er tyres. The frame is made out of Chromoly Steel so definitely a throwback to the ‘glory days’.

 

There will be two models (S1 HT and S2 HT) available at a pretty decent price. Norco are also selling the S1 HT frameset separately.

 

  • Torrent S1 HT RRP $3799

  • Torrent S2 HT RRP $2799

  • Torrent S HT Frameset RRP $999

 

Models have landed in Australia and are available at local Norco dealers.

Specifications

 

Torrent HT 1

Frame: Double Butted Chromoly Steel

Fork: RockShox Lyrik Ultimate RC2, 150mm Travel

Crankset: SRAM NX Eagle B148 DUB 30T

Cassette: SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10/50T

Brakes: SRAM Code R, 180mm (Front), 160mm (Rear)

Rims: Stans Flow S1 29”

Hubs: Novatec Boost 15x110mm Boost (Front) /12x148mm Boost (Rear)

Tyres: Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5” 3C/EXO+/TR

 

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Torrent HT 2

Frame: Double Butted Chromoly Steel

Fork: RockShox 35G, 150mm Travel

Crankset: SRAM SX Eagle B148 DUB 30T

Cassette: SRAM PG-1210 Eagle 11/50T

Brakes: TRP G-Spec Trail S, 180mm (Front/Rear)

Rims: Stans Flow D 29”

Hubs: Novatec Boost 15x110mm Boost (Front) /12x148mm Boost (Rear)

Tyres: Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5” 3C/EXO+/TR

 

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