Sam Blenkinsop Wins New Zealand DH Race on What May Be the New Norco Range

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11/9/2016 1:08 PM

In September, Norco teased new Range and Sight models slated for release in early 2017. Norco Factory Racing rider Sam Blenkinsop was recently seen piloting what may be a prototype Range to victory at a race in Port Hills near Christchurch, New Zealand.

Studio Latawiec was at the event and managed to snap a photo of the carbon bike as Blenki flew by in his race run:







Could this be the new Range? Is Blenki on a 29-inch version? Speculate below.


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11/9/2016 7:30 PM

In his helmet can video, you can clearly see "Range" on the top tube

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11/9/2016 8:46 PM

Yep that's the new Range 29 and trust me. It's awesome!

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11/15/2016 1:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/15/2016 1:55 AM

Its not really much of a surprise as he rode this bike at the Whistler EWS. It was also shown in the Norco Factory video with Harry Heath wheely-ing this bike up hill.

Norco's main page show a shadow of both sight and the range. Seems to look a lot like a mix of optic front triangle and a torrent+ rear end, so don't be surprised if they have a carbon 29/27+ bike happening as done by other brands.