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Liked a bike check Norco Range 7/11/2021 2:43 PM
Norco Range
Added a comment to dhcox1's bike check 7/11/2021 1:14 PM
Norco Range

Nice upgrades on the fork and wheels! (bar too) I feel the C3 with those and maybe cranks is the best value of the 3 builds (but my personal least favourite colour). Would have done the same if I wasn't so mullet curious and waiting on a Patrol.

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Added a comment to MattBolton's bike check 6/26/2021 9:54 PM
2021 Transition Patrol Mullet

They seem slightly down pointed to me... 🤣

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Added a comment about press release After Months of Speculation, Norco's New 2022 Range Has Arrived 6/24/2021 9:01 PM
MikeyOrange

It's not vaporware... my LBS had an XL C1 for one of shop employees before launch. It came with the same DT carbon wheels.

Apparently, only the XLs and Larges were available at launch, not sure of the numbers, but mediums should be shipping in the next 2-3 weeks according to Norco.

Also of note, a certain colourful bike website had an initial ride report and it was quite positive. Like Vital, they said they haven't had enough time with it yet.

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Added a comment about press release After Months of Speculation, Norco's New 2022 Range Has Arrived 6/23/2021 4:28 PM
MikeyOrange

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Added a comment about press release After Months of Speculation, Norco's New 2022 Range Has Arrived 6/23/2021 4:16 PM
MikeyOrange

Forbidden's head designer used to work at Norco.

There are some significant differences in the Range vs the Dreadnought/Druid. Pivot placements, particularly the concentric BB pivot. I would love to see a comparison test.

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Added a comment about product review A Saddle That Follows Your Movements: BikeYoke Sagma Review 6/21/2021 12:02 PM
MikeyOrange

Did you notice any weather/temperature related differences?

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Liked a comment on the item First Ride - Transition Bikes' All-New Patrol 6/1/2021 11:31 AM

That alloy makes the new straight tube frame design actually look amazing. Want one.

Liked a comment on the item First Ride - Transition Bikes' All-New Patrol 6/1/2021 11:29 AM

Scroll down the page a bit more and you will see where Transition says you can run a 62.5mm stroke shock to achieve 150mm (140mm is stock)

Liked a comment on the item First Ride - Transition Bikes' All-New Patrol 6/1/2021 11:29 AM

Not sure if you are hell-bent on getting an alloy frame, but the new Scout will run a 150mm rear and 160mm fork.

Added a comment about feature $2,500 Full-Suspension Mountain Bike Comparison Test 4/19/2021 9:49 AM
MikeyOrange

At the introduction, they alluded to the previous test and said they wanted to see what increasing the budget would do performance and durability wise, but never really said if they found a difference in the conclusion.

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Added a comment about feature $2,500 Full-Suspension Mountain Bike Comparison Test 4/18/2021 3:28 PM
MikeyOrange

Ah, yes... perhaps when the next "value" test is done a new one will be available 😉

It would have been nice to hear if Vital thought the extra $500 was worth it over the $2000? And at what pricepoint do you really think there's marginal returns?

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Added a comment about feature $2,500 Full-Suspension Mountain Bike Comparison Test 4/18/2021 12:00 PM
MikeyOrange

Not sure if tried to get a Norco Fluid, but one would definitely be a nice option to test.

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/31/2021 7:21 AM

New Range... was supposed to be out by now but I believe it's a 2022 release

Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/28/2021 10:31 AM
MikeyOrange

Yeah, brakejack is real, but it's more due to the user not letting up on the brake before the suspension, which has squated, is unweighted usually over a large obstacle.
I haven't really experienced any dramatic brakejacking since my Proflex Beast (young and didn't pay enough attention to my braking) and I've had a few single pivots since.

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Added a comment to Zuestman's bike check 1/26/2021 4:25 PM
Custom Norco Sight with Ohlins

Yeah, it may be very tight, but it could work... defintely not on a small but more likely on a large and most likely on an XL. Norco moves the pivot placement with the frame to gain longer CS length betweensizes, and they have bit more clearance as a result.

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Added a comment to Zuestman's bike check 1/26/2021 3:59 PM
Custom Norco Sight with Ohlins

Running a 55mm stroke Super Deluxe Ultimate on my medium Sight 29er and no fitment issues with the longer reservoir nor seat tube contact.

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Liked a comment on the item Three Mountain Bike Brands Doing it Right in 2021 1/7/2021 3:42 AM

agreed. norco is crushing, too.

Added a comment about press release BC Bike Race Plans for the Future 11/18/2020 9:42 AM
MikeyOrange

I say this as a resident of the area where this event occurs, healthcare worker and passionate mountain biker:

Sorry to say but "the show must go on" mentally is not in the best interest of halting the spread of infections. We are currently in a second wave of infections, with rates beyond the first wave that are continuing to increase. Long term effects will be unknown, efficacy of vaccines will be unknown, and the availability and ability logistically to vaccinate widespread is uncertain.

Perhaps a little less haste is the best course of action.

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