Pro Bike Check: Sam Blenkinsop's Norco Aurum HSP 29er DH Bike 1

From prototype to production, Sam Blenkinsop shows off his race-ready Norco Aurum HSP in Croatia.

Pro Bike Check: Sam Blenkinsop's Norco Aurum HSP 29er DH Bike

Sam Blenkinsop is in Losinj, Croatia with a production version the of the new Norco Aurum HSP downhill bike. He's running the 29er version of the bike in size XL. The Norco has been seen in prototype form under team riders for over a year and is finally hitting the market.

photos and interviews by @maddogboris

Sam Blenkinsop in Audio

The bike will be offered in 29 or 27.5. The 27.5 will be available 4 sizes, XS, S/M, M/L, L/XL while the 29er will start in M/L or L/XL size offerings. The headtube can be adjusted fore/aft by 4mm and the team has access to different linkages that offer more or less ramp-up/progression. Blenki is on the stock, production linkage in Croatia.

Two models will be offered. A Team version which is very similar to what is seen here as well as a more affordable model that will feature a BoXXer RC and SRAM GX DH 7-speed drivetrain.

Audio with Jim Jameson, Product Manager at Norco, since 1989

Learn more about the Norco Aurum HSP in their press release.

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