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2014 Norco Range C LE Bike (discontinued)

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The Good:

Geometry is spot-on, plush rear-end, exceptional descender, climbs well, excellent warranty

The Bad:

Flexy rear-end, cracked frames

Overall Review:

I've had this bike for two season and have been extremely happy with everything about it. First of all, while descending the rear-end on the Range feels very plush. On successive hits, or extended rough sections, the Range couldn't be happier. It also pedals well, especially while seated. The Cane Creek shock with the climb switch allows short bursts of out of saddle pedaling, but there is some wallowing that happens if the gearing is too easy.

The geometry and sizing of this bike is perfect. Norco's decision to move the rear-enter back or forward depending on rider size is genius. It takes very little time to feel comfortable on the Range whether it is descending or climbing, everything just feels like it fits perfectly. It feels very stable at speed, yet corners well, thanks to a low center of gravity and excellent suspension kinematics. 

The only downside that I can offer is that after a full season of riding, I found a crack near the bottom shock eyelet. I've never had a frame crack before so I was pretty stressed out, would Norco stand behind their life-time warranty? I contacted my LBS who contacted Norco and I had a brand new frame within 3 days. Norco paid for the shop to change over my parts and I got a brand new frame. Great to see Norco stand behind their product and deliver quickly. 

Overall, this is a bike you could ride for fun as a weekend warrior, an enduro race privateer, or even in the bike park, and never doubt that you made the right decision. 


Product Norco Range C LE Bike
Model Year 2014
Riding Type Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L, XL View Geometry
Size S M L XL
Top Tube Length 22.5 23.5 24.6 25.7
Head Tube Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
Head Tube Length 3.9 4.3 4.7 5.1
Seat Tube Angle 73.6° 73.2° 72.8° 72.5°
Seat Tube Length 15.9 17.1 18.5 20.1
Bottom Bracket Height 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5
Chainstay Length 16.7 16.8 17.0 17.1
Wheelbase 44.2 45.2 46.3 47.5
Standover 29.5 29.6 29.5 29.4
Reach 15.6 16.3 17.1 18.0
Stack 23.4 23.8 24.2 24.5
Wheel Size 27.5" (650b)
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details Carbon
Rear Travel 160mm
Rear Shock Cane Creek Double Barrel Air with Climb Setting
Fork RockShox Pike 160 27.5" RCT 3 Dual Position Air 15mm
Fork Travel 160mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Headset Cane Creek 40 Series Tapered Integrated
Handlebar Race Face Six C 785mm Wide Carbon
Stem Race Face Atlas All Mountain / FR
Grips Ergon GA1 EVO
Brakes Avid XO Trail Disc with 180 Front and 160 Rear Rotor
Brake Levers Avid XO Trail
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters SRAM XX1 11-Speed Trigger
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1 11-Speed
Chainguide N/A
Cranks SRAM XX1 Carbon
Chainrings 32 Tooth
Bottom Bracket PF BB92
Pedals N/A
Chain SRAM PC XX1 11-Speed
Cassette SRAM XG 1195, 10-42 Tooth, 11-Speed
Rims Stan's ZTR Flow EX FR / AM 27.5"
Hubs DT 350
Spokes DT Competition Butted Stainless Black
Tires Maxxis High Roller II 27.5" x 2.30" 3C Maxx Terra
Saddle WTB Volt Race with Chromoly Rail
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp Norco Design Alloy Nutted Clamp No Cable Guide
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142mm x 12mm
Max. Tire Size 2.35"
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Black/Green/Blue
Warranty Five Years Frame, One Year Limited for Complete Bike
Weight N/A
Price $7,345
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