Norco announces a new 27.5″ wheel’d bike today, the Shore. The Norco Shore 1 and 2 are available with 180mm of travel and a 190mm Norco Shore Park edition is also available. Details inside from Norco.
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Norco Bicycles Returns To Their Freeride Roots With The Shore
The trails of Vancouver, British Columbia’s North Shore have always been synonymous with big, burly lines that chew bikes up and spit them out. This ever-evolving trail system that defined the Freeride Generation 20 years ago is the inspiration for Norco’s return to its mossy, muddy freeride roots with the introduction of the all-new Shore lineup.
Norco was at the birthplace of freeride during its inception – when cantilever brakes and 2-inches of fork travel were considered high-tech, and when Roach-padded knees shook uncontrollably atop rail-thin, towering trail obstacles.
Early Norco VPS bikes were among the few early-adopters to withstand the neck-snapping drops-to-flat that typified the early Shore scene, and were some the first to bring disc brakes and modern long-travel, pedal-able suspension to prominence in an era when the rest of the mountain bike scene was still cutting calories and racing NORBA XC events.
The new Shore series evolved using Norco’s Ride Aligned™ Design System and the latest in suspension and ride engineering to the ultimate Freeride and Big Mountain rig – and includes three models with two distinct personalities, separated at birth.
All three models share the same hydroformed alloy frame that’s tested to Norco’s ultra-stringent DH standards and feature 27.5 inch wheels for their low rotational mass, high strength and increased agility over 29 inch on technical trails.
The high pivot Horst Link suspension design provides a rearward axle path with precision kinematics, and an Idler Pulley virtually eliminates pedal kickback and provides efficient pedaling.
The Shore 1 & 2
The Shore 1 & 2 are built to ride up and down the world’s toughest freeride trails, and the Shore Park begs for all-day sessions on lift and shuttle access gravity runs.
The Shore 1 and 2 offer 180mm rear travel with 180mm single crown forks and wide-range 12-speed drivetrains for big, burly rides in the wild.
The Shore 1 features a Fox Factory 38 FLOAT fork with a Fox Factory DHX2 Factory Coil shock. Its SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain provides quick shifts and efficient pedaling and Code RSC 4-piston 200mm brakes keep speed right where you need it.
The Shore 2 has a RockShox Zeb R fork with a RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate DH shock, and the Shimano Deore 12-speed system provides durable performance along with the 203mm Shimano MT520 4-piston brakes.
Both Shore 1 and 2 feature a 34.9mm adjustable-travel TranzX Dropper Post.
Shore 1 & 2 Geometry
Norco Shore Park
The Norco Shore Park has 190mm rear travel paired with a 200mm dual crown fork and a 7-speed drivetrain for big days at the bike park.
The Shore Park features a RockShox BoXXer Select RC fork and a custom tuned RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate DH shock provide the pinnacle of high-speed control. The SRAM GX 7 speed 11-25T drivetrain supplies a tight gravity-oriented gear range and 200mm SRAM Code R 4-piston brakes manages speed and heat during grueling all-day park sessions. See the Shore: www.norco.com/shore/