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July 13, 2010, 11:27 a.m.
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Norco Range. 160mm travel. 26.3lbs according to their product launch blurb.

July 13, 2010, 11:39 a.m.
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Do Want Monster Truck.

July 13, 2010, 11:41 a.m.
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:drool:

from the looks of it, Norco is doing it very very right next year

Bicycles!

July 13, 2010, 11:55 a.m.
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Norco Range. 160mm travel. 26.3lbs according to their product launch blurb.

That's sick. I would buy that fer sure.

July 13, 2010, 12:18 p.m.
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That's sick. I would buy that fer sure.

Yeah this bike is definitely very interesting. Looking forward to seeing the geo and specs. I wonder if it's got the potential to be a replacement for my Reign X.

July 13, 2010, 12:42 p.m.
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I love those ridiculous Crank Bros wheels.

"Hey, I think we can get to 8 spokes per wheel! It will be yet another CB triumph of style over function! Just like our pedals!"

When replaced with wheels that will actually hold up under humans who weigh more than 80 lbs and ride something other than pristine asphalt, complete bike weight is probably more like 28-29 lbs.

But I love the flashbacks to the Rolf wheels of about 10 years ago.

July 13, 2010, 12:49 p.m.
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Norco Range. 160mm travel. 26.3lbs according to their product launch blurb.

sorry how is that not just a rebranded lt with a tapered head tube

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July 13, 2010, 12:53 p.m.
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I love those ridiculous Crank Bros wheels.

"Hey, I think we can get to 8 spokes per wheel! It will be yet another CB triumph of style over function! Just like our pedals!"

When replaced with wheels that will actually hold up under humans who weigh more than 80 lbs and ride something other than pristine asphalt, complete bike weight is probably more like 28-29 lbs.

But I love the flashbacks to the Rolf wheels of about 10 years ago.

Those CB wheels have 24 spokes per wheel. anyways…

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July 13, 2010, 1:56 p.m.
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sorry how is that not just a rebranded lt with a tapered head tube

Well I'm hoping they've stiffened up the rear end and made the bike a bit slacker and lower. The fact that the Six and LT are gone from the line up suggests that it might be so. The LT felt too tall and noodly IMHO.

July 13, 2010, 2:02 p.m.
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Well I'm hoping they've stiffened up the rear end and made the bike a bit slacker and lower. The fact that the Six and LT are gone from the line up suggests that it might be so. The LT felt too tall and noodly IMHO.

What year LT? I have only experienced the 09, and the back end on that is incredibly stiff. I'm running a Roco Air, not the standard DHX, so that could have something to do with it. As for the tall remark, it is a little taller than other bikes in the same class (eg: Reign), but I get far fewer pedal/bash ring strikes riding technical terrain.

July 13, 2010, 2:03 p.m.
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2011 Kona Operator

Longest wheelbase ever but looks very nice imo.

July 13, 2010, 2:29 p.m.
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2011 Kona Operator

Longest wheelbase ever but looks very nice imo.

Why do you say it's a long wheelbase?

July 13, 2010, 2:53 p.m.
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Purely based on observation and speculation, no facts whatsoever - I just think that it looks really long in that picture. It may be due to the position of the crankarms though. Usually the drive side crankarms points at 3 o'clock which makes the bike look a bit shorter. In this case the crank arm sits at 9 o'clock so the front end looks a lot longer than usual. Hope this makes sense, the picture is messing with my perception! :)

July 13, 2010, 3:40 p.m.
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What year LT? I have only experienced the 09, and the back end on that is incredibly stiff. I'm running a Roco Air, not the standard DHX, so that could have something to do with it. As for the tall remark, it is a little taller than other bikes in the same class (eg: Reign), but I get far fewer pedal/bash ring strikes riding technical terrain.

Fair enough, my impression was based on an '08 LT so I could be off the mark with the 'noodly' accusation. As for being too tall, that is just a matter of taste. You do get better clearance with a high BB but I prefer my AM bike to feel more like my DH bike and as a compromise I am ok with having to be more careful about pedal placement.

July 13, 2010, 5:26 p.m.
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New Shimano kicks.


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