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Dreaming of an aggressive 29er for the North Shore and PNW

Jan. 10, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
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on a ride on dec 27 i ran across a mech at the norco dealer and he said they were shipping in 2 weeks. any day now i reckon.

Jan. 10, 2017, 6:13 p.m.
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i see the bible of bike tests 2017 is out and they have reviewed most of the long legged wagon wheelers. spoiler alert, they are amazing on the climbs and descend like downhill bikes.

Jan. 10, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
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i see the bible of bike tests 2017 is out and they have reviewed most of the long legged wagon wheelers. spoiler alert, they are amazing on the climbs and descend like downhill bikes.

yeah I wanna test ride the new Rocky

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Jan. 10, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
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spoiler alert, they are amazing on the climbs and descend like downhill bikes.

yeah.. i thought the standing around having beers videos pretty uninformative. they're all great bikes (which i believe), but they're a bit thin on details.

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Jan. 10, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
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i know what you're saying but i bet they are (for the most part) very good bikes. i don't have a lot of expectation for great insights with most reviews these days. now the Brits are a bit different, many of their mags take a more critical and deeper dive approach.

Jan. 20, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
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Norco released word on instagram that the new sight will be unveiled on Wednesday. Didn't confirm it's a 29er but I assume that's common knowledge now?

Jan. 20, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
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Norco released word on instagram that the new sight will be unveiled on Wednesday. Didn't confirm it's a 29er but I assume that's common knowledge now?

well considering they already have a 27.5 , maybe it will be a 26"+ BIKE LOL

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Jan. 20, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
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Bike is a 19.5. I'm 5'11 and inseam is 83cm.

I'm 6'2 and looking at an 15 / 16 slash should i be on a 21.5 frame?

Jan. 20, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
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I'm 6'2 and looking at an 15 / 16 slash should i be on a 21.5 frame?

http://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en_CA/sizing/#sizing_table_bikes_performance_mountain

I've got the 19.5.. it feels slightly short? but I'm running in low, so that reduces the reach.

You're between sizes on the chart, but personally I would go 21.5.

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Jan. 20, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
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Norco released word on instagram that the new sight will be unveiled on Wednesday. Didn't confirm it's a 29er but I assume that's common knowledge now?

New Range/Sight 29er's coming soon to a bike shop near you. Seen one up close and they look sweet!

Jan. 21, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
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New Range/Sight 29er's coming soon to a bike shop near you. Seen one up close and they look sweet!

how do they compare in looks to the current models ? I heard its a all new design

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Jan. 21, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
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how do they compare in looks to the current models ? I heard its a all new design

The Range I saw looked pretty similar to current models. Don't think it was the production version though.

Jan. 21, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
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one thing with the Norco,s is that there is frame-sets that are going to be available as well , not sure if they are available right away . regardless , smart move for those who like to build and spec their own bikes .

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Jan. 21, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
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how do they compare in looks to the current models ? I heard its a all new design

Looks very similar but features are totally new.

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Jan. 23, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
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Looks very similar but features are totally new.

I saw the catalog which says that the ESTA gets slacker as the sizes go up, which I found bit perplexing. But Norco is also the only company which varies chainstay length by size so maybe that's got something to do with it. I'm an XL rider and I like where 74' puts me relative to the BB for climbing. Not sure I'd want it any slacker regardless of chainstay length. Does someone in the loop know more about their reasoning for this?

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