Here’s our current steed ready for this weekends Manx MTB Enduro Two Day event.
The Norco Range has a carbon monocoque frame with 160mm of rear travel.
This is provided by the Monarch Plus R. No need for too many adjustments thanks to the custom setup inside it. We’ve altered it to allow the shock to ‘ramp up’ as it uses more travel. This gives a stiffer feeling and more feedback which we prefer.
The rear wheel has been built by us using a 142×12 Hope Pro 2 Evo hub with 40t engagement for smooth pedalling. This is attached to a Stans No Tubes Arch rim running tubeless with a Maxxis High Roller tyre.
The same setup is used at the front apart from a Crest rim and Stans No Tubes hub. To keep this wheel tracking the ground a Rockshox Pike with the right amount of bottomless tokens helps control the bike over all those drops and jumps out on the trails!
The trusty DMR Vault pedals are attached to the stealthy Shimano M8000 cranks. They push a 34t Absolute Black oval chainring matched up with a 10 speed 40-11 cassette. To avoid dropping a chain when things get rough the XT clutch derailleur and Hope Tech top chain guide are fitted.
To control the bike on the steeper terrain a Rockshox Reverb stealth dropper seat post is fitted. It’s hidden cables avoid mud sticking to the bike in worst conditions and giving the bike a cleaner look. Shimano SLX brakes also have their brake lines hidden. Both front and rear are fitted with Uberbike finned brake pads with their race compound on 180mm lightweight discs. They slow the bike quickly in all weather conditions, be it hot, wet or cold.
We are looking forward to piloting the Norco around all 10 stages of the enduro! See you there!