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    Norco 2020

    Anyone know what's in store for the 2020 lineup? New sight? New range? Or just new colours..?

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    New bike sharing a front triangle with the updated fluid .

    Also all the revolvers are 2020. Hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asunder View Post
    Anyone know what's in store for the 2020 lineup? New sight? New range? Or just new colours..?

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    The Norco guys I talked to wouldn't give specifics, but said there is some pretty good stuff coming down. Not sure if that means new bikes or significant updates.

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    Range and sight need a definite refresh, maybe crankworx Whistler?

    I'm hoping for a long travel, high single pivot 29'er with modern geo

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    I know you guys were looking for new big travel bikes but for those on the other end of things the Norco XC WorldCup team looked to be on new hardtails at Albstadt Germany this weekend!

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    Have Norco dropped the Torrent now? I'd like to see a 29x2.6 hard tail (Fluid 29er)

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    The torrent was effectively dropped in 2018 with only limited model rollover for 2019.

    At one point there were rumors of a steel torrent, but it doesn't look like anything came from that.

    I would hope that the Fluid HT just gets a geometry and rear through axle match to the Fluid FS, or at least do a higher end fluid HT with a rear through axle in the 1 and 2 levels of the bike. I'd understand if they didn't want to update the $1200 Canadian dollar build option.


    I will say this though - another major Canadian player is going to come out with an absolutely bonkers 29x2.6 hardtail sometime over this summer. Think Doctahawk levels of crazy.

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    Does anyone know if there are any online shops that may sell Torrent HT frames online? I'm in NC and would love to find one online or via a dealer willing to ship...many thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-t-g View Post
    At one point there were rumors of a steel torrent, but it doesn't look like anything came from that.

    I would hope that the Fluid HT just gets a geometry and rear through axle match to the Fluid FS, or at least do a higher end fluid HT with a rear through axle in the 1 and 2 levels of the bike. I'd understand if they didn't want to update the $1200 Canadian dollar build option.


    I will say this though - another major Canadian player is going to come out with an absolutely bonkers 29x2.6 hardtail sometime over this summer. Think Doctahawk levels of crazy.

    Can confirm steel Torrent and new Fluid HT frames for 2020
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    I really hope the Fluid HT comes with 29er 2.4/2.6 tyres. 650B+ are too mushy for my trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilgenius View Post
    Can confirm steel Torrent and new Fluid HT frames for 2020
    Can you confirm when we might see them?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilgenius View Post
    Can confirm steel Torrent and new Fluid HT frames for 2020
    I hope they lose the 141 qr.

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    I had asked about when 2020 Sight carbon frames would show up on the builder (since they have limited colours right now). "Couldn't say"

    2019 run is done though (no surprise there).

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    I wouldn't count on anything 2020 showing up for Norco for a long time. Outside of mid-year releases (current Optic, new Revolver) their typical release schedule as far as actual availability is usually November through February.... there were a few lucky folks who got Aurum HSP's in August last year but most were Feb/March/April, for example.

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    I was up in Squamish last week and the Norco was holding an event for dealers that included revealing and riding the new Norco Sight. No pics.

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    I think last week was their internal event? The dealer one is usually mid- to end of August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hambocairns View Post
    Can you confirm when we might see them?!

    2 spec levels. Australian distributor has at least one model coming into stock August 30. The cheaper of the two had a rockshox 35 gold, TRP brakes and Sram SX. Purple colour
    The SeaMonkey has my money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilgenius View Post
    2 spec levels. Australian distributor has at least one model coming into stock August 30. The cheaper of the two had a rockshox 35 gold, TRP brakes and Sram SX. Purple colour
    650b+ again?

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    29er with 650b+ compatibility
    The SeaMonkey has my money!

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    https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/17480754/


    IS this the steel torrent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-t-g View Post
    https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/17480754/


    IS this the steel torrent?
    that's a titanium frame.....doubt is related to Norco

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    Looks like the 2020 Norco Fluid HT is on 99bikes. New frame looks nice. Colors aren't the greatest IMO.



    https://www.99bikes.com.au/norco-flu...l-green-2020-1
    https://www.99bikes.com.au/norco-flu...-sm-red-2020-1
    https://www.99bikes.com.au/norco-flu...sm-blue-2020-1

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    I can't imagine how it was decided that red on red was a nice, eye pleasing colour combo, or how it has been allowed to continue for several model years on a variety of bikes.

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    I was hoping for a 35 Gold + 2.6" tyres - NX Eagle is good in the face of SX Eagle being specced at this range now.

    The Trek Roscoe 8 is great value and it would be the one I'd go for bar the 2.8" tyres that also adorn it.

    The Specialized Fuse is the best fit for me despite being the pricier proposition.

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    Hang on, the image shows 29 x 2.4 tyres... Well it suddenly became a lot more interesting!

    Other highlights include 148mm rear hub and 10mm shorter stem.

    They cheaped out with an SX crank though.

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    Here's a couple pics I found on Facebook of the steel Torrent-
    Norco 2020-image1.jpeg
    Norco 2020-image2.jpeg
    Norco 2020-image3.jpeg
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    Ooh smexy!

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