This accelerated rate of slowing is not a drawback of the Torrent, per se, rather an opportunity to adapt to a different style of riding, and was reminiscent of my days learning to ride a singlespeed 29er—not bad, just different. Much has changed but their reason for being remains the same — they are driven by a genuine passion for cycling in all its forms, and that passion is the foundation of everything they do. I don't think these things are selling even to entry-level consumers. Norco pretty much nailed the parts spec. This also obviates 2x compatibility. A taller, wider, and consequently heavier wheel is slower to accelerate and quicker to decelerate. We have a lot of very sharp lava rocks around here and squeezing a 2.Next
Designed from the ground up with aggressive all-mountain geometry, 130mm A. I have a set of Bontrager tires 2. The Hendrix has maxxis tires that were labeled 3. Also, my comment seemed kinda contradictory now that I re-read it; I was talking about two different tires in the same sentence. Great for somebody newer to the sport, and the hardtails make for fun second bikes. Our staff has the complex knowledge required in this fast paced industry, but we also know how to simplify the jargon and offer reliable, guaranteed advice.Next
Our modern industry experience has created a fresh bicycle retail experience. That being said, we don't have much for flow trails; our terrain is rocky, rooty, and often muddy, so these bikes make a bit more sense here than they might elsewhere. Our first ride was a revelation. In the hands of the right pilot, of course; and in the hands of a less capable rider like myself , to an extent. Thanks and have a blessed day! Hopefully a 29er option will become available. All the models come with an alloy frame, 67. Whether you are after the right clothes to keep you comfortable or the right tool to make that side of the road dirt or bitumen repair, Ride Bellerive will keep you rolling in comfort, confidence and style.Next
I've been riding 25 years this year and been on the 2016 7. Once again though, Norco impressed us with just how sharp their graphics and frame finishes are. Within the first half mile I already knew I liked the bike. Ask members of reddit's community questions specifically relating to getting the right bike for you, your riding conditions, and your budget. Pros certainly aren't using them. Let us help you choose the right bike to get you riding! From humble beginnings operating out of a converted chicken coop the company has grown into a global brand delivering more than 125 different models to cyclists worldwide.Next
The bike has less than 20 miles on it and rides like brand new. Also more nimble than I imagined. It barrelled down rough, technical descents — deep braking bumps, fast corners, big jumps — sweeping over all obstacles. A kids bike parents will be envious of. Perhaps most surprising was how nimble the Torrent felt whether on or above the trail. .Next
I like to run staggered tires so the 2. I replaced the stock rubber for Vee Trax Fatty 3. Fully adjustable air-sprung suspension, a 1×10 drivetrain with a chain guide, proper Shimano disc brakes and even Schwalbe tyres make us want to be five years old again. I love the wide Norco handlebar, but swapped out the 90-millimeter stem for a shorter one. The frame itself is aluminum, with a 67-degree head tube angle and chainstay lengths that vary depending on the size of the bike 425mm small, 430mm medium, 435mm large, 440mm extra large. In concert, the ride feels much more than the sum of its parts or theoretical comparisons.Next
About Norco Norco has been a part of the bike industry for over 50 years. It's exactly the same width as a 2. So, before we dive into the final take on the Torrent 7. I rode the majority of the time with the shock open and never really felt like it needed more compression dampening to pedal well. That said, the combination of massive tread and the hardtail frame explained why, despite added rotational weight, the Torrent is an extremely capable and confident climber even on steep, technical grades.
Suspension was the same way just a few years before that. One dude bought a Sherpa to go bike-packing in Nepal, and another dude mounted a gun rack to the handlebars and uses it to hunt birds. With so much grip, conquering trails that can be off putting for a new rider is much less of an issue. I've heard that riders have issues with ripping up sidewalls in rocky places. On the flip side, I never would have imagined descending as fast and aggressively as I did down the Cold Creek trail on a hardtail. The width, however, is where the performance of a 27. Bottom Line: with aggressive trail geometry and stout componentry, the Torrent 7.Next