We spotted a prototype of the Norco Revolver full suspension at Sea Otter earlier this year that looked virtually final, and now that bike is available to all in both 29er and 27.5 wheel sizes.
The bike gets 100mm travel front and rear and is meant to whip through XC race courses smoothly with its A.R.T. Horst Link suspension design and 1,800g full carbon frame. All cables and hoses run internally, entering and exiting through special ports that hold them tight so there’s no rattling there or inside the frame while also keeping any moisture out.
The rear is 12×142 on both wheel sizes, no Boost for this one, but the new Torrent gets it…
The frames are made using their Smoothcore molding process and ArmorLite resin, fancy ways of saying they’re light, impact resistant and durable. Complete bikes range from a the 9XX/7XX build at the top with full XX1 group and Race Face Next SL carbon crankset, RS-1 fork, SRAM Guide Ultimate brakes, and DT Swiss XRC 1200 carbon wheels for $7,415.
Three other builds bring the price as low as $3,050 with GX1 and Rockshox Recon Silver forks. An XT and X1 build fill in the middle. Spec is the same for 29er and 27.5, and the larger wheels run Small through XL. The 27.5 adds an XS size.
Complete bikes are 1x only, but framesets will include a removable front derailleur mount.
The Sasquatch fat bike frame gets a lower top tube for better standover clearance. The rear of the frame opens up wider, now able to handle up to a 26×4.8 tire.
It features their flip-flop fender mount, so if you can find a fender that fits fat bike tires, there’s a spot to mount them. Flip it inward for a cleaner look. Or just remove it to save a couple grams.
Three models are available, starting at $1,875 with rigid fork, up to $2,575 as shown here with the Bluto.
The Torrent is their new mid-fat 27.5+ trail hardtail. The model name used to be in their line as a North Shore style hardtail that would fit 3″ tires and had aggressive geometry. Oh, how times have…wait. Um, everything old is new again?
The frame uses double butted 6061 X6 alloy with a 67° head angle (with 130mm forks) and gravity tune geometry to keep the rider’s weight in the right spot for aggressive riding. Axles are Boost 148 rear and 110 front, and it comes spec’d with 45mm rims and Schwalbe Nobby Nic 3.0 tires.
The frame is 1x only has a seat tube port for stealth dropper routing, and the higher end 7.1 model comes with it along with a Rockshox Yari fork, SRAM GX 1×11 with Race Face Aeffect cranks and WTB Scraper i45 wheels. Retail is $2,425.
The Torrent 7.2 gets an SR Suntour Raidon Plus 120mm fork with Shimano Deore 1×10 group with the same Race Face cranks. Wheels are Alex MD-40, retail is $1,450.