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2014 Norco Range – Now in Carbon!

Killer B Goes Carbon

Words by Morgan Taylor. Photos by Matt Dennison.
September 19th, 2013

Norco’s going all in on the 160mm, 650B Range platform with a new carbon frame for 2014. Norco introduced the current iteration last year (see our long term review HERE), killing off the relatively short-lived 26″ platform and it has clearly proven to be a successful platform.

Currently the bikes are in the pre-production stage and as a result we weren’t able to get out for a ride, but Norco had a top spec Range LE on the floor at Interbike with a drool receptacle underneath. The smooth, flat black carbon frame adorned with top shelf components is worth a few minutes of admiration…

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

That head tube bulge.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

Norco’s graphics seem to be improving still.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

Tidy internal cable routing, including dropper post.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

Bottle cage bosses on the right side of the down tube.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

Down tube smash guard.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

Can matte carbon do no wrong?

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

More smooth carbon.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

Chainstay protector-slash-cable guide.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

Norco’s ART rear end.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

Direct post mount for the rear XO Trail brakes.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

SRAM’s XX1 1×11 for drive.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

32 tooth up front, no chain guide.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

Cane Creek’s Double Barrel Air with Climb Switch covers rear spring and damping.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

And up front a black on black on black PIKE RCT3…

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

With the 130-160 Dual Position air spring.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

Race Face carbon rounds out the cockpit.

2014, Norco, Range, Range LE, 650B, 27.5, Enduro, Carbon

The 2014 Norco Range LE runs for a hair over $7500 CAD and should be available in February.


Who wants to go for an enduro ride?

  • Tmack

    Nice bike but it’s scary that $7000 is normal for a top end bicycle.

  • boomforeal

    i said god damn

  • syngltrkmnd

    Damn, that looks *awesome*.

  • PHeller

    I wish Norco would give us some idea of how much this thing weighs. They say %20-%10 less than the aluminum, so is that 28lbs?

  • burnbern

    I contacted Norco and they said the 2014 Norco Carbon Range 7.2 (the cheapest spec) would come in at 31 pounds. Going to high spec is going to shed quite a bit of weight. 28 pounds seems spot on…