SOC18 – Norco Aurum HSP 1 29 Downhill Bike
29er downhill bikes have been the hot ticket since Greg Minnaar proved you can win races on bigger wheels. For 2018 Norco has revamped their Aurum line with the HSP designed around 27.5 and 29-inch wheels.
The Norco Aurum HSP 1 29 has 200mm of front travel on the new RockShox Boxxer World Cup fork that was just released this week. In the rear is 200mm of travel on a RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RC shock.
On the drivetrain side of things is a SRAM X01 DH 7-speed group with SRAM Code RSC brakes.
Norco uses a carbon fiber frame with their new high single pivot suspension design which is an evolution of the ART concept. This design uses an idler on the chain to keep make sure their is no pedal kickback when charging into rough sections of trail.
The Aurum HSP 1 retails for $8,000 and is available in a frame set as well.