Norco Range VLT

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Introducing the All-New Range VLT E-Enduro Bike

PRESS RELEASE: The Norco Range VLT is a monster of an e-bike – there’s no denying it.

If smashing through tough, burly trails, careening down rock faces, and generally going big is your thing, then this is the electric mountain bike you’ve been waiting for.

We’ve given the Range VLT the ultimate combination of Norco’s progressive handling and advanced long-travel suspension in a carbon e–MTB platform engineered to tackle the same trails as our non-electric Range – but the e-assist adds an extra helping of mayhem in the wild.

The fully-integrated, efficient Shimano STEPS drive system and custom 630Wh or 500Wh in-tube battery – plus optional 360Wh Range extender battery that adds up to 72% additional capacity – lets you cover more terrain quicker and have as much fun powering the Range VLT up climbs as you will sending it off jumps and screaming down descents.

Norco Range VLT

The new Range VLT is also a great example of the new Norco design language – the carbon frame features straighter, faster lines, contrary to the curved tubes Norco has used over the past decade. The engineering and design features don’t stop with aesthetic details, however.

Bridgeless carbon seatstays provide additional tire clearance and allow deeper seatpost insertion into its straighter, steeper seat tube, and the burly aluminum chainstays add torsional rigidity.

In order to make space for a full capacity water bottle on every available frame size, and room for the optional range extender battery without compromising standover clearance, Norco’s engineers devised a special shock mount adapter and offset rocker link that mounts the coil-sprung piggyback shock off center and rotated 90 degrees in the frame.

The Range VLT will be available November 2019 as three complete bike options in M, L and XL with 27.5” wheels.

Find out more about the 2020 Norco Range VLT at: www.norco.com/range-vlt/

The 2020 Range VLT will be available at Authorized Norco Dealers and through www.norco.com in partnership with a Norco Dealer.

Norco Range VLT

KEY FEATURES

INTENDED USE:
E-ENDURO

FRAME MATERIAL:
CARBON

FRAME SIZE:
M,L,XL

DRIVE UNIT/BATTERY:
SHIMANO E8000 / 630 WH BATTERY
SHIMANO E7000 / 500 WH BATTERY

SUSPENSION TRAVEL:
FRONT: 180MM REAR: 170MM

WHEEL/TIRE SIZE:
27.5” / 2.35” – 2.6”

Norco Range VLT
Norco Range VLT
Norco Range VLT
Norco Range VLT
Norco Range VLT

RIDER BENEFITS

PROGRESSIVE DESIGN
The Range VLT uses Norco’s holistic approach to fit, geometry and suspension kinematics to achieve its big mountain performance. The unique combination of longer reach, slacker head tube angle and steep seat tube angle provides a more forward weight distribution within a longer wheelbase. This allows more powerful pedaling, increased climbing traction and added grip and control when descending.

MO’ TRAVEL = MO’ MAYHEM
The Range VLT’s 180mm of front, and 170mm of rear coil-sprung suspension travel keeps your tires connected to the ground when you need more traction, will soak up the big hits on the roughest trails and be ready to take on the next obstacle.

Norco Range VLT

SHIMANO STEPS – ALL THE POWER YOU NEED
Designed to withstand the demands of e-mountain biking, the best-in-class Shimano STEPS E8000 and E7000 drive units will extend your ride and give you the push you need to get through the tough stuff.

TOUGH 27.5” WHEELS
We designed the Range VLT around 27.5” wheels to bring additional strength and stiffness to the table, and spec’d Maxxis Double Down tire casing because you, your Range VLT and the adventures you take on need a little extra sidewall support through the rough stuff.

Norco Range VLT

RIDE MORE, RIDE LONGER
The Range VLT’s 630Wh and 500Wh in-tube batteries provide more range than other e-MTBs thanks to Norco’s unique power management system and the highly-efficient Shimano motor. By placing the smaller, lighter battery inside the downtube, we’re able to engineer the frame to be as light as possible without any compromises in strength and protect it from the elements. And, with the additional capacity of the optional 360Wh range extender battery, you’ll ride further than you ever thought an e-mountain bike could.

DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE SETUP
We put a lot of effort into ensuring riders have the best possible ride quality and experience on any of our Norco bikes. Setting up your bike correctly is essential when you want to get the most out of your Range VLT. Our detailed setup assistant allows riders to set up their bike and suspension for their weight, morphology, terrain and personal preference.

Norco Range VLT

THE MODELS

RANGE VLT 1

$7,499

Norco Range VLT

Frame: Norco Range VLT Carbon 27.5, 170mm Travel, M/L/XL, Boost 12x148mm Dropouts, Shimano Motor Mount
Fork: RockShox Lyric Ultimate, Charger 2, RC2, 180mm Travel, short offset, E-MTBt
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate DH, Trunion
Shifting: SRAM GX Eagle, 12 Speed, Single Click
Crankset: Shimano Deore XT Hollowtech FC-M8050, 165mm, 34T SRAM Eagle narrow/wide
Cassette: SRAM Eagle Xglide 1230, 11-50T
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC 4 piston, Hydraulic, 200mm (front/rear)
Rims: DT Swiss E 1700 Hybrid, E-bike rated wheelset
Hubs: DT Swiss H-1700, sealed bearing 15x110mm Boost (front), 148×12 Boost w/ XD Driver (rear)
Tires: Maxxis Assegai. 2.5” 3C Maxx Terra, EXO+,TR (front), Maxxis Assegai, 2.5”3C Maxx Grip, DD, TR (rear)
Motor/Battery: Shimano STEPS E8000 / In-Tube Battery, 630Wh Capacity

RANGE VLT 2

$6,599

Norco Range VLT

Frame: Norco Range VLT Carbon 27.5, 170mm Travel, M/L/XL, Boost 12x148mm, Dropouts, Shimano Motor Mount
Fork: Fox 36 Performance Elite, GRIP 2, 180mm Travel
Shock: Fox Performance Elite DHX2, LSC, HSC, Coil Spring
Shifting: SRAM NX Eagle, 12 Speed, Single Click
Crankset: Shimano FC-E8000, 165mm, 34T SRAM Eagle narrow/wide
Cassette: SRAM NX Eagle, 11-50T
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC 4 piston, Hydraulic, 200mm (front/rear)
Rims: e*thirteen LG1 DH, 27.5
Hubs: Novatec, sealed bearing 15x110mm Boost (front), DT Swiss H370 E-MTB (rear)
Tires: Maxxis Assegai. 2.5” 3C Maxx Terra, EXO+,TR (front), Maxxis Assegai, 2.5”3C Maxx Grip, DD, TR (rear)
Motor/Battery: Shimano STEPS E8000 / In-Tube Battery, 630Wh Capacit

RANGE VLT 3

$5,399

Norco Range VLT

Frame: Norco Range VLT Carbon 27.5, 170mm Travel, M/L/XL, Boost 12x148mm Dropouts, Shimano Motor Mount
Fork: RockShox Yari RC, Motion Control, 180mm Travel, E-MTB
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select R, Trunnion
Shifting: SRAM SX Eagle, 12 Speed, Single Click
Crankset: Shimano FC-E8000, 165mm, 34T SRAM Eagle narrow/wide
Cassette: SRAM PG 1210 Eagle, 11-50T
Brakes: Shimano BR MT520 4 piston Hydraulic, 203mm (front/rear)
Rims: e*thirteen LG1 DH, 27.5
Hubs: Shimano Deore HB-6010 15x110mm Boost (front), DT Swiss H370 E-MTB (rear)
Tires: Maxxis Assegai. 2.5” 3C Maxx Terra, EXO+,TR (front), Maxxis Assegai, 2.5”3C Maxx Grip, DD, TR (rear)
Motor/Battery: Shimano STEPS E7000 / In-Tube Battery, 500Wh Capacity