Born on the North Shore - Norco bring back their freeride bike, the Shore.
With three models in the Shore range, Norco have split them up. The Shore 1 and 2 are purely for freeride, while the Shore Park is aimed at lift and shuttle runs, with a little more travel and a lot more fork.
Befitting those roles, the Shore 1 and 2 offer 180mm rear travel with 180mm single crown forks and wide-range 12-speed drivetrains, This means you get the suspension, and you get the gear range for the pedal ups.
The Shore 1 selss for $7199 and sports a Fox Factory 38 FLOAT fork with a Fox Factory DHX2 Factory Coil shock. Norco designed the Shore around coil forks as they don't feel that the inherent characteristics of an air shock suit this long travel format. The SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain is matched with Code RSC 4-piston 200mm brakes.
The Shore 2 costs $5599 and has a RockShox Zeb R fork with a RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate DH shock, and the Shimano Deore 12-speed system for durable performance along with the 203mm Shimano MT520 4-piston brakes.
For those with some custom builds in mind, the Shore A frame sells for $3199 and is a raw/polished alloy.
The Shore Park is the bigboi, selling for $5799, and has 190mm rear travel paired with a 200mm dual crown fork and a 7-speed drivetrain for big days at the bike park. With the tighter drivetrain range this bike really is designed for places where you're getting help to go uphill. Be that a shuttle service, on the lift at Thredbo, or under your own two-footed power for some push runs.
The Shore Park has a RockShox BoXXer Select RC fork and a custom tuned RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate DH shock. The SRAM GX 7 speed 11-25T and 200mm SRAM Code R 4-piston brakes look after the go and whoa.
Why buy a Norco Shore?
If you think the Norco Sight is a nice little trail bike, but want something to charge laps at Thredbo, or to rule Maydena Bike Park and own Black Stump shuttle runs, then the Shore A1 Park bike might be exactly what you're after.
If you live for the descents, but the reailty is you need to get high on your own supply (of oxygen) then the Shore A1 or A2 could be for you, if you think a bike like the Sight is just too under-gunned. Don't be mistaken, the Shore isn't a long travel bike to roll around on. It's a hard hitting bike designed to empower riders who want to progress their riding, and the sport. If that's you, Norco have what you need.
Get more details on the Norco website.