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Norco Range Killer B-1 Mini Review
by Derek Tryon
Specs- The Range has a 160mm travel frame sprung with a Fox Float CTD rear shock. Up front is a Fox 34 Talas CTD fork. It rolls on a Sun Charger Pro 650b wheel set with Shwalbe Hans Dampf tires. Sram x9 shifting keeps your gears in check while Avid XO Trail brakes are there to slow you down.This bike is fitted with a Rockshox Reverb seat post to make mid-ride changes in seat height a breeze. Spinning the wheels are the solid Raceface turbine cranks with a Sram 2 xX chain guide to keep the chain on the rings. Finally a Chromag osx bar and Racface atlas stem keep you pointed in the right direction.
Descending- This bike is the most sturdy all mountain bike I've ever ridden. 160mm of travel combined with 650b wheels make it handle like a more gravity oriented bike than it is. In corners it sticks to the ground without hesitation at high speeds, yet is still able to feel balanced on tight and slow switchback turns. It is a very poppy and nimble bike as well which makes it very maneuverable as well as taking this it to the air effortless. Over rough chattery trail surfaces the suspension kept the bike tracking very well even at high speed.
Climbing- While having a bit extra weight and more aggressive geometry than other bikes in its category, the Range is still an exceptional climber. On technical climbs it was easy to maintain traction with help from the very grippy Hans Damf tires. On smooth logging road climbs the rear suspension remained fairly still while pedalling which was aided by putting the shock in the 'climb' setting on the shock's the CTD (climb trail descend) adjustment. Also transitioning from downhill to uphill was made easy with the Rockshox reverb hydraulic seat post which complimented the overall capabilities of this bike perfectly.
Final thoughts- This is a do it all bike. The 160mm of travel combined with 650b wheels give this bike the ability to climb to the top of any mountain with ease, while still feeling solid and fast on the way down. If you're looking for the one bike to do anything and get you anywhere, hop on the Range.
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