2015 Norco Aurum C7.3
Keen-eyed observers may have spotted prototype versions of the 2015 Norco Aurum at various downhill races last year, but up until this point Norco had remained quiet about the bike’s specifics. That veil of secrecy has finally been lifted, and to find out more about the bike we headed to Idyllwild, California, a small town located in the San Jacinto mountains. While it may not have the beaches and bikinis southern California is famous for, it is surrounded by plenty of steep, loose, and rocky trails, which made it a fitting location to get a feel for the new rig. The Aurum Carbon retains many of the characteristics that made the previous version so popular, including the 200mm of rear travel, but has received updated geometry, 27.5” wheels, and a carbon fiber front triangle.