If you're looking for all the speed and control of a pro-level downhill rig on a privateer's budget, take a gander at Norco's Aurum 3. Its hydroformed aluminum frame is ridiculously stiff and impressively light for a full-on DH sled, and it features perfectly dialed geometry so you can rail corners and schuss down straightaways at mach speed. Plus, you get 200mm of front and rear travel thanks to RockShox's Domain triple crown fork and Norco's bump-swallowing A.R.T. suspension with an X-Fusion shock. To keep you rallying, you get tough Sun Ringlé wheels shod in sticky Kenda tires, a solid SRAM drivetrain, an e.13 guide to keep your chain on lock and powerful Avid Elixir discs.
A.R.T. stands for Advanced Ride Technology. Each frame using A.R.T. is refined for its intended purpose. An optimization of the proven FSR linkage, characteristics of A.R.T. suspension include excellent pedaling efficiency and square-hit compliance with a more progressive leverage ratio for that wonderful bottomless feel.
|Frame||Norco hydroformed-aluminum w/ ISCG 05 mounts|
|Fork||RockShox Domain R coil, 200mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||X-Fusion Vector Coil RC, 200mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Sun Ringlé Inferno 29|
|Hubs||Front: Formula; Rear: Formula 157 x 12|
|Tires||Kenda Nevegal Stick-E, 26 x 2.5|
|Crankset||Race Face Chester|
|Chainrings||36T w/e.13 LS-1+ chainguide|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-950, 9-speed: 11-28|
|Handlebars||Spank Spoon, 760mm width|
|Stem||Spank Director direct mount|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir 3|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 3 disc|
* Subject to change without notice.
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Norco's Gravity Tune