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Norco Aurum 3

Norco Aurum 3
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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.

Click to enlarge: head tube.   Click to enlarge: Holloform Link.
The tapered head tube and fork provide a stiffer front end for awesome steering precision without a weight penalty. Norco's one-piece Holloform Link Arm dramatically stiffens the rear end and it's hollow to save weight.
Click to enlarge: Syntace through-axle. Click to enlarge: integrated dropout.

The Syntace X-12 157 x 12 through-axle and derailleur hanger system increases axle strength and boosts rear-end stiffness over standard 135mm QR systems. Plus, the integrated hanger is super durable.

Norco's Integrated Dropout Design combines the brake mount, suspension pivots, the derailleur hanger attachment and frame gussets for a stiff, active rear end that brakes well, saves weight and is incredibly strong and stiff.

Norco A.R.T. Suspension

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
Spokes Stainless-steel
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
Shifters SRAM X7
Handlebars Spank Spoon, 760mm width
Tape/Grips Norco lock-on
Stem Spank Director direct mount
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 3
Brakes Avid Elixir 3 disc
Pedals Aluminum platform
Saddle Norco FR/DH
Seatpost Norco aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.


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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Small 058817964091 064130-13-S-01
Medium 058817964107 064130-13-M-01
Large 058817964114 064130-13-L-01