Check out Norco’s new Range VLT long travel e-Beast!
If smashing through tough, burly trails, careening down rock faces, and generally going big is your thing, then this could be the e-Bike that you’ve been waiting for.
The Norco Range VLT sure does look and sound like a beast!
We’re talking bucket loads of travel with 180mm up front and 170mm in the rear via a coil shock, and of course lets not overlook that luscious carbon fibre frame with slack yet aggressive geo numbers, burly 27.5” wheels and arguable the best e-Motor in the business and a rather large (hidden) battery… Yep, get ready to adventure up and down the biggest mountains you can find ALL DAY LONG!
The new Range VLT is also a great example of the new Norco design language. It’s carbon frame features straighter, faster lines, contrary to the curved tubes Norco has used over the past decade. The engineering and design features don’t stop with aesthetic details, however. Bridgeless carbon seatstays provide additional tyre clearance and allow deeper seatpost insertion into its straighter, steeper seat tube, and the burly aluminum chainstays add torsional rigidity.
It’s fully-integrated Shimano STEPS drive system and custom 630Wh or 500Wh in-tube battery – plus optional 360Wh Range extender battery that adds up to 72% additional capacity will allow you to cover more terrain quicker and have as much fun powering the Range VLT up climbs as you will sending-it off jumps and screaming down descents.
In order to make space for a full capacity water bottle on every available frame size, and room for the optional range extender battery without compromising standover clearance, Norco’s engineers devised a special shock mount adaptor and offset rocker link that mounts the coil-sprung piggyback shock off center and rotated 90 degrees in the frame.
You can expect to see the first shipment of Range VLT’s arriving on dealer floors across the county around late November this year.