The Canadian brand Norco offers three new electric mountain bikes equipped with the Shimano EP8 motor which can optionally receive a 540, 720 or 900 Wh battery. Enough to consider long-distance hikes and significant height differences.
The Canadian bicycle manufacturer has renewed its rangewhich includes the Range (large 180mm travel enduro, available in four versions), the Sight (160mm all-mountain, four versions) and the Fluid (130mm trail, two versions). All models are equipped with the new engine , with more or less opulent assemblies with frame in and Fox Factory suspensions for the high-end versions.
Record autonomy, high price
Regarding autonomy, Norco provides an interesting indication. Riding a Sight VLT, using the Eco assistance mode, he says he was able to cover 38 km and 2,100 m of positive elevation with the 540 Wh battery, 50 km and 2,800 m of positive with the 720 Wh battery, 63 km and 3.200 of positive with theof 900 Wh. The manufacturer specifies that the pilot was an “accomplished cyclist capable of generating a power of 300 W for an extended period. In other words, it is probably necessary to revise these data downwards with less efficient pedaling and a more powerful assistance mode. But the fact remains that fans of long outings and big drops will have enough to satisfy their needs with the 900 Wh configuration. No need to carry a second battery in your bag when we leave for the day!
But now, this comfort comes at a high price since it takes 999 euros for the900 Wh in addition to the base price of the chosen model. Prices start at 6,300 euros without battery for the Norco Range VLT, 6,000 euros for the Sight VLT and 4,900 euros for the Fluid VLT.