Norco Range VLT

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on Norco Range VLT. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

9 reasons to buy

  • The Range’s ability to handle big hits and air was praised.
  • 180mm of front travel make this a downhill beast.
  • Stability and traction were lauded on descents.
  • The RockShox Super Deluxe Coil shock proved well-balanced.
  • One tester found the bike comfortable on long exploratory rides.
  • A steep seat-tube angle paid off on climbs.
  • Maxxis Assegai tires were plenty grippy and never spun out.
  • An optional range extender gives riders a total capacity of almost 1,000 Wh.
  • The long BikeYoke dropper-post aided stability on descents.

7 reasons not to buy

  • The rear brake rotor sometimes rubbed on the frame.
  • An undersized chainstay protector allowed paintwork damage.
  • The Range’s battery can’t be removed from the bike.
  • One tester felt that the Range’s seating position felt unsuited to long rides.
  • A long frame and wide bars felt overextended to some riders.
  • One reviewer had the rear shock blow-out after two rides.
  • A SRAM rear derailleur required replacement after one test ride.

Bottom line

A steep seat-tube angle, slack head angle and long top-tube matched the Range to fast downhill runs, as did the plentiful suspension and softer-compound rear tire. This bike was most at home shredding on descents, but testers also found it capable on climbs. Riders were usually exhausted before being able to deplete the 630Wh battery. This e-MTB is mostly suited to aggressive riding, where it generally impressed.

Expert Reviews

67/100 based on 1 expert reviews
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E-MOUNTAINBIKE

Norco Range VLT C1 in Review

Level 1 expert

The Norco Range VLT performs best on rough, difficult descents… for longer, leisurely rides, you better look elsewhere. The Norco Range VLT is a true freeride bike…

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Loam Wolf

Norco Range VLT C1 eMTB Review

Level 2 expert

…capable of being pedaled up the steepest of trails, tackling the most technical terrain… a comfy and worthy bike for exploratory rides… The battery range is very competitive on the 630Wh versions…

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Bikepark167

Did Norco Make the Best Ebike? Norco Range VLT C1

Level 2 expert

This setup is insane… it could be a bikepark bike…or just a fun, all-round bike… super-fun… cleared all the jumps… would I recommend this bike? 100% Would I buy it? Probably…if I got the right deal.

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Rob Seymour Bikes

Racing the Lift

Level 1 expert

So, we had a bet. They take the lift. We take some double-track. Guess who won?

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Bikepark167

Did I Like the Norco Range Better Than the Giant?

Level 2 expert

…this [Giant] cockpit is more comfortable for me… come’s with carbon wheels. Norco does not… AXS shifter [on the Giant] is amazing… Bottom line is, Norco’s cheaper… weight on the Norco’s less… just as smooth.

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#21 Best Mountain
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#10 Best Trail
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Norco Range VLT
64
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80
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64
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80