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norco symetrics track frame.

Old 01-05-08, 06:26 PM
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norco symetrics track frame.

Has anyone seen or used or know anything about these guys? I went into a shop looking for a much cheeper bike and saw one and i can't stop thinking about it. Also, i can't find anything about it on the interwebs at all...
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I had never seen one before last night, when the Symetrics guys destroyed the 160 lap madison on them.

I'll see them at the track again tonight and try to take some recon shots.
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Old 01-05-08, 07:22 PM
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i know nothing about it except id ride one.
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norco is a canadian company that makes mid/upper-level full suspension mountain bikes. the ones i've seen have definitely been about beefiness instead of weight saving, but they were nice bikes. i've never seen them do anything road related.

if you've seen a frame in the store, and it feels light enough for you and is what you would pay, go for it. i don't know anything about what grade material it's made out of, i'd try to find that out, but i wouldn't worry about the credibility of the company. they's a'ight
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Old 01-05-08, 08:24 PM
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can't find anything at all about it on the web? all i did is type in norco and it took me right to their site www.norco.com

i didn't see a single speed, but they have a $6000+ TT bike that looks an awful lot like that frame you have pictured. i'm sure they have made a version with track ends at some point for some reason.


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Old 01-05-08, 08:33 PM
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how much is the track frame at the shop anywyas?
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That's a hot TT bike. You may want to ask about the TT frame in the roadie forum, I'm sure the track frame is similar if not close to identical.
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Originally Posted by veggiemafia View Post
You may want to ask about the TT frame in the roadie forum, I'm sure the track frame is similar if not close to identical.
You're probably right. There's a discussion on FixedGearFever with one of the guys from Felt about how Taylor Phinney's track frame is just a version of their TT frame with track ends. Symmetrics is Norco's team, so that wouldn't surprise me if that was the case.
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Old 01-05-08, 09:50 PM
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can't find anything online either, not even on norco.com

i was thinking of getting a leader 735tr frame, anyone have any info on where to purchase the norco?
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The site that the OP's photo came from: http://www.pedalheadroadworks.com/norco_bikes.html

$750 for the frameset. Not a bad deal, I think.
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It looks like it might be a re-badged earlier version of Louis Garneau's pursuit frame (another Canadian company). Here's the '08 version with a taller seatmast and different track ends:

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Originally Posted by shapelike View Post
It looks like it might be a re-badged earlier version of Louis Garneau's pursuit frame (another Canadian company). Here's the '08 version with a taller seatmast and different track ends:

Look at the seat stays. They are not terribly similar.
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Sure they're not.
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Looks to me like they might be different.
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Sorry guys, I just got back from the last night of 6 day racing and I never got to take a shot of the Norco. I was racing when that guy was in the pits. There was a sea of aero space age frames out there mind you.
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Old 01-06-08, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by musicsucks View Post
Has anyone seen or used or know anything about these guys? I went into a shop looking for a much cheeper bike and saw one and i can't stop thinking about it. Also, i can't find anything about it on the interwebs at all...
Are you planning on riding this bike in the street?
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Originally Posted by yonderboy View Post
You're probably right. There's a discussion on FixedGearFever with one of the guys from Felt about how Taylor Phinney's track frame is just a version of their TT frame with track ends. Symmetrics is Norco's team, so that wouldn't surprise me if that was the case.
The DA or the B2? I know a guy who recently bought a DA and it's the most ridiculous looking bike ever, it makes me want to start doing TTs. That and get a much better paying job.

Edit: Are the DA and B2 same frames, different builds? Or is it just a matter of using a different carbon fiber?
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I would ride it on the street pretty quickly. I am curious how it stacks up against the blue tr250.

plus it comes in black
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Are you planning on riding this bike in the street?
My plan was to ride this on the street and on the track. I'm a little worried about toe overlap for on the street, but it's kind of a moot point since it's kind of out of my price range.
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Originally Posted by veggiemafia View Post
The DA or the B2? I know a guy who recently bought a DA and it's the most ridiculous looking bike ever, it makes me want to start doing TTs. That and get a much better paying job.

Edit: Are the DA and B2 same frames, different builds? Or is it just a matter of using a different carbon fiber?
I don't know about the differences between the DA and B2, but it could be different material. The Felt guy said Phinney's bike was the DA mold, but with a different material.

Edit: don't drink and post, folx.

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Originally Posted by shapelike View Post
It looks like it might be a re-badged earlier version of Louis Garneau's pursuit frame (another Canadian company). Here's the '08 version with a taller seatmast and different track ends:

1) That bike has me fully erect.

2) I thought my custom cyclops was the only bike with that stupid aero fairing on the headtube! I'm now upset, but still erect.
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