Whether you're into World Cup downhill runs, marathon park days or after-work shuttle laps, the Norco Aurum 1 2013 Mountain Bike delivers unbelievable performance in any gravity-oriented environment. A purpose-built DH bike, it is designed to be fast and controlled over the steepest, most technical terrain imaginable. Flow through rock gardens and off-camber roots; whip through perilously tight trees; lean hard into corners and explode out of them at Mach speed ready to attack the next feature. The Aurum gives riders the unique ability to turn the most challenging terrain features into advantages over other riders, and it is these advantages that distinguish champions from the rest of the pack. There's a reason Norco called it the Aurum.
If you're one of the lucky ones who had the opportunity to test pilot an Aurum this year, we don't need to sell you on its capabilities. You already know it is unbelievably fast, and you've experienced the bike's extraordinary stability, cornering and traction first hand. All of these benefits make the Aurum one heck of a tough act to follow. The 2013 Aurum still has everything that made the 2012 great, and with a few minor tweaks this year's model will bring DH riders one step closer to that elusive point of perfect equilibrium between speed and control. The Aurum is back - racing stripe and all - and it's more dialled than ever. Throw a leg over one and you'll be converted, too.