The Norco Shinobi 1 2013 Mountain Bike is a highly capable, exceptionally versatile 29er that prefers the backcountry to the beaten path. The bike is designed to give riders the flexibility to link up trails however they want: hang with the climbers in the cross-country 29er crowd and charge with the gravity junkies in the all mountain crowd - all in the same day. The benefits of 29'' wheels are accentuated by Norco's A.R.T. suspension system, which makes the Shinobi both a super-efficient pedalling platform and an extremely capable rig for all mountain-style descents. The 2013 Shinobi features revised geometry: shorter top tube, slightly taller bottom bracket and better stand over on the smaller frame sizes. It might just offer the most fun available in a 29er platform.
The Shinobi is inspired by those whose epic rides take them far out into the backcountry, away from the crowds and the well worn, familiar trails. It is a new kind of bike for a new kind of rider: the type whose favourite black diamond descents are often preceded by long, gruelling climbs. The Shinobi is designed to do both equally well. The shallow angle of attack that makes 29'' wheels so effective at clearing obstacles on the way up also enables them to float over rough stuff on the way down. Throw in 120mm of A.R.T. suspension and a 140mm fork and you have the perfect weapon for the varied terrain that makes up a day of all mountain riding: technical climbs, rolling singletrack, rooty, rocky terrain, ledges and moderate drops - all are fair game. The versatile Shinobi gives you the freedom to make your own way. When Norco say ALL mountain, they mean it.