A purpose-built freeride bike, the Norco Truax 2 2013 Mountain Bike is designed to handle any terrain you may be inclined to throw it at or huck it over. First descents? Lift-accessed bike park laps? The Truax has you covered. Featuring Norco's A.R.T. suspension platform, the bike delivers smooth, remarkably efficient pedalling for going up, and 180mm of progressive, ''bottomless'' travel for coming down. Thanks to the Truax's incredible versatility, riders can now pedal to the most far-out spots, pick out the gnarliest line and have at it. A slack 65.5 degrees head tube angle and lower bottom bracket give the Truax stability and confidence on the steeps, while lively, responsive handling enables riders to manoeuvre through tight trees and over the skinniest of skinnies. The Holloform link arm anchors a super-stiff rear-end, so the bike tracks exceptionally well through the rough, corners masterfully and makes the Truax a blast to ride. . . fast.
The Truax is designed around the needs of the modern freerider, who demands a bike that can be pedalled to the most remote locations and yet will be capable enough to handle any descent. Designed with these needs in mind, the Truax rules over the much wider range of terrain that the term ''freeride'' encompasses today. Massive drops, gap jumps, steep chutes and pretty much anything else a rider's skills and imagination make possible. These days, riders ceaselessly push the sport into new areas, always looking for bigger features, steeper lines and greater challenges. This quest for constant progression and the perfect ride leads the brave to wild places where bikes have seldom - if ever - been ridden. And it is this inspiration that led Norco to create the Truax.