PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Norco’s new 2015 Threshold ’cross race bike is heavily influenced by the B.C. brand’s mountain bike heritage, with through-axles both front (15-mil) and rear (12-mil), disc brakes, snappy handling and a sub-1,000-gram, laterally stiff carbon frame.
The frame’s size-scaled tubing ensures that a heavier rider on a larger frame will experience the same ride characteristics as a lighter rider on a smaller frame, while proprietary Gizmo cable routing features plugs that create tight seals at entry and exit points, blocking water and debris from entering the frame and preventing cable rattle.
The four carbon models range in price from $2,115 for Shimano 105 spec to $8,485 for Dura-Ace Di2. The Threshold is also available in four aluminum models from $825 to $1,415. Bikes should reach retailers starting in July.
More info on Norco’s website.