If you want to get back to the basics, the Torrent S1 is the way to go – it’s an aggressive, high-speed chromoly hardtail that eats hype for dinner, and lets you prove your mettle on the toughest trails.
Using Norco's holistic approach to fit and geometry, the Torrent S1’s unique combination of our next generation of Gravity Tune, longer reach, slacker head tube angle and steep seat tube angle provides a more forward weight distribution within a longer wheelbase. This allows more powerful pedaling, increased climbing traction and added grip and control when descending.
To go along with the basic theme of the butted chromoly frame, we spec’d the Torrent S1 with a Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed drivetrain. We also gave it some real big bike credibility with a 150mm RockShox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 fork, a burly Praxis Cadet M30 crankset, and robust Shimano M520 4-piston brakes.