Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Norco City Glide 8



The Norco City Glide 8 has an MSRP of $890.

We talked about this bike 3 years ago, but Norco deserves another shoutout because their styling has improved.  This is particularly true of the "women's bike," which is now a mixte instead of the U-shaped step-through previously offered.  I also like that they've replaced the roller brakes with caliper brakes.

Here are the 2013 specs for the mixte:

Frameset
 
Frame: City Glide Mixte Alloy
Fork: Chromoly
 
Wheels
 
Rims: Double wall alloy - Silver
Tires: Schwalbe Delta Cruiser 700x35c - Cream
Tubes: A/V tube
Front Hub: Formula alloy hub - Silver
Rear Hub: Shimano SG-8R31-VS 8speed IGH 32hole
Spokes/Nipples: Stainless w/brass nipples
 
Drivetrain
 
Shifter Rear: Shimano Revoshift SL-8S20
Shifter Casing: Shift housing - Silver
 
Cassette: Nexus 20T
Crankset: Alloy 42T - Silver
Bottom Bracket: Cartridge BB
Pedals: Classic City - Silver
Chain: KMC Z610H
Components
 
Seat Post: Alloy - Silver
Seat Post Clamp: Alloy - Silver
Saddle: Selle Royal Ondina - Black
Headset: FSA TH-848 Sealed Cups / Semi-Cartridge
Headset Spacer: 3x10mm alloy - Silver
Top Cap: Alloy - Silver w/Norco Shield logo
Stem: Alloy - Silver
Handlebar: Alloy city bar -Silver
Grips: Cork grips - Black
Front Brake: Alloy Calipers - Silver
Rear Brake: Alloy Calipers - Silver
Brake Levers: Classic Forged Alloy - Silver
Brake Cable Casing: Brake housing - Silver

1 comment:

2whls3spds said...

I rather have the roller brakes over calipers any day. I bet they were dropped as a cost cutting move.

Aaron