The 100mm Revolver FS is the World Cup-level 29" platform crowning Norco's XC Race program. The stiff, feather-light carbon frame will have you surging up climbs, while racer-approved Gravity Tune geometry ensures the bike and rider are poised and confident on descents. With kinematics optimized for cross-country racing and A.R.T. suspension, the Revolver delivers maximum pedaling efficiency and predictable, stable support when the course gets chunky. The Revolver 9 FS has what it takes to win - you supply the heart.
Revolver XC High-Modulus Carbon 29 FS Frame
Rock Shox Monarch RL 100mm
Angular Sealed Cartridge Bearings - Tapered
Norco Alloy 34.9
DT Swiss RWS 142x12mm QR Thru Axle
Seat tube length (centre to top)
Head tube angle
Actual seat tube angle
Theoretical (horz) top tube length
Bottom bracket rise/drop
Head tube length
Fork length (axle to crown)
Bottom bracket height
Stand over height
Rear Centre (chainstay length)
Rear Travel (mm)
Front Travel (mm)
Effective seat tube angle
With traditional frame designs, engineers adjust front-centre lengths for each frame size but use a single, fixed rear-centre length. This approach leaves riders of certain body types in a poor position when standing. Poor body position leads to uneven weight distribution and negatively affects traction, control and overall performance and ride characteristics.
A simple solution to a complex problem, Gravity Tune fixes the front-centre/rear-centre ratio across all frame sizes, effectively optimizing geometry for every bike in the line. As a result, weight is always optimally distributed – regardless of rider height. Available only on Norco Bikes, Gravity Tune means equal ride characteristics and unrivalled control for all.
Norco’s carbon frames are manufactured with only the highest quality materials, right down to the resin we use to hold everything together. Our superior quality ArmorLite resin produces an exceptionally strong bond that enhances frame strength and increases impact resistance.
Norco’s SmoothCore process enables us to maintain precision control over all of the inner surfaces of our carbon frames, which is particularly critical at complicated, high-stress areas like the head tube and bottom bracket junctions. At the heart of SmoothCore is our innovative mandrel system.
By increasing tube profile dimensions in proportion with frame size, Norco engineers are able to calibrate frame stiffness to the weight of the prospective rider. This ensures that a heavier rider on an extra large frame will experience the same ride characteristics as a lighter rider on a small frame. Though the process is labour-intensive, the result is worth the effort: optimal ride characteristics, performance and comfort for riders of all sizes.
The fully proprietary GIZMO system features two-piece GIZMO plugs that create a tight seal, blocking water and debris from entering the frame. GIZMO plugs pinch and hold cables firmly in place, preventing any rattling at entry and exit points. They also enable the rider to pull cables taught so that they can be prevented from rattling around inside the frame.
The Norco Revolver FS is specifically designed for cross country racing. Engineering Manager PJ explains the special features of the bike and how the hanging link suspension differs from the other bikes in the Norco lineup