Norco's 2019 Section comes in three flavours and all of them look delicious

Available in carbon, aluminium and steel, the new Section is a both a refined road speed machine and bump-eating endurance rig

Norco’s new Section could be a one bike quiver for hardcore long-distance riders, speed freaks and everyone in between.

The new Section will come with the option of three different frame materials: high-modulus carbon fibre, Reynolds 725 steel and X6 aluminium. Available in sizes from 45.5cm to 63cm, the aluminium and carbon options share geometry figures.

The steel bikes are slightly different, but key stats such as wheelbase, reach and stack height work out the same across the sizes

While there are five dedicated women’s models there isn’t a steel women's-specific bike, although the steel frames do go down to a 48cm size.

Available in steel, carbon or aluminium
Available in steel, carbon or aluminium

Prices start at $1,399 for the Tiagra base-spec Aluminium bike and rise to $4,499 for the top-of-the-line Ultegra carbon.

Norco has specced 12mm front and rear axles with an oversized head tube, down tube and chainstays that it claims will help with transmitting your pedalling power to the road and keep the bike both stiff and compliant.

There is space for up to 35mm tyres and the bike has mudguard mounts. Every model is equipped with disc brakes.

The Rival 1x version is a looker!
The Rival 1x version is a looker!

Norco Section geometry

Carbon and aluminium bikes

Size (cm)45.54850.55355.55860.563
Seat tube length (centre to top) (mm)400425450480510540570595
Heat tube angle (degrees)70.7571.2571.2572.2572.572.757373
Seat tube angle (effective) (degrees)7574.57473.7573.257372.7572.75
Head tube length (mm)97.5107.5120137.515577.5197.5217.5
BB drop (mm)-75-75-72.5-72.5-72.5-70-70-70
Wheelbase (mm)9789849921,0021,0091,0261,0387,053
Chainstay (mm)415415415415415415418418
Reach (mm)362369376386392401409418
Stack (mm)515526537556574594614633

Steel bikes

Size (cm)4850.55355.55860.5
Seat tube length (centre to top) (mm)435460490520550580
Heat tube angle (degrees)71.2571.2572.2572.572.7573
Seat tube angle (effective) (degrees)74.57473.7573.257372.75
Head tube length (mm)95107.5125142.5165185
BB drop (mm)-75-72.5-72.5-72.5-70-70
Wheelbase (mm)9849921,0021,0091,0261,038
Chainstay (mm)415415415415415418
Reach (mm)369376386392401409
Stack (mm)526537556574594614

Whether it's road or gravel the Section looks like it's ready to shred
Whether it's road or gravel the Section looks like it's ready to shred

Norco Section models and specs

Norco Section C Ultegra SL

Section C Ultegra SL
Section C Ultegra SL

  • Frame: Norco Section, Carbon, 12x142mm TA dropouts
  • Fork: Norco Section Carbon Fork, 12x100mm TA, Carbon Frame Specific
  • Shifting: Shimano Ultegra ST-R8020, FD-R8000 / RD-R8000-GS, 11spd
  • Crankset: Praxis Zayante Carbon DM, 50/34t
  • Wheels: Novatec R3 Carbon Disc / Hutchinson Sector 32mm / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: Shimano Ultegra BR-R8020, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
  • $4,499

Norco Section C Rival

Section C Rival
Section C Rival

  • Frame: Norco Section, Carbon, 12x142mm TA dropouts
  • Fork: Norco Section Carbon Fork, 12x100mm TA, Carbon Frame Specific
  • Shifting: SRAM Rival, 1x11spd
  • Crankset: Praxis Zayante DM, 42t
  • Wheels: DT Swiss CR1600 Spline db 23 / Hutchinson Sector 35mm / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: SRAM Rival 1, Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotors
  • $3,699

Norco Section C Ultegra

Section C Ultegra
Section C Ultegra

  • Frame: Norco Section, Carbon, 12x142mm TA dropouts
  • Fork: Norco Section Carbon Fork, 12x100mm TA, Carbon Frame Specific
  • Shifting: Shimano Ultegra ST-R8020, FD-R8000/RD-R8000-GS, 11spd
  • Crankset: Praxis Zayante DM, 50/34t
  • Wheels: DT Swiss E1800 Spline db 32 / Hutchinson Sector 32c / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: Shimano Ultegra BR-R8020, Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotors
  • $3,299

Norco Section C Ultegra Women's

Section C Ultegra Womens
Section C Ultegra Womens

  • Frame: Norco Section, Carbon, 12x142mm TA dropouts
  • Fork: Norco Section Carbon Fork, 12x100mm TA, Carbon Frame Specific
  • Shifting: Shimano Ultegra ST-R8020, FD-R8000/RD-R8000-GS, 11spd
  • Crankset: Praxis Zayante DM, 50/34t
  • Wheels: DT Swiss E1800 Spline db 32 / Hutchinson Sector 32c / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: Shimano Ultegra BR-R8020, Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotors
  • $3,299

Norco Section C 105

Section C 105
Section C 105

  • Frame: Norco Section, Carbon, 12x142mm TA dropouts
  • Fork: Norco Section Carbon Fork, 12x100mm TA, Carbon Frame Specific
  • Shifting: Shimano 105 ST-R7020, FD-R700 / RD-R7000-GS, 11spd
  • Crankset: Praxis Alba, 50/34t
  • Wheels: Alex ATD560 / Hutchinson Sector 32c / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: Shimano 105 BR-R7020, Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotors
  • $2,799

Norco Section C 105 Women's

Section C 105 Womens
Section C 105 Womens

  • Frame: Norco Section, Carbon, 12x142mm TA Dropouts
Fork Norco Section Carbon
  • Fork: 12x100mm TA, Carbon Frame Specific
  • Shifting: Shimano 105 ST-R7020, FD-R7000 / RD-R7000-GS, 11spd
  • Crankset: Praxis Alba, 50/34t
  • Wheels: Alex ATD560 / Hutchinson Sector 32c / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: Shimano 105 BR-R7020, Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotors
  • $2,799

Norco Section STL Ultegra

Section STL Ultegra
Section STL Ultegra

  • Frame: Norco Section, Reynolds 725 Chromoly Steel, 12x142mm TA dropouts
  • Fork: Norco Section Carbon Fork, 12x100mm TA, Aluminum / Steel Frame Specific
  • Shifting: Shimano ST-R8020, FD-R8000 / RD-R8000-GS, 11spd
  • Crankset: Praxis Zayante DM, 50/34t
  • Wheels: DT Swiss E1800 Spline db 32 / Hutchinson Sector 32c / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: Shimano Ultegra BR-R8070, Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotors
  • $3,099

Norco Section STL 105

Section STL 105
Section STL 105

  • Frame: Norco Section, Reynolds 725 Chromoly Steel, 12x142mm TA dropouts
  • Fork: Norco Section Carbon Fork, 12x100mm TA, Aluminum / Steel Frame Specific
  • Shifting: Shimano 105 ST/FD-R7000,RD-R7000-GS 11spd
  • Crankset: Praxis Alba, 50/34T
  • Wheels: Alex ATD560 / Hutchinson Sector 32c / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: TRP Spyre-C Flat Mount 2-Piston, Mechanical Disc, 160mm rotors
  • $2,249

Norco Section A 105 Hyrdo

Section A 105 Hydro
Section A 105 Hydro

  • Frame: Norco Section, Aluminum, 12x142mm TA Dropouts
Fork Norco Section Carbon
  • Fork: 12x100mm TA, Aluminum / Steel Frame Specific
  • Shifting: Shimano 105 ST-R7020, FD-R7000 / RD-R7000-GS, 11spd

  • Crankset: Shimano FC-RS510, 50/34t
  • Wheels: WTB SpeedDisc i19 / Schwalbe Durano 32c RaceGuard / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: Shimano 105 BR-R7020, Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotors
  • $1,849

Norco Section A 105 Hyrdo Women's

Section A 105 Hydro Womens
Section A 105 Hydro Womens

  • Frame: Norco Section, Aluminum, 12x142mm TA dropouts
  • Fork: Norco Section Carbon Fork, 12x100mm TA, Aluminum / Steel Frame Specific
  • Shifting: Shimano 105 ST-R7020, FD-R7000 / RD-R7000-GS, 11spd

  • Crankset: Shimano FC-RS510, 50/34t
  • Wheels: WTB SpeedDisc i19 / Schwalbe Durano 32c RaceGuard / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: Shimano 105 BR-R7020, Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotors
  • $1,849

Norco Section A 105 Mech

Section A 105 Mech
Section A 105 Mech

  • Frame: Norco Section, Aluminum, 12x142mm TA dropouts
  • Fork: Norco Section Carbon Fork, 12x100mm TA, Aluminum / Steel Frame Specific
  • Shifting: Shimano 105 ST / FD-R7000, RD-R7000-GS, 11spd
  • Crankset: Shimano FC-RS510, 50/34t
  • Wheels: WTB SpeedDisc i19 / Schwalbe Durano 32c RaceGuard / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: TRP Spyre-C Flat Mount 2-Piston, Mechanical Disc, 160mm rotors
  • $1,549

Norco Section A 105 Mech Women's

Section C 105 Womens
Section C 105 Womens

  • Frame: Norco Section, Aluminum, 12x142mm TA dropouts
  • Fork: Norco Section Carbon Fork, 12x100mm TA, Aluminum / Steel Frame Specific
  • Shifting: Shimano 105 ST / FD-R7000, RD-R7000-GS, 11spd
  • Crankset: Shimano FC-RS510, 50/34t
  • Wheels: WTB SpeedDisc i19 / Schwalbe Durano 32c RaceGuard / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: TRP Spyre-C Flat Mount 2-Piston, Mechanical Disc, 160mm rotors
  • $1,549

Norco Section A Tiagra

Section A Tiagra
Section A Tiagra

  • Frame: Norco Section, Aluminum, 12x142mm TA dropouts
  • Fork: Norco Section Carbon Fork, 12x100mm TA, Aluminum / Steel Frame Specific
  • Shifting: Shimano Tiagra ST / FD-R4700, RD-R4700-GS, 10spd
  • Crankset: Shimano Tiagra FC-4700, 50/34t
  • Wheels: WTB SpeedDisc i19 / Schwalbe Durano 32c RaceGuard / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: Tektro MD-C550 Dual Piston, Mechanical Disc, 160mm rotors
  • $1,399

Norco Section A Tiagra Women's

Section A Tiagra Womens
Section A Tiagra Womens

  • Frame: Norco Section, Aluminum, 12x142mm TA dropouts
  • Fork: Norco Section Carbon Fork, 12x100mm TA, Aluminum / Steel Frame Specific
  • Shifting: Shimano Tiagra ST / FD-R4700, RD-R4700-GS, 10spd
  • Crankset: Shimano Tiagra FC-4700, 50/34t
  • Wheels: WTB SpeedDisc i19 / Schwalbe Durano 32c RaceGuard / tubeless ready
  • Brakes: Tektro MD-C550 Dual Piston, Mechanical Disc, 160mm rotors
  • $1,399
Alex has been riding bikes since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. He first raced back in 2003, winning the Juvenile category on a sketchy hard tail Planet X bike. Alex lived in the Alps for seven years so isn't shy of a climb or two and loves getting out in his bike in all weather. His favorite thing to ride is steep loamy tracks with loads of opportunities to slam the bike into turns and really give it some frame bending welly! He's broken his fair share of frames, so any bike between his knees is going to get a right seeing to.
  • Discipline: DH, Enduro, XC, BMX, Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Epic descents covered in the world's finest loam and hero dirt
  • Current Bikes: Nukeproof Mega 275 / Giant Anthem Advanced 275 1 / LeMond Reno / Deluxe Pro 2 BMX
  • Dream Bike: Giant ATX 1 DH (1999 model)
  • Beer of Choice: Teetotal
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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