One of Norco’s new 2013 road bikes from their race line is the Tactic, which will be available in four different builds.
The 2013 Tactic is being tested and road by Team H&R Block as we type this, but a prototype was on display at the Sea Otter Classic.
The frame weighs in at 900 grams for a 56cm. Added is what Norco is calling “arc road compliance race stay”, which is a slight curve on the frame but a flat profile for forgiveness in the stays.
A stiff chassis press fit bb30 to make it as stiff as possible. In addition, Norco added a 27.2 seat post (from a 31.8) on the 2013 Tactic for comfort.
As aforementioned, four builds will hit the market. For now, the three known are Shimano Ultegra Di2 and Dura-Ace, and SRAM Red. Releasing early 2013 and will also release as a frameset.