The Norco Section S2 is a classic steel frame road bike infused with modern design and innovation to produce a stylish yet smooth ride on every occassion. The Section brings the classic look with excellent lateral stiffness and shock-absorbing vertical compliance so that you can easily spend all day in the saddle. Norco tried to maximise the vibration-absorbing strengths of the double-butted steel frame by equipping the Section with narrow seatstays and mid-modulus carbon fork so that the front and back handle vibrations with equal ease.
The Section S2 is equipped with a reliably smooth 2×11 speed Shimano 105 groupset and mechanical disc brakes for excellent control in all weather. The 105 groupset means that you’re ready to ride with efficient ease while the disc brakes will allow you to control that speed and ride with confidence while cornering and descending. These parts makes this bike an incredibly practical and enjoyable ride. With it’s larger 700x32c tyres, durable frame and dynamic geometry, the Section is ready for any road. The Norco Section S2 is not just a retro steel frame road bike for cruising, this is a genuinely quick and comfortable bike that is built for all-day challenges and adventures.
Performance Handling and Lateral Stiffness: The Section Steel fits and rides like a road bike – because it IS a road bike, and we made it pedal like one. Using an oversized head tube and carefully selected tube dimensions, the Section Steel reacts instantly to every pedal stroke, but maintains that steel feel you love. We scrutinized the head angle, fork offset and trail to make it react nimbly on the road, but surefooted on unpaved surfaces.
Vertical Compliance for All-Day Epics: To help maximize the steel frame’s inherent vibration-absorbing characteristics, we equipped the Section with narrow profile seatstays and spec’d a mid-modulus carbon fiber fork to ensure the front and back end of the bike were equally adept at dissipating road shock.
Steel is Real: The double-butted Reynolds 725 chromoly frame is back-tempered, which provides the strength and resiliency of heavier steel frames, but allows for thinner walls for lighter weight. The tubes are also Electro Deposition treated before painting to fend of rust and corrosion.
Superior Braking Power: Disc brakes are an ideal choice for the Section. These all-weather flat-mount stoppers provide amazing modulation in a lightweight, clean package that tucks in subtly and unobtrusively into the design, without creating any limitations on tire or fender clearance.