Norco Revolver

A custom mountain bike built for grinding gravel

The Build

Susan’s Norco Revolver was built with gravel grinding in mind. We wanted to build her something that would have a great mountain bike feel to it but was light and efficient enough for some adventures on back forest roads. We choose a Norco Revolver as the frame for the bike because as a lightweight cross country hardtail it had the mountain bike feel we were looking for but didn’t take much away from the agility of the ride. We used a combination of Susan’s used parts and some new components that would keep the weight down, but allow for plenty of gearing and comfort while pedaling on long dirt roads and gravel trails. Happy riding Susan!


Custom built Norco Revolver
Susan’s complete Norco Revolver

Build Specs

  • Frame: Norco Revolver 29
  • Fork: RockShox SID World Cup 100mm
  • Axle: RockShox Maxle Stealth
  • Handlebar: Specialized S-Works 720mm
  • Stem: Syntace Megaforce 40mm -6deg
  • Grips: ESI Black
  • Brakes: SRAM Level Ultimate
  • Rotors: SRAM Centerline 2-piece 160mm Fr/Rr
  • Seat: Terry Butterfly Carbon
  • Seatpost: Specialized S-Works CGR
  • Shifter: SRAMn XX1 Eagle
  • BB: RaceFace PF30 Cinch
  • Crank: RaceFace Next SL 170mm
  • Chainring: RaceFace 34T Cinch
  • R-Derailleur: SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle GOLD
  • Cassette: SRAM XX1 Eagle GOLD
  • Wheels: Specialized Control SL Carbon


Build Team

Jacob Horsley
Master Technician

John Frey

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