Sneak Peek | 2020 Norco Bigfoot 1S

In 2014 the world was introduced to the Norco Bigfoot fat bike.

It was a beast of a machine sporting a bulletproof 2x9 drivetrain, aluminum alloy frame, hydraulic brakes, 80 mm rims and huge 4” Vee Mission tires. Norco had only one trim level and it was available in what ever color you wanted . . . as long as it was black.

Since that time the fine folks at Norco expanded their alloy fat bike selection to include several trim levels of Bigfoot and its Sasquatch cousin. Yearly color and component updates coupled with other slight changes kept things interesting.

However, for model year 2020 Norco decided that some significant refreshing and realignment was needed and that came with retiring the Sasquatch and a completely redesigned Bigfoot.

With a longer reach (470 mm vs 441 mm), slacker HT angle (68.5 vs 67.7) and steeper ST angle (74.0 vs 71.7) the new 2020 Bigfoot provides a more forward weight distribution. 

Combined with a longer wheelbase (1186 mm vs 1180 mm) and lower BB height (328 mm vs 344 mm) the 2020 Bigfoot gives better climbing ability, added stability and more powerful pedaling. This theoretically can make for an overall more playful machine.

Adding to the structural updates there is a more generous standover height (775 mm vs 683 mm) and super clean internal cable routing.

Rear rack mounts, additional water bottle cage mounts in the triangle and on the downtube, and clearance for 5” tires round out the new and improved 2020 Bigfoot.

Fatbike Republic was able to secure a sweet winter white 2020 Bigfoot 1S for some intense real world testing to see if this fattie is greater than the sum of its parts. 

While waiting for the cold temps and the white stuff, the Bigfoot 1S has been exposed to some frozen and not so frozen dirt.

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Oh . . . and a big thanks to Canary Cycles for the excellent backdrop for the close-up Bigfoot pics.