We've seen the 2018 Norco line and it's great. The spec is even better than 2017 and the colors are definitely bold. We'll have examples of almost every style of bike next year, but the first taste showed up this week. The popular Storm bikes had been sold out in popular sizes so the 2018 line got an early release. They brought it down to just 3 models (from 4), but like last year all are available as 27.5 or 29, with also 27.5 womens versions. In additioan, at just $479 there is an upgraded Stormwith Hydraulic brakes.
The Storm 9.2 we got is awesome for $559. As expected it has hydraulic Tektro brakes and a lockout Suntour fork. The drivetrain is Shimano Altus 9x3 (most bikes you see at this price are 8x3). One big upgrade is the name brand WTB rims and tires. If you want to try out riding at Carvin's Cove without spending a ton this is the place to start. Norco gives 2 other color options but I'm partial to the green we got.