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Click to enlarge: head tube.   Click to enlarge: Holloform Link.
The tapered head tube and fork provide a stiffer front end for awesome steering precision without a weight penalty. Norco's one-piece Holloform Link Arm dramatically stiffens the rear end and it's hollow to save weight.
Click to enlarge: Syntace through-axle. Click to enlarge: integrated dropout.

The Syntace X-12 142 x 12 through-axle and derailleur hanger system increases axle strength and boosts rear-end stiffness over standard 135mm QR systems. Plus, the integrated hanger is super durable.

Norco's Integrated Dropout Design combines the brake mount, suspension pivots, the derailleur hanger attachment and frame gussets for a stiff, active rear end that brakes well, saves weight and is incredibly strong and stiff.