Norco....?:confused:

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by ~MoDCoN~, Apr 25, 2003.

  1. ~MoDCoN~

    ~MoDCoN~ New Member

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    Heya guys, I'm getting a new bike soon, (limited budget AU$500...) and was wondering what you people thought of the Norco brand. Is it respectable/good quality...etc? I was looking at the 'Adventure' Series, ie. Norco Storm and Kokanee. Any reccomendations would be real appreciated.

    Thanks!
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  2. steve

    steve Administrator
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    IMO you should avoid them at all costs, all though I've only ever owned a Norco road frame, I did break 4 or 5 in about 12 months. They were absolute crap.

    Have you looked at other budget bikes from the likes of Giant and Avanti? They make very good MTB and road frames!

    cheers!
     
  3. ~MoDCoN~

    ~MoDCoN~ New Member

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    These are the specs....Kokanee....btw, i can get this for about $500AU
    Frame Aluminum XC design frame with O/S down tube
    Fork Rock shox Judy TT 80 mm
    Headset Victor 1 1/8" thread-less
    Cranks Shimano MC 19 24/34/42T
    Bottom Bracket Shimano Cartridge
    Pedals Victor Alloy
    Chain KMC Freewheel SRAM PG 3.0 8 speed 11-32T
    Front Changer Shimano Acera 31.8
    Rear Changer Shimano Alivio
    Front Shifter Shimano EZ EF 35 fire
    Rear Shifter Shimano EZ EF 35 fire
    Bar Alloy riser
    Stem Lee Chi LA 4
    Front Brake Tektro V brake
    Rear Brake Tektro V brake
    Brake Levers Shimano combo
    Front Hub Alloy Q/R
    Rear Hub Shimano Cassette Q/R
    Rims Alex Y2000
    Spokes 2.0 black
    Tires Kenda 26X1.95 on/off
     
  4. Duckwah

    Duckwah New Member

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    i don't know about norco bikes but Giant so some good budget bikes, just be a little careful because for $500 if you atart to do some serious riding you may end up with a few bits that wear out pretty fast

    i'm not trying to be a gear snob but if you want to do any serious riding you should consider selling one of your parents into slavery and spending closer to $1000
     
  5. dannii

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    Geez Duckwah your parents must be pretty good ones......I sold mine into slavery and couldn't even afford an Upgraded Big Mac meal :)

    I have had a Giant MTB for about 6 years and I have never had so much as a flat tyre and I reckon I have put at least 20,000km's on it....... Apart from regular wear and tear items such as brake pads etc, the only thing I have had replaced is the seals on my front suspension. Would throughly recommend the Giant to anyone.
     
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  7. steve

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    Ii've only ever had Norco road frames, they left a bad taste in my mouth :D

    Giant or Avanti are the go!

    cheers
     
  8. sethius

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    hi,
    Go norco. these idiots r all crowd followers. The norco race frame suck but so do all road bikes. NOrco mountain bike r great. three friend hace them and only 1 had giant. THe giant screws up heaps. Dont follow the pack. Get a bike that suits you bugger the brand and look at the bike.

    NORCO AND SANTA CRUZ RULZ!!!!:cool:
     
  9. its_stuart

    its_stuart New Member

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    A friend of mine started with a 500 dollar norco he destroyed it on our first XC outing. He is a nutter but I thought he was riding well and the bike just let him down. He graduated up to about 3500 dollars and now has something that's doing the ****. Ya wanna ride hardcore? spend the bucks!
     
  10. slewis

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    I've had Norco bikes forever, and have put them through incredible abuse--- they stand up very well and are usually priced below the competition - check out the website and talk to your bike store!!!
     
  11. DaveWV

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    Norco rules. Go for it. I've had my Norco Java for 6 years now and IMO it's indesructable. Don't worry about the stories from these people who break frames. 99% of the time it's not the bikes fault. Some people could just break an anvil with a glass hammer.
     
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  13. jmitting

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    Hey MoDCoN, You posted this thread on 25/04/03 you must have bought by now, what did you get? are you happy with it?
     
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