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    Norco Wolverine trade for Norco EXC? good idea?

    So I recently moved to a city and put my norco wolverine up on kijiji seeing I could now use a commuter bike more than a wolverine. This is my ad.
    Norco Wolverine Bike for sale or trade - Ottawa Bikes For Sale - Kijiji Ottawa Canada.

    I was recently contacted by someone looking to trade a Norco EXC for my Wolverine. This is their ad.
    Norco Exc ( sell/trade) - Ottawa Bikes For Sale - Kijiji Ottawa Canada.

    Would it be smart to make the trade or keep my bike and keep looking. I can't find much information about this EXC online. What do people think.

    btw be easy first post

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    A better option for commuting would be something like the Norco LRT in the following ad.

    Norco 18.5" hybrid - Ottawa Bikes For Sale - Kijiji Ottawa Canada.

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    I agree but it is hard to find people willing to trade. Any thoughts on the EXC at all?

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    The EXC looks like it'd be a good XC bike.

    2006 Norco EXC 1.0 HT

    The EXC has a larger chainring on the front then your Wolverine so you should be able to go faster on the road.
    The frame on the EXC looks like it'd be lighter then the Wolverine's frame.
    The fork on the EXC looks like it's been upgraded to a 2007 Marzocchi XC 600

    Tenneco Marzocchi Suspension - 2007 forks - XC 600

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