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    Norco or not? (also in freeride forum)

    Looking at a new bike to complement a Specialized Enduro.
    Needs to be able to handle East coast rocky trails (lynn) and some ski area downhill (attitash etc). This means it needs to do some uphill riding as well as the downhill but the enduro can handle the general cross country rides so weight is not so much of an issue.

    Options:
    Norco Shore ~3K
    SantaCruz Bullit ~3.2K
    Kona Sinky Dee Lux ~2.6K
    Iron Horse Free Ride Team ~2.8K

    I'm liking the Norco for the Super T fork/ Mag brakes/ slack head angle compared to the others for the same price. But no one around here has much experince with them?
    The second choice is the Iron Horse.

    Any Comments from Norco owners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aus_taz
    Looking at a new bike to complement a Specialized Enduro.
    Needs to be able to handle East coast rocky trails (lynn) and some ski area downhill (attitash etc). This means it needs to do some uphill riding as well as the downhill but the enduro can handle the general cross country rides so weight is not so much of an issue.

    Options:
    Norco Shore ~3K
    SantaCruz Bullit ~3.2K
    Kona Sinky Dee Lux ~2.6K
    Iron Horse Free Ride Team ~2.8K

    I'm liking the Norco for the Super T fork/ Mag brakes/ slack head angle compared to the others for the same price. But no one around here has much experince with them?
    The second choice is the Iron Horse.

    Any Comments from Norco owners?
    Sorry, no comments for Norco - as I don't have any experience with them, but looking at your list I have to ask - any reason why no Yeti AS-X as a candidate? With the prices you posted for each prospective build, it would fit right in the mix. I had mine built for just over 2.5k... Highly recommend it, it's worth giving it a thought at least.
    Good luck!

    Arek

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    I LOVE my rocky mountain slayer for east coast technical riding.
    it kicks ass for lynn woods/fells.
    also check out Kona Coiler if weight is not an issue.
    Go see Brian at JRA Cycles in Medford.
    You can check out both the slayer and the coiler.
    by the way, are you australian dave??

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    Go Norco....

    My bro up North rides a Norco.. (he has several) and loves it!!! It's a Burly bike, plus the Super T is a no brainer.. it'll be a bit heavy for Lynn, (you'll get used to it),but it'll rip at Attitash or any other DH mountain! Check out htis site for more info... http://www.ridemonkey.com

    The IH is nice, but you'll enjoy a slacker angle at higher speeds... My friend had the IH freeride pro and all though it's a great bike.. there's no comparison to a Norco for abuse. Canadian companies just seem to have a better handle on the whole freeride thing.. I rode Intense's for years and my Banshee Scream blows it away for 'shore riding!

    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by KillingtonVT; 07-09-2004 at 11:56 AM.

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    I say Norco,I dont own the Shore but Norco is an awesome company and the Shore looks sweet.I have a Norco Charger(04 hardtail)and its great.Norco has great quality and service.

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    A few friends of mine are on Norco Shores and are very happy with them. Page Islander and AlanB over in Passion. Both are riding them.

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