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    2011 Norco Truax Team(red FR bike) or 2011 Trek Session 8 (DH bike)

    Hi guys and gals.
    I need your help deciding which bike.
    Norco is FR bike and Trek is FR/DH bike.
    I am just getting into FR/DH.
    I have a body who work at the bike shop and can get me a good deal on both bike. ASAP .
    I will buy one of these bike this weekend.

    Thanks for those who give me advice.
    Happy FR/DH
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    Red is faster and the Norco has more stickers which means you will jump higher. Get it.

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    buy both. ride both. decide which one you like. sell one.

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    Lol I can only buy one. If I can buy both, I would not be here in first place.
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    Buy the one you've ridden the most and feel the most comfortable on.

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    "Norco has more stickers." ? What does this mean?

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    Stickers make you faster. I learned it from a guy who drives a Honda.

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    steps to deciding which bike to buy (end of all inferior deciding and opinion driven techniques)

    1. write down individual names of bikes on small sheets of paper
    2. fold sheets of paper
    3. drop sheets of paper in a hat (required)
    4. shake hat effectively shuffling sheets of paper
    5. pull one sheet of paper out from the hat
    6. open and read

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    If you lived where I live, and ride the trails I ride, I would say get the Norco. If you lived in an area and ride in an area that is more DH oriented, get the Trek. Two totally different bikes that excel on different types of terrain.

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    What is stickers?

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    go with norco

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    I sure hope you have a good helmet.

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    Proper english usually helps first, but you should buy some Redbull and def buy the bike with more stickers ! Make sure it has a TLD and GoPro sticker on it.

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    It would help a lot to describe what kind of riding you plan to do or at least what kind of trails are around where you plan to ride. Shouldn't your buddy from the shop be able to give you some good advice? I'd prob take that advice over us random people on the internet.

    I've heard great stuff about the Norco Truax. If you plan to pedal a bit occasionally or have more smooth trails with jumps in your area then it's the better choice. If you have more steep, rough, rocky terrain with no pedaling required then the Trek Session might be a better choice. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genemk View Post
    It would help a lot to describe what kind of riding you plan to do or at least what kind of trails are around where you plan to ride.
    Good Lord man that's almost akin to the fabled search button!

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    Genemk, Northwest....Oregon, Wa, BC Canada.
    Also in my first help post, I put one too many 8 on the Trek bike.
    Choice should be 2011 Trek session 8 (FR/DH) or 2011 Norco Team (FR).
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks.

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    If you're riding FR then get the FR else if FR/DH then get the FR/DH.

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    Cool, I live in Portland, OR and ride Whistler every summer too so sounds similar. Guess it boils down to what's more important for ya.

    Do you plan to pedal uphill much (Blackrock, Sandy Ridge, etc.)? I'd base the choice on that. If the answer is yes then the Norco Truax will do you much better since the Session can't really be pedaled uphill in a reasonable fashion and you'll be stuck walking unless you have legs of steel. If not, then I'd say a DH bike (Session 8) will be more capable when you wanna ride some rougher trails like Raven's or Thrillium or for trips to Whistler.

    As an example, I started on a 7" freeride bike (Norco Shore) and eventually bought a DH bike. Now I only ride my DH bike although I may get a 6" bike down the line.

    Disclosure: I hate pedaling.

    Hope this helps.

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    Norco is a very popular bike at my local bike park. I saw quite a number of Truax's on the trails this summer. I love how Norco riders greet each other by saying "Nooorrrccoooo!" No other riders greet each other that way ... cracks me up.

    I have a Transition and no one calls out Transition lol
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    Transsssiiiiiiiiiitionnnnn---
    What region you at?
    My Trekshop guys laugh at Norco bikes. : (
    I am leaning toward the Truax Norco. : )

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    Genemk, thank you for your infomative reply. : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Addict2FR View Post
    Transsssiiiiiiiiiitionnnnn---
    What region you at?
    My Trekshop guys laugh at Norco bikes. : (
    I am leaning toward the Truax Norco. : )

    I'm located in southern Ontarioooooooo
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Norco is a very popular bike at my local bike park. I saw quite a number of Truax's on the trails this summer. I love how Norco riders greet each other by saying "Nooorrrccoooo!" No other riders greet each other that way ... cracks me up.

    I have a Transition and no one calls out Transition lol
    haha. norco riders do that too me when im on my norco. norco riders are usually very cheerful and love their bikes so they yell it out. transition riders are usually such hard riders that they dont even notice you. norco has a certain design too that it pops out to other norco riders. i can spot a norco almost everytime i see one. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudnglory View Post
    haha. norco riders do that too me when im on my norco. norco riders are usually very cheerful and love their bikes so they yell it out. transition riders are usually such hard riders that they dont even notice you. norco has a certain design too that it pops out to other norco riders. i can spot a norco almost everytime i see one. lol
    It's funny, I just purchased a Norco DJ frame. The colour combo and design really pop! It's going to be a fun bike

    I'll post it up once I get it built up. (fork just arrived this week)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    It's funny, I just purchased a Norco DJ frame. The colour combo and design really pop! It's going to be a fun bike

    I'll post it up once I get it built up. (fork just arrived this week)
    Cool. U have come to the dark side >. It must have been the cookies. Lol cant wait to see it if ur on pinkbike try nd find mebi have a norco wolverine wjth a nixon up front. My account name is SherryNJesse

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