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    Norco Bigfoot 6.1 - Any feedback?

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for my first Fat Bike and actually there are some good deals in my area(Quebec, Canada) for the Norco Bigfoot 6.1 at about 1600 CAD. I can get a Farley 5 at about the same price.

    People here seems to love the Farley 5 but can't find many reviews about the Bigfoot and when I look at the specs, Norco seems to have better fork / brakes and is Bluto compatible (Suspension Corrected Fork).
    Farley 5
    Bigfoot 6.1

    I have another option from a local company: Spherik SF-4 or SF-6
    Spherik SF-4
    Spherik SF-6

    Thanks for help!

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    I've got the 2016 norco sasquatch with the bluto not the same as the bigfoot but man it's a hoot to ride,going on 6 weeks now and i haven't even thought about riding my other bike.
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    They all have issues, but trek is your best bet, just due to rear through axle and adjustable dropouts. That's the nicest frame by a mile, and you can (and will) upgrade components later.

    The biggest issue is the qr rear on the others and that all have 135mm front. Doesn't matter if the frame is bluto supported when you need a new hub/wheel to use bluto.

    Out of those options go for trek if you want something to build on.

    If you do only want one complete bike and will never swap anything (and you don't need support for the biggest tires), get the Bigfoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy81 View Post
    The biggest issue is the qr rear on the others and that all have 135mm front. Doesn't matter if the frame is bluto supported when you need a new hub/wheel to use bluto.
    Ok good points, but if I want to update the Trek I'll also have to change the hub/wheel right?

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    Already saw those threads. All posts about 2016 Bigfoot are a 1 year old.... what I want is feedback from actual owners.

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    I had a 2015 Bigfoot 6.3 as my first fat bike, sold it and was set to buy a 2016 Bigfoot or Sasquatch, but ended up going a different route. I regret going with a frame with QR and not through axles and 135mm front end. Just like the Bigfoot, head tube is tapered, but I still cant drop in a Bluto unless I change the hub or new front wheel. I think every mtb and especially fat bike should have through axles front and back.

    I did like my Bigfoot a lot. Geo changed between 2015 and 2016.
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    2016 Norco Sasquatch 6.1
    2010 Giant STP SS

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    And I would like to know if the Tires on the Farley 5 are good and better/worse than Bigfoot ones?

    Bigfoot: Schwalbe Jumbo Jim Evo 26x4.0 Folding
    Farley 5: Bontrager Barbegazi Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, 120tpi, aramid bead, 26x4.7"

    Found a Farley 5 (20% off) for my size in a local store, just want to make the good decision

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    The Barbegazi's are fantastic tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit21 View Post
    The Barbegazi's are fantastic tires.
    Another point for the Farley .. I prefer the look of the Norco but the Farley seems to be a better choice (about 80$ more, 1680$ vs 1600$ for the Norco)

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