Norco Judan Belt 29er Hardtail

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1851.00

Product Description

  • Frame: Reynolds 525 Chromoly frame
  • Stem: 3D forged stem black 7degree drop
  • Cassette: Gates Carbon Drive Sprocket - 28T
  • Chain: Gates Carbon Drive Betlt - 118T

Norco Judan Belt 29er Hardtail Pro Review

At first glance the Judan is one sexy looking bike. At least to me. I know bikes aren’t all about looks, but this one still shines above many others in terms of color choice, sticker design, component coloring, and frame angles. I don’t know about you, but I see a bike this nice and I just want to keep in on my wall as a piece of art. But to delve deeper into the design and components, one can tell Norco designed and made this bike to appeal to the aggressive 29er rider. Continue reading →

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by singlebutnospeeder

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2012

Strengths:    Geometry, Parts spec, Looks, Weight, Low speed manouverabilty.

Weaknesses:    Some parts (seat, wheels) are not my personal preference. Overall a sexy bike though.

Bottom Line:   
Having only bought privately this bike 4 days ago, I have mixed feelings (not the fault of the bike or brand) but with the previous owner. The belt snapped on the first ride, (now converted to a chain) the break in the frame had a stripped bolt, the wheel alignment made the belt come off. So after going over the bike to make sure nothing else can go wrong, I had my first ride. I have to say this bike is nimble in the twisty stuff and can climb very well, pinches were a joy to power through and getting good posture for climbing was easy and not energy sapping, just the bike for long comfortable days out (planning on an 8 hour early next year). Being a big guy (6'1" 220 pounds) I found it racey in the geometry but still with a nice wide bar, 80mm stem and wide grips for my big hands. I look forward to getting more miles into it and sort out bar height and shock pressure. I would love to see what some lighter hoops can do to this bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SS wanabe a Cross Country Rider from Redding CA

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2010

Strengths:    Price Looks and Simplicity

Weaknesses:    It's a SS... if your weak it hurts

Bottom Line:   
I train for a local race using SS bikes. This bike replaces my old 26er. The belt drive is silent and strong. I have re adjusted it twice since new. The bike climbs great with the stock gearing. I won't change the gearing. I may have a custom SS rear wheel built in the future.

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Favorite Trail:   The Couch

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   ESP Redding, CA.

Similar Products Used:   SS chain drive 26er

Bike Setup:   Changed out stock stem for Thompson 100mm 0 degree, stock bars changed for carbon monkey lite 31.8 low rise and changed tires for GEAX 29er folding bead.

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