Norco Six Three All Mountain Full Suspension

4.42/5 (12 Reviews)


Product Description

Marzocchi 55 R fork, with 160mm travel, rebound adjust, and air PL - Fox Van R Rear shock with factory tuned ProPedal and rebound adjust - KT hubs with Alex TD-24 rims and white powder coated spokes - FSA Alpha Drive cranks with bash guard and external bearings - Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes with 7 and 8” rotors.


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Downhill junkie55 a Racer from Washington

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2009

Strengths:    Takes a beating, pretty light, climbs fairly easy when you need it to, but decends fast and smooth

Weaknesses:    brakes (hayes sole) kept foulin master cylinders (4 in a week and a half)

Bottom Line:   
Its a great all around bike, does a lil bit of everything, but if u wanna go extreme to one side like i did with downhill, ur gonna have to make some changes. same goes with if u wanna ride it cross country. your gonna need some lighter components

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Favorite Trail:   Silver mountain

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   WHEEL SPORT EAST

Similar Products Used:   none really

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi 888, juicy 3's, funn direct mount stem, gravity light bars, new rims, maxxis minnion tires, Fox Van R shock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by gazza77 a Weekend Warrior from Wales

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2009

Strengths:    tough bike, great plugn play.

Weaknesses:    cranks could be better spec., slightly heavy , stem to long

Bottom Line:   
great bike, but a bit heavy, Its super stable in the air , i have put a shorter stem on it to get better downhill out of it. Buy it great bike, but you may need to upgrade the cranks after 6 months as they are a crap design, and become loose. SLX is cheap,light,strong (hollowtech). Maybe the bikeshop will throw some in for you.......

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Favorite Trail:   Mountain Ash

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Don Skene

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Fox 36 Van R, Fox R shock, Mavic EX 721,Saint brakes, saint front hub, SLx cranks and rear hub,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dc a Weekend Warrior from BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2008

Strengths:    Very strong and very smooth. Typical Norco value with decent parts for the money.

Weaknesses:    Hayes Sole brakes. Very weak and inconsistent performance during rides. Often felt like the brake pads were worn out when they had plenty material left.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the 2007 Six Three. Mine had a different parts spec than listed above with a Marz AM3 Fork and the barely passable Hayes Sole brakes. I highly recommend this bike for anyone who needs an all around bike but focuses on aggressive all mountain or light freeride. It can be driven uphill but in a slower manner than my Fluid 1, for instance. It's hefty at 35lbs, but it works well going down hill, over jumps and on flowy trails. The AM 3 fork is simplistic but seems to work well. As I mentioned above, I changed to the Avid Juicy 7's with an 8" rotor up front and a 7" in the back and I'm very happy with the change thus far. Overall, the bike is very forgiving to mistakes and bad lines and is well worth the money. I have owned several Norco's and will continue to.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Northern Hardware

Similar Products Used:   Norco Fluid 2 (2003), Norco Fluid 1 (2007).

Bike Setup:   Avid Juicy 7's (much better), DMR Headstock stem and V12 pedals, and ODI Ruffians.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dan a Weekend Warrior from Coquitlam

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2008

Strengths:    It's a very light bike maybe too light for downhill. Nice suspension. Good linkage system. I love the looks of the bike. It's one of the few bikes that has a top tube height thats low enough for shorter bikers.

Weaknesses:    I don't care for the brakes.(Hayes Sole Disc). They sometimes vibrate and the pads wear out quickly. I wore out a set during one day at Whistler.

Bottom Line:   
It'great looking bike and is very comfortable to ride. I feel more sure footed on the Norco shore than on the six maybe because of the weight diference or maybe the width of the tires, I'm not sure but for what I do(cruising down the blue runs at whistler), the six is fine. Still, the two things I will upgrade on this bike is the brakes(upgrade to avid Juicy 3 with 8" rotors) and eventually new Forks. The all mountain 3's are OK but are a little noisy.

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Favorite Trail:   anything on burnaby mountain or whistler

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1399.00

Purchased At:   cap's bikes langley

Similar Products Used:   Norco Shore

Bike Setup:   Totally Stock: Hayes Sole, Van R, All mountain 3 forks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andrew clark a Weekend Warrior from durham,united kingdom

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2008

Strengths:    great fun super confident makes you want to go bigger faster higher super tough and great spec looks the biz.The spec for £999 is spot on you can ride all day with a bit effert up hills but blast down them.4ft is the biggest drop i've done but it was like dropping a curb the 6inch travel took it easy.

Weaknesses:    the paint chips with no effert and the black finnish on the crank arms has rubbed off.

Bottom Line:   
great bike for your first big hitter can't wait to try at glentress in the summer.the best bike i've rode,just need to start up grading some of the parts but its been fine as it is

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Favorite Trail:   hamsterly forest

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   leisure lakes bikes

Bike Setup:   standard

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by brian a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2007

Strengths:    sweet biek to jump and drop. its light adn easy to throw around the trails

Weaknesses:    the front suspenstion has to be changed to somehting more durable and easy to adjust . mien keeps bottoming out when i it a 2 foot drop. and i am only 135 pounds. oh and u shoudl consider putting thicker ube in the tires cause they pop easily. and why arent the brake lines under waranty. i popped a hole in my brake lines.

Bottom Line:   
thsi bike is nice u just need soem small upgrades on it or just dotn ride it hard.

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Favorite Trail:   dont care

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   1559

Bike Setup:   stock except for back rims and no back brakes any more.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Martin Duchesneau a Weekend Warrior from Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2007

Strengths:    Very strong frame, amazing how this thing holds up anyhting thrown at it. Also, it's the same (more or less) geometry used by bigger frames from norco, gotta be good. The fork and rear shock really rock as far as All Mountain is concerned. This bike is definitely worth the money. The components are ok, keep in mind it's an entry level bike to the All mountain/Light freeride.

Weaknesses:    It is sad that the paint chips off so easily. Rocks flying from the wheels are likely to poke a hole in the paint. Pivot screws/bolts have a tendency to get loose. I have to check mine regularly to make sure the bike can be ridden safely. But hey that's really nothing much, a bike must be inspected thoroughly before each use. Besides, when I'll be TOO pissed off, I'll put locktite on them and it should be fixed

Bottom Line:   
I've shopped around for a year before deciding which bike would suit my needs best, and get the best bike for my money. I don't know about how other bikes feel, but this one is awesome. Probably other geometries/frame design work fine too, but if you put that aside and compare only the specs, this is THE best value for your money, at least in Canada...

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Favorite Trail:   Anything with lots of air and hang time

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Lapointe bicycle et sports

Similar Products Used:   Rocky Mountain Switch 2.0

Bike Setup:   Stock setup, would like to put a Marzo 66 or similar on it cause really that's all that's missing

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by erik a Downhiller from thunder bay ontario canada

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2007

Strengths:    Great bike very strong frame but for DH and FR some parts need to be stronger. but all around great small Fr bike and XC

Weaknesses:    Rims,bars,stem,needs A chain guide, rims taco easy and the fork is super great when setup right

Bottom Line:   
great bike u have to test ride itt then ulldie because they have put together a great bike

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Favorite Trail:   the jump

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   fresh air

Similar Products Used:   dunno

Bike Setup:   rino light front rim

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jamie a Weekend Warrior from Belleville, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2007

Strengths:    everything but the rims, they are a little weak, but I'm a pretty big guy (6', 197 lbs) and I mainly do shuttle runs and resorts. Everything else has held up great. Never bottomed on either end even with the Drop Off IV's, brakes are flawless, shifting is still good even though I have mashed the derailer a bit. Super solid frame, can pedal uphill as well as down. Scoper seat post is a great idea. The Kenda Nevegals are super sticky and grab onto just about anything, had a couple problems with the narrower Black Eye rims and pinch flats.

Weaknesses:    none that I can find

Bottom Line:   
If you want a solid bike for a great price the Six series is the way to go. Built and spec'd strong enough to freeride but also light enough to trail ride. I have done an adventure race with it and it worked great, but there is almost no way a freerider can beat spandex in a race that goes up and down hill. End of story, best bike I've ever ridden, it fits my style of riding exactly.

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Favorite Trail:   the ones that point downhill

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Doug's Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Norco Atomik w/Jr. T's, '98 Specialized FSR Comp.

Bike Setup:   Anodized red Alex Supra D rims, Manitou Nixon Platinum, DHX 3.0 coil over shock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Troy Bacon a Weekend Warrior from Nanaimo

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2006

Strengths:    It will take a beating! Trust me, from what I have done and where I have been, and the level I currently am at, this bike is THE bike to have.

Weaknesses:    I found the brake levers are a bit weak... and Kendra tires might be sticky, but I have been through 3 flats, and some of the punctures have been pretty weak (blackberry bushes? Come on!) Chain comes off regularly, drives me nuts!


Bottom Line:   
For what I paid, and what it does for me, absolutely worth the money. Kona wanted $300.00 more for virtually a better chain, and a place to stick my water bottle. Huh?

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Favorite Trail:   cbc

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   pacific rim cycles

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale (weak!) and Harro

Bike Setup:   Pretty much stock, but plans to improve brake levers and upgrade tires...maybe rear derailer.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dexter Robson a Weekend Warrior from Ganges,British Columbia,Canada

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2006

Strengths:    the frame is great and beafy enough for freeride but you can get to the top first!!! its a great bike

Weaknesses:    the back shock is a bit small and bottoms out and i'm only 115 lbs so that might be a concern the front fork is a tad to cheap for me

Bottom Line:   
this is the best bike for the price and it weights nothing so buy it quickly or wait half a year and buy next years model so you have the newest bike for the longest possible i sort of missed out on that

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Favorite Trail:   chanel ridge

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Experience Cycling Duncan

Similar Products Used:   norco six 2, vps a-line

Bike Setup:   hayes sole discs, fox vanilla, marzocchi drop off 4, kenda nevegal tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Phil a Downhiller from Belrose, New South Wales, Australia

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2006

Strengths:    Reaaly good frame. Love the componets

Weaknesses:    better forks. Stronger rims

Bottom Line:   
A pretty great all-round bike. Will handle almost any sort of trail. But over all just a great bike. The weight of the frame desirves a mention(its soooo light)

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Favorite Trail:   Lizard Rock

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Similar Products Used:   Norco, Shore


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