Norco 2001 VPS-2 Full Suspension Bike

5/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $2799.00


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tony devito a Downhiller from anmore B.C canada

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2007

Strengths:    the frame is strong as hell it look sweet and its one of the lightest downhill bikes i know and over all its a grate bike

Weaknesses:    with the holo frame it crekes a lot

Bottom Line:   
it a grate bike

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Favorite Trail:   the star trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   spotrs junkys

Bike Setup:   01vps 2 03monsterT 2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe a Weekend Warrior from Lethbridge,Alberta,Canada

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2006

Strengths:    I only have the vps2 frame and its a 2000 soo . . . Anyway the frame is super strong looks almost unbreakable and has stood up to whatever i have thrown at it.

Weaknesses:    frame looks a bit different but that doesn't matter much unless your a priss who likes something to look god

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for whatever you wanna do i've been getting 5-6 ft of air out of it and hasn't bottomed out yet. I understand it was first a shore bike but mine has components to make it look like a downhill and feel like a downhill. haven't had a chance to take it downhilling yet but hopefully soon. Bottom line:great bike when upgraded even better so if you find one at a good price buy, buy now. Though thee is one minor thing Cross countriers stay away

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Favorite Trail:   anything going down

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Secondhand

Similar Products Used:   none first dual suspension

Bike Setup:   2000 Norco Vps2 frame, 2001 Jr T's Fox vanilla 2004 rear shock raceface prodigy downhill cranks axiom handlebars Hayes Champaign hydraulic disc brakes sunrim rhino lites and maxxis mofo tyres

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mangk rut eater a Downhiller from manila, philippines

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2002

Strengths:    i borrowed this bike from turbo turban who happens to have a review below mine. took it for a 10-12 ft jump to a slight tranny without him knowing. the bike felt great, very plush. REALLY STRONG FRAME!

Weaknesses:    the only weakness of this bike is the RIDER.

Bottom Line:   
this is a great frame. freeride all u want with it. goddamn heavy but cmon, i aint got no shaved legs. buy this bike if u have hairy legs like us.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   hardtails

Bike Setup:   same as turbo turban's below.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by turbo turban a Downhiller from Manila, Philippines

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2002

Strengths:    super solid bike! takes 4-5 footers with ease! monocoque frame has a nice resonating sound! bottom bracket clearance is perfect in tight, technical chutes filled with rocks, roots and ruts! handles urban riding pretty well too! stairs, gaps, drops and pesky pedestrians are minor problems!

Weaknesses:    none! NORCO DOES NOT KNOW WHAT WEAKNESS MEANS!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
this bike is amazing! tough and versatile! its a great trail bike and urban assaulter! if you find one cheap and in good shape....BUY IT!!! MY NEXT BIKE WILL BE A NORCO TEAM DH! NORCO KICKS A**!!! if you are a freeride who doesnt mind a little extra weight in exchange of outstanding performance, then buy a VPS2! if you're a cross country rider...forget it!!!

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Favorite Trail:   peak 3, papi trail, urban trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   used, from a friend

Similar Products Used:   rode hardtail before! tried a super 8, bullit, intense m1, ellsworth dare

Bike Setup:   DNM USD 180(i want a monster T!!!), rock shox deluxe, sram drivetrain, bontrager crank, AC chain guide, azonic butcher rims, maxxis tires and tubes, deore hydaulic brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by akex lee from coquitlam, bc

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2002

Strengths:    just got the frame used and it rocks. it takes anything and everything while delivering a smooth ride. i cant say enough about this thing it just rocks.

Weaknesses:    ha!

Bottom Line:   
if u were like me and though oh i can do everything on my hardtail that a fully can. well u pretty much can except the vps makes u go faster further and just plain out bigger. go buy a vps they rule.

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Favorite Trail:   anything with drops, gaps and jumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   nsmb.com

Similar Products Used:   used to ride hardtail.

Bike Setup:   oo' vps 2 frame w/ vanilla rc. 01' super t's race face shpres 8" hayes up front xt v in back f & r d.wides mobster 2.7's oh yea!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roger Audziss (Im backkkk!) a Downhiller from Carleton, Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2002

Strengths:    everything!! I have decided to review it after changing most parts again, and the bike still rules! The paint job, the thick frame, the strength...still holding up!

Weaknesses:    like I mentioned before, broke the stem, but its no fault of the bike

Bottom Line:   
this bike rules, simple as that! had a Foes F1 Wet One, but the crown idea sucked...had to get rid of it because the lower crown hit the down-tube. The Super tracks nicely and is there when you need strength and plushness. The brakes rule over anything else, because they stop you when they are wet even!! THe MODO rims didnt even dent when I landed a 10-footer on concrete with a flat...the tires track anything and everything...so well that they even pull me up on ruts and berms...frame will not flex, fox shock is smooth, and race face does not know the meaning of FLEX!! buy the bike even if its old and scratched, cause you will not break it!! if you upgrade it like me, it will be even better!

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   extreme bike shop

Similar Products Used:   VPS Team DH, VPS4, Foes DHS tube

Bike Setup:   VPS2 with super T(dirt jumper stickers are nice), Axiom chain guide, Hayes purple discs, all XT components, MODO wheel stes(awesome), Maxxis highrollers, Easton bars, and Race face turbine cranks with vuelta 42t chain ring.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jay a Downhiller from Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2002

Strengths:    Strong, well built, plush, stiff, looks dope, everything about this bike is a strength.

Weaknesses:    There are none, really, NONE

Bottom Line:   
This bike was born and bred in the north shore and will laugh at the hardest of trails, no drop is too big, anything is possible when this bike is set up right. If you can get a hold of one, do it, you wont regret it. Norco rules!

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Favorite Trail:   AFP

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Similar Products Used:   balfa bb7, santa cruz bullit

Bike Setup:   00 vps 2 frame with vps 1 link plates and a 2 inch stroke fox vanilla rc shock, manitou x-vert carbon forks, 8 inch hayes, doublewides on hayes hubs, arrow racing prime wides, azonic 454 cranks, mrp worldcup 2 chainguide with raceface ring, funn souljam viper pedals, azonic shorty stem and pdw bars, xtr shifting, azonic love seat......blah blah blah

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by No ones Buisness a Weekend Warrior from Burlington,Ont Canada

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2001

Strengths:    Canadian, Norco, Components, everything!!!!!Ž

Weaknesses:    Wwwwweeeeeaaaaakkkkknnnnnneeeeesssssssssssseeeessssss??? This bike doesn't know the meaning of the word

Bottom Line:   
This bike is the $hit, takes the jumps/drops/rocks/beatings/poundings wellll anything I throw at it. My first good bike and I think i will stick with the norco bikes becasue they r better then all of the other companies and don't cost as much (cough **Kona**)

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Favorite Trail:   Broken Spokes DH Course

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Spokes N Slopes

Similar Products Used:   N/A First good bike

Bike Setup:   VPS 2 frame w/ Race face splined BB (North Shore), Shimano XT all around even disc brakes and Marzocchi Super T

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roger Audziss a Weekend Warrior from Carleton, Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2001

Strengths:    VERY STIFF! Excellent parts selection, awesome, plush front and rear travel, thanks to the z1 fork, and fox shock. grippy tires, bulletproof wheels, and the best brakes money can buy!!! I didnt have to upgrade anything, because the bike gave me everything I wanted in a bike!!!

Weaknesses:    the bike is almost perfect, but...I already busted the stem, and the bushings in the rear shock are already worn, making an annoying creak noise every time it moves, and a clunk sound everytime I take a jump, or land a drop-off. Bearings all out would be MUCH better.

Bottom Line:   
The bike is awesome, and keeps its trail on all sorts of terrain. Just for all those weight conscious people...NOT FOR CROSS COUNTRY, so dont judge it on its weight of 30 pounds (still not bad for a DH bike). When you pedal, the rear suspension bobs unlike anything else...if you ride on flat, or uphill surfaces a lot, the bike is not for you! The brakes are the best I ever tried! Better than Grimecahs, or shimanos. The only problem is that they honk a lot under any kind of pressure! The Rokko tires are grippy, but sent me over the bars from going in puddles a foor deep with sloshy, thick mud at the bottom. But basically, the bike is highly recommended for DH, freeriding, or North Shore riding. Its a great bike!

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere downhill!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Extreme Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   2001 Norco VPS Team DH, 2000 Norco VPS 4, Foes F1 DH

Bike Setup:   2000 Norco VPS-2, with Marzocchi Bomber z1 QR20, Hayes Hydraulic Discs, Fox Vanilla R shock, THE fender, Shimano XT all around, Race Face Turbine LP cranks, Easton EA50 bar...basically, the bike remained the same.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ek a Downhiller from Madison,WI

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2001

Strengths:    Canadian made so you know its good.Very stiff yet very plush rear suspension.Takes drops with ease yet can climp also.

Weaknesses:    Saddle seems high even when seat is lowered all the way.Also only 5 inches of rear travel but thats getting fixed with VPS 1 link plates & longer stroke Fox shock.

Bottom Line:   
I also wanted a Norco VPS series bike & I am glad I bought one.This bike makes you feel like Superman at times.Also the black with red Canadian maple leaf graffics rule.If you can find one buy it.

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Favorite Trail:   Quarry Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   None really because everything else I have tried sucks compared to this.

Bike Setup:   00 VPS 2,White Brothers DH2,Sun DW,Intense WC 2.5s,Raceface NorthShore cranks,Blackspire chainguide

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