Norco 2001 Bigfoot Hardtail Bike

4.47/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $469.00


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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dominik Kubicki a Weekend Warrior from Mississauga

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2003

Strengths:    Very good bike, nice light strong frame, needs upgrading, good for freeriding

Weaknesses:    shocks need upgrading, handlebars + stem need upgrading, crankset sucks, rims + wheels need upgrading

Bottom Line:   
Great all around bike and excellent bike to "build on" and upgrade. Perfect for beginners and experienced riders, cause you just upgrade when you demand more! Perfect for freestyling, city riding, downhill mountain etc. Great deal! Im giving MY bike 5 Flami' Chilis cause it kicks ass.

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Favorite Trail:   Kelso, Tobermory PP

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $620.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   2003 Hardrock, 2003 Hardrock Comp, Trek 4900

Bike Setup:   Bomber Suspension (upgraded), Alivio crankset, new stem + handlebars, new wheels + rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tyler Cerson a Downhiller from orangeville on

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2003

Strengths:    Frame has taken everything ive given it, (8 feet a couple times)

Weaknesses:    all the components were poor, ive replaced everyhting except the back brake caliper

Bottom Line:   
good frame, poor components, frame lasts and lasts and lasts


I LOVE MY BIKE

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Favorite Trail:   DH trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Epic Ride

Bike Setup:   02 DJ2, front hayes hydraulic, mavic rims, lopes bling bling dual tires, monkeylite bar, raceface stem, intense lock on grips, axiom seatpost, hussefelt DH crankset, easton cully pedals, chris king headset, tioga DH seat,XTR deruailler, LX front

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Fahad Atkins from Calgary

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2002

Strengths:    good weight,awesome for a starters bike,good componenets,upgradble

Weaknesses:    cranks,pedals,fork,needs a tension or chain will come of all the time.

Bottom Line:   
Cranks sett is very weak if you like drops,but it would be awesome at cross country. You basically need to upgrade if you free ride or else it suck d!ck.The fork is Ok but it would be better with dirt jumpers on them and diccs too.ow ya i have a bash guard on it and it save my ass alot of times.

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Favorite Trail:   BED FRAME

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   BOW CYCLE

Similar Products Used:   ummm

Bike Setup:   all stock except crank sett.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by adam a Downhiller from winnipeg

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2002

Strengths:    frame, deore parts....

Weaknesses:    rims, tires, stem bars, crank really suks broje it in three days

Bottom Line:   
this bike is tough as sh#t but norco needs to put some better parts on it no generic crap and the fork is way under travveled but a wicked bike for the money

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $449.00

Purchased At:   spartan sports

Similar Products Used:   norco charger, other norco stuff

Bike Setup:   titec stem bar shimano crank tires new and everything else stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by warthog a Weekend Warrior from georgetown ontario

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2002

Strengths:    frame and fork

Weaknesses:    the original crankset, the wheelset is easy to knock out of true

Bottom Line:   
buy the bike, its worth the money
the bike has also suvived the worst stair gap in the area so i will continue to use it with confidence

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Favorite Trail:   any hardwood hills trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   spokes and slopes, milton

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   same as when i bought it except i added a bash guard

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Sydney/NSW/Australia

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2002

Strengths:    Strong frame, good forks, rear derailleur

Weaknesses:    weak cranks (snapped them), weak stem and bars

Bottom Line:   
For a great alround bike for a cheap price this is the bike for that. A couple of things need to be changed such as the cranks and stem and bars but other wise is a good bike. The frame is very strong I did a two meter drop and the frame is still fine.
Since I bought it i haven't had any problems with it, i got a new set of cranks under warrenty.
If you are a free rider or cross country rider and on a bugget this is the bike for you. You shouldn't have to spend much money fixing it. I have only spent money upgrading, not fixing.

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Favorite Trail:   Treeroot

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Fulchers Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Norco Charger, Specialized Rockhopper A1

Bike Setup:   derailleur LX, Allivio, Mazzorchi Z2 2001, Kenda Kinetic tyres, Avid arch rival 5.0 V brakes, deore cranks, race face prodigy stem, titec hellbent bar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vazza Sarup from Horsham,Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2001

Strengths:    Marzocchi Bombers, Rear changer, Frame fairly strong, Pedals, Excellent crank and good shimano V-brakes

Weaknesses:    Stem and Headset are piss weak

Bottom Line:   
Bike excellent for price, best fork brand on market (better then rock shox forks easily), Good strong frame, needs some minor adjusments to cranks etc. The specs on this bike are generally of a high standard and need few upgrades but be worrried about the stem and Front Hub. The perfect all rounder bike for the guy who likes a bit of everything.

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Favorite Trail:   Out near Private property or Mars

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $470.00

Purchased At:   Horsham cycles

Similar Products Used:   Norco Torrent and VPS-Team DH

Bike Setup:   Titec knucklehead stem and FSA Orvisit Headset

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mathieu a Cross Country Rider from Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2001

Strengths:    Fork, Derailleurs, Frame

Weaknesses:    Seat, cranks.

Bottom Line:   
This is a really good bike for the price it costs. The Marzocchi fork is really good and doesnt bottom out. The derailleurs are awesome for a bike in this price range and the frame can hold up to anything. The only downside i've seen is the seat which had to be replaced after the first heavy duty ride after it broke off the rails. I've also been told that the cranks are not that good and will probably need to be replaced soon. It's a bike for someone who wants to get serious about x-country riding. For the money, it's the best bike available.

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Favorite Trail:   Kanata Lakes

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $869.00

Purchased At:   Kunstadt Sports

Similar Products Used:   First major bike.

Bike Setup:   Stock except new seat.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by squirt a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2001

Strengths:    marazoochi forks, handling, strenth, price

Weaknesses:    zip

Bottom Line:   
this is a really good bike. people should get it. it is awsome for drops, jumps and racing. overall it it the bomb.

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Favorite Trail:   doumount

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $799.00

Similar Products Used:   norco sasquach


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Allan from Halifax Canada

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2001

Strengths:    price . fork

Weaknesses:    derailer hanger broke after 2 days, cost 20 bucks to fix

Bottom Line:   
good solid bike for cross country but not made for dropp offs

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Favorite Trail:   anything Downhill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Sportswheels

Bike Setup:   same stuff it came with

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle a Cross Country Rider from Campbellville,Ont., Canada

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2001

Strengths:    Z.2 Super Fly Fork, Price.

Weaknesses:    Chain Ring.

Bottom Line:   
Solid Bike except for chain rings.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Spokes'N'Slopes

Similar Products Used:   Super Cycle Super-Duper-Wacko-Dacko-Fury-Tandrum

Bike Setup:   Deore rear deraileur,Acrrera (or something like that)front deraileur) 2001 z.2 marzocchi fork. Rear Fender (All stock 'cept rear fender

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Darcy Chambers a Cross Country Rider from Slave Lake ,AB

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2001

Strengths:    bomber z2 superfly

Weaknesses:    cranks and handle bars

Bottom Line:   
This bke is the sweet the best $1000 i fave spent.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Sports First

Similar Products Used:   norco charger

Bike Setup:   bomber z2 superfly, race face turbine lp cranks,race face
air alloy riser bar, pancer fire xc pro tires, race face good'n evil grips.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rick Friedel a Weekend Warrior from Whistler, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2001

Strengths:    Forks excellent for price range, good frame and comfortable ride. Takes a beating pretty good.

Weaknesses:    Bike feels a little rough on extreme trails. Had to make a few adjustments to cranks and deraillers

Bottom Line:   
Good solid bike for someone who just wants to go out and have fun on just about any trail. Not for the extreme rider.

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler Mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   John Henry's Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Brodie Brat, Trek 4900

Bike Setup:   Deore shifters and deraillers, Bomber fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott Corrin a Weekend Warrior from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2001

Strengths:    Fork 2001 bomber z.2, frame, peddles, and cranks

Weaknesses:    brakes, there not stiff enough

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for people that are just starting out in mountain bike world. this bike should last a while. this bike can really take a good beating.

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Favorite Trail:   anything thats fun

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Main Cycle

Similar Products Used:   norco 2001 sasquatch


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Justin a Weekend Warrior from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2001

Strengths:    Fork, pedals, price.

Weaknesses:    Rims are ok, but might not be able to stand lots of abuse.
One of the cranks got broken quickly.


Bottom Line:   
This bike is great for any newcomer to mtb. The components are quite good for the price. The 1999 z.2 superfly's are ok (80mm), but if your into more of the drops and urban riding, if you have the cash, then go with a higher model.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $425.00

Purchased At:   Eurotech Cycle

Similar Products Used:   2001 norco sasquatch


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