Norco 2001 Sasquatch Hardtail Bike

4.35/5 (40 Reviews)
MSRP : $899.00

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tyler V a Downhiller from Edmonton

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2003

Strengths:    frame,fork,handlebars,rims,front brake,hubs

Weaknesses:    shifters(half pipe) suck hardcore, after u switch those out ur good, also come with weak tires (Kenda kinetics)

Bottom Line:   
great bike for what ever you wanna do after a few minor changes

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Favorite Trail:   m\

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   p.3

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig a Weekend Warrior from Prince Rupert B.C

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2002

Strengths:    the fork has held up nicely, and the frame has a nice feel to it. The Truvativs own and u cant do much better than a splined b/b

Weaknesses:    The rims arent great and the seat bends real easy, Mechanical disc brakes arent the best thing but they stop me so im not complaining, the bars arent wide enough(for me anyway)

Bottom Line:   
This bike needs a few upgrades but after that its worth it

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Favorite Trail:   Red light district trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1199.00

Purchased At:   Farwest sport and cycle

Similar Products Used:   Kona Roast, Norco Rampage, Kona stuff

Bike Setup:   HAyes 8" front disc brake and 6"in the rear. Sun singlewide rear rim, Singletrack front rim,AMoeba DH bars,Koski DH saddle,MAxxis highroller tyres f/r (the rest is stock)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by brian from surrey

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2002

Strengths:    frame was good, forks dont come any better disks are nice rims have held up good

Weaknesses:    rear hub comes loss off and on seat waa sup graded

Bottom Line:   
a totaly awsome bike a great deal at 800 canuck dollars with minimal problems great for learnin those 3 to 4 foter drops but handels the sixes and seven nice as well. and that kid who said the bike was crap you must be fat as hell or you need to learn how to ride dumb ass

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   torrent rampage may not be as nice as these two but rides just as good

Bike Setup:   almost stock except for seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh a Downhiller from Victoria B.C.----CANADA-----

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2002

Strengths:    FRAME, FORK, Cockpit, Front disc, Drivetrain
Crank & B.B. Rear rim!

Weaknesses:    Rear formula disc hub developed play.
Shifters a little annoying (ghost shifting)

Bottom Line:   
AWESOME BIKE Eats anything you put in front of it!!!!!
Takes 5 ft drops without a flinch.
The fork is plush!!!!!
I Recommend it for any Developing to serious freerider....
Awesome for dirt jumping too.
/02 model looks just as good keep it up Norco!!!
Picked it up for a STEAL $700 canadian

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Favorite Trail:   disneyland, Mt Tzuohalem

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Lightly Used

Similar Products Used:   /99 Gt Tequesta

Bike Setup:   Aluminum Norco 'North Shore Series' Frame.
Z-5 Bomber 5in coil/oil
Hayes mech. front disc. Avid ad3 rear v with booster.
Wheels:Front-Formula on Sun Hill Rod
Rear- Formula on mavic d521
Truvativ dh Crank & B.B
Axiom seatpost, stem, handelbar, seat
Avid ad5 levers & Sram attack halfpipe shifters

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Colin DeGrow a Downhiller from Winnipeg

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2002

Strengths:    Frame
Front Disk

Weaknesses:    Seat (rails made of cheese)
rear brake

Bottom Line:   
A good bike for freeride with the exception of some parts.
It's taken 6ft+ drops with only a small amount of trouble.
Great for Dirt jumps, slalom, and general hard riding.
Great price too. Buy it if you like freeride but your not
Josh Bender.

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Favorite Trail:   Street

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Olympia

Similar Products Used:   Norco Rampage
Norco Torrent

Bike Setup:   Stock except Doublewide Rims, Hayes cable disk (rear),
2.6 tires, Funn Bar, Rapidfire shifters, Odi lockon Grips,
Mosh Pedals, Bmx seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Graeme Workman a Weekend Warrior from Nanaimo, B.C, and i am CANADIAN

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2002

Strengths:    The forks(loven em'), the stem and the brake(singular).

Weaknesses:    the rims, the handlebars

Bottom Line:   
I LOVE THIS BIKE. I am 13, 6 foot and about 150 pounds and since i got it, about a year ago i have been hucking everything in my path. I have had WAY to many flats though(about 20 or so)and im not joking. I like this bike alot, and whoever this big kid is that hates it so muich that one guy is right u must be FAT. And if anyone has any advice on how i can stop getting so many flats(pinch flats mostly)please email me at I would realyyyyyy appreciate it!

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Favorite Trail:   Flow Show(Dumont Trails)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1249.00

Purchased At:   Arrowsmith Mountain Cycle

Similar Products Used:   2001 Kona Scab(with bombers), 2001 Norco 250cc, 2001 Norco 125 cc, 2001 Specialized P3(with Manitou X-Verts)

Bike Setup:   nothing has changed except for i have had about 20 new tubes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bob lenard a Weekend Warrior from edmonton

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2001

Strengths:    forks

Weaknesses:    grip shift

Bottom Line:   
Liked the bike befot but I thought that it would be a lot better if I changed a few things. Now that I have done this the bike kicks ass big time the frame is strong ant light enough.

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Favorite Trail:   ?

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   sport shack

Similar Products Used:   Rampage
2000 sasquch

Bike Setup:   z-1 mcr
8" hayes
Sun dubble wide
tioga 2.5

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by twitch a Cross Country Rider from a small town,in south vic

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2001

Strengths:    good suspension

Weaknesses:    no motor to get up big hills

Bottom Line:   
this bike is great for hills and hits, that allen kid must be fat if the forks dont work for him well, they are just perfect for me, im 70kgs, and i do a 30foot long, 4foot high jump on it and it dont flex at all, maybe you should just learn how to ride better!

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Favorite Trail:   a private track

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BigAl from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I'm giving this bike 5/5 coz of the d1ckhead below who gave it a sh1t review coz he got a flat tire. What a joke. I have owned this bike for nearly a full year now and I dont have anything bad to say about it. Anyone who tells you this frame is flexing either has no idea or are probably a 13 year old kid trying to show off their bike knowledge to their friends.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Allen a Weekend Warrior from Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2001

Strengths:    Looks kinda cool...

Weaknesses:    long Gripshift, frame, rims, the front brake, the fork

Bottom Line:   
This bike sux. I'm 13 and weigh about 115 pounds; i bent the back rim and noticed some flex in the rear. What a freeride bike!(that was sarcastic). All i was doing to do these things was the canmore-banff goat trail. also, within the first 2 hours of riding i made the front tire flat, having to walk it through the other 4 miles of the trail. I couldn't adjust the front fork worth a sh*t and the front brake was sqealing and working as good as my old bike's cantilevers. The long gripshift is goddamn annoying if anything because you always shift gears if you're bouncing around. What's more, they charged me 48$ for 4 hours on this piece of sh*t!!!!! The bottom line: If you weigh less than 100 pounds, only ride on the street, will only buy a norco and always carry a patch kit around with you, then this is your bike. I only gave it one flaming chilis because you can't go any lower!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Devinci Magma

Bike Setup:   Oryx Gemsbok 500, Mars 1 fork, Avid Speed dial 7 lever speed dial 5 brakes, Eastom EA50 Seatpost, everything else stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ryan a Downhiller from Calgary, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2001

Strengths:    maybe the drivtrain? hubs?

Weaknesses:    Iv changed these parts..
Handle bar, steam, seat, rims, seatpost, tires, drivtrain, pedals
the stuff i havn't changed
hubs --- but they are shot
headset -- never even worried about it..
Fork --- its broken.. but still use it
cranks --- mine are bent right now, i need some 3 peice

ive broken almost every part.. even my frame is bent (in the dropouts, but its still ridible, if you like a croked wheel- and no im not DUMB my frame is bent.. not my wheel, haha)

Bottom Line:   
note: this is my second review... the first one is near the bottom

when i first got into biking i got this bike becasue it was cheap.. but look how much money i have had to put into mine.. i could have boughten a 250cc and still had money to spare!

the thing is i dont go that big.. ive been doing alot of jumps lately.. with a bit of casing.. some drops, but nothing over 8 or so feet. i weigh 160 pounds and i dont land very hard.

Now it looks like i need to buy a new frame, but whater i like the new parts that i have on my bike. So the final verdict is- this bike is alright as long as you arn't going to be doing drops or jumps or hard dh.

Buy this bike if you are looking for a fairly hardcore trail bike..

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   a ton of bikes.. to many to list

Bike Setup:   Bent Sasquatch frame
Broken Z5's
Bent truvativ cranks
better pedals
DMR Wingbar
BMX stem
kona seat post
98 xt rear derailer
Funn launch pad seat
Ripid fire shifting
Oury grips
Rokko 2.4/tioga 2.5- soon to be kujo 2.65
mavic 521 rims
hayes hydro front brake, mechanical rear brake

i dunno, its not near stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Calgary

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2001

Strengths:    Beefy frame, value!value!value!, great axiom and truvative parts...

Weaknesses:    The seat is on rails of butter, just bent it back though ;-).Don't like the gripshifts for this particular bike. I just broke one of the victor flats pedal last weekend...

Bottom Line:   
This bikewill wipe out anyother bike in the same price range, a absolute first choice for the 1000-1400$CAN price range. The frame will take whatever you can dishout and more. any weaknesses can be easily fixed with a few new parts...

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Favorite Trail:   toomany to list

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   eurotech cycle

Similar Products Used:   norco 125cc
norco charger
Kona lava dome

Bike Setup:   Stock setup, planing to upgrade most of the groupset, new seat and pedals

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by oiipi op from hjmhg

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2001

Strengths:    gfgdf

Weaknesses:    gvfdgf

Bottom Line:   
worst bike ever!!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   ghfgh

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   cxvdff

Similar Products Used:   fgfxdg

Bike Setup:   ghfh

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike Janik a Cross Country Rider from Hornings Mills,Ontario,Canada

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2001

Strengths:    Frame,crank,derailleur,shocks

Weaknesses:    Sunrims Hillrod rims,seat,chain,disc brake and disc mount tabs (broken off)

Bottom Line:   
Great bike.The only thing I dislike about it is the rims.They aren't strong enough for my needs.The chain broke after 4 months use,but overall I am really pleased,and was money well spent.

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Favorite Trail:   Mansfield Outdoor Centre

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1240.00

Purchased At:   John's Cycle Shop

Similar Products Used:   2001 Kona Stuff,2001 Jamis Eureka

Bike Setup:   New Shimano LX vee brake (replaces broken Hayes disc brake) New Spandura gel seat,rapid fire conversion,new Norco grips,new tires,twisted spokes,some stickers,24 speed conversion

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

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2001

Strengths:    decent Marzocchi Z5 fork and front hayes mech brakes, strong frame, handling is comparable to rigid bikes

Weaknesses:    not a fan of grip shift, dull red paint job,

Bottom Line:   
Paid CAN$979 for it at B&P Cycle. Overall it is a exceptionally bike for price paid. You get an overbuilt frame, good fronts, brakes, and other components. I just brought it yesterday, and been riding it on the streets and bike paths. For now I like the handling and ride of the bike. This bike was meant for free riding, but I use it for cruising on bike paths and streets.

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Favorite Trail:   street/path

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   B & P CYCLE

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

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