Norco 2001 Super Cross 250cc Hardtail Bike

4.93/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $1540.00


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Racer from Regina

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2006

Strengths:    Frame is BULLETPROOF. Parts spec is awesome for the money. Wheelset is also Bulletproof (Sun DoubleWide). It will go where bigger bikes with more travel won't.

Easton RAD tubing frame is very stiff and amazingly light, If it was built with light components it would be a very fun trail bike.

Hayes 6" hydros are great too.


Weaknesses:    Fork- Z5 I had to put stiffer springs in. Not really a weakness, more of a bike setup issue.

Heavy, although weight isn't an issue for the purpose of this bike.

NONE


Bottom Line:   
Hands down best version of the 250. This bike will do it all. Urban, trails, jumps, dirtpark, downhill. A liitle heavy for climbing, which it wasn't designed for.

Best bang for your buck for an indestructable versatile bike.

Not made for XC riding, but awesome for everything else.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Blocks Cycle (#1 LBS)

Similar Products Used:   RM7, Norco Launch

Bike Setup:   All Stock. BMX cranks, Funn cockpit, XT r/d, DMR chainguide, Sun DbleWide rims, 24" Nokian Gazz Jr 2.6 rear, 26" WTB 2.4 front, Easton RAD frame, Hayes 6" hydros, Marzochhi Z5 fork.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by New Brunswick Canada a Weekend Warrior from urban,shore,freestyle

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2002

Strengths:    beefy frame, and capable of huge tires. Straight and strong.
I custom built mine so not too much applies to original bike.


Weaknesses:    not able to use a 26" rear wheel with rim brakes

Bottom Line:   
Sweet bike, best 250 frame built so far, they seem to be getting worse. But good for any kind of "fun" riding, if it comes to hill get off, this beast weighs alot.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1125.00

Similar Products Used:   norco 125 and 2002 250

Bike Setup:   mine is anything but stock. f.u.n.n bars, stem, brake levers, Julie hydro on front, 24" Alex Mt28 front and 24" DX32 in rear. Tires 3.0 front, 2.6 rear. 9spd road cassestte. 2002 Dirt Jumper 2.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jebediah Lavers a Downhiller from Yarralumla, ACT, Aus

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2002

Strengths:    Solid Frame, ok componants

Weaknesses:    Forks

Bottom Line:   
A great all round package, It's a shame I've sold it now. It may be heavier than most, but it's not gonna break as easily.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Anslie

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1299.00

Purchased At:   Mal Adjusted Cycles

Similar Products Used:   I've ridden a GT 2001 Ruckus

Bike Setup:   Mine is standard, cept for the tyres, which are Maxxis mobster.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Mike a Racer from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2002

Strengths:    This bike feels, EXTREMELY nice, the frame is phat and it can take a beating.

Weaknesses:    The tires had to be switched to gazzies 3.0 and 2.6 rear, brakes to HOPE Pro's and fork to a 2000 JRT QR20. This bike is pimped

Bottom Line:   
THe bottom line is this bike is extremely nice, mine might have a bit to high of a cockpit because of the JRT and the 24" rear. It weighs about a ton but ure not gonna buy this bike if weight is an issue.

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Favorite Trail:   A-Line

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Pathways

Similar Products Used:   2002 Brodie Holeshot

Bike Setup:   2000 JRT QR20, Hope Pros, FUNN stem and bars, XT, Gazzies,,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mr. Man MAN! a Weekend Warrior from A place

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2002

Strengths:    Very, Very sweet bike. So inexpensive for what your getting! Great looks, STRONG, fun, conquers anything. Makes previous obstacles alot easier!

Weaknesses:    The Z5 is the only downside. Mine seems to loosen up while I ride and then tighten again an hour later. Very Strange...

Bottom Line:   
Very sweet bike, highly recommend it. Too Bad I got like one of the last 10 a few months ago...
If you are a hard core freerider who likes urban and doesn't mind the wait this is a great bike!

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Favorite Trail:   Sweet Street

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Path

Similar Products Used:   used to ride a Huge crappy gary fisher somewhat set up for freeride

Bike Setup:   Z5 4 inches, 2.6 front doublewide with WTB 2.4 tire, 2.4 rear doublewide with 2.6 gazzalodi tire, XT rear derailler, DMR chainguide, BMX chromo cranks, funn cockpit components, Hayes 6" hydro's.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PHAT PEOPLE from Windsor Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2001

Strengths:    Phat Bike, It holds up to anything I throw at it, I've done 8.5 and 9 foot drops on to flat with it and it just soaks it up like nothin'. All the parts are unbelievable and hold up awesome. Stiff as hell NO flex whatsoever. It rides like no other.

Weaknesses:    None!

Bottom Line:   
PHATTEST BIKE EVER CREATED!!!!! If you want a strong tank of a bike with no flex at all in the frame and dope part spec and a great warranty buy this Bike, Best for all Urban, Dirt Jump, Freeride, Even Downhill!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Courtesy Cycles West

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   I have a Marzocchi Monster T hooked up to it, Nokian Gazzaloddi 24 inch 2.4 rear, 26 inch 2.6 front, Hayes Hydraulic 6", Sun DoubleWide 26 front 24 Rear these rule!, Funn cockpit everything from stem to handlebar, Formula Hubs laced with DT spokes, XT rear derailleur, DMR Chainguide, Brooklyn Machine Works Shin Burger pedals slapped onto 3 Piece Chronoly Cranks, Axiom Seatpost,BGF saddle.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe Middlemiss a Weekend Warrior from St Catharines

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2001

Strengths:    the bike rocks, except for the z5, with i promptly swaped out for the 02 DIRT JUMP 1, now this is a serious bike! it rides sweet , components are great, price is right, quality is amazing, EVERYONE SHOULD RIDE NORCO!

Weaknesses:    NONE, except for maybe the doublewide rims, they are soft in this day and age

Bottom Line:   
These Bikes rule!

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Favorite Trail:   urban anywhere

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Spokes and Slopes , Milton

Similar Products Used:   p3, trek bruser (sucks) planet x, 24 le toy 3

Bike Setup:   stock components w/ 02 DIRT JUMP 1 FORK instead of the wimpy Z5, Nokian 24 - 2.6 rear, and Nokian 26 - 2.6 front,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by G a Weekend Warrior from Prince George B.C. CANADA

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2001

Strengths:    Great value,nothing needs to be changed.Minor adjustments only.3 piece chro mo cranks,24" rear wheel,doublewide rims &
hydr. discs.


Weaknesses:    Front tire could be wider

Bottom Line:   
This bike is all that and then some,I jump it with the local punks,ride with xc guys and do moderate downhilling all with one bike.The weight is there but if you`re into not worrying about breakage this bike is the one.

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Favorite Trail:   10$ wh*re

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Northern hardware

Similar Products Used:   many BMX bikes , Fat City Cycles xc,Norco vps2(rode my friends)

Bike Setup:   Stock,cut 1" off bars,added oil to shock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dangerous Dan a Weekend Warrior from Kenora ontario

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2001

Strengths:    this product is extreemly strong the first day I took it out and hit the jumps. My old bike wouldnt hold out like this.

Weaknesses:    the only problem is that the chain roller sometimes allowes the chain to jump underneath it.

Bottom Line:   
the bike is the best designed mountain bike ive seen for taking jumps

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1185.00

Similar Products Used:   my friends dialmondback mr lucky


Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bryan Slater a Weekend Warrior from Sooke BC

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2001

Strengths:    Great frame. discs are nice. Forks stand up to alot of hard hits.

Weaknesses:    Pedals!!!!!!!!!!!! spikes always fall out Forks botom out regulary.

Bottom Line:   
Its a good bike for freeriding and urban but when it comes down to hills start walking. and long distance you will have a sore but.

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Favorite Trail:   Upper Oil Can ( On The Shore

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1599.00

Purchased At:   Sooke Cycle

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pavel from Toronto, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2001

Strengths:    all the components are really strong, the bike is fast, very comfortable position that fits every riding style
Life time warrantee on the frame... 3 piece cranks are awsome, Hayes 6'...


Weaknesses:    double wides are not the best rims... after 3 weeks of use mine already hops, although it's my own fault
the seat is a killer to ride long distances (too hard)
grips are good for first 2 weeks, but it's best to change them
Pins fall out from the vp pedals


Bottom Line:   
The best bike i've ever ridden, took some time to get used to the position and the bars, but after that it's impossible to go back to any other bike. This bike can take lots of beating. Z5 seems to be working perfectly
this is a great bike, i definitelly recomend it

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   DS-2, Planet X, 24

Bike Setup:   i got everything stock at the moment

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex Barovich a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2001

Strengths:    Strong frame, wicked components, strong parts,everything is stocked, wicked for north shore and woodlot freeriding, and esspecially urban, the price is sweet for the stuff you get.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
It does everything, can fit big tires, stong, price.

Best frame I have rode........

Did I mention strong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Favorite Trail:   Circus

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Simons

Similar Products Used:   Santa cruz chameleon

Bike Setup:   250cc with full hayes, double wides, fat tires, xt, race face components.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fergus Anderson a Weekend Warrior from Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2001

Strengths:    STRONG!! nice and small with huge tubes, great forks(Z5 qr20+) good stuff on it, and did i mention STRONG!!

Weaknesses:    hard to fit any cranks other that profiles(need an adapter put in for mtb cranks) not much tyre clearence on the back with a 26" wheel.

Bottom Line:   
made for slalom, but its good for anything. Who cares if it heavy and if they do then they are looking for an excuse for being crap because i've raced in state level XC and DH and i came in the top 5 in both. by the way, its strong. its great for freeriding like big drops and stuff also good for muckin' round on. if you are tough on frames get one of these just be sure not to get freakin rhyno lites!

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Favorite Trail:   "devo shore"

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   hendry cycles

Similar Products Used:   2001 Kona Chute, Planet X rad, norco torrent

Bike Setup:   Bomber Z5 QR20+ bam brace 130mm, funn stem and saddle, rhyno lite rims (crap!) funn hubs, azonic bars and seatpost, full LX gears, truvative hussafelt cranks (need an adapter) kujo tyres, LX brakes and levers. thats about it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris a Racer from nsw australia

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2001

Strengths:    great in the air,good forks for the bike not to big not to small,brakes,20mm axle,bars & stem. PRICE it's cheaper than everyhting else

Weaknesses:    it's weight 17.1kg although no-one at norco will tell you that, they just say they think it's about 14. it's tires are just to big! they make the 24 inch rear wheel basicaly 26 inches and changing them is a must unless on a downhill track.dmr chain guide plays up alot. cranks get loose doing big drops. not good for any riding up hill

Bottom Line:   
great bike if you set it up to your needs, i use mine for gaps and street and have it set up for that, it's great for downhill and slalom i use it for racing and it rocks. i give it 5 out of 5

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Favorite Trail:   breakfast point

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   tandemonium

Similar Products Used:   giant ATX800 pro series 15inch with mozo 4.5

Bike Setup:   maxxxis max daddy on rear ,kujo on front ,oury's , getting an MRP.

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