Norco 250 DJ/MtnX

4.33/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $1320.00


Product Description

  • Norco 100% chromoly frame with double butted top tube , hydroform chromoly downtube and custom hydroform chainstays with a light weight hollow yoke
  • Rockshox Argyle fork with Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic brakes
  • Compact drive 25 x 11 with Affix cassette hub , Alienation rims


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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by factoryx a Weekend Warrior from bend, or

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2009

Strengths:    great geometry, fun at the park, trail, and street riding.

Weaknesses:    was kind of lame, everything ended up breaking? first the chain, the the sprocket, then the crank arm, then the front wheel broke, then the rear lug nuts stopped gripping making stay put nearly impossible, and finally the frame start crack 8 different spots. the whole bike was great 3 months and the rest where hell trying to keep the sob together.

Bottom Line:   
POS, not worth the price. If you buy one get the 09 and up version and not the 08, its garbage.

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Favorite Trail:   the lair

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Giant stp, P3, jackal.

Bike Setup:   rockshox 302 fork, should have never came with the bike especially for what it cost's brand new, transition 32 front wheel.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt Schisler a Downhiller from London ON

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2009

Strengths:    -looks sic
-very low center of gravity
-very low standover height
- great component spec...
-love the argyle 409's


Weaknesses:    -rear dropouts ( could just be me but when i peddle really hard, the hub slides forward in the rear drop out causing the wheel to jam and the chain to go really slack)
- not the best bike to be using if you need to bike very far to ur local ride spot


Bottom Line:   
as your "next step bike" speced like a pro model bike but at an almost the same cost as a beginner ss. dj. hardtail

i would recomend this product to anyone who wants to stand out in the croud and to further hone in your skills at the local dj's or the local scate park

(will submit another review as i brake this baby in)

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Favorite Trail:   my trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   toronto bike show

Similar Products Used:   giant stp ss, giant stp 1, blk mrkt riot, blk mrkt three57, ns. suburban

Bike Setup:   bone stock...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by FactoryXperimental a Weekend Warrior from bend, oregon, 97701

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2009

Strengths:    great bike, biggest jump I did with it is 30ft-35ft and glad to say the frame did not snap. A blast at the park/dj's and I am glad I got it with less than 2 hrs of ride time.

Weaknesses:    1. The forks are complete udder junk and where to soft to begin with I added a 1/2 inch spacer and the cap cross threaded on me.

2. The sprocket has gave me trouble for the whole 6 months of riding it and finally snapped last week, or rather bent around my crank arm.

3. Rear disc. brake sucks.

4. The paint job on the 08 model is a very funky, but we know that does effect the performance..

5. Sucks at trails very bad.


Bottom Line:   
Good bike, I love it, it just let me down on a few aspects but other than that a great bike!

I would love for other people to get this bike, but replace stock componets!

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Favorite Trail:   The lair

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   none, I have ridden bmx bikes till now.

Bike Setup:   Stock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by donthucktoflat a Weekend Warrior from Canberra, AUSTRALiA

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2009

Strengths:    frame, wheels, bar n stem combo, high end forks

Weaknesses:    tyres are a bit dodgy and look like wheelchair tyres, standard brakes (Hayes stroker trail) are woeful, rear hub is about to cark it, bent the sprocket very badly (more like wrapped it around the crank arm) without even hitting it on anything. Also managed to somehow blow up the forks in the first month of (not even hard) riding.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike, i got it for abour $500 off retail here is AUS. frame has excellent and very comfy geometry. easy to hop on and just go. a mate of mine who rides bmx hopped on (first time on an mtb) and was 360ing straight off the bat.

would reccommend to anyone trying to find a cheaper way of getting into some extremem cycle stunting woop woop!

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Favorite Trail:   secret

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   the bike shed mortda

Similar Products Used:   many cromo and alu DJ bikes

Bike Setup:   standard 09 spec with 03 Hayes mag rear brake with goodridge line, Maxxis holy roller rear tyre, shadow sprocket removed front brake

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mxracer2226 a Downhiller from Oregon

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2008

Strengths:    Light nimble tough good looks great components

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Really love this bike, best one I've ridden, very light. T think it costs more than it should, but in the long run worth the money. Argyle forks are the best. 100mm of travel. Exactly the same frame as the norco ryden, but different colors. Comes with front and rear brakes.(Ball bearing.) Great frame designing makes it easy to jump or do anything you want to including street. Awesome bike. Everyone should ride a norco!!!

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Favorite Trail:   thr lair, slaom coarse

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1339.00

Purchased At:   Hutches Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   kona stuff norco ryde

Bike Setup:   funn components rock shox arglye 302 avid BB5 disc brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by midget8 a Cross Country Rider from brisbane

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2008

Strengths:    Everything the fork it is the strongest bike i have ever had. it's very stable and really lite i would recommend it to lots of other people great bike to have.

Weaknesses:    The brakes ain't that good but they have to do apart from that the rest is awesome.

Bottom Line:   
The bike is the best and i think every one should try riding a Norco 250.

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Favorite Trail:   dont know

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   ride

Similar Products Used:   Norco 125, Norco 250


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew a Weekend Warrior from Toronto Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2008

Strengths:    The overall build kit for this bike os very goog for a stock bike and i really like the geometry of the frame, aslo the frame is quite light and the integrated headset and spanish bb are very nice.

Weaknesses:    The build spec of the frame i found was good but not enough for my level of riding, the argyle 302 lacked adjustments and couldnt compare to te 318 and was heavy(it was replaced with a goldlabel), the stock rims are very soft(alex dm24) and constenly needed to be trued, the white spokes i found did not look ver good and the rear hub has nice but it had a slotted 14by 10 axel so it could only be run in frames with horizontal dropouts and it needed to have a moded chian tensioner, The brakes were mecanicals which lack power and are heavier that a hydro, and theres no real reason to include a fron brake on this type of bike, the stock chain comes stock with a link that doesnt clear the rear sproket and it is not a half link like the website claims, the stock pedals are not dmr v8s like advertised but are just no name genaric pedals, and i find the yellow bar and stem very ugly and the stock bar was 500g. The frame is good but has usless cable tabs and the tire clearence is horrible. I have 1.95 smallblock 8s on a mtx and the tire still rubs, im going to have to cut off every nob to get it to stop rubbing.

Bottom Line:   
The frame is good and the ride is very nice, definetly one of the best completes u can get, i think i should of just built up a ns suburban, but for now this will do me fine, the only thing left stock on my bike is the crank, chain, and stem. buy this if you can afford a custom biuld and you want a sick dj and street frame to build up on

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Favorite Trail:   markam park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   blkmarkt riot, specialized p2, kona stuff, norco 125, dob pinscher

Bike Setup:   Goldlabel, formula k24, sun equalizer on dmr revolver, sun mtx on dmr revolver 6 pawl, macneil sl on stump post, kenda small block 8s, specialized demo bar, s&m sproket 25t, total weight 27lbs, 33 was stock

heres a pic of my bike http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/2024205/

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam a Weekend Warrior from melbourne

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2008

Strengths:    First of all this is for the 07 model.
strong as frame
very light
easy to move
great pricing
runs really nicely
pretty much everything


Weaknesses:    none maybe the brakes but they are ok

Bottom Line:   
this thing is orgasmic to ride and is strong enough to take the hits. it looks great, feels great, sounds great, and tastes, well really doesn't have a taste. it is a great bike and for the price it's sweet as. remember this is 07 model i am taking about

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Favorite Trail:   Windsor Jumps

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1182.00

Purchased At:   Bikepro

Similar Products Used:   Norco ryde

Bike Setup:   original parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ori kr a Racer from who cares

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2007

Strengths:    one of the strongest hardtail frames, very lite, 3 pice cromoly crank.

Weaknesses:    brakes

Bottom Line:   
even if u not switch parts, this dirt bike is insane!
its a bike that really come with a good dj and urban set up and with some good parts. also, as a stock bike its very lite (30lbs,12kg) and its very good. my favorite bike.

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Favorite Trail:   urban, strett,dj

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   mongoose fireball, mongoose ritual, speicalized p2. 243 racing.

Bike Setup:   im goin to buy it, put a shimano dero 535 with xtr parts in the rear, no front brake, i gona take a deity stem and a new BMX cromoly bar, and put on it a dj1 (coz gold label is 2 heavy) and im goin to put on it some double track 24" rims with cuple of hookworm

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dave jones a Weekend Warrior from london

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2007

Strengths:    strong frame, invincible

Weaknesses:    heavy, dont like the colour

Bottom Line:   
it is guuurd

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Favorite Trail:   fortwill

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   dmr transition

Bike Setup:   gold label forks, 24 seven cranks , dmr wheels singlespeed it is the shex

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john arnett a Weekend Warrior from Saltspring Island, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2005

Strengths:    everything

Weaknesses:    hmmm...... none really....I guess brakes kinda suck..but whateves.

Bottom Line:   
Holly F***!!, I've never seen a stock bike with actuall dirtjump specifications, however everything on the 05 250 IS set up for jumps/skate park, the wheels are sweet, fork is better than Jesus, cranks like that dont come on stock bikes! This is the sweetest stock ride for jumps you can buy.....I totally recomend this bike for any young Christian who wishes to spread the lord's word through rinding a bike...because riding the 05 250 is better than mastubating, going to church and a f**k'n sweet Monster Truck combined...
Riding anything else would be like making out with your sister and going to The Prom with your dad...naked.

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Favorite Trail:   my yard

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Kieth's

Similar Products Used:   dmr trailstar, other 250's, on one gimp

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott S a Weekend Warrior from Brampton, Ontario, Country

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2005

Strengths:    Everything except the short cable it comes with, no good for bar spins

Weaknesses:    really, nothing its the perfect bike

Bottom Line:   
Awsome bike, get it a small size im 6 feet tall and i got a size small

only thinkg is it might be pricey for some people considering that with tax it was 2300 (canadian dollars)

its good for everything DJ, urban, park etc...

Nothing will break on it this year , they even made the 250 frame better this year. no more breaking

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Favorite Trail:   anything

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Path Brampton

Similar Products Used:   its unique, inbetween a BMX and MTB.....thats because i have a size small though i guess

Bike Setup:   Sherman Jumper(on the site it says that it comes with a sherman flick which is a lie, they dont know what they're talking about), Atomlab TRail Pimp rims DMR sprocket and cranks, basically the stock bike on the norco site (by the way its a year 2005 im on of that has it in canada so far says the norco factory :P woot)

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mike a Racer from Coquitlam

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2004

Strengths:    Strong Frame, Nice Wheels, dual 24, Lotsa Chromoly Stuff, kepping it nice a solid. Nice Avid Discs,

Weaknesses:    Gears, Crappy, dj3s, weird tire setup, Multi-colored(orange, white, black, silver, raw metal, gold(forkcaps)).
hubs....cracking BB, BMX ONLY BB, VERY HEAVY, Sizing options, brake LEVER, a Massive 5 inches of useless travel, 3 or 4 wud be good..Giro tabs... 8mm key only cranks and stem.


Bottom Line:   
This bikes okay. Its WAYYYYYY TO HEAVY with everything steel, Why do u need a giro? the tires are too fat, the fork is a piece of crap, bad rebound and 5 inches u DONT NEED way to much, The bike is really long, the deore gears suck and dmr chain guide bends like a mofo. the main parts are strong but then they put these weak stupid parts on it like the drivetrain and a stem that only has ONE EIGHT mm HOLE (stupid).....the 05 is alot better...they caught on that dj2s and 3s are crap. good job norco keep the 250 single!!! and dont go back to marzocchi and keep with atomlab rims...awesome setup..my dream...but the 04 is a failure

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Favorite Trail:   Skatepark

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Norco Factory

Similar Products Used:   A bmx

Bike Setup:   krad on the back dmr moto on front, single speed. other than that stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Coates a Downhiller from Toronto Ontario

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2004

Strengths:    unbreakable, perfect ride, great feel, just awesome for dirtjumping and street riding. it wont break

Weaknesses:    hard to get the front up but once it is up, it is stable

Bottom Line:   
the bike is awesome. great play bike and perfect mix between a bmx and a mountain bike. solid for dirtjumping and street.

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Favorite Trail:   Don Valley

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   Norco one25, Kona cinder kone

Bike Setup:   stock except i added a front avid break and put on a single speed setup

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carlos Zavarce a Downhiller from Sutton Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2004

Strengths:    Strong frame, Cromoly, Good parts, Great price, really great bike if your just using it for street and dj's. Not nice on the trail.

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike because I have a Norco Team Dh for trails and racing. I have the 250 for street and djs. I'm not sure how the bike would hold up to dh, theres no flex in the rear and it would be a little rough but the shocks are suprisingly adjustable. Front tire is freakin BURLY same ones the are on me team dh. Overall, great bike, especially single speed. I recommend this to any person looking for a play bike, or a strickly street and dj bike.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Spoke'o'motion Newmarket

Similar Products Used:   2001 Norco 250cc, Kona Stuff

Bike Setup:   Stock except single speed with FBM bmx grind sproket.

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