Strengths: Need some advise. See summary. Thank you.
Weaknesses: Don't know yet.
Can someone advise me. I can get this bike for $200 but need it as a mountain bike. Can it be used solely for that and can the seat be raised. I'm 6'3" tall would this 22.5" frame work? "Green 2013 Norco ryde with RST Dirt 100mm forks,Alienation PBR 36H Rims, Kenda K-Rad 2.25" wide tires. Both brakes are Tektro Novela 160mm Mechanical Disc Brakes"
Bend dirt jumper
a Weekend Warrior
from Bend, OR, U.S.
Date Reviewed: January 29, 2012
Strengths: Great frame, looks really good, feels like a bmx bike. But most importantly, it's high flyer!
Weaknesses: Crapy parts (except frame) it has to many spacers its rear hub is impossible to remove, rims bend WAY to easily. Seat breaks really fast, and I find it to big for smaller skate parks.
Buy the bike!! It's a great beginners dirt jumper. However, as you hit bigger and bigger jumps, buy new rims, shocks, tire, and front hub. I love this. Bike, BUY IT!!!!!!!
Similar Products Used: trek 4300,08 p1,06 p2,07 norco 125, 05 kona stuff
Bike Setup: hussefelt bar and stem combo,breakless ,the rest is stock
a Weekend Warrior
from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: January 21, 2009
Strengths: Rides smooth, great brakes.
Weaknesses: The rims are horrible, ive had to get my back rim trewed 3 times. I need to buy a new rim this year. I'd rather it come in single speed.
This is a great bike, however to make it better Norco should make it single speed, and get some better rims on the thing. Its not even possible to do flat 180's on! Otherwise, i love the bike, it fits my urban street riding with my dirt jumps needs all in one.
I recently got a 2008 Kona Cinder Cone with the stock Hayes Stroker Ryde disc brakes. The performance is a bit average but since it's my first disc brake bike, I don't have a lot of reference but I believe it need a overhaul to get the original performance.
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