Strengths: Excellent geometry, stand over clearance, hydro brakes, good looks, value, gearing, misc mounts.
Weaknesses: Tires, pedals, saddle
My first fattie. Bought due price point and desire to ride moe in winter. The bike was sold out and I had to have one shipped in. At 6'-3" it fits me great (rode a L but XL is better). Outstanding geometry. Loads of clearance when your foot sinks down 18" in the powder off the trail. I would much prefer this geometry over a Pugs or similar straight top tube bike. I own a Crosscheck nothing against Surly
Hydro brakes rock! Budget $200 for better tires. I'm riding Lou in ft and Nate rear. Great setup! Also a Thudbuster post makes it a posh ride. These bikes should come with one as an option. Also Saint pedals resolve the cheap stock ones. Pretty dialed in now, but that all adds to the cost. I've not tested it but with shaving side lugs a Lou might fit in the rear. Tight clearance on chain though I'd guess. At 185lb the Nate is almost all I'd need for rear traction in out N Utah snow. But the Lou is great up ft. Both are 120tpi and the ride is good one frozen footprints.
Also, MSRP is NOT $1700. This bike is priced really well vs the alternatives. With better tires in 2015 it'll be very popular. No rusting with alum frame and a sweet deal. Kudos to Norco (and to Misdoula Bike Source, who was awesome!).
Btw, this was the most fun on a bike since my first mtb in 1984 (a Lotus from Wamsley's in Motown WV). :) Slow but just darn phat phun!
Just posted on Norco's Facebook Page
One of the bikes you can expect to see in the 2014 Norco Bicycles lineup is a fat bike called the Bigfoot. This video is not the typical use of a fat bike but then again there is nothing typical about a fat bike!
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... Read More »
Went for a ride starting at the Salmon Falls bridge area and headed east on the north side of river up the long rocky climb then onto the 'natural roller coaster' that gets you into the heart of the American River Trail for that area. About 3-4 miles in (I think it was shortly after that fallen tree ... Read More »
I've always missed my original hardcore bike. It has nostalgic thoughts in my head like my first car. After almost 2 years of searching I got it back. And then thought it's the prefect project frame for a 650b conversion build.
2005 Norco Bigfoot (medium)
custom 650b wheels (alex xd-lite rims wi ... Read More »
Hey guys! How are you all doing?
I am wanting to buy my first mountain bike and have been looking at some local used ones.
I have ridden BMX bikes for 10 years but these last two years I have hardly touched my bike so I want to get into something that interests me as BMXing no longer does. For t ... Read More »
I feel like a dope asking but is there a source for shims to place between the crank and the pedal? I have a hammer toe condition on one foot and my shoe rubs the crank arm slightly just behind my big toe. If I could set the pedal outboard even 2 mm it would help. I suppose I could get a washer a ... Read More »