Norco Shore 3 Freeride Full Suspension

4.91/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $1590.00


Product Description

  • Proven freeride and Shore trail frame geometry with durable forged BB yoke and 160 mm travel
  • 1 pc design forged link arm
  • ISCG 05 BB mount tabs for chainguide
  • Custom hydroform main frame support tubes
  • New lower price point model compared to 2010


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Poore a Downhiller from Mt. Shasta, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2010

Strengths:    All round awesome... the look, the feel, the response, Feels like a professional bike, but cheaper!

The first trail I did with this bike was Livewire at Northstar Resort at Tahoe. The bike was so smooth and cleared the jumps effortlessly.

for those of you who don't know what I am talking about, Livewire is basically a trail dedicated to a series of doubles and tables, averaging around 8-10 feet.

This bike is also great for Downhill.


Weaknesses:    some of the stock materials that came with it were...well...like most other cheap stock components.

Although the Rock Shox Domains are awesome forks, you can't adjust the hardness of them, unless you go out and buy a harder spring. no quick adjustmens on top of the shock, just the rebound located on the bottom. Even this needs a special tool to work them

not too fond of the stock derailleur either, hard to make it shift how you want it to. maybe that was just my specific deraileur.

I've been abusing the bike, and have not had it tuned for a while


Bottom Line:   
the weaknesses are nothing compared to the awesome strengths.
don't let me talk you out of buying one because of some stock components that were overly abused. you will get the most for your buck if you buy it.

Believe me, the feel of the bike is awesome,

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Favorite Trail:   EZBJ

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Mt. Ashland

Similar Products Used:   Jamis Dakar Bam II, Haro x7, my norco was better than any of these bikes

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by trubkir a Weekend Warrior from Edmonton, AB

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2009

Strengths:    The bike is suspension is bullet proof for me so far. It was very easy to dial in.

It pedals quite well and I use this bike to commute also.

The WTB wheelset is amazing to me. It has taken everything I can give it and the wheels still spin true.


Weaknesses:    Brakes. The Hayes brakes that came with it rub and they are hard to modulate. This will probably go away as I learn more about them cause this is my first bike with disk brakes.

The stock Alivio derailleurs are a bit clunky and even after extensive tuning I can't get them to shift the way I want them to. I want to change these as I'm and SRAM fan.


Bottom Line:   
This bike inspires confidence. I have bombed the stuff I have available with no problems. I am looking to upgrade drivetrain and brakes as I got the bike for a song and it makes sense to do it. I actually ride it for commuting also so it does pedal fairly well. The funny thing is when climbing a hill on the street you feel every gram this bike has and then some, but when climbing a technical trail the bike seems to hide about 2-3kg and I can make it climb like a goat.
I think this bike is a great introduction into the DH/FR bike genre and if you can find a good deal go for it.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything nobody else will ride

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   None. Kind of tested a Rocky Mountain Switch and a Banshee Chapparal

Bike Setup:   Stock '07 Shore 3

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by driftingrulez a Downhiller from wales pentwynmawr

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2009

Strengths:    The bike is absolutley amazing and took all of the drops and jumps with ease giving me alot more confidence.

Weaknesses:    none at all.

Bottom Line:   
highley recommended and deserves a 10 out of 5 as it is the best bike that i have ridden and is great value for money. It scarred a smile onto my face.

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Favorite Trail:   cwmcarn downhill and freeride

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   PS CYCLES

Similar Products Used:   specialized, kona, giant

Bike Setup:   stock but going to put m888's on the front and m loco rear shock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dirt jumpa a Weekend Warrior from Fruitvale

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2008

Strengths:    I found both front and back suspension smooth. Great for free riding, jumping, drops and downhill.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I Demo'ed this bike at my local dealership and had a blast. The bikes usage would be intermediate to advanced riders and used mostly for free riding and DH. Overall an AMASING bike 5.5 out of 5

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Favorite Trail:   Rail Grade

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $2519.00

Purchased At:   Gericks Cycle and Sp

Similar Products Used:   A-Line and Shore one

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Angus Sutherland a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2007

Strengths:    Good components that come stock great for gravity junkies and actually can go up(slightly).

Weaknesses:    None. Yet.....

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for anyone beginner to intermediate. I was a beginner when i first got the bike and now (probably because of the bike) i am heaps better. Much better value than the Shore 2 and maybe even the Shore 1.

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Favorite Trail:   you yangs

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Bike Pro

Similar Products Used:   Giant Glory Zero,

Bike Setup:   2007 Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Igor a Weekend Warrior from Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2007

Strengths:    built like tank but feels like it pedals itself, strong, stable in downhills, looks really nice

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is a great freeride bike even allround bike. If you're scared about weight - don't. These bikes are fast and you can ride uphill without problems and to be down pretty fast :) Also price/value is amazing. I don't need other bike and if I would buy one I'm sure it will be NORCO.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Similar Products Used:   Giant reign

Bike Setup:   M888, Formula oro k24 (200 front & rear), Truvativ cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by james morris a Downhiller from oswestry

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2007

Strengths:    cost me £999 new excellent bike. very well built. take anything you throw at it. eats drops. even on flat it just makes you ride faster its the best choice i ever made. ever part is perfect for the bike. its just so well made.

Weaknesses:    the forks. the drop offs work fine. its just if you pull your bars up sharply the forks will make a clang sound. no damage or fault its just how there made. its just the sound that get a bit annoying but they work really well

Bottom Line:   
this bike should be another £800 ontop.
if you really dont like the forks making that sound. some bommers will do just the same with more travel and no noise. great first buy if you want to get into freeride or downhill

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Favorite Trail:   coed llandegla forest

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   winstanleybikes.com

Similar Products Used:   it was a toss up between this and a kona stinky. the stinky was to small so had this. after riding my mates stinky im really glad i had this

Bike Setup:   dmr v8 peddels. avid juicy 5 brakes. hope pro 2 rear hub. 7.4 inch rear travel<< i changed all this cos it was just what i liked all the stock stuff is still great

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bob bobby a Weekend Warrior from australia

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2007

Strengths:    very strong and smooth good braking capability

Weaknesses:    the front forks cuold be a little bit better i fuond they bottumed out too much i wuold have liked a better de railer

Bottom Line:   
i like the bike alot suits my riding style wuold recomend it to any1.its good for me. thumbs up.

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Favorite Trail:   MT clarence

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2750.00

Purchased At:   bike force australia

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nigel Seaton a Weekend Warrior from Athabasca, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2007

Strengths:    Excellant components, gorgeous bike, good value, good for anything.

Weaknesses:    The pedals that came with it are boring as are the grips, and the fork rebound is very hard to adjust, otherwise, that's it!

Bottom Line:   
Excellant value, very strong bike, good for any ride. Heavy for going up hill, but it is geared to be able to do it anyway. Beautiful bike, smooth ride, pro pedal works wonders, love to ride it! If you are looking for a do-anything bike, look no further!

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Favorite Trail:   Anything downhill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   Cheap Seats

Similar Products Used:   Fluid 3.0 with marzocchi 888 and manitou swinger 4-way.

Bike Setup:   All stock, except mosh bike pedals, and new lock on grips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by james a Downhiller from australia

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2007

Strengths:    smooth ride and an awsome set-up from go, inlove with the forks on it so smooth and so much easyier with the through axil for on spot tiere change

Weaknesses:    only the tires that come on

Bottom Line:   
if you after a good cheaper reliable bike you found it no fults i found and if i had to spend and extra $500 on this bike it is still worth it

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Favorite Trail:   mt Bride

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   yvc

Bike Setup:   stock with

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Griffin Herbst a Racer from BC

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2006

Strengths:    The front fork (7 inches) and back fork (8 inches) are extremely plush and smoooth on downhill demon runs. The frame geometry is not too bad either. Componetry is awesome and the 2006 hayes nines are amazingly fast and responsive

Weaknesses:    The tires that come with it are not extremely big(2.5) i like to have a bigger tire on front.

Bottom Line:   
Hey there, amazing for freeride and especially shore (hence its name) I havent tooken it on anything too harsh yet but its performing awesome so far. Hope you guys come out and get it. Even if i had paid full price for it(about 2500 canadian) I think it would be worth it. This bike is undestructable!

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Favorite Trail:   Mount 7 BC and Kicking horse resort

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   $2300.00 canadian

Similar Products Used:   I think that this bike is just as good as the shore 2 or 1 (its just a hell of a lot cheaper)

Bike Setup:   Totally stock except for a bigger tire on front

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