Strengths: NOT SURE WHAT YEAR IT IS ITS PURPLE WITH DIRT JUMPER 3 FORKS. ANYWAY ITS THE BEST ALLOY HARD TAIL I HAVE EVER RIDEN. NOT QUITE THE SAME AS A GOOD CROMO HART TAIL. BUT I FIND THAT MY BIGFOOT DECENDS BETTER THAN MY FIVE INCH DUALLY MONGOOSE TEOCALI. BRAKES A LITTLE NOISY BUT WORK GOOD. I HAVE UPGRADED TO XO GRIP SHIFTERS WITH F AND R X7 SRAM SHIFTERS.. THAE SUNN RIMMS ARE BULLET PROOF EVEN IF THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO CHANGE TYRES WITH PLASTIC TYRE LEVERS..
Weaknesses: FIRST THING I CHANGED WAS THE GRIPS AND PEDALS.. THE ONLY THING HERE IS THE WEIGHT BUT HEY I HAVENT BROKEN IT YET ..
BUY IT ... ITS A GREAT DO IT ALL BIKE ..............
Date Reviewed: August 1, 2012
Strengths: its strength is everything !!!!
Weaknesses: to me the bike has no weaknesses , it has dj4 forks , 185mm disc brakes and hussefelt almost everything on it and its just truly an amazing bike , i take my bigfoot to the skatepark all the time because it has a frame that could be for downhill , freeriding and even park , ive switched my front sprocket to a one speed but left an 8 set of gears in the back but overall the bike is awsome !!! buy the bike if your looking for something that will blow your mind !
honestly the bike has never quit on me , i have had it stock from 07 all the way to 09 and it was perfect but i decided to change it up and got custom metallic red rims along with a red sprocket and left an 8 set of gears on the back and ive been changing the sprocket on it every once in a while just to get different looks and also the brakes are just amazing , i go top speed with that bike and ive practiced something where i can click both brakes at the same time and the bike will just stop at an instant and its amazing i love the bike ! and the dj4 forks are incredible ! ill never change those and also the bike provides you with the best speed , best jumps and of course the best tricks , it may not be the lightest but its perfect weight ! buy this bike !
a Cross Country Rider
from Dingwall, Nova Scotia, Canada
Weaknesses: Dont try 4 foot drops on this, like me, they will bottom out, which dont sound good. The derailleur likes to bounce around through the trails, but get a chain tensioner, DJ 4's when not tightened, bottom out 75% just when peddaling. Tighten them. Brakes Kinda suck, can squel if you do not adjust them, sandpaper them, or wipe down the brakes with rubbing alcohol, avid juicy 3's need lots of mini adjustments everyday, Get Windcutter Aligator's, Same performance,no squaling, no over heating
Bikes a beast, survived everything so far. DH, DJ, XC, Etc. Well worth 800$ prob more. Frame is like 5 inch think at head tube, crazy strong. Gears dont skip, etc. BUY IT if you are a beginner looking to get better like me.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: July 6, 2011
Strengths: Everything is its strength!
Weaknesses: Its a little bit heavy than I thought but its nothing, the Grips worn out so fast, and the pedals studs get lose pretty fast. so before you use it make use every studs are really tight so you wont lose one. Learn that from the experience.
This bike is very awesome so strong, easy to handle, and can do everything you want it to do! If you are thinking buying this bike. Do it, you wont regret it! AWESOME BIKE! I put 4 Flame in Value rating cause they put really bad grips, but that is so easy to change.
Bike Setup: Just the stock, but planning to upgrade the pedals, grips, handle bar.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: October 23, 2010
Strengths: The bike geometry, centre of gravity and balance is excellent for this hardtail free-ride. It's very easy to handle, takes punishment well and the fat betty tyres while "phat", ride suprisingly good on-road. Hydraulic brakes not too bad.
Weaknesses: front shocks are a little "spongy", could do with an upgrade.
not a big fan of the "branding" all over the bike, but nothing like a can of paint that wont fix this.
Excellent bike. I don't think you can get a better quality bike for this price range. As usual, the Canadians have done a great job.
from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date Reviewed: August 8, 2010
Pretty well everything
Weaknesses: Grips suck
Brakes have a LONNNG break in period
Seat can be a bit hard but who sits on the seat anyway?
Overall an AWESOME ride, climbs pretty well and takes the downs like a beast! Forks soak up everything they need too, brakes stop you well enough but the break in period is annoying. The geomatry inspires confidance to try anything. Perhaps one of my favorite parts of this bike is the super wide handlebar, it just make everything better! And i have to admit the yellow pedals look pretty sick! Overall and awesome bike that can do some of everything. I love some XC but rippin down freeride/downhill trails fill me with joy. LOVE IT, nuff said
a Weekend Warrior
from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Date Reviewed: August 6, 2010
Strengths: really slick forks, great for just about everything. tires are really grippy.
Weaknesses: No Lock on grips, no lockout on fork.
Really solid little bike, takes allot of abuse. The frame is weighty but it really snaps up the trails. I use it on dirt jumps, XC and dh trails as well as the local pump track. Hydros stop you well. great bike for such a low price tag.
from brandon, manitoba, canada
Date Reviewed: May 13, 2010
Strengths: Incredibly strong frame, 120mm dirt jam comp is buttery smooth, hydraulic brakes are fairly strong, fairly light.
Weaknesses: brakes arent the best, bash guard sucks
the bottom line is this bike is very good, i live in brandon which is flat as the rest of the prairies. we have some nice trails so we have some good cross country style tracks. this bike is good for flying down the trails the fork can handle anything reasonable (8 foot drops to tranny was my biggest). the next thing is ive took it to calgary a number of times over the years to hit up the olympic bike park and it was perfect, alot of people complain about the hayes sole brakes but the fact of the matter is they are still hydraulic disc brakes made by hayes and they are very good. ive had this bike for 5 years and all ive HAD to replace was my brake cables because i crashed and they wrecked.
Similar Products Used: norco sasquatch, kona cowan
Bike Setup: 2006 Bigfoot
a Weekend Warrior
from Adelaide Australia
Date Reviewed: January 23, 2010
Strengths: Solid frame, neat welds, I can use this baby for everything I do! I climbs like a beast and hits the downhills like a dualy! I live this bike (i'm just about to sell it though for a specialized P2 cr-mo!)
Weaknesses: my pedals wore away really quick but they are easily replaced, breaks make so much noise! Other than that its an awesome bike, get it!
If you want to have a hardtail that can pretty much do everything you throw at it, you have found it. The frame is solid and it pedals real well up hills and bombs down the other side. Also great at dirt jumping if your just starting. I highly recommend this bike1
Favorite Trail: sunset blvd, Eagle Mountain bike park
Duration Product Used: 2 Years
Purchased At: Aldgate Bike Shop
Similar Products Used: can't say, I havn't really ridden many bikes like it!
Bike Setup: stock apart from new hussefelt pedals
a Cross Country Rider
from Surrey, BC, Canada
Date Reviewed: January 3, 2010
Strengths: This review is for the original Norco Bigfoot circa 1987. I bought the frame set for around $60 from a cycle shop in downtown Langley which is no longer in business.
The Frame was very strong and took the abuse of the day which included jumping, original downhill racing at whistler, XC etc. It was reasonably light with the cool oversize tange 4130 cro-mo frameset. It replaced my Norco bush pilot.
Weaknesses: None really, had as much fun or more on that bike.
Never let me down and most importantly the bike fit and felt good.
Strengths: Frame is pretty bombproof, for a hardtail is a bit of a tank.
Weaknesses: Everything except the frame, forks are poor, gearings very poor, brakes are poor, husselfelt kit is aceptable though.
Frame is a good long travel FR hardtail, can take some abuse but also climb back up for another go. Put different tyres on and hit the XC track with no problems.
Slightly weighty but the frame is very good.
components on the other hand not so impressive, but then again for the price I supose not so bad.
Good mid low price FR hardtail with good potential
Bike Setup: setup was good changed a little to fit me...i do use semi- slicks in the spring till the trails dry...bike works ,not bad for road work.
a Weekend Warrior
from Mtl, Canada
Date Reviewed: October 5, 2008
Strengths: Very strong, light, nice color (Black), good components for the price. Fantastic for free riding and fairly good for DH beginner.
Weaknesses: Forks can't be locked, pedal had to be changed, original were too slippery for DH
Great bike for entry level, made me discover a passion. Fantastic for FreeRiding, loves stairs, gaps and dirt. Is OK for DH, but I plan on getting a more specific bike. I do Difficult and very difficult trails with it.
Would definitely recommend it.
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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!
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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)
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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.
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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 »