Norco Bigfoot Freeride Hardtail

4.4/5 (112 Reviews)
MSRP : $905.00


Product Description

  • Custom design Norco aluminum frame with forged BB yoke , integrated headset and custom shape tubing with a hydroform downtube
  • Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3 120 mm travel fork and 20 mm through hole dropouts
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes front and rear


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TURTLE PURPLE

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2012

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 ..

Bottom Line:   
BUY IT ... ITS A GREAT DO IT ALL BIKE ..............

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by moe

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 !

Bottom Line:   
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 !

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DrMtbikin a Cross Country Rider from Dingwall, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2011

Strengths:    Frame, Tyres, Rims, Headset, Handlebars, Fork (at times), Everything except weaknesses

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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Local Trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $780.00

Purchased At:   halo-master_chief@ho

Similar Products Used:   Norco Bigfootv 2005, Norco Wolverine 11'

Bike Setup:   Stock, except DH Wellgo Flats, Raceface headset, Carbon Highj Riser Handlebar DH, Yeti Handgrips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by razor18 a Weekend Warrior from Calgary

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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   C.O.P.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1030.00

Purchased At:   BowCycle

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Just the stock, but planning to upgrade the pedals, grips, handle bar.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Z a Cross Country Rider from Australia

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.


Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   free-ride

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Brisbane, Queensland

Similar Products Used:   Giant & Trek

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by derr a Weekend Warrior from derr

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2010

Strengths:    derr

Weaknesses:    derr

Bottom Line:   
derr

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Favorite Trail:   derr

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $999999.00

Purchased At:   derr

Similar Products Used:   derr

Bike Setup:   derr

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shreder a Downhiller from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2010

Strengths:    Fork
Frame
Brakes
Cranks
Pedals
Drivetrain
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?


Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   Firemans

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $860.00

Purchased At:   Klondike Cycle and S

Similar Products Used:   Norco rampage, Trek Jack, Norco Wolverine, Norco bushpilot


Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Pipeline

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Kenmore Cycles

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Standard.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by justin a Downhiller from canada Prince Goerge

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2010

Strengths:    frame shockes brakes

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
the best

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Favorite Trail:   insane

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   norco bikes

Bike Setup:   very good would trade it for anything

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bryan M a Downhiller 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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   A@L get active

Similar Products Used:   norco sasquatch, kona cowan

Bike Setup:   2006 Bigfoot

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jim 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!

Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   sunset blvd, Eagle Mountain bike park

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

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

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gromit_dog 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.

Bottom Line:   
Never let me down and most importantly the bike fit and felt good.

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Favorite Trail:   Switchback, Alouette Mtn

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Some cycle shop in L

Similar Products Used:   1984 Norco Bush Pilot, 90 Trek 7000, 95 Stumpjumper M2, 08 Trek fuel ex 8.

Bike Setup:   The bike had the top mount deore thumb shifters, Araya rims, etc.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jon_lee9900 a Downhiller from Plymouth

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2009

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.

Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   Brechfa Forrest

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   secondhand

Similar Products Used:   Cromag, Banshee, SC chamelion,Orange Crush

Bike Setup:   I have replaced every part.
Fox 36 talas RC2
Full SRAM X9
Avid code front, Juicy 7 rear,
Pro 2 EX721 wheel set
Blackspire device
and other little things

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hiller a Cross Country Rider from miramichi

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2009

Strengths:    sick ride.I am a big guy and it fits just right ...cool orange.the forks have good travail .brakes work well and they do stop a 250lb man..lol

Weaknesses:    piddles weren't the best,i did have to change them. i went to a free- stile and they are just fine. 16 speed is not the best for road work,but you can make do.

Bottom Line:   
great bike,i would push it ....it dose work well. the 07 is worth the funds.

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Favorite Trail:   french fort cove

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   icline sports

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.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sebas69 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

Bottom Line:   
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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Favorite Trail:   Bromont

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $850.00

Bike Setup:   V8 pedals

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