Norco Wolverine XC Hardtail

4.02/5 (54 Reviews)
MSRP : $825.00


Product Description

Norco’s BC Trail series bikes are designed and tested on British Columbia’s rugged, demanding trails, so they are a solid option for anyone who needs a tough, capable mountain bike. Featuring a super stiff pedaling platform for climbing and lots of confidence on the descents, the BC Trail series has everything you need to take your trail riding to the next level – without the next level price tag.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by norcokid98 a Cross Country Rider from Ottawa

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2010

Strengths:    I love the frame it is so beefy and durable. I love the maxxis pro tires it comes with they are beast on the trails. The forks are amazing since they can be adjusted.

Weaknesses:    So far this bike has been BEAST!!.

Bottom Line:   
GREAT BIKE IF YOU DONT WANNA SPEND TO MUCH BUT WANT A AMAZING BIKE! hAPPY riding!

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Favorite Trail:   Gatineau

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $370.00

Purchased At:   Freinds Brand NEW

Similar Products Used:   GT 2.0


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Helmetless a Weekend Warrior from Santiago, Chile

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2010

Strengths:    I was pretty impressed when I saw it on the net, but then seeing this at the store was much more than expected. Great frame in terms of shape, geometry, intended use... quite reinforced but still not heavy! I also fell in love with its FSA Gravity Step Up crankset w/bashguard, it is a good tool for the price. Also liked CNC-made stem, handlebar, seatpost, saddle... and we can not forget the Schwalbe tires, of course!



Weaknesses:    I think the most disgusting thing about this kind of bike is the poor drivetrain setup they always have (Shimano Alivio RD is just unforgivable for a 2010 bike – maybe a deore shadow would work fine), although I can understand it since the intended use is not related to long pedaling sessions but just pedaling around “doing some stuff out there”
Marzocchi fork, although stable, stiff, sensible, etc is still pretty cheap -not enough adjustments


Bottom Line:   
Just fine, I only need the frame and aheadset :)

VALUE RATING: Opinion about cost
OVERALL RATING: Frame

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Favorite Trail:   Alpes, La Florida

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Belda Bicycles USA

Similar Products Used:   Norco scrambler fully customized – pieces on that frame will now be added to this one.

Bike Setup:   get it at Norco.com/Bikes/Mountain/Adventure X/Wolverine 2010

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rwilson a Weekend Warrior from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2010

Strengths:    The beefiest frame i've ever used. the fork is amazing: mine is a 2009 model wolverine so i got marzocchi bomber 22r's with 120 mm travel with dampening. Sram x4 gearset, truvativ crank and bb, and hayes mx4 disc brakes front and rear (very grippy and good when wet even) Bashguard on crank is very effective and has saved my sprockets many times lol. This bike is great for dirt jumping. period. great standover and angle of attack.

Weaknesses:    The rims could be stronger, but i haven't needed to get mine trued yet so that's a good thing. The tires are great for use on dirt and mud and grass and trails, but very noisy and inefficient on street. install a chainstay guard right away!!!

Bottom Line:   
I'd absolutely recommend this bike. it is amazingly durable and has not failed me yet and it has been ridden like a bat out of hell. Nothing has gone wrong yet. I'm amazed by the value and quality norco has to offer. If you see the 2009 norco wolverine, GET IT!!! you won't regret it! (p.s don't get the 2010 model they skimped out on the frame unfortunately) happy riding!

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Favorite Trail:   Local dirt jumps/river valley

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $630.00

Purchased At:   Klondike Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Norco Katamandu, Rocky Mountain flow raw, doesn't even come close to the Specialized Hardrock.

Bike Setup:   Stock except new lock-on grips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by johnson 26 a Downhiller from Ontario

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2010

Strengths:    great frame, cranks, front and back discs.

Weaknesses:    Gears and stem ,bar

Bottom Line:   
Its a great bike to start out on and defenately worth the money.

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Favorite Trail:   Blue mountian

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $699.00

Purchased At:   Brant cycle

Similar Products Used:   sasquatch and bigfoot

Bike Setup:   2008

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steffy a Weekend Warrior from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2010

Strengths:    This is for the 2009 Norco wolverine. Frame, forks, shifters, bassically everything

Weaknesses:    Today I went off a drop and the quick release on the back tire came off but other then that it's been perfect.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for pretty much everything. It's easy to learn how to do tricks and is an easy ride. The marzochhi 22r's work great in all conditions seeing they are adjustable. Definatley a good bike to buy if your looking for some fun. I would recomend it to everyone who likes riding but isn't an extreme rider as my friends recomended it to me.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Bike doctor

Similar Products Used:   Canadian tire bikes

Bike Setup:   Still the way I bought it from the shop even though it has shamano components instead of sraam. But I still like it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by barrygaines a Weekend Warrior from burnaby, bc, canada

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2010

Strengths:    frame!

Weaknesses:    bottom bracket, pedals, seat post saddle, weight

Bottom Line:   
the best aluminum hardtail for ts price, and level. pretty snappy geometry compared to to other hardtails, can do basic shore freeride, does fine on paved roads, great all arounder bike, frame for 2008 to 2009 is awesome..( they cheaped out on that great frame in 2010 ) . rides fast, corners well. frame is upgradable.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $580.00

Purchased At:   jubilee cycles

Similar Products Used:   norco kamandu, kona shred, norco bigfoot,


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by norcorider95 a Weekend Warrior from London

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2010

Strengths:    Frame, bars, stem, chain guard, most of the bike tbh.

Weaknesses:    forks arent really designed for the stuff i do, but can imagine them being good for xc.
i have had to have my wheel trued again.
crank comes loose every 5 mins.


Bottom Line:   
Has been a sick bike so far, i bought it new in june 2009 (bought the 07 model) but its a nice bike to ride, fairly light, good feel to it, flickable, wide tyres have a lot of traction and tread, good round the dirt jumps and trails. i am getting new forks, new crank, new wheelset and a new BB as the stock ones are not amazing, but would suit anyone who does XC or a beginner. but frame is the same as they use on the higher models e.g sasquatch.
if your looking to buy it for XC get a bigger model, but small model is perfect for anything really, and has a good standover height.

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Favorite Trail:   Tedd lock Djs, Bracknell.

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $760.00

Purchased At:   Winstanleys

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher oppie/mullet.

Bike Setup:   Stock 07 Norco wolverine.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon Scharringa a Weekend Warrior from ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2009

Strengths:    tires, frame, and fork are good

Weaknesses:    seat

Bottom Line:   
very good
will upgrade to better bike in the future

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Favorite Trail:   my own

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   pedal power

Similar Products Used:   canadian tire specials


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marc G a Cross Country Rider from Cochenour, Ont. Canada

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2009

Strengths:    This is an 2009 model it has upgraded forks. Disk front & rear. Will pick it up on thur. 10 km. oneway to work daily, eather trail or hiway

Weaknesses:    Seat dont is not impressive

Bottom Line:   
No ride yet but from the rev. i read it's a solid bike. Forks n rear brakes were weak. mine has disk all around and better forks. I guess Norco reads these web sights and improve on the product. Wife will fraek but i'll say i got it from a teen.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Similar Products Used:   Suzuki RM 125

Bike Setup:   Better seat and head lights so i can ride home after nite shift.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Big Wave a Weekend Warrior from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2009

Strengths:    Strength and durability

Weaknesses:    Brakes and weight

Bottom Line:   
I've used this bike for over 2 years now both for commuting and blasting trails and single tracks on the wekends.
Its so heavy and the brakes are so bad I've considered installing V brakes several times.
On the positive side I've never broken anything despite many stacks and it was over 2 years for the first puncture despite riding it almost everyday.
But bottom line is its terrible. Get something lighter and with decent brakes.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:1
Submitted by brody a Weekend Warrior from nova scotia

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2008

Strengths:    fram front dis break tires

Weaknesses:    rims no back dis breaks gears

Bottom Line:   
the rims and gears suck!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   bouth from a friend


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roger Fiegen a Weekend Warrior from Eganville on

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2007

Strengths:    this bike can take the beating of a life time and last the o7 version has a set of hayes mx 4 front and back brakes sunrim k25

Weaknesses:    seat post,forks,head set

Bottom Line:   
if you get this bike you will love it

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Favorite Trail:   calibogie double dimanond

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $770.00

Purchased At:   martains

Similar Products Used:   none come close to the wolverine


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bob bill a Weekend Warrior from orangeville

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2007

Strengths:    strong frame,smooth ride,good tires,amazing grips

Weaknesses:    forks could be a little stiffer

Bottom Line:   
This bike is built to take some agressivness,and you should buy one

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Favorite Trail:   blue mountain xc/dh

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $775.00

Purchased At:   cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   giant stp2

Bike Setup:   front/rear discs,shimano shifters

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by aaron a Weekend Warrior from winnipeg, manitoba,canada

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2007

Strengths:    frame same as Bigfoot, price seems lower in canada,not a purpose specific bike(easy to add parts to change to dirt jump,trail,moderate freeride

Weaknesses:    beginner forks. no rear disk,crank, not a purpose specific bike can do all but not on par unless parts added

Bottom Line:   
good dendable bike. was able up grade around a strong frame holding its own against higher priced bikes

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Favorite Trail:   grey owl

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   norco wolverine

Similar Products Used:   bmx

Bike Setup:   upgrades; forks, tires, bars, stem, brake(rear), handle bar, pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by aaron a Weekend Warrior from winnipeg, manitoba,canada

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2007

Strengths:    frame same as Bigfoot, price seems lower in canada,not a purpose specific bike(easy to add parts to change to dirt jump,trail,moderate freeride

Weaknesses:    beginner forks. no rear disk,crank, not a purpose specific bike can do all but not on par unless parts added

Bottom Line:   
good dendable bike. was able up grade around a strong frame holding its own against higher priced bikes

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Favorite Trail:   grey owl

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   norco wolverine

Similar Products Used:   bmx

Bike Setup:   upgrades; forks, tires, bars, stem, brake(rear), handle bar, pedals

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