Norco Sidewinder 2002 Full Suspension

3.88/5 (8 Reviews)


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt O'Reilly a Weekend Warrior from Newmarket Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2003

Strengths:    Stem, headset,The frame rocks all the way. Also this bike is a good bang for the buck. Has survived for one year with a bit of freeriding, lots of xc racing, and some urban riding. Good job Norco.

Weaknesses:    Handelbars bend easy, Rims bend kind of easily, fork bottoms out pretty easily.This bike has a lot of basic parts, but its been a strong bike for me all around.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a good price, and has lasted me for one year now. If you're just beginning mountain biking ( bit of xc, bit of freeride,etc.) I would reccomend this bike. It's a good starter, for not that high of a cost. I like it, and would reccomend a norco sidewinder if someone were buying a low cost full suspension bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Ravenshoe

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Spoke o'

Similar Products Used:   None really

Bike Setup:   Axiom double jump pedals, kool stop brake pads, and Race Face grips.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by porter from NL, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2003

Strengths:    frame is wicked and the stem is da bomb.

Weaknesses:    Forks despartly need upgrading, handle bars blow, seat post is weak, tires wear easy and drailers are junk.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike 4 the money but really cant handle any jumps/drops. Good 4 xc riders but not good 4 any dirt jumping unless you fully upgrade it which would kinda make it a norco 4 x 4.

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Favorite Trail:   da pit

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   TNT Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   department store dualies.

Bike Setup:   axiom riser bars, new seat, dh shocks, bigger front tire and new seat post.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Joe from NL

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2003

Strengths:    nothing really maybe the frame the rest is junk.

Weaknesses:    everything basically. the front fork is junk, the rims warp quicker than any bike ive ever seen, and the handlebars are weak, also the pedals aren't grippy and the cassettes aren't too great. Basically the bike is really junky.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is not dependable at all. Ask my friend who owns the bike.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brad a Downhiller from Australia

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2003

Strengths:    The Frame is very strong.

Weaknesses:    The rear suspension is not quite strong enough (DNM DV-6).

Bottom Line:   
Good Bike for it's price.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $570.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Norco VPS2, Apollo DH2.4

Bike Setup:   All stock expect rims (Mavic D-521).

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by clay a Weekend Warrior from terrace B.C.

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2002

Strengths:    good bike for freeride very strong back shock works better after a while of rideing

Weaknesses:    suntour fork sucks in cold weather

Bottom Line:   
good bike for price sweet if you put different forks on it good bike if you don't wana spend the high $

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $475.00

Purchased At:   all seasons

Similar Products Used:   giant xtc ac3

Bike Setup:   funn hmf stem manitou sx fork titec hell bent bars ninja 2.65 DH front tire

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2002

Strengths:    Excellent Braking, the first time I used them I fell off because they're so responsive. Gear shifting is extremely quick and easy. Excellent suspension front and back, absorbs most big bumps.

Weaknesses:    No Easy off back tire, and no where to mount a U-lock bike lock.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent bike for getting into mountain biking, very secure and great for whatever trails are close by. For the price you should review if you actually need a full suspension bike. Acording to local bike store it's the bike of the year and Norco is fresh out for the season so try to get one at your local bike store before they're all gone.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from Ontario

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2002

Strengths:    I just bought this bike and it is a pretty intense bike. Great suspension makes it feel like riding on air! I did a 4 foot free zone drop on it and landed it so comfortably.I wouldn't recommend this bike for the road too much but it's the purchasers choice. I ride the road, but i don't get a lot of speed because the shocks bounce and slow you down. But on the upside, it's got amazing gear shifting and provides a comfortable ride that will still be there in the long run.

Weaknesses:    Slow on the road

Bottom Line:   
Simple good quality product.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $459.00

Purchased At:   kunstadt sports

Bike Setup:   front-back shocks, ez fire gears (shimano), light frame

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jake from edmonton

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2002

Strengths:    gears were wicked along with the brakes were really good

Weaknesses:    well i tryed it in the winter and ther shockes were preaty bad,i didnt like it b/c i thought that it was too high off the ground

Bottom Line:   
very good bike good for drops,might need new shocks

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only


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