Norco VPS Drop 2002 Full Suspension

4.28/5 (25 Reviews)
MSRP : $2679.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick g a Downhiller from chatty Canada

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2006

Strengths:    Everything ive broke every part on it but the frame is still mint props to Norco. The blue is sweet it would look awsome with supercycle parts on it.

Weaknesses:    needs a 24 on the back for maximum dropage. I know from experience its smoother with a 24 mag 30 and 2.6 nokian gazza on the back.

Bottom Line:   
To bad its an 02 because it was prime for its time. Norco should have keep the line going.

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Favorite Trail:   Highway

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike

Similar Products Used:   Norco-Shore,Atomick,250,ignite,A-line
Balfa-Minutman
Kona-everthing all kona frame designs are the same


Bike Setup:   02 Norco Drop Super t's,Mag 30,Race Face evo.bb and cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dereck a Weekend Warrior from Terrace British Columbia

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2005

Strengths:    strong, light, beefy, pretty lol, feels awsome, take a good beating, i am 210 lbs and not afarid to hit up big stunts

Weaknesses:    it echoes noises, and the origional fox shock has blown up a few times

Bottom Line:   
over all awsome bike be ashamed to get rid of it, has held up beyond belief. would suggest putting monster T or junior T on the bike.

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Favorite Trail:   pachorse

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   big hit, atomic, launch

Bike Setup:   drop, with 03 monster T, mag 30 rims, maxxis tires, funn stem,.243 bars, mag breaks, and much muchmore

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by darren Williamson a Downhiller from Pierrefond(montreal),qb,Canada

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2005

Strengths:    Ok.En francais? Le frame est super fort,il est le genr ed ebike que tu oubli et que tu juste sais qu'il inspire confiance.


Weaknesses:    Le headset devient toujours lousse, mais au moi on a pa besoin de cup press. Le frame fait beaucoup de bruit.La couler est discutable.

Bottom Line:   
Au debut je pensais que c'etait vraiment un bike pas resistant a cause que j'en ai vu plier, mais j'ai prit pas mal de shok de face vu que je ridais avant avec 2 24' et une low travel en dh,puis ce frame c,est toujours monter digne. J'ai blow la suspension arriere. Je recommande le frame si vous voulez un bike encore ridable dans 5 ans.

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Favorite Trail:   rock solid

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   friend(frame only)

Similar Products Used:   Plein de doubles

Bike Setup:   dnm usd 180,26/24, hussfelt full xt.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Herb a Downhiller from Belleville, Ont, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2003

Strengths:    Strong frame ( I bought it frame only and built the bike up from there).

Weaknesses:    The frame is very noisy. If you seatpost creaks, you'd swear the entire bike is falling apart because the creak is echoed and amplified through the frame. Solution -> Keep your bike maintained you lazy ass!

Bottom Line:   
Well, I've gotta hand it to norco, because they have built a tough frame that can handle me. I'm 6'2" and 220lbs, and after a year of beating (urban, dh, freeride), the frame still works like the day I built it up. The component spec from norco is awesome for the $$ of the bike as well. I also have to give norco props for supporting the freeride scene, and for thanking the people who are riding their bikes (I'm talking about VPS fest @ Whistler). I'm truely happy with the bike.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Brodie thumper, Giant ac1, RM pipeline, Kona stinky & stab, Specialized big hit DH

Bike Setup:   '03 super T pro, 02' shore swing link (boosts travel to 6.1"), Block 8 cranks, Magura Gustav's, Singletrack wheels

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ryan a Downhiller from somewhere, B.C Canada

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2003

Strengths:    Strong frame, good shifting

Weaknesses:    Fork, shock, tires, rims. The fork was really easy to bottom when i got it so i put some 10 weight oil in it and that made it better. The shock has no adjustments on it and the rebound is way to fast. Tires wash out in any wet conditions. I put a michelin 2.8 up front and that works really well. The rims are horrible. They are good because i never got a pinch flat with them but they did not hold up on any drops or jumps. I had them trued 5 times before i finally put new rims on. I didnt really like the handle bars either but that is a personal preference thing.

Bottom Line:   
Its an o.k bike. The bike shop that put it together had no clue what they were doing so that probably made a difference too. I like the bike now it handles drops over ten feet on a weekly basis. Also its not bad to dirt jump. I got it for a good price thats why i bought it and im happy with it now that i have new rims and tires. bottom line the bike is good for the price but if you are a freerider that goes big buy something better than this.

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Favorite Trail:   sumas

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1999.00

Purchased At:   Bike shop

Similar Products Used:   tested a stinky.

Bike Setup:   michelin up front stock kenda in back, double tracks, answer pro taper handle bar, radical stem, everything else is stock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jay Pozo a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2003

Strengths:    Tires, brakes, frame. It's tough!

Weaknesses:    Cheezy grips, grip shifter, weight (!), noisy

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for tearing down the mountain, it's even rideable up if you don't mind going slow. Takes the hits, and those brakes work wonders!

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Favorite Trail:   CBC

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Bike Setup:   stock setup, ODI grips, rapid shift for back, chainstay lizard skin

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ryan a Downhiller from halifax canada

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2003

Strengths:    looks

Weaknesses:    after rideing it for one summer i had to replace the back end once amd my back shock broke twice my truvativ crank stripped in two mos

Bottom Line:   
this bike is for the birds i expected alot more from a big name brand bike company like that and i did not get much satisfaction from the bike shop or norco them selves if you like to go big a good super strong bike to check out is the banshee scream

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   The Bike People

Bike Setup:   five inch fox rear 7 inch triple crown marzocchi jr t race face north shore crank axiom flats pedels hayes 8 inch hydrolic comp axiom chain guide truvativ bottom bracket sun doublewide rims 26 fr 24 rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matt a Weekend Warrior from brampton

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2003

Strengths:    strong frame, nice 8 inch brakes, smooth shox

Weaknesses:    noise !!

Bottom Line:   
nice ride, good first bike for a downhiller or freerider, smooth and easy riding, great on drops 7 footers feel easier everytime.

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Favorite Trail:   dont have one

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1750.00

Purchased At:   silent sports

Similar Products Used:   stinky, vps-atomik

Bike Setup:   2003 boxxer race, blakspire dual slolem, all the rest are factory parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris dufault a Downhiller from barrie ontario canada

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2002

Strengths:    Got to love those sweet 8 inches of disk brake. The bomber in the front is amazing also.

Weaknesses:    That the front chain rings are so small, Would benifit huge for a chain tentioner. Plus the shimano and sram set up does not shift as smooth as it shout and hits the frame frequently. That stupid grip shift and rapid fire combo.

Bottom Line:   
This is an amazing bike. Great for free riding and those lighter downhillers. The bike meets and exceeds expectation. I would buy it again at twice the price. It glides downhill and is smoth as butter on ten foot hits.
Buy this over the stinky!! It is better value and it just works better.

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Favorite Trail:   urban

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   cycle solutions

Similar Products Used:   stinky, which did not measure up as high and i returned it!

Bike Setup:   everything is pretty much stock except I am currently upgrading to a dual crow and a chain tentioner.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by pro MTB a Downhiller from ONBD,IRac,Afgahnistan

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2002

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Everything the whole bike fell apart when i got on it and then i bled to death.

Bottom Line:   
This bike ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Bruce

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $10000.00

Purchased At:   Action BIkes

Similar Products Used:   All the moutnian bikes in the world

Bike Setup:   Excellent

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Max Mcdonald a Downhiller from Yarmouth

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2002

Strengths:    Strong frame, not bad components generally a good bike for a low price...

Weaknesses:    The Bike make a little bit of noise, i dont really like the DJ 1.5 i guess i'll change it to a JR. T...

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for a low price!

I bought it a few days ago and started to clear 3-5 footers with no problems...

If you got a 1600$ get this bike i dont think you can get a better ones for this price..

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Hub Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Specialized BigHit Comp, Raleigh s700

Bike Setup:   Same as it came from the factory...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mikey a Downhiller from Nelson, B.C.

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2002

Strengths:    strong, good starting parts, rear shock, can be used as freeride, dh or urban depending on your setup.

Weaknesses:    because it's so thick in the middle when it's windy you kinda get blown around. DJ 1.5 what the heck???!!!

Bottom Line:   
The bike is nice. I like it and i know alot of others who like it to. buy it.

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Favorite Trail:   THE SHORE!!!!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Similar Products Used:   vps atomik, vps launch

Bike Setup:   z1 mcr, xt, race face north shore cranks, funn seat, bars, pedals, grimeca system 8, doublewides, nokian gazz.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rod a Downhiller from Whistler

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2002

Strengths:    looks,brakes,strong frame,rear shock is sweet.

Weaknesses:    a bit heavy but it's what you'd expect from a rig like this.i dunno about the dj1 cause i upgraded right away.

Bottom Line:   
if you are willing to upgrade alot for hard freeriding get if not get somthin else. overall pretty good though.

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Favorite Trail:   whistler bike park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   vps atomik, specialized big hit comp.

Bike Setup:   xt, jr.t, atomic lab rims, maxxis, race face, titec, funn, hayes, kona stem and pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by graham kubbernus a Downhiller from prince george

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2002

Strengths:    8 inch hydros,frame ,rims,rear shock awesome on trails.takes most bigger flat ground drops

Weaknesses:    marzocchi dj1 make creaking noise and they needed to be filled more, really hard riding up hill bike makes lots of noises

Bottom Line:   
this is a awesome bike for someone starting dh. norco always gives more than you pay for. great bike for down hill riding on technical trails,8 inch hydros are great. this bike is great for how much you pay

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   northern hardware (bike shop)

Similar Products Used:   none like this

Bike Setup:   stock, soon buying new rims and tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jo le bob bob le jo a Weekend Warrior from quebec and bc

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2002

Strengths:    awsome bike the frame is a mono... so it`s a very strong frame, the 8` hydro works very good and i`ve put a monster T awsome very awsome

Weaknesses:    went you jump big caps well you just wear so noise from the frame but it`s just normal and nothing with it !!!

Bottom Line:   
hum very nice bike and very strong bike and what i`ve put i`m not scared anymore of going fast and going big rocks ans all that....and also the frame have a life warrenty

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Favorite Trail:   whistler

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   fournel 3000$ (CN)

Similar Products Used:   vps ....

Bike Setup:   i`ve put a monster T and put some tire on the frame were`s my chain hit`s and a gid chain and thats all

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