Norco Sasquatch 2002 Hardtail

4.55/5 (44 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Roy a Weekend Warrior from Timmins,Ontario,Canada

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2007

Strengths:    Pretty much everything...

Weaknesses:    -Tire is to close to front derailleur while in bottom sproket.
-Rims warp a little to easy.
-Easy to scratch and got cable rub on the first day.


Bottom Line:   
Excellent bike, if you can pick it up cheap buy it! I got mine on sale for 1000$ Canadian

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Favorite Trail:   Timmins? lol

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $868.00

Purchased At:   Nothern Sports

Similar Products Used:   Ironhorse Yakuza Chimpira

Bike Setup:   Stock with chain tensionor.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bob Sampson a Downhiller from Victoria, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2006

Strengths:    Good Components, fork can be ajusted easily.

Weaknesses:    Needs Lock-Ons. tires suck(stupid kenda kinetics, upgrade to nokian or maxxis). Brakes are screwy. Rims are heavy. Bike doesnt climb(not that i care about that!)

Bottom Line:   
Good for your money. some stuff needs to be upgraded. good for beginner-intermediate riders. good on dirt jumps! if youre a dirt jumper or learning to freeride(on a hardtail) this would be a good bike for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Sofa King

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Russ Hays

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Big Hit

Bike Setup:   dj3, hayes hfx-9, alex rims, race face crank, bottom bracket, handlebar and stem and nokian tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew Slazmo a Weekend Warrior from Gold Coast

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2005

Strengths:    THIS IS FOR THE 2006 SASQUATCH IF SOMEONE READS THIS!!!
Great frame Geo, the bar and the goose neck are truvative, the rukiton cranks, cluster and mech,Hayes Hfx-9 8" rotors!


Weaknesses:    the weak SDG seat so blows goats!! the brake lines are way too close to the spokes for my liking! the wussy chain guard that de-stickered itself after being taken from the box! the alivio shifters!! so GAY!!!!

Bottom Line:   
the 2006 Sasquatch is a great bike derived from a history of building great bikes, Norco in 2006 have built a massive frame that doesnt sound tinny as most others do and have used some impressive and some let down compoenents! i would say as being a well educated rider in both street and in the dust that this bike will hold whatever i can dish! overall if anyone wants a great bike for a moderate cash exchange, spend a little more on a better seat the SDG blows but the bike is all balls!!!

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Favorite Trail:   BlackSnotts / Nerang

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Peadal Shopp Runaway Bay

Similar Products Used:   Haro 8.1, Norco RYDE, 125, Kona Stuff etc

Bike Setup:   at the moment, DJ 4's have 25 pount and standard rebound settings as its a commuter bike untill i can see some dirt! basic setup untill 1 year waranty period ends! but some minor tweaking now to then!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kyle Edwards from Quebec

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2004

Strengths:    Frame very tought ..

Weaknesses:    derailleur,rims and if you can poot a chain gide it would be very useful!

Bottom Line:   
Love to bike all around with my 2 friends that have a kona stinky and 4 by from norco.. I tried to jump in stairs and almost killed my self it was cool for the moment but it could of beed wost. Lizard skin needed absolutely! and a chain gide cuz it makes a hole lot of noise ..
Come bike with me down in quebec we could go to Mt St-Anne..

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Favorite Trail:   Mont St-Anne

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $999.00

Purchased At:   Place du becycle

Similar Products Used:   in between kona stuff and kona roast


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James Davidson a Downhiller from Glasgow, Scotland

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2003

Strengths:    almost everythin, Strong frame, nice colour, really good and aggresive lookin, good original forks (DJ3)

Weaknesses:    Not many, standard parts should be replaced like brakes, rims and tyres, pedals

Bottom Line:   
This bike rules. I use it for dirt jumoing and downhill and it is one of the best hardtails ive ridden. The frame is super tough, its handled a 16ft drop no problem. The ultimate hardtail for the price

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Alpine Bikes, Glasgow

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stuff

Bike Setup:   Manitou Doarado DH, Hope minis (front+rear), DMR Speed Guide, stronger rims, rest is stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony a Weekend Warrior from Richmond

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2003

Strengths:    crankset, bb, hubs, frame, handle bar

Weaknesses:    rims, brakes, headset, grips, pedals, derailler

Bottom Line:   
nice frame, recommended for learners/beginners willing to do urban/freeride(stock setup). very maneuverable, but the stock front hayes hmx-1's mech. disc brakes are horrible, change it immediately. the grips are alright but they wear out too quick, but the bottom line is that it is a great bike and i reccomend it too every one who wants to do city, urban, freeride

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $650.00

Similar Products Used:   kona stuff

Bike Setup:   New parts: Shimano xt hydros rear, shimano xt v-brakes front, rhyno lites pretzeled spokes(front wheel), vp 550 pedals, fsa pig headset, oury grips bontrager fs2000 ti saddle/seat, funn stem(coming soon), shimano lx rear derailler, maxxis mofo 2.35 rear(tire), 2001 Jr. t's.

stock: Norco 2002 sasquatch frame(medium), rear wheel(mx 22's, formula disc hub), cassettes, crankset, bb, seatpost, handlebar, shifters, housing, cables, front tire(kenda)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stephen Campbell a Weekend Warrior from Glasgow, Scotland

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2003

Strengths:    Bombproof frame, Z1 forks, truative crankset

Weaknesses:    Rear 'v' (c'mon), bar/stem, tyres (terrible on wet concrete), brake levers.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is amazing for the price but why do manufacturers' persist with mech discs when people would rather pay extra for hydros. If you can buy just the frame and forks, do it and build the rest. You can then have a bike which would whip the Orange msile for less than $1500. A great buy for urban jumpers or crazy freeriders who don't mind the extra upgrade work. Build on!!

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Favorite Trail:   Arran

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Alpine bikes

Similar Products Used:   Kona Roast

Bike Setup:   Stock Norco with Easton bar, Funn stem, Tioga DH tyres.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jean Robitaille a Downhiller from Montreal,Qc,Canada

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2003

Strengths:    THE FRAME IS LIKE A ROCK!!!Very good z1 wedge when you stiff it up.Good crank(TruVative Hussefelt). Front brake is a little noisy but after the break in period it kicks asses. The rims are not bad. The color is sandblower silver(very rare)In overall this bike is for some hardtails riders dont want to spend all money for a bike but for upgrade it only!!

Weaknesses:    The STEM is verry BAD and the bar sux the screws loose.


Bottom Line:   
RIde it and try to broke the frame if you can!

Never forget to put a lizard skin or a old tire tube to protect your chainstay because the chain have no pity for this.

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Favorite Trail:   MtRoyal

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $980.00

Purchased At:   Quilicot

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Funn Henchman Stem, Funn fatboyslim bar, wellgo pedals, Sandblower silver frame not glossy black!!!!!(color)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Norco Ryder a Downhiller from Middle of Nowhere, Ontario

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2003

Strengths:    FRAME, Front Rim

Weaknesses:    This bike works like a dream for bout a month. The disc tabs on the fork ripped off, Shifters broke, Rear Rim gets flat spots really easily, Bars too long, stock brakes suck.

Bottom Line:   
At the time of purchase this is a sick bike for the price. As stuff breaks, buy newer and better parts, until u get the ultimate bike.

P.S. Buy many lizard Skins

This bike is made for urban ridin, holds up to anything, I have over 15,000km in under a year, if it can handle me it can handle u. But...can u handle it????

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Bike Setup:   2002 Dirtjumper, 8" front hayes mech, 6" rear grimeca mech, Funn brake levers, XT rear shifter, SRAM X.0 front shifter, Easton Monkey Risers, Funn Stem, Axiom Road Gap pedals, XT rear derailleur, 24" Rear Alex Double Wall, Maxxis Mobster tires, some sorta new headset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from New Brunswick, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2002

Strengths:    frame
Fork
Wheels


Weaknesses:    Tires

Bottom Line:   
this bike has taken hard abuse from a larger rider, and is holding up well. I ride mainly urban, and have a medium.
if you are looking for a killer bike at a goodprice, you cant go wrong with this bike, it is sweet

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   2001 sasquatch

Bike Setup:   Dual 24" double wides, 24"x2.6"gazzas, Race Face Prodigy Dh, and the rest stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kit a Weekend Warrior from Victoria BC Canada

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2002

Strengths:    Solid Frame, Componests do the job, Nice Forks, Looks Great, Nice to at least have one disk

Weaknesses:    RIMS SUCK, I bend them just about every ride and im only 150, i keep getting flats too, forks are too squishy and bottom out on drops/jumps above 4 feet

Bottom Line:   
This Bike has been a source of endless frustration for me but after all the work getting it back in one piece after a ride, its a beauty to bomb thru just about anything on. Buy this bike if u love to free ride but cant go in for a really expensive hardtail, but u should have lots of spare time to fix it in

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Favorite Trail:   Ones that i make myself

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Macs Cycle Center

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stuff

Bike Setup:   Stock but with an old innertube wrapped around the stay on the chain side to keep the chain from hitting

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Weekend Warrior from B.C. Canada

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2002

Strengths:    Frame, Fork, Disc

Weaknesses:    Chain and Derailleur(noisy- needs guide), bar and stem(crappy), Tires and Rims (Too small, really bendable)


Bottom Line:   
Great bike for a kid or teen, but not for a hardcore aduly, built for 200lbs and less. Good value for the bike, but some stuff needs to be changed (All the weak parts) but overall is a great bike for a smaller person, im tall and thin, so it is great for me

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Favorite Trail:   A-line

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Cap's Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Brodie Brute

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from Ladysmith, B.C. Canada

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2002

Strengths:    This Bike has a very strong frame and rims, The fork rocks. The disc works well.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
This bike rips, it is the best bang for your buck you can find, I recomend this bike to anyone who like to freeride, Xcountry or dirt jump.

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Favorite Trail:   Mary Jane

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Sooke

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stuff

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bram Sock a Weekend Warrior from Serengetti

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2002

Strengths:    its good

Weaknesses:    rear derailleur noisy.fork calipers broke after 4 months.got shiny new fork though.

Bottom Line:   
good and stuff

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Favorite Trail:   6 happy hobo

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Bike people

Similar Products Used:   schwinn high plains

Bike Setup:   stock except new fork bottoms

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dane Orser a Downhiller from Lethbridge Alberta

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2002

Strengths:    hussefelt crank, hayes mech disk, frame, fork

Weaknesses:    derailer, back v brake, tires are weak, noisey

Bottom Line:   
this is one tough bike. I have put mine through hell and it keeps on going. put a little money into brakes and tires and it is an awsome bike!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   acsent cycle

Similar Products Used:   kona stuff or roast

Bike Setup:   hutchinson 2.45 tires on back & front, hayes hydro purple on front, mech disk moved to back, Z.1 wedge, new norco pedels

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