Norco 4 Hun 2003 Hardtail

4.5/5 (8 Reviews)


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eraser from Canada

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2007

Strengths:    -Solid Bike
-Fork
-Brakes (Great for DJ/Urban)
-BB Bracket / Cranks


Weaknesses:    -Front Tire
-Rims
-Grips


Bottom Line:   
The Norco 4Hun is a solid all around bike for DJ/Urban. I have been Jumping "her" for little over a year and a half, and have had no problems what so ever. I would recommend up grading the rims. The current Alex rims are not the strongest if you are a agressive rider.

*There are accounts where this frame has broke (snapped) but I have not seen it in person..

I wouldn't worry about it sense it takes alot of abuse to be able to break one!

Bottom Line : If you can find one..Get One!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $999.00

Similar Products Used:   Kona "COP Special" (a Jumper made by Kona for my local shop)

Bike Setup:   Norco 4 Hun (SS)
Wheels : Atomlab Trail Pimps (07) 36H
Thomson "Jump" Stem
Easton DH MonkeyLites
ODI Lock On Grips
Whipperman Chain (SS)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scott a Weekend Warrior from langey, BC , Canada

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2004

Strengths:    Cheap, very good geometry, bmx bb shell, adjustable vbrake tabs (26 or 24 inch vbrake compatable), color.

Weaknesses:    actual weakness, cracked the frame after just over a year of smooth park riding. Frame dropouts came bent from the factory. Derailer hangers very dificult to find. BB shell not simetrical

Bottom Line:   
If your on a really tight budget, and need a park/dj/freeride frame, this is for you. But if you want a frame that will last, that has quality qorkmanship, and doesnt snap off very little abuse, then this is not the frame for you. Right from the start I was very disapointed. Yes it has the perfect geometry, but a frame needs more than that. I wish norco would have charged another few hudnred bucks to make the frame worth buying. This was a total let down, and I will never buy another norco frame.

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Favorite Trail:   woodlot

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   chyane sports

Similar Products Used:   asama frame

Bike Setup:   sherman flick, dual 24s, avid juicy sevens, raceface next lp cranks, chris king hubs front and back, road derialer/cassete, etc..

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Biker Dude a Weekend Warrior from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2004

Strengths:    This bike is just awesome. Perfect conversion from BMX to mountain bike. Super beefy components that im sure will take a pounding. Havent had a chance to really test it yet, but with stock 24's and Marzocchi DJ2's, nailing big stuff is something that can be done with confidence.

Weaknesses:    So far so good. I have heard people complain about the DMR chain tensioner but i guess time will tell.

Bottom Line:   
If your looking for a solid hybrid bike to transition from MTB to BMX, or vica versa, this is definetly the bike to go with. I hated the thought of going mountain bike till i rode this bike. Pretty hard to beat the quality and product this bike has to offer for the price.

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Favorite Trail:   haha, this town is a dirt trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   CMP Sports

Similar Products Used:   2002 Norco Ryde

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dustin a Downhiller from Oregon, USA

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2003

Strengths:    Strong, quick, comfortable, and agressive

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
It's a great bike everyone I let ride it loves it. If you can find it buy it! It's the best out of all the bikes i tried, it works great for urban freeride and of course dirt jumps. I loves drops and stair sets. Also this thing loves to fly. So if you like to do what i've listed above you have no reason not to buy it, you won't be disappointed.

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Favorite Trail:   Urban

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $820.00

Purchased At:   Santiam Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Norco 250 and 125

Bike Setup:   03 4Hun frame, DJ 3's, shimano 8 speed rapid fire shifter, other than that pretty much stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brendan a Downhiller from North Bay

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2003

Strengths:    Everything horz dropouts frame cranks SNAFU STUFF

Weaknesses:    Notta thing on this beast of a bike

Bottom Line:   
this bike is the s*** it ll do anythin norco has monopolized the industry with these amazing deals, i was gonna get a 5 hun but single speed are better way better 1 thing get rid of the dmr tension seekr switch to chain tugs and the grips suck ass get oury s.Ive hucked with this and it begs for more it Djs amazinly cuz of the low profile cuz of the super cross frame street awsome on this bike and did i mension it looks awsome!!!!!!!!!! and another thing bout this bike that u can only have with the norco super cross series is u feel like ur in the bike not on it which makes a world of difference the mt 28 rims r the best but suk for tyre changes cuz the side walls r huge with a capital H TRIPLE WALL TOO !!! if u got dough buy the 5 hun but if u like single speeds buy this u wont regret it if u DJ or ride STREET or Race Slalom buy it

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Favorite Trail:   everything with air involved

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1399.00

Purchased At:   Olympia Cycle And Ski

Similar Products Used:   5 hun 125 elsworth sumthin

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Geoff from Calgary

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2003

Strengths:    Everything is super solid. It loves air and can take a beating. Cranks are sweet!!

Weaknesses:    DMR Tension Seeker is for vertical dropouts, not horizontal. Upgrade to chain tugs!!

Bottom Line:   
This bike lives up to all my expectations: nothing is breaking, it's sweet in the air, handles exceptionally well, and came stock with dope components. If are tired of your MTB components busting everytime you try anything remotely interesting and you like to jump: you'll love this bike. Oh, and contrary to what is stated above, the frame is 7005 Alloy, not Easton RAD.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Bow Cycle, Calgary

Bike Setup:   Stock (minus DMR Tensioner): DJII 4.3", Alex rims, axiom cranks/bars/hubs, single speed drive, Snafu Stem/Chainring, DMR V8 peddles, Ging chain tugs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brydon a Weekend Warrior from Victoria, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2003

Strengths:    What a cool frame. First off, the geometry is amazing. The green color is awesome. The horizontal dropouts and beefy tubing is great. And for $321 CDN (including tax) for the frame...THAT'S SICK! Awesome for dirt jumps and urban. Really easy to manual even with my 26" wheel. With a 24" and a disc brake it should be even easier. I love my 4hun and couldn't have spent a better $321.

Weaknesses:    Not really any. I'm running a 26" wheel on it right now and the tire clearance is kinda low. Good tire clearance for 24" though. I'll have one soon! As far as I can see, the only problem with this bike is MY skills...Hahaha

Bottom Line:   
Great frame for great price. Looks awesome, rides even better. Can't go wrong with a Norco.

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Favorite Trail:   I prefer urban and dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $205.00

Purchased At:   Russ Hay's

Similar Products Used:   2002 4hun, 2002 one25, 2001 250cc and 125cc

Bike Setup:   Size med. frame, 5 inch Psylo, ditchwitch rims, truvativ cranks, profile BB reducers, 8 speed shimano stuff. Pretty basic parts. I'm getting a 24" single speed rear wheel and an avid mech disc for it. That should make it even more fun than it is right now!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dwight a Weekend Warrior from vic

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2003

Strengths:    beefy/strong/great for dj's..all round real solid bike!

Weaknesses:    cant think of any

Bottom Line:   
insainly sick..can adapt to any kind of riding u r into.!! i recomened this bike even frame in my case to n e hard core bikers thinkin to step it up a notch!

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Favorite Trail:   sofa king

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   brentwood cycle

Similar Products Used:   2001 250cc

Bike Setup:   7" jt.t's/ 8 " hayes all round dual 24 single track/3.0 duros.easton bars and stem

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