Norco Bushpilot 2003 Hardtail

3.2/5 (10 Reviews)

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Koed a Cross Country Rider from djibouti

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2010

Strengths:    good shocks

Weaknesses:    everything else

Bottom Line:   
it's not that bad of a bike i would reccomend a Norco katmandu though

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Favorite Trail:   Mlop

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   cyc path

Similar Products Used:   Super Cycle

Bike Setup:   nice frame i guess

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jbtechcomp a Weekend Warrior from NS, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2008

Strengths:    Comfortable ride, adjustable seat post allows you to make changes quickly from one rider to an other. Disc brakes makes it really great for wet weather,

Weaknesses:    Front sprocket weak and pedals are small

Bottom Line:   
I'd recommend this bike to anyone who wants a comfortable, reliable ride. A GOOD STARTER BIKE

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Sportwheels

Similar Products Used:   Norco Scrambler

Bike Setup:   Strategically shaped aluminum tubing, semi-integrated headset, disc tabs - SR XCM-100 suspension fork with 100mm travel - Shimano EF-60 shifters, 24 speed - KT rear cassette disc hub - Hayes MX-4 mechanical disc brakes

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andy from Calgary, AB, Ca

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2007

Strengths:    good discs for price of bike

Weaknesses:    the seat comes loose everytime i ride, rim buckled off a 1ft drop, fork bottoms out easy

Bottom Line:   
buy if u just offroad with a few hills which arnt to steep and dont do jumps or drops

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $549.00

Purchased At:   sports excellence

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by a b a Cross Country Rider from vancover

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2007

Strengths:    frame

Weaknesses:    fork, handlebars, rims

Bottom Line:   
its not bad you can do sum stuff but not the drops

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Favorite Trail:   ?

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $555.00

Purchased At:   olympia cycle and ski

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Austin a Downhiller from Quebec City

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2006

Strengths:    Well, to start off this site needs updates!! I'm 2 lazy to look for a place to post for newer bikes, but OK... I have a 2007! Anways, the shocks are OK, the don't bottom out(or i don't feel it) and i do 4 or 5 foot drops... The frame is good, light, the tires are good (especially in mud) plus there fast. Light, good for going up hills. The brakes (hayes mx-2 or seomthing) are pretty good, noisy and mechanical, but they can really stop u. the rims stand up.

Weaknesses:    The derailler(shimano Deore) is making funny noises after all of the drops, and one day about a week ago (ive had this biek for about 3 weeks) where my friend and i did probably every drop in the city (and believe there are LOTS of drops) the back wheel had been making funny noises and wobbles sometimes. nothing too serious, but i think ill have it looked at.

Bottom Line:   
The 2007 is much better than its predacessors from what i can gather. i'm not sure exactly how dependable this biek is since ive only had it for about 3 weeks, but ive been riding it pretty much every day for about 3 hours of pretty intense riding, and everything's stood up well. good for popping and maneuvering. Good bike if u can't afford the better stuff. It might be a bit rougher because of the fork, btu that is reaplacable, and either way i don't mind it too much.Go for it. If you liek Downhill, SC, or urban, this is a good cheap bike that will do that job! (at least the 2007)

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Favorite Trail:   Urban in QC(very good) and Downhill at Mont Sainte-Anne

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Centre du Bicycle Sainte-Foy

Similar Products Used:   None, really. This is my first "serious" mtb, id usually rent some at Mont Sainte-Anne

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Bryan from Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2005

Strengths:    Frame, Brakes, Stem hasn't broke yet.

Weaknesses:    Definately the rims, handlebars broke in half and i land on my neck on the stem. Forks are starting to mess up.

Bottom Line:   
Decent but not for big anything. Good for the average teen/adult to bike around. Definately not for big air or urban bashings. My back rim taco'd off a 4 foot drop(not to flat). When bars broke and i hit neck full speed on stem, that really pissed my off. After that i upgrade to axioms with lifetime warrenty.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   DK Dayton, 2004 Norco 4-hun

Bike Setup:   Norco bushpilot frame, rhyno lites, axiom handlebars 2inch rise.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Arnaud Fontaine-Richard a Weekend Warrior from Charny qc ca

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2004

Strengths:    This is really not a good bike
strenghts are the stem really really solid
the freewheel

Weaknesses:    frame
fork sr suntour xc60 75 mm crap

Bottom Line:   
This is a really bad bike .
my frame is near to break and the formula hub that came with the bike is broken.
ive changed the brakes because they were braking 1 time on 2.
it is really better to buy a bike that cost 1000 dollars now because i have placed nearly 1200$ in reparations and new pieces on this bike.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Action velo ski

Similar Products Used:   peugeot nature and dune gsx-r

Bike Setup:   weinmann zac2000 on 4rox wheel rear alex y2000 on shimano rm40 front wheel, wellgo alu pedals, sdg u.s.a. seat,raceface seat post, irc mythos xc slick tires

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Curt 25467 a Downhiller from Edmonton Alberta Canada

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2003

Strengths:    cassette,saddle

Weaknesses:    fork-breaks off a 5 foot drop
rims, handle bars.

Bottom Line:   
Not an entry level bike. not a bike for jumping.(doesn't matter how big they are) horrible for trails. Too weak for urbin. This bike is ment for a nice sunday cruise on pavement. Although norco makes awesome bikes, this ones weak.I'm 13 years old and 100 pounds and this bike can't take anything. This bike is for a 60 year old grandma who rides once a week.

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Favorite Trail:   fernie

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $510.00

Purchased At:   United Cycle

Similar Products Used:   rocky mountian fusion

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2003

Strengths:    Good entry level mountain bike.

For the money, it was the best value (better components vs other bikes in its price range). Adjustable settings on suspension fork. Comfortable riding position.

Weaknesses:    None found yet.

Bottom Line:   
I guess I am brand loyal. The old Norco took a beating for 10 years. B/C I live in Canada, the Norco is a better value vs some imported bikes from the US.

I was also looking at the Giant Boulder SE....pretty much the same setup for the same price (entry level mountain bike with adjustable front suspension) The Norco had an Alivio rear derailleur, while the Giant had Altus. The Norco is 24 speeds while the Giant has 21. I also felt the Norco was better to ride.

Hands down, the Norco is a good value, and a good bike to the average trail rider!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Olympia Cycle & Ski

Similar Products Used:   1993 Norco Bushpilot

Bike Setup:   2003 Norco Bushpilot with aluminum bar ends, upgraded to aluminum pedals, & toe clips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andy Liebrecht a Cross Country Rider from oakbank, MB, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2003

Strengths:    the bike overall has a light frame, yet it has a really good frame for both freestyle street and trail.

Weaknesses:    i haven't found any weaknesses yet.

Bottom Line:   
i think it's really good for people in my age (16) and budget, plus i know it won't break on my when i'm doing freestyling or on the trails taking drops or what not.

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Favorite Trail:   pine ridge hollow

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $515.00

Purchased At:   olympia cycle and ski

Similar Products Used:   nothing

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