Norco Nitro 2003 Hardtail

4/5 (5 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by carlos torres a Racer from mexico

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2005

Strengths:    good fork , xt good equip , very good and ultra lite frame
it climb at 18km/hr promedy an decend at 70km/hr at max speed

Weaknesses:    only the tires and the fork is little

Bottom Line:   
only i just love my bicycle because i win a lot of competences my bicycle is like mi sister if you have too buy a new bicycle buy the norco nitro !!!! if you love descend very fast you are going too love it!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Similar Products Used:   specialized hotrock, hardrock ,cannondale f600

Bike Setup:   shimano deore disc brakes,carbon fiber:post,handlebar,seat post, mavic cross land rims,xt components,bontrger tires tubeless

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Graham a Racer from Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2003

Strengths:    Light, sweet geometry, components, climbs like a mountain goat on speed

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
a norco demo truck rolled by a weekly race series i go to so i picked up the nitro and raced it. first climb was like heaven on two wheels. descending was not as rough as most hardtails tend to be. best race i've had all season. yeah, i only rode the bike one race but whatever, i'm going out to buy one.

get this pony if you enjoy climbing 'cause you wont want to stop until you've reached...well...the sky i guess...i'm gonna recommend this bike to the racer folk, as trail riders may find it a little too "geometrically racer-like". yeah, the bar was about 8 inches below the saddle when i rode it but it worked out great. the flat easton bars rock the casbah.

five flamin' chilis all around for the norco. i'll miss you nitro butsee you in my house in 'bout a week.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   pimpified marin palisades trail, moab 1, nail trail, m4,

Bike Setup:   see other reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Billy Kelly a Cross Country Rider from Quispamsis

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2003

Strengths:    Everything, Cranks are good, Forks are great :D little light but pump them up with some air, and its sweet. Rims are fast light and killer. Panaracer XC Pro make a good fit for the Sun Mach 4 Rims.

Weaknesses:    The Handle Car, Easton EA70 Flat Bar. People should go for the risers.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is awesome for any XC rider, great for the money, i got my pimped for the XC season. The right setup for the a bike makes all the differance. Nothing is wrong with it, the forks are ajustable so you can put 100mm on it for the times you are with ur peeps around town. You can take it down to 80mm for XC racing.

Light bike, and looks great to. So all you people looking for a XC bike under $1500, this bike is the best you will probably find.

I wouldn't recommend this bike for the up and coming freeriding, and weekend warriors you should take a look at it.

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Favorite Trail:   RCS

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Darlings Island

Similar Products Used:   Norco Rush, Specialized, Kona.

Bike Setup:   Fork: Rock Shox Duke XC U-Turn
Cranks: Shimano HollowPoint
Rear Derailler: Shimano LX
Rims: Sun Rims Mach 4
Tires: Panaracer Fire Xc Pro
Hubs: Shimano, Disc Compatable

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Denny from Saskatoon Canada

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2003

Strengths:    Good parts for price
adjustable shocks
good frame

Weaknesses:    stock spring set isn't firm enough, and new springsets don't come out until April.

Bottom Line:   
If you like XC, and don't have tonns of cash laying around, this is the bike for you. I have done a few 4 footers with it, and it feels good, but I don't trust the shock to do much more than 6-7 feet. This bike will get you where your going, and with the adjustable shock you can do some easy DH runs as well.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $865.00

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   All stock exept 1664 BMX pedals

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Matt Groves a Racer from Brisbane, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2003

Strengths:    There Arent Any

Weaknesses:    Everything

Bottom Line:   
This bike couldnt last a long stastionary sit in the garage. I purchased this bike after my Wheeler 3000 CZX had been put to rest after 15000kms of riding. So the hunt was on for another bike. Finding the Norco and hearing the product range had been holding its own against all competitor a bought one and gave it a burl. 18 kms later it was a creeking, noisy, shaking piece of rubbish. Taking it back to the store and a weeks worth of changing parts ( that were found to be failty ) I took it for another ride and was still most disappointed. After a long heated discussion I got my money back.

What brand can I trust now? Certainly not NORCO.

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Favorite Trail:   ALL

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Riders Mount Gravatt

Similar Products Used:   Trek 5000

Bike Setup:   As per bought specs

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