Norco Wolverine 2003 Hardtail

3.94/5 (16 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chase a Weekend Warrior from ab, canada

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2009

Strengths:    light bike, good breaks, good shocks for anything under 10ft drops/jumps,nice grips, shift great, rims are strong.

Weaknesses:    tires are crap upgraded to big Betty,

Bottom Line:   
this bike is great for intermediate riders, any thing under 10 ft jumps are good, great for urban riding also just needs a change in tire.do not buy if you go big downhill.

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Favorite Trail:   mountain

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   kijiji

Similar Products Used:   norco rival


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from Truro NS Canada

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2007

Strengths:    Solid frame (awesome color, forest green!) Nice shifters, Tires have great grip, very good on gravel and loose dirt, Nice stopping power, all around good offroad bike, pritty much a 2 wheeled man powered jeep.

Weaknesses:    I have not had many problems, gone through several tubes, the rubber protectors that keep dirt out of the shocks came loose but easily fixed with some electrical tape, My rims needed tightening but i haven't bent them yet.

Bottom Line:   
I am not an extreme rider, i do some light jumping but mostly off road trail riding. This is an excellent all around off road bike for general use, but probably not the best choice for more extreme riding styles. I have put 1000 k on my bike in a little under a year and it has been a joy to ride.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything off pavement really.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $540.00

Purchased At:   Hub Cycle

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock but i am considering changing rims this summer due to the many problems i have heard about them.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jake Forest a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2006

Strengths:    Good Frame,Disk brakes, Got to brake them in though, becuse iv fell into a river becuse of them, Ok shocks not good for anything over 3 to 4 feet iv bottomed them out off a 4 foot drop.

Weaknesses:    My whole pedl fell off inculding the peice that attaches it to the bike. all that just from riding down the street, not very good.

Bottom Line:   
This Bike is good from nothing huge. Trails and 3 to 4 foot drops. Very good bike for thoughs spesifications only.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   cycle path

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mike j a Weekend Warrior from ssm,on,ca

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2006

Strengths:    frames is strong and derailer and shifters work good. i like the front and rear dicks breaks they were always there when i needed them,(lol), seat takes some getting use to. the 26" x 2.35" kenda kinetics were pretty sweet but mud sticks to them like crazy,(should be a problem if your going fast enough it will fly right off)

Weaknesses:    in the first month the had to get the head set fixed the a week later i had to get a totaly new one put in. and the shocks arent for doing drops more then 3 feet if i would have keep the bike longer then the month i did i would have had to get new front shocks.

Bottom Line:   
not a back trail bike but not for free ride jumps or any big drops. fun while it lasted. so dont buy this bike think it will be good for free ride, like i did :p im an idiot some times,

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $659.00

Purchased At:   duke

Similar Products Used:   im getting the norco bigfoot in a couple day, (i hear good things about it)

Bike Setup:   all stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Curtis a Weekend Warrior from Belwood, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2006

Strengths:    Handlebars, frame, tires

Weaknesses:    Forks bent, back rim warped the first day, seat

Bottom Line:   
I would never buy this bike again. Its fine for casual riding, but not for jumps at all, and if you do then you better have money to fix it up.

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Favorite Trail:   Noino

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Bits n Bikes

Bike Setup:   Manitou Six forks (cuz the other ones suck) the rest stock

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ian a Weekend Warrior from Clarenville

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2006

Strengths:    I liked this bike for having a little fun on. It's small and quick for all the little hops and works fair to good on some of trails out here. The fact that it's a hardtail makes it good for what's trail or urban out here and there.

Weaknesses:    It's more of a beginner to intermediate ride doing some of the smaller things. This bike isn't meant to go big anywhere near anything big. Also it's not the best for putting suff onto. My body count so far is: 3 left and 1 right crank, seagulled stock handle bars, 2 rear and 1 front derailler, 2 chains, 2 tires, 3 inner tubes, 1 fork, 1 rim, 1 seat and a nasty sacking.

Bottom Line:   
A good intro to riding piece. Got all that I needed out of it at the time. However, I would definitely recommend a drastic upgrade or change before moving into the great beyond. But overall, a fun little beater to ride

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Favorite Trail:   don't got one

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Over the Edge

Bike Setup:   17" wolverine frame w/24" wheels, Marzocchi DJ 3 120mm, Shimano Hollowtech Crankset, Shimano Deore FD & RD , Truvativ DH Team Handlebar, Raceface Chainguard

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kurt a Weekend Warrior from Comox Valley

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2003

Strengths:    Value, value, value. The frame! A disc brake!

Weaknesses:    Components are probably on the weak side (buying a quality frame for this price means Norco had to trim somewhere) but for someone starting out an acceptable trade-off. Could have used a disc rear hub with the V brake for ease of upgrade.

Bottom Line:   
Looked around for an all purpose bike for my 10 yr old that can go from trails to downhill. Needed a bomb proof bike that he can toss around like a kid wants to do and I can feal safe that the bike can hold up to the punishment. One more fearless kid in the wings who will be using the bike in a few years and wanted something that will last. Expect to upgrade the bits as time goes by but a solid foundation. This is a great bike for somebody starting out. Excellent frame and upgrade as required. My son is a very proud owner and can't keep him off the trails now (his last bike was a piece of s#@& and wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes).

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Favorite Trail:   lots and lots in the Comox Valley

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Black's

Similar Products Used:   Looked at Kona, Giant

Bike Setup:   12.5" Stock (for now).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Yehuda Mivasair a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2003

Bottom Line:   
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Favorite Trail:   dont know

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Bike Store


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Fengstad a Downhiller from Richmond B.C. , Canada

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2003

Strengths:    Almost everything
front disc added bonus
strong light frame


Weaknesses:    Forks aren't great but fine for me

Bottom Line:   
this is an awsome bike for the price and for beginning trail riders. forks need to eventually be replaced.
GET THIS AWESOME BIKE!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   don't know name

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Norco Katmandu

Bike Setup:   20" frame stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Burnaby, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2003

Strengths:    Great frame and shifters. Front Hayes Mech's work great for downhill riding. Front RST Capa CL shock works great, very plush.

Weaknesses:    Needs rear disc brakes, needs upgraded rear derailleur, rear deraillleur hanger stinks!!! keep an extra one in your tool box just in case.

Bottom Line:   
If you are just beginning to ride, this bike is for you. It takes very little maintenance, and is a great bike for the money. Save your money and start off with this high quality, low cost starter downhill, trail, or urban riding bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Nicolae (Burnaby Mountain)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Norco Bush Pilot, .243

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Downhiller from Burlington

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2003

Strengths:    Strong frame, awsome geometery, light wieght, awsome for freeriding when a new fork is added. Comes with good components. Disc brakes are a big bonus.

Weaknesses:    fork, it does not have enough travel for the riding i do, so i had to upgrade to a Manitou Black comp 80/100

Bottom Line:   
this is probably one of the sickest bikes i have ridden for the price after the fork is upgraded. The whole bike with the new fork cost me about $1100 canadian and was well worth it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   brant cycle

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2003 wolverine, 2003 manitou black comp fork.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jenn a Cross Country Rider from Ontario

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2003

Strengths:    tough frame, solid in the air
rapid fire shifters,front disc brakes
tires get great traction
easy to maintain


Weaknesses:    FORK IS CRAP, noisy drivetrain, wider bars should be stock

Bottom Line:   
Good value, Great for all recreational riding and the odd drop or jump. Perfect for the beginning rider with a budget. After a few upgrades, it'll be just what I need in a bike. Tough enough to handle a fall, light enough for trail riding.

GOOD BUY!

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Favorite Trail:   Inglis Falls

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   400

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Rockhopper, norco screamer

Bike Setup:   15" planning to get a Marzocchi exr, and Azonic bars

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stephen Donovan a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2003

Strengths:    Frame and other componants except fork

Weaknesses:    fork needs more travel

Bottom Line:   
This bike is exceptionally good for dirt jumping and cross county. Great bikes for the money. Buy this bike if you are a bit low on cash

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Joe's Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Hardrock, Trek 4100

Bike Setup:   Stock except for DJ3, Primo pedals, Monkey Bars, Mo Fo tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ian ''gay'' Ehler a Cross Country Rider from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2003

Strengths:    stimulates bum. has lots of holes that don't break.

Weaknesses:    no vibration. needs more penetration.

Bottom Line:   
this is a good bike for gay people like me because it simulates the bum. it has strong holes and has held up many a gang bang. it need more penetration and vibration. by the way the chilies turn me on.

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Favorite Trail:   Jake Canton

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   bikes by gays

Similar Products Used:   jake canton

Bike Setup:   asstro gel lubricant

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by travis pehlke a Weekend Warrior from Aldergrove

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2003

Strengths:    strong frame, good handeling,cumfy seat,good grips and the shocks are good but need to be bigger and good for dirt jumping.

Weaknesses:    BIGGER SHOX and better rims

Bottom Line:   
this is an overall good bike but needs bigger shox.

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Favorite Trail:   speedway

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Black dog bikes

Similar Products Used:   norco kamandu.

Bike Setup:   norco wolverine, rst cappa cl shox.

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