Norco Torrent Bike 1998 or Older

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jason a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2002

Strengths:    Great frame for the price. Can be built up to under 22lbs.

Weaknesses:    Price doesn't allow it to get too light. Seat/chainstays are not made of Easton tubes...

Bottom Line:   
I bought the Torrent as a frame only and built it up piece by piece. I've spent about 3000CAD on the bike now and it's sitting at around 21.5lbs. This bike has a very solid feel to it. Climbs very quickly and is really stiff. It kinda makes me miss the feeling of a nice steel hardtail...but this bike is EFFICIENT.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Norco TNT (Team Issue)

Bike Setup:   Full XTR 8spd, Mavic Crossmax ('98 non-tubeless), SID 100, Easton CT2 Carbon bar and seatpost, Raceface Turbine LP cranks/rings headset and Ti Bottom bracket, Syncros hinged stem, ODI lockgrips, Flite Ti saddle, various tires (Michelin Hot S K, IRC Mythos 1.95K, Continental Doublefighter dual K), Specialized Ultralite tubes, and Crank Bros. Egg beater pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jahmez a Weekend Warrior from S. manitoba Canada

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2001

Strengths:    Takes a beating, has a really solid feel. Very light. Kick-butt looks

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This bike is just fun riding, and no problems. If your a xc rider with a bit of freeride in them this is what you want. I think this bike would be a excellent freeride machine with the addition of a psylo.

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Favorite Trail:   Swatties gorge

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   99 Judy XC, axiom seatpost, stem and bars. Stxrc rear derailler, Xt front, Lx cranks, panaracer firexc.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin Punter a weekend warrior from Sydney Australia

Date Reviewed: May 3, 1998

Bottom Line:   

This bike is a very sharp ride. The standard Torrent comes with Atom Bombs, XTR der's and Race Face Crankset. I went to Avid Arch Supremes and Ultimate levers in the brake department, shod it with Wildgrippers and stretched the cabin with a RaceFace XY seatpost. (ATAC Pedal and Oury grips of course!)In all truth - I actually started with the frameset.I've never ridden anything that feels so precise. A nice and probably better alternative to some of the other performance hard tails.

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