Norco 1999 VPS-1 Full Suspension Bike

1999 Norco VPS-1, mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Mountain Mix components, Marzocchi Monster T, 7.0" travel fork

User Reviews (22)

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Monna laculotte   Weekend Warrior [Nov 18, 2001]
Strength:

the colors on this bike are so nice, you feel confident riding this monster, the price is well worth it, nice geometry, but make sure to take a good size for your height, the frame itself is not that heavy compare to some like the super 8 or the brodie 8 ball

Weakness:

i had to replace the bushings, no original rear disc mount, the head tube is too long, could be a bit more travel in the back, 750 pds spring is too stiff(i weight 160), so i can't fell the whole 6.5 inches of travel.

the thing is i bought this bike from a guy , because he sold it cheao, 575 canadian with seat post, the only thing a had to do was replace the bushings, cost me about 20 bucks, my frame is a medium and i wish i had a small, i'm 5"10. that and a new lighter sring coil. for 1999 frame you can't ask for anything better. i just hope this bike is going to stay in one piece till the end of next season.
it's a good buy if you get it cheap, don't make this your first choice.

Similar Products Used: aeon joker, 8 ball, super 8, rm7
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Fred Dubois   Downhiller [Jan 24, 2001]
Strength:

It is really reliable,strong,really plush,goes anywhere,has a good paint job(doesn't come off),a bit of a flexy rear end(What I mean by that is that it won't snap ''swingarm''like I see a lot of Intense does or really rigid bikes.)

Weakness:

A tad heavy,bottom bracket is too high,Intense tire(Drop them),ghanges to be made when you buy it,slow steering side.

Fast bike,you got to keep you're momentum so maybe that's why it is so fast.You really have to take care of those pivots but you have to do this on any other bike anyway.For the money nothing comes close,well maybe this year there will be the GT but all in all you can't go wrong with this one.I hear a lot of complaints about norco bikes ,maybe it's because the old bikes catalog but I'm telling you try it before you judge.A lot of review about this bike are made from a single ride ,and I dont think it's fair or honest about you guys to judge a product with so little input (this product or any other one.).By the way you will learn about the meaning of PLUSH when you get a leg over that bike.I used to own a Stab delux ,and tought it was plush ,but man was I wrong.Overall the bike will keep up if you're up to it.

Similar Products Used: Khs dh,Kona stab delux,wheeler,Balfa bobonum,Balfa BB7,Tomac204 and a bunch of others.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Tyler Sawicki   Downhiller [Aug 07, 1999]
Strength:

Every thing,
it looks cool it has a sweet groupo
great bike..

Weakness:

havn't found one

i loved you

Similar Products Used: baracooda
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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Dave   Downhiller [Aug 02, 1999]
Strength:

Looks coll ok part groupo

Weakness:

Rear linkage broke after three months
I dont know what all those other 50 poeple at the races are doing but learn to ride a bike this thing is flexy and the travel is not all that great in the rear I would never buy another norco again in my life it look cool and i bought it and ive never lived it down at least i had a few parts to put on my new bike

What was norco thinking Ive seen a couple guys at race riding these things I saw one guy riding the bomber from last year and it had a blown rear shox now that shows the kind of quality componets they chose to spec on bikes well no offence to norce good try i guess but you better make it alot stronger

Similar Products Used: Every dh bike knowen to man
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
Chris Johnson   Downhiller [Nov 05, 2000]
Strength:

looks,design,its huge,monster t freeride or dh course ready

Weakness:

ummmmmmmm nothing

ok the morron down near the bottom says that norco copied intense. Really i think intense did some copying of their own if you look closely on intense adds in magazines you will see that they proudly are usin speciallized's design im not sure but i think norco is doing the same so there isnt any stealing of the design before you write make sure you have your information straight. This bike is good but its not as good as the gt dhi race i am getting so if you see someone cruising down the hill with a gt jersey and chrome helmet on a dhi race GET OUT OF MY WAY,thanks

Similar Products Used: gt lobo,super 8,rm6,and im gettin a new gt dhi race
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Bryden   Downhiller [Aug 31, 2000]
Strength:

price,durability, easy to maintain,not to heavy,chicks dig it.

Weakness:

pivot bushings, rear end flex, high bottom bracket height,steep head angle, not enough travel in stock configuration.

In stock form the bike has room for improvement, but it is a fairly good platform to build from. It is a good strong and reliable ride that can take a beating and keep on dishing it out. My bike is actually a '98 that has been seriously upgraded, but it is still strong to go. Wanna buy it?

Similar Products Used: khs dominatrix, mountain cycle san andreas, santa cruz bullit,kona stab dee-lux,brodie 8-ball,rocky mountain rm6,
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
mike s   Weekend Warrior [Aug 08, 2000]
Strength:

this bike take a beating ive taken this thing off 15 foot wheelie drops a lot and it keeps coming back for more

Weakness:

its loud but thats good because this bike is fast , and the good thing is all you slow a$$es can get out of my way

the bottom line is if you ride hard and most free riders do ! you need something that can take more than you can and the vps 2 provides you that comfort i mean this bike will take it . to all those people who say that the bearings suck in the rear end of these bikes it because you dont take care of it and thats the bottom line if you still think this bike sucks get sept 2000 mtb action maybee they will change your mind about canadian bikes ,made by the king of b.c mtbs norco and that the bottom line im out

Similar Products Used: there is nothing that compairs with my vps2 well ... only the vps1 at least for shore riding
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Ryan   Weekend Warrior [Jun 26, 2000]
Strength:

none

Weakness:

everything
especially the noise
I hate noise

this bike is a horrible buy for the money it costs
don't buy this boke unless you hate riding

Similar Products Used: RM6
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Simon Carbonneau   Downhiller [Mar 21, 2000]
Strength:

can handole anything,parts,PRICE,

Weakness:

too plush,bushing,rear shock,look,rear brake (magura),rims

the vps-1 it's a good dh bike for the price and hif you are thinking to do serious dh make sure to change the rims frist,a rear disc brake would be a good investement.Be ready too change every bushings one it, especialy if you buy the bike used

Similar Products Used: every good dh bike
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
becky s   Weekend Warrior [Mar 14, 2000]
Strength:

big,beefy,heavy a downhill machine
NORCO(im talking about a 2000 vps 3)

Weakness:

gripshift
cheap pedals

its the best bike for my riding conditions (i think!)
its tough and can handle anything
why would you expect a downhill bike to climb well?

Similar Products Used: pipeline, all fs
previous bike cro mo hard tail(norco)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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