Norco 1999 Bigfoot Hardtail Bike

Norco 1999 Bigfoot Hardtail Bike 

DESCRIPTION

1999 Norco Bigfoot, mountain bike, front suspension, Shimano Alivio components, RST 281, 1.95" travel fork

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 26, 2002]
adam foster
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

f**kin strong frame i took this baby off 9 foot roofs 10 foot stair gaps and 6 foot wheelie drops and it holds up fine after years of this and it is supposed to be a crosscountry hardtail!

Weakness:

the shox upgraded to judy tt (not much of an upgrade) crappy rims (i got mammoth and ryno lite) the deraileurs wore out got deore it came with flat bars (got easton risers)it came with crappy 3 piece bottom bracked wtf got new crank and b.b. (cartrage) i luv my bike!!!!

this bike is friggin wicked i do everythin on this bike i do freeride/urban assult, dirt jumpin and even sum trials and it takes it all!!!! when i do i big drop and land expecting to break the frame in two the bike looks back and says is that all u got bytch!!!! the bottom line is it takes a lickin and keeps on clickin!!!!

Similar Products Used:

shwinn moab 3 gt palomar giant yukon gt outpost norco mountainer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 03, 2000]
Alex
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Great spec, STXRC hubs and rear derailleur. Good frame, price.

Weakness:

Rock Shox Jett forks, rims not all that great

Great bike for the price. Ideal for the beginner to get into off-roading. If some utter *@@* hadn't stolen it I'd still be using it today. Shocks no good for my 90Kgs.

Similar Products Used:

Giant Yukon SE, Diamonback Something or other, Trek 820.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 28, 2000]
Lee M
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

I like the Jett Shox, I know they are said to be crap, but for a novice, they seemed to have plenty of bounce, and after having my rigid frame, they definitely are better.

Weakness:

Front Derallier just hasn't been right since I bought it. Will take it back a 2nd time to the store (who tried to palm me off on STX as a manufacturers "change without notice" for Deore! - even though changing the rear derallier only is just a gimmick, I wasnt about to be downscaled!
The saddle & grips, still a tad uncomfortable.

I like it. But feel a bit miffed that it will be useless for real offroading. The price in NZ was $NZ1699 $US900 ?
but cut to half price (I believe it represents good value at half price, which is what i supposedly bought it for, the intial price is somewhat dubious!!)

I would probably buy Nitro if I had a second chance, but hey i just stuff around anyway! Why buy a formula one when you are a mini driver!

Similar Products Used:

none (last bike was a rigid KHS)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 31, 2001]
Simon Bourke
Racer

Strength:

cheap, strong frame.

Weakness:

Useless shocks, deraillers bend

This is a very good bike if you are just starting racing so long as you change the shocks. It is a good first bike with front suspension, but if you are looking to upgrade your hardtail I would definitly not buy this bike. The frame is strong and has not snapped for me.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 26, 2000]
Michal Mikler
Downhiller

Strength:

Frame is light durable,

Weakness:

front derailler, rims , shocks

Its a good frame but most of the commponents are s**t.

Similar Products Used:

trek 7000

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 03, 2000]
Chris Torres
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

frame & Alivios

Weakness:

the jett shox really is a piece of crap!

Pretty lite & resistant frame. Very good price.

Similar Products Used:

Trek 800

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 09, 1999]
Mike S.
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

This bike is pretty light and has handled really well in all kinds of conditions (rain, dry, snow, mut, etc.) Its got a good feel to it - real stable, and thus far, no major damage after tons of hardcore riding.

Weakness:

The rear rim got a bit warped about 3 months in. I'm still convinced its a factory defect.

This bike is an excellent entry level model for the price that you pay. It seems to have what it takes to take the hard knocks, but it doesn't empty your wallet at the same time.

Similar Products Used:

Schwinn M-.. (can't remember the rest of the name)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 23, 2002]
adam foster
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Nice stiff frame, sun rims zj18, nice components for the price paid. This is a good bike for entry level racing

Weakness:

Front fork has little travel and spokes come loose on the wheels.

This is a quality bike for the price paid, and i would like to see you find sun rims on a bike for $500 U.S. I found this bike nice off road and on. I even use this bike for some freeriding and had no problems.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 13, 2000]
Phil
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Light durable frame, deore rear derailer, rims (the ones i got were on a special deal)

Weakness:

Shocks, Pedals, components could be a bit stronger, Norco seats are just s**t

All up this bike rocks for the price you have to pay. Maybe a little weak in the components and shocks but what can you expect for a bike this cheap. Great for a newcomer

Similar Products Used:

Norco Storm, Kona blast, Giant

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 22, 2000]
Doug
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Good price. Frame is strong and fairly light. STXRC hubs and rear mech are great. Really easy to take off and easy to get used to.

Weakness:

Rock Shox jetts are c**p. They keep frezzing up when very they get wet. The Alex rims are weak, i got a flat spot in about two weeks and a really bad buckle in about 3 months. The breaks are cheap and not all that powerful they are Acera - enough said. I bought it two weeks before the store marked it down $150aus.

Cool looking bike but if your going to buy it get better shoxs and change the breaks to Alivo or higher. Other than that it's a damm cool bike.

Similar Products Used:

Only a c**py no name brand rigid. A few goes on my mates '99 Nishiki Rockhound, which is the same, but the bigfoot has

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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