Norco 250 DJ/MtnX

  • Norco 100% chromoly frame with double butted top tube , hydroform chromoly downtube and custom hydroform chainstays with a light weight hollow yoke
  • Rockshox Argyle fork with Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic brakes
  • Compact drive 25 x 11 with Affix cassette hub , Alienation rims

User Reviews (15)

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factoryx   Weekend Warrior [Dec 03, 2009]
Strength:

great geometry, fun at the park, trail, and street riding.

Weakness:

was kind of lame, everything ended up breaking? first the chain, the the sprocket, then the crank arm, then the front wheel broke, then the rear lug nuts stopped gripping making stay put nearly impossible, and finally the frame start crack 8 different spots. the whole bike was great 3 months and the rest where hell trying to keep the sob together.

POS, not worth the price. If you buy one get the 09 and up version and not the 08, its garbage.

Similar Products Used: Giant stp, P3, jackal.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Matt Schisler   Downhiller [Oct 19, 2009]
Strength:

-looks sic
-very low center of gravity
-very low standover height
- great component spec...
-love the argyle 409's

Weakness:

-rear dropouts ( could just be me but when i peddle really hard, the hub slides forward in the rear drop out causing the wheel to jam and the chain to go really slack)
- not the best bike to be using if you need to bike very far to ur local ride spot

as your "next step bike" speced like a pro model bike but at an almost the same cost as a beginner ss. dj. hardtail

i would recomend this product to anyone who wants to stand out in the croud and to further hone in your skills at the local dj's or the local scate park

(will submit another review as i brake this baby in)

Similar Products Used: giant stp ss, giant stp 1, blk mrkt riot, blk mrkt three57, ns. suburban
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
FactoryXperimental   Weekend Warrior [May 14, 2009]
Strength:

great bike, biggest jump I did with it is 30ft-35ft and glad to say the frame did not snap. A blast at the park/dj's and I am glad I got it with less than 2 hrs of ride time.

Weakness:

1. The forks are complete udder junk and where to soft to begin with I added a 1/2 inch spacer and the cap cross threaded on me.

2. The sprocket has gave me trouble for the whole 6 months of riding it and finally snapped last week, or rather bent around my crank arm.

3. Rear disc. brake sucks.

4. The paint job on the 08 model is a very funky, but we know that does effect the performance..

5. Sucks at trails very bad.

Good bike, I love it, it just let me down on a few aspects but other than that a great bike!

I would love for other people to get this bike, but replace stock componets!

Similar Products Used: none, I have ridden bmx bikes till now.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
donthucktoflat   Weekend Warrior [Mar 08, 2009]
Strength:

frame, wheels, bar n stem combo, high end forks

Weakness:

tyres are a bit dodgy and look like wheelchair tyres, standard brakes (Hayes stroker trail) are woeful, rear hub is about to cark it, bent the sprocket very badly (more like wrapped it around the crank arm) without even hitting it on anything. Also managed to somehow blow up the forks in the first month of (not even hard) riding.

Good bike, i got it for abour $500 off retail here is AUS. frame has excellent and very comfy geometry. easy to hop on and just go. a mate of mine who rides bmx hopped on (first time on an mtb) and was 360ing straight off the bat.

would reccommend to anyone trying to find a cheaper way of getting into some extremem cycle stunting woop woop!

Similar Products Used: many cromo and alu DJ bikes
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
mxracer2226   Downhiller [Oct 05, 2008]
Strength:

Light nimble tough good looks great components

Weakness:

none

Really love this bike, best one I've ridden, very light. T think it costs more than it should, but in the long run worth the money. Argyle forks are the best. 100mm of travel. Exactly the same frame as the norco ryden, but different colors. Comes with front and rear brakes.(Ball bearing.) Great frame designing makes it easy to jump or do anything you want to including street. Awesome bike. Everyone should ride a norco!!!

Similar Products Used: kona stuff norco ryde
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
midget8   Cross Country Rider [Sep 01, 2008]
Strength:

Everything the fork it is the strongest bike i have ever had. it's very stable and really lite i would recommend it to lots of other people great bike to have.

Weakness:

The brakes ain't that good but they have to do apart from that the rest is awesome.

The bike is the best and i think every one should try riding a Norco 250.

Similar Products Used: Norco 125, Norco 250
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Adam   Weekend Warrior [May 10, 2008]
Strength:

First of all this is for the 07 model.
strong as frame
very light
easy to move
great pricing
runs really nicely
pretty much everything

Weakness:

none maybe the brakes but they are ok

this thing is orgasmic to ride and is strong enough to take the hits. it looks great, feels great, sounds great, and tastes, well really doesn't have a taste. it is a great bike and for the price it's sweet as. remember this is 07 model i am taking about

Similar Products Used: Norco ryde
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Andrew   Weekend Warrior [May 18, 2008]
Strength:

The overall build kit for this bike os very goog for a stock bike and i really like the geometry of the frame, aslo the frame is quite light and the integrated headset and spanish bb are very nice.

Weakness:

The build spec of the frame i found was good but not enough for my level of riding, the argyle 302 lacked adjustments and couldnt compare to te 318 and was heavy(it was replaced with a goldlabel), the stock rims are very soft(alex dm24) and constenly needed to be trued, the white spokes i found did not look ver good and the rear hub has nice but it had a slotted 14by 10 axel so it could only be run in frames with horizontal dropouts and it needed to have a moded chian tensioner, The brakes were mecanicals which lack power and are heavier that a hydro, and theres no real reason to include a fron brake on this type of bike, the stock chain comes stock with a link that doesnt clear the rear sproket and it is not a half link like the website claims, the stock pedals are not dmr v8s like advertised but are just no name genaric pedals, and i find the yellow bar and stem very ugly and the stock bar was 500g. The frame is good but has usless cable tabs and the tire clearence is horrible. I have 1.95 smallblock 8s on a mtx and the tire still rubs, im going to have to cut off every nob to get it to stop rubbing.

The frame is good and the ride is very nice, definetly one of the best completes u can get, i think i should of just built up a ns suburban, but for now this will do me fine, the only thing left stock on my bike is the crank, chain, and stem. buy this if you can afford a custom biuld and you want a sick dj and street frame to build up on

Similar Products Used: blkmarkt riot, specialized p2, kona stuff, norco 125, dob pinscher
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
dave jones   Weekend Warrior [May 03, 2007]
Strength:

strong frame, invincible

Weakness:

heavy, dont like the colour

it is guuurd

Similar Products Used: dmr transition
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Carlos Zavarce   Downhiller [Feb 01, 2004]
Strength:

Strong frame, Cromoly, Good parts, Great price, really great bike if your just using it for street and dj's. Not nice on the trail.

Weakness:

None yet

I bought this bike because I have a Norco Team Dh for trails and racing. I have the 250 for street and djs. I'm not sure how the bike would hold up to dh, theres no flex in the rear and it would be a little rough but the shocks are suprisingly adjustable. Front tire is freakin BURLY same ones the are on me team dh. Overall, great bike, especially single speed. I recommend this to any person looking for a play bike, or a strickly street and dj bike.

Similar Products Used: 2001 Norco 250cc, Kona Stuff
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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