Norco A Line Downhill Full Suspension

  • Similar geometry and frame design as the Team DH but with thicker main frame tubing for bike park use , rental and shuttle freeride
  • Internal 1.5 headset for fit with 1-1/8" fork steer tube to reduce stack height
  • Forged alloy dual travel position link arm 203mm (8") or 228 mm (9")
  • Low standover, low BB height and low shock weight for a low center of gravity
  • Anodized frame finish for weight savings and added durability
  • Frame: Aline Park/DH 203/228 mm travel
  • Fork: Rock Shox Boxxer RC CL 200mm
  • Spokes: Stainless 2.0 spokes
  • Brake Levers: Avid Code R
  • Crankset: Gravity Light MegaExo DH 170mm
  • Pedals: Wellgo w/rpl pins
  • Chain: Shimano 9spd
  • Rear Shimano Saint 9spd

User Reviews (13)

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pinkmtb   Weekend Warrior [Aug 21, 2011]
Strength:

Very cushy, and strong. The weight works in its favor

Weakness:

Cheap products used on the base model, Im going to upgrade to Shimano stuff.

I love the bike ! Its very fast and can take anything you throw at it. Up table tops, down steep terrain, big rocks and roots, it just isnt stopping this bike. Very sturdy solid feel.

Similar Products Used: Turner 5 spot
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Twowheels87   Downhiller [Feb 17, 2011]
Strength:

Amazing bike, Great price, 5 year frame warranty. I've taken this bike off 8 foot drops. hit huge square edge bumps at high speeds, I can ride up a set of stairs no problem. Suspension will just allow you to roll up a stair case. My bike has been to Camp fortune ottawa, Blue mountain collingwood, Killington vermont, whiteface lake placid. The bike ripped up the trail "cliffs of insanity" at whiteface. Will soon be taking it to Whistler BC in July 2011. as well as silver star BC.

Weakness:

Seat post and seat mount. Although I think the store i bought it from swapped the seat out for a cheaper quality one. So thats why it wasnt good.

Best Bike I've ever ridden. Its a Tank. Heavy? yes but your going DH so who cares?

Similar Products Used: 2008 Norco atomic, 2008 Norco Shore 1, 2007 Norco Six Two, 2009 Norco Six Three,
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
thebiblemen   Weekend Warrior [Jun 26, 2010]

awesome

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
the boss   Downhiller [Feb 21, 2010]
Strength:

really good value bike stronge enought to throw about on the dh tracks riding of cliffs or even on the odd dirt jump

Weakness:

rims are very week and the spokes dont last very long on the more brutal tracks
the frame is very wide and the paint rubs off just bellow the seat post around the shock and the frame is very heavy

although their are better bikes out there you will strugle to find one that is as good a value for money

Similar Products Used: orange 223, iron horse sunday
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
LEVIB   Downhiller [Mar 18, 2009]
Strength:

good all around bike, plush suspension

Weakness:

drivetrain was replaced early on same with the pedals and rims and the brakes are really bad hayes nines are cheap and are really bad

It has great capabillaties and if u put money into it has great platform for a solid bike i love my bike that i ride the feeling is awesome

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
P Jay   Weekend Warrior [Aug 26, 2008]
Strength:

Strong as a Ox. Robust parts (aside from below). About the cheapest full DH bike you can buy (in the UK anyway). A perfect L-plate 8"'er

Weakness:

Standard grips died in hours which isn't a major drama. Standard chainset kept coming loose, which was. Standard brakes aren't really up to DH. Sub frame hits the frame at full travel. The frame is very wide where it attaches to the seat post. Rubbed all the paint from there very early on.

I really liked my A-line but it's very heavy and has minimal adjustment. Actually jumps better than my Cove Shocker but doesn't handle as well.

A really good first 8"'er that can easily take the knocks that come with learning to ride a big travel bike over tough terrain.

Most of my spec issues have be resolved by the new park edition.

Similar Products Used: I have a Cove Shocker now with a much higher spec, it's better but cost twice as much.
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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
QAZOP   Downhiller [Aug 15, 2008]
Strength:

Great forks ans shock, brakes could stop a truck

Weakness:

nothing much i can think of but if the brakes don't get bleed they get pretty crap

Great bike, strong, can take a hit, great specs and worth every dollar.

Similar Products Used: Scott Nitrous 20
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
James   [Feb 15, 2007]
Strength:

built like a tank! ride into anything and it will take it. 9" in the rear is really more than you will need, but so nice to have.

Weakness:

some stock parts, but nothing that should cause somebody to not buy the bike. brakes work only when warmed up, and the rear tire comes up into the seat when using most of the travel (24" rear tire fixed that)

if you are looking for a bike to go UP a hill, look elsewhere. if you are looking for a bike to rip down anything, anytime, anywhere, you are looking at the right bike.

Similar Products Used: specialized big hits, other dh bikes of similar style)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Will   Downhiller [Jan 19, 2007]
Strength:

Fantastic DH and freeride bike, i've been able to set the suspension up exactly how i want it and i cant really think of much to fault it for!

Weakness:

on the first ride out, the spokes on the rear wheel started snapping on any kind of landing to a jump no matter how smooth it was...it turned out to be a faulty set of spokes though, so they were replaced for free and it has been fine since!

Brilliant bike. Have been saving my (english!!) pennys for three years for one of these and its been worth every one of them and the long wait.
its improved my riding and enjoyment of biking no end!

Similar Products Used: Kona Stinky, Iron Horse Yakuza, Specialized Big Hit 3, Mongoose ECD
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
elite noob mtb biker elite   Downhiller [Dec 12, 2006]
Strength:

this is my frist true DH bike and i love it. this is a very good bike i had no probs so far with it. beside the chain breaking but that was my fault lol forgot ggreace the lil ****er.

Weakness:

none so far..... beside the chain. no prob it was cheap to fix.

cant forget to put oil on chain.

Similar Products Used: specialized big hit 3, norco atomic, norco fs freeshore.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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