Norco Shore 3 Freeride Full Suspension

Norco Shore 3 Freeride Full Suspension 

DESCRIPTION

  • Proven freeride and Shore trail frame geometry with durable forged BB yoke and 160 mm travel
  • 1 pc design forged link arm
  • ISCG 05 BB mount tabs for chainguide
  • Custom hydroform main frame support tubes
  • New lower price point model compared to 2010

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 23, 2018]
maltron


Strength:

epic DH bike. will eat up anything in its path handles anything you throw at it

Weakness:

Not much... the frames a bit heavy,but it makes it eat up any technical areas on the DH the seat post design can interfere with the suspension if you set your seat too low

Price Paid:
900
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
2007
OVERALL
RATING
4
[Jun 04, 2010]
Poore
Downhiller

Strength:

All round awesome... the look, the feel, the response, Feels like a professional bike, but cheaper!

The first trail I did with this bike was Livewire at Northstar Resort at Tahoe. The bike was so smooth and cleared the jumps effortlessly.

for those of you who don't know what I am talking about, Livewire is basically a trail dedicated to a series of doubles and tables, averaging around 8-10 feet.

This bike is also great for Downhill.

Weakness:

some of the stock materials that came with it were...well...like most other cheap stock components.

Although the Rock Shox Domains are awesome forks, you can't adjust the hardness of them, unless you go out and buy a harder spring. no quick adjustmens on top of the shock, just the rebound located on the bottom. Even this needs a special tool to work them

not too fond of the stock derailleur either, hard to make it shift how you want it to. maybe that was just my specific deraileur.

I've been abusing the bike, and have not had it tuned for a while

the weaknesses are nothing compared to the awesome strengths.
don't let me talk you out of buying one because of some stock components that were overly abused. you will get the most for your buck if you buy it.

Believe me, the feel of the bike is awesome,

Similar Products Used:

Jamis Dakar Bam II, Haro x7, my norco was better than any of these bikes

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 07, 2009]
trubkir
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

The bike is suspension is bullet proof for me so far. It was very easy to dial in.

It pedals quite well and I use this bike to commute also.

The WTB wheelset is amazing to me. It has taken everything I can give it and the wheels still spin true.

Weakness:

Brakes. The Hayes brakes that came with it rub and they are hard to modulate. This will probably go away as I learn more about them cause this is my first bike with disk brakes.

The stock Alivio derailleurs are a bit clunky and even after extensive tuning I can't get them to shift the way I want them to. I want to change these as I'm and SRAM fan.

This bike inspires confidence. I have bombed the stuff I have available with no problems. I am looking to upgrade drivetrain and brakes as I got the bike for a song and it makes sense to do it. I actually ride it for commuting also so it does pedal fairly well. The funny thing is when climbing a hill on the street you feel every gram this bike has and then some, but when climbing a technical trail the bike seems to hide about 2-3kg and I can make it climb like a goat.
I think this bike is a great introduction into the DH/FR bike genre and if you can find a good deal go for it.

Similar Products Used:

None. Kind of tested a Rocky Mountain Switch and a Banshee Chapparal

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 06, 2009]
driftingrulez
Downhiller

Strength:

The bike is absolutley amazing and took all of the drops and jumps with ease giving me alot more confidence.

Weakness:

none at all.

highley recommended and deserves a 10 out of 5 as it is the best bike that i have ridden and is great value for money. It scarred a smile onto my face.

Similar Products Used:

specialized, kona, giant

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 02, 2008]
dirt jumpa
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

I found both front and back suspension smooth. Great for free riding, jumping, drops and downhill.

Weakness:

none

I Demo'ed this bike at my local dealership and had a blast. The bikes usage would be intermediate to advanced riders and used mostly for free riding and DH. Overall an AMASING bike 5.5 out of 5

Similar Products Used:

A-Line and Shore one

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 24, 2007]
bob bobby
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

very strong and smooth good braking capability

Weakness:

the front forks cuold be a little bit better i fuond they bottumed out too much i wuold have liked a better de railer

i like the bike alot suits my riding style wuold recomend it to any1.its good for me. thumbs up.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 11, 2007]
Nigel Seaton
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Excellant components, gorgeous bike, good value, good for anything.

Weakness:

The pedals that came with it are boring as are the grips, and the fork rebound is very hard to adjust, otherwise, that's it!

Excellant value, very strong bike, good for any ride. Heavy for going up hill, but it is geared to be able to do it anyway. Beautiful bike, smooth ride, pro pedal works wonders, love to ride it! If you are looking for a do-anything bike, look no further!

Similar Products Used:

Fluid 3.0 with marzocchi 888 and manitou swinger 4-way.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 07, 2006]
Griffin Herbst
Racer

Strength:

The front fork (7 inches) and back fork (8 inches) are extremely plush and smoooth on downhill demon runs. The frame geometry is not too bad either. Componetry is awesome and the 2006 hayes nines are amazingly fast and responsive

Weakness:

The tires that come with it are not extremely big(2.5) i like to have a bigger tire on front.

Hey there, amazing for freeride and especially shore (hence its name) I havent tooken it on anything too harsh yet but its performing awesome so far. Hope you guys come out and get it. Even if i had paid full price for it(about 2500 canadian) I think it would be worth it. This bike is undestructable!

Similar Products Used:

I think that this bike is just as good as the shore 2 or 1 (its just a hell of a lot cheaper)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 04, 2007]
james
Downhiller

Strength:

smooth ride and an awsome set-up from go, inlove with the forks on it so smooth and so much easyier with the through axil for on spot tiere change

Weakness:

only the tires that come on

if you after a good cheaper reliable bike you found it no fults i found and if i had to spend and extra $500 on this bike it is still worth it

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 20, 2007]
Angus Sutherland
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Good components that come stock great for gravity junkies and actually can go up(slightly).

Weakness:

None. Yet.....

Great bike for anyone beginner to intermediate. I was a beginner when i first got the bike and now (probably because of the bike) i am heaps better. Much better value than the Shore 2 and maybe even the Shore 1.

Similar Products Used:

Giant Glory Zero,

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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