Norco Bigfoot Freeride Hardtail

  • Custom design Norco aluminum frame with forged BB yoke , integrated headset and custom shape tubing with a hydroform downtube
  • Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3 120 mm travel fork and 20 mm through hole dropouts
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes front and rear

User Reviews (112)

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TURTLE PURPLE   [Dec 14, 2012]
Strength:

NOT SURE WHAT YEAR IT IS ITS PURPLE WITH DIRT JUMPER 3 FORKS. ANYWAY ITS THE BEST ALLOY HARD TAIL I HAVE EVER RIDEN. NOT QUITE THE SAME AS A GOOD CROMO HART TAIL. BUT I FIND THAT MY BIGFOOT DECENDS BETTER THAN MY FIVE INCH DUALLY MONGOOSE TEOCALI. BRAKES A LITTLE NOISY BUT WORK GOOD. I HAVE UPGRADED TO XO GRIP SHIFTERS WITH F AND R X7 SRAM SHIFTERS.. THAE SUNN RIMMS ARE BULLET PROOF EVEN IF THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO CHANGE TYRES WITH PLASTIC TYRE LEVERS..

Weakness:

FIRST THING I CHANGED WAS THE GRIPS AND PEDALS.. THE ONLY THING HERE IS THE WEIGHT BUT HEY I HAVENT BROKEN IT YET ..

BUY IT ... ITS A GREAT DO IT ALL BIKE ..............

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
moe   [Aug 01, 2012]
Strength:

its strength is everything !!!!

Weakness:

to me the bike has no weaknesses , it has dj4 forks , 185mm disc brakes and hussefelt almost everything on it and its just truly an amazing bike , i take my bigfoot to the skatepark all the time because it has a frame that could be for downhill , freeriding and even park , ive switched my front sprocket to a one speed but left an 8 set of gears in the back but overall the bike is awsome !!! buy the bike if your looking for something that will blow your mind !

honestly the bike has never quit on me , i have had it stock from 07 all the way to 09 and it was perfect but i decided to change it up and got custom metallic red rims along with a red sprocket and left an 8 set of gears on the back and ive been changing the sprocket on it every once in a while just to get different looks and also the brakes are just amazing , i go top speed with that bike and ive practiced something where i can click both brakes at the same time and the bike will just stop at an instant and its amazing i love the bike ! and the dj4 forks are incredible ! ill never change those and also the bike provides you with the best speed , best jumps and of course the best tricks , it may not be the lightest but its perfect weight ! buy this bike !

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
DrMtbikin   Cross Country Rider [Aug 12, 2011]
Strength:

Frame, Tyres, Rims, Headset, Handlebars, Fork (at times), Everything except weaknesses

Weakness:

Dont try 4 foot drops on this, like me, they will bottom out, which dont sound good. The derailleur likes to bounce around through the trails, but get a chain tensioner, DJ 4's when not tightened, bottom out 75% just when peddaling. Tighten them. Brakes Kinda suck, can squel if you do not adjust them, sandpaper them, or wipe down the brakes with rubbing alcohol, avid juicy 3's need lots of mini adjustments everyday, Get Windcutter Aligator's, Same performance,no squaling, no over heating

Bikes a beast, survived everything so far. DH, DJ, XC, Etc. Well worth 800$ prob more. Frame is like 5 inch think at head tube, crazy strong. Gears dont skip, etc. BUY IT if you are a beginner looking to get better like me.

Similar Products Used: Norco Bigfootv 2005, Norco Wolverine 11'
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
razor18   Weekend Warrior [Jul 06, 2011]
Strength:

Everything is its strength!

Weakness:

Its a little bit heavy than I thought but its nothing, the Grips worn out so fast, and the pedals studs get lose pretty fast. so before you use it make use every studs are really tight so you wont lose one. Learn that from the experience.

This bike is very awesome so strong, easy to handle, and can do everything you want it to do! If you are thinking buying this bike. Do it, you wont regret it! AWESOME BIKE! I put 4 Flame in Value rating cause they put really bad grips, but that is so easy to change.

Similar Products Used: None.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Z   Cross Country Rider [Oct 23, 2010]
Strength:

The bike geometry, centre of gravity and balance is excellent for this hardtail free-ride. It's very easy to handle, takes punishment well and the fat betty tyres while "phat", ride suprisingly good on-road. Hydraulic brakes not too bad.

Weakness:

front shocks are a little "spongy", could do with an upgrade.
not a big fan of the "branding" all over the bike, but nothing like a can of paint that wont fix this.

Excellent bike. I don't think you can get a better quality bike for this price range. As usual, the Canadians have done a great job.

Similar Products Used: Giant & Trek
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
derr   Weekend Warrior [Aug 08, 2010]
Strength:

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Weakness:

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Similar Products Used: derr
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
shreder   Downhiller [Aug 08, 2010]
Strength:

Fork
Frame
Brakes
Cranks
Pedals
Drivetrain
Pretty well everything

Weakness:

Grips suck
Brakes have a LONNNG break in period
Seat can be a bit hard but who sits on the seat anyway?

Overall an AWESOME ride, climbs pretty well and takes the downs like a beast! Forks soak up everything they need too, brakes stop you well enough but the break in period is annoying. The geomatry inspires confidance to try anything. Perhaps one of my favorite parts of this bike is the super wide handlebar, it just make everything better! And i have to admit the yellow pedals look pretty sick! Overall and awesome bike that can do some of everything. I love some XC but rippin down freeride/downhill trails fill me with joy. LOVE IT, nuff said

Similar Products Used: Norco rampage, Trek Jack, Norco Wolverine, Norco bushpilot
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
David   Weekend Warrior [Aug 06, 2010]
Strength:

really slick forks, great for just about everything. tires are really grippy.

Weakness:

No Lock on grips, no lockout on fork.

Really solid little bike, takes allot of abuse. The frame is weighty but it really snaps up the trails. I use it on dirt jumps, XC and dh trails as well as the local pump track. Hydros stop you well. great bike for such a low price tag.

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
justin   Downhiller [Jun 05, 2010]
Strength:

frame shockes brakes

Weakness:

none

the best

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Bryan M   Downhiller [May 13, 2010]
Strength:

Incredibly strong frame, 120mm dirt jam comp is buttery smooth, hydraulic brakes are fairly strong, fairly light.

Weakness:

brakes arent the best, bash guard sucks

the bottom line is this bike is very good, i live in brandon which is flat as the rest of the prairies. we have some nice trails so we have some good cross country style tracks. this bike is good for flying down the trails the fork can handle anything reasonable (8 foot drops to tranny was my biggest). the next thing is ive took it to calgary a number of times over the years to hit up the olympic bike park and it was perfect, alot of people complain about the hayes sole brakes but the fact of the matter is they are still hydraulic disc brakes made by hayes and they are very good. ive had this bike for 5 years and all ive HAD to replace was my brake cables because i crashed and they wrecked.

Similar Products Used: norco sasquatch, kona cowan
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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