Norco Scrambler XC Hardtail

User Reviews (27)

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Austin   Downhiller [Jun 05, 2013]
Strength:

the brakes are goooood! frame is strong, wheels look good, handles perfectly!

Weakness:

none that are the bikes fault, mine the hub was making a popping sound when i would pedal but that's my fault.

its a pretty good all around bike! i bought it at a pawn shop for $100 and spent about $100 more on new pedals, handlebars, stem, grips and tires and wow! its exactly what i was looking for! it handled just about all i could throw at it. i was very hard on the bike and all that broke were the rear axle, but that was a $12 fix...jumps very good, ive bottomed out the forks maybe 4 times? jumping to flat. but i blew them out. im about to buy marzocchi forks for it soon, then it will be the dream ride! if you can find one for cheap and want to get out and ride go for it! what i would upgrade are the handlebars, stem, and maybe the forks if needed. other than that it works exactly how a bike needs too...rides good on cement and trails. i bike to my local trails just about everyday and im not super tired when i get there like other bikes do to me...

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Patrick   [May 19, 2012]
Strength:

frame, all of the compnents, wheels!

Weakness:

maybe just get new tires,

Awesome bike! I do everything with the bike, go downhilling, jumping, and XC. Really good al lround bike. Frame is strong and light. the components are good! Very satisfied

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Sethk   Cross Country Rider [Mar 11, 2011]
Strength:

Has a strong frame.

Weakness:

Wheels bend easily.
Axles break.
bottom bracket fell apart.
Rear Deraileur caught in spokes.

If you are looking for a bike with a good frame its great for the price. Weak components, I put 5,000 km on it in one summer, had to replace 2 rear wheels, 1 front and brakes quit working. Deraileur broke and had to buy a new deraileur and deraileur stay. After the first ride, the adjuster for the shock broke. Great sitting position and the bike is great for wheelies, just need to get a strong rear axle.

Similar Products Used: First xc bike
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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
d bucksta   Weekend Warrior [Dec 25, 2010]
Strength:

Frame, Brakes, and the Cranks

Weakness:

Forks which i blew, then replaced.
Grips, Seat, Duerailer, Crankset, Handlebars, and Brakes Which also were upgraded.

Good beginner bike, but i use it for jumping too. Which some people might say not to, but i mastered my scrambler. Just like my eggs..ahaha. But no matter what anybody says i think its a good jumping bike,it all depends how you decide to use it. Props to norco for this one, and they dont make this model anymore, Woot!
I recommend this to good bikers or beginers.

Similar Products Used: Shred, Katmandu, and Pinnacle
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
scambler   Cross Country Rider [Nov 16, 2009]
Strength:

real fun.. cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weakness:

disk brakes heat up easily, but not too bad

good bike for a good price, upgrade the grips because they will brake. upgrade the seat, too cushy. preforms as well as anyother hard tail mountain bike under 800$ great value.
Good buy for a mountain biker not wanting to spend alot of money, good intraductory bike

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
jacob   Weekend Warrior [Aug 25, 2009]
Strength:

frame,forks and bars brakes

Weakness:

deraileurs axles spokes rims tires grips pedals

decent bike for work dont jump it if you do get better axle cause they brake so easy and watch out for the derailleurs rubbing on the spokes

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Sub11   Weekend Warrior [Aug 23, 2009]
Strength:

-Stiff frame, nice design and color
-Good brakes, excellent braking power
-Rims ok but a little heavy
-Charming aesthetic

Weakness:

-Tires
-7 speed gear, hate it but it's a cheap machine so it's ok
-components too much heavy!

Original bike is functional, works great for its price, if you love the frame as much as me you'll upgrade your bike soon... the only thing really hard to accept is the shimano 7 speed gear, for God sake it's 2009!!

Similar Products Used: Only customs :P
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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
NathanStruthers   Cross Country Rider [Aug 19, 2009]
Strength:

Strong Frame, Rims, Handle Bars, Pedals, Crank, Headset, etc. Very light. Great Cross Country hard tail. Very durable, and able to climb very easy, Good price for quality of bike.

Weakness:

Hand Grips, Pedals, Tire Tread.

Great bike. A deffinant buy for any beginar X-country biker.

Similar Products Used: The Scrambler is a much higher quality of the Pinnacle but they are simmilar.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Wolfman988   Downhiller [Jun 14, 2009]
Strength:

Frame : light weight and VERY strong. I am 300 lbs and 6'3 i ride to work every day and have been in 2 biking accidents one involving a car. and the frame has held strong.
Handlebars: good height and riding position again I'm 6'3 and have a 20' bike and it is very comfortable to ride every day and night.
Brakes: Amazing! I love to FLY downhill and at a moments notice the brakes respond and can stop you fast, some times too fast.
Tires : Good. but not the best out there, I have left the front tire and upgraded the rear to a 65 psi tire for street use. much better but loss of grip is VERY noticeable. Front tire is just fine.
Gears : Meh. So far they have done an OK job but the sprockets have actually Lost some teeth and the shifting is very tricky I have actually lost some gears from time to time from the derailer getting too close to the rear spokes( pos. crash related) but it gets the job done. And Plenty of gears to chose from.

Weakness:

RIMS : Upgrading soon. the original double wall rims are STRONG but weight is a factor and @ 300 + they will bend and lose true quickly. but for regular riders they should be ok.
Grips: SUCK!. Get new ones ASAP!
Seat: SUCKS !. Again get a new one ASAP.
peddles: Cheep. But they work. use $ to get other stuff first.

Shocks : Cant say. they worked good for the month i had them but they got totaled in crash with car.

This is AN AWESOME bike!!. As in most products " you get what you pay for." If you can afford a $1,000 bike go ahead and get it but for the regular rider that needs a good bike for work and back. (And the occasional romp off road. This is it! Again I'm 300 + lbs and 6'3 I ride to work with an extra 30 lbs on me and this bike has held up AMAZINGLY!!! i have honestly gone through other bikes in a week! and this is my second season on this bike.
Norco is a good brand and no mater what you plan to do with it you can always slowly upgrade it piece by piece. if something is not good enough, upgrade it. I got my bike for $500(CAD) I think. and 250$ to fix/upgrade after a crash. i'm still well under $ 1000 on my bike and i have easily got a bike that is worth every dollar.

GOOD BIKE GET IT>!

Similar Products Used: other bikes priced might be similar.
But i have tried the Canadian tire and Walmart bikes in the price range they don't stack up even close.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Kyrillos   Weekend Warrior [Sep 25, 2008]
Strength:

Excellent maneuverability, great fork and a lovely frame shape. Breaks have ample power and are very smooth. Long pedal cranks provide lots of power. Rather lightweight for a bike with disc brakes. Low rolling resistance tyres, yet grippy enough on trail uphills.

Weakness:

Slow shifting mechanism. Another gear wouldn't hurt (it comes stock with only a 7-speed Shimano hub).

Great beginner cross-country inspired bike. Even though the fork is only 75mm travel, it's more than enough for the bike's intended use (which is mentioned on one of the shock towers: "Leisure Cross Country ONLY"). So if you're looking to catch some big air or hit the trails really hard, this is not a bike for you. I use it for some spirited cross-country biking and the thing I love most about it is how maneuverable it is! Got it on sale for $399CAD down from $499CAD because it's an '08. IMHO excellent value for the price.

Similar Products Used: '02 Norco Katmandu
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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