Norco Sidewinder 2002 Full Suspension

Sidewinder

User Reviews (8)

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Joe   [Jul 01, 2003]
Strength:

nothing really maybe the frame the rest is junk.

Weakness:

everything basically. the front fork is junk, the rims warp quicker than any bike ive ever seen, and the handlebars are weak, also the pedals aren't grippy and the cassettes aren't too great. Basically the bike is really junky.

This bike is not dependable at all. Ask my friend who owns the bike.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Brad   Downhiller [May 17, 2003]
Strength:

The Frame is very strong.

Weakness:

The rear suspension is not quite strong enough (DNM DV-6).

Good Bike for it's price.

Similar Products Used: Norco VPS2, Apollo DH2.4
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Matt O'Reilly   Weekend Warrior [Oct 15, 2003]
Strength:

Stem, headset,The frame rocks all the way. Also this bike is a good bang for the buck. Has survived for one year with a bit of freeriding, lots of xc racing, and some urban riding. Good job Norco.

Weakness:

Handelbars bend easy, Rims bend kind of easily, fork bottoms out pretty easily.This bike has a lot of basic parts, but its been a strong bike for me all around.

This bike is a good price, and has lasted me for one year now. If you're just beginning mountain biking ( bit of xc, bit of freeride,etc.) I would reccomend this bike. It's a good starter, for not that high of a cost. I like it, and would reccomend a norco sidewinder if someone were buying a low cost full suspension bike.

Similar Products Used: None really
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
porter   [Jul 27, 2003]
Strength:

frame is wicked and the stem is da bomb.

Weakness:

Forks despartly need upgrading, handle bars blow, seat post is weak, tires wear easy and drailers are junk.

Good bike 4 the money but really cant handle any jumps/drops. Good 4 xc riders but not good 4 any dirt jumping unless you fully upgrade it which would kinda make it a norco 4 x 4.

Similar Products Used: department store dualies.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
jake   [Mar 27, 2002]
Strength:

gears were wicked along with the brakes were really good

Weakness:

well i tryed it in the winter and ther shockes were preaty bad,i didnt like it b/c i thought that it was too high off the ground

very good bike good for drops,might need new shocks

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Dave   Weekend Warrior [Apr 30, 2002]
Strength:

I just bought this bike and it is a pretty intense bike. Great suspension makes it feel like riding on air! I did a 4 foot free zone drop on it and landed it so comfortably.I wouldn't recommend this bike for the road too much but it's the purchasers choice. I ride the road, but i don't get a lot of speed because the shocks bounce and slow you down. But on the upside, it's got amazing gear shifting and provides a comfortable ride that will still be there in the long run.

Weakness:

Slow on the road

Simple good quality product.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
clay   Weekend Warrior [Aug 22, 2002]
Strength:

good bike for freeride very strong back shock works better after a while of rideing

Weakness:

suntour fork sucks in cold weather

good bike for price sweet if you put different forks on it good bike if you don't wana spend the high $

Similar Products Used: giant xtc ac3
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Dan   Weekend Warrior [Jun 08, 2002]
Strength:

Excellent Braking, the first time I used them I fell off because they're so responsive. Gear shifting is extremely quick and easy. Excellent suspension front and back, absorbs most big bumps.

Weakness:

No Easy off back tire, and no where to mount a U-lock bike lock.

Excellent bike for getting into mountain biking, very secure and great for whatever trails are close by. For the price you should review if you actually need a full suspension bike. Acording to local bike store it's the bike of the year and Norco is fresh out for the season so try to get one at your local bike store before they're all gone.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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