Norco VPS Drop 2002 Full Suspension

User Reviews (25)

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Ryan   Downhiller [Jul 13, 2003]
Strength:

Strong frame, good shifting

Weakness:

Fork, shock, tires, rims. The fork was really easy to bottom when i got it so i put some 10 weight oil in it and that made it better. The shock has no adjustments on it and the rebound is way to fast. Tires wash out in any wet conditions. I put a michelin 2.8 up front and that works really well. The rims are horrible. They are good because i never got a pinch flat with them but they did not hold up on any drops or jumps. I had them trued 5 times before i finally put new rims on. I didnt really like the handle bars either but that is a personal preference thing.

Its an o.k bike. The bike shop that put it together had no clue what they were doing so that probably made a difference too. I like the bike now it handles drops over ten feet on a weekly basis. Also its not bad to dirt jump. I got it for a good price thats why i bought it and im happy with it now that i have new rims and tires. bottom line the bike is good for the price but if you are a freerider that goes big buy something better than this.

Similar Products Used: tested a stinky.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Jay Pozo   Weekend Warrior [Jun 30, 2003]
Strength:

Tires, brakes, frame. It's tough!

Weakness:

Cheezy grips, grip shifter, weight (!), noisy

Good bike for tearing down the mountain, it's even rideable up if you don't mind going slow. Takes the hits, and those brakes work wonders!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Herb   Downhiller [Sep 07, 2003]
Strength:

Strong frame ( I bought it frame only and built the bike up from there).

Weakness:

The frame is very noisy. If you seatpost creaks, you'd swear the entire bike is falling apart because the creak is echoed and amplified through the frame. Solution -> Keep your bike maintained you lazy ass!

Well, I've gotta hand it to norco, because they have built a tough frame that can handle me. I'm 6'2" and 220lbs, and after a year of beating (urban, dh, freeride), the frame still works like the day I built it up. The component spec from norco is awesome for the $$ of the bike as well. I also have to give norco props for supporting the freeride scene, and for thanking the people who are riding their bikes (I'm talking about VPS fest @ Whistler). I'm truely happy with the bike.

Similar Products Used: Brodie thumper, Giant ac1, RM pipeline, Kona stinky & stab, Specialized big hit DH
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Daniel   Weekend Warrior [Nov 25, 2001]
Strength:

Pretty much everything, gotta love 8" Hayes hydraulic brakes. =)

Weakness:

noticed headset was a little loose when I got it, a little heavy but that just means it'll stand up to everything.

This bike can take a lot of abuse and keep coming back for more. I've done tons of drops (a foot to 7 feet) and not even a creak or rattle out of it. Awsome bike if your into free ride.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
mike   Downhiller [Feb 10, 2002]
Strength:

really strong frame and fork. great components. the frame is adjustable, so cann asjust ur travel

Weakness:

rattlles, haeavy,,but good for freeride

great bike. it is a goreat value, and can be used for freeride, single trax, racing, and just crusin around, get urself a norco right now!!!!!!

Similar Products Used: any vps...mountain cycle
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
pro MTB   Downhiller [Oct 19, 2002]
Strength:

None

Weakness:

Everything the whole bike fell apart when i got on it and then i bled to death.

This bike ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Similar Products Used: All the moutnian bikes in the world
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Mikey   Downhiller [Oct 14, 2002]
Strength:

strong, good starting parts, rear shock, can be used as freeride, dh or urban depending on your setup.

Weakness:

because it's so thick in the middle when it's windy you kinda get blown around. DJ 1.5 what the heck???!!!

The bike is nice. I like it and i know alot of others who like it to. buy it.

Similar Products Used: vps atomik, vps launch
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Max Mcdonald   Downhiller [Oct 15, 2002]
Strength:

Strong frame, not bad components generally a good bike for a low price...

Weakness:

The Bike make a little bit of noise, i dont really like the DJ 1.5 i guess i'll change it to a JR. T...

Good bike for a low price!

I bought it a few days ago and started to clear 3-5 footers with no problems...

If you got a 1600$ get this bike i dont think you can get a better ones for this price..

Similar Products Used: Specialized BigHit Comp, Raleigh s700
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Nick g   Downhiller [Jul 31, 2006]
Strength:

Everything ive broke every part on it but the frame is still mint props to Norco. The blue is sweet it would look awsome with supercycle parts on it.

Weakness:

needs a 24 on the back for maximum dropage. I know from experience its smoother with a 24 mag 30 and 2.6 nokian gazza on the back.

To bad its an 02 because it was prime for its time. Norco should have keep the line going.

Similar Products Used: Norco-Shore,Atomick,250,ignite,A-line
Balfa-Minutman
Kona-everthing all kona frame designs are the same
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Dereck   Weekend Warrior [Sep 11, 2005]
Strength:

strong, light, beefy, pretty lol, feels awsome, take a good beating, i am 210 lbs and not afarid to hit up big stunts

Weakness:

it echoes noises, and the origional fox shock has blown up a few times

over all awsome bike be ashamed to get rid of it, has held up beyond belief. would suggest putting monster T or junior T on the bike.

Similar Products Used: big hit, atomic, launch
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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