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Hi guys.

I currently own 2 bikes, a 2007 Norco Rival and a 2004 Norco Sasquatch.

When buying the Rival, I made the Mistake of buying one with a frame too large. I still rode it for a few months but it was never very stable downhill and over jumps, so I bought my friends Medium-size 2004 Sasquatch from him as he didn't want it anymore.

The Sasquatch has served me great and all, but it is a little old and it is about time that I upgrade.

I am going to sell both of my bikes and hopefully get about 1000 dollars out of doing so, and then I will have a further 1000 dollars to spend. So my budget is 2000 dollars Australian.

The problem is, I don't no what to buy. I was thinking of getting either an 08 Rampage, Manik or Sasquatch. But I have heard that the 08 Norco's aren't as good as the previous models. Is this true?

I want to buy another Hardtail, as I am more of an all around rider. I go from street to jumps to a little bit of downhill, so a squishy just wouldn't be viable all around. The downhill tracks around here are nothing serious and a hard tail seems to be fine on them. However, if I ever travel to harder tracks, I still want the bike to be viable.

So yeah, any help is appreciated. If you have any questions just ask
 

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. . .not sure why you're apprehensive about full-suspension but that's you and you're the one riding the bike. I'd aim for something versatile and parlay the money saved for "extras" - wheelsets, tires, maybe a stem, etc. That way you can hang parts on your bike depending on the menu - bomber wheelset and grippy tires with a 50mm stem for downhills, same wheelset with low block-height for dirt-jumping and urban assaults. . . change to a longer stem if you're going trail-riding. . . just an idea.

. . .and does it have to be Norco? I mean, Rennie rides a Santa Cruz and Hill straddles an Iron Horse. . . you're not from Canada, eh. . .
 

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emptybe_er said:
. . .not sure why you're apprehensive about full-suspension but that's you and you're the one riding the bike. I'd aim for something versatile and parlay the money saved for "extras" - wheelsets, tires, maybe a stem, etc. That way you can hang parts on your bike depending on the menu - bomber wheelset and grippy tires with a 50mm stem for downhills, same wheelset with low block-height for dirt-jumping and urban assaults. . . change to a longer stem if you're going trail-riding. . . just an idea.

. . .and does it have to be Norco? I mean, Rennie rides a Santa Cruz and Hill straddles an Iron Horse. . . you're not from Canada, eh. . .
Thanks for the Reply. Well it isn't so much that I don't want a full suspension, I just can't really afford one.

Nah, it doesn't have to be a Norco. The Manik was just something I was looking at. I haven't looked into Santa Cruz's and I'm not sure they are available in Australia, however, I will have a look at the website.

Oh and I do like Norcos though.
 
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