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new to DH/FR not sure about my bike

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by brap6, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. brap6

    brap6 Chimp

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    Hi all I'm beginer , I use to ride here and there when I was 12,(now 26) I had the chance to ride a DH trail a few months ago (I survived) I decided to get in to biking again I really like FR/DH, the thing is that I'm really new to FR/DH, some of my friends recomend me a bike that I end up buying, it's a NORCO05 VPS ATOMIK the thing is that I don't know if its to much of a bike for a beginer, I mean it's a great bike but would it be better to start with something ligther? like a kona COILER for examble.
     

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  2. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Keep the Norco, it's a great bike.
     
  3. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    where are you riding and what are the conditions there?...D
     
  4. brap6

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    Well I'm in Ontario, so I have park near by, blue montain, wich is more focus on FR, extreme FR and DH
     
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    IMO, i think you'll kill a coiler doing extreme FR and DH. Stick with the Norco or go for a true FR bike if you want something else still.
     
  6. BIGHIT756

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    my friend had an atomik and ive seen some pretty BIG stuff done on it. I would definetly stick with the norco, and i know that it will hold up well.
     
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    Stick with the Norco. It's a great bike for the downhill/ freeride. As a suggestion to something new, maybe look at the Specialized Big Hit or the Norco Team DH. But, I would stick with the Norco for now.
     
  8. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Keep that for a while, until it somehow breaks or you really want a bigger bike. Norcos are built like tanks and can take abuse.

    If you get a new bike I reccomend the Iron Horse 7points series is nice. The $1600 7.3 is nice, but the for is a pos mainpoo, so just replace that with a used or new 7" fork. Super-ts are $400 used in good condition.
     
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    norcos are descent but most of them have a way steep head angle that I personaly hate, plus they are very ugly. Go to a specialized big it, the norcos are just wanna be specializeds and you can get a used big hit way cheaper to.
     
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    this is an old post.... have you bought the norco yet :P
    i never liked norcos tho, they "look" heavy because of there glossy paint imo
     
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    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    For the money a Specialized Big Hit might fit the bill. You could get a 05 for pretty cheap now.
     
  12. kseger

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    well for one dont get a kona for shure. my brother has the atomic 05 but i find it a bit heavy but its awsome for downhill. get the norco for the money. or a specialized.