Norco Team DH 'guinea pig'

Jun 14, 2002
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The first round of testing the Norco VPS Team DH 'guinea pig' has concluded! After a few short months of hammering the bike as hard as I possibly could it has yet to show any signs of being overly abused! The bike came with a killer arsenal of spec'd partsFrown click read more to view the spec list)

Coming from a lighter, freeriding background it took some adjustment to get used to riding a monstrous rig like the Team DH! Due to the minimal standover clearance I was not able to run the bike at it's potential 7.875" rear travel. Slacked back to 6.2" allowed for a little more clearance and stability on the gnarly steeps. The VPS ate up drops and craters like they were non existent. It definitely instilled some brass balls and pushed me to ride and jump it harder! The only con to mention at this point would be the Blackspire AS-1 chainguide which tends to fail at crucial points in a ride! I'd recommend placing an MRP or Evil chainguide to complement the rest of the bike! Stay tuned as Krazy-J takes round 2!2002 Norco Team DH Specs

Forks: Marzocchi Shiver WC
Headset: Blackspire deep cup
Cranks: Race Face DH 44t

BB: Race Face Splined
Pedals: Funn Sol Jam Flats
Chainguide: Blackspire AS-1
Stem: Funn Serial Killa
Brakes: Hayes 8" Hydraulic

Front Hub: Formula 20mm
Rear Hub: Hadley 150mm 12mm Through Axle
Rims: Sun Intense Mag 30
Spokes: DT Black
Tires: Maxxis Mobster 26x2.5
Saddle: Funn Launch Pad
Seatpost: Axiom Pro
Suggested retail price: $5,599.00 CND



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