Norco 2009 Atomik

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Norco 2009 Atomik

28 Reviews for 2009 Atomik

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 I abused mine to shit. Took a jump a little off and when into a tree. Wheel was bent, I was bent, bike was fine after my bike shop put a new wheel on it and checked the frame over. Probably the best entry downhill bike out there. I still prefer my 2002 Atomik though (on appearence only).
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 Fantastic fun bike at a great price!!!!!!
Bought this bike as a tester for downhilling but it is as good as many much more expensive bikes. The spec is good but gives great scope for upgrades but the frame is mint. The bike is as it says race ready out of the box if a bit heavy, the only down side I have with the bike is it's a heavy slog going uphill but it is worth it for the run back down.
This is probably one of the best buys in the bike world.
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 very nice DH bike. never owned one, but have ridden it. very plush suspension al round on a solid, hard-as-nails frame. brakes are certainly powerful enough for all your riding needs.
only cons i can think of for this bike is the rather short seat tube, which means if you want to plant the saddle right down into the frame then you either cant or the seat post needs shortening.

however, on the whole, a very nice bike for anyone already into, or trying to get into, DH mtb'ing.
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 Its the sweetest bike ever for DH. Rides nice and smooth i didn't have an 08 but i had an 06. i worked it hard road it lots it was awesome for jumping road gaps, drops, roots, rocks and rock shoots the usual DH. good bike for shore trails as well. but i guess the ride also depends on the rider not the bike. i wouldn't recommend this to a beginner to DH. it is little harder to ride for inexperienced riders.
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 I ride an older model of the Atomik, but I love the bike to death. I almost died riding it too =D.

Super solid frame, rides nice and gives that tight feel to your ride. Frame itself is tough as hell, hit a tree on mine at 30kph and had no ill effect done to the bike.

Only downfall I can note is that the frame from front to back feels slightly short for me (6'1"). Also that the frame is really heavy, but with strength comes weight I guess.
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 2010 NORCO atomik ALL THE WAY ! this bike is amazing will hold up on any kind of drop or jump you throw at it ! i really love my 2010 norco atomik if you are searching for a bike at a medium price range i recommend it completely!
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 Je le roule depuis déja 3 mois. Le vélo est maniable,léger, bien monté pour le prix, la géométrie très bonne, facile d'entretient...Les points négatifs sont que la peinture est difficile à laver et l'espace pour le shock car seul le vivid (position inversé) et le DHX 3, 4, 5, focntionne dessus, ce qui est un petit problème... Je le conseille à tous ceux qui veulent un bon vélo pour pas chère sur le quelle à la longue il pourrait y mettre quelque dollars bien investi.
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 THIS BIKE IS SECOND IN MY ARSENAL...I USE THIS BIKE AS MY ''TOW TRUCK''...I HAVE ADAPTED A 49 CC TWO STROKE ENGINE TO THIS LITTLE SON OF SATAN! HE'S MY SLAVE FOR GLORY! WITHOUT THE MOTOR FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE,THIS BIKE IS PREMIUM SECOND TO MY GLORY AND A FANTASTIC BACK UP BIKE FOR WHEN I NEED TO JUST f*ck AROUND! THE NORCO HAS PRODUCED ANOTHER WINNER AND WITH MY TACTIC OF AGGRESSIVE SEARCH AND DESTROY MISSIONS IN THE MOUNTAINS,ON-SITE-PLAN ONCE LINES,THE NORCO IS LIKE ROBIN IS TO BATMAN,IN MY MISSIONS OF DISGRACE! A FAITHFUL,LOYAL LITTLE SON OF A DEVIL! ALL UP A HANDS DOWN RELIABLE MEAT AXE! GO TEST ONE TODAY!!
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 Picked up a 2010 model for £1650, was sprung perfectly for my weight (85kg) straight out the box. Adjusted rebound and rear preload, stuck some wider bars on and was perfect from 1st ride.
Componentry is adequate rather than great but al works well, no problems to report, suspension bedded in nicely as have the juicy threes.
Great bike for the money.
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 For the 2005 atomik: This is a very light bike! It handles very well and is not bulky. I've found it's awesome for trail riding, but if your gonna ride in places like whistler I would have to recommend an A-Line. Mine is stock except for Grips,Stem, and Seat. I also am replacing the bars as they are to short for me. (Hussfelt I believe).
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 This bike is great! I bought this frame new as a last years model for dirt cheap. The next day after building it, I entered a dh race and it felt super solid! A week after that I went on a trip to Whistler to see what this product can really handle. I will be honest, with the low price I was worried about the quality. First day it held up wonderfully on the mountain. Second day and then the third day on the mountain and still no issues. I took this thing on double blacks and the largest drops I could find and not one break. The only thing I found annoying which is really nothing at all, was the side bars around the shock. The matte finish wore off and now its a smooth glossy finish. After torturing this thing on the mountain I decided to hit up the north shore. The bottom bracket height on its "low" setting was perfect! I could float right down the most technical lines without clipping any of the drops beneath me. It is low enough for the stability needed at high speeds but high enough for the clearance needed. I definitly suggest this bike as you can not go wrong with a bike like this with such a low price tag.
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 awesome starters race bike, good to build upon since it is starting off with last seasons team downhill frame, the suspension is set up very well with the dhx 3.0 and the boxxer for a smooth ride in the rock gardens and in the roots, but lets you use power when you need to without feeling like ur riding couch
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 Great bike for DH or the FR park with the adjustable travel. Only thing is, the geometry of the rear shock pushes you way up in the air making it a little harder to take those high speed, low angle turns just because you can't get down on the bike. On the plus side, bounces of everything and keeps on truckin' and at the same time isn't as heavy as you'd expect a bike like this to be.
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 Definatley recommend this bike just because it is a great all round freeride and DH bike. I own one and the only problem I've had is it's rear shock geometry, when you go off jumps, it boosts the back up high. I have an 06 model and it's great. Couldn't be happier.
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 my dad has this bike, i rode it for 2 months when my bike was broken and i love it, he paid about $2500, you cant really get a better bike for that price, its got the frame of the 07 team dh which was like a $6000 bike. and the components are pretty decent to, the whole bike is like the price of alot of dh frames so its alot smarter to buy a bike like this and upgrade it
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 Great bike! well priced, great parts per price and a awesome starter bike. Just put elixir brakes and an e13 srs chainguide on and possible some sunn s-type rims. Definately recomended!!
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 i love this bike i think its a great started to get in to dh only downfall is the breaks what were they thinking juicys threes on a dh bike???? no way so if u can i would replace thos
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 acebear13 recommends it, becasue it still looks some what f*cking normal!mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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 its sound, they are bomb proof, they seem to ride well and sit on the ground with no trouble at all. its always going to be norco or iron horse for me
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 Amazing bike, i use the frame atm and couldnt be any more happy, this frame is strong and has amazing weight,i will be upgrading and complete this bike as soon as possible
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 awesome bike! like riding a cadillac, over bumps for fun! on the heavy side, but if you're strong like bull it doesn't matter! i will always be a fan!
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 great bike can take it all for them money im very happy fast great to ride and boxxer race forks are sweet
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 i recomend mainly because i want one lol, big hitter and looks stunning with a parts list to salivate over,
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 I have it and it work very good. Good peice and nice price for this Bike Big Grin
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 ok
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 allaround good bike,
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 !!!!!!!!!!
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Norco 2009 Atomik (MSRP $3150) — Low, fast and light the Atomik offers 8–9" adjustable travel * Forged 1.5" integrated headtube * A clamp down 150 x 12 mm rear dropout, forged link arms and BB yoke * A great DH race bike or freeride park bike * Boxxer Race 203 mm / 8" travel fork with a Funn clamp on stem * Sram X7 RD * Avid Juicy brakes and Sun Equilizer rims

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Release Date 2009
Price $3,150
Travel 198mm-225mm
Rear Shock Fox DHX-3 w/ factory tuned ProPedal
Fork Rockshox Boxxer Race, 203 mm of travel, 1-1/8” steer tube
Headset FSA Orbit E 1.5R 1.5” to 1-1/8” internal reducer headset
Cassette Sram PG-830, 8 speed, 11-30T
Crankarms Truvativ Hussefelt, 170 mm, 36T
Chainguide E-13 LG 1 black Taco guard
Bottom Bracket Howitzer Spline BB
Pedals Flat pedal, steel pins, red colour
Chain KMC X-8 Ti nitrate gold colour
Rear Derailleur Sram X-7, 9 speed, medium cage
Shifter Pods Sram X-5 trigger, 8 speed rear
Handlebar Truvativ Hussefelt 680 x 25mm rise, 31.8mm, black
Stem Funn RSX direct Boxxer mount alloy, 31.8mm, 45 or 55mm
Grips Pro Palm lock on grip
Brakes Avid Juicy 3, 8” rotor
Wheelset n/a
Hubs KT Q-Lite, 150 x 12mm, 9 spd, sealed bearing, red
Spokes Stainless steel black 2.0
Rim Sun Equalizer 29 mm, 32 hole, black
Tires Kenda Nevegal 26 x 2.5, Stick E rubber, CAP casing
Seat WTB Silverado, custom cover, chromoly rail
Seatpost Truvativ XR, double bolt, 27.2

Dimensions

Size S M
Frame Weight
Bike Weight 42 lbs 42 lbs
Headtube Angle 64.5 ° 64.5 °
Seattube Angle 70.3 ° 70.3 °
Headtube Length 125 mm 125 mm
Chainstay Length
BB Height 377 mm 377 mm
BB Width
Seat Post Diameter 27.2 " 27.2 "
Front Derailleur Width
HeadTube Diameter 1.5 1.5
Top Tube Length 498 mm 520 mm
WheelBase 1146 mm 1169 mm
Standover Height 786 mm 786 mm

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