Norco 2009 Empire 5

Norco 2009 Empire 5

14 Reviews for 2009 Empire 5

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 Its a solid bike i rode one for 2 days at whistler and have never had so much fun on a bike. it jumped awsome and handled speed pretty well. only cons i can think of are the forks had allot of problems the one i rode was fu*@ed up but i still rode it. it is not verry good in tech but its not rly meant for it so what can i say. overall my favorite bike ive ever ridden
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 Release Date 2009
Price $2295
Travel 127mm
Rear Shock Marzocchi TST Air
Fork Marzocchi 55ATA, 120-160 mm of travel,
1-1/8ā€ alloy steer tube
Cassette
Sram PG-950, 9 speed, 11-28T
Crankarms FSA Gravity Lite, 36T CK-9160
DHS
Chainguide E-13 LG1 w/Taco white
Pedals DMR V-8 alloy, steel pins, white
Rear Derailleur Sram X-7, 9 speed, medium cage
Chain KMC Z-9000
Shifter Pods Sram X-5 trigger, 9 speed rear
Handlebar Truvativ Hussefelt, 680 x 40mm rise, 31.8mm. white
Stem Truvativ Hussefelt alloy, 31.8mm, 40mm extension, white
Grips Pro Palm lock on grip
Brakes Avid Juicy 3
Hubs Sun Jumping Flea, 135 x 12mm, 20mm, 9 spd, sealed bearings
Spokes Stainless white 2.0
Rim Sun Equilizer 27, welded 32 hole
Tires Kenda Nevegal 26 x 2.35, Stick E rubber, kevlar
Seat Pivotal thin, Norco design cover, hollow bolt
Seatpost Pivotal forged alloy 27.2 mm
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 the standover is wicked just like a dj bike corners awesomely, suspension had a few problems lockout on rear shock stopped working then worked after awhile again other than that perfect.
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 this bike is pure sex, rails berms, pins tech, and handles all the big hits... i literally have nothing bad to say at all. I would suggest building the bike frame up as the stcok parts are bad. But with travel at 130 the bike is a jack of all trades, and excels at all of them. Took it out to diablo for opening weekend and was able to ride ever trail including the lagest stunts on the mountian, and it rode them all amazingly. Highly recommended
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flag jamesblintwell (Jul 11, 2015 at 5:56)
 u ever had sex?
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 its a great freeride/slopestyle bike, would like a sharper head angle, for dj-ing, and mabey better front susp, but other than that. its the best slopestyle bike on the market.
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 This bike is amazingly good at everything, I rode it at silver star and it handled EVERYTHING perfect. Its light and flickable
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 Its the sexiest bike ever!!
Marzocchi =) nice strong norco frame, downhill Kenda Nevegal tyres, Sunrims =)
not so expensive either, and comes with Juicy 3's!! The Best...
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 this looks like such a great bike to ride. it has such a great set up of components and looks like it would be amazing to have
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 they are so epic and awesome and cool and a lot of other cool stuff they are cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
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 this bike handles very nice and very light also has nice feature nicest norco ever. this bike is great for everything
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 ive been looking at them and they seem really good for everything
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 very amazing, paint job is pure amazing, all round nice bike
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 This is a great all around ride. Only change should be a travel adjust fork. RockShox Lyric is a great choice.
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 Cool concept!
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Norco 2009 Empire 5 (MSRP $2295) — * Inspired and designed by Ben Boyko (2007 Whistler slope style winner) * Built to hit the most progressive dirt jumps or big mountain stunts * Maxle 135 x 12 dropouts * Hydraformed main frame tubing * Short or long frame size with 127 mm / 5" rear wheel travel * Marzocchi TST air rear shock * Marzocchi 55 ATA 120ā€“160 mm / 4.7"- 6.3" fork with adjustable travel * FSA Gravity lite crank with an Eā€“13 guide * Sun Jumping Flea hubs * Norco pivotal saddle * Sun Equalizer rims and Avid hydraulic brakes Complete bike weight: 34 lbs/15.5 kgs

Specifications Compare to other All Mountain/Enduro/XC

Release Date 2009
Price $2,295
Travel 127mm
Rear Shock Marzocchi TST Air
Fork Marzocchi 55ATA, 120-160 mm of travel, 1-1/8ā€ alloy steer tube
Cassette Sram PG-950, 9 speed, 11-28T
Crankarms FSA Gravity Lite, 36T CK-9160 DHS
Chainguide E-13 LG1 w/Taco white
Pedals DMR V-8 alloy, steel pins, white
Rear Derailleur Sram X-7, 9 speed, medium cage
Chain KMC Z-9000
Shifter Pods Sram X-5 trigger, 9 speed rear
Handlebar Truvativ Hussefelt, 680 x 40mm rise, 31.8mm. white
Stem Truvativ Hussefelt alloy, 31.8mm, 40mm extension, white
Grips Pro Palm lock on grip
Brakes Avid Juicy 3
Hubs Sun Jumping Flea, 135 x 12mm, 20mm, 9 spd, sealed bearings
Spokes Stainless white 2.0
Rim Sun Equilizer 27, welded 32 hole
Tires Kenda Nevegal 26 x 2.35, Stick E rubber, kevlar
Seat Pivotal thin, Norco design cover, hollow bolt
Seatpost Pivotal forged alloy 27.2 mm

Dimensions

Size S M
Frame Weight
Bike Weight 34 lbs 34 lbs
Headtube Angle 68.5 ° 68.5 °
Seattube Angle 72.5 ° 72.5 °
Headtube Length 125 mm 125 mm
Chainstay Length
BB Height 343 mm 343 mm
BB Width
Seat Post Diameter
Front Derailleur Width
HeadTube Diameter 1.125 1.125
Top Tube Length 575 mm 543 mm
WheelBase 1097 mm 1117 mm
Standover Height 770 mm 757 mm

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