Norco 2009 Sasquatch

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Norco 2009 Sasquatch

29 Reviews for 2009 Sasquatch

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 this bike is epic, iv had one for 3 years and has been the toughest hardtail iv ever owned! the geometry is awesome but probably best for taller riders as im 6ft3 and the frame has quite a high back end, built up with lots of tough parts. perfect for North Shore riding and Freeride, can take the big drops with no problem, i dropped 11ft on mine with no trouble and have had some pretty heavy crashes and its just wont break! iff your going to buy one though buy a couple of extra mech hangers too becuase iv broken 4 so far, apart from that, i cant find any problems with it. awesome bike.
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 I have a 2003 norco sasquatch that I have made into a dj bike. I thought it was going to be a little heavy at first, but it only weighs 28 with a 130mm travel fork. The only problem with turning it into a dj bike is the headtube angle. If you have any fork less than 130mm on it, the angle will be too steep and make the whole bike feel crappy. Just throwing it out there.
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 recently got to ride the new model, I own a much older rig with some upgraded components. The geometry is perfect, and I downsized to 24" wheels for personal comfort/preference. My skillset has grown significantly with this bike, and I enjoy every minute of riding it !
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 I have an 2008 Sasquatch. It works great. I have only had some trouble with the front brakes when they leaked some brake fluid for an unknown reason. It's a good dirt jumper and good for downhill riding. I don't like the stock pedals as they are quite slipery. I hope to get some other pedals soon. This is a good all around bike. I have also used it for a little XC. I once ran smack into a tree with it and it was still perfectly fine. It's a tough bike.
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 Ive had this bike for six years (have a 2004 model) and it has been awesome to me. this thing is a tank. indestructible. Great for trails and smaller/medium north shore and freeride. Overall fun bike. Because it is so strong it also came with a higher weight which isnt so good at street and hill climbs. the rims got bent as well but that was rider error. Overall, this was a great bike which is good for any level rider. Super fun easy to learn on and good for all scenarios (except street lol) I RECOMMEND THIS BIKE! no other bike like it!
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 This frame...I love it. I have what I can only assume is a medium, roughly 17" frame. Its long enough for my stupid feet to not get in the wat of the front wheel, and with a long seatpost easily arge enough for xc while also capable of street, dirt, freeride etc with the saddle down. Its light as a feather and seems fairly strong. The pearly blue paint job looks the nuts.

My only gripes are that the seat clamp is very hard to get tight enough to grip the seat post [seat post is not the wrong size] and it doesn't have ISCG tabs either which is a shame.

Mine is an 07 model though so perhaps more recently the seat clamps clamp and they have ISCG tabs.
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 This is a great bike if you don't specialize in a specific type of biking and just enjoy all of it. I've used it for downhill, cross country and just getting from A-B, and it works well for all of them. I own the 2008 version of the model which I'm pretty sure is exactly the same except for the brakes and the derailleurs. I don't know what to say about the change in derailleur but if the Juicy 3's are as bad as the no-name shimanos on the 08 model, you'll probably want to replace them. Other than that this is a great bike to ride that you can't help not having fun with.
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 Think Canadian mountain biking and you think elevated North Shore stunts, massive huck drops and other deranged escapades that make you question weather or not you are sane.
The price is right for this rig. The Sasquatch is an awesome entry level bike that lets you get a taste of this world of madness.
It has awesome gear strapped onto a seemingly unbreakable frame that lets you jump, drop and crash into most things that a beginner to intermediate rider is likely to encounter.

When you break this bike it is time to start looking for something that will handle the progression that you have obviously made.
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 I love my '09 sasquatch, its the toughest bike you could buy for the money. This bike will take anything that you will throw at. It will do xc,dj,fr,dh anything you can name. Its a great bike.
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 best hardtail there is. great for everything....................................................................................................................................................
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 i ave a 2008 norco sasquatch and it is a great bike. you can use it for everything. dirt jumps, down hill, even riding around town its a great bike. the only bad thing is the seat it as hard as rock
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 a good bike nehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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 i own one of these and will never go to another brand of bike.....the fact of the matter that norco was just an average barnd and has worked to make their name as strong as it is now speaks for itself
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 This Bike Is Great, I Have An 07 Model, I Have Changed Lots, I Think The Componentry Could Be Better For The price But I Do Not Really Mind. Rides Smooth, Doesn't Break, looks Kinda Nice...
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 I have the 06 model and I use it for everything from DH to North Shore. I can only have improved over the years, right now I see component upgrades better than mine. Can't kill the frame. It just wont die.
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 this is one of the best bike money can by it is dirt jumper freeride some downhill the 55s are perfict and it is a canadian bike
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 Plenty of suspension for a hardtail, and bulletproof, my friend had it and he took it down the timberside and everywhere at fernie, and it excelled.
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 Everything (except rims).. BIke is bombproof
i actually saw my mate jump it off his room (3 metres +) and land flatland on it
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 have the 2007 version. awesome bike i think i've fixed it maybe twice, and nothing has broke on it. would like to be able to fit an EnV on the crank how ever...
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 I've modified the 08 vertion of it with 66 rc3 saint crank, etc ant it work like a god. But it's a freeride bike not a street/dirt jump bike ...
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 Sweet ride...older models are a bit bulkier but stronger! I am buulding mine custom so it will have none of those specs. You cant really go wrong with NORCO FRAMES!
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 I loved mine, didnt need to replace anything in the 2 years i had it, it was a bit heavy but being a girl i put that down to being less muscley Big Grin
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 This was one tough bike. What ever you threw at it took it and chewed it up. It can handle some intese trails.
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 will take a beating, super stiff frame, great ride, pedaling efficiency? meh.
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 if you like trials and things you can throw in a little down hill
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 Siicckk bike great for all styles of riding, I highly recommend it!
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 Great Bike for DJ and Freeride.
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Norco 2009 Sasquatch (MSRP $1465) — * A hardcore hard tail designed for technical riding and jumping * Marzocchi 55RS 160 mm / 6.3" forks with 20 mm dropouts * Sram X–5 gearing * Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic brakes * Truvativ Hussefelt bar and stem * Sun Single track rims and Nevagal tires Complete bike weight: 35 lbs/15.9 kgs

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Release Date 2009
Price $1,465
Fork Marzocchi 55 RS, 160mm of travel, 20 mm axle, 1-1/8” steer tube
Headset FSA TH-855 MTB 1-1/8”
Cassette Sram PG-950, 9 speed, 11-32T
Crankarms Truvativ Hussefelt crank 34/24T, 170 mm, Black
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Howitzer spline
Pedals Alloy flat pedal, sealed bearing, steel pins, custom colour
Chain KMC Z-9000 9 speed
Rear Derailleur Sram X-5, 9 speed, medium cage
Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Shifter Pods Sram X-5 trigger, 9 speed front and rear
Handlebar Truvativ Hussefelt Comp alloy, 38 mm rise, 31.8mm
Stem Truvativ Hussefelt alloy, 31.8mm, 40mm extension
Grips MTB krayton grip
Brakes Avid Juicy 3
Hubs KT alloy disc, 8/9 spd cassette, 20mm front.
Spokes Stainless steel black 2.0
Rim Sun Single Track double wall, 32 hole, painted
Tires Kenda Nevegal 26 x 2.35, Stick E rubber
Seat Norco Shore, short profile, custom cover
Seatpost Truvativ XR double bolt, 30.9

Dimensions

Size XS S M L XL
Frame Weight
Bike Weight 35 lbs 35 lbs 35 lbs 35 lbs 35 lbs
Headtube Angle 66.5 ° 67 ° 67 ° 67 ° 67 °
Seattube Angle 71 ° 71 ° 71 ° 71 ° 71 °
Headtube Length 120 mm 120 mm 125 mm 135 mm 150 mm
Chainstay Length
BB Height 322 mm 327 mm 327 mm 327 mm 327 mm
BB Width
Seat Post Diameter
Front Derailleur Width
HeadTube Diameter 1.125 1.125 1.125 1.125 1.125
Top Tube Length 550 mm 573 mm 595 mm 619 mm 635 mm
WheelBase 1071 mm 1090 mm 1112 mm 1137 mm 1154 mm
Standover Height 773 mm 779 mm 789 mm 805 mm 834 mm

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