Norco 2015 Storm 7.1

Norco 2015 Storm 7.1

2 Reviews for 2015 Storm 7.1

  • + 1
 We bought my fiancé the 2015 Norco Storm 7.1.

I actually ride it more than she does and I really like it. You are correct in that the brakes are week even though they are hydraulic. They heat up and fade way to fast. I am upgrading to Elixer 5's that I took off a Stumpy FSR.

The fork could stand an upgrade at some point as well. Otherwise, I really like the ride. I can actually feel the difference of the 27.5 (650B) wheels as they roll faster and climb over rocks easier than my 26" wheels on my bike.

I would recommend this bike as a great trial bike that is a great "bang-4-the-buck" that IMHO the frame is worth keeping and adding upgrades too for serious XC riding for a few years.

  • + 1
flag DavidMatthew (Sep 9, 2015 at 13:43)
 Sorry for the typo... "Weak" brakes. In this order I would upgrade the following:
1. Brakes
2. Rear shifter
3. Forks

Otherwise, you are pretty much good to go.
  • + 1
 sold my upgraded 2005 kestrel edge as i was to big for it.
Was looking for a good hardtail and a reliable make and i came across this Norco Storm 7.1.

As with any entry level mountain bike it was made on a budget, Brakes were not impressive and thats not chucking it down a trail that was riding to work. Forks are good but no easy adjust . So bought some new forks , Changed front hub to a hope 15mm thru axle for new forks and fitted the m4,s i had. Im not a mad downhiller just like getting out on the bike and its good as fold now. If you want a good hard tail for 400 sheets then buy a second hand looked after one . Spec will be better. gave 3 stars due to poor brakes (entry lvl i know)
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Norco 2015 Storm 7.1 (MSRP $645) — Designed with the recreational rider in mind, the Storm is a hardtail mountain bike for the masses. Available in 650B and 29” versions, this is the perfect ride for exploring trails with family and friends. Take a spin on one and feel the difference: reliable braking, smooth, crisp shifting, responsive handling and light weight will help you get the most out of every ride. The Storm makes it easy to find your adventure in the great outdoors.

Specifications Compare to other All Mountain/Enduro/XC

Release Date 2015
Price $645
Travel 100mm / 3.9in
Rear Shock N/A
Fork Suntour XCM 27.5 100mm
Headset FSA No. 10P w/15mm conical spacer
Cassette Shimano CS-HG20 11/34 9spd
Crankarms Suntour XCM 44/32/22
Chainguide N/A
Bottom Bracket Cartridge BB
Pedals Wellgo Resin Pedals
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera RD-M390 9spd
Chain Sram PG951 9spd
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus 3spd
Shifter Pods Shimano Altus
Handlebar Norco Alloy 15mm riser 720mm
Stem Norco Alloy
Grips Norco Grip
Brakes Tektro Auriga Hydraulic 160mm
Hubs SRAM MTH-306
Spokes Black stainless w/brass nipples
Rim WTB SX19 27.5"
Tires WTB Nano 27.5"x2.1"
Seat Norco XC Saddle
Seatpost Norco Alloy 31.6


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