- I'm stuck… You choose.
Right. Basically. I’m getting an AM bike. My background is DH so I have to go for something that can cope with me going a bit off course on the downs so ruled out the likes of a cheap giant trance (I’m on a bit of a budget). I’m gonna have to finance it as low on cash having just bought a house.
Soooo…. I’ve narrowed it down to two, ridden both, can’t decide. Both are litterally as good as each other.
Either a zesty 214
Norco sight SE 3
Both are really good bikes from what I’ve seen.
And about the same price – lapierre is a bit more
What’s the general opinion here?
Can’t helpPosted 5 years ago
But feel the lapierre a lot of the money goes on the name and a bit of paint whereas the norco it goes a bit more on the spec?tmb467Subscriber
If they feel the same and you can’t make your mind up then go with either the cheapest / one you’ll spend least on or the one you like the look of best
Doubt you’ll come up against anything that will wreck either bike…lapierre seems to have 150mm up front rather than 140, and suspension seems better overall than norco. Personally I’d go for the norco cos its cheaper and I prefer how it looks.
Dunno whether one is more sturdy than the other tho…got mates on 314 and 514 lapierres who love em…norco might be seen as more niche mebbe….Posted 5 years agoRoter SternMember
My LBS stopped stocking Lapierres because of them snapping all the time (especially the rear triangle) and their warranty service being a bit crap and slow. I personally do like the look of them but it is one thing that has stopped me getting one….lack of money being another!Posted 5 years agostumpy01Member
Erm, I know everyone on here hates MBR, but they’ve done a couple of reviews of the Norco Sight and I seem to remember them saying that overall it’s a great bike but the rear end is a bit flexy.
Obviously flexy isn’t the same thing as breaky, but if you are riding it hard it’s something to consider…
Let me go & find the review to confirm I’m not talking out of me ‘arris……
Yeah, they tested the Sight 2 last month (as well as the Zesty & and Five S).
They reckon the Sight is bit flexier is you are heavier rider. It wins the test, but from the sounds of it only just compared to the Zesty.Posted 5 years agocazumMember
same price as the norco sight 3 SE as i had the same choice after xmas…. but i tried both the norco and the rocky at my local evans and i just felt the rocky was the better bike… but thats a personal opinion. 0% finance from evans too! sorry if i have confused things lol 🙂Posted 5 years ago
Xdpwnhiller…. I know a second hand makes sense, I see them all the time bit HAVNT got the cash and it’d take me ages to save up…. Hence why I need finance
Hmmm I did see the Rocky Mountain in Evans too. Might give it a whirl.
I always feel the medium isaasive tho… I feel more in control on a small.. Easier to chuck round bendsPosted 5 years agobenziMember
I like the look of the Commencals they are super cheap too.Posted 5 years ago
I’m considering one , They dont have that one is small but the one up thers a small.http://www.commencal-store.co.uk/PBSCProduct.asp?ItmID=9422149
After a lonnnnng think, and pissing my local Evans off even more by trying three bikes out…. I’ve bought the zesty.
The norco did look good and feel very sturdy, but seriously I’m not gonna be jumping off anything that’s gonna brake the zesty and I just went with what felt the best. Gut instinct in the end. Always loved the lapierres. I know I’d regret not getting one so its done now! Comes next weekPosted 5 years ago
Lol not really pointless. I don’t have as much knowledge on the bikes as some others on here. As far as I could have known… The norco could have been rubbish and it would have helped that way! They literally are both brilliant bikes…. Was so hard to choose just one. So went with gut feeling in the end.Posted 5 years ago
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