Norco Shinobi?

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  • Norco Shinobi?
  • Anyone got one . . . .

    It may be best suited to my, road to work, local trails the odd Welsh Tail centre jaunt . . .

    I’m demoing one tomorrow so I’ll let you know. Dirt, STW and MBUK have all carried positive reviews in the last few months.

    Premier Icon johnnystorm

    Doddy being pictured with one in MBUK this month puts me off getting one. 😉


    I’ve got a Shinobi 2 Large and think its great. I’m 6′ 4″ with 36″ legs and tried the XL first but it felt huge.
    Went on my first trail outing on it to Dalby forest this week and it really felt like the trail was smoother over small rock and roots.
    I changed the bars as I already had some Easton Havens but would probably cut down the Norco 760mm ones if I had kept them on and I’m getting some lighter American Classics AM wheels as thats where you feel the weight on fire road climbing but as its discounted £400 I thought I’d push the boat out. 😀

    Premier Icon jameso

    There’s a demo one at work that gets used around the Surrey hills a fair bit by people I work with – I’ve not heard anything but enthusiastic praise and ‘I can’t believe I like a 29er as much as this’ type comments.

    I rode an XL Shinobi 1 and 2 (and a Tallboy LT) at the weekend. I was prepared to part with cash but they all felt pretty short in the top tube and long out back for my taste (coming off a Honzo).

    The back end is ridiculously stiff and the rear suspension was very good. The Fox forks on the 1 were a million miles better than the RS on the 2 (as they should be for the ££).

    I was hoping to like the Shinobi more after all the good reviews – need to get a demo on an XL SB95 – anyone know any shops with a demo bike?


    Doddy being pictured with one in MBUK this month puts me off getting one.


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