Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fatbikes
Reload this Page >

Kona WOO or Norco Sasquatch 1

Notices
Fatbikes Designed for use in sand, mud or snow, Fat bikes are the right choice for true all-terrain riding. Check here for the latest on these fun, adventurous two-wheeled machines.

Kona WOO or Norco Sasquatch 1

Old 11-15-19, 10:49 AM
  #1  
courtneypepper
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Kona WOO or Norco Sasquatch 1

I am buying a Christmas present and need to know which bike has the better equipment / reputation. I am torn between the Norco Sasquatch 1 (retail $2,499.00) or the kona WOO ($2799). He will be using it on rail trail to commute to and from work during winter (approx 10 km each way). I am also open to suggestions within that price range. Ultimately I want something with good quality parts that is safe and will last. Thanks,

Courtney

Last edited by courtneypepper; 11-15-19 at 10:53 AM.
courtneypepper is offline  
Old 11-15-19, 02:08 PM
  #2  
slo_rida
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 21

Bikes: cyclocross commuter, 29er full suspension, surly necro

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by courtneypepper
I am buying a Christmas present and need to know which bike has the better equipment / reputation. I am torn between the Norco Sasquatch 1 (retail $2,499.00) or the kona WOO ($2799). He will be using it on rail trail to commute to and from work during winter (approx 10 km each way). I am also open to suggestions within that price range. Ultimately I want something with good quality parts that is safe and will last. Thanks,

Courtney
Both of those models have 26 wheels. If it was for me, Id want one with 27.5 wheels, like the Giant Yukon 1 or 2; or Trek Farley 5.

The Farley has studdable tires, which could be a big advantage. Im not sure about the Yukon.
slo_rida is offline  
Old 11-17-19, 08:13 PM
  #3  
qclabrat
Senior Member
 
qclabrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,373
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 257 Post(s)
Liked 70 Times in 63 Posts
Originally Posted by courtneypepper
I am buying a Christmas present and need to know which bike has the better equipment / reputation. I am torn between the Norco Sasquatch 1 (retail $2,499.00) or the kona WOO ($2799). He will be using it on rail trail to commute to and from work during winter (approx 10 km each way). I am also open to suggestions within that price range. Ultimately I want something with good quality parts that is safe and will last. Thanks,

Courtney
Norco has slightly better parts. Also the geometry (or how the bike fits is very different between the two bikes. For example the Medium Kona as more similar to the Larger Norco than a medium.
I'll also throw in the Salsa Mukluk, Specialized Fatboy and Surly Ice Cream Truck into the mix. Whatever you decide, make sure the bike shop allows you to swap to a different size if it doesn't fit, especially if this is going to be a surprise. Good luck and let us know what the luck guy ends up with.
qclabrat is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.