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Old 06-19-18, 07:13 PM
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New Bike Day (Norco XFR)

Been thinking of a new bike for quite a while now but today was the day. I have no history with the Norco brand and actually only just heard of them this year when my favorite shop started carrying them. Been tearing my hair out poring over specs for every hybrid on the planet and finally just went with a decent set of components and a shop that I've learned to trust. Rode it 17 miles today and I'm pretty darn happy with it. Sorry if the pictures are too big but I'm rather technically challenged.



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Old 06-20-18, 04:34 AM
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It looks beautiful! I love blue bikes. I've heard fine things about Norco bikes.
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Old 06-20-18, 05:29 AM
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Congrats!
The rear tire seems to be on backwards. It might be done on purpose, but I don't see the point in it unless it's set up for a cyclocross race or something.
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I hadn't even noticed the tire. Thanks for the heads up, no reason at all for it to be backwards.
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Beautiful bike!
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Wow! That is a GREAT looking bike. I love the blue. As Hokie mentioned, I've heard nothing but good things about Norco. They opened in 1964 so their longevity is legit. I ended up buying a Specialized Sirrus Sport a couple of years ago, but several Norco bikes were finalists on my short list. Congrats and enjoy. Nice choice.
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Knowing the rear tire was on backwards was just gnawing at me so I decided to switch it around last night. I don't know what may be different about these wheels or tires but it was the easiest tire change I've ever done, no tire levers needed just popped right off and right back on.
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I'm glad to see OEM using good tires with the white reflective stripe. In some (if not all) european countries they are mandatory to give car drivers an actual bike silhouette at night. I recently bought Schwalbe Almotion for my hybrid and every time i drive my car in the garage at night I have those 2 glaring hoops shining at me.

congrats on the new bike. You like it, which is all that matters.
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What a great bike!! Been on three rides now and I have zero negatives. Shifting is so nice and clean front and rear and the brakes are phenomenal, definitely was the right choice. Put a Suntour NCX seat post on it and combined with the front suspension it's plush as all get out. Loving it!
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