If you're one of the lucky ones who had the opportunity to test pilot an Aurum this year, we don't need to sell you on its capabilities. You already know it is unbelievably fast, and you've experienced the bike's extraordinary stability, cornering and traction first hand. All of these benefits make the Aurum one heck of a tough act to follow. The 2013 Aurum still has everything that made the 2012 great, and with a few minor tweaks this year's model will bring DH riders one step closer to that elusive point of perfect equilibrium between speed and control. The Aurum is back - racing stripe and all - and it's more dialled than ever. Throw a leg over one and you'll be converted, too.
Customer reviews for Norco Aurum 3 2013 Mountain Bike
Review 1 for Norco Aurum 3 2013 Mountain Bike
It was bought:Online
Great bike for the money
Posted14 July 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Comfortable, Looks great
The bike is excellent. I was supposed to get a Voltage FR30, but Evans screwed up (again...), but as compensation they upgraded me to this and I have no regrets. My biggest worry was that it would not be a jumper as I do mainly freestyle, but with the coil on a firmer setting it can really take off. I am 5'11" and went for the medium, it feels great. I also weigh in at about 85kg and I may change from the standard 350lb spring to a 400lb in the future, but no big deal. I had to cut the seat post down day one as it was far to high for the style of cycling intended for this bike. Had a about 7 hours on it so far, and the chain has skipped a handful of times, but can be expected until the cables are broken in I guess... It also feels pretty heavy when stationary, but is nice and balanced in the jumps. And also do not be put off by the colours/style, it looks much better in person - honest. This was something that was putting me off it slightly, but I prefer function over style anyway, and it has really grown on me. For the price, I give this 5 stars. If you look at its better equipped cousin the Aurum 1 it is only different components, but I cant see there being ~£3k worth of difference unless you are a serious competitor.
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