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Bike Description & Terrain

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Words from Spindatt himself:
"With the Norton, I wanted a frame with all of the modern features of popular/fun hardtails on the market, in a beginner-attractive package and price. That means boost spacing, tapered head tube, routing for a dropper post cable, 130mm travel, and more aggressive trail-focused geometry. Compare THAT to what every other company offers for beginners: a cookie-cutter XC bike with a straight steerer and quick-release wheels (hardly machines with any longevity).
The Norton’s geometry is inspired by more costly industry hardtails that riders are having the most fun on. The focus is to have something that can feel at home on most terrains. 
Chunky descent? Sure. 
Fast flow trail? Yes. 
Urban Street Cruising? OK. 
BMX tricks? Actually: yes.
XC Trails? Of Course.
Long Climb? If you must.
The Norton is perfectly reasonable."
Anywhere you can take a Hardtail MTB

Anywhere you can take a Hardtail MTB

Sizing Specifications

Full Specifications

Frame

6061 Double Heat Treated Aluminum (lifetime warranty).

Seat Post

31.6 seatpost.

Fork

Suntour XCM34 Boost Suspension Fork 130mm of travel. 27.5 specific.

Weight

33 lbs

Shifters

Flatbar Microshift Advent X.

Pedals

Flatbar Microshift Advent X.

Handlebars and Stem

780mm Flatbars with a 60mm stem +/- 7 degree rise.

Tires

27.5 x 2.35 Kenda Slant Six

Brake Levers

Tektro Flatbar Brake Levers.

Wheels

27.5 Thru Axle setup with 15 x 110mm front and 12 x 148mm rear. Tubeless compatible.

Rear Derailleur

Microshift Advent X 10-speed.

Bottle Cage Boss

One bottle cage boss on each frame.

Brakes

Juin Tech Hydraulic-Mechanical Disc Brakes.

Crank

Prowheel 32t Narrow Wide Chainring, 104BCD, and 175mm crank arms.

Disc Rotor

180mm

Chain

KMC x10

Bottom Bracket

Square taper 73 x 113mm

Cassette

11-48 Advent X 10-speed cassette.

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Customer Reviews

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Justin Price
Capable Trail Rig

This bike is a great value to get you into trail riding. The geometry is modern and the frame is built to make upgrading easy. Full disclosure…after riding it several months I did decide to upgrade the fork and add full hydraulic brakes. It wasn’t out of necessity, but more preference given the terrain I’m riding.

Bottom line…buy it stock if you want an affordable, but capable, entry into trail riding, or buy the frame and pimp it out into an amazing hardtail!

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Luke Halter
Awesome Bike, Awesome Customer Service, Awesome Warranty, Poor QC

The first bike that got shipped to me with a damaged head tube right out of the box, even though the box was fine and there was a boat load of foam zip tied to the entire box. The packaging was superb and I could definitely tell that POSEIDON took the time to really protect the bike in shipping. In fact, it was both impressive and annoying how much foam I had to cut off the bike.

For the head tube problem, I messaged the company and got sent a warranty bike to replace the first one. The warranty bike had the head tube problem fixed, but the chain and the rear shifting line were intertwined in such a way that it was impossible to actually ride the thing and out it together. It took my father and I about an hour to try every possible way of twisting the chain and rear derailleur and shifting line before we realized that it was impossible to put it together in its current state. I ended up having to disconnect the shifting line and remove the wire crimp in order to re thread it the correct way around the frame. No harm done to the bike, but I did have to re-index the shifting system afterwards.

As of riding, I have had no issues, all gears shift great and the breaks have perfect feel in my opinion. As I put more miles on, I may alter this review.

As far as the bike goes, I don't think you can do any better for under $1000. It has a great gear ratio, beefy shocks up front that can take a beating, great geometry, thru-axles, and perfectly functional disc brakes (A lot of people complain about these, but the way I see it, this bike goes on sale for $700 frequently, spend the extra $200 on whatever brakes you want in the after-market.) I plan on this being my bike for the next few years with modifications here and there, but I honestly cannot think of a bike more suited to handling easy, difficult, and downright dangerous terrain in a similar fashion to this one under $1000 (close second would most likely be the SQ1 by Marin, but even that doesn't have thru-axles and cost significantly more ¯\_(ツ)_/¯).

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