Video: Get A Wil’s Eye View Aboard The 2018 Norco Sight Carbon

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For the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of testing a 2018 Norco Sight Carbon on the dry and dusty trails in Victoria, Australia, during a 3-week holiday to visit some family and friends Down Under. Because when you work for a mountain bike publication, the word ‘holiday’ tends to be a subjective term…

The test conditions have been just a touch different compared to back in the UK. Dust has replaced mud. Sweat has replaced mizzle. Which has made for a nice change, though the sunburn has been a rude awakening!

During a trip up to my hometown in Bendigo, I was able to borrow a mate’s GoPro camera to shoot some video during a morning’s test session. If you’re interested in just how much faffing goes into one of my rides, this video below will give you a good idea why I tend to ride on my own a lot;

Suspension pressures and damping settings have been getting dialled in, and I’m pretty happy with both cockpit position and tyre pressures. I’ve got a little more testing to do this week before I hand the Sight C2 back to the Australian Norco distributor, Advance Traders, and then I’ll be finalising a review that you’ll be able to read online in the coming weeks.

If you want more information on the bike, check out my detailed first look of the 2018 Norco Sight C2.

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The 2018 Norco Sight C2 Carbon 650B.

2018 Norco Sight C2 650B Specifications

  • Frame // Carbon Fibre w/Hydroformed Alloy Chainstays, 140mm Travel
  • Fork // RockShox Pike RCT3, 150mm Travel
  • Shock // RockShox Deluxe RT DebonAir
  • Hubs // DT Swiss 350, 110x15mm Front & 148x12mm Rear
  • Rims // Race Face ARC 30, Tubeless Compatible, 30mm Internal Rim Width
  • Tyres // Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO 2.3in Front & Minion DHR II 3C EXO 2.3in Rear
  • Chainset // SRAM GX Eagle, 32T X-Sync 2 Chainring
  • Rear Mech // SRAM GX Eagle, 12-Speed
  • Shifter // SRAM GX Eagle, 12-Speed
  • Cassette // SRAM GX Eagle, 12-Speed, 10-50t
  • Brakes // SRAM Guide RS, 180mm Front & Rear
  • Stem // Race Face Aeffect R 35, 60mm Long
  • Bars //  Race Face Turbine R 35, 20mm Rise, 800mm Wide
  • Grips // SDG Stage 1 Lock-On
  • Seatpost // RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6mm, 100mm Travel (XS/S), 125mm (M), 150mm (L/XL)
  • Saddle // SDG Fly Mtn
  • Size Tested // Medium
  • Sizes available // X-Small, Small, Medium & Large
  • Weight // 13.54 kg / 29.78 lb
  • RRP // £4200 GBP / $6799 AUD

Comments (3)

  1. Nice! Not sure about this ‘dry trails’ stuff though. It looks like you could just brush the bike down to clean it up before the next ride. You’re missing out on getting back home in the dark and removing all that mud and filth from it before starting on your car and then your kit.

  2. Dust is a different beast to mud, seals hate it just as much. The downside is the temp, night before last min night temp in Brisbane was 27… not getting much sleep without aircon!

  3. @prettygreenparrot – I know! Cleaning the bike with an air compressor almost feels like cheating 🙂

    @andycruickshank – Agreed! Especially that very fine dust we seem to have so much of in Oz. Pretty incredible what that dust does to oil inside shocks and forks hey! And I hear you on trying to sleep in those conditions without air conditioning – our first day back in Melbourne was 40 degrees, and that night it was about 27 as well – gnarly!

    ST Wil

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