Norco Sight 2020 | More Choice Than You Can Handle?

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Norco today reveals the new Norco Sight 2020 range. We’ve been lucky enough to have the mid range alloy model, the Norco Sight A2, in for a test. Read our first ride review here.

Norco Sight 2020
Hannah checked out the new 2020 Norco A2

For this year, you get more travel – 150mm rear, 160mm front. You also get longer, and slacker. Of course. Reach on the bikes is effectively a whole size up from last year – so if you rode a Large last year, a Medium this year will give you very similar reach. That said, with heaps of standover and a steepened seat tube you there’s the option to choose between sizes to suit your ride style preferences.

Given that the new Norco Sight also comes in a choice of wheelsizes and frame materials, you might find you’re overwhelmed by choice. Let’s check out your options if you live in the UK, where the bikes will be stocked by Evans.

The Norco Sight is firmly aimed at the all-mountain market, with Norco saying the geometry is designed to provide sure footed climbing and descending. To support that, the suspension has been specially designed for the bike and the new ‘RideAligned’ app. The app, also launched today, claims to give users the ability to dial in the suspension specifically for their needs.

The top spec carbon models – a carbon frame with rear triangle and rear triangle consisting of carbon seat stays and all chain stays – comes in at £8,295, and as you might expect comes equipped with SRAM AXS, and a Fox 36 Factory FLOAT fork with 160mm of travel. Sizes available are S-XL, and all sizes in both 27.5in and 29er wheels. It’s a different frame for each wheelsize, but each build spec level comes in the same colour, regardless of wheelsize.

Norco Sight 2020 Carbon Models

Sizes S, M, L, XL in all models, 29er and 27.5 options unless otherwise stated:

  • Sight C SE £8,295
  • Sight C1 £5,795
  • Sight C2 £4,695
  • Sight C3 (29er only in the UK) £4,695
  • Sight C Framekit £2,695
Norco Sight 2020

If you’re happy with an all alloy frame, then the top end A1 comes in at £3,795. With this you get SRAM Eagle GX shifting, and a RockShox Lyrik Ultimate Charger 2, 160mm Travel RC2 fork. Again, sizes available are S-XL, and all sizes are in both 27.5in and 29er wheels. This time however, there’s a women’s option too – these have different contact point finishing kit, and different colours, and only in a 27.5in version (the frames are the same as the unisex 27.5in ones, just different colours).

Norco Sight 2020 Alloy Models

Sizes S, M, L, XL in all models, 29er and 27.5 options unless otherwise stated:

  • Sight A1 / A1 W £3,795
  • Sight A2 / A2 W £2,995
  • Sight A3 / A3 W £ 2,295
Norco Sight 2020

Norco Sight 2020 Youth Model

Norco Sight 2020 youth
The Youth model

There is also a ‘Youth’ model, which has an alloy frame and comes in a single size, with 27.5in wheels. You get 10mm less travel at each end. The Sight FS 27.5 Youth spec, priced at £2,295, is as follows:

  • Fork // RockShox Pike, Charger, 150mm Travel, 37mm offset
  • Shock // 140mm Travel Rockshox Deluxe R Select Debonair 2
  • Crankset // SRAM Eagle SX PowerSpline, 165mm
  • Seatpost // JD TransX Light Action Dropper, 120mm, 1x lever
  • Brakes Shimano // BR-MT500 hydraulic, 180mm (Front/Rear)
  • Rims // WTB STP I25, tubeless ready
  • Hubs // Shimano Deore 110x15mm Boost (Front) / 148x12mm Boost (Rear)
  • Tyres // Maxxis Minion DHF EXO / TR 27.5×2.3”, Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO / TR 27.5×2.3”, Folding, Skinwall

If all that seems like too much choice and too much suspension, the new Norco Optic was launched just a couple of weeks ago. It comes with 125/140mm travel, 29er wheels only, and carbon only.

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Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

Comments (1)

    “a carbon frame with rear triangle and rear triangle consisting of carbon seat stays and all chain stays”, the mind boggles…

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