2012 Norco Sight 1 On Review

Norco Sight 1

The first factor you wish to understand concerning the 2012 Norco Sight 1 line is that there has been a embarrassment of changes. Gone is that the Norco of recent that in my opinion wherever re wrapped FSR bikes with wonderful build kits. currently you have got frames that are re designed to figure higher, a lot of with efficiency and admittedly they appear terribly, very good.

The Sight 1 has been in my garage for one or two of months currently and it’s been move into a range of conditions and trails. returning in with 140mm of travel the Norco Sight 1 is within the excellent “one bike quiver” vary for riding in Whistler, wherever our XC riding rivals virtually everybody else’s all mountain riding.

The engineering that has been applied to the Norco Sight 1 is not over whelming, however it’s been wiped out the way that creates sense. 1st off: new hydroformed tubes, tapered head tube, 142mm rear hub spacing and a designed to fail rear derailleur bolt. rather than having a hanger that was designed to interrupt just in case of associate accident, the hanager is intergrated into the buns with a bolt that’s designed to interrupt instead. the explanations to try and do it this fashion square measure as a result of you get a stronger buns and substitution a bolt is simpler than a hanger. Did i mention that they provide a spare bolt that’s rib right into the frame? good.

The Norco Sight 1 one comes with a Fox TALAS match RL fork with a 15mm shaft and tapered steerer up front and a Fox RP23 BV fifty-five rear shock. each terribly capable and sturdy, however i do not suppose you wish the TALAS up front, a Float would work higher. (more on this later). Drivetrain is all Shimano XT with associate XTR rear Derailleur, that works well and obviously. Brakes are Shimano XT. The new models square measure slightly higher than previous versions, however honestly Shimano has to take some notes on what AVID is doing. Elixirs square measure a lot of, far better, and in my opnion the brake wars are reduced to a 1 race. Wheels square measure Shimano XT and another place that this bike may are upgraded. The balance of making associate awing bike comes into conflict with deliverable MSRP and level of verbal description and that i feel that wheels were a brink on this front. Some DT Swiss Tricon (or similar) wheels would are nice on a $5600 cdn retail bike rather than the boring, onerous to stay straight XT wheels.

The Rockshox Reverb remotely adjustable seat post may be a should. Listen up individuals, depart associated obtain an adjustable seatpost for your bike, or on a replacement bike that you simply square measure getting to get. the only best investment that you simply may wreak yourself on a motorbike. It works sort of a dream with sleek exploit and dependably. (Full speech act, I even have managed to interrupt the primary generation of the Reverb double.)

So however will it ride? fine truly. All the delicate changes that are created by Norco’s engineers to refine the FSR ride characteristics with their A.R.T (Advanced Ride Technology) platform are literally nice. The A.R.T platform features a slight rearward shaft path giving it a little a lot of compliance on sq. edged bumps. the trail of the shaft additionally will increase the chain growth, which means that it combats suspension squat and decreasing suspension bob (pogo) result.

MSRP     : $5600.00 Cdn.
website : http://www.norco.com/bikes/mountain/trail/sight/

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