Norco Launches New Sight, Includes Youth and Adult Models
New for 2020, Norco has updated their All-Mountain Sight platform, and brought some youth models into the mix. Catch the full release from them after the break.
Norco is introducing the much-anticipated 2020 Sight All-Mountain bike, featuring the Ride Aligned™ design system and so much more. When the Canadian company set out to redesign its most popular full-suspension mountain bike, they wanted to make a significant change in what riders expected from All-Mountain – so their engineering department created an entirely new way to design a bike.
Called Ride Aligned™, the Sight is the ultimate application of this new design system that’s found throughout the 2020 Norco lineup, including the most recently released Optic short-travel trail bike. Ride Aligned™ frame geometry places the rider’s centre of gravity – both seated and standing – at an optimum position for ideal weight distribution between the wheels for maximum grip and control.
By evolving the Gravity Tune concept to consider the rider’s centre of gravity, and considering vast amounts of anthropometric data to optimize each frame size, our engineers created a consistent weight distribution at the contact patch across the entire size range for riders of every build. By carefully selecting reach and seat tube angles along with precise steering geometry, they created the Sight’s distinct mix of crisp, confident handling and maximum grip.
Identifying the precise location of the center of gravity also allowed engineers to optimize the new Sight’s suspension kinematics for every rider on their ideal frame, and created the Ride Aligned™ Bike Setup Guide app. to make the most of every detail integrated into the Ride Aligned™ design.
The result? The Sight delivers maximum front and rear wheel grip on climbs and descents, maintains momentum and cadence in technical situations, and allows the suspension to move freely without absorbing drivetrain energy. This creates an All-Mountain experience that feels dynamic under rider input and provides a confident, stable chassis when charging through rough terrain.
2020 Norco Sight Models
The 2020 Sight is available in two complete carbon, three complete aluminum models, and as a frame kit in both materials. It’s also available in Norco’s Build Your Ride, Ride Your Build program for the ultimate custom All-Mountain experience. Carbon frames feature a carbon front triangle and two-piece carbon seat stays for maximum tire clearance, with robust aluminum chainstays for added stiffness and suspension precision.
The aluminum frames are engineered to offer a consistent ride quality throughout the entire Sight range. Riders can choose either 27.5” or 29” wheel models in a complete size range – each featuring the very same suspension kinematics and ride characteristics with 160mm of front and 150mm of rear travel.
Build Your Ride, Ride Your Build Models
The below three examples show the three available builds that can be configured to your choosing with any of the Sight frames. Like the deep red frame but want the top end Fox suspension and electronic shifting? You can do that. Likewise, our understanding is you can choose an alloy frame colour you desire, and one of these build kits.
Regular Carbon Models
The C2, C3, and C4 models are your typical bike models. These are available as is but if you want one of the frame colours with a different build kit, you can opt for the build your own program.
Not everyone wants carbon and Norco hasn't forgotten the alloy frame lovers. These also come in at a much more palatable cost but the top model – the A1 – features a reasonable looking build spec. though not the bling setup available on the carbon models. Want the bling suspension on the alloy frame. Jump into the Build Your Ride program.
New for 2020 is the Sight Youth 27.5 for young riders seeking a rippin’ bike that offers all the Ride Aligned™ technology, handling and quality of the adult Sight, but is engineered with a more compliant aluminum frame, youth-tuned suspension components, and SDG Jr. touchpoints.
The 2020 Sight Aluminum is currently available at Norco dealers and through www.norco.com in partnership with a Norco dealer. All carbon models are scheduled to arrive in November.