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March 29, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 14, 2008

I just finished building this bad boy, 2018 Norco Sight C9.1. Two rides in and it is impressing me a lot. 130mm rear and a 140mm fork. Still playing with bar height but do not let the spacer stack fool you as the head tube is surprisingly short (104 mm). I will banter back and forth as required based on the responses.

XL frame

Fox 36 Factory Fit 4 140 mm with Vorsprung Luftkappe and Fractive Tune

Fox DPX2 rear shock

Shimano XTR M9020 crankset w Stages power meter

OneUp Components 30T Oval and Chain bash

e*thirteen TRS+ 9-46T 11 speed cassette

e*thirteen TRSr carbon 31 mmm wheelset w DT240 hubset

KMC XSL11-TiN chain

9point8 Fall line dropper 175mm w Digit Remote

XTR M9050 Di2 GS RD w M9050 RH Shifter and M9051 Controller

PRO Tharsis Di2 Carbon handle bar (780 mm)

PRO Tharsis Di2 Stem 45mm (0º rise)

Ergon GE1 Slim grips and SME3 Pro Carbon Saddle

XTR M9000 levers w Saint M820 callipers & metallic pads


 Last edited by: andrewbikeguide on March 29, 2018, 9:41 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
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March 29, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 30, 2006

Interesting.  Some sort of overseas carbon frame?  Looks alot like a Trek with a Horst Link rear triangle.

March 29, 2018, 8:14 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 14, 2008

2018 Norco Sight C9.1 but I have removed a lot of the OE build parts (everything SRAM) and added everything that I prefer to run.

April 2, 2018, 12:24 a.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2014

That Norco is sick, really like the build (I'm a Shimano/Fox fan so it suits me well). Well thought out all around.

April 2, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 13, 2017

Posted by: Endur-Bro

I'm ~175cm and on a MOJO G16 29

Mojo G16 as a 29 gets my vote as well.  It's a very versatile frame and have read it is best run 29F 275R but can do either full 275 or 29 with some adjustment.

April 2, 2018, 12:50 p.m.
Posts: 16
Joined: Aug. 13, 2017

Love the Murmur.  I was on the waiting list for one but didn't have the cash....

You can also run them as 120mm rear which appeals more than 145mm now due to the local terrain in SE UK.

April 2, 2018, 1:59 p.m.
Posts: 854
Joined: March 18, 2017

Posted by: fartymarty

Posted by: Endur-Bro

I'm ~175cm and on a MOJO G16 29

Mojo G16 as a 29 gets my vote as well. It's a very versatile frame and have read it is best run 29F 275R but can do either full 275 or 29 with some adjustment.

I've heard the same. For myself I just need to source a BOOST 650b rear wheel and I'd be setup for that. I'd really be interested in running it as a 650b+ rear wheel if possible. I do have two offset bushings in my shock now.

Can be run in 650b/29 wheel sizes. 155/175mm rear wheel travel and forked from 160-180mm front travel.  Very versatile frame indeed.


 Last edited by: Endur-Bro on April 2, 2018, 2 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
April 25, 2018, noon
Posts: 1540
Joined: May 23, 2006

“.....with a malevolent fascist swine atop its titular apex, the pitiful wounded beast of a rotten, spiritually dead American Superpower is careening towards epic barbarism while pushing the species dangerously to the tipping points of extinction.”

April 25, 2018, 1:59 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 31, 2005

Posted by: fartymarty

Posted by: Endur-Bro

I'm ~175cm and on a MOJO G16 29

Mojo G16 as a 29 gets my vote as well.  It's a very versatile frame and have read it is best run 29F 275R but can do either full 275 or 29 with some adjustment.

Is that for geometry gains or the different characteristics of the two wheel size?

April 25, 2018, 5:48 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 5, 2012

https://news.commencal.com/news/META-AM-29-is-coming-soon/334.html

this looks very interesting .

I see FOES has a new 29er out as well 160/140mm

April 25, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 31, 2005

Not to be mistaken for http://www.commencal-america.com/

April 27, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Posts: 854
Joined: March 18, 2017

Posted by: craw

Posted by: fartymarty

Posted by: Endur-Bro

I'm ~175cm and on a MOJO G16 29

Mojo G16 as a 29 gets my vote as well.  It's a very versatile frame and have read it is best run 29F 275R but can do either full 275 or 29 with some adjustment.

Is that for geometry gains or the different characteristics of the two wheel size?

Ride characteristics of the two wheelsizes.  mtbr/nicolai has a large thread on the frame.

May 6, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
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May 6, 2018, 9:12 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

^ yours?  super cool, everything i've read about this bike gets me going. about the only thing that doesn't work for me is the name of the company, font, imagery and anything to do with how they present themselves to the world. guns and Murica and gnarly dude.  other than that major want.

May 6, 2018, 10:55 p.m.
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Joined: May 23, 2006

Yeah "freedom linkage", handguns and all that but you know what there a lot of "deplorables" in 'murica who like to mtn. bike. Prolly a large market there come to think of it. They just need to think of a way to sedgeway god into their schtick. 

Not mine... from..  http://theloamwolf.com/2017/12/07/review-guerrilla-gravity-smash/

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