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    2015 Norco Sight

    Put in an order a few weeks ago (7 1.5c). However with the ‘14 sold out am on the list for the first batch of the 2015 model year (due in August).

    Sounds like there will be a few changes, making it easier to wait:

    Tubeless ready rims
    Magic Mary and Hans Dampf
    Reverb ---> Reverb Stealth
    180mm rear brake rotor
    Matte Black, with color accents ----> Red with Black accents

    Am considering, swapping out the Fox32 for a Pike but it doesn’t seem like the LBS will give a very good trade in for it.... have folks heard the details for the higher end builds?

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    nice. i'm thinking about a 7.2c. i wonder if there will be any changes with that model.

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    Took a closer look at the credit the shop was giving me for the Fox32, that along with a discount (10%) had me ready to do the upgrade to a Pike.

    One of the guys at the shop has a custom build Sight (alloy), with a Pike 150mm , 1x drive-train, Reverb dropper and SRAM Trail brakes. He was kind enough to let me take it out for a day. First time trying out those components and was pretty happy with the setup.

    In dropping off the bike, they had just gotten the 2015 Norco catalog, was able to look up the spec and frame photo of the next model up (7.2c) it comes with:

    Pike RC Solo air- 140mm
    Crane Creek DB Inline w/Climb mode
    SRAM Guide RS brakes- 180mm f/r
    SRAM X1 drive-train

    Had them crunch the numbers, looks to be about a $400 bump vs upgrading the 7.3c fork(which replaces the 7 1.5)... have them looking into the ETA in switching the order.

    BTW- got a quick look at a pic of one of the Range models, looks great in yellow.

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    Any idea what the colourways for the Sight carbon 7.1, 7.15, 7.2 would be?

    How about the specs for the 2015 7.1C? And also, any price changes?

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    On the colors:
    7.1 Off hand don’t recall but pretty sure it was a solid color.
    7.2 the headtube area was the Carbon Fiber weave, due to camera angle and lighting couldn’t tell for sure about the rest of the frame... but it was a semi-gloss black with green accents.
    7.3(replaces the 7 1.5) Red (medium shade), with black decals.


    Prices:

    7.2 looks to be about $150 more.
    7.3 around $280.


    Consider the changes in the build, the 7.2 in particular is a pretty good buy. Did switch my order to one (look to still be in the first batch with a late August ETA).

    The 7.1 did get the top of the line Guide brakes the XX1 drivetrain and Pike RCT3, not sure of the pricing.

    The line up was the 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 the lower end build, don't recall the LE being listed.

    Also not sure if the Sight alloy is going to be offered. 3-4 days before the new catalog shown up the LBS got a copy of the price sheet, we couldn’t find the alloy listed. But did not double check the ‘15 catalog... has anyone got an order in for a ‘15 Sight alloy?

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    LarryCal: thanks mate for the helpful info. Now to see when the dealers in my part of the world would get the MY2015 bikes... hope the wait won't be too long.
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    I have been eying the sight so I was interested on the info for the 2015 bike. This thread confuses me though.

    Currently for 2014...
    Sight 1C = $5252
    Sight 1.5C = $4165
    Sight 2C = $3545

    So your saying that the 1.5C is going to be called the 3C now and go up $280 to $4445 and the 2C is going to go up by $150 to $3695? So is the 3C now between the 1C and 2C? I must be missing something here.

    If this below is actually the list of improvements to the Sight 2C, $3695 is a screaming deal!

    "Pike RC Solo air- 140mm
    Crane Creek DB Inline w/Climb mode
    SRAM Guide RS brakes- 180mm f/r
    SRAM X1 drive-train"

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    I was wondering the same thing. He must have mixed up the 1.5 and 2. The 1.5 will probably change to 2 and the current 2 will be a 3 for 2015. then the question is what is changing in the build for the (relatively) affordable 3.

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    Any infor on alloys would be appreciated.

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    For 2014 (MY) you had the following, for the carbon fiber Sights (USD):

    LE $ 6850
    7.1 $5252
    7 1.5 $4165
    7.2 $3545

    The 2015 (MY) CF Sights:

    7.1 ~ $6600 (Not sure of the exact amount). Top of the line model- replacing the old LE
    7.2 About $5400 replaces the old 7.1 (with the Revelation/Float CTD) with the Pike Solo & CC DB Inline
    7.3 Around $4450 replacing the old 7 1.5
    Don’t know if the MY14 version of the 7.2 will be offered but what I recalled from a quick look at the 2015 price list, only seeing 3 Sight’s listed.

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    Thanks LarryCal, that clears it up. I really hope they haven't gotten rid of their lowest option though. that $3500 carbon sight was one of the best deals around.

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    well that sucks. puts one out of reach for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hophead1 View Post
    well that sucks. puts one out of reach for me.
    my lbs here in Nor Cal has 2 mediums, one 7.2 and one 7.15. he also has a large 7.2. i think the 7.15 is $4150 and the 7.2 is $3500.

    i picked up a 7.1 and I love it, but I kinda wish i got the 7.2 tbh. it would have save me a couple grand and I could have upgraded as I wore out or broke components.

    if you're set on a sight and want to get one he ships bikes. get at me if you're interested and i can get you in touch with him.

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    2015 Norco Sight

    Any pics from said catalog?

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    It's dealer only (had asked for a copy or least the section covering the Sight). The LBS best guess was sometime next month before Norco goes public.

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    Really wish they had the low cost option on the carbon for 2015. Other companies seem to be getting on board with lower priced carbon. I think they'll lose a lot of business if they don't have a similar option.

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    Have confirmed, they will offer a 7.4. A ~ $3550 carbon Sight.

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    2015 Norco Sight

    Frame options?

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    ^^ In terms of frame only or?

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    2015 Norco Sight

    Yes, is there a frame only option? Did they keep the pressfit bb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryCal View Post
    Have confirmed, they will offer a 7.4. A ~ $3550 carbon Sight.
    This is good news. Can't wait to see the specs and color

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    Don't know if frame only will be a USA option. Yes it's a PF BB92.

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    Well it sounds like certain dealers may have the info. Does anyone here know when they will make it public to the rest of us?

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    I haven't seen any public info either. Good to hear they will keep the $3.5 carbon model. I'm wondering what changes there might be to the color scheme or components.

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    i meant for the 7.4 model mentioned in post #17. no info on that one

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    I've heard reveal date is the 22nd of July. Also heard no more alloy. That kind of stinks.

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    2015 Norco Sight

    Richulr, I am hoping you are right. I'm curious to see what Norco can do to improve on already great products.

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    Well, i don't know about you guys but i couldn't find anything on the Norco site or the web on the 2015 Sight on 7/22.

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    I guess the date was wrong. I apologize. I was on the phone with a bike shop in California and the guy said there was a dealer reveal event this month he was going to. He must have had the day wrong.

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    First batch of MY15 Sight are due to be sent out in mid-August. So would expect Norco to go public a week or two before.

    Sounds like the 7/22 date is dealer only for some hands on time with the MY15 builds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post
    Richulr, I am hoping you are right. I'm curious to see what Norco can do to improve on already great products.
    How about actually release product to people waiting for it?

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    Well it is 2014 for five more months…LoL.
    I'm waiting with anticipation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUNKY View Post
    How about actually release product to people waiting for it?
    Early bird gets the worm. I had to wait 6 months for my 2013 alloy.

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    Yeah, I forgot how everyone got their 2014 carbon Range bikes and rode happily ever after

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    saw the dealer cat today - bikes and builds look nice - especially w DBinlines and pikes on so many of the Sight

    I did see 2 alloy Sights in the book - similar pricepoints as this year, but wee bit nicer build spec IMO

    If you missed on a 14 - get the order going w your dealer now and get an early shipper.

    As OP posted - Ranges look good as well - lots o Enduro bike to come in these bad boys

    Also - the fatbike options/price look awesome. ~$2500 for a top spec w Bluto fork or $1000 entry point w decent spec...

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    Good to hear about the alloy models. I was told nothing but carbon this year. Glad they are still available.

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    Rich - i think it would be good for Norco to keep em at their pricepoints - they did look to be redesigned tube shapes and shop owner stated that was to keep costs down.

    Of course - Norco may limit or hold production until they gauge demand... so nothing for certain as I see it.

    btw - were you able to score a deal on a Sight? (per your other post?)

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    I did get my hands on a Sight. Its the grey 2014 alloy 7.2. Got it brand new and very much below cost on Ebay.

    But I also bought another bike, a new GT Sensor Elite for a ridiculously low price. I need to figure out which fits me better. The Sight is a large and the GT is an XL. Then I will throw one of them back up on Ebay. I would like to keep both but don't know if I could really justify that.

    The Sight is here, just waiting on the GT now.

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    Ah yes - apologies as I had read that - I wish I had more "problems" like that

    my bike shop sells the GT's and the owner is categorized racer in DH, enduro and xc - he's had nothing but great things to say about the GT - and I think had GT put out a good spec sheet on em for the price they'd likely gone over a lot better

    do post up your comparisons - may the best for you bike win!

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    I gotta say the Sight looks much better in person than on their website. And it came with black Deore cranks instead of the silver shown on the website. Its quite the looker.

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    i will concur there - ALL the Norco bikes in shop look more vivid and way better than pix online. shop currently has red alloy and stealth grey Sights, and orange and blue alloy ranges -pretty freekin cool colors. Even my 7.2c looks better - i.e. the blue is much better in person than any online pic.

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    I've never seen a different Norco than the one I have in person. Your carbon 7.2 must look amazing in person because it looks pretty damn hot in the pictures I've seen.

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    2015 Norco Sight

    Anyone seen anything lately. I'm curious about what is new before I put my order in.

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    Just put in my order for a 2015 Sight Carbon frame. Got to take a look at the catalogue as well. DB Inlines are standard on the frames and the top two builds. Top two builds also come with Pikes set to 140, SRAM Guide brakes, Reverbs. Wider bars across the board as well. Geo numbers are all the same.

    The frames are available in a metallic-ish yellow/gold and a red. Top build is the yellow colour, next one down is black with green accents. I am told 2015 frames will be in-shop for end of August.

    edit - this is in Canada, just thought id mention, not sure what itll look like in other regions

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    2015 Norco Sight

    Thanks theo, I'm looking for a frame, but this definitely helps.

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    2015 Norco Sight

    Thanks a bunch!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post
    Thanks theo, I'm looking for a frame, but this definitely helps.
    Yeah I've ordered a frame only. Comes with DB Inline, and the rear axle. Red one comes with a FD mount and the yellow one w/out. No longer comes with the dropper post or headset apparently, but price is down to 2700.

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    2015 Norco Sight

    So my Norco dealer (US) says they haven't seen anything yet regarding 2015 bikes. I guess I'll just wait to see if something pops up on the web.

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    2015 Norco Sight

    Look what I found in Australia

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    Looking good...

    2015 Norco Sight-10309655_679964945430833_2232931747723618575_n.jpg

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    It's from Enduro Mag – First Ride: The 2015 Norco Sight Carbon

    Bike sounds absolutely killer, I was keen on the Troy, but this looks almost perfect. Got a stem and carbon bars to go on, and that would be about it!

    Unless it's possible to convert the 140mm pike to 150?

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    I think this review is spot on and completely echos my sentiments of this bike after approx 50 rides and 600 miles.

    When I decided to go with the Sight - I went Pike 150, 1x10 via wolftooth, upgraded to Debonair when it was released (improvement over stock RT - wonder if the CC DBinline is much better?). replaced formula rotors with Shimano ice-tech and the brakes are now as good IMO as the XT's ive been running on other bikes, upgraded wheelset to I9/wtbi23 tubeless and Maxxis HR2 2.4 frt/DHR2 2.3 rr.

    Bike is simply phenominal! The 15 spec is SPOT ON!

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    2015 Norco Sight



    Look what popped up on their Facebook page.

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    *liked*

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    Its geometry, especially HTA, makes me think: I wander whether it would be possible to adjust and make it slacker.

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    you achieve this in a small way by going 150 fork up front

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    Or offset bushings if you really want to experiment...

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    Pics and info on some of the models can be seen here: Norco 2015: Our Pick of the Crop – Flow Mountain Bike

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    2015 Norco Sight

    Anyone seen one in person yet?

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    was looking at the 7.4 on the norco site, as they have the 15's on there now. specs look good, changed to shimano brakes, x9 derailleur. rims not tubeless ready. i think the same as last year. same old x5 crank that i'm tired of seeing on every bike but nice overall.
    there is also another aluminum model with i think the 7.4c specs.

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    2015 Norco Sight

    I placed an order for a 7.3 c. I hope the red looks half way as good in the pic as in real life.

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    2015 Norco Sight

    Thinking about ordering one of the 7.2s. Coming off an HDR and while it's a great climber - it just wouldn't hold a candle to my prior burly Mojo HD build.

    Can anyone suggest an out of state (California) dealer that would be willing to work with me on the price on a pre order? Pls pm me...


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    Re: 2015 Norco Sight

    yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post


    Look what popped up on their Facebook page.
    Is this the same color as the sight c 7.1 on the website? Is that also the same color as the sight c 7.1 framekit? All 3 look very different and I can't tell if it's just the lighting/photography, or if I'm actually looking at different colors.

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    The color of the orange is much better in person. I'll admit that the orange looks gross on the website. Norco had they 2015 lineup on display at Crankworx.

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    I rode a 7.2 a couple weekends ago and it rocked!

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    I don't like the colors. i don't get why it has to be either blacked out so you can't see it, or so bright it glows in the dark. i hate the yellow. the orange posted above does look better than the norco site.

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    Hi guys looking at buying a 2015 norco sight c 7.2 would you get this over the trance advanced 0?

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    Anyone know if the C7.2 has a 35mm clamp bar/stem?

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    me personally - yes

    trance is no slouch, but I think the Norco is simply spot on in every aspect

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    Quote Originally Posted by entr0py View Post
    Anyone know if the C7.2 has a 35mm clamp bar/stem?
    35 clamp should never be used on a trail bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr42881 View Post
    35 clamp should never be used on a trail bike.
    Could you please clarify as to why? Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATLRB View Post
    Could you please clarify as to why? Thanks in advance.
    Maybe it's just me, but the 35mm bar is and should be used on DH bikes. It's overkill and unnessasary for trail riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr42881 View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but the 35mm bar is and should be used on DH bikes. It's overkill and unnessasary for trail riding.
    I believe the bar on the 7.2 is the 35mm version. Maybe it is overkill, but I like the one I run on my trail bike and have no plans to go back to 31.8. I thought the build kit was pretty dialed and I admit that I have expensive taste. Even the Guido brakes worked pretty good, I don't know why the lever has to feel like the clutch lever of 1979 XT250 though.

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    Yeah 35mm is good, just trying to work out if my carbon bars will fit. Otherwise will have to grab a stem as well I guess. I think the XL is still a 70mm stem? Might be worth it get a shorter one anyway.

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    So you're saying the 2015 7.2 carbon comes with a 35mm bar and stem?

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    I believe the one I rode had 35mm bar and stem, I can't remember for 100%, but I am pretty sure!

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    Put a deposit on the C7.2 today, super stoked! Let the wait begin.

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    It's so difficult to get one though. I asked from several bike shops about availability of the Sight. All say it may be available by December and for price which is 30% more from what Norco says in its website.

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    Ah, that sucks

    I'm from Australia though, so I guess demand is a bit lower here.

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    Anyone on here know about the 2015 range carbon 7.2 availability? About to pull the trigger but don't want to wait until spring..

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    I do know the re-released replacement 2014 front triangles are in shops now - and mating up to 2014 rear triangles - so basically a 2015 w 2014 graphics. Id bet your bikeshop can offer any "build" you may wish for a current model... dont know about 2015 spec arrivals... but if you are itching and cant wait possibly til spring might be a great option to investigate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disorderlyy View Post
    Anyone on here know about the 2015 range carbon 7.2 availability? About to pull the trigger but don't want to wait until spring..
    Last time I checked the ETA is early December for me up here in Canada. Hard to say when you guys south of the border will get them. I'm on the waiting list for a Range 7.3 carbon myself, if it gets here before Christmas I'll thank Santa, if not, well, it's not like I can ride it anywhere until all the snow melts.

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    Bought a 2015 sight A7.1 3 weeks ago and had a problem with it creaking since new,
    within 2km of a street test ride( up the street and back).

    Took it back to the LBS and got them to re-check all the pivot bolts ect ,creak seemed to stop for 1 trail ride then was inconsistent sometimes would creak and sometimes not

    turned out there was a striped thread on the top seatstay to rocker arm bolt now bike is back at the LBS for the past week waiting to hear back from Norco Canada

    i just want to ride the thing

    thought i'd share my experience here and see if anyone else has had creaking issues on a new sight?

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    Interesting. When I got my 2014 range about a month ago, the shop had the updated front triangle it needed to switch out. One of the rear rocker link pivots did the same thing. Some ham fisted assembly line monkey had totally cross-threaded the bolt. By the time the mechanic got it out, the threads in the chainstay and the bolt were completely fcked.
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    Alright cool. You think the States will take an extra week or two then? I'd sure get on if it were so

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    Last time I checked the ETA is early December for me up here in Canada. Hard to say when you guys south of the border will get them. I'm on the waiting list for a Range 7.3 carbon myself, if it gets here before Christmas I'll thank Santa, if not, well, it's not like I can ride it anywhere until all the snow melts.
    My LBS has three 2015 gen2 framed Ranges in boxes ready to be built up so there already showing up. Wait shouldn't be too long now.

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    Got the dreaded call yesterday, pushed back to end of November at this stage

    I was pitched a couple of alternatives, including a Zesty and Bronson, thoughts on how they compare to the Sight anyone?

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    Don't know about the Bronson since I haven't ridden one, but I have ridden the Zesty. The Zesty is a bigger bike, it feels & handles more like the Range than the Sight, but it's not as lively as either one of them. Compared to the Sight, it's a lot more monster truck feeling and not as nimble or agile, it's not as fun to ride. It's also pretty dependent on the electronic shock controls, if the E.I. is shut down and set to manual mode the suspension bobs more than the Sight & it feels a lot more sluggish. It's not as bad as trying to pedal a DH bike uphill, but it sure isn't fun.

    I also had heel strike issues on the giant seat stay, my natural foot position is slightly heels in and whenever I had to body english the bike to get it over obstacles (mostly low speed technical moves, ie. uphill rock gardens) I often ended up rubbing or smashing my heels into the seat stays. On a more positive note, it rips downhill more like a DH bike than the Sight. It's more of a point & smash bike than the Sight and I can plow through things more easily and still feel like I'm in control. On the other hand the Sight is easier to jump, and it's more fun unless the speeds are really high or the terrain is very rough since it's easier to move & flick around. You're trading off agility vs. stability, if I were to have only one bike I'd pick the Sight, but if I could have a couple of them I'd use the Zesty (or in my case the Range) as my more DH oriented bike and have a trail bike of some sort for everyday riding for where I live.

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    Interesting, very detailed description, thanks! But by the sounds of it, the Range would seem all around better than the Zesty, pitty I can't get one of those either

    Zesty doesn't really seem worth it, might have to look into the Bronson some more. If I'm lucky the Norco will arrive before I make a decision!

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    Quote Originally Posted by entr0py View Post
    Got the dreaded call yesterday, pushed back to end of November at this stage
    yea i got told end of November too just for spare parts which will more likely come later than they estimate

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    Yeah, that is my fear, I'm ok to wait until November, but if it's delayed again after, that's not so good. Especially being in Australia, missing the holidays, summer weather, etc

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    hey at least you havent already purchased the bike 5 weeks ago with that fear still
    waiting on a seat stay replacement

    as i'm in australia also

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    at least with the lack of posting here my issue seems to be bad luck and

    should be perfect bike well worth waiting for

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    Let's hope so!

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    Just talked to my LBS (Cartecay Bikes in Ellijay GA) about ordering a Sight C 7.3 framekit. They called Norco and was told that particular framekit would not be available until Feb. or maybe even March. Yikes!! But...that will work out just right for my situation.
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    Recieved my 2015 alloy 7.1 back from LBS with new seatstay to rocker pivot bolt .(after finding a stripped one)
    they cleaned and greased all the pivots and fork steerer ect , now no more creaking

    here's a quick picture


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    yea my 2013 is creaky and I cant find it uuuuuugh
    Ride hard everytime....or take up hiking...........lol

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