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    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??

    Hello!
    I put a deposit down on a carbon sight 7.1 with a 150 pike. I am curious if anyone has received theirs yet?? I saw a review on a demo from another member here on mtbr as well as few on the alloy version of the bike. Seems like a great bike. I'll be coming off a nomad which is a really playful 160 bike! I am kinda sad that it's for sale it's been such a great bike!! I do want to try something different, most of my bikes have been VPP bikes. I want something that climbs a tad better seeing how most of my riding consist of xc type trails that I find as many drops hits and wall rides as I can. So I am pretty dang excited to take ownership of my new bike! I kinda took a punge buying it, buy I don't think I will regret it one bit!

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    I am in the same position. I'm waiting for my Norco Sight Carbon 7 1.5 (the SLX build) and have been going crazy with anticipation for the last 4 months. To answer your question, yes... I have seen the 7.1 out in the stores already. However, I'm in Canada...but I have also seen some people in Australia have also received theirs already.

    Mine should be coming this week. Haven't been able to concentrate at work because I'm so excited.

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    Thanks for the reply MTB. lol, I love to know that i'm not the only one out there that has this problem! I am so excited to take ownership of my bike! i really need to sell my nomad asap tho! that's the only thing that sucks right now. i feel like im selling my girlfriend. i dont want to see anyone else ride her lol is that bad?

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    My first order of Carbon Norco's arrive Wednesday. We were one of the first dealers to place our orders though. We placed them in August of last year. The frame kits, 7.2 and 7 1.5 completes are coming first but only one each. I also had a complete LE ship today. The rest will be coming in the next few days.

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    lmk the actual frameset of a meduim carbon sight when it comes in ! where is billy goat bikes located ? sell online ? thx

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    Yep, got mine : )
    Picked it up here in Australia on the 20th December, however I did have the only pre production demo model in Australia for 6 weeks prior to that to meet a race commitment.
    I love it, just come back from a riding holiday to NZ which reinforced my decision to buy it. Cant say a bad word about it really

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketmatt17 View Post
    My first order of Carbon Norco's arrive Wednesday. We were one of the first dealers to place our orders though. We placed them in August of last year. The frame kits, 7.2 and 7 1.5 completes are coming first but only one each. I also had a complete LE ship today. The rest will be coming in the next few days.

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    Hey Matt! Yes, this is Billy! I am really excited that they are trickling in now! Anyone looking for a Norco please hit up Matt! He has been nothing but a pleasure to deal with and to top it it off more then fair with pricing and upgrading!


    Jeffgre I'm glad you really like your bike. I see you swapped your avid brakes for XT, were you not satified with the x7 trail brakes? I have had avid brakes in the past never really had cared for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstar187 View Post
    Jeffgre I'm glad you really like your bike. I see you swapped your avid brakes for XT, were you not satified with the x7 trail brakes? I have had avid brakes in the past never really had cared for them.
    I ran the Trail 7's on the demo bike for 6 weeks but on all my previous bikes, which are many, I have had every generation of XT's. I prefer the feel and lever shape of the XT's, I know how to service them and I guess it was a case of the deil you know. Not that the trials 7's didn't work I just prefer XT's

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgre_6163 View Post
    I ran the Trail 7's on the demo bike for 6 weeks but on all my previous bikes, which are many, I have had every generation of XT's. I prefer the feel and lever shape of the XT's, I know how to service them and I guess it was a case of the deil you know. Not that the trials 7's didn't work I just prefer XT's

    I totally understand where you're coming from the XT brakes have a great feel specially the levers! You should post up more pictures of that beautiful bike!

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    How easy was it to swap over the brakes with the internal cable routing on the frame? Not like threading a needle was it?

    I've got a Range Carbon on order and will swap out the Trail 7 brakes straightaway when it arrives.

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    2014 Bible of Bike Tests: Norco Sight Carbon LE FS - Bike Magazine - YouTube

    If you guys haven't seen the bible review I just watched it makes me confirm my choice specially with the pike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by field_c View Post
    How easy was it to swap over the brakes with the internal cable routing on the frame? Not like threading a needle was it?
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    Not really difficult at all. The small plastic covers screw in to the frame at the hose entry points, make sure you put them back on the new brake hoses the correct way before you insert the new hoses.
    Best way I found was to disconnect the rear brake hose at the master cylinder and tape a length of small diameter wire to securely to the end of the hose before you pull it out of the frame. Make sure the wire is way longer than the internal length of the down tube!. When you draw the old hose through the frame the wire follows the route. When you install the new hose tape it to the wire and gently feed/pull it through the frame. The hose should follow the path of the original hose. Simple.
    Note that you do not need to cut down the excess length of the hose [if any]. Push any excess in to the frame cavity, this will help prevent the hose rattling in the frame
    To my surprise I did not even need to bleed the XT's even with an open hose, I simply reconnected to the master cylinder and have been riding trouble free ever since.
    Good luck

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    [QUOTE]lmk the actual frameset of a meduim carbon sight when it comes in ! where is billy goat bikes located ? sell online ? thx/QUOTE]

    WE are located in Asheville NC. We can ship anywhere. We dont have many medium left. One LE and One 7.2

    Let me know if I can help

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    The review on pink bike looks great! Few things they didn't like are things I am planning on replacing

    Norco Sight Carbon 7.1 - Review - Pinkbike


    I plan on running that's not OE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstar187 View Post
    I want something that climbs a tad better seeing how most of my riding consist of xc type trails that I find as many drops hits and wall rides as I can.
    I haven't ridden the Nomad but in general VPP bikes climb pretty well. Are you just hoping that the Norco climbs better (because of shorter travel perhaps?), or have you tested or heard this to be true?
    I'm curious because I'm seriously thinking about the Sight to replace my Intense VPP right now, and climbing performance is near the top of my priorities.

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    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??

    That's exactly it, shorter travel and I'm sure I will be shedding a couple of pounds. I ended up getting an Sight LE frame from Matt we are working out some of last details but the bike should be pretty dialed and light.



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    I've got an XL Sight LE FS on order since November, and I don't think I'll see the bike arrive at the shop before April. I've been poking around the web to see if anyone's got theirs yet, but haven't been able to track a single photo of that model down anywhere (save for one at some shop in Australia).

    I live up in Toronto and the trails won't be good to ride till mid April anyways, so I'm not that concerned...but I hope it shows up soon!

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    I ordered a Sight alloy 7.1 in October. I don't know how the port of Vancouver strike is going to affect deliveries......

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    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??

    I got a little teaser from Matt! Still waiting on stuff from race face!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstar187 View Post
    I got a little teaser from Matt! Still waiting on stuff from race face!


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    wow congratulations this is going to be your dream bike =) hahah - so is it possible to order the frame only through this sales rep?

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    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??

    It will be close once I get a badass shock and some carbon hoops on once I abuse the i9 enduro rims I started a build thread in the 27.5 forum

    I believe Matt still has some frame onlys.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/27-5-650b/nor...ld-904847.html

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    I think I'm about to get me a Sight! I'm still not sure on the size though. The Medium felt a little cramped compared to some other brands I've ridden, and the large felt a little too big.
    The good guys at 3C bikes in Denver will swap out parts and make a custom type build starting with a 7.2 carbon. I kind of like the 7.15 build, and color, but they don't have one in stock. I still haven't ruled out the 7.1 either.
    I'm not sure I want a frame with no front derailleur mount in case I decide I prefer a 2x set up.
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    So far loving mine!
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    Wow - well played!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabbadeuce View Post
    I've got an XL Sight LE FS on order since November, and I don't think I'll see the bike arrive at the shop before April. I've been poking around the web to see if anyone's got theirs yet, but haven't been able to track a single photo of that model down anywhere (save for one at some shop in Australia).

    I live up in Toronto and the trails won't be good to ride till mid April anyways, so I'm not that concerned...but I hope it shows up soon!
    Hey Shabbadeuce - I know that Silent Sports in Thornhill had at least one carbon Sight on their floor a few weeks ago, haven't been there since. They're definitely rolling in across Ontario though.
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    by this time tomorrow...

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    So jealous mine should be getting built tomorrow! hopefull i can ride it soon enough!

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    I'm still waiting for mine in Toronto. Ordered the 7 1.5 back in August and it's been a very long and disturbing wait. I actually know of the person who bought the one from Silent Sports (a friend of a friend) but that was a couple of months ago and they haven't had another one in since. My LBS told me March with no specific date...I'm going to call them now since March is over Tuesday. I will let you know if they have an updated date.

    Thinking of putting either American Classic All Mountain or the Wide Lightening wheelsets on it. They seem great for the price (light and stiff) but I'm not so sure about the durability of the Wide Lightnings - they are however extremely wide. Anyone have any thoughts on these wheels?
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    Just an update...my lbs is now saying "April" - no specific date given.

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    I think this has something to do with the Vancouver Port Authority truckers strike - nothing was moving for weeks (I heard it's now over) so there was a lot of cargo just sitting there.

    I'm thinking that I'll see my ride by end of April...

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    Was thinking the same. Let's hope we are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    I'm not sure I want a frame with no front derailleur mount in case I decide I prefer a 2x set up.
    Once you ride 1 x 11 you will never want a front derailleur even again.
    The slick shifting and silent running will have you convinced within a couple of miles not to mention the weight saving
    If you find that you cant pull the slightly taller gearing on your local climbs swap out the Std 32 tooth front for a 30 or even a 28.
    I doubt you will need to though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbC8zy View Post
    Thinking of putting either American Classic All Mountain or the Wide Lightening wheelsets on it. They seem great for the price (light and stiff) but I'm not so sure about the durability of the Wide Lightnings - they are however extremely wide. Anyone have any thoughts on these wheels?
    Here is a thread on the Wide Lightening wheels


    Anyone running the american classic wide lightning yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstar187 View Post
    I got a little teaser from Matt! Still waiting on stuff from race face!


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    Did you weigh the frame Darkstar? What is the frame weight?

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    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeme View Post
    Did you weigh the frame Darkstar? What is the frame weight?
    I did not I believe Matt has other frames he might be able to weight them for you.

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    Shame. I am looking to build one up later this year. Currently saving hard. Unfortunately Australian distributors don't do a frameset only. Will need to consider my options on how to acquire one. Might have to talk to them directly and see if they can get one in the 2015 shipment. Thanks

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    Found this for all of you waiting for your bikes...enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabbadeuce View Post
    I think this has something to do with the Vancouver Port Authority truckers strike - nothing was moving for weeks (I heard it's now over) so there was a lot of cargo just sitting there.
    I'm thinking that I'll see my ride by end of April...
    I ordered mine at Silent Sports. According to Norco, the hold up was caused by the strike at the Vancouver port. Here is what the bike sales manager sent me:

    "I was just told that norco just got access to 20 shipping containers, your bike is somewhere in one of those. They will be unloading and shipping stuff out asap but have no idea on a firm date as of right now. I will be asking weekly and will give you an update as soon as I have one."... March 31st

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNG View Post
    I ordered mine at Silent Sports. According to Norco, the hold up was caused by the strike at the Vancouver port. Here is what the bike sales manager sent me:

    "I was just told that norco just got access to 20 shipping containers, your bike is somewhere in one of those. They will be unloading and shipping stuff out asap but have no idea on a firm date as of right now. I will be asking weekly and will give you an update as soon as I have one."... March 31st
    Hey JNG...which version did you order? I ordered the 7 1.5 and I'm hoping mine is also on one of those containers. I was in Silent Sports on Saturday and they still didn't hear anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbC8zy View Post
    Hey JNG...which version did you order? I ordered the 7 1.5 and I'm hoping mine is also on one of those containers. I was in Silent Sports on Saturday and they still didn't hear anything.
    I ordered the Sight Carbon LE FS and a RockShox Pike RCT3 fork upgrade.

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    On March 17th I sent a message to Norco on their Facebook page asking if they had an (Ontario) eta on my Sight Carbon LE FS.

    On April 1st I got this reply from Norco: "Hi Jeff, Some of these bikes have made it to retail already. The second shipment is expected around the end of April."

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    Hey guys, just a note on shocks: only in-line shocks fit on the Sight Carbon, no shock with external reservoir. There is not enough space for it! Good to know before getting Cane Creek or something like that!

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    I heard the same thing and its one of the reasons I think I am going with the Troy. Bummer.
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    I hear cane creek has something that will fit coming out soon!

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    The Eagle Has Landed!

    This morning I sent an email to the bike sales manager at Silent Sports (Ontario) to ask about an ETA on my Sight Carbon LE FS. Here is the response I just got:

    "I've been thinking all day about how I was going to word a response saying in short that "I had no idea". Then Norco called and said the bike was in they're vancouver warehouse and was shipping out today! We should see it next week sometime!"

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    This is good news! Let's hope we are all that lucky!

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    For those of you in a waiting stage right now - hold tight - this bike is the REAL deal. Had a "breakthrough' ride last night - finally have the fork / shock settings dialed - so i attacked lines and tech features that have given me fits and after cleaning 1 particular feature ive cleaned only 1 in 50 times previously - on the first try both up and down - i was laughing out loud and talking to myself the rest of the ride... really excited to take this bike everywhere possible in CO and Utah this year. If they are in warehouse and ready to ship its only a few more days ?

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    Thanx Kamper11,,,,,, I'm already having sleepless nights waiting for my 1.5 Lol, now after reading your post I'm so stoked I'm going to put off sleep till it arrives. No better ride stoke than concurring a section of trail that has been difficult,, so congrats!! What version of the sight did you get??

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    Thanks indebt - I went with the 7.2 c - to have budget for what I personally considered to be money well spent on upgrades - wheels and a Pike. I originally wanted the 7.1.5 - but knowing I wanted wheels and pike woulda put me over the top. I will say - cant go wrong w either kit - my only "issue" w the 7.1.5 was the fox fork. I hear they are better than 13 models - but the pike is miles better than my 13 fox 34.

    Also - being more a shimano guy - I really do like the spec on the 1.5 - however - now that Im ridng the SRAM x9t2 - i couldnt be more pleased, - shifts lightning quick and very light on the shifter lever. I also went wolftooth 1x10 - so 42t gc rear adn 30t n/w front... its awesome having the range without the front mech/shifter - my left side on the bars is a seat dropper remote and brake.

    At the recommendation of my shop - i stuck w the formula brakes which I had concerns about - was planning an slx or xt swap - will say I am pleasantly surprised and they do have better modulation at the lever - and when you get to the end - great power - so i guess that leaves a few shillings for carbon bars??

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    Money spent in the right places kamper11. My LBS talked me into a wheel set built by them so hoping it will be money well spent. The Pike has been on my radar as well as it seems by many to be the #1 fork period for 2014 but haven't pulled the trigger as I'm not sure a small guy like me would benefit as much as most,,, 5'4" 145lbs.

    I'm not surprised your happy with the Formula brakes as that is what I'm using on my 2009 Rocky Mountain Altitude and have had no issues in five years. Anyway hope my new ride arrives soon. Cheers!!

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    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??

    This thing is amazing!!!!





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    truly awesome - regarding the fat bars - that 6c is real nice. - I'm about 5'7" running 65mm stem with Race Face atlas 785 bars - i've run wide bars for over a year. Need to go to a 50mm stem and likely cut bars a wee bit - Im feeling a bit stretched on tight switchers on that outside reach...

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    Update...My Norco Sight Carbon 7 1.5 just shipped from Vancouver en-route to Toronto. Should be seeing it in about 3-4 business days; so early next week since Friday is a holiday.

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    I just picked up my Sight Carbon LE FS from Silent Sports (Thornhill, Ontario) today!

    Swapped out the Revelation for a 150mm Pike.

    Going to change the handlebars, grips, tires and convert to tubeless tomorrow.

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    Nice JNG...Congrats! Let us all know how it rides. Looks like another weekend for me without a ride since I sold my bike last fall expecting my new ride to be delivered last November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNG View Post
    I just picked up my Sight Carbon LE FS from Silent Sports (Thornhill, Ontario) today!
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    No option for a fox CTDK rear shock?! For 7k I think this should be standard, especially since you can't get a reservoir shock to fit. Any reason for this? Does the Kashima Coat upgrade the shock or is it all marketing?

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    Norco Sight Carbon LE size large with Pike weighs 26lbs 6oz (no pedals):
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    Hi guys. Currently rolling the stock 140mm Revelation fork, but seriously considering upgrading to a 150mm Pike. To those of you running Pikes, is the extra height and lowered HA noticable? (if even the axle to crown actually increases?). I don't want to ruin the balanced and nimble feel of the bike..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanger View Post
    Hi guys. Currently rolling the stock 140mm Revelation fork, but seriously considering upgrading to a 150mm Pike. To those of you running Pikes, is the extra height and lowered HA noticable? (if even the axle to crown actually increases?). I don't want to ruin the balanced and nimble feel of the bike..
    Here is a review of the Norco Sight Carbon LE:
    Norco Sight Carbon LE FS: 2014 Bible of Bike - Mountain Bike Tests - YouTube

    The only thing that these guys thought could possibly make it any better would be to switch to a Rockshox Pike. 10mm more is not going to noticeably change the feel of the bike.

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    I just switched:
    The bars to Easton EC70 riser bars.
    The grips to ODI - SDG lockon grips.
    Tires to Schwalbe Hans Damf front tire with snake bite protection and Nobby Nic rear
    From tubes to tubeless with Stans yellow tape and sealant.

    Before weight with Rockshox Pike was 26lbs 6oz.

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    The pike makes this bike BETTER!! I demoed w the rev - all good. Bought and swapped out for Pike b4 delivery - i dont see, feel, smell or taste any downside - its all upside which is why just about everyone is doing it - come on - it feels gooooooooood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamper11 View Post
    The pike makes this bike BETTER!! I demoed w the rev - all good. Bought and swapped out for Pike b4 delivery - i dont see, feel, smell or taste any downside - its all upside which is why just about everyone is doing it - come on - it feels gooooooooood!
    Yeah I ordered it yesterday :P

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    Store just called...my 7 1.5 is in. Picking it up tonight after work!!! I'll post some picks but it will be pre-upgrade since my upgrades are still en-route...rims, hubs, Oneup and a Race Face narrow/wide 32T. I'll do my Pike 150 down the road when I can!

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    Got it...stock 7 1.5 - can't wait to ride it tomorrow! I'll post more pics after my upgrades come through.

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    You must be psyched to finally have that bike at home. Looks fantastic!

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    Congrats! WHOA - she's a looker - the best part - she's a real rider - maybe even better than she looks - post up your initial impressions!

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    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??

    These are some great looking bikes!!


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    Subscribed. Just put down a deposit & laid claim to a 7.2 at The Hub. Adding a Pike and swapping most parts from my Solo. Stoked. Picking it up early next week. Pics afterwards!

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    what didn't you like about the solo? I was thinking about ordering mine tomorrow after a month worth of test rides and research.

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    Solo is a great bike. I'm not 100% into the geometry, short top tube, etc. Yeah, I've tried cockpit adjustments, seat, etc. I'm 5'10 with long arms & legs, went with a L and still feel cramped. I'm just not comfortable or feel where I need to be especially on descents and out of the saddle climbs.
    I tried a L Sight and it felt so much better for me. I like the more modern geo compared to the SC. But again, the solo is a great bike, and if you've demo'd them and it feels right- go for it. That thing definitely rails turns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kusar View Post
    what didn't you like about the solo? I was thinking about ordering mine tomorrow after a month worth of test rides and research.
    You won't go wrong with a Solo. I test rode a Solo and a Sight. I ended up with a Tallboy LTc but any of them would have been great.

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    You just talked me out of it. Haha I went to sea otter just to test ride my short list. Im also 5'10 with a long torso and felt cramped on the large. Thought I could juat move the seat back a bit and put a longer stem but sounds like you weren't happy with that either. I tried ordering a sight frame size large but can't find one.

    Looks like im back to square one. I can build up a 275 carbine but its a frame only in the shop and intense didn't have any to demo at SOC.

    Maybe yeti or pivot will have something in the short mid travel soon.

    Didn't think it would be this hard to spend my money!


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    Solo is a great bike. I'm not 100% into the geometry, short top tube, etc. Yeah, I've tried cockpit adjustments, seat, etc. I'm 5'10 with long arms & legs, went with a L and still feel cramped. I'm just not comfortable or feel where I need to be especially on descents and out of the saddle climbs.
    I tried a L Sight and it felt so much better for me. I like the more modern geo compared to the SC. But again, the solo is a great bike, and if you've demo'd them and it feels right- go for it. That thing definitely rails turns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kusar View Post
    You just talked me out of it. Haha I went to sea otter just to test ride my short list. Im also 5'10 with a long torso and felt cramped on the large. Thought I could juat move the seat back a bit and put a longer stem but sounds like you weren't happy with that either. I tried ordering a sight frame size large but can't find one.

    Looks like im back to square one. I can build up a 275 carbine but its a frame only in the shop and intense didn't have any to demo at SOC.

    Maybe yeti or pivot will have something in the short mid travel soon.

    Didn't think it would be this hard to spend my money!
    Too bad Ibis made a half-assed attempt at tweeners. I really liked my old Mojo SL.

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    Nice to see the bikes rolling in! I am super stoked to get mine, but I'm still waiting. Anyone else out there still waiting on a complete Sight le fs size XL? I've just been told May...

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    So, finally had a chance for a good ride on the new bike. Snow just melted, ground was mush, it was raining and I gained 20 lbs over the long winter...and this bike didn't care. First impressions - climbed exceptionally well, even better than my short travel XC bike last season, and felt very well positioned; this bike really does fit like a glove (FYI - I'm 5'7'' and got a Medium). Bike handles great and felt very confident on the technical sections. For any of you still waiting, this bike is worth the wait and is as good as everyone says it is. If you are still deciding, be assured that you will not be disappointed with this bike. If you are in the GTA, the staff at Evolution Cycles in Richmond Hill did an excellent job delivering and setting up the bike. I didn't need to adjust a thing. Perfect first time out. Picture was taken at Coulson Hill in Bradford, Ontario.
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    Good to hear the really long wait was worth it MtbC8zy!!! I was told yesterday by my LBS here in Squamish BC that I should have my 7 1.5 in about a week or so,,,, getting such good feedback from your first ride has me stoked!! Cheers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbC8zy View Post
    So, finally had a chance for a good ride on the new bike. Snow just melted, ground was mush, it was raining and I gained 20 lbs over the long winter...and this bike didn't care. First impressions - climbed exceptionally well, even better than my short travel XC bike last season, and felt very well positioned; this bike really does fit like a glove (FYI - I'm 5'7'' and got a Medium). Bike handles great and felt very confident on the technical sections. For any of you still waiting, this bike is worth the wait and is as good as everyone says it is. If you are still deciding, be assured that you will not be disappointed with this bike. If you are in the GTA, the staff at Evolution Cycles in Richmond Hill did an excellent job delivering and setting up the bike. I didn't need to adjust a thing. Perfect first time out. Picture was taken at Coulson Hill in Bradford, Ontario.
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    Do you think the frame runs small? I'm 5'10" inseam 32" and usually run a medium.
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    I think they run close to "true" (w traditional seat tube lengths and tt lengths) but a bit longer "reach" than traditional geo - with many companies going to longer front centers to run shorter stems for intended style of riding.

    I'm barely squeaking in at 5' 7" - with a fairly standard arm and torso length. Im on a medium - and after adjusting to a 50mm stem and 760 bars - fit is spot on for me. a 60 mm stem and 185 wide bars were too much a stretch - not by a lot - but noticeable to me.

    And being over the steerer w a 50mm and a bit "back" - this bike rails the chunkiest - you can pick a line and dance thru - or grit and hold on - and roll over in straight line - its made tech descents easier than any other bike ive ridden - and way more fun!

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    I'd agree with Kamper. I am about the same size and do find the 70mm a little stretch but good for a more aggressive xc style of riding. The bike feels like a perfect 17.5 frame. My last bike was a medium 29er and felt very large on me but this one feels more true to the way a medium frame should fit. Very comparable to the fit of my old medium Stumpjumper FSR 26er. I think at 5'10'' you should be good on this bike but you might be able to get away with a large as well. Personal preference I'd suppose.

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    Thanks guys... i was on a medium stumpy 26 and recently demo'd a Trance medium. Been comfortable at the medium size.

    I'm about to pull the trigger on a custom build with Pike up front!
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    I'm loving my Sight!
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    I'm the same size. I test rode the Large alloy and it fit me. Maybe a tad on the reach side. But I plan on replacing that 90mm stem with a 50mm which I think will make it spot on.
    I was riding a medium WFO and the geo seemed much closer to a Sight Large than the medium.

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    Just ordered my Sight Carbon 7.2. Should be here next week. Super stoked!

    Just noticed the bike a few weeks ago and am glad that I could track one down.

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    Yay. Ordered my custom Norco Sight Carbon 7.2 with Pike! 3-4 week wait due to the pike being on a slight back order. Can't wait!!
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    26.8lbs with pedals. Derby rims, pike, hope E4 brakes, x01 drivetrain

    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??-dsc_1074.jpg

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    daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang! that is bad arse!!! Congrats!! How r the derby's under that carbon framing?

    btw - this bike is the BEST i've ever ridden - whether up, down, techy, chunky... especially down - makes it a giggle fest the whole way!

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    Norco Sight 7.2, comes up with 26.4 with pedals (Shimano Saint) and 25.3 without pedals.

    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??-norco_sight_7.2.jpg

    I upgraded cranks to SRAM X01, wheels to Stans ARCH EX (tubeless), seatpost to Rockshox Reverb (stealth), drivetrain to Shimano XTR shifters and XTR Cassette, XT brakes, WTB Volt Team saddle and ENVE Sweep carbon handlebar.

    Love this bike!

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    Here's mine, sorry for the dull background:
    Pike, Nextie carbon rims (35mm) with i9's, XO1. Dropper post was sent into KS for upgrade, X Fusion post is temporary. Most parts swapped from my SC Solo.
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    What kind of stem lengths are you guys running? I'm still rolling on the stock 70mm stem, but considering changing to a 50mm (probably new Haven 35 bar + stem combo).

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    Im a shorter guy - 5'6" and a shirt sleeve length of 32/33 - good fit for most medium bikes. My shop started with a 60mm stem, and I brought 785mm bars to the dance. After a couple weeks, was noticing I was a bit stretched due to that combo and slightly longer reach than previous bike. Had them bring me to a 50mm stem (which i was using on previous bike) and cut bars to 760mm. Feels spot on for me, and oddly some shoulder pain has also disappeared - (could also be some yoga in my routine - but i digress). these bikes are pretty much engineered to run short stem IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmc1171 View Post
    Here's mine, sorry for the dull background:
    Pike, Nextie carbon rims (35mm) with i9's, XO1. Dropper post was sent into KS for upgrade, X Fusion post is temporary. Most parts swapped from my SC Solo.
    Could be just me, but your front brake cable seems to be very short. Any loose branch on the trail can easily snap it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreys View Post
    Could be just me, but your front brake cable seems to be very short. Any loose branch on the trail can easily snap it off.
    Good observation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Good observation.
    thanks for the heads ups, but I think it's of the angle of a couple of the photos that make it look really short for some reason.

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    Another new Sight LE. Pike 150, fox float kashima bv, xx1, next sl crank, xtr brakes, nox/I9 wheels, HD tires (trali/pace), RS Reverb Stealth, RF Atlas 35 x 50m stem, RF Sixc 35 x 800m bars w/ lizards skins dsp grips.

    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??-sight-2.jpgAnyone get their sight carbon yet??-sight-1.jpg

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    nice looking rides. anyone know if Norco has a crash replacement policy on the carbon frames?

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    Yup. Lifetime warranty against defects, etc.

    Warranty Norco Bicycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sounders FC View Post
    Another new Sight LE. Pike 150, fox float kashima bv, xx1, next sl crank, xtr brakes, nox/I9 wheels, HD tires (trali/pace), RS Reverb Stealth, RF Atlas 35 x 50m stem, RF Sixc 35 x 800m bars w/ lizards skins dsp grips.
    Very nice!! What weight does it come in at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sounders FC View Post
    Yup. Lifetime warranty against defects, etc.

    Warranty Norco Bicycles
    Against defects, but not crashes:

    ...Failure of any frame or component due to accident, abuse, neglect, normal wear, stunt riding, bicycle racing or competitive event, commercial use, rental use, improper assembly, improper fit, maintenance and/or assembly by any other than an authorized NORCO dealer or use of parts inconsistent with the use originally intended for the bicycle as sold, are not covered by this warranty.

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