Sight Killer B anyone?

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  • 12-04-2012
    jiggerjake
    Sight Killer B anyone?
    Anyone own one of these yet? Would like to here some ride reports other than the official reviews that are out.(Not that they aren't helpful and appreciated as well)
  • 12-06-2012
    bigfruits
    if you haven't read the 650b All Mountain Bike Shootout thread, francois really likes the bike and gives mini reviews throughout the thread...

    http://forums.mtbr.com/650b-27-5/650...ut-821556.html
  • 12-06-2012
    661lee
    I would like to own one of these. Looking forward to some more reviews when people actually start getting them and spend some time on them.


    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
  • 12-07-2012
    WHALENARD
    Got my eye on the sightB too. Never owned a norco, anybody know if you can buy just a frame or do you have to buy a kit?
  • 12-07-2012
    006_007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by big JC View Post
    Got my eye on the sightB too. Never owned a norco, anybody know if you can buy just a frame or do you have to buy a kit?

    Word I got talking with a Norco rep last week was they are not selling frame only options this year :(
  • 12-14-2012
    stalks
    I too am keen to hear some ride reports.

    I test rode a large around the car park today. Felt sweet, but I'm gonna need the XL. Not sure if it'll be big enough:confused:

    Anyone riding an XL yet? How tall are you, how's the fit?

    Sent from my GT-I9300T using Tapatalk 2
  • 01-10-2013
    cunningstunts
    i couldn't say if the xl is going to be big enough for you, and i'm certainly very keen to get on one myself. i do know that it has a TTT of 647mm which is excellent and quite large. amongst the longest out there. can't wait to demo both killer b bikes.
  • 01-28-2013
    bigfruits
  • 01-28-2013
    cunningstunts
    just coming from Vancouver and their flagship stores. still very few out there, haven't seen an xl yet in any dealer and only 1 sight 1. most out there are 3's but another shipment is on the water at this point.
  • 02-16-2013
    kevinboyer
    nm...
  • 02-17-2013
    jdcatnau
    It sounds like there are some out there, but is there an official release date? I'm looking at them too, but no Norco dealer near me.
  • 02-18-2013
    FCLINDER
    I just got a Frame Set in this past weekend. Now waiting on all the parts to come in for the the build. I will update as it gets built.

    Cecil
  • 02-18-2013
    661lee
    Pics of the frame? Please.
  • 02-19-2013
    jdcatnau
    Sight Killer B anyone?
    Just tried to order one in the US and they are sold out until May according to the Norco dealer. The only ones that will be available in May are the 3's. If you're on the fence you better put your orders in now.
  • 02-19-2013
    FCLINDER
    4 Attachment(s)
    2013 Norco Sight Killer B
  • 02-19-2013
    661lee
    Dang, Cecil! That is so sick. Can't wait to see it built.
  • 02-20-2013
    kevinboyer
    Damn, that is one sexy looking head tube. How did you go about getting this frame kit? I was under the impression that the frame kit was only available in Canada based what I saw on the Norco website.
  • 02-20-2013
    FCLINDER
    Myself and my JrX racer that I help support are lucky to be riding for them in 2013.

    As for Frame Sets in the US. I would just ask your dealers to call and ask if they can get one. I know most of all the Sight Killer Bs are sold out.

    Cecil
  • 02-20-2013
    kevinboyer
    Thanks Cecil. Norco will be at the Southeast Bike Expo this weekend in Conyers GA, so I'll be able to get the info straight from them.
  • 02-20-2013
    FCLINDER
    I will be there Sat.

    Cecil
  • 02-23-2013
    jdcatnau
    Anyone riding a B3? Thoughts on the fork? I originally wanted a B2 but I was told the chance of one coming into my dealer was pretty slim. The B3 I ordered won't be here till May, so I am gathering parts to upgrade the B3. What other parts would you upgrade? Right now I have a Fox CTD rear shock, slx brakes, and going to upgrade the drive train to XT/SLX. Any feedback will be much appreciated.
  • 02-24-2013
    006_007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post
    Anyone riding a B3? Thoughts on the fork? I originally wanted a B2 but I was told the chance of one coming into my dealer was pretty slim. The B3 I ordered won't be here till May, so I am gathering parts to upgrade the B3. What other parts would you upgrade? Right now I have a Fox CTD rear shock, slx brakes, and going to upgrade the drive train to XT/SLX. Any feedback will be much appreciated.

    The Sektor that the 3 comes with is not a bad feeling fork at all - the chassis is essentially a revelation, just slightly different internals. I would probably drop in a revelation or blackbox compression cartride and it would be super sweet:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/all-mountain/...-a-825198.html
  • 02-24-2013
    jdcatnau
    Sight Killer B anyone?
    Thanks 006. Maybe I'll just ride it and make changes later.
  • 02-24-2013
    Zlq06
    I was lucky enough to take home a B-3 a few weeks ago and the dealer told me it would be the last one for a while because they were back ordered. Unfortunately I have only been riding twice since I've had it and I'm still dialing everything in. I'll post more about it when I have a few more rides on it.
  • 02-24-2013
    jdcatnau
    Sight Killer B anyone?
    Yep, I was told the second batch was oversold by 300%. I'm hoping for mine in may.
  • 02-26-2013
    jdcatnau
    Sight Killer B anyone?
    Thanks zlqo6, can't wait to hear your thoughts.
  • 02-27-2013
    Thraxx
    Got my B2 on Sunday and due to work and weather haven't had much time to ride so can't give much beyond first impressions which are that it is nimble and beautifully engineered. I'm heading to Moab for a week in late March so will have much better feeedback on it then.
  • 02-27-2013
    gunner.989
    Hi, Thraxx congrats on the new ride keep us updated please ,and in the meantime could you post some pictures of your bike Thanks Matt
  • 02-27-2013
    kevinboyer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Thraxx View Post
    Got my B2 on Sunday and due to work and weather haven't had much time to ride so can't give much beyond first impressions which are that it is nimble and beautifully engineered. I'm heading to Moab for a week in late March so will have much better feeedback on it then.

    ^^^
    Pictures please. :thumbsup:
  • 02-28-2013
    jdcatnau
    Sight Killer B anyone?
    It's amazing how popular these bikes are but there's little info from actual riders. Maybe they are too busy riding? Bad weather?
  • 02-28-2013
    zk6760
    Here is my 2013 Norco Range B3 for comparison: Norco B3 - Imgur
  • 02-28-2013
    kevinboyer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zk6760 View Post
    Here is my 2013 Norco Range B3 for comparison: Norco B3 - Imgur

    How would you describe the main color of the bike?
  • 02-28-2013
    jdcatnau
    Sight Killer B anyone?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zk6760 View Post
    Here is my 2013 Norco Range B3 for comparison: Norco B3 - Imgur

    Is that brushed aluminum and lime green? Are you in the States? Norco's website shows brushed aluminum and orange.

    Edit:
    My bad. I need to learn to read before I open my mouth. You have a Range B3
  • 02-28-2013
    zk6760
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kevinboyer View Post
    How would you describe the main color of the bike?

    grey or a light pewter

    The website had me thinking it was a light olive green ... until I picked the bike up. An unexpected change, but I like it.
  • 02-28-2013
    zk6760
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post
    Is that brushed aluminum and lime green? Are you in the States? Norco's website shows brushed aluminum and orange.

    Edit:
    My bad. I need to learn to read before I open my mouth. You have a Range B3


    I am in the states. The color is silver/grey/pewter and it is finished. Maybe a light polish, but not super shiny.
  • 02-28-2013
    jdcatnau
    How do you like the X-fusion O2 rear shock?
  • 03-02-2013
    Thraxx
    1 Attachment(s)
    Here you go.

    Attachment 776846

    As you can see the weather is not that great for riding. Had it out for a few hours today and am very impressed. No noticeable pedal bob in "trail" mode on the rear shock and the shadow plus makes the bike almost totally silent. Can't wait for better weather.
  • 03-02-2013
    FCLINDER
    I hope to have mine built by next weekend. Have a Fox Float 27.5, DHX Air, Race Face Sixc Cranks and Bars, Race Face Stem, and MRP G3 Mini Guide that should show up next week. Got my Loaded USA 650B wheels (1741 Grams) the other day and have setup the Continental X-Kings tubeless on them.



    More pics to come as the build gets finished.

    My buddy just got his Sight Killer B2 today. Liking the Black and Red look. He hopes to ride it tomorrow if the rain stops.

    Cecil
  • 03-09-2013
    gunt pimp
    anyone know of a shop that has a large? sight or range
  • 03-09-2013
    synnie
    Try Cartecay Bikes out of Georgia just got a med sight from them on wedseday
  • 03-09-2013
    gunt pimp
    Right on. Shops around me (very few) are saying Large is looking like all sold out for this year. I jumped on a med. and it felt good but at 6' I really would like to demo the large also.
  • 03-12-2013
    gunt pimp
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FCLINDER View Post

    What did the frame run you?
  • 04-19-2013
    coffeeme
    Hey Cecil, what's the frame weight?
  • 04-22-2013
    FCLINDER
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by coffeeme View Post
    Hey Cecil, what's the frame weight?

    Want to say it was 7.4lbs with shock.

    I cant remember if I posted this here or not about my build:



    2013 Norco Sight 650B Killer B Enduro Build - fclinder's Bike Check - Vital MTB

    Cecil
  • 04-22-2013
    coffeeme
    Thanks Cecil. Beautiful build. 7.4lbs that's on the heavy side isnt it? you managed a good total weight though at 28lbs. Do you have a ride review anywhere? I am looking for a bike that will be the only bike in the stable. A mate has a Liteville 301 and has set it up super light so he can ride the epics too. He is not convinced that it will replace the 29er yet but definitely will not need a 26er. What are doing with yours? Is it the only bike you own or do you have other bikes for different types of rides?
  • 04-23-2013
    FCLINDER
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by coffeeme View Post
    Thanks Cecil. Beautiful build. 7.4lbs that's on the heavy side isnt it? you managed a good total weight though at 28lbs. Do you have a ride review anywhere? I am looking for a bike that will be the only bike in the stable. A mate has a Liteville 301 and has set it up super light so he can ride the epics too. He is not convinced that it will replace the 29er yet but definitely will not need a 26er. What are doing with yours? Is it the only bike you own or do you have other bikes for different types of rides?

    Sorry, I am not the best writer, but this is my first review after only 2 rides:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/650b-27-5/201...ew-847158.html

    Cecil
  • 04-24-2013
    staz
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    Got mine today!!!!!Iron City Bikes in Pittsburgh PA hooked me up after putting down a deposit in Jan 2013. No rides except around the block. Awesome build quality. They claim their all sold out for the year.
    Attachment 793507
    Attachment 793508
  • 04-24-2013
    jdcatnau
    Sight Killer B anyone?
    I'm waiting on mine from Billy Goat Bikes, should be here next month. The B2 looks awesome!
  • 04-24-2013
    661lee
    Staz, looks awesome, way better than on the website. And yes, they are completely sold out.
  • 04-26-2013
    synnie
    [QUOTE=staz;10345799]Got mine today!!!!!Iron City Bikes in Pittsburgh PA hooked me up after putting down a deposit in Jan 2013. No rides except around the block. Awesome build quality. They claim their all sold out for the year.
    I went to Iron City Bikes before I got mine & they said they could only get a frame so I found them at Cartecay Bikes out of Georgia took about 2 weeks to get it & have had it for at least a month now. Where are you? I ride Morraine mostly live in Butler