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    Quote Originally Posted by Graveltattoo View Post
    Store said the same thing to me! So I contacted the guy that's heavily involved in the Ride Aligned, this was his response;

    "See sizing chart from Norco's website.* A significant amount of thought was put into this chart from a development perspective.

    XL Sight will feel similar to current XL Range standing.* XL Sight will feel more upright / hands closer to seat seated than your XL Range.* L is going to be too restricted seated and standing."

    I measured the distance between mid handlebar (at the stem) and mid seatpost, the Sight is 665mm and the Range is 685mm, so the Range is 20mm longer. The reach for Sight is 515mm and the Range is 479mm. So obviously this number mean nothing to me, what I do know is, the Sight feels the same sitting as the Range and feels better standing(the Sight)

    I rode a sz L and it was definitely too cramped for me.

    Hope this is helpful.
    I'm exactly the same height as you. So this is good to know .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graveltattoo View Post
    Store said the same thing to me! So I contacted the guy that's heavily involved in the Ride Aligned, this was his response;

    "See sizing chart from Norco's website.* A significant amount of thought was put into this chart from a development perspective.

    XL Sight will feel similar to current XL Range standing.* XL Sight will feel more upright / hands closer to seat seated than your XL Range.* L is going to be too restricted seated and standing."

    I measured the distance between mid handlebar (at the stem) and mid seatpost, the Sight is 665mm and the Range is 685mm, so the Range is 20mm longer. The reach for Sight is 515mm and the Range is 479mm. So obviously these number mean nothing to me, what I do know is, the Sight feels the same sitting as the Range and feels better standing(the Sight)

    I rode a sz L and it was definitely too cramped for me.
    I think everyone is looking at these long reaches/wheelbase and don't understand the bikes fit as a whole(I certainly don't, but I don't care) The XL feel comfortable and I definitely don't feel stretched out.

    Hope this is helpful.
    Great info.

    I think a lot of people are having a tough time listening to Norcoís RA guide. Iím 5í9Ē and am squarely on a Large which isnít totally crazy but itís hard to let it sink in after looking at the (big) numbers. But if I pull the trigger on one, Iíll follow their lead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KGAmoto View Post
    Great info.

    I think a lot of people are having a tough time listening to Norcoís RA guide. Iím 5í9Ē and am squarely on a Large which isnít totally crazy but itís hard to let it sink in after looking at the (big) numbers. But if I pull the trigger on one, Iíll follow their lead.


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    I am 5'10.5" and ride both 2020 Med Sight and Optic. Both bikes running a 40mm stem. Note, I do have a longer torso than legs (32 inseams).

    I am an a gravity rider and personally think the larges would be too long for my riding style.
    Ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCLINDER View Post
    I am 5'10.5" and ride both 2020 Med Sight and Optic. Both bikes running a 40mm stem. Note, I do have a longer torso than legs (32 inseams).

    I am an a gravity rider and personally think the larges would be too long for my riding style.
    Looking at the size chart it has you at large(middle+ spectrum). Your knees must come very close to your handlebars with you're seated.

    I have a 33" inseam at 6'1". So I have longer torso to. I'm riding Fromme and Seymour(North Shore)mostly, what do you consider a "Gravity rider"? I can't see how that changes on riding a smaller frame, unless you want something you can throw around easier.

    Did you demo a large?

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    I suggest to take into account the wheelbase and also if you ride mostly very fast trails. At some point, a very long bike can be slower/less fun for your everyday trails. Take a look at the tall enduro proriders of specialized (https://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/feat...1880/sspomer,2), even if they are 6'4'' and 6'3'' tall, they choose the S4 size (even if theyre a S5...). Personnaly I am 6'1'' and have the A1 large and the cockpit is not too cramped when seated and spot on for me when descending. Sure, if your are not 'gravity oriented', I suggest the Optic (more fun on flat/climbs and best price for the same components).

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    Using pro riders size choices is a little like using their suspension settings. Maybe a good idea for some, likely not for most. Pro riders have a considerable skill advantage over most of us and need less stability out of their bikes. Iím not saying everyone needs to be on a bigger bike, but I think there are better metrics than what pros are riding to make that decision. Plus, my experience gives me high confidence that Norco knows what theyíre doing in their chart and RA settings, in most scenarios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonTremblay View Post
    I suggest to take into account the wheelbase and also if you ride mostly very fast trails. At some point, a very long bike can be slower/less fun for your everyday trails. Take a look at the tall enduro proriders of specialized (https://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/feat...1880/sspomer,2), even if they are 6'4'' and 6'3'' tall, they choose the S4 size (even if theyre a S5...). Personnaly I am 6'1'' and have the A1 large and the cockpit is not too cramped when seated and spot on for me when descending. Sure, if your are not 'gravity oriented', I suggest the Optic (more fun on flat/climbs and best price for the same components).
    I find it odd that the 6'4" and the 5'11" are both on the S4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kragu View Post
    Using pro riders size choices is a little like using their suspension settings. Maybe a good idea for some, likely not for most. Pro riders have a considerable skill advantage over most of us and need less stability out of their bikes. Iím not saying everyone needs to be on a bigger bike, but I think there are better metrics than what pros are riding to make that decision. Plus, my experience gives me high confidence that Norco knows what theyíre doing in their chart and RA settings, in most scenarios.
    Agreed! Their engineers and RA specialist knows way more than I care to ever know.

    I let a shop talk me into get a Norco Range SZ large a couple years ago. It was too small and I had the additional expense of getting an XL frame. I trust Norco size chart.
    With progression come change, and using logic from previous Geo's is irrelevant.

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