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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


    http://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires/...et-886769.html

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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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    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??

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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.

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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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    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

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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.

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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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    Most/many companies do not cover crashes for warranties.

    Sorry, I didn't weigh it jimmybjj. I would guess about 25-26lbs, seems pretty light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sounders FC View Post
    Most/many companies do not cover crashes for warranties.

    Sorry, I didn't weigh it jimmybjj. I would guess about 25-26lbs, seems pretty light.
    I understood that on the warranty page. some companies will sell the original owner a discounted frame replacement (cost + 10% or similar) if its trashed in a crash. That is not part of the warranty-replacement. Devinci comes to mind. I was wondering if Norco had a similar policy, but it doesn't sound like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hophead1 View Post
    I understood that on the warranty page. some companies will sell the original owner a discounted frame replacement (cost + 10% or similar) if its trashed in a crash. That is not part of the warranty-replacement. Devinci comes to mind. I was wondering if Norco had a similar policy, but it doesn't sound like it.
    You are absolutely right. While the big boys do not offer crash discounts (Trek, Spec), most of the premium small guys do - Pivot, Turner, Intense, Devinci, etc. I would hope that Norco would do the same, but there is no guarantee.

    Lots of good options out there too, I rode the Troy and M6 and thought both bikes were pretty amazing. I've never tangled with Norco customer service, but many shops report mixed reviews.

    FWIW, I love my Sight.

    Happy trails!

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    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??-photo-1.jpg I finally got my 7.1 on monday! I rode out on it yesterday and had a blast. Only thing at this stage I may change out is for a shorter stem and possibly a beefier 2.35 or 2.4 tire up front.

    Down the road I could see blinging it out a bit more with some chromag bars... maybe go tubeless wheels and switch out for some XT breaks with ice tech rotors... Although at this point I feel after dropping as much money as I did on this bike I really don't want to dump anymore money into it right now.

    She does rides like butter tho. xo1 1x11 is a dream! I was a little nervous at first about climbing because everyone had hyped it up that I'd have to be in stellar shape to rock the 1x11 but I cleared every steep climb I came across yesterday with no problems. Shifting was smooth, super quiet, and fun! I did have a few problems with getting the pedals on the cranks at first at the LBS when she came out of the box. My dude helped sort it out tho.

    I experimented a bit with having it in trail mode vs descend in the rear shock while climbing too... I could feel no bob whatsoever when it was fully open and climbing. Plus climbing up the chunkier rooty/rocky sections with it fully open really boosted traction on the way up.

    Descending was pure awesomeness! Coming from a 1996 Marin Palisades Trail hard tail with 100mm of travel to a 140mm trail slayer is some next level ish! I'm sure if I threw a pike on it would be even more plush but for most of what I ride locally a pike is totally overkill.

    Anyways, Im totally amped on it and it was well worth the wait. In retrospect I probably would have been just fine with the 7.2 spec and could have gotten it sooner and just made some upgrades on my own... but now that I have it, can ride and don't need to updgrade it really, I'm pretty stoked.https://ficdn.mtbr.com/images/smilie...s/thumbsup.gif

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    Wow, love the color Dirt Gnome! Congrats on Shreddy Krueger, she looks amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaySpec7 View Post
    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!!
    my local dealer said he cant get any sight's until 2015 model arrives, hopefully august 2014. is there anything you know that i don't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebum View Post
    my local dealer said he cant get any sight's until 2015 model arrives, hopefully august 2014. is there anything you know that i don't?
    Your lbs already has to have one on order. Some of the Sight's have been sitting on a dock in BC due to a trucker's strike that recently settled. LBS's who already had sights on order, should be getting those in the next few weeks.

    There are some around for sure. My LBS has both a M and L 7 1.5 sitting in their shop.

    But, you could wait for the 2015s and sounds they are now coming with Pikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebum View Post
    my local dealer said he cant get any sight's until 2015 model arrives, hopefully august 2014. is there anything you know that i don't?
    Most of the dealers here in CA still have Sights in stock. Not sure if they can order more though...

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    My LBS called and got the same reply as above, no more sights till 2015. Tried looking in PA and OH too. Got the same message.

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    Finally!! Just got it but haven't taken it out for a blast yet. Went with Easton carbon bar, wheel set and tubeless Ikons 2.35 and 2.20. Weight with XTR peddles came in at 26.7Lbs.

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    Sigh(t)...nice to see people getting their rides. I'm still waiting for mine...placed the order in November 2013 - they last said "May"...the wait is brutal.

    I've been biding my time by ordering some upgraded parts (fork, dropper post, wheels) - but now that the weather is nice and the trails are open all I want to do is get out there. I guess that the XL's are the last to be shipped out? Anyone else here get an XL LE FS?

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    Going to start shopping for my sight hopefully in the next month hopefully. Wondering if there's anyone 6'2" with 32 inseam (no shoes) could chime in about riding a large with say a 50 mm stem or shorter. Enjoyed demoing a medium and I rode Bmx for fun up until I drove so kind of like flicking a smaller bike but don't buy bikes often and don't want to make a mistake. Ca single track that has to earn his climbs and occasional romps to lift assist but no crazy stuff as I'm old and slow ;-) Thanks.

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    After 3 months of waiting I've just received mine, here is Slovenia (is not equal Slovakia ).

    My build is Sight 7.2 with white RS Pike DPA (13- 16 cm )and XT brakes and 5 cm Truvativ stem. The bike is awesome, really playfull rocket. Couldn't be more happy. I am comming from custom Ibis MOJO SL and the difference is huge.

    BTW, the Pike DPA is really working well in both positions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMKNTRLS View Post
    Going to start shopping for my sight hopefully in the next month hopefully. Wondering if there's anyone 6'2" with 32 inseam (no shoes) could chime in about riding a large with say a 50 mm stem or shorter. Enjoyed demoing a medium and I rode Bmx for fun up until I drove so kind of like flicking a smaller bike but don't buy bikes often and don't want to make a mistake. Ca single track that has to earn his climbs and occasional romps to lift assist but no crazy stuff as I'm old and slow ;-) Thanks.
    I'm 5'10" and the large felt fine. The 70mm stem caused an elbow issue on the first couple rides due to reach. Just finished a weekend of lifting riding on the 50mm stem and it was awesome.
    I would say the medium is too small for you. The Large with 50mm might be too small but it sounds like it might be more your style.

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    I think you're gonna struggle at 6'2" with a large and a 50mm stem. I'm 6' and am on a large with a 70mm stem, and it feels like a great balance of quick steering, reach, and comfort. Tried a 60, and went back to 70. If you aren't planning on running a bunch of spacers under your stem, you're gonna end up with a big drop from your saddle to bars as well. If your goal is to run a short stem at 6'2, I'd consider an xl. My 2 cents

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    A quick update after taking my 7 1.5 for a rip. For those still waiting and as others have mentioned this bike is worth it. I found it climbed well despite bigger wheels and pulling a slightly taller gear than my Altitude 50. It was as playful in technical areas as bikes with 26" wheels. Point this thing down hill and Wow!! is all I can say,, this bike rips. Not sure how much my wheel set helped vs stock but I've never ridden a bike that glides so effortlessly. last,, the suspension is just like butter,, the best I've ever ridden to the point that the only thing holding my downhill speed back is trusting my tires and lack of talent.

    So hang in there for those of you still waiting,, a permagrin is just around the corner!!! Cheers!!
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    Just a little update. I went up to Downieville last saturday i took the Sight of course. WOW this bike is amazing. I really thought the the fox shock would fall short a little and have issues with the rebound fading on me. surprising enough it performed exceptionally well. Now this make me wonder what sort of improvement it will be once i get the Inline on there. One thing that really stood out to me was the braking traction. This is one thing that is a BIG BIG improvement from my old VPP bike. The bike just stays glued to the ground. When you really put the brakes on and hung your ass over the seat it really hooked up. The guys i was riding with were on the new T275 from intense with CCDA CS, i was able to hang and keep the lead of the pack on my little 140 bike When it came to the couple of climbs the bike did really well.


    Here is a little video of the ride. you can see how well and smooth the bike is through the rough terrain. Sorry about the bad angle. I must have bumped the camera putting my goggles back on.

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    latest iteration - some blue cable housings been on for a few weeks but first pic. this is post-wash after a great day up at Gowdy in WY. Epic singletrack and rock gardens - not to mention sheer beauty if you take a moment and look around. this is THE best bike IVE ever owned. having a blast looking for the bigger rock, harder line, road less traveled - only need to upgrade to new DBInline or Debonair air can and believe it will need nothing more. Current riding weight at 28.01 on lbs scale w pedals. Not bad for my build spec frankly when u consider i "upped" the weight in fork and big tires - highlights being:
    150 Pike
    xx1 cranks and direct mount wolftooth frt/42tGC rr 1x
    I9/Sapim/WTB I23 wheelset
    Maxxis HR2 2.4 frt, DHR2 2.3 rr both are 3C Terra Max EXO
    RaceFace Atlas bars at 760mm
    RaceFace Chester stem 50mm
    2 jagwire blue cable housings
    WTB Volt saddle
    Time Carbon XS pedals (very well used btw)
    all other stock parts
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    Kamper, so what is your height and inseam? I'm 5-9 and I felt in between a medium and a large.

    I see you upgraded your crank to go with the DM ring. A very smart upgrade for Colorado, and a heck of a nice crank! Did you go with a 28T?

    What dropper is that?

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    Smilin or Steve

    a shade under 5' 7" and a 29.5-30 inch inseam. For me the medium w the 50mm stem and wide bars seems to really be a perfect fit.

    Yes - 28t is working perfect for me - as on the real punchy and/ or technical climbs - the combo w 42 leaves me w legs and lungs left to keep churning. when on the 36 ring - working great for most everything else. Maybe if I get in some solid training with less 12 oz curls after - i can go back to 30t, but for now it was the right move.

    that is the stock xfusion hilo w remote - performed flawless thus far. has a slight saddle motion (twisting) but when Im actually riding it - dont notice. thought Id be upgrading but unless it fails I see no reason -

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    Hmmmm - look what I found in the same space a Monarch RT used to reside...

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    No ride as yet - but cant wait to get to one of my all around go to's and will post up a review

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamper11 View Post
    Hmmmm - look what I found in the same space a Monarch RT used to reside...

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    No ride as yet - but cant wait to get to one of my all around go to's and will post up a review
    I wonder how would it perform as I assume it is Med Rebound, Med Compression compared to factory Med Rebound, Low Compression.

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    Finally finished my build:
    Sight 7.2 carbon
    Spank Oozy wheelset
    XT shifters
    XT FD/RD
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    Hans Dampf front tire
    Nobbie Nic rear
    I can't wait to get the first ride on the new wheel set and tires.
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    Dreys- Nice upgrade. Let us know what the difference between RT & the debonair is. That is an upgrade I'm looking at too. Very keen to know your impressions of the shock

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    hbar314 and ptkevin thanks for the input and I certainly understand. Need to try and find a local ride on both to see how they feel. I wish I knew what a proper fit was but certainly don't trust a shop to give me the straight skinny. We'll have to see what's avail I guess and make due and learn from my mistake ;-)

    Darkstar man what a great ride. Definately worthy of that bike. Once it started getting rocky I started to get all xxx but the bike just was so composed. Impressed. Thanks for sharing...

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    First ride review - 17 mile route, 3000 ft climbing, single track (some double as part of loop). Some rocks, steps, ledges, flowy, lots loose etc...

    First pedal out of lot over small rocks told the story - this thing is smooooth like butter! on small bumps they almost disappear and the trail did not radiate through the shock as sharply as the RT. On the bigger rocks/drops going down again - smooth, composed and no bottom out ever. On some techy step ups/square edge (theres a 5 step stair section, all about 12-18 inch height and spaced to barely get rear wheel off last step while pulling up front for next step) - made it ez to get 4 of 5 - last step was spaced to tight to previous. I rode in both open and pedal modes. didnt notice a lot of difference, but on the step ups pedal mode didnt dip as deep into the travel and offered some "platform".

    was only first ride - but just "felt" better - and seemed to finally round out the bike better front to rear IMO.

    Setup: ~28-29% sag.(just shy of the 30% mark on shock tube) - which was a little more air pressure than my riding weight w camelback. rebound - finally settled on 3 clicks from full open for rebound (out of 10 total). Started at 5.

    This is very different from the RT - which was ~27% sag and 20lbs under ride weight to hit that. Also - the rt has 18clicks of rebound adjust and i rode it at 3 from closed for pedal/uphill and 4 on DH. this felt right - otherwise the pogo effect was too much and the RT was always "fast" on rebound speed.

    I hear the 2015 Sight/Range will spec with Pikes/Debonair - not sure at which model/s - but was easy to setup to feel good and really felt balanced against the pike. For those who missed on 14 builds - hold out as new spec will be killer

    IMO - well worth the upgrade over the RT!!

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    Have heard about debonair upgrade. Does anybody know when it will be available?

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    Have my bike for over a month now so figured it was about time to post an update. Got my 7 1.5 down to 26.88 lbs on a serious budget and I'm done for upgrades this season. I had my LBS build me a new wheelset using carbon fiber rims from China (I know, I know)...but so far I'm very happy and only cost me $165 a rim from Light-Bicycle. They have a forum here if you are interested and many people are happy with them. Using DT Champion 2mm spokes, Shimano XT Ice Tech rotors, and Hope Pro Evo2 40T hubs. Initially, tried to keep the Ardent tires that came with the bike, but found that the wire bead cheapies that came with the 7 1.5 just wouldn't hold a seal. Had Stans leaking constantly from the bead so swapped them out for some Nobby Nic tubeless ready Snakeskins and sealed instantly.

    Ditched the front derailer and swapped the rings for a Race Face Narrow Wide 32T. In the back, I threw on a 42T Oneup Component which came with a 16T cassette ring. I swapped the 15T and 17T for the 16T (for smother transitions) and added the 42T. Whole thing shifts pretty well but you can tell that the 16T is not Shimano. Oh yeah, and without the front derailer, I was able to route the Reverb cable through the opening where the derailer cable was routed for a much cleaner look. Was worried about the range but have found that the 1x10 with a range from 11-42 with the 32T in the front is really all I needed and then some.

    So, there it is...from 29.90 lbs to 26.88 including the pedals for about $1000.00 (CDN). I'm done my spending spree for now but my eye for future upgrades may be a Pike (although far down the road because there is nothing wrong with the Fox I have right now) and maybe some carbon bars and a shorter stem.

    Overall, very happy with the bike...performs even better than she looks...and she's a looker.

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    Single up front is the way to go though I have found on really rough stuff the chain still comes off with the narrow wide ring. Which rim did you buy? Their all mountain 30mm or the hookless 35mm super wide. I have ordered the 35mm wide for my sight. Think there's much of a difference to the stock rims?

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    I ordered the 23mm inner (30 outer). Of course there is a huge difference... first of all, they are carbon; stiffer and lighter, which you will notice right away; keep in mind though that I had an entirely new wheelset built, hubs, spoke, rotors and all. The original rims are also very difficult, if not impossible, to convert to tubeless...I didn't even try but there are forums on the topic. Even if you do manage to seat the tire, it is very unreliable. The only downside is..well...they are carbon. If you are gonna smash around in some rocky area, they might get a little scuffed. I think you will be happy with them...and who cares...they are only $165 compared to $800 for name brands.

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    Can you please give me an advice? Have norco sight c 7.2 front rotor 180, rear 160 formula c1 brakes, thinking about to put 180 rear too. What are cons and pros?

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    Always get "advice" from your tech at your local LBS...forums are just for opinions...that's my advice. However, my "opinion" is that there is no point...your stopping power does not come from the rear. Anyhow, how will you even mount the calipers? Why are you looking to do this? If your rear is not locking then maybe you need some adjustments made. Go visit your LBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilyaitin View Post
    Can you please give me an advice? Have norco sight c 7.2 front rotor 180, rear 160 formula c1 brakes, thinking about to put 180 rear too. What are cons and pros?
    Cons: not necessary, extra work, extra adapters, extra weight
    Pros: you get to say you have 180 in the back

    If you have enough stopping power, there is no point in "upgrade".

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreys View Post
    Cons: not necessary, extra work, extra adapters, extra weight
    Pros: you get to say you have 180 in the back

    If you have enough stopping power, there is no point in "upgrade".
    I have 180/160 on my carbon sight (XTR trail) and works perfectly and no regrets. I have 180/180 formulas on another bike and can't really say I can tell you the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilyaitin View Post
    Can you please give me an advice? Have norco sight c 7.2 front rotor 180, rear 160 formula c1 brakes, thinking about to put 180 rear too. What are cons and pros?
    I've been to Blue Mountain in Collingwood Ontario two times riding both intermediate and black diamond downhill runs with the stock 180/160 combo with no problems at all.

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    Thanks for answers...

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    A bigger rotor will give you more stopping power for the same hand force, or the same stopping power with a lighter hand force. It also dissipates heat better so will stay cooler.

    The downsides are the cost and the weight if you don't have any need for it. Larger rotors are also more susceptible to warping or a small warp causing rubbing.

    For a rear brake its usually pretty easy to lock it up so more brake power in the rear isn't usually a big issue.
    If you ride in big mountains and do hour long downhill runs while dragging your brakes, the improved cooling of a large rotor might help with brake fade, but I've done the Monarch Crest trail with 160s and no problems.

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    jeez. 29.9 lbs on a carbon model. just seems like they should be a a pound lighter at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hophead1 View Post
    jeez. 29.9 lbs on a carbon model. just seems like they should be a a pound lighter at least.
    Let's just say the aluminum version would weigh 30.9 lbs. There's your pound.

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    Re: Anyone get their sight carbon yet??

    I had been looking at a Trance or a Bronson, but found a Lbs that happened to have a carbon 7.2 in size XL. Based on all the recent comments about how great a bike this is, and how hard it has been for people to get, I jumped on it. To say it is a beautiful bike is an understatement! I could just sit in the garage and gaze at it for hours. Gonna try it stock with tubeless for a while. First ride on Saturday, can't wait!
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    Don't try to set the stock rims up tubeless. I have heard nothing but bad news and when my LBS tried to set them up they wouldn't hold air for more then a few minutes.

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    Thanks for the heads up... I have read about the issues the Inferno rims have with not being tubeless compatible. The lbs told me they've done several tubeless setups on this bike, and didn't mention any problems, but I didn't ask. I'll as them about the issues people have been having and see what they say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hophead1 View Post
    jeez. 29.9 lbs on a carbon model. just seems like they should be a a pound lighter at least.
    It's a 140 mm travel bike with a reverb dropper post. my 7.1 model is 27.2 lbs with a reverb and pedals. only upgrade I've made is 40mm stem thats only 10 grams lighter than the stock one

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKAndy View Post
    Thanks for the heads up... I have read about the issues the Inferno rims have with not being tubeless compatible. The lbs told me they've done several tubeless setups on this bike, and didn't mention any problems, but I didn't ask. I'll as them about the issues people have been having and see what they say.
    No dramas here setting the Infernos ups tubeless.
    Don't believe all you read in this interwebby thingo

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    I've had my Sight Carbon 7.1 for a few weeks now, so here's my initial review.

    Parts swapped out already:

    1) Wire bead Maxxis Ardents had to go - they were quite skinny and lacking grip on the corners. Replaced with a Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 up front and a Maxxis High Roller II 2.3 on the back.

    2) The stock 90mm Race Face stem was swapped for a 45mm Ritchey Trail stem.

    3) Elixir 7 Trail brakes swapped for X0 Trail brakes.

    4) X1 alloy cranks were swapped for X01 carbon cranks.

    5) Pike Solo Air 150mm fork replaced the stock Revelation.

    6) Ergon grips were swapped for ESI foam grips.

    Bike weighs 12.8kg (28.3lb) with XT pedals. I'm in the process of building up some carbon wheels with Hope hubs so will likely drop a fair bit more weight as those Sun Inferno wheels seem quite heavy.

    It certainly feels different to my old Blur LTc...the Sight suspension keeps the bike a lot more planted than the VPP design on the Blur, which is a great improvement for traction in twisty singletrack. The combination of short stem and longish top tube gives a lot of confidence on technical downhill trails, but I still seem to climb quite well over tech stuff as well.

    The internal cable routing was initially very noisy from the cable housings hitting the frame at the entry points. I ended up wrapping the housings in adhesive velcro at the entry points and the noise has disappeared.

    The headset bearings had rust on them from day one, resulting in a creaking noise. I sanded off the rust and added grease, and everything is OK now.

    A couple of the suspension pivot bolts loosened slightly after the first couple of rides, but seem to have settled now after torquing them back up.

    The Pike fork is excellent, so much so, it seems the Fox rear shock is a bit undergunned, especially off big drops. It seems to really struggle in the mid stroke when consecutive mid sized obstacles are hit in quick succession. I think I'll be upgrading to the Cane Creek DB Inline shock as soon as they become available (I hear they will be the stock shock on the 2015 Sight Carbon).

    Overall, I'm very happy for the purchase. I think Norco have found a niche for a good value carbon 27.5 bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgre_6163 View Post
    No dramas here setting the Infernos ups tubeless.
    Don't believe all you read in this interwebby thingo
    Update: Jeffgre, you were right.... LBS did the tubeless conversion on my Infernos yesterday, and I did the first ride on them today. I took them on a 8 mile ride, up and back, with about 1750 ft elevation gain, then back down. Very technical, lots of big rocks, roots. Downhill was fast, with lots of tight turns, big hits, and one 2 foot dropoff. I'm about 190 lbs, and rode with 29 lbs in each tire, and had no problems. The guys at the LBS said they have done tubeless on almost all of the bikes they've sold with Infernos with no issues. They did say that they used rim tape to build up more of a lip on the rim profile to get it to hold the tire in, and it has been working for them. Might be a little more weight, but I don't want to get a whole new wheelset just yet, so this will work great for me for now. Eventually, I'll get a lighter wheelset when I have a bit more $.

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    What a sight(s) for sore eyes!

    Here's my buddy and I going on a ride.

    We have had ours for a few months!

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMan View Post
    Here's my buddy and I going on a ride.

    We have had ours for a few months!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreys View Post
    Did you guys get "buy one, get one free?"
    He he, I wish!

    We did get a great deal on the bikes and upgrades

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    Anyone running narrow q factor xx1 on theirs? Any clearance issues?

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    Yay, finally got mine!!
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    Wow...a total custom. I like it. How do you find the Oneup 16t with the SRAM cassette? I'm running the Oneup with a Shimano XT cassette and I really notice the 16t is not Shimano. I was considering trying a SRAM cassette.

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    Has anyone managed to weigh a Sight Carbon frame yet?
    Thinking of getting one for my wife but don't want it to be too much heavier than her Pivot Mach 5.7c.
    Not after complete bike weights as so much depends on the spec - just the frame only if anyone happens to know.

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    I happen to have Sight Carbon 7.2 frame for sale (w/ Fox shock).

    Just weighted it for you, with GXP bottom bracket and Syntace X12 rear axle the weight is 6lbs 2oz. I believe if you remove the BB, seat collar, axle, etc.. the weight should be just under 6 lbs.

    PM if you're interested in the frame. I can get you a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreys View Post
    I happen to have Sight Carbon 7.2 frame for sale (w/ Fox shock).

    Just weighted it for you, with GXP bottom bracket and Syntace X12 rear axle the weight is 6lbs 2oz. I believe if you remove the BB, seat collar, axle, etc.. the weight should be just under 6 lbs.

    PM if you're interested in the frame. I can get you a good deal.
    Thanks for the heads-up on the frame that you've got for sale but I see from your profile that you're in the US. I'm in Australia so that could make it a little too awkward.
    Cheers for the info anyway!

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    2.4kg exactly no shock, with syntace axel. What's the mach 5.7c weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHwick View Post
    Thanks for the heads-up on the frame that you've got for sale but I see from your profile that you're in the US. I'm in Australia so that could make it a little too awkward.
    Cheers for the info anyway!
    Honestly you might want to ask him anyway. Before randomly stumbling upon the range I bought, I checked with 6 different dealers in 3 different states here........all with different stories about availability. You'd be surpised at how cheap it is to use our national postal service to ship things overseas. Plus more importantly I've learned over the last 7 months, a norco carbon frame that you know exists, is 10 times more valuable than one that's supposed to be available whenever the hell norco can actually get them.
    STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.

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    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeme View Post
    2.4kg exactly no shock, with syntace axel. What's the mach 5.7c weigh?
    The Mach 5.7c was 2,520g with a Fox CTD, size small (no BB, axle or headset).
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    Hey guys!
    Can an eagle eyed Norco Sight pro help me out?

    Can you tell what size frame this is? I'm buying the bike 'Sight' unseen and I am being told it is a large (which is what I am after), but the gap between the top tube and rear shock looks like an XL, but it could just be the angle of the photo.

    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??-img_8825.jpg

    Thanks!

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    Right.

    I know a good scammer when I talk to one, but they guy I am talking with is the best one yet. He knew everything about the bike, usually they have no idea.
    I also did a search of the above image to see if it came up and it didnt. MTBR just saved my ass big time.

    Unless that german ad stole my sellers photo, but I doubt that

    Either way Trailfox 69 I owe you many beers.......

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    is it size small ? looks good !

    Quote Originally Posted by indebt View Post


    Finally!! Just got it but haven't taken it out for a blast yet. Went with Easton carbon bar, wheel set and tubeless Ikons 2.35 and 2.20. Weight with XTR peddles came in at 26.7Lbs.
    i'm waiting to 7.2 2015 and wondering if size small can fit me well or should i take medium...i'm 171 cm tall
    if you do not have something new to tell
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    I am real close to that height , 29.5" inseam

    I have the medium w a 50mm stem and 760 bars... i feel it fits great

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    I'm 5' 7" on a medium running a 45mm stem 750mm rather flat bar. Fits great

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimooovie View Post
    i'm waiting to 7.2 2015 and wondering if size small can fit me well or should i take medium...i'm 171 cm tall
    I think a med would fit u better as I'm 5'4" riding my small, and your a bit over 5'7". So a medium will be best. You may need to adjust stem size but that's minor.

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    Has anyone put the frame on a scale and can tell the actual weight? and which size?
    (please remember to add which parts are at the frame additionally)

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    Anyone get their sight carbon yet??

    Quote Originally Posted by bansaiman View Post
    Has anyone put the frame on a scale and can tell the actual weight? and which size?
    (please remember to add which parts are at the frame additionally)
    Yep, I built my wife's Sight Carbon 7.1 frame and it was 2,600g in a small size include a RockShox Monarch Debonair (no axle, BB or headset). Built with mainly XX1, 1,550g Roam wheels and a Pike it came to 12kg including pedals (26.4lbs).

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    Had it a year now and just love my sight.
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    another "front range - r" with a Sight C - nice looker and build there Hbar!

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