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    Can you manual your Norco Sight?

    I have an alloy 2014 Sight and been riding it for over a year. I love it. Disclaimer…I am a novice. However, I have always thought that the front end is harder to loft up than I anticipated given the short chain stays.

    I have a question for you..

    I have been trying to practice manuals without success, and am wondering if this bike is more challenging to manual than others?

    Thanks!!

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    Can you manual your Norco Sight?

    Can you manual other bikes?

    I still have issues finding and keeping the balance point for my Sight. But then again it was the same case as my BMX, DJ, 29er, and GT Force.

    I'll try to post a vid when the rain lets off. You should post one too. Let's learn together.

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    I can't manual anything.

    My question is if others think that their Sight is harder to lift the front end (and/or manual) than they had anticipated and versus other bikes.

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    I have no problem lifting the front wheel on my Sight Carbon (with Pike).

    When comparing to other bikes stem length and handlebar height/width need to be taken into consideration.

    If your having problems lifting the front wheel, it's most likely because your bike's cockpit positioning needs to be set up properly.

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    i'm no manual or wheelie king, but i do find it easier to manual or wheelie my fat bike than the sight. but then the fat bike is a hardtail (with front sus). you can manual the norco quite easily it just requires more imput.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i1dry View Post
    If your having problems lifting the front wheel, it's most likely because your bike's cockpit positioning needs to be set up properly.

    I1dry?
    Cockpit is fine. Size M frame. 5'8'' rider with 30 inch inseam, 60mm stem, 10mm spacer, 730mm thomson carbon bar, stock seat centered .

    I've spent my last 6 hours of riding on a Kona process 111. Less effort to wheelie.

    I'm not going to fit my cockpit for ease of manualing at the expense of trail handling. I was just curious as to what others thought. I was surprised at the effort it took to lift the front tire given the bike's geo.

    Thanks for all your input.

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