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    Norco 2020

    Anyone know what's in store for the 2020 lineup? New sight? New range? Or just new colours..?

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    New bike sharing a front triangle with the updated fluid .

    Also all the revolvers are 2020. Hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asunder View Post
    Anyone know what's in store for the 2020 lineup? New sight? New range? Or just new colours..?

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    The Norco guys I talked to wouldn't give specifics, but said there is some pretty good stuff coming down. Not sure if that means new bikes or significant updates.

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    Range and sight need a definite refresh, maybe crankworx Whistler?

    I'm hoping for a long travel, high single pivot 29'er with modern geo

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    I know you guys were looking for new big travel bikes but for those on the other end of things the Norco XC WorldCup team looked to be on new hardtails at Albstadt Germany this weekend!

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    Have Norco dropped the Torrent now? I'd like to see a 29x2.6 hard tail (Fluid 29er)

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    The torrent was effectively dropped in 2018 with only limited model rollover for 2019.

    At one point there were rumors of a steel torrent, but it doesn't look like anything came from that.

    I would hope that the Fluid HT just gets a geometry and rear through axle match to the Fluid FS, or at least do a higher end fluid HT with a rear through axle in the 1 and 2 levels of the bike. I'd understand if they didn't want to update the $1200 Canadian dollar build option.


    I will say this though - another major Canadian player is going to come out with an absolutely bonkers 29x2.6 hardtail sometime over this summer. Think Doctahawk levels of crazy.

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    Does anyone know if there are any online shops that may sell Torrent HT frames online? I'm in NC and would love to find one online or via a dealer willing to ship...many thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-t-g View Post
    At one point there were rumors of a steel torrent, but it doesn't look like anything came from that.

    I would hope that the Fluid HT just gets a geometry and rear through axle match to the Fluid FS, or at least do a higher end fluid HT with a rear through axle in the 1 and 2 levels of the bike. I'd understand if they didn't want to update the $1200 Canadian dollar build option.


    I will say this though - another major Canadian player is going to come out with an absolutely bonkers 29x2.6 hardtail sometime over this summer. Think Doctahawk levels of crazy.

    Can confirm steel Torrent and new Fluid HT frames for 2020
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    I really hope the Fluid HT comes with 29er 2.4/2.6 tyres. 650B+ are too mushy for my trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilgenius View Post
    Can confirm steel Torrent and new Fluid HT frames for 2020
    Can you confirm when we might see them?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilgenius View Post
    Can confirm steel Torrent and new Fluid HT frames for 2020
    I hope they lose the 141 qr.

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    I had asked about when 2020 Sight carbon frames would show up on the builder (since they have limited colours right now). "Couldn't say"

    2019 run is done though (no surprise there).

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    I wouldn't count on anything 2020 showing up for Norco for a long time. Outside of mid-year releases (current Optic, new Revolver) their typical release schedule as far as actual availability is usually November through February.... there were a few lucky folks who got Aurum HSP's in August last year but most were Feb/March/April, for example.

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    I was up in Squamish last week and the Norco was holding an event for dealers that included revealing and riding the new Norco Sight. No pics.

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    I think last week was their internal event? The dealer one is usually mid- to end of August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hambocairns View Post
    Can you confirm when we might see them?!

    2 spec levels. Australian distributor has at least one model coming into stock August 30. The cheaper of the two had a rockshox 35 gold, TRP brakes and Sram SX. Purple colour
    The SeaMonkey has my money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilgenius View Post
    2 spec levels. Australian distributor has at least one model coming into stock August 30. The cheaper of the two had a rockshox 35 gold, TRP brakes and Sram SX. Purple colour
    650b+ again?

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    29er with 650b+ compatibility
    The SeaMonkey has my money!

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    https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/17480754/


    IS this the steel torrent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-t-g View Post
    https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/17480754/


    IS this the steel torrent?
    that's a titanium frame.....doubt is related to Norco

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    Looks like the 2020 Norco Fluid HT is on 99bikes. New frame looks nice. Colors aren't the greatest IMO.



    https://www.99bikes.com.au/norco-flu...l-green-2020-1
    https://www.99bikes.com.au/norco-flu...-sm-red-2020-1
    https://www.99bikes.com.au/norco-flu...sm-blue-2020-1

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    I can't imagine how it was decided that red on red was a nice, eye pleasing colour combo, or how it has been allowed to continue for several model years on a variety of bikes.

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    I was hoping for a 35 Gold + 2.6" tyres - NX Eagle is good in the face of SX Eagle being specced at this range now.

    The Trek Roscoe 8 is great value and it would be the one I'd go for bar the 2.8" tyres that also adorn it.

    The Specialized Fuse is the best fit for me despite being the pricier proposition.

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    Hang on, the image shows 29 x 2.4 tyres... Well it suddenly became a lot more interesting!

    Other highlights include 148mm rear hub and 10mm shorter stem.

    They cheaped out with an SX crank though.

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    Here's a couple pics I found on Facebook of the steel Torrent-
    Norco 2020-image1.jpeg
    Norco 2020-image2.jpeg
    Norco 2020-image3.jpeg
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    Ooh smexy!

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    Few more details on the Torrent HT S1:

    https://bikerumor.com/2019/08/23/cra...rent-hardtail/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamese123 View Post
    Few more details on the Torrent HT S1:

    https://bikerumor.com/2019/08/23/cra...rent-hardtail/
    64 degree HA? I want. I was thinking of building up a Chromag but this seems like an easier option. Loving the look of the bike but not the graphics. Chrome decals? No thanks. It also doesn't look like it has the minimalistic head badge (old school busy one maybe?).

    Wonder what the S2 build is. If it's good enough...

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    Look in the background, pic 2. Hint: Blue/Yellow. I know nothing, other than it doesn't look familiar, and looks slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hambocairns View Post
    Hang on, the image shows 29 x 2.4 tyres... Well it suddenly became a lot more interesting!

    Other highlights include 148mm rear hub and 10mm shorter stem.

    They cheaped out with an SX crank though.
    Have you/anyone found a geometry chart for the 2020 Norco Fluid HT?

    I'm looking to buy a hardtail around this price and right now I'm leaning towards the Specialized Fuse with the Kona Honzo in a close second. I'm really interested to see what other options come available in the next few months.

    I know this thread is suppose to be for Norco, but are there any other hardtails people are looking forward to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-t-g View Post
    I will say this though - another major Canadian player is going to come out with an absolutely bonkers 29x2.6 hardtail sometime over this summer. Think Doctahawk levels of crazy.
    2020 Rocky Mountain Growler?

    What bike are you talking about?

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    Haven't read this thread but I heard a few details about the 2020 Norcos today. Sight - 63.5 degree HTA, 78.5 STA. 160/150. Optic - 66 degree HTA, 78.5 STA. 130/125. Not sure if this is 100% accurate but I suspect it's close. The guy I spoke with was on the road for the last 22 days attending industry launches and he told me that Norco is ON FIRE for 2020.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrmike View Post
    Haven't read this thread but I heard a few details about the 2020 Norcos today. Sight - 63.5 degree HTA, 78.5 STA. 160/150. Optic - 66 degree HTA, 78.5 STA. 130/125. Not sure if this is 100% accurate but I suspect it's close. The guy I spoke with was on the road for the last 22 days attending industry launches and he told me that Norco is ON FIRE for 2020.

    Any idea when those models will be released?

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    2020 Norco Torrent steel seems to be very compelling, very close to pulling the trigger on an RSD Middlechild, but am curious about the Norco as well. Also interested to know if/when this may be released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linden44 View Post
    Any idea when those models will be released?
    I didnít discuss that but I will try to find out today.
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    Mtbr has a bit about 2020 Norco at Crankworx: "Details were admittedly limited, but more info will be released sometime in mid-September when the bikes themselves are in stock and ready to ship."

    https://reviews.mtbr.com/crankworx-b...d-bits-roundup

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    I guess I can wait a few weeks, as I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger. If it's 29" wheels only that will be a deal-breaker for me as I want 27.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by hambocairns View Post
    I really hope the Fluid HT comes with 29er 2.4/2.6 tyres. 650B+ are too mushy for my trails.
    Coming with 2.4" tires. Compatible with 2.6". Basically a hardtail version of the Fluid FS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickerman1 View Post
    I hope they lose the 141 qr.
    Fluid HT is 148x12 now.

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    How about this beast?


    (pic removed due to model not being launched yet )
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeast View Post
    How about this beast?

    Wow thanks for the pictures! Green looks very cool.

    Is that the 2020 Range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro SingleTracks View Post
    Wow thanks for the pictures! Green looks very cool.

    Is that the 2020 Range?
    The inside of the seat stay says Optic. Bike looks great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy R View Post
    The inside of the seat stay says Optic. Bike looks great.
    You are right! It seems to be the Optic.

    Does anyone know the colours of the 2020 Range? I want to buy the frame kit but I donít know whether to wait for the new colours.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro SingleTracks View Post
    You are right! It seems to be the Optic.

    Does anyone know the colours of the 2020 Range? I want to buy the frame kit but I donít know whether to wait for the new colours.

    Thanks!
    I am not sure on the color of the frame kit, but the new aluminum one is up here :
    https://www.99bikes.com.au/norco-ran...ry-blue-2020-1

    And the Range Frame looks unchanged for 2020.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brentos View Post
    Look in the background, pic 2. Hint: Blue/Yellow. I know nothing, other than it doesn't look familiar, and looks slack.
    Ohhh could be the big travel new Range ebike..

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    The new Torrent is beautiful. Sorry Specialized but this will be the one I'm saving up for -

    https://flowmountainbike.com/post-al...e7e682a8245b84

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    If the Torrent 2 wasn't purple I'd consider it

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    They do a frame only option btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrmike View Post
    Haven't read this thread but I heard a few details about the 2020 Norcos today. Sight - 63.5 degree HTA, 78.5 STA. 160/150. Optic - 66 degree HTA, 78.5 STA. 130/125. Not sure if this is 100% accurate but I suspect it's close. The guy I spoke with was on the road for the last 22 days attending industry launches and he told me that Norco is ON FIRE for 2020.
    Any more geo updates on the Optic? Those specs sound awesome... except for that seat angle! 76 - 77 degrees would seem reasonable but 78.5 sounds a bit too intense for a 125mm frame!

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    I wonder who makes their steel tubing (Reynolds, Columbus, Deda, Tange etc)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irck View Post
    Any more geo updates on the Optic? Those specs sound awesome... except for that seat angle! 76 - 77 degrees would seem reasonable but 78.5 sounds a bit too intense for a 125mm frame!
    sta isn't that steep

    Quote Originally Posted by hambocairns View Post
    I wonder who makes their steel tubing (Reynolds, Columbus, Deda, Tange etc)?
    none of those

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomforeal View Post
    sta isn't that steep
    You must be joking? Itís mega steep for a short travel bike. Thatís steeper than a Geometron G13 or a Pole Stamina... both of which have a bit more travel in the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomforeal View Post
    none of those
    Who is it then? Do you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irck View Post
    You must be joking? Itís mega steep for a short travel bike. Thatís steeper than a Geometron G13 or a Pole Stamina... both of which have a bit more travel in the rear.
    i was being literal, not offering an opinion. figure it out

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    Who is it then? Do you know?
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    Finally, modern Youth dual-sus bikes

    The Fluid FS 24" and 20" bikes finally get a 2020 update after several years of the same design, bringing a nice style similar to the adult models. They were shown alongside the

    new Torrent at Crankworx: https://bikerumor.com/2019/08/23/cra...rent-hardtail/

    Either Bikerumour made up the travel numbers or Norco have custom Machete JUNIT forks because Manitou's site doesn't list 130 as an option for 20" fork, nor 140 for the 24" - Factory choices are 100/120 and 100/145 respectively.

    These guys look like the DE/AT distributors and have pages up, with proper marketing collateral photos. The pics mostly match the descriptions .. mostly.
    Fluid 4.1 https://shop.ridesolution.eu/de/norc...-green-20.html 2999 AUD from 27 Sept
    Fluid 4.2 https://shop.ridesolution.eu/en/norc...ey-red-20.html
    Fluid 2.1 https://shop.ridesolution.eu/de/norc...arcoal-20.html 2899 CAD / 2399 USD / Not avail in AU
    Fluid 2.2 https://shop.ridesolution.eu/en/norc...arcoal-20.html 1899 CAD / 1799 USD / 1999 AUD from 16 Oct

    I think the new 20" looks a much better design than old. Only some mild complaints: The old 24" had a 26" fork so I guess that restricted travel at a reasonable stack height - but gave more upgrade/replacement options to choose from. Price has gone up, but at least they're still cheaper than Commencal Meta 20/24 and other boutique alternatives. The 20" could do without a dropper and save a few bucks - perhaps the 26" too?

    Anyone heard other availability dates on these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomforeal View Post
    i was being literal, not offering an opinion. figure it out
    All good. Can you show me another short travel bike that has a 78.5* seat angle?

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    When is Norco updating their site with 2020 models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro SingleTracks View Post
    You are right! It seems to be the Optic.

    Does anyone know the colours of the 2020 Range? I want to buy the frame kit but I donít know whether to wait for the new colours.

    Thanks!
    The C1 Range is bright green/yellow like the new bike pictured a few posts above

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    Quote Originally Posted by irck View Post
    Any more geo updates on the Optic? Those specs sound awesome... except for that seat angle! 76 - 77 degrees would seem reasonable but 78.5 sounds a bit too intense for a 125mm frame!
    Checked out the 2020 Norco book at my dealer and I believe the Optic had a 140mm fork with 125mm rear. I think it was spec'd in 4 different levels, all carbon framed!

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    Do you see the frame only color?


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    Does anybody know news about the 2020iger Sight?
    New geometry?

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    Does anyone know frame weight for the 2020 Torrent?

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    Real Men ride Purple Torrents!

    That is what I like about it!Makes the sissies that think they are "Real Men" cringe and wet themselves!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyjumpy View Post
    Checked out the 2020 Norco book at my dealer and I believe the Optic had a 140mm fork with 125mm rear. I think it was spec'd in 4 different levels, all carbon framed!
    That sounds perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irck View Post
    That sounds perfect.
    https://www.bicycle-centre.com.au/products/NOBI20C829

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    Thanks man!!
    Geo is on point!


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    Cheers mate. Glad that it doesnít have that 78.5* seat angle predicted a few posts back.

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    Does anybody know news about the 2020iger Sight?
    New geometry?

    I'd be very interested to hear something on the new Sight as well. Getting ready to purchase the new Hightower (replacing my 2014 Sight) and would like to see what Norco has in store first but the season is nearing the end and I'm getting impatient.

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    Absolutely no reviews on the new steel Torrent bar a couple of Australian online sites. They're not even on the site!

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    Would appear that this link no longer works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzlucas View Post
    I'd be very interested to hear something on the new Sight as well. Getting ready to purchase the new Hightower (replacing my 2014 Sight) and would like to see what Norco has in store first but the season is nearing the end and I'm getting impatient.
    Iíve ridden both......definitely wait for the Sight! Itís out soon!

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    Hopefully some reviews (especially Torrent HT) come out soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeast View Post
    Iíve ridden both......definitely wait for the Sight! Itís out soon!
    Ha. Yeah. I hope the marketing is as good as the bike.

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    I was in my LBS on Friday and he said new Norco models are currently embargoed, but are due for release really soon

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    Looks like the new Range to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kramerica5000 View Post
    That's the new Sight

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeast View Post
    That's the new Sight
    You think? Could be, but I saw the same bike in the PB video they posted, and it looked hella slack and long. Either way it looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kramerica5000 View Post
    You think? Could be, but I saw the same bike in the PB video they posted, and it looked hella slack and long. Either way it looks great.
    I know..... there were plenty of spies at the EWS this weekend

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    I was in my LBS on Friday and he said new Norco models are currently embargoed, but are due for release really soon
    Did he give you a rough idea of the date? (Other than really soon haha.)

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    Apart from all the SRAM shit that will doubtlessly be hanging off the frames, Norco hit it straight out of the park for 2020. I was told this by more than one industry guy attending trade shows of all the big players. Anyone who saw them said that Norco is going to blow people straight away in 2020. I guess we are seeing that in the posts above. On. Fire.
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    2020 Range is up on the website. Looks like no changes from 2019.

    https://www.norco.com/bikes/2020/mou.../range-carbon/

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    Quote Originally Posted by irck View Post
    Did he give you a rough idea of the date? (Other than really soon haha.)
    I heard next month

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrmike View Post
    Apart from all the SRAM shit that will doubtlessly be hanging off the frames, Norco hit it straight out of the park for 2020. I was told this by more than one industry guy attending trade shows of all the big players. Anyone who saw them said that Norco is going to blow people straight away in 2020. I guess we are seeing that in the posts above. On. Fire.
    I realized that Norco's parent company also distributes SRAM in Canada, so I guess that's why their almost fully SRAM.........However, there is 1 completely badass new release coming with full Shimano drivetrain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by live2play View Post
    2020 Range is up on the website. Looks like no changes from 2019.

    https://www.norco.com/bikes/2020/mou.../range-carbon/
    Only 2 models, 1 carbon and 1 alu.......I assume because of the updated 2020 Sight, which is gonna take many former Range customers

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeast View Post
    I realized that Norco's parent company also distributes SRAM in Canada, so I guess that's why their almost fully SRAM.........However, there is 1 completely badass new release coming with full Shimano drivetrain!
    Thanks. Do you know if that release will be coming with Fox as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrmike View Post
    Thanks. Do you know if that release will be coming with Fox as well?
    As I understand, there are no models with Fox suspension coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeast View Post
    As I understand, there are no models with Fox suspension coming
    Yeah. Thatís what I suspected.

    I am a Shimano and Fox guy until I have reason to switch.

    That said, the 2020 Norcos are hot AF. May be their best production year overall in recent times.
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    That range looks sick af! Also heard through the grapevine that the new 2020 Norco Optic will be a 140/125mm 29er and the stylings of the frame looks like the 2019 Fluid... Was sent a link to an australian site which had some details but that page was taken down. The purple paint job looked amazeballs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive View Post
    That range looks sick af! Also heard through the grapevine that the new 2020 Norco Optic will be a 140/125mm 29er and the stylings of the frame looks like the 2019 Fluid... Was sent a link to an australian site which had some details but that page was taken down. The purple paint job looked amazeballs!
    140/125 sounds more like the 29er sight?

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    My local dealer told me that the "all new" Sight 29er will have 140/150 travel.

    But I'm getting nervous waiting for it jajaja!

    Does any one know aprox month for the new Sight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper79 View Post
    140/125 sounds more like the 29er sight?
    Nope... pretty sure it was a 29er Optic. The frame stylings seriously looks like a Fluid but is carbon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noremac11 View Post
    Does anyone know frame weight for the 2020 Torrent?
    Large is 7.2 lb.

    The purple Torrent HT S2 model (size large) weighs about 35 lb according to my LBS. The shop owner said they come with some pretty thick plus size tubes in them and figures you could drop 2 lb just changing to tubeless. The aggressive Maxxis Assegai tires also add a couple lb compared to lighter trail tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper79 View Post
    140/125 sounds more like the 29er sight?
    2019 Sight 29er is 150f/130r.. I really doubt they reduced travel for 2020, especially if it's supposed to be eating the Range's lunch.

    If they went bigger on the fork I hope they steepened the seat tube. Heck they should make it steeper regardless. 2019 was just an over-forked 2018 (HA was slacker, but so was the SA).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrmike View Post
    Apart from all the SRAM shit that will doubtlessly be hanging off the frames, Norco hit it straight out of the park for 2020. I was told this by more than one industry guy attending trade shows of all the big players. Anyone who saw them said that Norco is going to blow people straight away in 2020. I guess we are seeing that in the posts above. On. Fire.
    The 2020 Fluids FS1 is all Shimano. BR-M420 brakes and XT/SLX 12 speed drive train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eh steve View Post
    2019 Sight 29er is 150f/130r.. I really doubt they reduced travel for 2020, especially if it's supposed to be eating the Range's lunch.

    If they went bigger on the fork I hope they steepened the seat tube. Heck they should make it steeper regardless. 2019 was just an over-forked 2018 (HA was slacker, but so was the SA).
    I'm hearing the sight will be a 160 front 150 rear, maybe the next range will be like rocky mountain slayer, 180ish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookstar View Post
    I'm hearing the sight will be a 160 front 150 rear, maybe the next range will be like rocky mountain slayer, 180ish?
    So the 2021 Range? 2020 range has already been released and it's same travel as last year. Range does have a coil shock though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eh steve View Post
    So the 2021 Range? 2020 range has already been released and it's same travel as last year. Range does have a coil shock though.
    Yeah the next generation range, probably 2021

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    I wrote to Norco and asked them when they will launch the "all new" Sight. They told me "later this year". So I guess it will be before 31st December...

    Getting nervous about it jajaja. 150r/160f is my ideal travel

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    Me too, the new enduro bikes are getting BIG! I heard the sight is going to be super slack too, like 63.5 HT. Almost like its taking after the Stumpjumper evo

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    The dealers know what's up but obviously have to keep their mouths shut until official the official release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eh steve View Post
    The dealers know what's up but obviously have to keep their mouths shut until official the official release.

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    Lol, it's just a pic I grabbed off a shop's instagram.

    They also posted some blurry shots of pages, but they are sufficiently worthless so that they can't get in trouble.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B22z5xYF...d=8p8iyyt9g657

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    Second picture in on Bike Mag Instagram for 2020 Bible of Bikes looks to be the new Optic. Iím just guessing based on it running a Pike and from what my LBS has hinted at as far as colorways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hambocairns View Post
    Who is it then? Do you know?
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    Does any one know if the Sight 2020 will be available in 29'' for size S?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro SingleTracks View Post
    Does any one know if the Sight 2020 will be available in 29'' for size S?

    Thanks!
    Dunno about the Sight but the Optic comes in a small 29.

    Wish theyíd hurry up and release these new models...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro SingleTracks View Post
    Does any one know if the Sight 2020 will be available in 29'' for size S?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by irck View Post
    Dunno about the Sight but the Optic comes in a small 29.

    Wish theyíd hurry up and release these new models...
    I think itís this month......but already feels a bit late due to how other brands have moved (SC, Trek, Kona etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeast View Post
    I think itís this month......but already feels a bit late due to how other brands have moved (SC, Trek, Kona etc)
    Especially considering that they dropped the 2020 Revolver in June or something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by irck View Post
    Especially considering that they dropped the 2020 Revolver in June or something...
    Yes, I feel the same. At least they are loosing the opportunity to include Norco's trail bikes in the typical YouTube videos-test of the 5 best trail bikes of 2020 (I've seen 2 of these videos this week...).

    Hope they will release the new Sight very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro SingleTracks View Post
    Yes, I feel the same. At least they are loosing the opportunity to include Norco's trail bikes in the typical YouTube videos-test of the 5 best trail bikes of 2020 (I've seen 2 of these videos this week...).

    Hope they will release the new Sight very soon.
    Yesterday the Norco Instagram page had a quick clip of a silver bike with an upside down piggy bag shock and said October 15th #2020 but they took the post down today

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    Looks like Oct 15th is D-Day (on Instagram again)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeast View Post
    Looks like Oct 15th is D-Day (on Instagram again)
    Seems like the new Sight with a Fox 36...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B3acQWbgk3X/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro SingleTracks View Post
    Seems like the new Sight with a Fox 36...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B3acQWbgk3X/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
    Heís sponsored by Fox, so donít necessarily expect the same when launched (was the same when Jill Kintner launched the Fluid, which had Rockshox from Norco but she rode it with Fox)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeast View Post
    Heís sponsored by Fox, so donít necessarily expect the same when launched (was the same when Jill Kintner launched the Fluid, which had Rockshox from Norco but she rode it with Fox)
    Ah OK, good point!

    But Fox 36 fits better with the Sight than the Optic, and this is way I guess it may be the new Sight...

    We will know next Tuesday -

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    The link that was posted earlier in this thread (dead now) showed the Optics being specced with Pikes. The C1 and C3 at least...

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    New sight seen at ROC D.AZUR race, south of france, viewed 29 carbon model size L .
    Sopry no way to upload pics from my ipad..😕

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    Friend has just ordered a 2020 Optic C1. Can confirm they come 140mm RockShox Pike Ultimate and 125mm Super Deluxe Ultimate on the rear. XTR 12 speed drivetrain and brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deleted content View Post
    Friend has just ordered a 2020 Optic C1. Can confirm they come 140mm RockShox Pike Ultimate and 125mm Super Deluxe Ultimate on the rear. XTR 12 speed drivetrain and brakes.
    Do you know if itís a Super Deluxe Ultimate or is it Super Deluxe Ultimate DH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irck View Post
    Do you know if itís a Super Deluxe Ultimate or is it Super Deluxe Ultimate DH?
    It's the Super Deluxe Ultimate DH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deleted content View Post
    It's the Super Deluxe Ultimate DH.
    Interesting theyíd chose a shock that only has an open setting, considering its orientation. Hopefully thatís an indicator that it pedals really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deleted content View Post
    It's the Super Deluxe Ultimate DH.
    PS - cheers for the specs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by irck View Post
    Interesting theyíd chose a shock that only has an open setting, considering its orientation. Hopefully thatís an indicator that it pedals really well.
    I have ridden it, and it does pedal well, but that was more on a long smooth uphill. I can't really figure out why they chose the DH version however, as surely a lockout or half, would be useful in a variety of circumstances

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeast View Post
    I have ridden it, and it does pedal well, but that was more on a long smooth uphill. I can't really figure out why they chose the DH version however, as surely a lockout or half, would be useful in a variety of circumstances
    Even if they did have a lockout or pedal lever, the way the shock is orientated would make it impossible to flick on the fly without a bar-mounted lever.

    Hopefully theyíve designed in solid enough pedalling support that a bit of low speed compression on the Ultimate DH will be enough to tune out bob without affecting small bump performance too much.

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    Was at the local dealer the other day and they confirmed what's already been said in this thread. 2020 Sight is sliding into the Enduro category, and the Range will be redesigned for 2021 to be more in the Slayer category between Enduro and full DH.

    Don't quote me on these numbers as we were discussing several bikes, but I believe the 2020 Sight was as stated above: 150mm rear and 160mm front travel, 63.5 HTA, 78 STA, reach on the XL was over 510mm I believe. Sorry, don't recall chainstay length or wheelbase. Modern geo for sures!

    They also talked about Norco making more use of the bike builder system like for the 2019 Sight. Essentially you pick your frame, suspension package, groupset and wheelset separately, have it shipped to your local dealer and they set it up.

    As a lanky dude, I am pretty keen to try the new geo. Have a feeling this will be my new bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by percivilla View Post
    Was at the local dealer the other day and they confirmed what's already been said in this thread. 2020 Sight is sliding into the Enduro category, and the Range will be redesigned for 2021 to be more in the Slayer category between Enduro and full DH.

    Don't quote me on these numbers as we were discussing several bikes, but I believe the 2020 Sight was as stated above: 150mm rear and 160mm front travel, 63.5 HTA, 78 STA, reach on the XL was over 510mm I believe. Sorry, don't recall chainstay length or wheelbase. Modern geo for sures!

    They also talked about Norco making more use of the bike builder system like for the 2019 Sight. Essentially you pick your frame, suspension package, groupset and wheelset separately, have it shipped to your local dealer and they set it up.

    As a lanky dude, I am pretty keen to try the new geo. Have a feeling this will be my new bike.

    No "frame only" option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinboyer View Post
    No "frame only" option?
    Definitely not suggesting that there wasn't, just saying that the guy I talked to mentioned that there would be multiple options on how you can spec a complete bike. Sram vs Shimano, Fox vs Rockshox, wheelsets etc...

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    There's going to be more frame only options than ever before. Don't get upset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeast View Post
    I have ridden it, and it does pedal well, but that was more on a long smooth uphill. I can't really figure out why they chose the DH version however, as surely a lockout or half, would be useful in a variety of circumstances
    How was the sizing compared to the current bikes? I am 5í10 and had a 17 Sight and have a 19 Range both in medium. Truth be told, for my riding style, I should have been on a large on those bikes. I know the new Norco have reaches of 450 medium and 480 for large. Just curious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy R View Post
    How was the sizing compared to the current bikes? I am 5í10 and had a 17 Sight and have a 19 Range both in medium. Truth be told, for my riding style, I should have been on a large on those bikes. I know the new Norco have reaches of 450 medium and 480 for large. Just curious.


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    I'd say not a huge amount has changed......I'm 5,7 and on a Medium, I'd say you're right in between M & L, maybe even a tad more towards L. A friend of mine is your height and happy on a Medium however. It's personal preference imo

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    What's a Pike Select fork?

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    Ainch, they launched the Optic today... still waiting for the new Sight.

    Does any one have any idea of approx date for the launch of the Sight?

    Thanks!

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    Doh, I know the Optic is being released today, but there is a big banner ad on Pinkbike for the new Optic and when you click on it, it leads back to Norco.com where it says the Optic is not available in your area. 🤦*♂️
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy R View Post
    Doh, I know the Optic is being released today, but there is a big banner ad on Pinkbike for the new Optic and when you click on it, it leads back to Norco.com where it says the Optic is not available in your area. 臘*♂️
    Hah, just got the same thing. I'm going to assume it's a roll out hiccup, but you'd think they'd make sure the bike was available in the country the company is based in before slapping banner ads up...

    It's only 8:00am at Norco HQ, we'll just have to be patient.


    I hope the sight is rolling out today as well. That's the one I really want to see.

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    My local bike shop told me November! I hope thats not true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooken View Post
    My local bike shop told me November! I hope thats not true
    For the Sight? That's brutal. There must have been a manufacturing delay or something. They'll have basically missed all the 2020 bike shootouts.

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    Pinkbike Norco's 2020 Optic First Look

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro SingleTracks View Post
    Ainch, they launched the Optic today... still waiting for the new Sight.

    Does any one have any idea of approx date for the launch of the Sight?

    Thanks!
    End of October according to my local shop.

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    Norco 2020-f99b002e-3c5b-4b0c-88d3-ceb17091088b.jpg showed this weekend at roc díazur

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    Quote Originally Posted by be-late View Post
    showed this weekend at roc díazur
    Beauty! Thanks for posting that!

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    Have y'all seen the price points on the new Optic (U.S. prices) $2300 for a carbon frame and complete bikes starting at $3600? That's a great deal, even by direct order standards.

    https://www.norco.com/bikes/2020/mou...-carbon-frame/

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    New Revolver HT is up on the site.

    https://www.norco.com/bikes/2020/mou...ver-ht-carbon/

    Geo is similar to the Revolver.
    Available w/ 100mm or 120mm fork
    1100g frame weight.
    Tire clearance up to 2.35.

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    Man, 3k CAD for a carbon bike. I know you'll basically need a drivetrain pretty fast but that shit's still whack.

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    New Optic is really cool, would love to ride one. But no alloy version means I'm out. Wish there was a budget metal version, and the Fluid just isn't the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richulr View Post
    New Optic is really cool, would love to ride one. But no alloy version means I'm out. Wish there was a budget metal version, and the Fluid just isn't the same.
    I think they are a good deal and dont need an alloy option. At 3600 US it's only $100 more then an alloy santa cruz bit the norco has better parts and 400 more then an alloy transition that is a couple years old at this point and quite abit heavier.

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    Has anyone else heard the 2021 Range will be high pivot and just wasnt ready to be released this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookstar View Post
    I think they are a good deal and dont need an alloy option. At 3600 US it's only $100 more then an alloy santa cruz bit the norco has better parts and 400 more then an alloy transition that is a couple years old at this point and quite abit heavier.
    Do they list weights for the new Optic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookstar View Post
    Has anyone else heard the 2021 Range will be high pivot and just wasnt ready to be released this year?
    Well, with the Aurum, there is still the regular Aurum and an HSP version. So, if they go that route, they could release a Range HSP anytime it is ready. No need to follow model years really.
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    True, I'm sure its a totally new bike and not just a 2019 with a high pivot

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    Does the new optic Have ISCCG05 tabs on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookstar View Post
    Has anyone else heard the 2021 Range will be high pivot and just wasnt ready to be released this year?
    My assumption was that it would be more or less the same as the Range VLT without the motor and with a 29er version. I would not complain about a high pivot design though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by be-late View Post
    showed this weekend at roc díazur
    Really curious to see where they go with this. Everyone is basically copying Transition SBG (what will Transition do to update their bikes now that everyone is basically caught up? Close the gap to Pole/Geometron?). The Optic is pretty close to a smuggler but with slightly longer reach. As a 6'3.5" tall individual I am not stoked on the ever lower BBs and short cranks on everything these days but I am all for the longer reach and steeper seat tubes. I must applaud Norco for the size specific chainstays also. I think there is room for size specific seat tube angles (like Forbidden). If the new Norco Sight has a reach of at least 520mm in XL with a 78 degree seat tube I'll walk into my local dealer and pre-order one the day they announce it. Interestingly, the Pole Taiga fat bike (released in 2017!) I bought last winter is on point with current full suspension trail geometry (have a look how close the numbers for angles and reach are to the Optic). It takes fat biking to a whole new level and allows me to run it as a hard trail 29+ XC/trail bike in summer when the climbing makes the Sentinel less appealing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGenErik1 View Post
    Do they list weights for the new Optic?
    No, but a review site had the XL C2 at 13.6kg.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclotoine View Post
    If the new Norco Sight has a reach of at least 520mm in XL with a 78 degree seat tube I'll walk into my local dealer and pre-order one the day they announce it.
    My memory of the numbers quoted by the guy I talked to may be a bit hazy, but I'm pretty sure the STA was 78 and the reach was in that range. May have been 518mm. I'm 6'4" with a good bit of that as torso, so I'm with you, I'll likely be on this bike this year.

    Also, couldn't agree more on the chainstays. Been popping wheelies climbing for too long.

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    These bikes look awesome, but I am a bit skeptical about fit for me. I am just over 6í1, norco recommends an xl. I am finding it hard to comprehend how 510 reach and 1275 wb is a good fit!

    I am currently on a 2018 sight size large, which admittedly feels too short, especially at high speed. I love the capability of my sight and this new optic looks like it would be a good replacement as a do it all single bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGR01 View Post
    These bikes look awesome, but I am a bit skeptical about fit for me. I am just over 6í1, norco recommends an xl. I am finding it hard to comprehend how 510 reach and 1275 wb is a good fit!

    I am currently on a 2018 sight size large, which admittedly feels too short, especially at high speed. I love the capability of my sight and this new optic looks like it would be a good replacement as a do it all single bike.
    I agree. Norco recommends a medium for my wife, but that bike is quite abit bigger then my large 2016 Range

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookstar View Post
    I think they are a good deal and dont need an alloy option. At 3600 US it's only $100 more then an alloy santa cruz bit the norco has better parts and 400 more then an alloy transition that is a couple years old at this point and quite abit heavier.
    Optic looks like a real trail shredder! At least the rider in the video can shred!👍😎
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    im not completely sold on the newer trend of 20ish mm travel less in the rear. Its the main reason i got rid of my v1 smuggler, rear would run out of travel. Anyone feel the same? I guess i need to ride some of these new bikes.

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    One question: once Norco launches a new bike, how long does it take to receive it in our local shops?

    I'm quite surprised that Norco launches so late its 2020 models...

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    This one i have seen is not an OPTIC but a SIGHT ( see the lyrik ), i dont know when it will be officialy released, canadian norco represent was not really ę*happy*Ľ that the model was showed to the public, dealer told me it had to be released 3 days later the 15th, but it was the optic seen on mtb site...i dont think this model was a ę*fake*Ľ OPTIC with sight labelling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGR01 View Post
    These bikes look awesome, but I am a bit skeptical about fit for me. I am just over 6í1, norco recommends an xl. I am finding it hard to comprehend how 510 reach and 1275 wb is a good fit!

    I am currently on a 2018 sight size large, which admittedly feels too short, especially at high speed. I love the capability of my sight and this new optic looks like it would be a good replacement as a do it all single bike.
    Compare the effective top tube. Reach is a great indicator of front center and longer reach bikes require an adjustment to riding style. You have to get used to standing more centered on the bike, but this rewards you. The effective top tube will be what determines your seated position.

    I'm currently on an XXL Transition sentinel with a 515mm reach but the effective top tube is 666mm. My previous bike was a Rocky Mountain Instinct with 487mm of reach and ETT of 655. On the rocky I was running a 60mm stem and the sentinel has a 50mm stem because I do lots of climbing on it. That means my horizontal saddle to bar distance is nearly the same, but these bikes couldn't be more different. The sentinel is an absolute downhill slayer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro SingleTracks View Post
    One question: once Norco launches a new bike, how long does it take to receive it in our local shops?

    I'm quite surprised that Norco launches so late its 2020 models...
    Norco website says delivery in November if you click on a size.

    I do wish they would let us know when to expect the Sight release!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kabaroo View Post
    im not completely sold on the newer trend of 20ish mm travel less in the rear. Its the main reason i got rid of my v1 smuggler, rear would run out of travel. Anyone feel the same? I guess i need to ride some of these new bikes.
    This has been a bit of a common complaint from transition riders on all the SBG bikes. I think that we'll see a slightly more progressive leverage curve when they update their bikes. I'm actually going to run my Lyric at 150mm on my sentinel to steepen the seattube and get more weight on the front to improve technical climbing. I doubt I'll lose much descending prowess because the bike has gobs of it already. Hopefully this change will also mean a more balanced use of travel as I seem to also more easily gobble up the rear than the front. Part of it is that on the big frames the chainstays are too short and the ride isn't as balanced as it could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclotoine View Post
    Compare the effective top tube. Reach is a great indicator of front center and longer reach bikes require an adjustment to riding style. You have to get used to standing more centered on the bike, but this rewards you. The effective top tube will be what determines your seated position
    thanks for the tip, so comparing htt length from 2018 sight to 2020 optic in xl size the optic is only 7mm longer. Given the 10mm shorter stem and the slacker head angle of the new optic the seated position may actually be a bit shorter than the old sight. So that should be fine.

    so that just leaves me guessing about how the reach would suit my size in descending position. I had a long ride on a giant reign 29er recently with 495 reach. It took some getting used to to stop the front wheel sliding out but I got there....could I handle a further 15mm...not sure.. there seems to be such a big gap between large and xl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irck View Post
    Interesting theyíd chose a shock that only has an open setting, considering its orientation. Hopefully thatís an indicator that it pedals really well.
    the shock is an interesting spec -- but the bike pedals ridiculously well without any assistance. there must be a ton of antisquat built in because the thing just goes when you get on the gas -- but somehow there's no feeling of pedal kickback whatsoever. it's uncanny. they may have spec'd the DH to help it get the most out of its 125mm of travel, or to dumby-proof the rear end, or both. whatever the case may be i wouldn't trouble yourself second guessing norco; the bike is dialed

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclotoine View Post
    If the new Norco Sight has a reach of at least 520mm in XL with a 78 degree seat tube I'll walk into my local dealer and pre-order one the day they announce it.
    i would swing a leg over a new sight before you buy. iirc the reach isn't quite that long -- the xl actually felt pretty compact to me, and i'm (only) 6'2"

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    Has anyone ridden any of the Fluid hardtails yet? The geometry looks really good (slack, long and upright seat post).

    My only real reservations are the basic tyres and 160mm rear rotor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomforeal View Post
    the shock is an interesting spec -- but the bike pedals ridiculously well without any assistance. there must be a ton of antisquat built in because the thing just goes when you get on the gas -- but somehow there's no feeling of pedal kickback whatsoever. it's uncanny. they may have spec'd the DH to help it get the most out of its 125mm of travel, or to dumby-proof the rear end, or both. whatever the case may be i wouldn't trouble yourself second guessing norco; the bike is dialed
    Sounds rad.

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    No, but those things you mention are super simple to swap out anyway......

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    Quote Originally Posted by percivilla View Post
    Beauty! Thanks for posting that!
    Norco 2020-screenshot_20191026-094125_instagram.jpg

    Doesn't give to much away but in a different post he had a pic and you could see it was the Lyrik ultimate, so I'm guessing this is probably the colour for the C1 version. I heard it could be out November 1st

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    Yes you are right. The C3 is the blue gray colour that was posted earlier and the c2 is not a very nice colour :/ local bike shop told me the bike is going to be released on the 31st of October

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    Is there going to be a aluminium model?

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    Yeah there are alloy models. The alloy bikes will be available first. I think there is a hold up with the carbon models because some wont be available till the new year, well thatís for over here in Aus anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjames88 View Post
    Yes you are right. The C3 is the blue gray colour that was posted earlier and the c2 is not a very nice colour :/ local bike shop told me the bike is going to be released on the 31st of October
    That suck, I like the blue / grey and dont mind the maroon, but I'll probably end up getting th C2. Hopefully its not to bad, but they might be, if I was buying an Optic I would get want a womans C2 haha

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    Haha yeah I know. The optic colours are better for me personally. The C2 is my pick as well but I really donít like the colour. I hope there is a frame only option because I would prefer shimano fox build.

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    How do the alloy models look?

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    Not sure. Didnít really enquire about them. Find out tomorrow I guess

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    Nice video-promo for the 2020 Sight:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0t-myDnZgE

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    Saw the new sight in the flesh today when I was dropping of my 2019 for some work. NICEEEEE

    $5500 CAD for the A1, but it's definitely a step up from the 2019 model (in parts let alone ability).

    That being said, depending on what you ride I'd be kind of split between the new sight and the c2 optic. That optic build is awesome.

    If no one has posted pics I can take a few when I go pick up my bike.

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    OMG, they are doing custom alloy builds now too. Drivetrain options are currently limited (X01 or XT/SLX) and no more DVO options, but it's damn cool they are letting you build a custom alloy bike now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eh steve View Post
    OMG, they are doing custom alloy builds now too. Drivetrain options are currently limited (X01 or XT/SLX) and no more DVO options, but it's damn cool they are letting you build a custom alloy bike now.
    Yep, and you can buy the alloy frame only now as well. I love all the changes. My only wish is that they sold the black carbon frame as a frame only too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy R View Post
    Yep, and you can buy the alloy frame only now as well. I love all the changes. My only wish is that they sold the black carbon frame as a frame only too.
    Yeah, that black is nice. It looks so good with the red lyric.

    Well I didn't take pics of the A1. The blue looks better in person than online imho. I don't love it though. I'd like to see the woman's a1 in person. I also want to see the a2 army green in person.

    They have a carbon 2020 (Norco demo bike) but it was out being ridden by an employee.

    I'm still blown away by the custom alloy builds.. I had asked Norco about that in June and received this response:

    We haven't had enough demand for custom alloy frames to warrant going down that road. Our alloy versions are pre-assembeld in factory, whereas our custom Carbon versions have all assembly done by your local retailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eh steve View Post
    Saw the new sight in the flesh today when I was dropping of my 2019 for some work. NICEEEEE

    $5500 CAD for the A1, but it's definitely a step up from the 2019 model (in parts let alone ability).

    That being said, depending on what you ride I'd be kind of split between the new sight and the c2 optic. That optic build is awesome.

    If no one has posted pics I can take a few when I go pick up my bike.

    Its awesome all the options we get with the build but why is it $1500 more then the Optic? You get a rock shox ultimate fork and some XT parts but also some SLX? I wonder where the extra money is going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookstar View Post
    Its awesome all the options we get with the build but why is it $1500 more then the Optic? You get a rock shox ultimate fork and some XT parts but also some SLX? I wonder where the extra money is going?
    I think plenty would pay $1500 for an extra inch!

    The carbon sight frame costs $800 CAD more than the Optic frame. So there's a big chunk of money there. But they saved money on the hubs and drivetrain... I dunno.

    I don't like the Sight C2 build. The A1 build is so much better.

    What replaces the old Sight alloy? The Fluid is lower end builds with less travel (and no frame only option to build with better part) and there is no alloy Optic. Old sight was 150/130, fluid is 130/120 and Optic is 140/125.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eh steve View Post
    I think plenty would pay $1500 for an extra inch!

    The carbon sight frame costs $800 CAD more than the Optic frame. So there's a big chunk of money there. But they saved money on the hubs and drivetrain... I dunno.

    I don't like the Sight C2 build. The A1 build is so much better.

    What replaces the old Sight alloy? The Fluid is lower end builds with less travel (and no frame only option to build with better part) and there is no alloy Optic. Old sight was 150/130, fluid is 130/120 and Optic is 140/125.
    Yeah the A1 is a better build for sure. I heard the carbon medium is 32lbs, so the Al getting close to 34 in a large? I was really excited for this bike but I think its expensive. The giant reign 29 is 5600 (Canadian) and comes with all the good suspension. Maybe even a santa cruz hightower, you get a lyrik select + instead of an ultimate but its 300 cheaper and you get VPP

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    So i looked on the Norco sight and many reviews but i couldn't find mention of Pressfit or threaded BB? anyone know?

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    Carbon Sights are pressfit, no idea on the alloy frames since I haven't seen a decent photo of one yet.

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    Does anyone know the seat post diameter of the new Sight?

    There is no info in Norco's webpage.

    Thanks!!

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    Can't say I'm all that impressed with the Sight prices. Norco has always been a great value. Not seeing that with this bike. It's way more expensive than the Optic with fairly comparable builds. Why is the Sight frame $800 more than the Optic??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro SingleTracks View Post
    Does anyone know the seat post diameter of the new Sight?

    There is no info in Norco's webpage.

    Thanks!!
    34.9mm

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