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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    Anyone own one of these yet? Would like to here some ride reports other than the official reviews that are out.(Not that they aren't helpful and appreciated as well)

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    if you haven't read the 650b All Mountain Bike Shootout thread, francois really likes the bike and gives mini reviews throughout the thread...

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    I would like to own one of these. Looking forward to some more reviews when people actually start getting them and spend some time on them.



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    Got my eye on the sightB too. Never owned a norco, anybody know if you can buy just a frame or do you have to buy a kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big JC View Post
    Got my eye on the sightB too. Never owned a norco, anybody know if you can buy just a frame or do you have to buy a kit?
    Word I got talking with a Norco rep last week was they are not selling frame only options this year

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    I too am keen to hear some ride reports.

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

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

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    i couldn't say if the xl is going to be big enough for you, and i'm certainly very keen to get on one myself. i do know that it has a TTT of 647mm which is excellent and quite large. amongst the longest out there. can't wait to demo both killer b bikes.

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    just coming from Vancouver and their flagship stores. still very few out there, haven't seen an xl yet in any dealer and only 1 sight 1. most out there are 3's but another shipment is on the water at this point.

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    It sounds like there are some out there, but is there an official release date? I'm looking at them too, but no Norco dealer near me.

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    I just got a Frame Set in this past weekend. Now waiting on all the parts to come in for the the build. I will update as it gets built.

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    Pics of the frame? Please.

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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    Just tried to order one in the US and they are sold out until May according to the Norco dealer. The only ones that will be available in May are the 3's. If you're on the fence you better put your orders in now.

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    2013 Norco Sight Killer B

    Here you go:
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    Dang, Cecil! That is so sick. Can't wait to see it built.

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    Damn, that is one sexy looking head tube. How did you go about getting this frame kit? I was under the impression that the frame kit was only available in Canada based what I saw on the Norco website.
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    Myself and my JrX racer that I help support are lucky to be riding for them in 2013.

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

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post
    Anyone riding a B3? Thoughts on the fork? I originally wanted a B2 but I was told the chance of one coming into my dealer was pretty slim. The B3 I ordered won't be here till May, so I am gathering parts to upgrade the B3. What other parts would you upgrade? Right now I have a Fox CTD rear shock, slx brakes, and going to upgrade the drive train to XT/SLX. Any feedback will be much appreciated.
    The Sektor that the 3 comes with is not a bad feeling fork at all - the chassis is essentially a revelation, just slightly different internals. I would probably drop in a revelation or blackbox compression cartride and it would be super sweet:

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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    Thanks 006. Maybe I'll just ride it and make changes later.

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    I was lucky enough to take home a B-3 a few weeks ago and the dealer told me it would be the last one for a while because they were back ordered. Unfortunately I have only been riding twice since I've had it and I'm still dialing everything in. I'll post more about it when I have a few more rides on it.

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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    Yep, I was told the second batch was oversold by 300%. I'm hoping for mine in may.

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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    Thanks zlqo6, can't wait to hear your thoughts.

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

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    Hi, Thraxx congrats on the new ride keep us updated please ,and in the meantime could you post some pictures of your bike Thanks Matt

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

    It's amazing how popular these bikes are but there's little info from actual riders. Maybe they are too busy riding? Bad weather?

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    Here is my 2013 Norco Range B3 for comparison: Norco B3 - Imgur

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    Quote Originally Posted by zk6760 View Post
    Here is my 2013 Norco Range B3 for comparison: Norco B3 - Imgur
    How would you describe the main color of the bike?
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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by zk6760 View Post
    Here is my 2013 Norco Range B3 for comparison: Norco B3 - Imgur
    Is that brushed aluminum and lime green? Are you in the States? Norco's website shows brushed aluminum and orange.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinboyer View Post
    How would you describe the main color of the bike?
    grey or a light pewter

    The website had me thinking it was a light olive green ... until I picked the bike up. An unexpected change, but I like it.

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

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

    I am in the states. The color is silver/grey/pewter and it is finished. Maybe a light polish, but not super shiny.

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    How do you like the X-fusion O2 rear shock?

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    Here you go.

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    As you can see the weather is not that great for riding. Had it out for a few hours today and am very impressed. No noticeable pedal bob in "trail" mode on the rear shock and the shadow plus makes the bike almost totally silent. Can't wait for better weather.

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    I hope to have mine built by next weekend. Have a Fox Float 27.5, DHX Air, Race Face Sixc Cranks and Bars, Race Face Stem, and MRP G3 Mini Guide that should show up next week. Got my Loaded USA 650B wheels (1741 Grams) the other day and have setup the Continental X-Kings tubeless on them.



    More pics to come as the build gets finished.

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

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    anyone know of a shop that has a large? sight or range

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    Try Cartecay Bikes out of Georgia just got a med sight from them on wedseday

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    Right on. Shops around me (very few) are saying Large is looking like all sold out for this year. I jumped on a med. and it felt good but at 6' I really would like to demo the large also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCLINDER View Post
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    What did the frame run you?

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    Hey Cecil, what's the frame weight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeme View Post
    Hey Cecil, what's the frame weight?
    Want to say it was 7.4lbs with shock.

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



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

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeme View Post
    Thanks Cecil. Beautiful build. 7.4lbs that's on the heavy side isnt it? you managed a good total weight though at 28lbs. Do you have a ride review anywhere? I am looking for a bike that will be the only bike in the stable. A mate has a Liteville 301 and has set it up super light so he can ride the epics too. He is not convinced that it will replace the 29er yet but definitely will not need a 26er. What are doing with yours? Is it the only bike you own or do you have other bikes for different types of rides?
    Sorry, I am not the best writer, but this is my first review after only 2 rides:

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

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    Got mine today!!!!!Iron City Bikes in Pittsburgh PA hooked me up after putting down a deposit in Jan 2013. No rides except around the block. Awesome build quality. They claim their all sold out for the year.
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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    I'm waiting on mine from Billy Goat Bikes, should be here next month. The B2 looks awesome!

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    Staz, looks awesome, way better than on the website. And yes, they are completely sold out.

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    [QUOTE=staz;10345799]Got mine today!!!!!Iron City Bikes in Pittsburgh PA hooked me up after putting down a deposit in Jan 2013. No rides except around the block. Awesome build quality. They claim their all sold out for the year.
    I went to Iron City Bikes before I got mine & they said they could only get a frame so I found them at Cartecay Bikes out of Georgia took about 2 weeks to get it & have had it for at least a month now. Where are you? I ride Morraine mostly live in Butler

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    They filled all the orders for the Sight 650B this year. If your shop didn't put in an order, they wont be getting one this year. I've seen a few Sight 650B for sale in shops now.

    Anyway, great to see Norco getting more sales in the states, I really had no idea outside of Washington state that people were into them

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUNKY View Post
    They filled all the orders for the Sight 650B this year. If your shop didn't put in an order, they wont be getting one this year. I've seen a few Sight 650B for sale in shops now.

    Anyway, great to see Norco getting more sales in the states, I really had no idea outside of Washington state that people were into them
    So I should still get mine if I ordered late February/early march?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post
    So I should still get mine if I ordered late February/early march?
    No idea. Your LBS & their distributor should hopefully be filling you in on the status updates by now.

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    I'm south of the city in Washington Co...ride mostly Mingo Creek...South Park and Bavington.
    Glad you snagged a bike.

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    Hi there .I am new to this forum and saw this thread, I just brought this bike over two weeks ago, after testing this, a 2013 specialized stumpy 29, 2012 blur lt, and 2013 rumblefish pro. - all great bikes but the Norco felt right. I have ridden about 175 miles on this bike, so it is early days.
    But thought I would drop a post to let you know.
    This bike is just great, to ride and handle. it is not perfect , but these imperfections do not affect it's primary aim, and that is in my opinion to put a massive smile on your face, have fun, and push yourself harder and faster through I have yet to find it's limits.
    I am not a hardcore ex competition downhill rider, and see myself as a rec mountain biker, who enjoys the downs more than the ups, enjoys short 1-2 hr blasts as well as long all day epics I will have a go at most things within reason.
    Now for the bike, it is the sight killer b 1 with xt throughout in an xl frame, no idea of weight.
    the frame is real solid - totally bomb proof, I have hit flat faces hard on this bike, and it does not flex, it may not be the lightest out here, but I am not that bothered. I have done a couple of rides with 5000ft + elevation and never once wished it was lighter. The chainstay is short compared with some bikes I have ridden (I do not have a vast catalogue like some folk). the short chain stays do make the front end light on very steep climbs in the very lowest gears, some people may prefer a more planted feel, but I like that lightness, helps get wheels up over rocks /obstacles easier, also there seems to be less rear wheel slip if you get out of the saddle.
    Downhill and handling is where this bike hits the sweet spot. it flows over everything, you are not sat on it but in it, for me to get this feel is hard, I am 6ft 4, 205 llbs, it also wants to be ridden at speed and hard. It likes you to shift your weight around on it, like a good 1000cc road superbike, and rewards you if you do. It definitely encourages you to push your limits. - it has not all being perfect, the handlebars at 785mm wide were wider than I had previously used and this resulted in a couple of initial tree hits - I just have to remember to put my hands at the ends, or cut em down a bit, the handlebars that is.

    The rims came stock with the bike - sun Sun Charger Pro, they seem light - have not compared them to others though. and so far have never showed any weakness, very easy to convert to tubeless, the bike came with schwable 2.35 knobby nic snakeskins, so just a case a removing the inner tube, stick in the stans fluid, inflate and off you go, they are running at 26 and 28 psi and never lost a drop.

    - the negatives - the hoses on the handlebars look like spaghetti junction, the slack hose on the dropper post, drops underneath the bike when the seat is down, and could get snagged. this is easily sorted by putting a tight cable tie at the base of the seat post.
    Some nut tends to work loose very easily, if no loc-tight is applied. The rockshox Revelation RCT3 forks do dive a bit if you like to use for front brake a lots, though i think this would improve with a bit more fine turning. the 140mm of front travel will be right 90% of the time but from time to time you wish you had a little more, I can total understand a 160mm build at the front, though I have no intentions of doing this at the moment.

    I have tried to avoid the old debate of 26 vs 27.5 vs 29 wheel size pros and cons , to avoid opening up a giant can of worms, but for me I also have a 29 hardtail, I am not trying to win any races so 27.5 is perfect for fun trail riding, but gives you the feeling whether real or not that you can cover ground when you want too.
    This is a great bike if you just want to get out there push yourself hard, and put massive smiles on your face, oh and if you can get past the hoses on the handlebars it looks pretty good too.

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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    Wahoo! Mine ships next week!

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    you will love it!! - enjoy

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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    Tomorrow is the big day! I can't wait! I'll get some pics up after the build. I was only guaranteed a B3 so I bought some upgrades to get the bike close to the B2 that I really wanted. I ran out of money for a new fork so hopefully the RS Sektor can hold up for a summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post
    I ran out of money for a new fork so hopefully the RS Sektor can hold up for a summer.
    No complaints here so far on the Sektor

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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by synnie View Post
    No complaints here so far on the Sektor
    Good to know synnie, can't wait to ride it! On FedEx truck waiting for delivery.

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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    A quick pic. Bike is at my LBS to have the brake lines cut. I still need to tidy it up a bit when I pick it up tomorrow for the weekend.
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    Im considering of getting myself a Sight Killer B.
    Is there some other differences between frames than color?

    I just can't understand how the Yellow B-1 frameset is more expensive that the whole B-3 bike. Allthough there is that dropper post included and more expensive shock.
    Beside that I already have a quite Yellow bike so the shiny B-3 frame would be nice. I just throw in some nice gear from my shelf, let's say XO/Elixir9/RP23 and the new Pike maybe. And use that B-3 stuff to convert some of my other not so significant bike to 650b

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    Always cheaper to buy whole and swap parts. The only difference I've seen noted between the frames is the B2 (maybe B1) have their rear shock mount welded opposite from the B3. Of course.. the dropper and shock alone are worth what.. $600 more than the B2/B1?

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    And there is always some value in those cheapo parts also. When you replace them you get to put them on some other bike or sell onwards. Maybe not worth much, but hey.
    Sektor is plenty good fork though.

    jdcatnau: Is that L or XL?

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    The frames come with the dropper post, the b3 doesn't have the dropper post

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    Yeah, maybe those come at least close to explaining the pricing for frameset and B3.
    But happy to hear that there is no real difference in frames themselves.
    Might just get myself a B3, strip it almost totally when new, and putting in 2x10 X0 drivetrain, rp23, custom 650b wheels with great Hope's hubs and Rockshox's new Pike fork.

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    Thats what I did & slowly changing it out, already sub 29.5 lbs mainly due to a new wheelset & cassette and where I ride a dropper post would not be much of an advantage. I really like the bike

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    Just got a B2 here in Vermont about 2 weeks ago. I ordered it back in February and was beginning to wonder if I would ever see it. I had a few "plan Bs" in case the Killer B didn't show up. Patience is not my strong point and there were times I debated buying something else. I'm really glad I waited. So far I've been having more fun on this bike than anything else I have owned in 25 years of trail riding. I've come back from every ride grinning from ear to ear. I can't say exactly why the bike rides so well. I'm sure it's combination of everything; wheel size, frame geometry, and longer travel. I've been riding a Norco Faze 2 for two seasons and it's fine bike but the Killer B is way more stable and fun on the rooty rocky trails we have around here. The clutched derailleur and chain guide are amazing, no more chain noise and flawless shifting. I'm looking forward to many more days out on the trail with this bike!

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    And there is always some value in those cheapo parts also. When you replace them you get to put them on some other bike or sell onwards. Maybe not worth much, but hey.
    Sektor is plenty good fork though.

    jdcatnau: Is that L or XL?
    It's a large. I replaced a lot of parts on mine. I REALLY like my bike. I think I need to check oil levels in my fork, it sounds like a boxer sparring with someone when it compresses.

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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    Has anyone tried running the cable to the dropper post like this? I'm a little afraid it might catch some rocks.
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    Shorten the cable so it runs thru the shock mount on the frame before going up the down tube, if you are concerned about the cable length

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    XL's ETT looks massive 647mm! I usually ride L/XL frames, but nothing that long. My current bikes have ETT's around 610mm-630mm.

    What sort of stems are you using with these, and what Norco puts in these when they ship them?

    There is always that Large, put long ETT means I can have zero setback dropperpost and short stem, and that way keeping the center of gravity same and the feeling familiar without going to long overhang XC cabin
    Otherwise the XL is just my size.

    edit. was looking them Range topics, and now wondering how much room there is for longer shock in Sight. Can someone take of the other end of the shock and see what happens when extending the eye-to-eye?
    I have a feeling that the rocker goes over it's designed pivot point as it's already pretty much in line with chainstays as standard.
    Not that it matters, but would be nice to know
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    Shorten the cable so it runs thru the shock mount on the frame before going up the down tube, if you are concerned about the cable length
    Good thought. I'll test out my way this weekend and see if there are any issues. The cable in my pic is how much the cable would hang down when the seat is compressed (I didn't have the other end of the cable secured to the lever).

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    ^I can't recall how the cable was run on the one I demo'ed but it had a Reverb on it. You could run it tighter through the main triangle, but it could rub on the shock body or shaft then. Plus it would put the cable at some weird angle coming from underneath the down tube to the seat post. The bb will be lower under full compression as well.

    I've got the Reverb hose coiled around the posts on both my bikes. Both run the hose down the toptube, it just keeps the hose out of the way better

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    I had the original cable from KS zip tied to my rear derailuer cable. However, when the suspension compressed it caused both cables to bend outward which caused my rear brake line to rub against my rear tire and non-drive side frame. After 7 rides I thought I would change the routing since I had some longer cable housing laying around and the frame has the housing guides on the seat tube and down tube. I'll report back next week if its a success.

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    jdcatnau, glad to see you're getting some pedal time. I thought I would give you and others a little heads up about the B-3. I purchased mine back in February and rode it 4 times making small adjustments here and there in order to get everything feeling comfortable. Once I felt comfortable with the bike, I went on a weekend trip to Ellijay, Ga. to push things a bit. My non-drive side crank arm fell off while I was pedaling uphill.

    The center crank bolt that holds the arm on worked itself loose and then the last few threads were pulled off. As my crank arm fell off, the end of the splines rounded off as well. While inspecting the damage, I also noticed that many of the teeth on my large chain ring were worn nearly in half. That ended my trip.

    I contacted the shop I bought the bike from and told them what happened. I sent the crankset back to them and asked them to warranty the parts and send replacements. It took two months to get my parts back. They said the FSA crankset was no longer available and sent a Truvativ X-9 crankset as a replacement.

    The bottom line...keep and eye on the tapered bolt that keeps the crank-arm pressed onto the splined shaft as well as the chainring wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zlq06 View Post

    The bottom line...keep and eye on the tapered bolt that keeps the crank-arm pressed onto the splined shaft as well as the chainring wear.
    No worries, I swapped the FSA cranks out for some Shimano SLX cranks.

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    My sight killer has a threaded bb, I thought it was to be a press fit?

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    I have been watching this tread for a while, and must have read it three times. First with intrigue, second with lust, and now with envy for those who own this bike. I have narrowed my choice down to a B-2 or B-3 for the frame and building it the way I want. I was able to contact Norco and ask when the 2014's were going to come out. They said LATE FALL at the EARLIEST. Anyway, those that have them, enjoy them, and thanks for posting all the great info about the bike. I may end up waiting till the end of the year before getting one, or may consider another Giant depending on what they come up with in inch travel bike with 650B.

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    ^2014 Sight 650B will come in carbon flavours, with and without front derailleur mounts and internal cable routing. Giant looks to have 650B Trance and Reign like bikes with carbon fronts floating around the internet, OD2 steerers are keeping me away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUNKY View Post
    ^2014 Sight 650B will come in carbon flavours, with and without front derailleur mounts and internal cable routing. Giant looks to have 650B Trance and Reign like bikes with carbon fronts floating around the internet, OD2 steerers are keeping me away.
    Yeah, the OD2 seems to be the answer for a problem that doesn't exist. Anyway, I have put in a call to a buddy at my LBS who is having the Norco rep see if he can dig one up from another dealer. If that fails, I may have found one that is a three hour drive from me. Hopefully, my LBS comes through and I won't need to make that drive.

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    Just a little update, I guess the bike gods must like me, because my buddy at the LBS just called and said they were able to locate a B-2 in my size. I have committed to buy it, and am heading out to put a deposit down. Pics, ride reports and so forth to follow!

    Edit: Looks like the locator was wrong, the bike is not in stock.

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    Sweet hill pumper! You'll really enjoy it.

    Edit: d'oh bummer hill pumper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post
    Sweet hill pumper! You'll really enjoy it.

    Edit: d'oh bummer hill pumper!
    jdcatnau, it looks like the there is a silver lining in all this. I got a call this afternoon from my LBS. The Norco rep found another B-2 for me, but he felt so bad about the whole deal that he extended an offer though the LBS to sell me a B-1 at a great discount. It was to good of a deal to pass up. I should take delivery in two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hill-Pumper View Post
    jdcatnau, it looks like the there is a silver lining in all this. I got a call this afternoon from my LBS. The Norco rep found another B-2 for me, but he felt so bad about the whole deal that he extended an offer though the LBS to sell me a B-1 at a great discount. It was to good of a deal to pass up. I should take delivery in two weeks.
    That's awesome!

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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    I'm still loving this bike!
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    This bike is extremely high on my radar. I want to demo one (tough as not many shops have them here in Atl. but man I rode one for a quick loop and it was the best riding bike I have ever been on.

    The Solo is also on my list. Great looking bike as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post
    I'm still loving this bike!
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    Picked up my B-1 today, and did the initial sag setting among other things. I was able to take it out tonight on its maiden voyage which put a huge smile on my face. I'm happy to report that all the hype about this bike seems to be spot on. The things climbs like no tomorrow. I set two Strava PR's on cat 4 fire road climbs. Plus, another PR on a single track decent.
    With a few more things dialed in, this should be the perfect bike for me.
    I would go into more details, but I'm toast after tonight's ride. So, for now I'll just post a pic from when I picked it up at the LBS, and fill in info as I get more rides in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hill-Pumper View Post
    Picked up my B-1 today, and did the initial sag setting among other things. I was able to take it out tonight on its maiden voyage which put a huge smile on my face. I'm happy to report that all the hype about this bike seems to be spot on. The things climbs like no tomorrow. I set two Strava PR's on cat 4 fire road climbs. Plus, another PR on a single track decent.
    With a few more things dialed in, this should be the perfect bike for me.
    I would go into more details, but I'm toast after tonight's ride. So, for now I'll just post a pic from when I picked it up at the LBS, and fill in info as I get more rides in.
    Looks sweet!

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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    I got to demo a Sight Killer B with SRAM XX1. I instantly felt comfortable on the bike. I'm not sure if it was the XX1 or the bike it's self but she climbed like a Billy goat. And descended like a Beast.
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    What do you think of the Sektor?
    As long as you don't need the latest and greatest, it works fine. You can also buy a different damper for $80-120 and change it out. Basically a heavier revelation.

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    Great looking trail to bad it is 400 miles away from me

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    Norco is showing their 2014 line to dealers this week in Vancouver. Reviews, specs and pics should be out soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Norco is showing their 2014 line to dealers this week in Vancouver. Reviews, specs and pics should be out soon...
    I'm I interested to see what changes, if any, they will have for the sight killer b. There's the carbon model, but will the alum models have internal cable routing as well, seat post dropper internal routing??

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    Ill be watching for the press release on the carbon models for sure!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djg24 View Post
    Ill be watching for the press release on the carbon models for sure!!
    This!!!

    Also, anyone have any info about release dates?

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    These bikes are so hard to get. I ordered mine in April, and it JUST came in this past week. One of the last ones produced for the season. I ordered a Range Killer B 2. Out on several rides so far, and the thing works well. My last two trail bikes were a SC Nomad, and a Banshee Rune, and I can tell you this bike should keep up well. The one thing I miss the most however is having a CCDB on board. I suspect I'll purchase the air version in September when they release the one with the climb switch. Otherwise, I changed my grips, and I have a KS LEV dropper post on the way. =)

    Pics to come!

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    an update on the sight killer b 1. Have had the bike for about 4 months now, with about 1000 miles under the belt, still loving the way this bike feels and would not consider anything else.

    But there have being a few problems!? the Revelation RCT3 's have being back to sram twice with motion control problems, they have jammed in lockout, some thing to do with the low speed compression needle - they are with sram as i write this. Sram turned it around very quickly the first time, it was back to me in a matter of days, but they have had them a bit longer this time. That said the forks are great, they take a bit to dial in, but when you get them right, they are right up there. The main problem I have had, is with the hubs. I cannot say a good word about the sun ringle charger hub, despite packing them with grease and sealing them they started running rough after about 6 - 8 weeks.
    When i first took the rear hub apart it looked like it had come off a 10 yr old bike not a 2 month old bike, recently when trying to remove the cassette it had dug into the drive body so much that it is impossible to remove it without destroying it. The drive body on my 4 year old 300 hardtail is in far better condition. this is not the first time I have heard about problems with these hubs, bike radar had the same issue when they tested a set.
    Sun Ringle Charger Wheelset Review - BikeRadar

    The hubs have now being swapped out with DT Swiss, cannot report back yet, as the forks as still away.
    Should these faults occur on a 3500 bike after 3 month - No. would I hand the bike back because of this - No, it is that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Norco is showing their 2014 line to dealers this week in Vancouver. Reviews, specs and pics should be out soon...
    Any update on this? Any info get leaked out?

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    I just posted my review of my Sight Killer B-1
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    I have a shiny new 2014 Sight Alloy 7.1 sitting in my garage waiting for me to take it for a demo ride tomorrow. I've got to say, it's a sweet bike and big step up from old bike. One thing I was surprised about was the weight. I make it out to be about 13.8kg (30.4lbs). But then it's packing a lot of travel, a burly frame and those sweet 650b hoops. I'm meant to be test riding a Stumpjumper 29er next weekend, so the comparison will be interesting.

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    What size frame did you get. I have a large 2013 sight b-3 and it weighs in just over 33 lbs stock.

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    Just got my used b-1 frame in the mail yesterday! Anyone know what the cable guide under the driveside chainstay is for? Looks like the newer frames don't have it.

    I love the frame but the cable routing is pretty terrible. I can see whey they changed it up for 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty904 View Post
    Just got my used b-1 frame in the mail yesterday! Anyone know what the cable guide under the driveside chainstay is for? Looks like the newer frames don't have it.
    .

    On the 2013 frames its for the Bionicon C-guide. The B1 came with it installed (and possibly the B2) the B3 it was an add on if you wanted it.

    http://bionicon.com/parts/c-guide.html

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    The 2014 Sight 7.1 that I had was a Large. It was on loan as a demo bike. It was a really fun ride. I rode a Specialized Camber today. It's hard to compare the two as they are at different ends of the "trail" segment but in general I found the both rolled over obstacles well. I didn't find the 29er significantly better.

    I found the Sight much easier to launch from jumps and drop offs than the Camber. The extra mass of the Camber's 29" wheels was quite noticeable. The Sight felt pretty easy in comparison.

    In general I felt like I had to muscle the Camber around a lot more than the Sight. Perhaps it was the leverage of the nice wide bars but I never felt like I was fighting with the Sight to get it going where I needed it to.

    The Camber's 29" wheels felt a bit slower to accelerate. Again, I didn't get that sense with the Sight's 650b wheels.

    Comparing Strava times is probably a dodgy way of comparing the two, especially given that today's ride on the Camber was by myself whilst Sunday's ride on the Sight was with a couple of buddies. On the couple the segments that I think there was a fair comparison (continuous section of trail where I didn't have to stop and wait for others to catch up) the Sight was faster. Perhaps it's no coincidence that these segments featured a fair amount of downhill.

    So all in all, whilst I was pleasantly surprised by the Camber, I really liked the Sight. I think if I was looking for a ride at the XC end of the Trail/AM segment then a 29er would probably make a lot of sense. At the gravity end though, the 650b wheels are a great choice.

    My $$$ are (hopefully) going towards a Sight.

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    So I'm working on building up my used B-1 frame and I have a few questions.

    First off, how are people routing the lines for the reverb? The used frame I bought came with one and a ton of slack. Should I take it all the way towards the BB and up the downtube or just route it along the TT?

    Also, I really don't like how the X-shaped guide just wedges the cable against the frame, I also think they look kinda clunky. I'd like to replace them with the other type of guide (the kind that is on the drive side near the headtube.) I don't have a norco dealer but does anyone know where I could get extra guides ot that type?

    What's the little black bolt near the BB on the non-driveside for?

    Finally, I noticed that some of the bolts on my suspension linkages were loose. Anyone have torque specs on those?

    Hopefully I'll have this thing built by friday if my wheelset is ready!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty904 View Post
    So I'm working on building up my used B-1 frame and I have a few questions.

    First off, how are people routing the lines for the reverb? The used frame I bought came with one and a ton of slack. Should I take it all the way towards the BB and up the downtube or just route it along the TT?
    Pictured below is how my LBS routed my Reverb line. They had just got back from a demo day with Norco, and said that is how they were recommending to run the line down the TT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hill-Pumper View Post
    Pictured below is how my LBS routed my Reverb line. They had just got back from a demo day with Norco, and said that is how they were recommending to run the line down the TT.
    Looks clean that way, obviously the guy I bought mine from was running his differently judging by all the slack.

    This guy has his done up internally somehow. Wonder if he did it custom b/c I would love that setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty904 View Post
    Looks clean that way, obviously the guy I bought mine from was running his differently judging by all the slack.

    This guy has his done up internally somehow. Wonder if he did it custom b/c I would love that setup.

    Norco Sight 650 XL 2013 UPGRADED - Pinkbike
    The original routing from Norco was under the down tube. It might explain the extra length that you have on yours. The bike that you linked has listed a RockShox Reverb Steath internally routed dropper post. He most likely had to drill a couple holes in the frame, but it looks nice and clean.

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    Yeah i may look into getting a stealth dropper post at some point. The less cables/lines i have flopping around the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty904 View Post
    ...What's the little black bolt near the BB on the non-driveside for? ...
    It's a spare derailleur hanger bolt

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    BTW, I don't see a dropper post lever on that sight in the pinkbike classifieds.

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    Just ordered a Sight Carbon 7.2 (preferred the Range, but only available in alloy). Arrive mid November so can't wait!

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    Being local, I spoke to the seller of that Sight with the internally-routed Reverb - definitely an option if you bought the frame used since it's already out of warranty. After a few bad experiences with different RS Reverbs I decided to sell the one that came on my B1 and replaced it with a KS LEV. I first routed it as pictured above along the TT but have since re-routed it down the down tube and up the seattube using the guides. With the fixed cable length of the LEV I don't have to worry about excess cable housing getting caught up on roots/rocks under the BB.

    Loving this bike, will get some pics and the build details up shortly.
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    Sight Killer B anyone?-image3.jpegSight Killer B anyone?-image2.jpegMine's done and I love it so far! Almost all used parts aside from the hope/flow EX wheelset and the take off fox 34. Running 1x10 with a wolftooth direct mount chainring up front. Rear end is super plush but I'm waiting for the fork to catch up, hopefully just needs to be broken in. I really wanted the pike but I got the 34 for $350 so I'm not complaining. I'm looking to find the right tire setup for it. What's everyone running?

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ID:	838129Mine's done and I love it so far! Almost all used parts aside from the hope/flow EX wheelset and the take off fox 34. Running 1x10 with a wolftooth direct mount chainring up front. Rear end is super plush but I'm waiting for the fork to catch up, hopefully just needs to be broken in. I really wanted the pike but I got the 34 for $350 so I'm not complaining. I'm looking to find the right tire setup for it. What's everyone running?
    Yeah, I know I'm jealous! Nice bike...! Btw, what size frame is that?

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    It's a medium, I think it fits me perfect with super wide bars and a 55mm stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kavika View Post
    Just ordered a Sight Carbon 7.2 (preferred the Range, but only available in alloy). Arrive mid November so can't wait!
    Why couldn't your dealer get the Range Carbon? Not available yet?
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    Carbon Range are not being released in New Zealand or Oz unfortunately. Shipment on the Sight has been put back until March for my order, so have cancelled and going SB-66C instead now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    Why couldn't your dealer get the Range Carbon? Not available yet?
    According to my LBS, the carbon Range is not projected to be released until March of 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kavika View Post
    Carbon Range are not being released in New Zealand or Oz unfortunately. Shipment on the Sight has been put back until March for my order, so have cancelled and going SB-66C instead now.
    Whoa, that sucks. I'm waiting on a Sight Alloy. I'm really hoping that they're not delayed until next year too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trained_monkey View Post
    Whoa, that sucks. I'm waiting on a Sight Alloy. I'm really hoping that they're not delayed until next year too.
    They're not delayed in Sydney Australia as I'm getting mine this weekend! =D I've tried the Green/yellow Sight Alloy 7.2 in the shop and that already felt amazing. The Sight Alloy 7.1 will be a blast guaranteed. I will take pictures of it after I get it dirty.

    Although just a question, I've been to 3 LBS and they've all recommended the sight over the range (which I really liked) even being very similar bikes except for the head angle, the travel and the Range being slightly heavier, i think by 2kgs. Would you guys know why? I really wanted the Range but I purchased the Sight 7.1 because If I was gonna be DH orientated, as the Range was designed for, I'd rather buy a proper DH bike and use that.

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    The Range's extra weight, lowered BB, and more plush suspension tuning just make it a little slower, that's all. That being said, I think you could tune a Range to plenty competitive on the right terrain and with the Carbon version get it down to 27lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    The Range's extra weight, lowered BB, and more plush suspension tuning just make it a little slower, that's all. That being said, I think you could tune a Range to plenty competitive on the right terrain and with the Carbon version get it down to 27lbs.
    Ahh, very informative. I'm all new to this Trail Mountain Biking scene coming from riding a fixie since I was in university, but when my mate let me ride his veteran Norco Dawg on a little locally made trail circuit, gotta admit, the thrill of taking the best and fastest line in a leaning angle wondering if you'll clear the corner or eat dirt was all to be loved =]

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoGino View Post
    They're not delayed in Sydney Australia as I'm getting mine this weekend! =D I've tried the Green/yellow Sight Alloy 7.2 in the shop and that already felt amazing. The Sight Alloy 7.1 will be a blast guaranteed. I will take pictures of it after I get it dirty.
    That's good news. My Sight was supposed to be delivered on Tuesday but now I'm told that delivery has been pushed out to the 25th. I'm in Bris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trained_monkey View Post
    That's good news. My Sight was supposed to be delivered on Tuesday but now I'm told that delivery has been pushed out to the 25th. I'm in Bris.
    Ahh man, I'm pretty sure mine will be delayed too then as my one is probably in the same shipment as yours. I've just had a look at the equivalent previous year model and the 2014 sight 7.1 looks quite weak with this years components, don't you reckon? A lot of deore parts, last year had like SLX/XT parts, even a dropper post seat deest come in the 7.1, you gotta go the carbon way which is like 5k.

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    Sight Killer B anyone?-sight_complete.jpgFinally got my Sight built up exactly how I want it and it feels GREAT on the trails. The leaves are falling and making for some slick conditions so I'm thankful that I replaced the stock Schwalbe Nobby Nics with the grippier Hans Dampf. I found the NN's to be quite lousy tires all-around. I have some riding buddies that rave about them but at least on the rocky trails I ride the most they were squirmy at best (18-20psi).

    Here's my build:

    Frame: 2013 Sight B1, size L
    Fork: 2013 Fox Float 34 160mm (spacing it down to 150mm at next service, and install the 2014 upgrade kit)
    Wheels: Industry Nine Torch classic hubs laced to Pacenti DL31 rims
    Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 Trailstar front/back
    Crankset: Race Face Turbine w/30t RF n/w ring and bash
    Brakes: Shimano XT w/icetech pads/rotors
    Shifter/Derailleur: Shimano XT med cage w/clutch
    Seatpost: KS LEV 125mm
    Handlebar: Race Face SIXC cut to 760mm
    Stem: Shimano PRO PLT 80mm 10deg rise
    Saddle: WTB Volt Race
    Pedals: Switching between XT clipless and Nukeproof Proton flats


    Absolutely loving this bike so far. Coming off an Ibis Mojo HD which was a little on the small side for me, and I'm finding the FSR/ART suspension to be more supple on small bumps and generally more active.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdotrider View Post
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ID:	839961Finally got my Sight built up exactly how I want it and it feels GREAT on the trails. The leaves are falling and making for some slick conditions so I'm thankful that I replaced the stock Schwalbe Nobby Nics with the grippier Hans Dampf. I found the NN's to be quite lousy tires all-around. I have some riding buddies that rave about them but at least on the rocky trails I ride the most they were squirmy at best (18-20psi).

    Here's my build:

    Frame: 2013 Sight B1, size L
    Fork: 2013 Fox Float 34 160mm (spacing it down to 150mm at next service, and install the 2014 upgrade kit)
    Wheels: Industry Nine Torch classic hubs laced to Pacenti DL31 rims
    Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 Trailstar front/back
    Crankset: Race Face Turbine w/30t RF n/w ring and bash
    Brakes: Shimano XT w/icetech pads/rotors
    Shifter/Derailleur: Shimano XT med cage w/clutch
    Seatpost: KS LEV 125mm
    Handlebar: Race Face SIXC cut to 760mm
    Stem: Shimano PRO PLT 80mm 10deg rise
    Saddle: WTB Volt Race
    Pedals: Switching between XT clipless and Nukeproof Proton flats


    Absolutely loving this bike so far. Coming off an Ibis Mojo HD which was a little on the small side for me, and I'm finding the FSR/ART suspension to be more supple on small bumps and generally more active.
    Very nice build! It's interesting to see that we have both made some of the same upgrades. I too went with the XT icetech rotors and pads, along with getting rid of the Nobby Nic's. I at some point will be upgrading the wheel set, but have not figured out what exactly what to at this point. Anyway, enjoy your ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoGino View Post
    Ahh man, I'm pretty sure mine will be delayed too then as my one is probably in the same shipment as yours. I've just had a look at the equivalent previous year model and the 2014 sight 7.1 looks quite weak with this years components, don't you reckon? A lot of deore parts, last year had like SLX/XT parts, even a dropper post seat deest come in the 7.1, you gotta go the carbon way which is like 5k.
    Just looking at the specs for last years model and you're right - they've downspecced the shifters and the front derailleur from XT/SLX to SLX/Deore. I can't work out if the wheelset is better or worse this year. No dropper post as you mentioned. I wonder if the savings are balanced out by the move to the Fox fork rather than the Revelation.

    I was lucky enough to get a loan of a Sight while I'm waiting for mine to arrive. I took it for a ride on the weekend and was just amazed at how well it rode. I really feel like the Sight makes me a better rider. And the string of Strava PRs (pretty much a PR on every major trail segment) would back that up.

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    Nah, the revelation is still the better suspension than the Float 32 Evo. The version the Sight Alloy 7.1 offers isn't CTD adjustable (unless I'm wrong, the website really lacks info). If you compare it to the competition, even the Trance 27.5 1 from "Giant", It gets smacked pretty bad components wise with all the sight's parts being a lower tier, Giant's components are mostly XT/SLX.. Quite disappointing..

    I'm super annoyed because I put down $500 deposit on a Merida One-Forty XT for $2500 in a Medium and when it came, it was too big for me so I wanted to go with the Small but Merida didn't have anymore in stock, so either buy another bike from them, or lose my deposit. They only carry Norco, Merida and Cube and the Sight Alloy 7.1 was the best I can get, they also cut it to $3350 so I went with it, knowing it's probably the crappest in it's price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoGino View Post
    Nah, the revelation is still the better suspension than the Float 32 Evo. The version the Sight Alloy 7.1 offers isn't CTD adjustable (unless I'm wrong, the website really lacks info).
    I can confirm that the fork does is indeed CTD adjustable. At least the one of the demo bike certainly is. I read a review comparing the Revelation to the Float CTD and it seems that the Revelation is cheaper but not necessarily better.

    I was really looking for a bike with Horst link suspension having ridden a Specialized FSR for the last 9 years so I ruled out the likes of Giant et al.

    I think you'll be happy with the Sight once you get it. I've really enjoyed riding the one I have on loan. I test rode a Specialized Camber before committing to the Sight. I realise the Camber is more XC oriented than the Sight, but the Sight was so much nicer to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trained_monkey View Post
    I can confirm that the fork does is indeed CTD adjustable. At least the one of the demo bike certainly is.

    I think you'll be happy with the Sight once you get it. I realise the Camber is more XC oriented than the Sight, but the Sight was so much nicer to ride.
    Thanks for confirming that!! It wasn't listed in the Norco website, but I've just had a look at FOX's website and they are CTD!! It does display the CTD version's are white though on Fox's website, the Norco picture displays black ones, hopefully they are the same only in black.

    I was already happy with the Sight Alloy 7.2, very sure the 7.1 will be super! I think the reason why the sight is more expensive is because of the frame design, a lot of industrial design has gone into it. From articles, it seems like even with lower end parts, it already competes with higher end bikes. Just wish they kept the SLX/XT parts like last year.

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    From Saturday. 2014 Sight 7.1 Alloy.

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    AHHH I'm so jealous bro. I don't get mine till next Wednesday. It looks mad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty904 View Post
    It's a medium, I think it fits me perfect with super wide bars and a 55mm stem.
    rusty904:

    Now if you don't mind me asking, how tall are you? I'm trying to get an idea of which frame size to go with (small or medium). The nearest NORCO dealer is 2hrs away, and trying to find time to drive up there to demo (and size) a SIGHT will be somewhat difficult.

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    I am 5'5" and have a med, so glad I didn't go with a small

    Now if you don't mind me asking, how tall are you? I'm trying to get an idea of which frame size to go with (small or medium). The nearest NORCO dealer is 2hrs away, and trying to find time to drive up there to demo (and size) a SIGHT will be somewhat difficult.[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by synnie View Post
    I am 5'5" and have a med, so glad I didn't go with a small

    Now if you don't mind me asking, how tall are you? I'm trying to get an idea of which frame size to go with (small or medium). The nearest NORCO dealer is 2hrs away, and trying to find time to drive up there to demo (and size) a SIGHT will be somewhat difficult.
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    synnie,

    Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it.

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    I'm about 5'10"/5'11". I may have been able to go with a large but I got a decent deal on a used medium frame. I think because of the fairly long top tube it fits me well.

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    Mine arrived today! I noticed there's a hole in the seat tube on the bottom half facing the front. Is that a hole for a dropper seatpost? So you can feed the wire internally?

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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    Any chance you can post a pic?


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    https://www.dropbox.com/s/c3usgx8b04...102_175329.jpg

    There you go bro. You can zoom in to the bike and you'll notice there's a hole

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoGino View Post
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/c3usgx8b04...102_175329.jpg

    There you go bro. You can zoom in to the bike and you'll notice there's a hole
    Awesome pic, dude! And yeah, if you zoom the pic, you can totally see the hole where the dropper-post line is fed through. Anyway, congrats on your new bike...!

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    Thanks mate. Will install a reverb stealth on it tomorrow then. It's amazing this thing!

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    Yesterday I just put down a $1500 deposit on a Sight Carbon LE FS. I'm swapping out the 140mm Revelation RCT3 for a 150mm Pike. For tires I'm going with a Nobby Nic rear with Hans Dampf front.

    ETA is early spring.

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    Hey guys. I'm on the fence on size, and have found a Large that I may be picking up next week. I'm 5'11" w/ typically a 30" inseam, avg. torso length, and currently ride a size Large Specialized 29" HT that fits comfortably. I've always ridden size large, but I've read the Sight seems to have a fairly long top tube. The available bike currently has a 70mm stem. I won't be able to give it a test ride until late next week. Any thoughts from those that own them today? Is it a good bet I'll be ok on a Large, or should I look for a Medium.

    Thanks for any feedback you can provide!

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    You'll be absolutely fine on a large, may want to go for a shorter stem but otherwise I think you'll find the fit quite good with ample standover. I think the geo is quite 'regular' when it comes to sizing.
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    Thanks for the quick reply tdotrider, and the confirmation. I'm really stoked about this bike, as it appears to be exactly what I'm looking for to get back onto FS. I turned 40, and things that didn't hurt before, are now presenting themselves:-). Trying to attach a picture here of the bike that I am 99% sure I will be purchasing. Looking forward to it!
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    Nice build with the DB Air and i9 wheels, i say go for it

    I've noticed that several 2013 Sights have come up for sale on Pinkbike, most ads mentioning that they're selling to buy the carbon 2014 model...I know a handful of guys at my LBS that are doing the same, all were very happy with their 2013's
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    Sight Killer B anyone?

    Ironman01, I'm 5'11" and I ride a large. I have a 50 mm stem and 740 mm bars on right now and I'm happy with the fit. I might go with a wider bar and shorter stem just out of curiosity on my part.

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    I'm 6'2" and after a couple of months of riding found the Large size too small for me. I have an XL on order for next year - and a lightly ridden stock Large B-1 sitting in the living room looking for a new home.

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