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    Here's mine...


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    Here is my 2006 Norco Fluid 3....Just switched to norco...I'll never go back!!! Ive never been happier with a bike than I am with this one!!!!!
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    Spoony85, is that a coil u-turn Tora wound down to 85 mm? It looks really low for this frame.
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    Yeah, Its the Tora 302. this pic was taken the day I bought the bike. I got it out to 130mm now. Its the first fork I've had that has that feature. I am really surprised by by it. I read some mixed reviews. But I have put it through the ringer and it has'nt skipped a beat.

    If anyone has any recs about this bike for upgrades. I'll take em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoony85 View Post
    If anyone has any recs about this bike for upgrades. I'll take em!
    Well...

    1. Those brakes look like Hayes Sole -- if that's the case then I'd swap them right out. If you don't ride this one below freezing temperatures, Shimano 775 are great candidates. By the way, front hose routing must go on the inside of lower leg, then attach to the arch and go looping freely to the lever (if your front brake lever is at the left side).

    2. Better flat pedals are due. Take a look at Nuke Proof Electrons, for instance. Or consider clipless -- those Fluids like being run with clipless pedals.

    3. I would consider the best, and properly built, wheelset you can afford. I suggest going for classic components with it. J-bend double-butted spokes, brass nipples, Mavic rims, Shimano hubs (centerlock is very nice, by the way). While you're at it, consider a 15 mm or 20 mm thru-axle fork. For instance, Manitou Minute forks are excellent and can be found very cheap (they use 4-bolt clamping of the axle, which is not the most convenient way to put the front wheel on/off; but totally worth living with that for price and performance).

    4. Tune in the cockpit: stem and handlebar, lever positions, find your favorite grips (ODI Ruffian lock-ons are a good start).

    5. Go for Shimano external crankset. SLX triples particularly rock.
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    Hello

    I see You don't like hardtails
    Here is Mine new 2008 Rampage on U-turn
    Liitle short for me but realy grat bike after first ride
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    Shinobi!


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    Well I have been riding my KHS xc504 for about 4 years now and though I liked the ride I was ready to get something new.

    I walked into my local shop Joy Ride Bicycles and checked out a 2010 Fluid 3 and was instantly in love with the thing. I sold my KHS today and got myself the 10' Fluid and so far I am loving this ride! My KHS handled like a tank compared to this. Can't wait to hit up Cap Forest with this!

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    I've always loved Norco performance bikes. great rides everyone

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    Riding a 2010 Norco Sasquatch. Not too bad, except for the fact that the trails I ride generally have a lot of roots. Full suspension would have been a wiser choice ;D

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    Got an 01/02ish Bigfoot, seems to be a different spec to everything I find on the net, maybe we got them different in Australia. Had it since new and it's got a few old age issues but still trucking. Only thing I've done is swap the Hayes HMX1s out for some Juicy 3s.

    Picking up a 2011 Range 2 next week.

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    Range 3

    I love my Range 3 so much. When I first bought it, I knew I should probably just buy the frame and build it-but I was too impatient and just wanted a new ride. I got it and have been systematically upgrading it since the day I got it. It actually worked out well for me as the parts I take off it will go on another older bike I'd love to fix up.

    I didn't like the saddle I originally got, so I got a Specialized Phenom and put it on day 1.

    anyways, here's some pictures.









    upgrades are as follows:
    Sram X0 drivetrain, got the whole thing. 26-39t with a 12-36t cassette.
    (anyone interested in X0, get an X9 R/D-it isn't really necessary; the shifters are where it is at)
    Straitline pedals, the ones now known as "Defacto" (they got the name when AMP came out)
    Shimano XTR M988/M985 Trail brakes, 180mm-F/r & 160mm R/r
    Chromag Fubar OSX bars, the 2012 model at 780mm
    ODI Rogue lock on grips-even got the unnecessary etched locks and then Twenty6 caps
    WTB Laserdisc Freeride front wheel with a budget Loco rear.
    Got a little variety of tires, Kenda Nevegal 2x2.35 and one 2.5 and two Maxxis DH Minion

    bout it

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    2011 Norco Fluid SL

    Elixir R brakes
    XT front derailleur and XTR in the back
    Fox RP23 rear shock
    Fox 32 FRLC Fit 150mm
    Sunline XC-One headset
    Shimano XT hubs
    WTB Bronson front and WTB Weirwolf rear
    Crank Bros Deus cranks
    DT X 430 wheels
    Kona Jack $hit pedals
    Weighs in at ~29 pounds

    This pic is from its first run at Demo's Braille trail
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    Beautiful dude! How are you liking it so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehigh View Post
    Beautiful dude! How are you liking it so far?
    I'm in love! It rides super smooth and it handled any drop/jump I threw at it. One of the better purchases I've made in awhile. Next time I'm coming down south we gotta ride! One thing I will change is the seat but other than that I am completely satisfied.

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    I just bought a Norco Jubei 3. So far, I love it. Will post some pics when I am allowed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motocrosser86 View Post
    I'm in love! It rides super smooth and it handled any drop/jump I threw at it. One of the better purchases I've made in awhile. Next time I'm coming down south we gotta ride! One thing I will change is the seat but other than that I am completely satisfied.
    Awesome, it is always a lot of fun to have a new toy. Still loving mine 6 months later and I am especially excited because there will soon be a multitrack freeride park constructed soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehigh View Post
    Awesome, it is always a lot of fun to have a new toy. Still loving mine 6 months later and I am especially excited because there will soon be a multitrack freeride park constructed soon.
    How much freeriding do you do with it? I've taken mine on the hardest trails around here but I'm kinda nervous to hit big jumps/drops on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motocrosser86 View Post
    How much freeriding do you do with it? I've taken mine on the hardest trails around here but I'm kinda nervous to hit big jumps/drops on it
    With my bike, I've done a few bigger stunts, but nothing to serious. To give some perspective, the biggest launch I've had is about 30 feet out and about 6 feet up. The biggest drop I've done dropped me a little more than six feet and the gap was 16 feet. I've done some decent gaps, hips, and other stunts on my bike and I'm sure I could push it further. I simply haven't had the chance to do a whole lot of serious freeriding around this area. Had a little fun up in Canada over the summer though.

    When I rode the Fluid, the biggest stunt I did was probably a 10 foot clearance with 6 feet in vertical change. The jump sent me up 3 or 4 feet and then the landing was a step down which added another 2 or 3 feet. Even then, I could probably have pushed it further.

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    2009 Sasquatch here. The more I ride it, the more I love it. I wouldn't mind a cromo frame, tho... It's quite stiff/harsh!

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    my 1999 Norco Nitro

    Brake Levers Shimano Deore LX
    Brakeset Shimano Deore LX V-Brake brakes, Shimano Deore LX levers
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
    Hubs Shimano Deore LX
    front fork marzocchi bomber z4
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    Ah, bolt-up crowns and lower arches... :sigh: I want those features back, so that forks can be repaired and modified in more modular ways.
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    my 1999 Norco Nitro More Pictures!!!

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    here's mine. haven't rode much yet, but loving it so far : Norco Range


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    heres mine


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    looking to buy a 06 norco 6. its has a small frame, im 5'9'', 180lbs, will this frame be too small for me? just wanna know b4 i buy it. thanks for all the help. be doing alot of freeriding....

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    5'9" on a small? I wouldn't do that. I'm 6'3" on a XL

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    yup

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    My Norco

    2011 Shore 3 that I picked up last night!
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    On Tuesday, I went out and hit Black Oak, and something felt a little off about the rear end of the bike. As I was cleaning and inspecting the bike, I found a crack in the seat tube running nearly 180 degrees around the tube, starting at the weld for the suspension pivot. Lean on the seat and the crack opens up.

    Took it in to Bicycle World in Windsor - sure enough, it's a non crash damage crack. I go home and strip the bike and return the frame.

    Thursday AM, the replacement frame is in. Norco couldn't find a medium Faze 3 so they sent me a Faze 1 instead.

    And Friday I set a new PR on Black Oak: Black Oak Record June 15 RAW FOOTAGE [720P] - YouTube Strava Segment | Black Oak Time Trial

    Now THAT is customer service. 48 hours from "It's broke!" to "It's fixed!"

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    Last year I bought a 2010 Fluid 3 and though I love the bike, I wished for something with a little beefier component set. I had done some good upgrades to it and the last would be a new fork.

    Well I walked into my LBS the other day (same place I bought my Fluid) and they had a 2010 LT 6.3 for a smoking deal. Sold my Fluid on craigslist in a matter of hours and went and picked up the LT. I kept my Havoc AM wheels from the Fluid but that was about it. Installed a FUNN Fatboy bar w/ Ruffians and now I just need to swap out a stem, seat post, install a bash guard and new set of Wellgo B-103 pedals and I'm done. Took it for it's maiden voyage today at lunch and love the way it handles.

    Heading out to Capitol Forest this weekend for the Enduro too!
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    I've always been sort of a "must be handmade in my continent" kinda guy, but after building an '04 Sasquatch for urban assault and riding that to work for many years, followed by riding my friend's '08 Fluid (regular one) and being amazed by the climbing ability and dialed geometry, I eventually bought an '09 Fluid LT. I immediately swapped out the fork for a Lyrik U-Turn and dialed in the cockpit, but it's the best all around mountain bike I've ever ridden. I demoed a Knolly Endorphin before finally settling for the LT and haven't looked back.

    Built up the '04 Sasquatch again for my wife and they're both beautifully designed bikes.
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    I just recently bought my first decent Mtb. Its an 03 Norco charger. so for I have been nothing but happy with it!! Huge upgrade from previous bikes.

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    decided on a 2011 norco charger (equal to the 2012 charger 6.1) yesterday aug 13

    it was on sale, it was my size and it was the only one left. might've got lucky, just maybe. im a bit worried now since someone here reviewed the 2011 model and he said the bike fell apart within 6 months. i hope they are wrong

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    Lots of nice bikes in here! Love seeing others still rockin hardtails, seems norco builds a solid bike. Im loving my new Bigfoot, but the front fork needs to go! Any recommendations for more of a freeride/am build?

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    My 08 Norco six2, picked it up used awhile back to replace my Kona and have been loving it.
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    I like to fart when I'm in front of you on a climb:skep:

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    i just got this norco shore 2. Does anybody know what year it is? The PO said it was an 07-08.

    I'm hoping he's right.




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    i just got this norco shore. Does anybody know what year it is? The PO said it was an 07-08 shore 2 but it looks like a 3.


    I'm hoping he's right.




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    Okay, I feel like a jerk. I need to call Norco for some people. What's the serial number?

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    My wife will be riding a custom built norco rival, only thing original is the headset and frame.

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    Who Rides A Norco?-p4pb9279659.jpgWho Rides A Norco?-p4pb9279643.jpgWho Rides A Norco?-p4pb9279656.jpg2011 Truax 1 with upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2_WD View Post
    2011 Truax 1 with upgrades.
    Love the color!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModifiedArmy View Post
    Love the color!
    Thanks, i totes love the colour too...my fav for this bike.

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    Hey, so I'm looking to buy a 2011 shore 2, they're only asking $800, that seems really low? Maybe not, anyone who's ridden the shore 2, does it climb "decently"?

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    Re: Who Rides A Norco?

    The Shore is a fun bike. It got replaced in their lineup by the Truax, but doesn't fall short for freeride.

    I know a guy who climbs his and he always sticks with the group, even when there are guys on Norco's Fluid and I'm on a Range.

    I still say climbing is more controlled on my 2011 Range, but that doesn't mean much.

    What kind of riding style do you like?

    Condition of parts and whether or not they are stock, or if they are of lesser/equal/greater value determines the value of the bike. If it is sparkling, $800 is a deal. Post pics, ride it, keep us posted.

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    New Norco owner... Riding a Team 9.1, bit different from the usual Norco rider...

    Have to say I really like the ride of the Team, goes exactly where you point it, climbs like a goat and the carbon mutes the trail chatter.

    I swapped out a few parts to get it set up right for me, shorter PRO stem, Syntace P6 carbon post, favourite WTB saddle, PRO carbon bars, ESI extra chunky grips and set up tubeless with Maxxis Ikon rubber. I'm still dialling in the cockpit, making small adjustments but it's 99% to my liking.

    I've been enjoying riding it so much my Lenz Leviathan has been getting a little jealous...

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    The pic above still has the original EA70 bars and WTB Nano on the rear, but it's the latest one I have...
    My LBS | Riding this and this

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    Nitro 6.2

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    My Norco Nitro 6.2. Picked it up a few weeks ago.

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    I'm loving my 2013 Sight 2. Really well balanced suspension and geometry. Reasonably light at about 27.5lbs.
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    Just ordered a 2014 Fluid 9.2 have to wait till October for it to come in, very excited. 120mm of 29er goodness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blizzard_mk View Post
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    I'm loving my 2013 Sight 2. Really well balanced suspension and geometry. Reasonably light at about 27.5lbs.
    27.5lbs?
    Really?
    I just picked up a demo 2014 Carbon sight 7.1 and weighed it in the shop on their scales - 12.8kg [28.16 lbs] less pedals!
    Even considering Norco have swapped the tyres from Onza Ibex at 1.95lbs each to maxxis Ardents at 1.57lbs it still makes the $5000.00 carbon bike 27.39lbs.
    Not calling BS on you bud but I would get your scales checked

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgre_6163 View Post
    27.5lbs?
    Really?
    I just picked up a demo 2014 Carbon sight 7.1 and weighed it in the shop on their scales - 12.8kg [28.16 lbs] less pedals!
    Even considering Norco have swapped the tyres from Onza Ibex at 1.95lbs each to maxxis Ardents at 1.57lbs it still makes the $5000.00 carbon bike 27.39lbs.
    Not calling BS on you bud but I would get your scales checked
    The scale I was using may not be the most accurate, but that weight is in the right ballpark. That was with stan's flow wheels, the stock Conti x-king 2.2 tires set up tubeless, and xt cranks with a 34T wolf tooth chainring (no guide or derailleur). Keep in mind that you are also comparing 26" to 27.5".

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    Quote Originally Posted by blizzard_mk View Post
    The scale I was using may not be the most accurate, but that weight is in the right ballpark. That was with stan's flow wheels, the stock Conti x-king 2.2 tires set up tubeless, and xt cranks with a 34T wolf tooth chainring (no guide or derailleur). Keep in mind that you are also comparing 26" to 27.5".
    Fair enough - points well made and taken.
    I get frustrated at riders who buy their bike and then they magically seem to drop 4lbs when it rolls out the door of the shop.

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    I have a large 2014 Fluid 9.2 with all my goodies on it, stans hoops with hope hubs and rotors, hope brakes, raceface turbine cranks and carbon seat-post, truvativ carbon bars, hope stem, all X9 shifters and derailluers, weighs in at 30 lbs. I don't think thats bad for 120 mil travel ali 29er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgre_6163 View Post
    27.5lbs?
    I just picked up a demo 2014 Carbon sight 7.1 ...
    Do tell. How did it ride?
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    Who Rides A Norco?

    Here's my new ride - it's a Range 7.1 with a few bling bits. Still waiting on more appropriate wider tyres and rims to show but it came in at 12.2kg as pictured (with 2.25 Racing Ralph's).

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    That's a super nice Range. Love the build, a DBAir CS or Float-X would finish it off!

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    I ride a Norco : )
    2014 Sight 7.1 carbon.
    With a few mods she comes in at 11.85kg [26.07lbs] without pedals

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    Sub-12kg AM bikes were the realm of high $$$ Ibis Mojo builds only a few years ago..
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    Have a Norco Shore with lots of upgrades (about 40.5lbs) and a 2014 Carbon Range 7.2 on order for Feb 2014 (a lot less pounds .

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    I have been riding a customized range sixfiftyb which currently sits at less than 12,8 kg
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    Hello, I'm from Indonesia.
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    More Mods...

    Updated a few more bits on my Range 7.1; now running Derby rims and a DB Air shock. Also giving the Formula 35 fork a try.
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    Sweet setup, that shock is magic on that frame and you are going to love the wheels!

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    Updated a few more bits on my Range 7.1; now running Derby rims and a DB Air shock. Also giving the Formula 35 fork a try.
    That shock clears the frame? Nice

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    That shock clears the frame? Nice
    Yep, the DB clears but only when oriented as shown.
    Also makes it a tight fit for drink bottles and I can only fit a small one in my large frame - used to be able to fit a full size bottle with a regular shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHwick View Post
    Yep, the DB clears but only when oriented as shown.
    Also makes it a tight fit for drink bottles and I can only fit a small one in my large frame - used to be able to fit a full size bottle with a regular shock.
    Noice. I wish the xs frame could fit that(

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    Been waiting a while for this one...
    Came in at 12.3kg / 27.12lbs as pictured (with pedals, fender and bottle cage).
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    here a few pics of our Norco's my wife 2013 fluid & my sight killer b 2013........im open to suggestion for setup being as tho im a big guy ' just kinda wingin it .........hahahahahaha
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    here a few pics of our Norco's my wife 2013 fluid & my sight killer b 2013........im open to suggestion for setup being as tho im a big guy ' just kinda wingin it .........hahahahahaha
    Dang,

    The way you are holding that bike makes it look feathery light!

    Rock on man,

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    Who rides A Norco?

    Ive been riding my norco sight C7.2 for about 3 months now.
    Biggest upgrade
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    Love the bike! Weighes in at 28.51Lbs with pedals. Just waiting for reverb stealth next week
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    My low budget fun bike. I will update the suspension with avalanche cartridge in the evolution fork, and avalanche rebuild in the ctd evolution shock as soon as the option is available, to be ready for the snows departure. 26 t small ring, and a rf bash are the only changes from stock. I plan on testing tubeless this winter seeing how many months it will hold air without riding.
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    Hey guys, Ive got a 2014 sight c7.2. Anyone know what type of chain guide fits this bike? I drop my chain most of the time over rough trails. Ive replaced the front derailleur with sram xo 2/10. But havent ridden on it yet. Im hoping this will remedy my problem. Comparing with the x7 with the xo, seems like the x7's cage is bent? Causing drops?

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    Im using the e-thirteen trs system (bash guard & chain tensioner).... work well havent dropped a chain,but when riding in dirty conditions was dealing with a bit of chain suck in granny gear(small front ring) moved to 1x ...problem solved....hoped my 2 cents helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by DABIGSEAT View Post
    Im using the e-thirteen trs system (bash guard & chain tensioner).... work well havent dropped a chain,but when riding in dirty conditions was dealing with a bit of chain suck in granny gear(small front ring) moved to 1x ...problem solved....hoped my 2 cents helps
    which e thirteen is that dabigseat? is that the ISCG 05? cuz i tried a truvativ ISCG , but didnt fit over the carbon bottom bracket. Ive ridden the new xo fron derailleur today. its better then the x7, but still jumps from the big chain ring to the small when im going over rough trails down hill. and at one point i got chain suck. so im hoping to buy a chain guide thatll fix it.

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    Got my e thirteen chain guide.... so far so good ..... i was also concerned about drag.... but no drag
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    Quote Originally Posted by gocat View Post
    Got my e thirteen chain guide.... so far so good ..... i was also concerned about drag.... but no drag
    Be sure to keep the chain really clean , i was having a issue with chain suck(chain caught between frame & chainring) was told it was because my chain wasnt clean enough( not sure if that was good advice or not) , i clean my chain every 3 rides but...utlimately ended up going to 1x no suck there....lol
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    Ok , thanx ! I usually clean my chain often. But when i look at this guide , it has what looks like a shark fin, for lack of a better word, that sticks up in front of the derailleur. So i dont see how the chain can jump over that onto the B.B.

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    Just Rebuilt my 2008 Norco Aline with New Shimano XT 9 speed Cassette, XT Derailleur, XT Chain, XT Shifter, Deore M610 Brakes, Kore Seat and cut down seat post, New Renthal Fat Bars with WTB Grips, New Cane Creek Headset, New Hope Upper Fork Crown/Stem, New Risse Racing Lower Fork Crown, Replaced the Rear Spank Subrosa 30 with a Sun Ringle MTX 33 and another Hope Evo Pro 2 Hub (I have 6 of them now lol) ,Schwalbe Hans Dampf on the Rear, Nukeproof Proton Flat pedals, think that's it
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    new Sight C 7.1

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    I now ride a Norco. Yesterday, I picked up a new Sight C 7.1 at my dealer.

    Looks great, more orange than I expected based on internet images. I haven't ridden it on trails yet. Yesterday, when I got it home, I rode it around my yard . So far I'm impressed by ease of climbing, compliance over rough terrain, and handling compared to my Specialized Camber 29er. The Rockshock dropper seat works great.

    Anyone else have one of these? What are your impressions? Seat? Tires? etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimermtnr View Post
    Anyone else have one of these? What are your impressions? Seat? Tires? etc.
    I rode one last year. I just tore it down 2 days ago and now the frame is for sale

    I liked the bike. Very active and was surprised at just how much it was able to do without feeling overwhelmed. It's very nimble and flickable, but behaves very well in the air too. Wouldn't have won so many awards if it wasn't awesome! Anyone want mine?
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    if you liked it why are you selling it?

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    I now ride a Norco. Yesterday, I picked up a new Sight C 7.1 at my dealer.

    Looks great, more orange than I expected based on internet images. I haven't ridden it on trails yet. Yesterday, when I got it home, I rode it around my yard . So far I'm impressed by ease of climbing, compliance over rough terrain, and handling compared to my Specialized Camber 29er. The Rockshock dropper seat works great.

    Anyone else have one of these? What are your impressions? Seat? Tires? etc.

    Joe
    First I have to say (sweet ride!!). I have the 2014 Sight 7 1.5c with a bunch of mods. Although I haven't had a ton of bikes to compare to, the Sight is by far the best bike I have rode so far. As sdemars mentioned a very fun bike. Right away the first time I pointed the Sight down hill I realized it was much faster than anything I've rode before. It took me a little bit to get used to the speed. So confidence inspiring I taught myself how to do jumps (small ones) Which is good for this old fart who up until mountain biking, had no experience riding anything off road powered or not, never even been to a bike park.

    The climbing is fantastic too, on steep techy stuff, just leave the shock settings wide open and for me the traction is very good. As the fork and shock are pretty much the only stock item left on the bike until June,,, I believe at that point the new 2016 editions should make the ride even better.

    Make sure to give us your impressions after a few rides. Cheers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimermtnr View Post

    I now ride a Norco. Yesterday, I picked up a new Sight C 7.1 at my dealer.

    Looks great, more orange than I expected based on internet images. I haven't ridden it on trails yet. Yesterday, when I got it home, I rode it around my yard . So far I'm impressed by ease of climbing, compliance over rough terrain, and handling compared to my Specialized Camber 29er. The Rockshock dropper seat works great.

    Anyone else have one of these? What are your impressions? Seat? Tires? etc.

    Joe
    You can tell all that from just riding around your yard? You must have a sweet yard.

    Very nice bike! I'm a lil jealous.

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    I now ride a Norco. Yesterday, I picked up a new Sight C 7.1 at my dealer.

    Looks great, more orange than I expected based on internet images. I haven't ridden it on trails yet. Yesterday, when I got it home, I rode it around my yard . So far I'm impressed by ease of climbing, compliance over rough terrain, and handling compared to my Specialized Camber 29er. The Rockshock dropper seat works great.

    Anyone else have one of these? What are your impressions? Seat? Tires? etc.

    Joe
    Awesome bike. I looked very seriously at that exact bike but ended up pulling the pin on my Range. It was down to those two bikes for me. Not sure yet if it was the right decision or not.

    Anyway, I recall I was going to do a tiny bit of surgery on that bike had I bought it. First off, if I recall correctly, that Magic Mary tire in the front is non-snakeskin. Presumably that is to keep the weight down. That tire is huge but the non-SS version is very light - weight wise and durability wise. I would have put a Hans Dampf SS version on front and back, tubeless. I like my Specialized Phenom seat so I would have swapped it (although the stock seat looks sick with the matching stripe). I don't think I was going to do too much more, although I was thinking of swapping out the XX1 crank for a RF Next to shave a half pound but all in all, I thought it was super solidly spec'ed out of the box.

    GREAT bike. Enjoy.

    PS - I would gas the Norco lock on grips too and put Lizard Skins on - 35 grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F8L View Post
    You can tell all that from just riding around your yard? You must have a sweet yard.

    Very nice bike! I'm a lil jealous.
    Thanks for the comments.

    Those were my quick first impressions. I do live in the country with a small hill, a ditch full of ruts and some rocks (small rock garden) and I built a small jump to go over. I won't know for sure until I've spend some time on the trails. Not sure when that will be as this is turning out to be a busy week.

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    Awesome bike. I looked very seriously at that exact bike but ended up pulling the pin on my Range. It was down to those two bikes for me. Not sure yet if it was the right decision or not.

    Anyway, I recall I was going to do a tiny bit of surgery on that bike had I bought it. First off, if I recall correctly, that Magic Mary tire in the front is non-snakeskin. Presumably that is to keep the weight down. That tire is huge but the non-SS version is very light - weight wise and durability wise. I would have put a Hans Dampf SS version on front and back, tubeless. I like my Specialized Phenom seat so I would have swapped it (although the stock seat looks sick with the matching stripe). I don't think I was going to do too much more, although I was thinking of swapping out the XX1 crank for a RF Next to shave a half pound but all in all, I thought it was super solidly spec'ed out of the box.

    GREAT bike. Enjoy.

    PS - I would gas the Norco lock on grips too and put Lizard Skins on - 35 grams.
    Thinks for the comments.

    I checked, the Magic Mary tire is Snakeskin, says on the sidewall. They make both SS and non SS Magic Mary tires. Since I have large hands I find the grips to be slightly on the small side. I will admit that this bike significantly exceeds my capabilities, I need to ride it for a while before changing too much.

    Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimermtnr View Post
    if you liked it why are you selling it?
    The Sight is a perfect trail/all-mtn bike. It's fantastic for everything you might want to pedal to and for most of the stuff you might take a shuttle to. There's two reasons I'm selling it.

    1 - As my skills are increasing I'm doing more park rides where I want a little bigger bike, but don't need a full DH bike. The Sight can handle some jumps but it's not really meant to do a 15' gaps all day long. (there's a reason they made the Sight and Range)

    2 - I'll also be doing several endurance events this year. I got a Pivot 429sl for those, and it's such a surprisingly capable platform it will handle much of the trail riding I want to do. I've done everything at Moab except Portal on this.

    So the 429sl handles most of the trail rides I want to do and I decided to get something better suited to the DH-ish stuff I wanted to do. Ergo, now I have a SC Nomad. Moved all the parts over and I'm selling the Sight frame. If it wasn't for these, I would have been happy keeping the Sight - it's still a rad bike that I'll be a lil sad to see go. It's also sad that I only have 2 rides on a brand new CC DB Inline and Reverb Stealth, but that's the way it goes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdemars View Post
    The Sight is a perfect trail/all-mtn bike. It's fantastic for everything you might want to pedal to and for most of the stuff you might take a shuttle to. There's two reasons I'm selling it.

    1 - As my skills are increasing I'm doing more park rides where I want a little bigger bike, but don't need a full DH bike. The Sight can handle some jumps but it's not really meant to do a 15' gaps all day long. (there's a reason they made the Sight and Range)

    2 - I'll also be doing several endurance events this year. I got a Pivot 429sl for those, and it's such a surprisingly capable platform it will handle much of the trail riding I want to do. I've done everything at Moab except Portal on this.

    So the 429sl handles most of the trail rides I want to do and I decided to get something better suited to the DH-ish stuff I wanted to do. Ergo, now I have a SC Nomad. Moved all the parts over and I'm selling the Sight frame. If it wasn't for these, I would have been happy keeping the Sight - it's still a rad bike that I'll be a lil sad to see go. It's also sad that I only have 2 rides on a brand new CC DB Inline and Reverb Stealth, but that's the way it goes...
    Makes sense. You sound like you're perfectly qualified to evaluate this bike.

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    I now ride a Norco. Yesterday, I picked up a new Sight C 7.1 at my dealer.

    Looks great, more orange than I expected based on internet images. I haven't ridden it on trails yet. Yesterday, when I got it home, I rode it around my yard . So far I'm impressed by ease of climbing, compliance over rough terrain, and handling compared to my Specialized Camber 29er. The Rockshock dropper seat works great.

    Anyone else have one of these? What are your impressions? Seat? Tires? etc.

    Joe
    Also picked my Sight C7.1 2015 up on Tuesday, not been far on it yet but im happy i went for the medium instead of the large (im almost 5'10"). Just converted to tubeless but i think the Magic Mary might be a little OTT for my local trails and was considering putting the Hans Dampf up front and possibly getting another for the rear. Cant decide if i want to run clipless or flats allthough i have my clippless pedals from my XC bike on it atm. Yeah the orange does look so much better in real life than it does on any pictures online IMO.

    Also, is the e13 chainguide really necessary? i was tempted to take it off as ive ran XX1 for almost two years on my XC bike without one and its never dropped the chain once.

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    Picked mine up last Monday. I have a medium and I'm only 5'8". Feels right for me. I'm using clipless. Will convert to tubeless soon, as I often ride in the southern Texas where, because of all the cactus and thorns, tubeless is a necessity.

    This bike is a big upgrade for me and at my age and riding ability have no expectations of ever being able to ride it to near it's full potential. That being said I am confident that with this bike I will improve and ride faster on more technical trails.

    Have ridden it over some small jumps (about 15"max) and rough ground around my home I am surprised by far I compress the suspension. Taking measurements after a ride I find that I have compressed the fork 117mm or 83% of it's travel and the shock 44mm or 75%. I have no complaints with the way the bike rides or handles over the jumps but have to wonder how it will performs on a real trail when I'm riding faster over larger obstacles. The suspension is set to the factory base tune and the dealer has set the the sag according to specs. and my weight.

    If things need to be adjusted I would like to have it done before I hit the trails this weekend with my son.

    Any comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimermtnr View Post
    ... I am surprised by far I compress the suspension...If things need to be adjusted I would like to have it done before I hit the trails this weekend with my son.
    I think you're fine. The suspension will ramp up at the end stroke. This bike will likely handle MUCH more than you expect. Bring a shock pump and tools though. It's not unusual to need to tinker on the first couple of rides.

    Cleared the top of the bridge behind me. This is with the low end Fox and I still didn't have a harsh bottom out.
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    Thanks Sdemars for the quick response. Great shots.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Stolen Norco Sight 2 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Hey everyone!

    My mountain bike was stolen from inside a red Honda van in William Hawrelak park on the afternoon of Sunday May 31.

    The bike is a white medium sized 2012 Norco Sight 2. It has an United Cycle sticker on the down tube, Shimano “XT” components throughout, and black and blue wheels. It has new Specialized branded tires also.

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    It was my first and only real mountain bike, it is very special to me, and I am really sad to see it go. I would truly appreciate it if you guys could keep an eye out for it and maybe spread the word! it would mean the world to me.

    I am also offering a large cash reward for anyone who can provide information leading to its return. No questions asked. If you have any information, please feel free to contact me at 780 690 0820 or contact the Edmonton police department.

    Thanks a whole bunch!

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    Just finished building this Sight Carbon for my wife.
    Came in at 12kg including pedals (26.4lbs) with a Pike and XX1.
    The small frame came in at 2,600g with a Monarch Debonair if anyone's curious.

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    Who Rides A Norco?

    And here's another pic of the same Sight 7.1 ...

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    I want a Norco...just because...I live in Norco.

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    Some will relate:

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    A note to owners of Norco Fluid 7.1 2014 (this may apply to other builds based around the same frame). I have worked on 2 such frames and found on both that the headtube is factory reamed top and bottom, however the top (44 mm) is slightly undersize, and the bottom (56 mm) is slightly oversize. The lower headset cup (especially the stock stamped steel one) does move under load and causes fretting, and it doesn't have much contact area with the headtube bore to begin with. On one of these frames I had to use a medium strength cylindrical fit retaining compound to help keep the cup in.

    Conversely, upper cup may need extra persuasion to press in (leave stock one in place unless you know what you're doing or it's worn enough to need replacement -- which isn't surprising as the stock headset is of poor quality), or better, additional reaming of the upper headtube bore.


    Also watch closely after the bearings in the rocker arm pivot. Don't allow them to disintegrate, better replace early. If they fall apart (perceived as play in the pivot), extracting them will be considerably harder.


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    It's a very nice bike otherwise, even though it's 27.5" and not 26".
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    I just bought a Charger 9.2 2015 and I gotta say I've been following the brand since 2013 and they've been doing some mayor improvements and finally decided to try them. Gonna upgrade the wheelset and the fork for lighter weight.

    Anyone with a 9.2 2015 that has made some mayor improvements to keep in mind in the future?

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    Another report on a Norco Fluid 7.1 2014. I have replaced the stock headset on one of those frames with Cane Creek 40 (ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40) top and bottom cups. The customer was complaining on an annoying clicking noise coming, as he thought, from crankset/lower pivot area for several months. Upon 1st inspection, I found the source to be the stock headset. I overhauled it, as it was in a poor state from too much washing bike upside down. The noises became less frequent but remained.

    Then I had the experience I mentioned above, with headset on another such (new) frame, where I found the fit of the lower cup to be too loose, shallow and irregular, and glued the stock cup in. So I suggested this customer (with the older frame, one that had noises) to replace it with a real headset. Some weeks later, I did the job, faced fork crown and the headtube and had to ream the 44 mm diameter because the fit up there was way too tight. I have not touched the loose fitting 56 mm (bottom) area. The lower cup went in a bit too easily for my liking. But it's machined and it sits at least 2x deeper in the headtube than the stock stamped steel thingy.

    Since I assembled it, the noises are gone, the headset spins better than the stock one did back when it was new, and it has not developed play (didn't require adjustment after 1st rides).


    In other news about that frame, I had replaced the bearings in the rocker arm that connect it to the seatstays, as the stock ones got rough and the guy attempted to punch them out and replace himself. He didn't succeed at getting the old bearings out, neither did I when I used a blind puller (the one with a slide hammer). So I made a bearing press out of lubricated, 12.9 tempered M8x70 bolt, a tall, 10 tempered flanged nut, some strong washers and a ground down socket. The bearings came out then. Looks like those holes have a too tight and irregular fit as well (that is they are not round enough and are a bit too small). There are no traces of machining in the holes, so I don't call them bores. They look forged in the same operation that made the halves of the rocker arm.
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    His & hers...

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    Started riding norco in the end of 2012...owned 5of theme since good stuffWho Rides A Norco?-uploadfromtaptalk1456208102586.jpgmy latest rig 2016 torrent 650+

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    First time Norco owner. Lightly used 2013 Norco Sight Killer B with a Pike RCT3 150mm, Zee cranks, XT and Raceface Atlas parts...Should have the rest built and adjusted tomorrow. Can't wait to slay this thing
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    I too have a 13 ...killer b ....love DAT thang .......I like ur color way tho ,,,waaay better than mine!!!!

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    First ride was sweet! Just need some suspension adjustments and minor tweeking...I dig the color too!
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    How is the fox evol doing on the sight? I'm thinking of picking one up.

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    The Evol air can makes the bike really supple and smooth at the start.
    With the Sight having a progressive leverage ratio, most shocks will pretty feel supple anyway, so I don't feel the advantage is huge. You'd notice the improvement more on on a bike that has a linear rate.
    Still a good shock in any case. It was particularly well suited to my wife. She's 50kg and doesn't hit stuff too hard. We removed the volume spacers to make it more linear, that way she can better access the available travel.

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    2013 Sight Killer B. That new Optic has my eye as well.

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    Just upgraded from a 2013 Scott genius 740 to the Norco Sight 7.2 this is my first carbon bike absolutely loving it can't wait to get it to New Zealand

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    Here is my 2016 Sight A7.1! I've always been a hardtail fanboy and this is my first full suspension bike, all I have to say is wow!

    Only little tweak so far is some Hope Tech 3 E4 brakes with 203mm rotors front and rear, out of the box I found the standard Shimano brakes lacking a lot but that's the only little niggle, otherwise a fantastic bike!






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    Another Norco in the stable...

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    Built some new wheels for the Optic; Nextie rims with Tune hubs.

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    Nice color. I see you use the DB inline shock. Do you know the base line tune for the inline? I just wanna make sure I get it right. Replacing my worn out rock shox. Any info would help. Thanx!

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    I still ride and like my custom 2015 7.2c Sight a lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by gocat View Post
    Nice color. I see you use the DB inline shock. Do you know the base line tune for the inline? I just wanna make sure I get it right. Replacing my worn out rock shox. Any info would help. Thanx!
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    Hey thanx. DDdonny! Just got my first ride in today with the inline. Muddy in NorCal. And I realize just going to C.C. Website would tell me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gocat View Post
    Hey thanx. DDdonny! Just got my first ride in today with the inline. Muddy in NorCal. And I realize just going to C.C. Website would tell me too!
    No sweat, man! I like to help out whenever I can...


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    Well... after a cascade of errors from my LBS, mainly assembly issues and two replacements. I've finally got my upgrade and assembled it myself! Here's my new 2017 A7.1... with a few minor upgrades.




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    Looking nice! Can't go wrong with Hope and Renthal.

    Hopefully the frame serves you well for a few years with no issues.
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    My 2015 Sight. With Fox transer dropper , remote by wolftooth. And Dt Swiss XMC 1200 wheels. My new CC inline iL shock .Not much riding in North cal these days. Too much rain.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by gocat View Post
    My 2015 Sight. With Fox transer dropper , remote by wolftooth. And Dt Swiss XMC 1200 wheels. My new CC inline iL shock .Not much riding in North cal these days. Too much rain.......
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    New parts for 2017.

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    That's looking sweet. What size DHFs are they you've squeezed in there? It looks tight in the rear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phreeky View Post
    That's looking sweet. What size DHFs are they you've squeezed in there? It looks tight in the rear!
    I have the 2.5 wide trails. In one spot I only have 1/4" clearance. Everywhere else is at least 1/2"
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    Just put deposit down on a 2016 Sight C7.4. clearance. Was a tough decision between that and the 2017 Optic C7.3 the LBS had.

    In the end, couldn't beat the $2500 price for a carbon bike. Now to shed as much weight with the little cash that I have left...

    Probably an XT 1x11 groupset and a carbon handle bar to start.

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    Nice, that's a good price. I'd be interested to hear how much it actually weighs. At a rough guess I reckon a medium will be about 14kg.

    Unfortunately I think that moving to an XT 1x11 won't shed much weight - those big cassettes are not light. I run 1x10 (11-36) which, if you can get away with it, is actually quite light and very cheap. It's worth considering.

    A quick look over the specs - that handlebar will weigh a lot, IIRC mine was over 400g (off a 2015 alu model, but I assume the same) - you can drop over 100g for ~$50 sticking to aluminium, or a lot more than that if you go carbon and also replace the stem (go a 35mm clamp).

    I don't know how much the brakes weigh, however I didn't like them so swapped them out.

    The other obvious place to shed weight is the wheelset.

    I'd recommend just riding it for a bit first however and see how you like it - you'll know a LOT more about what you like/dislike even after just a few rides. Playing the weight-weenie game gets expensive quickly, and it's never going to be a feather-weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phreeky View Post
    Nice, that's a good price. I'd be interested to hear how much it actually weighs. At a rough guess I reckon a medium will be about 14kg.

    Unfortunately I think that moving to an XT 1x11 won't shed much weight - those big cassettes are not light. I run 1x10 (11-36) which, if you can get away with it, is actually quite light and very cheap. It's worth considering.

    A quick look over the specs - that handlebar will weigh a lot, IIRC mine was over 400g (off a 2015 alu model, but I assume the same) - you can drop over 100g for ~$50 sticking to aluminium, or a lot more than that if you go carbon and also replace the stem (go a 35mm clamp).

    I don't know how much the brakes weigh, however I didn't like them so swapped them out.

    The other obvious place to shed weight is the wheelset.

    I'd recommend just riding it for a bit first however and see how you like it - you'll know a LOT more about what you like/dislike even after just a few rides. Playing the weight-weenie game gets expensive quickly, and it's never going to be a feather-weight.
    Yea 14kg sounds accurate. I was planning to do an XT 1x11 set but with SRAM XO crank arms deal that I came across. I'm open to a 1x10 also. This isn't just for weight shaving but also for higher quality. I demo'd the stock '16 sight 7.4 and didn't like the Deores(?) that was on there.

    Definitely gonna swap out bars and stem. Possibly rear tire too. Wheels will come later.

    This will serve as a secondary bike, so I'm not in a hurry to get it built and on the trail.

    I hear ya on giving it a couple rides. Speaking of which, I spent half a day yesterday demoing the Sight and the '17 optic 7.3. I really like the Optic. Sacrificing travel and versatility, but quicker spooling, can toss it around more, better equipped and definitely lighter out the box. What I envisioned as my first carbon bike. Dealer is offering $3k. Hmm I'm starting to second guess myself now...what do you think?

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    I've never owned anything higher spec than Deores, so I suppose I don't know what I'm missing out on, however mind seem to shift perfectly. As for weight, well to give an example I have an alu model (medium size) with slightly heavier fork and 2.6 tyres, no carbon parts, and it's around 13.5kg.

    As for Optic vs Sight, IMO it's mostly in the anti-squat. The Optic suspension stays more active when pedelling and so is probably less efficient without using a rear shock trail or lockout mode, whereas the Sight stiffens up quite a bit (pedal bob is non-existant IMO). What this ultimately equates to, keeping in mind that I've never ridden the Optic, is that the Sight will be efficient up fireroads and will also work very effectively on smoother trails. The Optic I expect to be more efficient climbing up and through technical stuff as it will maintain traction and not bounce you around, however extended cilmbs you might want to reach for a rear shock switch.

    My take on the Norcos is this:
    - Range - up the fireroad, bomb down the descents
    - Optic - mixed single-track
    - Sight - somewhere in between

    The Optic actually suits what I ride a lot of the time, however I do prefer more travel than it offers, so another brands longer travel bike with lower anti-squat would make more sense for me. Running a 2.6 tyre on the rear has made up for it to some extent as it allows the lower pressure to take bumps and maintain traction and has made climbing tech a heap easier.

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    I'm with you. As spirited and fun as the Optic feels, it's always comforting having travel. Most of the trails I'm on aren't singletrack anyways (though being on the Optic makes me want to seek em out).

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    So picked up my Sight 7.4 today. Replaced pretty much everything except the dropper post and brakes (though I got 180mm rotors both front and back). Also replaced the Rev fork with a heavier Pike. Running tubeless as well. Before throwing on my HT flat pedals, it's weighing in at around 27.5 lbs or 12.5 kg. I'm guessing I shaved anywhere between 2.5-3 lbs.

    Threw on a Rock Razor tire on the rear, and WOW. That was the real difference maker. Off the line feels like the Optic, but much more stable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phreeky View Post
    I'd recommend just riding it for a bit first however and see how you like it - you'll know a LOT more about what you like/dislike even after just a few rides. Playing the weight-weenie game gets expensive quickly, and it's never going to be a feather-weight.
    I REALLY tried to listen to this very sound advice, but the more illogical side of me took over lol. Besides, this was considered just a fun project. Cost me about $900 in upgrades, but don't forget that I have the new unused stock parts that I can sell or throw on a future build! :-P

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    I now ride a Norco Fluid HT

    I bought my first mountain bike 2 months ago without research. An entry-level BMC with 27.5 wheels on clearance. Sold it and with research, bought a Norco Fluid 2+ HT the next day. I'd been eyeing almost the entire time i had the BMC as i helped my buddy shop for his first mtb. He's now eyeing the Fluid 1 HT.

    I'm new to mtb, so still learning to ride simple stuff, but really loving the tires and fork and overall feel of the bike. The first bike was good for my beginner level, but I just never really loved the BMC.


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    Nothing special just another torrent and it spend the majority of the time in the garage as it is the backup ride but I did take it out today.

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    I am loving my new Sight C9.3 After the photo I added some carbon bars and a 60mm stem, Feels so great!

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    Bought a new Storm last week. Love it so far. First new bike in over 20 years. Things certainly have changed!

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    My 2016 Norco Revolver 9.1 HT. I've had it for a year and absolutely love it.


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    I just picked up a 2018 Torrent 1 HT. Doesn't seem to be too much discussion about it in this forum. Not a popular choice for plus HT's, I guess?

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    Picked up this beginning of this year: 2017 Sight C9.3. Swapped the drivetrain for GX Eagle, the brakes for a set of Guide RS, and replaced the dropper remote with a Wolf Tooth after destroying the stock one. Ridden it locally, Hood River, Bellingham, Whistler, St George, and Moab this year. Great bike, and it's handled it all beautifully.

    Next year I'll probably swap the stock 180 front rotor for a 200mm for more fade resistance and power. Our hills are big and steep here!

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    Congrats! I have the same bike and love it! How much of a difference did switching to GX Eagle make? I just swapped my chainring to a 28T and that helped my climbing a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Pinche View Post
    Congrats! I have the same bike and love it! How much of a difference did switching to GX Eagle make? I just swapped my chainring to a 28T and that helped my climbing a lot.
    It's a game changer for sure. I went from the stock 30t crank to 32T when I switched to Eagle so the low gear became lower and the top gear got quite a bit higher. The larger chainring seemed to have an effect on the suspension action for the better, I seem to feel less interaction when climbing. I don't run out of high gear on downhills or fast rolling trails now, too.

    The other interesting thing is the Eagle drivetrain had much less drag. I immediately found myself climbing in a harder gear (36 rear instead of 42, for example) and on my first test ride after the swap I set PRs on every climb on one of my favorite loops. Better chainring profile, new bearings in the freehub body and BB, and the different chain added up to make the bike feel easier to pedal.

    I ended up having to warranty the first DUB BB after two months when a bearing self destructed, but the warranty replacement one has been bomb proof so far even after riding some big stuff in Moab.

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    That sounds awesome! I'll add that to my upgrade list (after new lighter wheels). If you have the same Yari fork, I found it much better after I took out all the tokens. Way more plush and sensitive for me. But I also don't do many drops or jumps. But it is much better on rough downhills now.

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    I pulled one token so I'm running two total, and the stock shock tune in back. That took me from normally using 70% of max travel on most trails to around 90 with an occasional bottom out on bigger huck-to-flat drops or if I case a landing. I ride pretty aggressively and occasionally hit the bike park at Targhee, though. I need the added progression for my riding style, IOW. If none works for you, then that's the right setup for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Pinche View Post
    That sounds awesome! I'll add that to my upgrade list (after new lighter wheels). If you have the same Yari fork, I found it much better after I took out all the tokens. Way more plush and sensitive for me. But I also don't do many drops or jumps. But it is much better on rough downhills now.
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    Anybody build a 2018 Range C frameset and find a capscrew missing? The capscrew for holding the frame cable penetration covers in place. I got 3 penetration covers but only 2 capscrews.

    Are they available online?

    The part is documented here: https://www.norco.com/cmsb/uploads/b...e-assembly.pdf

    Thanks much!

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    You can probably find one at a hardware store or similar, in the metric section. It's probably the same screw as my Sight uses, and those don't look like anything oddball or proprietary.

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    That't what I ended up doing. Thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintj View Post
    ...The larger chainring seemed to have an effect on the suspension action for the better, I seem to feel less interaction when climbing...
    I may be wrong but in my view, increasing the size of the front ring will decrease anti-squat and make the suspension more active. At least that is how it was with my 2015 Range (that4 had a ridiculous amount of AS with the stock 30 tooth ring), and my daughter's Process, that was opposite - very little AS with the stock 30 ring. Switching her to a 26 helped her not only with the climbing (11-42 cassette) but helped to tame the pedal bob while climbing.

    Maybe I am all screwed up on this. I have spent a good chunk of today wrapping gifts and my mind is fried.

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    I'm not fluent in rear suspension effects, but I do feel a difference that I prefer. It acts like the rear is more willing to stay hooked up when climbing steep or technical stuff, even with a more worn rear tire now late in the season. Could it be less antisquat letting the rear climb over better (more active)? Could it be more AS driving the rear wheel down into the dirt? Either way, the outcome suits me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintj View Post
    I'm not fluent in rear suspension effects, but I do feel a difference that I prefer. It acts like the rear is more willing to stay hooked up when climbing steep or technical stuff, even with a more worn rear tire now late in the season. Could it be less antisquat letting the rear climb over better (more active)? Could it be more AS driving the rear wheel down into the dirt? Either way, the outcome suits me.

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    IMHO, the former - less AS, more ground hugging traction.

    I have a 2018 29er Sight that is my go to FS trail bike. I don't screw with the size of the ring on that (or on any of my FS bikes). I assume that the crew at Norco know better than me.

    I find my Sight with a 30 tooth ring to be a crap load more active than my old Range. But again, my old Range had about 150% of AS, while my Sight is balanced at 100%. I often throw my rear shock lever into the middle position for extended climbs. I find it makes a small difference in terms of how fresh I feel at the summit (or maybe it's a placebo effect).

    Anyway, I don't think going from 30 to 32 will be a monumental change in terms of your suspension characteristics. It's an interesting topic to discuss though.

    The most important thing, of course, is that you are happy with it.

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    Happy with mine but did goto a 32.

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    Add my wife to the list. After test riding models from Trek, Liv, Juliana, Specialized, and Salsa she decided she liked this Fluid 2 29er the best. We just did our first trail ride today, 6 miles in the local State Park. She may be hooked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintj View Post
    Add my wife to the list. After test riding models from Trek, Liv, Juliana, Specialized, and Salsa she decided she liked this Fluid 2 29er the best. We just did our first trail ride today, 6 miles in the local State Park. She may be hooked!

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    That's a sick color! I'm in the process of building up my Fluid right now too... Cant wait!!!

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    I do. Optic C3

    Love it. A little bit cross country, a little bit rock and roll.Who Rides A Norco?-my-norco.jpg

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