Norco's Sight 2 goes through the wringer


The not-so-minor details

Product

Norco Sight 2

Contact

Advance Traders

Price

3799.00

Weight

12.44kg

Size tested

Medium

What we'd change

Add an adjustable post, meatier front tyre, sintered brake pads and Icetech rotors

Positives

More playful than a puppy on Red Bull. Clean finish with nice touches everywhere you look. Pretty decent value with no obvious spec upgrades needed.

Negatives

The rear suspension linkage bolts loosened off during first few rides, keep an eye on them. Not the stiffest frame we've ridden in comparison to the overall bike weight. Resin brake pads and rotors limit pad choice options.

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Well done Norco. This bike sums up what trail riding is all about, fun. So far the Sight has attracted a lot of attention in the mountain bike media, we were eager to find out why.

What’s this Sight all about then? Well, don’t look here if you are after a big-hitting all mountain bike, or a super-efficient endurance bike, the Sight fits nicely in the middle. It’s 140mm travel amount and fairly sharp angles gave us the feeling that the Sight is long-legged trail bike, for rapid riding through steep, tight and demanding terrain.
 

Love the curves. We thoroughly enjoyed out tim aboard the Sight.

A relatively short front end with super-wide handlebars puts the rider in a ready-to-react position for anything the trail can throw at you.

A fine rear end indeed. Using a stiff, secure and user-friendly Syntace X-12 axle also looks so much better than a standard quick release.

Now that is a roomy cockpit. 740mm bars are pretty damn wide, but a narrower option is supplied to Australian shores due to standard regulations.

Note the small black aluminium bolt threaded into the frame. This will replace the derailleur hanger bolt if it breaks off in case of accident, so you don’t need to carry a spare hanger on each ride, very nice touch indeed!

 
A large air volume FOX RP2 shock does a stellar job, and matched the suspension rate perfectly. And this was one of those bikes that rarely needed the Propedal lever as the rear suspension bobbed very little.

The 140mm travel Rockshox Revelation takes the task of leading the Sight into the trails. With the ability to drop the fork down into a shorter travel mode for climbing and lock out for stints on the road, this Revelation is ideal for this type of bike.

Hit this lever to drop the fork travel down for a more efficient climbing position. And showing off to your mates.

The Shimano XT brakes are running on resin only rotors, for extra bite and braking power an upgrade to Ice Tech rotors with metal sintered pads would be a good upgrade.

ISCG tabs will allow the fitting of a chainguide for the single-ring fans out there.

Shimano XT all over the place, and it absolutely killed it. The brakes are a real highlight, and the integrated shifter and brake clamp neatens the bars nicely.

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