The Norco Sight was one of the bikes that made us bring Norco to Boise. It’s combination of stellar suspension, smart spec and affordable priceÂ is pretty unique. Â It’s always nice to find out that others agree. Â This time it’s the folks over at bike magazine, whose 2018 Bible of Bike Test just dropped this week. In a test with no shortage of remarkable bikes, the Norco Sight was a favorite.
The Norco Sight C3 is a bike we fell in love with. DVO Suspension with a GX Eagle build at an attractive $4200 price point. Come on in today to take one for a spinThe Sight is Norcoâ€™s longer travel trail bike (they call it all mountain, but we’re not sure what that means anymore). Â With 130mm of rear travel mated to a 140mm fork, the Sight fits nicely between the Enduro oriented Range and the shorter travel Optic. Â Like all Norco’s, it’s available in both 27.5 and 29 inch wheels with the extra small, small and extra large only featuring one, size-appropriate wheel size. Â As we wrote earlier, wheel size is just part of how a bike rides, so we love seeing brands interpret the same bike using different size wheels.
Time and time again, folks would roll up to us at the trailhead and ask, “Is that the new Following? Oh damn, is that an S-Works Stumpy? What’s your favorite bike?” And time and time again, testers would point and say, “Probably that bike over there.”
So why the rave reviews? Â Simply put it that it boils down to great geometry and really well tuned suspension. The latter garnered favorable comparisons to the Ibis Ripley and Evilâ€™s The Following. Both are great bikes (albeit a bit pricey), so this is high praise. They reviewers found the resulting package a bike that is energetic and playful, but rarely overwhelmed when the terrain turns rough.
Sight models start at $2,799 for alloy models and $4199 for carbon; the Sight C2 reviewed is $5149.Â If you would like to experience the Sight for yourself swing by the shop. We have a couple Sights in out demo fleet that are ready to ride.Â