Port Coquitlam, B.C. (November 7, 2018) – Norco Bicycles is proud to announce the all-new, pedal-assist Sight VLT.
For our premium e-MTB platform, we took all of the aggressive all-mountain qualities you love about our pedal Sight and wrapped them into a seamless, extremely capable electric-assist package. The best-in-class Shimano E8000 drive unit and 630 Watt integrated battery give riders the necessary boost to power up the steepest climbs, while modern geometry and optimized suspension kinematics allow them to charge down the rowdiest descents, again and again.
We wanted the Sight VLT to not only ride like a Sight, but to look good too! As the guiding principle in our design philosophy, we made sure that the rider and the ride quality of the Sight VLT were top of mind throughout the development process. The drive unit and battery are enveloped into the carbon frame creating a lightweight, stiff and low-profile e-mountain bike. This makes the Sight VLT one of the lightest e-mountain bikes on the market. A smooth, stable delivery of power gives you the natural feel of riding a conventional mountain bike over every section of trail.
Evolving the proven geometry of our Sight platform, the Sight VLT features modern allmountain geometry with a longer wheelbase for increased stability at higher speeds and a refined kinematic layout for exceptional traction and grip on a wide variety of terrain. A steeper seat tube angle and a more forward riding position makes the Sight VLT an outstanding climber allowing riders to punch up steep and technical climbs effortlessly.
With 150mm of rear travel, the Sight VLT’s suspension kinematics are designed to deliver an Active pedalling platform, excellent small bump compliance and a bottomless feel for confidence-inspiring descending. The frame and suspension design were well thought through and complement the carefully selected, no-compromise components such as a SRAM single click e-MTB rated shifter, stronger wheels and e-rated hubs for additional stiffness and durability.
Our main goal is to ensure riders have the best possible ride quality and experience on any of our Norco bikes. Setting up your bike correctly is essential when you want to get the most out of your ride. The Sight VLT comes with a detailed setup assistant allowing riders to set up their bike and suspension for their specific weight, morphology, terrain and personal preference. There’s nothing better than having fun out on the trails and with the Sight VLT, riders will get exactly that – just more of it.
Power up, charge down – discover a new way to ride with the all-new Norco Sight VLT: Norco.com/SightVLT/
About Norco Bicycles
Inspired by our passion for riding and our distinctive Canadian landscape, we see a world with unlimited riding potential and believe that people’s lives are enriched by cycling. With uncompromising standards for crafting bicycles and our competitive spirit, we strive to create progressive bicycle designs that maximize performance from every tube and every angle.