Our advice to consumers looking at the 2020 Norco Sight is to be real with yourself. Don’t be the guy who buys a Ferrari to sit on the 405 freeway in L.A. traffic every day, never getting it out of second gear. This is a modern all-mountain bike that will absolutely shred if you’ve got the right kind of terrain to unlock its potential. Yes, Sam Blenkinsop and Bryn Atkinson can make this bike do incredible things beyond the capabilities of most all mountain machines, and while that’s very impressive from an engineering standpoint and completely inspriring, if you don’t ride like them, you may not need a bike like theirs. If your local terrain is more on the XC or flatter or tight and technical side of the spectrum, there may be a better-suited bike for your needs, like the Norco Optic for example, which we absolutely love and will be reviewing soon.
If however, you have the need for speed, have nice up-trails, rough n rowdy downhills and want a 150mm bike that will stick and move the more you push it, the 2020 Norco Sight is really worth a look. We didn’t love the tune of the Rock Shox SuperDeluxe on flatter trails and when landing jumps or drops, but the bike really came alive on steep descents when the rider’s weight was shifted over the bars. When we put this bike on the terrain it was designed for, it’s hard to think of a better riding bike in recent memory. We could push the Sight well beyond what most think a 150mm bike is capable of, and we did it with big smiles on our faces. The 2020 Norco Sight looks sharp, rides silent, and is a blast to rip around corners. Overall this is a very solid bike and we’re sure it will make a lot of riders happy, on the right terrain.
Price: $6,897 As Built
Weight: 32.12 lbs