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    Default Norco Sight A7.1

    living tassie with a hardtail 29er doesnt tend to be fun with the likes of derby and other trails starting to open up to a more all mountain trail crowd...so i decided the time was now before forever stuck in debt with a new house being built...

    Frame – 2016 Norco Sight A7.1
    Rear shock - Cane Creek DBcoil [inline] / VALT 550lb spring
    Front shock/fork - Rockshox Pike Solo Air RC 150mm (2 tokens)
    Handlebars - Easton Haven Carbon 35 750mm
    Stem - Easton Haven 35 70mm
    Grips - Ergon GE1 Slim
    Saddle - Specialised Phenom
    Seatpost - RockShox Reverb
    Front brake - Shimano XT M8000/180mm XT ice-tech
    Rear brake - Shimano XT M8000/180mm XT ice-tech
    Cranks - Sram S-1000 1x11 w/32T
    Chainring - AbsoluteBlack oval 32t
    Chainguide - OneUp Components bash guide
    Pedals – Nukeproof Electron Evo Pedals
    Rear derailleur - Sram GX
    Rear shifter - Sram GX1 11 speed
    Cassette - Sram XG 1150 10-42T
    Wheelset - Easton Arc 30/Hope Pro Evo 4
    Tyres – F: Maxxis Highroller II EXO TR 2.3 R: Maxxis Aggressor EXO TR 2.3






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    Nice mate; these look great! How's it ride? Throwing around one of these as an option for my next bike (along with the Canyon Spectral or Devinci Troy).

    Heard the Norco Sight's are a blast to ride?

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    couldn't recommended one highly enough...really playful bike, climbs well and reasonable value...

    the canyon spectral had my attention also but the norco got over the line first mostly due to not being patient enough to wait for the canyon and a local shop having big end of season sale...

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    Yeah have to agree, the timing of Spectral could hold me back. It's a long wait!

    What size Sight did you get? How's the fit?

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    looks mint. was tossing up between norco range and the canyon strive. Went the strive in the end, for something different. enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jforjeremy View Post
    Yeah have to agree, the timing of Spectral could hold me back. It's a long wait!

    What size Sight did you get? How's the fit?
    i got a medium and sizing seems to be spot on...

    i did however go with a 10mm longer stem when i changed to the carbon bars...just found with the 60mm it would lift the front wheel really easy while climbing...

    the spectral does come with guide brakes, decent tyres/rims and a host of extras straight from the box...something ive already spent money on upgrading going with xt8000 brakes, tubeless maxxis highroller/ardent and currently looking at buying a easton arc30/hope hub wheelset...

    i definitely dont regret it at all...love the bike and how it rides...opening up all the various trails littering tassie i didnt have the balls to ride on my old hardtail 29er...

    first ride i dropped a 30 seconds from a number of strava segment PB's without really trying and i wouldn't say im 100% confident on the bike as yet...still in the habit of riding it like a hard tail at times so once i get over that itll be a beast

    Quote Originally Posted by tre0001 View Post
    looks mint. was tossing up between norco range and the canyon strive. Went the strive in the end, for something different. enjoy
    my partners brother bought the range a7.1 at the same time i bought the sight...definitely a sweet bike and was also considered...but i wanted to give the pike a crack and really didnt need the 170mm travel (i wouldnt have the balls to make the most of it)

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    I agree, I love my Sight. I have the 2015 C7.1
    I'm 168cm tall so I got a large, suits me nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stredda View Post
    I agree, I love my Sight. I have the 2015 C7.1
    I'm 168cm tall so I got a large, suits me nice.
    i really wish i could have justified buying the carbon model :(

    but with a house being built timing wasnt right...once things settle ill try and get my hands on a frame and transfer everything across i think :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delazy View Post
    i got a medium and sizing seems to be spot on...

    i did however go with a 10mm longer stem when i changed to the carbon bars...just found with the 60mm it would lift the front wheel really easy while climbing...

    the spectral does come with guide brakes, decent tyres/rims and a host of extras straight from the box...something ive already spent money on upgrading going with xt8000 brakes, tubeless maxxis highroller/ardent and currently looking at buying a easton arc30/hope hub wheelset...

    i definitely dont regret it at all...love the bike and how it rides...opening up all the various trails littering tassie i didnt have the balls to ride on my old hardtail 29er...

    first ride i dropped a 30 seconds from a number of strava segment PB's without really trying and i wouldn't say im 100% confident on the bike as yet...still in the habit of riding it like a hard tail at times so once i get over that itll be a beast,
    Do you mind me asking how tall you are?

    Arc 30's will be a killer upgrade mate :)

    Man wish i still lived in Tassie now Derby is up and running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stredda View Post
    I agree, I love my Sight. I have the 2015 C7.1
    I'm 168cm tall so I got a large, suits me nice.
    I'm 171cm and was thinking I'd get a small. Do these run on the smaller side? I generally like by bikes to feel small but maybe a medium instead?

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