Norco has introduced its 2020 Sight bike, featuring the Ride Aligned design system.
It is available in four complete carbon and three complete aluminium models.
Carbon frames feature a carbon front triangle and two-piece carbon seat stays for maximum tyre clearance, with robust aluminium chainstays for added stiffness and suspension precision. The aluminium frames are engineered to offer a consistent ride quality throughout the entire Sight range.
“When the Canadian company set out to redesign its most popular full-suspension bike, it wanted to make a significant change in what riders expected from all-mountain – so its engineering department created an entirely new way to design a bike, said a statement.
“They call it Ride Aligned, and the Sight is the ultimate application of this new design system that’s found throughout the 2020 Norco lineup, including the most recently released Optic short-travel trail bike.
“By evolving their Gravity Tune concept to consider the rider’s centre of gravity, and considering vast amounts of anthropomorphic data to optimise each frame size, the engineers created a consistent weight distribution at the contact patch across the entire size range for riders of every build. By carefully selecting reach and seat tube angles along with precise steering geometry, they created the Sight’s distinct mix of crisp, confident handling and maximum grip.
“Ride Aligned frame geometry places the rider’s centre of gravity both seated and standing at an optimum position for ideal weight distribution between the wheels for maximum grip and control. Identifying the precise location of the centre of gravity also allowed the engineers to optimise the new Sight’s suspension kinematics for every rider on their ideal frame, and created the Ride Aligned Bike Setup Guide app to make the most of every detail integrated into the Ride Aligned design.
“The results? The Sight delivers maximum front and rear wheel grip on climbs and descents, maintains momentum and cadence in technical situations, and allows the suspension to move freely without absorbing drivetrain energy. This creates an all-mountain experience that feels dynamic under rider input and provides a confident, stable chassis when charging through rough terrain.”
New for 2020 is the Sight Youth 27.5, for young riders seeking a bike that offers all the Ride Aligned technology, handling and quality of the adult Sight, but is engineered with a more compliant aluminium frame, youth-tuned suspension components, and SDG Jr. touchpoints.
The 2020 Sight Aluminum will be available at international authorised Norco dealers in November. All carbon models are scheduled to arrive in December.