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Full-Sized Sender - Norco Sight Youth Will Launch the Next Generation of Shredders

Younger riders are charging harder than ever, they deserve a bike that will deliver the goods and not fall to pieces. The all-new 2020 Norco Sight Youth promises to fill the bill with performance.

Full-Sized Sender - Norco Sight Youth Will Launch the Next Generation of Shredders

The Norco Sight Youth 27.5 is a breakthrough in all-mountain design built to help young riders maximize their potential. Trails are getting tougher, all-mountain expectations are rising...and the kids are stepping it up.

Highlights:

  • Frame - 6061 Alloy Frame 140mm travel
  • Fork - RockShox Pike, Charger 150mm travel, 37mm offset
  • Shock - Rockshox Deluxe R Select Debonair 2
  • Crankset - SRAM Eagle SX PowerSpline, 165mm
  • Cassette - SRAM Eagle PG 1210, 11-50T
  • Seatpost - JD TransX Light Action Dropper, 120mm, 1x lever
  • Brakes - Shimano BR-MT500 hydraulic, 180mm (front/rear)
  • Rims - WTB STP I25, tubeless ready
  • Hubs - Shimano Deore 110x15mm Boost (front) /148x12mm Boost (rear)
  • Tires - Maxxis Minion DHF EXO/TR 27.5x2.3 (Front) Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO/TR 27.5x2.3 (Rear)
  • Price - $2,799 USD

To create the new Sight Youth 27.5, we drew on the same inspiration and science that developed the 2020 adult Sight, but developed it specifically for the amazing riding we’ve witnessed on our local trails by kids who aren’t even out of middle school. Seeing all that skill and boundless potential aboard bikes that are either under-built for what they’re trying to do, or limited by something that’s just too big, it made us wonder how much quicker the next generation of mountain bikers could progress if they had a bike that’s designed just for them.

The Sight Youth 27.5 employs Norco’s Ride Aligned design system to create a ride that doesn’t just fit a 4' 9" to 5'2" rider, but is deliberately tuned for them. So, instead of stalling their progress while they outride their kid’s bike – waiting to grow into an adult one – they can step things up sooner, and capitalize on the rubber bones and questionable judgement youth provides them.

With generous standover clearance, the Sight Youth 27.5’s immense descending capability, adept, sure-footed climbing and efficient pedaling are achieved with an optimized center of gravity within its long wheelbase, steep seat angle and precisely-tuned steering geometry. The youth tune is taken to the next level with lighter springs and shock damping curves, with Ride Aligned kinematics providing 140mm rear and 150mm front travel for a more forgiving ride under lighter riders.

Norco engineers evolved the Gravity Tune concept to consider the rider’s center of gravity for each frame size, giving consistent weight distribution at the contact patch across the entire size range. By carefully selecting reach and seat tube angles along with precise steering geometry we were able to create the distinct mix of crisp, confident handling and maximum grip on climbs and descents.
Ride Aligned frame geometry places the rider’s center of gravity – both seated and standing – at an optimum position for ideal weight distribution between the wheels for maximum grip and control. This means tack-sharp tire traction during the entire ride: whether grinding up or pinning it down.

The Ride Aligned design system from Norco matches each individual bike to the human who rides it, creating a customized platform that is both stable and balanced, allowing the rider to push harder. We use individual rider metrics, precise suspension kinematics, and proprietary app technology to connect you to your ride experience like never before. Stop trying to squeeze into the same old frame of reference. Find your own angle. Learn more at Norco.com


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