Norco Sight Killer 27.5 Full Suspension

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $4985.00

Product Description

The Sight Killer B is designed for aggressive trail riders: those who find their flow riding the most technically challenging trails on the mountain. 650B wheels help make the Sight Killer B both truly exceptional on climbs and supremely confident on descents. For those riders who always take the lead in a pack, the Sight Killer B will be right there with you – urging you to ride faster and push harder.

  • Frame: 2013 Sight 650B 140 mm travel
  • Fork: Rockshox Revelation RCT3 650B 140 mm,15 mm
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float Factory CTD adj B/V
  • Rims: Sun Charger Pro wheelset 650 B
  • Tires: Schwalbe Knobby Nic Performance Folding 650x2.35

Norco Sight Killer B Pro Review

For 2013 Norco actually has two All Mountain 650b bikes. The Sight Killer B has 140mm of travel and the Range has 160mm of travel. Being on the more “trail” oriented end of all mountain, it is no surprise that the Sight is a snappy handler that does well in all aspects of riding. It uses the FSR four bar suspension design but Norco puts their own take on it by using what they call A.dvanced R.ide T.echnology. The pivot locations are relocated a bit to increase the rearward axle path for increased square-edged bump compliance and it works. Continue reading →

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bsprouts a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2014

Strengths:    Solid and stable descender; climbs well; when going uphill rolls over logs, roots, rocks with ease; stable jumper

Weaknesses:    Nit picking, really, as I found little to complain about, but wasn't the most nimble on the tight, twisty, uphill bits.

Bottom Line:   
I rode this bike mostly stock, except for the wheels, which were a pair of Mavic Crossmax Enduro's. I think the basics of how the bike handles and rides would be similar with the stock wheels. The bike is a great value for the money - the fork, and xt components were great.

The cockpit feels right - you sit not too high, not too low, just the right amount in the bike. The bike was easy to lift the front wheel over obstacles, and made bunny hopping and jumping easy. The suspension feels very plush for 140 mm of travel - smooth over the small rough bumps, but I never felt like I had harsh bottom outs, even off larger drops.

The bike steers easily and wants to lean in to the corners with you. It felt stable on fast twisty descents. I thought it felt great on steep, rocky descents too, just plowing through rock gardens with no trouble.

It climbs very well, it felt efficient. And going uphill over rocks, roots, etc. was really easy, it just rolled over with plenty of clearance and kept the momentum going.

My only short coming is on really tight, twisty uphill bits, it felt a little slow to respond to my inputs and get around the corners. But that is also perhaps a short coming with the rider.

Over all This is a great bike, and the value when one looks at cost is outstanding. It would suit those who like to want a bike that can handle a variety of terrain, and don't mind pedaling uphill but love the downhill. It's really a capable descender, but would be no problem to ride all day on most any terrain. Really well done, and in my search for my next bike, this one is in the top 3 for sure.

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Favorite Trail:   It's so sweet.

Duration Product Used:   8 hours of ride time.

Purchased At:   a friend

Similar Products Used:   Transition Bandit (26), Trek Remedy (27.5), Santa Cruz Bronson (27.5), Ellsworth Epiphany (26), Niner WFO (29).

Bike Setup:   Stock with the exception of the wheels, which were Mavic Crossmax Enduros.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Todd a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2013

Strengths:    all around great bike. Climbs great and bombs down just as well. very comfortable geometry for longer rides and the slack head angle keeps it nimble.

Weaknesses:    front fork could be upgraded to a 160mm but I'm riding it stock on steeps and find it works well enough until I can afford a new fork.

Bottom Line:   
Bought the Sight in May and my only regret is I didn't get it sooner. Rode it in the BC Bike Race and although it wasn't quite as fast as all the 29'er xc bikes on the long hills it more than made up for it in the downhill/technical sections.

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Favorite Trail:   Bear Buns/Blue Collar

Duration Product Used:   6 Months

Purchased At:   Trail Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Trek Remedy

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