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Customer reviews for Norco Sight 3 SE 2013 Mountain Bike

Norco Sight 3 SE 2013 Mountain Bike

We took the award winning Sight and though to ourselves how do we make an all round perfect bike better? So we added a Syntace 142x12mm Bolt-thru dropout to the rear end to stiffen the bike, then we added a lush Fox 32 Evolution CTD Fork, to work alongside the Fox Float shock and give you plenty of control over your suspension so you can tackle the roughest trails with ease and grace! we also added a FSA Comet 2x10 chainset and SLX shifters to go with it. So grab one now before all of these great rides get snapped up.
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4 out of 4(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Norco Sight 3 SE 2013 Mountain Bike
Review 1 for Norco Sight 3 SE 2013 Mountain Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
cornwallp
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Manchester - National Cycling Centre

First full suss and loving it

PostedSeptember 30, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great
Cons: stock pedals aren't great. (no surprises)
This is my first full suss after over 15 years riding hardtails. I've had this bike for 3 weeks now and only just had chance to take it out.
I was going to change the pedals but for my first ride I left it as it came out of the shop. I took it for a blast around the North Face trail at Grizedale as this is a route I know well and thought it would be a good testing ground.
WOW!!! On my first ride I've smashed my Strava PB's on all but the first section of single track, and come very close on the uphill fire road sections.
My initial concerns where that the new bike would be heavy on the up hills, but this isn't the case. It climbs well and I kept up with the rest of the group, getting to the top of most hills first. Over the Single track it just soaks up the little bumps and begs to be pushed harder and faster. It had my jumping bigger and further than before.
The fox rear shock and fork have the CTD settings, making it stiff enough to climb but releasing the full 140mm travel to attack hard and fast when the trails head downhill. Overall the components seem solid and worked really well for a first ride.
The only criticism I have is that the pedals it comes with are too light and feel rubbish. I normally ride with a DMR V8 and will be putting my regular pedals on for my next ride. But at this price point I would expect everyone to have a preferred pedal and not be relying on the stock pedals from the shop.
You can tell why the more expensive version won trail bike of the year in 2012. If you can get one I would recommend it to any rider.
I’m really excited about my riding again and itching to get back on the trails.
Overall a fab bike!
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Review 2 for Norco Sight 3 SE 2013 Mountain Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
MrCocky
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Manchester - Chill Factore

Love my Norco Sight 3 SE

PostedAugust 31, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great, fit like a glove
What a bike... Once I'd set my suspension to my weight with the right sag all I've got to do is set my rebound, this means many hours on the trails.... Oh what a pity!!! Can't get enough of it, it rides really well on the flat trails as well with the use of the lock outs front and rear, just need to buy a seat dropper now.
Not much more I can say only I though i was Trek through and through but now with the spec you get for the money, my heart is one with Norco...
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Review 3 for Norco Sight 3 SE 2013 Mountain Bike
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
MCeeee
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Edinburgh

Good All Rounder

PostedJune 4, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great
On the bike for few weeks now.
I agree with all the positive things that have been said above, have no issues with the brakes and the seatpost can be tightened with the Alan key so it's not a problem, looking for Adjustable Seatpost in the future anyway ;)
Brilliant FS bike don't think I will ever go riding the hard tail again.
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Review 4 for Norco Sight 3 SE 2013 Mountain Bike
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
ScobigT
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Edinburgh

Excellent All Rounder

PostedJune 2, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
Had this bike for a week now and it has been a joy, it climbs great and descends extremely well...
had it down Glentress today and I rode up and down much faster than I used to on my Kona Coilar, this bike just felt more planted, more stable and far more agile.
Make use of the "Climb" setting on the uphills (bike felt like a hardtail) and switch it to "Trail" for the descends....it was only on the last red run at GT that i switched it to "Descend" and I had to grab the anchors a few times to stop me going straight on at the corners because of the speed I was able to carry :D
2 downsides to this bike IMO ...the brakes (Elixir 1's) whilst powerful enough will have you faffing around with the brake mounts to try eliminate brake drag...(there is no pad contact adjustment)
also the seat tube clamp is a bit bewildering......it just moves around on the seat tube, with the seat post removed the clamp can just be slid off with very little force and removed from the bike.....this is unusual right? normally they don't just slide off like that? or move around the seat tube while you try to clamp it?
With those 2 things put aside the bike is excellent overall :D
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