The Norco Sight VLT A1 29 is an electric all-mountain full suspension bike that builds upon the legacy of the 2019 model which was named 2019 e-MTB of the year. The highlight of the Sight VLT is Norco’s Ride Aligned™ Design System that gives you the same performance and handling as the regular Norco Sight. This feeling really comes through when you ride this bike as it doesn’t feel like an e-bike, it is snappy in responsive in a way that allows you to perform at your best and ride like a pro, just with some electronic assistance as you climb. The re-engineered geometry is built to hit corners at top speed and send it like a true mountain bike should. The aluminium frame offers similar stiffness and performance characteristics as the high-end carbon model, just with a little extra weight. Pair that with the RockShox Yari RC Fork with 160mm travel and the RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ Rear Shock and you have an incredibly capable e-mtb, ready for any terrain.
Just because you get an authentic riding experience it doesn’t mean this e-bike isn’t packed full of power. Norco optimised the Shimano STePS E8000 drive unit and in-tube battery so that you get plenty of torque and an efficient ride, with the option to increase range by up to 70% with the range extender (sold separately). The E-MTB specific components are what gives this bike its character and flair, loaded with e-bike rated freehub mechanisms and dynamic DT Swiss Alpine spokes for strength and durability.
The Sight VLT rolls on 29 inch Maxxis Minion DH tyres for excellent descending capabilities and all-round versatility. This bike has increased tyre clearance which allows for a steeper seat tube and longer travel. Norco really wants you to ride with freedom and the 34.9mm post and lower top tube gives you a lot more room to move while you’re descending. All of this power, versatility and easy speed means you’ll need equally brilliant braking power to match, and the Shimano MT520 4 piston Hydraulic Disc brakes give you incredible stopping power so you really can shred. The Norco Sight VLT 29 is the next progression of the e-mtb that delivers on every front, ride fast, long and aggressive without the huff and puff.
Ride Aligned: The 2020 Sight VLT 29 uses Norco’s Ride Aligned™ design system which matches each individual bike to the human who rides it, creating a customised platform that is both stable and balanced, allowing the rider to push harder. Using individual rider metrics, precise suspension kinematics, and proprietary app technology, you’ll align with your ride experience like never before. Stop trying to squeeze into the same old frame of reference. Find your own angle.
29 Inch Wheels: Riders have been raving about 29-inch wheels for years, and we found the best combination of strength and performance for the wheels on each Sight VLT 29 to withstand everything electric mountain biking can dish out. They roll over obstacles easier, and maintain momentum through rough terrain. We also wrapped them in Maxxis re-enforced Double Down tires to give you all the support and durability you need on every ride.
Shimano STePS: Designed to withstand the extreme demands of e-mountain biking, the best-in-class Shimano STEPS E8000 and E7000 drive units will extend your ride and give you the push you need to get through the tough stuff. The E7000 switch-unit and display on all models give you all the information you need, and take up less space on your bars.
Ride Longer: The Sight VLT’s in-tube battery provides more range than most other e-MTB’s thanks to Norco’s unique power management system and the highly-efficient Shimano motor. And, when you add the additional capacity of the optional 360Wh range extender battery (sold separately), you’ll ride further than you ever thought an e-MTB could. Without the range extender, every size Sight VLT 29 can carry a full-sized water bottle.
E-MTB Specific Components: Each Sight VLT 29 comes equipped with components selected specifically for the demands of e-MTB. The e-spec suspension forks, e-rated freehub mechanisms, robust DT Swiss Alpine rear spokes and 1-click shifters on SRAM-equipped models help maximise strength and durability under power.
Increased Clearance: Two-piece bridgeless seatstays increase tire clearance and facilitate a steeper seat tube design, permitting longer-travel, size-specific dropper posts. The 34.9mm post, combined with the lower top tube make it easier for riders to move around and to get seats right out of the way on steep descents without sacrificing stiffness or strength when fully extended.