The e-bike debate is one that will go on till the end of time. Some cyclist have an absolute hatred towards them while others see their potential. I myself was hesitant for several reasons… is this really cycling at this point? Will I ever want to ride my normal bike again? For me cycling has always been about having fun, I want to ride as long as my legs allow or until the sun sets. The thought of a motor helping to extend my rides has always been something that has intrigued me, after all it is rumored that many of the top pros are now training on e-bikes. While this bike was already sold, the rider was more than willing to let me give it a go. Climbing my first hill gave way to a new feeling I would’ve never imagined could come from being on a bicycle, I literally flew up a hill with little effort. I couldn’t stop laughing and hardly believed I got to the top that fast! I would guess that even the haters would have a similar reaction after they rode one. E-bikes can also give access to the sport of mountain biking to those who may not be able to experience it due to age or health issues. I could now see myself having one someday in the future.
Norco took all of the aggressive all-mountain qualities you love about the standard Sight and wrapped them into a seamless, extremely capable electric-assist package. The best-in-class Shimano STEPS E8000 drive unit and 630Wh integrated battery give you the necessary boost to power up the steepest climbs, while modern geometry and optimized suspension kinematics allow you to charge down the rowdiest descents – again and again. There are several different modes/speeds to match your riding preferences and extend battery life. Several publications have chosen the Sight as THE e-bike to get thanks to it still being playful enough to acutally feel like a mountain bike. Get with us if you’re ready to discover a new way to ride with the Sight VLT!