Norco Sight VLT A2 720 Wh Review

  • 6599 €
  • Aluminium
  • Shimano EP8
  • 160 mm
  • 720 WH
  • 150 mm
  • 2024
  • 29"
It's beefy, it's long, it feels a bit raw. Actually, you'd almost need to throw a flannel shirt over the Sight VLT A2 to highlight its Canadian roots even more.
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In the automotive and motorcycle world, Japan has always had a reputation for being a breeding ground for excellent engines. Shimano is doing its utmost to live up to this reputation in the e-bike world with the EP8 engine. The Shimano motor takes away the fear of even the steepest ramps. The combination of a well-rounded riding feeling and a gentle power delivery characterises the Shimano EP8. Whoever enjoys longer tours will be pleased with the good range.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Sight VLT A2 720 Wh in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (7000) .

Solid endurance qualities are shown by the chassis of medium quality. The mid-range brakes from Shimano do their job but could be a bit firmer. The power of the four pistons setup is only average. The average shifting components and accessories leave some tuning potential open. For most e-bikers, this should be an acceptable point. The flat head tube angle and long wheelbase provide riding stability due to the 64° angle. The bottom bracket is high, which costs handling points. This tends to make the rider stand on the bike. On other EMTBs it feels better integrated. Too steep and technical uphills are less the comfort zone of the Sight VLT A2. On bikes with a steeper seat angle and longer chainstays, it is much more relaxed to climb in demanding terrain.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 6599 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Norco Sight VLT A2 720 Wh

The Sight VLT A2 is a great climber. With a good motor, a good geometry and a good range, long tours in the on insanely technical trails are enjoyable. However, there is also a bitter pill to swallow with an average groupset. Norco gives a warranty of 5 years on the bike.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Norco Sight VLT A2 720 Wh Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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S
M
L
XL
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
29
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Stack
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-
616
625
634
643
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Reach
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-
425
455
485
515
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Top Tube Length
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567
596
624
652
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Seat Tube Length
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395
415
440
455
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Seat Tube Angle
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77
77,3
77,7
78
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Head Tube Length
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100
110
120
130
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Head Tube Angle
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64
64
64
64
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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25
25
25
25
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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350
350
350
350
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Chainstay Length
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-
462
462
462
462
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Wheelbase
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1224
1258
1292
1327
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Standover Height
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700
703
720
731
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  • Motor Shimano EP8
  • Display SC-EM800
  • Battery 720
  • Frame Aluminum, 150mm Travel, UDH, Hangerless Interface Compatible, Ride Aligned™
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork RockShox 35 Gold, 160mm Travel, 44mm Offset, 1.8 Tapered, E-Rated
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, RT DebonAir 2, MegNeg Air Can, Custom Tune, 210x55mm
  • Gearrange 510%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever Shimano Deore SL-M6100-R
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore RD-M6100
  • Crank Shimano, 34T, Narrow Wide, 165mm
  • Cassette Shimano Deore CS-M6100-12, 10-51T, 12 Speed
  • Chain Shimano Deore CN-M6100
  • Brake Set Shimano BR MT420, 4 Piston, Metallic Pads
  • Brake Rotors 203/203
  • Rims Stan's Flow D, 32H, 29"
  • Front Hub Shimano HB-MT410, 15x110mm Boost, Center Lock
  • Rear Hub Shimano FH-MT510, 12x148mm Boost, Micro Spline, Center Lock
  • Tires Front Maxxis Assegai 2.5" 3C MaxxGrip/DD/TR/WT
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Disector 2.4" WT 3C MaxxTerra/DD/TR
  • Saddle WTB Volt 250 Sport
  • Seat Post TranzX YS105 Dropper, 34.9mm, 125mm (S), 150mm (M), 170mm (L), 200mm (XL)
  • Stem Alloy 40mm Length, 35mm Clamp
  • Handle Bar Butted 6061 Alloy, 800mm, 25mm Rise
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set FSA No.55R Sealed Bearing
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