FIRST LOOK: NORCO BIKES NEW SIGHT VLT
Norco Sight VLT
By Norco Bikes
Designed and proven in the backwoods of BC, each of the 10 new VLT E-MTBs can be purchased with one of three battery options – 540Wh,720Wh and 900Wh – so riders can choose how much more they want of everything they love about mountain biking.
The totally redesigned lineup includes Range, Sight and Fluid VLT models, features the Ride AlignedTM Design System, Shimano STEPS EP8 drive units, a choice of frame materials and the ability to remove batteries for on and off bike charging and easy swaps. “We’ve learned so much about what makes a great-riding electric mountain bike since starting this project.
To keep innovating in the E-MTB space, we really wanted to offer riders something extra with these new bikes,” said Jim Jamieson, E-MTB Product Manager. In addition to the ride quality and E-specific spec that has set previous generations apart, the key to evolving the VLT lineup was in offering riders unique features and genuine choice.
GEN 3 VLT E-MTBS FEATURE:
Choice of 3 Platforms & Intended Uses
+ Range VLT Big Mountain & Enduro
+ Sight VLT All-Mountain
+ Fluid VLT Trail
Choice of Materials – Carbon and Aluminum Range and Sight VLT’s and Aluminum Fluid VLT. Choice of Battery Capacity – 540Wh, 720Wh or industry-leading 900Wh. Sold separately.
THESE OPTIONS GIVE RIDERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE FROM 30 DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS, ALL FEATURING:
Easily-Removable Battery – Quick, easy removal of proprietary batteries for on and off bike charging, packing a spare, or custom selection for whatever ride you have planned.
Shimano EP8 Drive System – Shimano’s latest lightweight, customizable E-MTB drive system with near-silent operation and 85Nm of torque spec’d throughout the line.
E-Optimized Components – E-certified forks, and carefully selected components feature powerful 4-piston brakes and robust 29” wheels. Grippy tires with supportive sidewalls are custom selected for each bike’s intended use.
Ride AlignedTM – The new VLT E-MTBs are designed with Norco’s exclusive Ride AlignedTM Design System to create their rider-first geometry and precision suspension kinematics.
Custom-fit and tuning with the Ride AlignedTM Setup Guide provides unparalleled, personalized performance from day one.
The new VLT Electric Mountain Bikes and batteries will be arriving at select Norco dealers across Canada by the end of July, and around the world later in the fall of 2021.
Founded in 1964, Norco Bicycles’ Dirt First philosophy ensures that every Norco bike is inspired by British Columbia’s supernatural landscape and is created by putting everything they have into building the best bikes for the riding they love.